Scott Bunn Log

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Monday December 2nd, 2013

Marcin and I built the spool assembly for the Trencher. It is too tall to get out of the garage in one piece so we had to make it removable. We finished hooking up the Hydraulics to the trencher and took it outside to try it out. It was front heavy so the tractor lost all traction on the rear tires. The trencher also didn't quite have enough power to dig, so we put another power cube on the back for additional power and counterbalancing.



Sunday December 1st, 2013

Attended Mennonite church outside of Maysville and was invited to a Lunch with Steve Sommers and Family

Returned home and re-potted Plants for the Hab Lab


Rough Sketched Spool Feeder for Trencher



Saturday November 30th, 2013

Working on Pipe feeder, mounting guard, and coming up with a spool feeder design

Built and installed pipe feeder


Mounted Guard


Friday November 29th, 2013

started fabrication of the Wire feeder. I need some more 1 1/2" bar stock to complete the task, but Sweiger was closed, so I may have to come up with something else.


Fabricated the guard and added some additional side metal for added protection.


Tested the rotation of the Trencher with the tractor. Video on Youtube

Trencher Startup

Thursday November 28th, 2013


Finished modifying mount for first loader arm cylinder. Had to modify a bit to accommodate for hydraulic inlet


Mounted Cylinder

Built second loader arm cylinder mount

mounted second cylinder


extended hydraulic hose and reconnected hoses to cylinders

skyped with family

Wednesday November 27th

Removed small cylinders from tractor and begun mounting and fabricating larger cylinders. This requires modifying the mounting brackets and creating a custom welded bracket.


Additional lighting in the workshop would be helpful in productivity especially after 5:00 in the winter.

Larger cylinders require moving of both front and rear brackets.


Opened spool of PEX piping to see if it unreels. Spool did not unreel. This could be due to the cold temperature, but it seems that we won't need to add the chair on the front of the Trencher unit.


Tuesday November 26th

Spent the morning with Rob Kirk to learn dozuki and to learn more about video editing with adobe premiere

Installed the diagonal threaded rod bracing for the trencher and built the brackets

Went to the post office

Monday November 25th

Got Life Track 6 up and running

Removed Back Hoe attachment

Learned controls on Tractor

Attached Trencher forks to tractor

attached Tractor Forks to Drive units

Installed Teeth on Disk

Installed bonding plates to forks

Went to post office

Filled Truck tire with fix-a-flat product

checked all other tire pressures

Sunday November 24th

Day off

Finished time lapse video from Friday

cut down tree for firewood - brought firewood inside

Helped cover up water line to prevent freezing

Sat Nov 16, 2013

Work log Working to set up Scrum Board

Introduction to Trovebox

Set up Kanban board for organizing projects and tasks that need completed.

Worked with Sam, Chris, Marcin, and Rob to finish the Trencher Design

Went to Town to get the Truck started and brought it back to FeF

Begun Fabrication of the Trencher

Sun Nov 17, 2013

Began layout of the Modular wheel units

Learned the operations of the mill and started milling 3/4" key slots in both of the 3" axels.

Took the evening off to work on Seneca Treehouse Project Updates found at [1]

Monday Nov 18, 2013

Completed fabrication of both modular wheel units for the Trencher

Tuesday November 19, 2013

Assembly and welding of wheel hubs

cleaned welders and replaced liners

Wednesday November 20th, 2013

Leveled Tables to achieve necessary workstation for fabrication of Wheel units to Trencher disk

Fabricated Frame for Trencher

Celebrated my Birthday with OSE crew

Thursday November 21st, 2013

Day off

Used this time to purchase necessary tools and ingredients for smooth shop operation

Friday November 22nd

Installed Wood burning stove with Mike Kelly and Marcin [2]

Saturday November 23rd

Day off

took trash to recycle

went grocery shopping

got some additional necessary tools & materials