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Forum: Welding 05-11-2021, 02:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 980
Posted By USMCPOP
I worked at a motorcycle/boat dealer in my youth....

I worked at a motorcycle/boat dealer in my youth. The boat mechanic had a little garden tractor with a ball on the back to run the boats on trailers inside to the test tank. He sat backwards on the...
Forum: Welding 05-11-2021, 09:02 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 980
Posted By USMCPOP
Jack, perhaps you could make something...

Jack, perhaps you could make something (removeable or fold away) akin to the snow plow marker guides that would stick out to where you could see them in the mirrors.
Forum: Machining 03-29-2021, 04:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,806
Posted By USMCPOP
Speaking of beached freighters, here's the latest...

Speaking of beached freighters, here's the latest maritime disaster.
Forum: Shop & Safety 03-26-2021, 10:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 862
Posted By USMCPOP
B/G stands for Brodhead-Garrett Co.. They are...

B/G stands for Brodhead-Garrett Co.. They are still around and primarily sell to schools. https://store.schoolspecialty.com/OA_HTML/xxssi_ibeBrandPage.jsp?docName=V700807&minisite=10206
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 03-10-2021, 10:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 631
Posted By USMCPOP
Here's a catalog. Boxes on page A34, covers on...

Here's a catalog. Boxes on page A34, covers on A35.

http://www.lawoolley.com/pdf/steel_city_boxes.pdf
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 03-02-2021, 05:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,237
Posted By USMCPOP
Everything from everyone varies, in my experience.

Everything from everyone varies, in my experience.
Forum: Machining 02-27-2021, 06:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,906
Posted By USMCPOP
Oliver, good to know it works after all this time.

Oliver, good to know it works after all this time.
Forum: Fabrication 02-24-2021, 01:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,133
Posted By USMCPOP
How about a wood planing competition? One guy...

How about a wood planing competition? One guy got a shaving 0.0002" thick.

https://youtu.be/zs9X-XzFGHI
Forum: Fabrication 02-23-2021, 04:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,133
Posted By USMCPOP
Wood ash and rice straw ash have been used for...

Wood ash and rice straw ash have been used for ages when welding. Ashes do have a lot of fine silica. Wood ashes also contain sodium carbonate, which acts as a flux for silica. It lowers the...
Forum: Fabrication 02-22-2021, 06:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,733
Posted By USMCPOP
Some years back I saw a NOS Koike O/A cutting...

Some years back I saw a NOS Koike O/A cutting torch for about $50. Should have bought it.
Forum: Fabrication 02-22-2021, 06:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,133
Posted By USMCPOP
Japanese tool making porn - traditional blacksmithing

Wow.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-46Go1DKos&feature=emb_logo
Forum: Machining 02-17-2021, 03:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,124
Posted By USMCPOP
I once ordered a box of 1-2-3 blocks from ENCO. ...

I once ordered a box of 1-2-3 blocks from ENCO. Supposed to be one pair. I got a big heavy carton. I think it was a case of a dozen (2 dozen?) pair.

Back then I got a 12" x 18" x 3" and about...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 01-22-2021, 03:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 13,613
Posted By USMCPOP
:) I can squat just fine, thank you. Getting...

:) I can squat just fine, thank you. Getting back up is the problem. Last time I lifted the anvil about 8" to put on a cart was 15+ years ago, and that was a struggle. It has to be at least...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 01-22-2021, 12:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 13,613
Posted By USMCPOP
I just had a couple large red Oak trees taken...

I just had a couple large red Oak trees taken down. I have a number of rounds of 16-18" diameter or more and the same length. I'm finally going to get my anvil off the floor.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-22-2021, 11:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,493
Posted By USMCPOP
A quick glance at those 10K Warn winches shows...

A quick glance at those 10K Warn winches shows them to be about 5 or more HP motors. That's about 3,700 Watts - over 300A @ 12v. Probably a good bit more at at stall until they get cranking. ...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 12-27-2020, 09:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,078
Posted By USMCPOP
I have a Rockwell like that. Big pulley is appx...

I have a Rockwell like that. Big pulley is appx 7" OD, small one about 3" OD. Can't see the motor RPM offhand as it's stuffed in a corner behind a 2,400 lb vertical mill.

I got it off...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 12-26-2020, 12:04 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,190
Posted By USMCPOP
Rail anchor.

Rail anchor.
Forum: Machining 12-22-2020, 01:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,769
Posted By USMCPOP
I didn't know, but they also got a new Haas VF-3...

I didn't know, but they also got a new Haas VF-3 recently. That's 4 machines to babysit, though he has a helper now.
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 12-20-2020, 12:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,998
Posted By USMCPOP
Some rails are head-hardened to a depth. Worn...

Some rails are head-hardened to a depth. Worn rails can get to looking funny.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 12-17-2020, 06:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,003
Posted By USMCPOP
From that required parts list, it sounds like a...

From that required parts list, it sounds like a Honda Recon MIA.
Forum: Fabrication 12-15-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,760
Posted By USMCPOP
Walker, I know a couple in Queen Creek who...

Walker,

I know a couple in Queen Creek who started a steel erection company in Phoenix in 2006. Maybe there's some synergy here or maybe they could just share horror stories. They are are...
Forum: Machining 12-15-2020, 10:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,769
Posted By USMCPOP
They specialize in electronic enclosures, from RF...

They specialize in electronic enclosures, from RF shielded cabinets to small boxes. They also do some custom oddball parts for various manufacturers.
Forum: Machining 12-14-2020, 08:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,769
Posted By USMCPOP
New boy's toys

Last week, my son's work just got a couple new machines for him to babysit along with the Okuma. 5-axis machines. 15,000 pounds each and only 30 horsepower, so he won't be driving too fast.
Forum: Machining 12-13-2020, 04:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,053
Posted By USMCPOP
Wow, what a deal!

Wow, what a deal!
Forum: Fabrication 12-12-2020, 09:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,170
Posted By USMCPOP
When my kids and I got involved with the FIRST...

When my kids and I got involved with the FIRST ROBOTICS program, our first year team was poor and all we had was the high school wood shop and parents to make things. Our first 'bot was mostly made...
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