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Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-29-2008, 01:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,160
Posted By RegionalChaos
Oh, I bet you found plenty! Nice snag on the...

Oh, I bet you found plenty!

Nice snag on the old blower though. I'd love to find something like that in a trash heap. :)
Forum: Fabrication 07-19-2008, 12:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,562
Posted By RegionalChaos
I was able to work on it tonight, and it seems to...

I was able to work on it tonight, and it seems to be filling OK now. I used some 1/4" round rod to mount and re-enforce the filler line. Also, when I went to inspect the vents, I found that the...
Forum: Machining 07-18-2008, 05:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 20,990
Posted By RegionalChaos
A blacksmith friend of mine has one, a big one. ...

A blacksmith friend of mine has one, a big one. Maybe a 9x16, I'm unsure. It seems real nice though, as he never lets anyone else use it :D
Forum: Fabrication 07-18-2008, 12:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,562
Posted By RegionalChaos
Greywynd thanks for the info. I found a few site...

Greywynd thanks for the info. I found a few site that describe the vents and doing vent mods. I don't feel I need to do vent mods, but those sites had good pictures and explanations as to how the...
Forum: Fabrication 07-17-2008, 09:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,562
Posted By RegionalChaos
Greywynd, Thanks for the info about the tube in a...

Greywynd, Thanks for the info about the tube in a tube. I wondered about that last night. I noticed I thought I felt an inner tube when I squeezed the main hose. How does the vent work? I don't...
Forum: Fabrication 07-16-2008, 11:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,562
Posted By RegionalChaos
Diesel Fuel Fill Line / Gas Cap Mounting Mod on Truck

Howdy folks,

Got a question for ya. I recently purchased a diesel rig. Its an older f350 dually with a box on the back. The box was swapped on by the company that sold it to me, since they had...
Forum: Fabrication 04-29-2008, 12:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 10,096
Posted By RegionalChaos
I haven't built a gas forge, though I have worked...

I haven't built a gas forge, though I have worked in many of them. I'm a big fan of a side-blast coal/coke forge. However, I'm sure I will build a gas forge soon (probably sooner, now that recently...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 03-02-2008, 09:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,384
Posted By RegionalChaos
Sounds like good advice, thanks much!

Sounds like good advice, thanks much!
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 03-02-2008, 09:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,384
Posted By RegionalChaos
Yea, It sort of seemed like it had a lack of get...

Yea, It sort of seemed like it had a lack of get up and go power when I drove it, but I think I probably should have let it warm up longer, but then I also don't know what to expect from a diesel..
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 03-02-2008, 09:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,384
Posted By RegionalChaos
Thanks for the info. I think it is a...

Thanks for the info.

I think it is a cummins, but now I'm not sure. I'm trying to find specs online. It is a dually. Which also seems like it might be a little more difficult for maintenance..
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 03-02-2008, 08:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,384
Posted By RegionalChaos
Ford Econoline Box Van, Diesel

Howdy folks,

I've been wanting to get an older box van for a while. Mainly to be used for hauling steel or tools, camping trips, and helping the occasional friend that wants to move some...
Forum: Fabrication 01-26-2008, 02:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,328
Posted By RegionalChaos
The 1 1 8 is an English hundred weight. The is...

The 1 1 8 is an English hundred weight. The is info on how to decipher it here: http://www.anvilfire.com/FAQs/anvil-6.htm

Basically the weight is the first digit times 112, plus the second...
Forum: Fabrication 01-25-2008, 07:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,328
Posted By RegionalChaos
Be careful how much metal you remove from the...

Be careful how much metal you remove from the face of the anvil. The steel plates that were welded on weren't always all that thick. It'd be a shame to grind or mill the hard surface away. ...
Forum: Machining 01-24-2008, 04:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,822
Posted By RegionalChaos
Hah, I was thinking the same thing...

Hah, I was thinking the same thing...
Forum: Fabrication 01-23-2008, 01:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 15,657
Posted By RegionalChaos
The soot sounds good. Also, when heating...

The soot sounds good. Also, when heating aluminum you can use a small piece of kindling to give you a good indication that it is hot enough. Every few seconds during heating, try wiping the wood...
Forum: Shop & Safety 01-18-2008, 07:32 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 20,598
Posted By RegionalChaos
Me too. Storage is storage and workspace is...

Me too. Storage is storage and workspace is workspace, regardless of how pretty it is :P
Forum: Fabrication 01-17-2008, 01:47 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 54,581
Posted By RegionalChaos
There is a fun read here...

There is a fun read here (http://www.metalwebnews.com/howto/anvil1/anvil2.html), about making your own anvil. Don't think I'd want to do it, but its a fun read none the less.
Forum: Welding 01-16-2008, 01:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,026
Posted By RegionalChaos
The description of a stople reminds me of a...

The description of a stople reminds me of a bottle capper for wine or beer bottles.
Forum: Machining 01-16-2008, 01:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,389
Posted By RegionalChaos
I recently cut a 25mm cold roll square bar in...

I recently cut a 25mm cold roll square bar in mine. It seemed to use up about half the life of my saw blade. Admittedly the blade was a bi-metal blade from HF. Are these blades just low quality? ...
Forum: Fabrication 01-16-2008, 01:04 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 54,581
Posted By RegionalChaos
Some people will advocate getting a cheapy HF...

Some people will advocate getting a cheapy HF anvil instead of using rail. They feel that the rail does not provide enough mass to move metal. I guess it would depend on how thick of metal you are...
Forum: Fabrication 01-16-2008, 01:02 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 54,581
Posted By RegionalChaos
Oh, I'd imagine the rail is just fine. Some...

Oh, I'd imagine the rail is just fine. Some people choose to put rail end up in a bucket of cement, and work on it that way if it flat enough. Just about any big hunk of metal can make an OK anvil...
Forum: Shop & Safety 01-11-2008, 03:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 43,479
Posted By RegionalChaos
It had been a few months since I checked this. ...

It had been a few months since I checked this. Found out someone moved in 2 blocks down the road from me! .21 miles! :mad: Thanks for the heads up Madamx!
Forum: Fabrication 12-14-2007, 11:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,265
Posted By RegionalChaos
I agree with Crithpy, depends how much thermite...

I agree with Crithpy, depends how much thermite is used. The molten iron itself would melt the channel. So that would leave the sand / thermite ratio as the deciding factor. I've seen it done on...
Forum: Machining 12-13-2007, 07:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,228
Posted By RegionalChaos
I just noticed that Grizzly has the Drill Doctor...

I just noticed that Grizzly has the Drill Doctor on sale for the holidays, $49.95.

The professional model is 20$ off as well.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 12-13-2007, 01:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,565
Posted By RegionalChaos
Is it just less work then an arbor press? I've...

Is it just less work then an arbor press? I've done a lot of EMT crimping in an arbor press, and didn't find it to be that big of a hassle.. Does the jack / press save much time and energy?
...
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