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Forum: Shop & Safety 08-12-2019, 09:50 PM
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Posted By OldRedFord
Yup still making dog food.

Yup still making dog food.
Forum: Shop & Safety 08-10-2019, 07:04 PM
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Posted By OldRedFord
Got the roof framed. Next I'm going to build some...

Got the roof framed. Next I'm going to build some scaffolding off the low eave side for getting on the roof easier. Mainly a safety thing seeing I'll probably be working alone and if I fell or...
Forum: Shop & Safety 08-10-2019, 01:51 PM
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Posted By OldRedFord
Guess my new phone needs to be held different for...

Guess my new phone needs to be held different for pictures. :o
Forum: Shop & Safety 08-10-2019, 01:50 PM
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Posted By OldRedFord
Phone tells me it's 89 here right now. Truck says...

Phone tells me it's 89 here right now. Truck says 107 in the sun and 95 in the shade. Got all the rafters cut for the roof and stopped to eat lunch. Working solo as usual despite requests for help...
Forum: Shop & Safety 08-08-2019, 08:24 PM
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Posted By OldRedFord
Luckily it's not the final floor. I'm going to...

Luckily it's not the final floor. I'm going to install 3/4 plywood over the 1/2 that is there now after everything is dry.
Forum: Shop & Safety 08-08-2019, 07:01 PM
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Posted By OldRedFord
Earlier in the year yes. Work keeps getting in...

Earlier in the year yes. Work keeps getting in the way but I'm not complaining.
Forum: Shop & Safety 08-08-2019, 10:57 AM
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Posted By OldRedFord
Looking good. Nice dry ground too.

Looking good. Nice dry ground too.
Forum: Shop & Safety 08-07-2019, 08:42 AM
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Posted By OldRedFord
It's only four if the twelve sheets it will take...

It's only four if the twelve sheets it will take to complete the siding. I used screws too so if need be I can easily remove them to tweak the building. But being I'm moving slowly on this the...
Forum: Shop & Safety 07-30-2019, 01:29 PM
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Posted By OldRedFord
Last weekend I got the shed walls pulled square. ...

Last weekend I got the shed walls pulled square.

I got four sheets of the plywood siding I'm going to use on the exterior. I was working by myself as usual so I had to get creative. Used ratchet...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 06-24-2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,165
Posted By OldRedFord
Not to completely highjack the thread but why did...

Not to completely highjack the thread but why did Cat and Allis Chalmers use diesel fuel in their torque converters instead of some kind of oil?
Forum: Shop & Safety 06-22-2019, 11:38 PM
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Posted By OldRedFord
My internet is back up so I'm going to try...

My internet is back up so I'm going to try uploading some pictures again.

As far as the concrete I haven't made much progress. Between work and a lot of turnover there lately and a few trips...
Forum: Shop & Safety 06-20-2019, 08:14 PM
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Posted By OldRedFord
Well the walls for the shed are complete. Except...

Well the walls for the shed are complete. Except to get the middle of the short wall plumb. I split the sixteen foot long wall in half. Easier to handle by myself. It's not always fun working alone...
Forum: Shop & Safety 06-07-2019, 09:10 AM
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Posted By OldRedFord
https://www.homedepot.com/p/LP-48-in-x-96-in-Textu...

https://www.homedepot.com/p/LP-48-in-x-96-in-Textured-Redwood-Grain-Fiber-Panel-Siding-29055/202190402

That's what I think I will use for siding. The roof will either be some old tin I have laying...
Forum: Shop & Safety 06-04-2019, 06:16 PM
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Posted By OldRedFord
Life keeps getting in the way. But the past few...

Life keeps getting in the way. But the past few weekends I've had time to start building a shed. The shed is both tool storage for construction, a cool place to take a break and eat and a sheltered...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 05-16-2019, 09:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 876
Posted By OldRedFord
I have AT&T DSL. Not U-verse. No TV service. ...

I have AT&T DSL. Not U-verse. No TV service.

I have a Roku box and a MLBtv subscription. Amazon prime video if there's something I want to watch. Spend less than $70 a month.
Forum: Machining 05-01-2019, 05:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,366
Posted By OldRedFord
My thought was to machine it from one piece....

My thought was to machine it from one piece. Reason being I know a little lathe work but I've never cut threads before. Ever. Also why I looked at going with 12L14 because it would be easier to...
Forum: Machining 05-01-2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,366
Posted By OldRedFord
I'm a bit bummed. Can't get 12l14 or 4140 locally...

I'm a bit bummed. Can't get 12l14 or 4140 locally without going to Atlanta.
Forum: Machining 05-01-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,366
Posted By OldRedFord
The acme screw has a 1 1/4 " x 3/8 ring made into...

The acme screw has a 1 1/4 " x 3/8 ring made into it where it enters the vise body or I'd have just gotten some acme screw.
Forum: Machining 04-30-2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,366
Posted By OldRedFord
What would be the right steel to use?

What would be the right steel to use?
Forum: Machining 04-30-2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,366
Posted By OldRedFord
I ended up getting a 1 1/2 piece of 12L14. It was...

I ended up getting a 1 1/2 piece of 12L14. It was about $60 shipped from Online Metals for a 48" stick.

Two intended projects for it are a new screw for a Palmgren 6" mill vise I got cheap and a...
Forum: Shop & Safety 04-28-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 20,321
Posted By OldRedFord
Yes. Well...the concrete contractor did them....

Yes. Well...the concrete contractor did them. They will be blocked in with plywood before the footing is poured.
Forum: Shop & Safety 04-28-2019, 06:35 PM
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Views: 20,321
Posted By OldRedFord
Made up a rig to pressurize the under slab drain...

Made up a rig to pressurize the under slab drain lines. Put about 7 psi in and it held for five minutes and didn't drop. I then let off the pressure.
Forum: Machining 04-25-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,366
Posted By OldRedFord
I don't know why I didn't think about it before...

I don't know why I didn't think about it before but I think truck axle shafts would work too. The junk yard I got some steel beams from a month ago sells pull yourself auto parts at $0.25 a lb.
Forum: Machining 04-23-2019, 09:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,366
Posted By OldRedFord
Buying round bar

Where are good places to buy round bar. Mild steel and up to 2" diameter. I want some pieces to play with and also need to remake a vise screw.
Forum: Shop & Safety 04-23-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 722
Views: 20,321
Posted By OldRedFord
Fingers crossed this weekend I'll do a air test...

Fingers crossed this weekend I'll do a air test of my drain lines prior to reinspection. After that passes it's onto concrete finally.
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