A bit of Valentin Yotkov's book draft mentions that Lee of Bonny
Doon was working on an automatic snarling iron. Does anyone know if
it ever came to fruition?
Ah yes…projects not finished. Valentin has periodically reminded me
of this, and I occasionally revisit the boxes of parts where it
Almost all of my design energies of late have been focused on
developing a new hand saw (3"-5"-8") that I will be introducing soon.
I have been going through a lot of changes over the last couple of
years, selling Bonny Doon Engineering to Phil Poirier, moving into
town from Bonny Doon, starting up my new company: Knew Concepts, and
trying to become known as “The Saw Guy”. Check out knewconcepts.com
Now, back to the original question. To get the cost down, I had
planned on using an automotive part called a “starter bendix”. These
are what are defined as a ratcheting clutch, and have all been
replaced with a different way of accomplishing the task. So, I am
back at square one for the moment. Whether I can get the costs down
to a reasonable level is up in the air.
Thanks for reminding me.