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Re: Daily Fabrication Thread
« Reply #860 on: September 14, 2021, 01:23:51 PM »
I thought about reinforcing this one, but its cheap enough that by the time I get it solid enough I can do what I want I would be better off starting fresh.

I also like the idea of a lever style press like shown here lever style press

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« Reply #861 on: September 14, 2021, 01:32:12 PM »
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I know that sound all to well.
The steel will talk to you. It's like in the show about heavy tow trucks pulling out wrecks in the mountains western Canada in winter. The driver new the sound of a tight winch cable under load, and a cable that was ready to break and could get you seriously hurt or worse.
Under bark there's boards and beams, somewhere in between.
Cuttin' while its green, through a steady sawdust stream.
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Re: Daily Fabrication Thread
« Reply #862 on: September 14, 2021, 02:12:25 PM »
Only oppsie I had with a press was pressing a bearing off a pinion gear and when it finally went, ball bearings all over the shop! Always did have a hesitation after that when using a press. Also was the time I was using a ironworker(mild steel punch) and swapped the punch out but not the die, and sent the punch down through the die hole that was now 1/32 too small, forged hardened steel, not good, or exploded and sent a piece into the ceiling of the shop. Would of went right through me like a bullet probably 
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« Reply #863 on: September 14, 2021, 02:32:52 PM »
yup, ball bearing = bullets, hardened steel shattering = shrapnel!!!

Both typically = high probability of death and damage.

I love working with steel :)

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« Reply #864 on: September 14, 2021, 02:47:49 PM »
I was up to no good in the dark at the first machine shop i worked at when all 3 lathe jaws went flying.  One in the wall, one in the ceiling and one past my face.  Maybe 14 yrs old
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« Reply #865 on: September 14, 2021, 03:09:22 PM »
Many years ago when I was in high school, a kid in shop class a year ahead of me tried turning a 3' diameter wood disc on a lathe. He got a tough lesson of how slow rpm can still mean fast feet per minute when spinning large objects. :o
Lets just say when the wood exploded he had many bruises and walked away funny.
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« Reply #866 on: September 14, 2021, 03:41:21 PM »
here is another one of my projects. I had a friend want me to build him a ditching bucket for his 3.5 ton excavator. I needed a way to roll steel to the desired shape. So I made this plateroll.





Found it also works with shapes. Not as nice as plate but still worked well for making some skiis for something.




This was my first bend with it. I ended up using the test piece for the crank



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« Reply #867 on: September 14, 2021, 08:25:02 PM »
Love it!
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« Reply #868 on: September 14, 2021, 10:29:55 PM »
When I bought  an old Bridgeport years ago this was my first project to learn how to use it. I used old scrap laying around. I had to put a sharp bend in a bunch of .06 brackets and this did the job using air logic to run a 12 ton jack. I learned a lot about machining by the time it was done and made good money off the custom brackets I made with it.



I bought a 24 inch one for my 20 ton press and that will only bend about  a foot of 1/4 inch crs or 2 inches of 1/2. Sure takes a lot of force to bend steel.
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« Reply #869 on: September 14, 2021, 11:25:13 PM »
Wow that one takes the cake!
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« Reply #870 on: September 15, 2021, 05:52:01 PM »
well I am just going to go back to my little hillbilly shop and play with my little toys... :)

21 that is pretty sweet. Very nice work as always. I really like the air logic idea. so much better than having to keep pumping.

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« Reply #871 on: September 15, 2021, 06:48:39 PM »
well I am just going to go back to my little hillbilly shop and play with my little toys... :)

21 that is pretty sweet. Very nice work as always. I really like the air logic idea. so much better than having to keep pumping.
Thanks. We have to have something to keep us out of our wives hair ;D. Using the cylinder also let me control the final bend angle very consistently with the pressure regulator. Actually it's not all air logic because the switches reverse the cylinder solenoid. Those jacks really require many pumps and this worked but now there are pneumatic operated jacks that could have saved me a lot of time back then. The dies are removable and I started making others for things like belling out a 1 inch hole but soon lost interest as other projects popped up.

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« Reply #872 on: September 17, 2021, 10:37:29 AM »
When you are working on rusty junk (what's new?) and the wire wheel on angle grinder says "That's it! I've had enough! YOU be the porcupine for a while!"



 

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« Reply #873 on: September 17, 2021, 11:12:27 AM »
i know ive been grinding long enough when my sweatshirt lights on fire at the belly button. 
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« Reply #874 on: September 17, 2021, 11:37:17 AM »
Using a grinder is some of the dirtiest work , that grinder dust gets everywhere, makes me nauseous just thinking about breathing that stuff in, even with a dust mask. Should of used respirator really
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« Reply #875 on: September 17, 2021, 01:49:51 PM »
Moving dump body from one rusty beater to another and trying to eliminate some of the "rusty" and "beater".. A fool's errand at best, which makes me feel right at home  ;D

HK the clean steel dust tastes so much better in the back of your throat after a full day than rust. I am not the safest, bunch of ppe but often don't bother or remember while doing this kind of shop (outside in dirt) work. Ear plugs safety glasses and or face shield about it. Have been trying and sometimes succeeding to at least use a bandana. Some kind of dumb subconscious rebellion after 12hr shifts w/ respirator. At least this old shop jacket doesn't catch fire easy or the job would never get done.

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« Reply #876 on: September 17, 2021, 03:35:49 PM »
Hey just thought Id post a follow up about my dozer.I found a company to reline my brake bands for 300 each (Ceco friction products) and also replaced the fiber discs in the steering clutches for 250 each (from Kent Baugh equipment)Just thought Id let yall know in case somebody wants to know where to get parts for a small komatsu dozer 8)

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« Reply #877 on: September 17, 2021, 04:10:54 PM »
Both local to you?  Or have to send them out?
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« Reply #878 on: September 17, 2021, 04:52:44 PM »
Moving dump body from one rusty beater to another and trying to eliminate some of the "rusty" and "beater".. A fool's errand at best, which makes me feel right at home  ;D

HK the clean steel dust tastes so much better in the back of your throat after a full day than rust. I am not the safest, bunch of ppe but often don't bother or remember while doing this kind of shop (outside in dirt) work. Ear plugs safety glasses and or face shield about it. Have been trying and sometimes succeeding to at least use a bandana. Some kind of dumb subconscious rebellion after 12hr shifts w/ respirator. At least this old shop jacket doesn't catch fire easy or the job would never get done.
For the rusty frames on trucks I use POR15, seriously give it a google, stuff is wicked. Wire brush off the loose stuff and then slap the stuff on with a brush, take a hammer
To it after dry wont chip it. It is not UV stable so thats why I only use it on underbody a etc, you could clear coat though. It actually works best on rusty stuff as it bonds and sticks to it, neutralizes the rust, hence POR- paint on rust. Pricey though.
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« Reply #879 on: September 17, 2021, 07:50:13 PM »
Both local to you?  Or have to send them out?
Shipped brake bands but did clutches myself just ordered new fiber discs as the steel plates where still good.Saved some money as komatsu wanted like 2500 per side and Im done for about 1200 for both


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