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Re: Daily Fabrication Thread
« Reply #340 on: November 26, 2018, 06:00:29 PM »
As milwaukee 18v tools replaced all the ryobi junk i owned, the batteries and chargers just sat there.  Ofcoarse all the pistol grip flashlights had died early on and were just collecting dust also.  So i tossed the broken bulbs, bolted on a thick aluminum plate with wires coming out the front and then heat pasted various flat LED wafers to them from ebay leftover from interior light projects or whatever.  Id just wrap clear tape over the lights to hold them onto the aluminum plate.  

They will work from like 9v to 18 or so and you could get half a night of run time from a good battery.  I had a few of these and most were a real wide flood pattern great for putting around the jobsite.  I misplaced a whole duffle bag of these in the move unfortunately.  Would be a tremendous help now that all my repair work is outdoors.

I put a chicom lightbar on the bobcat and use that for mobile light.  My A frame ladder is about garbage, and i think when i get another thatll be turned into the mobile light tree.  
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Re: Daily Fabrication Thread
« Reply #341 on: November 26, 2018, 07:04:19 PM »
   Well in the spirit of full disclosure..... nights seem really black this time of year and I do have an excellent head lamp.  Secondly I have to take the battery out of the lawnmower or it will freeze. It actually takes a good 12v charge and is easy to store and handle.  Three lights in the bag with the battery.  A yellow flashing strobe. a work light and a corker of a headlight I can use while running the log loader.  I know....I know those voices in yer head are not real....but sometimes they come up with a "bright Idea"... :D
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Dave is that an adze on the window sill  ?
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Re: Daily Fabrication Thread
« Reply #342 on: December 02, 2018, 06:27:57 PM »
    That is a nice looking shop Dave, I also notice you live in a place called "Alford"...that cant be good..  :-\

    Been gathering stuff for a small project. Wanted a work station that I could move around and take outside. Just the basics anvil vise hammer and tape...As you can tell a tape is optional  :laugh:   Went with the wheel barrow ...removable handles.  Harder to lose stuff when its welded to something bigger.


 




   Had quite a blow this week  lost power for a bit, had to upgrade my mini stove.



 

 Had one lady out crushing coffee beans on her deck with a meat tenderizer. said she could start the day without power but there was no WAY she would start it without a cup of couffeee  :D

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Re: Daily Fabrication Thread
« Reply #343 on: December 03, 2018, 08:17:22 PM »
Stephen what's the anvil for? Are you shoeing "ol doll" :D. Love the moveable cart, I'd build one if I had more room :o

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Re: Daily Fabrication Thread
« Reply #344 on: December 06, 2018, 07:21:13 AM »
  You can use an anvil for what ever you like, they are fairly resilient . It was welded on the tailgate of my truck  for quite awhile. The odd thing was I never saw anyone in the rear view mirror.   It belonged to my father , his instructions were...try not to bend it. :D

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Re: Daily Fabrication Thread
« Reply #345 on: December 06, 2018, 09:07:20 AM »
 :D
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Re: Daily Fabrication Thread
« Reply #346 on: December 06, 2018, 10:29:15 AM »
Shack life. 








 I think you can guess where this is going..
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Re: Daily Fabrication Thread
« Reply #347 on: December 06, 2018, 10:37:23 AM »
thought it was turning into a door and you needed a place for your head :)

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Re: Daily Fabrication Thread
« Reply #348 on: December 06, 2018, 11:06:45 AM »
Not too far off.. I hit my head atleast once a week. 

The builder of said shack created the wackiest homemade, ill fitting, crooked, leaking concrete firehazard of a thimble ever.  now that the wifes little craft shop is in there it needed a real stove.  No way i could make it work with that thing.   

I still have to reframe, insulate and put the exterior back together but it worked.  Place went from 36 to 82 yesterday.  Knock that gripe off the honeydo list. 
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Re: Daily Fabrication Thread
« Reply #349 on: January 20, 2019, 04:47:29 PM »
Wood splitter engine swap.

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I mentioned this project in the "Daily Carnage" thread, and since it took a little fabrication to get it going again, I thought I'd show in this thread what it took to do this repair.

The original engine and the replacement are both 190cc Briggs, however, on the pressure washer engine the fuel tank is on the opposite side, and it has a no - prime starting carb. Having sat for a year the fuel had gone bad, and the tank had to be drained out, as well as the carb bowl. After that I had to blow out the fuel hose, and carb inlet, with the air compressor. Even then, it took lots of carb cleaner, and sputtering, to finally get it running smooth.

The other issue was the pto crank on the replacement engine was about 1.5" too short. I was able to cut a section off the original pto crank, and weld the two together. Luckily, both engines pto cranks had been drilled and tapped at the factory (for lawnmower blade mounting). This made it easy to connect and align the two crank sections with a cut off lawnmower bolt, and then weld them together. The original castle nut shaped coupler then went on, to drive the hydraulic pump.


One other fabrication I had done previous was to change the factory ball hitch, to a link pin. That way I pull the splitter around the woods with my tractor, and unhitch just by lowering the drawbar. I also replaced the kick-stand with a pivot wheel, to make it easier to unhitch and move by hand.
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Re: Daily Fabrication Thread
« Reply #350 on: January 20, 2019, 05:28:01 PM »
Like that wheel you put on. Good idea.
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« Reply #351 on: January 20, 2019, 05:50:42 PM »
I like both the wheel and hitch
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Re: Daily Fabrication Thread
« Reply #352 on: January 20, 2019, 07:54:16 PM »
Agreed
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Re: Daily Fabrication Thread
« Reply #353 on: January 20, 2019, 09:10:54 PM »
Thanks guys. The wheel is also handy when loading the splitter into my ramp gate trailer. I can hook to the pin hitch, pull with the winch, and it drives itself on.
Under bark there's boards and beams, somewhere in between.
Cuttin' while its green, through a steady sawdust stream.
I'm chasing the sawdust dream.

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