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#3678 - 03/15/11 05:32 PM Re: What did you build lately? [Re: Maurice]
Andrew Offline
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Registered: 05/18/10
Posts: 123
Loc: Merrickville, Ontario
Originally Posted By: Maurice
take the dough hook back off, and clean all the old hardened oils off the shaft and the dough hook. pm or email me and I can tell you my qualifications for saying this. :-)


That's exactly what I did this morning to the dough hook. First boiled it in soapy water for a few hours on the wood stove. Scrubbed & scraped after that. Used my 1" spiral reamer (bought for building the backhoe) to clean up the smaller bore. Now it slides on and off with two fingers. Hope it stays that way.

The shaft got cleaned up with a wire brush yesterday.

cheers,
Andrew

PS. Gonna take you up on the PM offer too smile
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#4106 - 04/22/11 01:33 PM Re: What did you build lately? [Re: Maurice]
neojunk Offline
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Registered: 02/16/10
Posts: 35
Built a better QA fork frame for some real forks. 36" forks shown. Still have to cut the notches in the top rail and finish paint. The frame I made earlier in this thread will be repurposed as a grapple (someday). I will share my drawings (in Sketchup) if anyone wants them.



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#4220 - 05/01/11 06:24 PM Re: What did you build lately? [Re: tom]
Andrew Offline
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Registered: 05/18/10
Posts: 123
Loc: Merrickville, Ontario
Got a start on some long overdue fork extensions today. Realized that a "redi-rack" crosser that I have that doesn't fit any of the uprights I have was the perfect size to slip over my forks. I made them 43" long. Still need to weld on proper tips to the front and some brackets on the back end to take a pin to keep them on. The good news is that they worked just fine to unload this deck oven I just got. And it's **HEAVY** ... 2000psi showing on the loader, double that of a 4x5 hay bale. So likely a good bit over 1000#. Wish I'd had the inspiration to use this bit of inventory for this a few years ago.

cheers,
Andrew


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Description: Unloading a Moffat deck oven with my new fork extensions.


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#4222 - 05/01/11 06:54 PM Re: What did you build lately? [Re: Andrew]
terry Offline
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Loc: Landrum,SC ****
HEY! You could heat treat aluminum in those things! Might make your bread taste funny though! Always seems to be the way.....boot yourself in the backside for not thinking of something sooner!
T
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#4249 - 05/02/11 09:58 PM Re: What did you build lately? [Re: terry]
swat253 Offline
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Registered: 12/05/10
Posts: 16
Loc: Rockwall, Texas
Nice build, neo! I'm going to re-fab my logsplitter wedge soon and I will be using the tapered blade of a scrapped fork for the cutting edge.
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#4276 - 05/05/11 06:20 PM Re: What did you build lately? [Re: FabberMcGee]
tom Offline
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Registered: 02/14/10
Posts: 1747
Loc: kodiak alaska *****
my tie down on my truck broke so I built a cleat to take it's place. if it works good I have 5 more to build.


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#4278 - 05/06/11 11:04 AM Re: What did you build lately? [Re: neojunk]
bunkclimber Offline
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Registered: 02/14/10
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Loc: Maryland *****
Originally Posted By: neojunk
Built a better QA fork frame for some real forks.


Once you get a set of forks working for you,there's no going back.The single most handy tool for me.
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#4432 - 05/28/11 04:27 AM Re: What did you build lately? [Re: bunkclimber]
Bill Berry Offline
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Registered: 02/24/10
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Loc: nova scotia canada
tom, it's sooo handy to have cleats on a truck. sure easier then tieing off each time
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#4436 - 05/28/11 09:48 AM Re: What did you build lately? [Re: Bill Berry]
tom Offline
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yep I used it the other day, now my to do list just got bigger.
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#4470 - 06/04/11 11:50 PM Re: What did you build lately? [Re: tom]
Bmac Offline
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Registered: 06/04/11
Posts: 10
Loc: Central,KS
My last big completed project was finishing this overhead truck loading station,with the ability to auto batch via the web from big storage tanks. The plumbing is mostly fused poly pipe,with a lil stainless mixed in.







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#4471 - 06/05/11 05:12 AM Re: What did you build lately? [Re: Bmac]
mdlawnguy Offline
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Loc: maryland *****
ok what type of batch mix are you loading?
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#4475 - 06/05/11 07:29 AM Re: What did you build lately? [Re: mdlawnguy]
Bmac Offline
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Registered: 06/04/11
Posts: 10
Loc: Central,KS
Ah sorry, that'd be liquid fertilizer blends. We have trucks that tender the rigs in the field. At times our batch plant can get buried in trucks waiting. This place is our storage facility,which can now take some of the loads during the busy seasons. Plus a lot of farmers are getting their own spray rigs,and are hauling wholesale fertilizer in their own tankers. I've seen 20-30 semi-loads a day loading or unloading on this pad since I finished.
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#4478 - 06/05/11 11:34 AM Re: What did you build lately? [Re: Bmac]
terry Offline
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Loc: Landrum,SC ****
I thought those politicians at the capitol spread enough fertilizer for all of to use! Nice job, it's always fun to see something you build being used!
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#4483 - 06/05/11 03:27 PM Re: What did you build lately? [Re: terry]
Ibby Offline
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Registered: 12/05/10
Posts: 15
Loc: Waaay Northern NY *****
I've been hitting on two cylinders all winter and mostly out of action. As it gets warmer, my ambition is coming back, but unfortunately 1 of the working cylinders is starting to miss ocassionally. Things will get better, I'm sure.

We had a bit of fianacial windfall this winter. I listened carefully to my wife's plans, then went out and bought a lot of tools. She ain't happy, but that's nothing new. I got a Lincoln 180 mig, 60amp plasma cutter, end mills, hold downs and other parts for my verticle mill, and lotsa blades, bits and parts for projects. (Still haven't found a "just right" size lathe. Turned down a HUGE 13' lathe, and another tiny benchtop, but nothing in the right size/price range to be found)

Right now, the garage/workshop is so cluttered with tools/parts that nothing can be done there. IF the rain stays gone, I might get some things done outdoors to free up some room indoors.

I never used a mig or plasma cutter, so it'll be quite an experience. Everyone tells me it's pretty easy to learn and I wouldn't live without them after, but time will tell. Rod size, type and amperage settings are so ingrained for my old stick welders that I think it might foul me up.
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#4485 - 06/05/11 06:45 PM Re: What did you build lately? [Re: Ibby]
Bmac Offline
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Posts: 10
Loc: Central,KS
Go ahead and pick up a good paint gun while your at it. Then tell the wife that once your all setup you'll build her a frontload washer and dryer set,just like those pretty red ones at Sears!

I still prefer the torch and stick,but the mig and plasz have their place in a shop. You'll cuss them both before you love them. Have fun setting up shop!
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#4489 - 06/05/11 11:12 PM Re: What did you build lately? [Re: Bmac]
tom Offline
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Registered: 02/14/10
Posts: 1747
Loc: kodiak alaska *****
libby I have two lathes a 12" and an old 19". I use the 19" most of the time so big isn't all that bad.
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#4490 - 06/06/11 09:20 AM Re: What did you build lately? [Re: tom]
terry Offline
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Loc: Landrum,SC ****
Those big old lathes are usually pretty good machines because everyone wanted to use the smaller ones. In our shop only a couple of us used the 32"swing 240" between centers Pond we had. Unless it was in a production shop the old things will be in pretty good shape. The real problem is with the RPM output of the spindle, for turning small stuff it can be a pain. My 17"X 96" American will slow you to death, but it is really getting a workout making the adapters and shafts for putting the hydraulic pump on UGLY. The old beast really needs some rebuilding but I can't quit using it long enough. Most of the time I only use about 36" of that 8 foot bed, but have stretched it out more than a few times. At least get a four jaw chuck, a three jaw is just faster and easier to set up. Mine the 4 jaw won't come off so it has a 3 jaw chucked in it. there's another subject...the bigger the lathe the heavier the attachments and chucks are. With all my ailments that 12" three jaw is almost impossible for me to lift off and in reality I shouldn't. You need room around a big lathe for big work so keep that in mind. Mine can be a bear to get stuff to. The bottom line is to think of what you will probably be using it for and size from there. I really wanted a smaller lathe but the "you haul it you can have it" price was too tempting.
One of my next projects is a small jib crane over the headstock of that lathe.
Good luck!
T
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#4491 - 06/06/11 04:45 PM Re: What did you build lately? [Re: terry]
Jeff Hulbert Offline
New in town
Registered: 09/01/10
Posts: 21
Loc: lower michigan
Originally Posted By: terry
Those big old lathes are usually pretty good machines because everyone wanted to use the smaller ones. T


I agree Terry. We have a 20" Lodge and Shipley that gets used very little. I really like it. It has been rebuilt once that I know of. It was an Air Force surplus buy I believe WW2 vintage.

Jeff
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#4492 - 06/07/11 02:33 PM Re: What did you build lately? [Re: tom]
bunkclimber Offline
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Registered: 02/14/10
Posts: 1101
Loc: Maryland *****
just completed a reconditioning of a 60KW diesel genset,rebuilt injection pump,fuel pumps and all filters,fluids,batteries,cables,etc..the old school unit was pretty loud so I built a exhaust/radiator exhaust duct
(from scrap,of course)to reroute the noise upwards away from you,turned out pretty good.Thermal blankets on the exhaust manifold,turbo wrap and exhaust pipe/secondary muffler to reduce radiated heat and noise.The generator is an Allis Chalmers 3500(150hp+)turbo 6cyl..has a small muffler inside the engine compartment but it was really loud..so I made a secondary muffler from a acetylene tank which was 12"diameter and 36"L..3/16"wall thickness.It's installed inside the duct,the muffler is blanketed and the duct is lined with hushfoam.Kept the internal ports of the secondary muffler all 5"diameter to reduce backpressure..sandblasted overall and went to do the overall paint(water base acrylic)and found my paint gun was inop..used the Wagner powerpainter instead..worked great..loadbanked at 75KW(shopbuilt of course)and all was happy..I'm ready to rest a bit now before the nxt job...



Edited by bunkclimber (06/07/11 02:46 PM)
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#4493 - 06/07/11 04:25 PM Re: What did you build lately? [Re: bunkclimber]
mdlawnguy Offline
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Registered: 03/07/10
Posts: 878
Loc: maryland *****
looks good guess you will be ready if the power goes out...
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