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Forum: Fabrication 05-20-2021, 07:45 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 28,833
Posted By Spencer
I intended to just skim through this thread to...

I intended to just skim through this thread to come up with a list of things for me to see how much I spent on them, but ended up reading each post.

Now that I spent all that time reading, I won't...
Forum: Fabrication 05-19-2021, 06:23 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 43,212
Posted By Spencer
Yes, I really need to get some mud flaps...

Yes, I really need to get some mud flaps installed. I honestly never 3ven thought about it when I had the flatbed installed.

I can't believe the company I bought the flatbed from that I paid to...
Forum: Fabrication 05-19-2021, 06:16 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 28,833
Posted By Spencer
I should be able to give you a real good idea. ...

I should be able to give you a real good idea. Bear with me, I've been going seven days a week since January it seems. It might take me a bit to get back here with the values, but I have no issues...
Forum: Fabrication 03-17-2021, 11:28 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 43,212
Posted By Spencer
The outrigger is finished, other than paint and a...

The outrigger is finished, other than paint and a permanent way to keep it in the stowed and horizontal position.

I have other priorities at this time, so it may be a while before I make any...
Forum: Fabrication 03-17-2021, 11:24 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 43,212
Posted By Spencer
Hard to believe this is the only collet the...

Hard to believe this is the only collet the school had available for the Miller Dynasty tig welding I normally use.

The high school students that use this welding room during the day are...
Forum: Fabrication 03-16-2021, 10:40 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 43,212
Posted By Spencer
I kind of like this idea, but I doubt I'll try to...

I kind of like this idea, but I doubt I'll try to move forward with something like this right away. The main downside I see is that it would make the whole contraption more inviting for people and...
Forum: Fabrication 03-15-2021, 08:10 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 43,212
Posted By Spencer
That is my plan at this point. I've spaced...

That is my plan at this point. I've spaced things so that the jack can be rotated 90 degrees towards the back of the truck.

You can kind of see that in the first picture I took. The jack is...
Forum: Fabrication 03-15-2021, 05:38 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 43,212
Posted By Spencer
I've put off making an outrigger for too long. ...

I've put off making an outrigger for too long. I've been getting by using a Hi-Lift farm jack, but that has been less than ideal.

I mentioned in another thread that my local steel supplier...
Forum: Fabrication 03-07-2021, 06:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,395
Posted By Spencer
This thing must way well over 1,000 pounds. My...

This thing must way well over 1,000 pounds. My loader can pick up almost 900, but it wouldn't even come close.

Perhaps if I had turned the plow around and grabbed it from the front it would have...
Forum: Fabrication 03-07-2021, 04:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,395
Posted By Spencer
No room to pull the plow into the shop right now,...

No room to pull the plow into the shop right now, so I busted out my old Thermal Arc inverter and tacked things together on the plow outside.
Forum: Fabrication 03-07-2021, 04:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,395
Posted By Spencer
one more trip to the steel supplier and one more...

one more trip to the steel supplier and one more attempt to cut it to the correct length.

I chucked it up in the lathe and beveled each end of the pipe and then cleaned off the mill scale with...
Forum: Fabrication 03-07-2021, 04:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,395
Posted By Spencer
It turned out that the 2" square tube I had on...

It turned out that the 2" square tube I had on hand was not as thick as I thought it was. I needed to by some 4" wide plate for another project anyway, so I decided to place a small cash order at my...
Forum: Fabrication 03-02-2021, 02:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,395
Posted By Spencer
I got the parts cleaned up nicely after I...

I got the parts cleaned up nicely after I finished getting the remnants of the old pipes out.
Forum: Fabrication 03-02-2021, 02:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,395
Posted By Spencer
I never skip an opportunity to use my hydraulic...

I never skip an opportunity to use my hydraulic press, so that is what I used to get the pipe out of the mounting brackets.

When I had the custom arbor plates manufactured for this press, one of...
Forum: Fabrication 03-01-2021, 08:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,395
Posted By Spencer
I actually did forget to turn the air on when I...

I actually did forget to turn the air on when I first got started, but no, the air was not air was not the problem.

My instructor turned the amperage lower than he would normally have it set at...
Forum: Fabrication 03-01-2021, 05:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,395
Posted By Spencer
I don't understand what happened, I followed your...

I don't understand what happened, I followed your instructions to the T.
Forum: Fabrication 03-01-2021, 04:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,395
Posted By Spencer
Let the carnage begin.

Let the carnage begin.
Forum: Fabrication 02-28-2021, 07:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,395
Posted By Spencer
Since I'm going to be trying to reuse the...

Since I'm going to be trying to reuse the original ~3/8" thick cylinder mount brackets, I am thinking I might be better off mounting the new 2" square tubing in the diamond position.

I think the...
Forum: Fabrication 02-26-2021, 12:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,395
Posted By Spencer
Here are the pics you requested.

Here are the pics you requested.
Forum: Fabrication 02-19-2021, 12:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,395
Posted By Spencer
Post Crossmember with plow lifted up.p

Crossmember with plow lifted up.p
Forum: Fabrication 02-19-2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,395
Posted By Spencer
Crossmember when plow is down and at rest.

Crossmember when plow is down and at rest.
Forum: Fabrication 02-19-2021, 11:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,395
Posted By Spencer
Round Tube vs Square- Boss Plow Repair

The round tube crossmember that the lift cylinder mounts to recently broke on my ~15 year old Boss plow.

I haven't measured things up yet, but the broken crossmember appears to be around 2" in...
Forum: Fabrication 01-31-2021, 05:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 9,344
Posted By Spencer
Looks very nice, but it doesn't look like you...

Looks very nice, but it doesn't look like you have a whole lot of clearance over the parapet wall.

By the time you factor in the rigging of the mechanical equipment you plan on raising and...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-12-2021, 07:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,628
Posted By Spencer
I couldn't really see the tool too good in the...

I couldn't really see the tool too good in the photos available on Amazon, but it sounds as if it may be similar to these I found earlier today.
...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-09-2021, 09:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,628
Posted By Spencer
I'm just trying to avoid the frustration of...

I'm just trying to avoid the frustration of having the rivets not set properly and having to drill them out and try again.

The reviews I'm seeing on any of the tools out there for $400 or less...
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