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Re: Daily Fabrication Thread
« Reply #20 on: January 30, 2018, 09:41:48 PM »
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Then cheap trick for bearing race removal run a good bead on the inside of the race


Works great on valve seats and dry sleeves too.  Nice stick holster on the trailer.
Thanks Mike, I remember doing it on a set of sleeves in a JD engine a few years back with the dual shield wire learned really quick how hot that stuff burns. The stand was way over due it's not fun folding the heel rack and grapples under the cab having to worry if you're going to drag some cables a long with you.

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Re: Daily Fabrication Thread
« Reply #21 on: January 31, 2018, 04:42:22 AM »
Well Mike I was looking at your trailer and the one puffergas was making and thinking to myself the rear axle that far back is going to put a lot of tongue weight on the ATV, which will take the weight off the front end making it hard to steer. Then I saw your solution in the front rack of the bike :D. Nice build and it's always good to have the kids involved.

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Re: Daily Fabrication Thread
« Reply #22 on: January 31, 2018, 06:30:31 AM »
Mike, you build your own chains!? :o :o

Wow! thats ingenious smiley_thumbsup

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Re: Daily Fabrication Thread
« Reply #23 on: January 31, 2018, 06:46:45 AM »
   Great thread.  Judging from your posts you probably already have something that you use to handle those bigger blocks. If not....back in the " dark times" we used longer wood hooks.  Just a shovel  , the plastic handle helped keep hands warmer. When you stand straight just mark it at your ankle.  Light pipe over wood and then hook in wood.  Use two of them and place hooks in the "ends of the block"  .  Note..these puppies leave a mark. Not so bad if feet are frozen.  :D

 

 
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Re: Daily Fabrication Thread
« Reply #24 on: January 31, 2018, 10:31:53 AM »
Man thats funny, i actually have a snow shovel handle and a scrap of rebar sitting there waiting for me to make one.

on solid ground this is my pickaroon. 


Unfortunately the ground is never solid and it doesnt really go in the woods.  And it DRINKS the gas.   I made the dump cart for lighter footprint work and yes it is a little tongue heavy for the quad with a crummy turn ratio -too much trail length- but thats a short term power unit.



 I have this kubota still up north that actually pulls really well, sips diesel, has great steering brakes and an appropriate wheelbase to match the trailer.  It'll be converted into the TSI machine somewhat like stephens.  The existing spindles on the dumper will become the pivot for walking beams, and ill extend the back more so its a 6 post instead of 4 and the load moves back.  No point in it right now, quad wont pull that much. 

Also, the basket pivot uses ubolts that match the hole spacing of the unistrut welded under it.  can be moved back about a foot in 2 inch increments to adjust tongue weight and tipper effort.  I mostly wanted to test the hoist before bringing it to the job and embarassing myself.   
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Re: Daily Fabrication Thread
« Reply #25 on: January 31, 2018, 10:34:57 AM »
Mike, you build your own chains!? :o :o

Wow! thats ingenious smiley_thumbsup

Trust me, it was a fool's errand, like most things in my life! 
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Re: Daily Fabrication Thread
« Reply #26 on: January 31, 2018, 10:39:06 AM »
A chain connected to each end goes over a farm jack and lifts log up level with the mill and then I can roll it on with a hook..
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Thats a cheap, elegant solution id not considered, i like it. 

Be careful with those farm jacks, always have the handle up when you switch from raise to lower.  I had one knock my head half off years back.
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Re: Daily Fabrication Thread
« Reply #27 on: January 31, 2018, 10:46:58 AM »
Are those rice patty tires on your Kubota?
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Re: Daily Fabrication Thread
« Reply #28 on: January 31, 2018, 03:13:36 PM »
The welder across the lake from me makes rings cold using a heavy pipe the size of the inside of the ring, weld the end of rod (full length) to the pipe then anchor the pipe vertically to something solid, slide some pipe over the rod and walk it around the heavy pipe keeping the pipe over the rod close to the bend (like making a spring) . After you are done winding, cut down the length of the "spring" to release the rings.

The guy that was doing this said he was going to make a electric ring roller so he did not have to wait for someone to stop by to help push.

Also know a bunch of vocational teachers that made their own chains using a large machine lathe to roll the rings on a piece of pipe, they also made their own wood boilers and logging winches.

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Re: Daily Fabrication Thread
« Reply #29 on: January 31, 2018, 04:41:44 PM »
The load is between the axles, so, it can not nose up. The engine sips charcoal gas.  😊

Here is a top view:


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Re: Daily Fabrication Thread
« Reply #30 on: January 31, 2018, 10:49:04 PM »
Are those rice patty tires on your Kubota?

Yes, they dig extremely well.




Dumper worked flawless today, exactly what i needed to get up the hill ontop a muddy wet field.  It cut the number of steps down dramatically from previous technique, doubled production.  Very pleased. 

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Re: Daily Fabrication Thread
« Reply #31 on: February 01, 2018, 07:03:39 AM »
Glad it all works for you Mike.
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Re: Daily Fabrication Thread
« Reply #32 on: February 02, 2018, 10:51:11 PM »
A chain connected to each end goes over a farm jack and lifts log up level with the mill and then I can roll it on with a hook..
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Thats a cheap, elegant solution id not considered, i like it. 

Be careful with those farm jacks, always have the handle up when you switch from raise to lower.  I had one knock my head half off years back.

Thanks Mike.  It works well.  Iím very careful with the jack and watch with each stroke of the handle to be sure each pin goes where itís supposed to.  The good thing is that when I lower it, itís empty.  I can just lift the chain off and lower it by hand.
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Re: Daily Fabrication Thread
« Reply #33 on: February 03, 2018, 08:43:30 PM »
A winch that I made for the tiny skidder. It worked well. Drum had a toggle latch. Further up in the gearing was the dog clutch, sprocket with two pins.





Now it is kind of a cross over machine, half skidder and half forwarder so I want a different winch system.
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Re: Daily Fabrication Thread
« Reply #34 on: February 03, 2018, 09:05:42 PM »
Didnt you have some vids of that machine up at one time.. Maybe on MTF?  Swear ive seen it with the gasifier on front.   

Would love to see more detail on the winch and how the takeoff power is achieved.
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Re: Daily Fabrication Thread
« Reply #35 on: February 03, 2018, 09:13:35 PM »
I made this rig for moving the mill and other trailers at a job where I had nothing with a hitch. 4" channel, a premade receiver blank, and some 1/4" x4" bar stock.



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Re: Daily Fabrication Thread
« Reply #36 on: February 04, 2018, 07:40:31 PM »
Looks like I lost what I posted. Below is the winch on the tiny skidder. Use a centrifugal clutch, chain goes to the dog clutch sprocket and also reverses the direction, from there the chain goes to the transaxle. If the dog clutch is engaged the chain on the other side turns the winch drum. the other drum side also has a sprocket that locks the winch with the toggle latch.





drum at the rear.



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Re: Daily Fabrication Thread
« Reply #37 on: February 04, 2018, 07:46:55 PM »
This is the garden tractor with the gasifier in the front.













Video.

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Re: Daily Fabrication Thread
« Reply #38 on: February 04, 2018, 08:41:20 PM »
Those tire chains look nice! Can you post a picture of your stove for heating the steel? Do you think sitting the steel on a bed of coals in an outdoor furnace would work? Do you tig weld? Do you think it could be practical with an AC stick welder? I don't have a tig yet. Mountain.
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« Reply #39 on: February 04, 2018, 11:24:09 PM »
Wow, took me a few minutes to figure that one out.  Do you have to drop to idle to put the winch in and out of gear?


MountainD-  i used an oxyacetylene rosebud and it consumed a lot of gas.  It was just a hand torch clamped in a little scrap made holder, and a piece of angle iron that each rod layed in and i moved it every few seconds by hand while working the current piece.  Junk id tacked to the table then just knocked off after.

I would suggest hickory coals for a rod heater to save some money.  I do tig weld but that was mig.  No reason why stick cant work i guess. 
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