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Forum: Fabrication 08-14-2019, 09:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 410
Posted By Dave Lee
Beautiful work, Matt. I think she'll love it. ...

Beautiful work, Matt. I think she'll love it.


Dave
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 08-07-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 552
Posted By Dave Lee
When I started my very informal apprenticeship, I...

When I started my very informal apprenticeship, I looked at the Kennedy boxes because everybody in the shop had them. Just too expensive. I added up the square inches and a 10 drawer Craftsman...
Forum: Shop & Safety 07-27-2019, 11:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,006
Posted By Dave Lee
Congratulations, Jen. Hope everything goes...

Congratulations, Jen. Hope everything goes according to plan.


Dave
Forum: Fabrication 07-27-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 819
Posted By Dave Lee
Oh, I could have had some fun with that as a kid....

Oh, I could have had some fun with that as a kid. However, I could hear my Dad say once again, "Boy, you work twice as hard to give your a$$ a ride!":rolleyes:


Dave
Forum: Machining 07-26-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 24,456
Posted By Dave Lee
I read through this whole thread again and think...

I read through this whole thread again and think it's worth trying, maybe this winter.

A video popped up yesterday, of a fellow in Australia named Bruce Whitham, who is manufacturing a kit called...
Forum: Fabrication 07-22-2019, 11:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 641
Posted By Dave Lee
Not to hijack this thread but, if you look on the...

Not to hijack this thread but, if you look on the youtube channel by poroldchap, he shows how to take those magnets and make one capable of lifting a small anvil. Also, I saw someone use a similar...
Forum: Machining 07-17-2019, 09:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,465
Posted By Dave Lee
The post for my mini lathe is an OXA and the...

The post for my mini lathe is an OXA and the parts do seem to be standard.

Shars is another seller of these components. Their prices are reasonable. They put me in mind of the old Enco company.
...
Forum: Machining 07-17-2019, 05:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,465
Posted By Dave Lee
I got mine from CDCO for about $100. It's the...

I got mine from CDCO for about $100. It's the wedge type.

Now, just yesterday, I saw a review on the exact same one from banggood for $50. Grrr. After my last experience with them though, I'm a...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 07-13-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 977
Posted By Dave Lee
What does Lowes call their product? Dave

What does Lowes call their product?


Dave
Forum: Fabrication 07-10-2019, 11:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 595
Posted By Dave Lee
The army actually, did this. I remember seeing it...

The army actually, did this. I remember seeing it in a Popular Mechanics from the 40's or 50's. They used one big track made of some kind of wire mesh. Not sure how you would steer the thing. The...
Forum: Fabrication 07-06-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 820
Posted By Dave Lee
Thanks, POP.

Thanks, POP.
Forum: Fabrication 07-06-2019, 03:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 820
Posted By Dave Lee
Cheap Little Homemade Bender

I don't know how to provide a direct link but, if you go to Goggle Books and look up Popular Mechanics, the October 1975 issue, there's a very simple bender.

It uses a hydraulic bottle jack and...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 06-20-2019, 09:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 593
Posted By Dave Lee
Very nice. I would never need one however, it's...

Very nice. I would never need one however, it's nice to look at.

Dave
Forum: Machining 06-20-2019, 09:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,099
Posted By Dave Lee
Congratulations, Jen. A Shaper is the first...

Congratulations, Jen. A Shaper is the first machine tool I ever ran in high school metal shop. You know that was a long time ago, that they still had a shaper.:rolleyes:

A lot of people moan about...
Forum: Machining 06-19-2019, 12:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 420
Posted By Dave Lee
DING,DING,DING! Thank you. How'd you do...

DING,DING,DING! Thank you.

How'd you do that? It didn't work for me after several tries.

That "Ultimate Metal Bender", is amazing!


Dave
Forum: Machining 06-18-2019, 08:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 420
Posted By Dave Lee
Cool Channel

Check out this youtube channel called Barts Metalwork. The guy is quite a craftsman. There's something for everybody here.


Well, I tried to provide a link but, youtube is telling me the channel...
Forum: Machining 06-16-2019, 03:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 902
Posted By Dave Lee
Oh OK, I've done that once. Didn't know it had a...

Oh OK, I've done that once. Didn't know it had a name.


Dave
Forum: Fabrication 06-13-2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 621
Posted By Dave Lee
Backyard Dirt Machines

Check out www.thegreensmachines.com

WARNING! He is selling the plans for these and NO, I have no affiliation to him whatsoever. I just think they're neat. YMMV. I'll probably, never build any of...
Forum: Fabrication 06-08-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 14,427
Posted By Dave Lee
Yes, it looks like I'll be getting the Harbor...

Yes, it looks like I'll be getting the Harbor Freight bender. With the 20% coupon, it's only $72.00.

I was watching the youtube video on the one from Shop Outfitters and thought, "Hey, that thing...
Forum: Fabrication 06-06-2019, 01:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 14,427
Posted By Dave Lee
BUMP Well, it was too good to last. I should...

BUMP

Well, it was too good to last. I should have struck while the deal was hot. I just got off the phone with Joseph Fazio Tools and they said that they don't carry that nice little $99 bender...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 06-06-2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,840
Posted By Dave Lee
BUMP. I filed this one away but, never did...

BUMP.

I filed this one away but, never did anything about it. (story of my life):rolleyes:

Yesterday, I found I need to make 8 angle brackets from 1/8"x 1" flat bar with tight radiuses. I got...
Forum: Machining 06-02-2019, 12:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 355
Posted By Dave Lee
Temporary, Self Locking Stub Mandrel

As long as we're on the subject of mandrels and arbors, here's another one that I've actually made and used with success.

Turn a shoulder on a piece of round stock to a close, slip fit on the part...
Forum: Machining 06-01-2019, 11:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 902
Posted By Dave Lee
Hey, There's an echo in here!:D:D:D

Hey, There's an echo in here!:D:D:D
Forum: Machining 06-01-2019, 11:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 902
Posted By Dave Lee
I suspect it's like using a tapered arbor. The...

I suspect it's like using a tapered arbor. The ones I've seen are about 6 inches long or so and the taper .001 from one end to the other. The hole in the part is a very close fit and you press the...
Forum: Machining 06-01-2019, 11:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 902
Posted By Dave Lee
I suspect it's like using a tapered arbor. The...

I suspect it's like using a tapered arbor. The ones I've seen are about 6 inches long or so and they taper .001 from one end to the other. The hole in the part is a very close fit and you press the...
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