Thead Carriage Mod - PacBay/Forecast/ALPS

Wiseguy

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Thought I'd share this simple modification I did yesterday to my forecast wrapper. Quite some time ago I upgraded the chuck to the ALPS chuck, and thought that that was the best mod yet...well it sure was but I still needed to upgrade my carriage to a horizontal like style and able to do 4 thread tigers, minimum...so here it is.

I found the jamb bracket at my local Home Depot and the various hardware also. Very simple modification that fit the stock carriage like a glove! That wheel I had installed some time ago and what a difference that made also, no more bumping the carriage off track for whatever reason. I'll let the photos do the talking. Hope this helps someone out.

I sure wish the factory power wrappers like PacBay/Forecast/ALPS came with this style of carriage.

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Great mod!

I'm going to be tinkering in the shop this weekend with this in mind, thanks!
 

Good Wraps Bob

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On both may Batson and PacBay thread carriages I also placed a center wheel to balance the carriage it makes them run smoother.
 

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This one took several prototypes to get the wheels just right wraps front-side or backside

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Started a 4 spool thread carrier...

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cmepen

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Where did you acquire the springs for the tension?
 

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Where did you acquire the springs for the tension?
Mine were from Lowes. and I must say they have a poor selection, I bought 2 springs and made the 4..
Also the use of thrust bearing eliminates the thumb screw from turning, loosening or even tightening, it;s sandwiched between two washers , one fixed to the thumb screw and one against the thread spool... works great.
I will make another carriage for it still working out what material and design
 
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john mc

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Here is a very nice set up using magnets
Think I will try my hand at building one

You Tube
Andy Wolfram
Hit the rewind button to watch the video bottom left corner
 
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What are you mounting it to?
either a piece of aluminum flat or Plastic / starboard type of material.

I like that magnetic one in the video as well... thats very nice...
 

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Very nice Jimmy...world of difference from the stock carriage I bet. Clean looking too
 

Wiseguy

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Glad my post has inspired to modify the standard thread carriage that that come with these wrappers. Liking the magnet idea!
 

john mc

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thank you jimmy for starting the post i am going for the magnets myself well post when i have it built
 
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thank you jimmy for starting the post i am going for the magnets myself well post when i have it built
Where do you think you can get the magnets from ?
 

john mc

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Hope this helps believe these are the ones
I followed Doc,s link these came up.

Doc Posted this a while back

http://www.kjmagnetics.com/proddetail.asp?prod=RX054E here is the link to the ones I think are the best cluck for your buck. If you get them be sure and read the warnings. These beauties can bite.
RX054E


The RX054E is a big and strong ring magnet. It can be tied to a rope and used to drag lakes and streams for metal objects. They can also be bolted to the wall or ceiling to hold tools or other objects.

The epoxy coating makes the magnet much more rust resistant than standard nickel-plating.

This size is also available in grade N52 as part number RX054-N52 and in grade N42 with our standard Nickel plating as part number RX054.
Price ea. Qty
$5.45 1-4
$5.33 5-9
$5.21 10-24
$5.09 25-49
$4.97 50-99
$4.84 100-249
$4.72 250-499
$4.60 500-999
$4.48 1000-2499
$4.36 2500-5000
 
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