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Forum: Machining Yesterday, 03:21 AM
Replies: 13
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Posted By threepiece
That's curious. I didn't know Utica and Proto...

That's curious. I didn't know Utica and Proto were at one time associated. By the looks and your description of the close fitted jaw I would say the wrench was made with Utica tooling.

If it is...
Forum: Machining 09-19-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 410
Posted By threepiece
I checked for a third time to be certain, the...

I checked for a third time to be certain, the picture in your post is showing a wrench that is stamed U TI CA. Is this a different wrench or does is say Proto on the other side?
Forum: Machining 09-19-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 410
Posted By threepiece
You could also stake the screw into the slot of...

You could also stake the screw into the slot of the head with a punch.

It looks like a Utica wrench to me, not a Proto. I have a small collection of adjustable wrenches. I like the Utica made ones...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 09-12-2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,333
Posted By threepiece
Shop Floor Talk at its best!

Shop Floor Talk at its best!
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-10-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 449
Posted By threepiece
Golly, I tried screwing it apart by hand but...

Golly, I tried screwing it apart by hand but nothing moved. I figured it was one piece. I suppose I will clamp it with soft jaws and turn it with a wrench.
Forum: Machining 09-10-2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 504
Posted By threepiece
I see the machine is calling itself a Relief...

I see the machine is calling itself a Relief Grinder but I don't see a grinding apparatus. Is this actually a grinder or a fixture of sorts?

I bought a B&S magnetic chuck very much like the one...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-09-2019, 07:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 449
Posted By threepiece
Close-up picture, notice the grooves cut into the...

Close-up picture, notice the grooves cut into the end area.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-09-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 449
Posted By threepiece
What is It?

As you can see it looks like a small punch but the tip is blunt. It is made by the General Hardware Mfg. Co.

I have other small layout and measuring tools and such made by them.
Forum: Machining 08-23-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,751
Posted By threepiece
I leave the tape on my transfer punches when I am...

I leave the tape on my transfer punches when I am done with the job. I may need the same size in the future and I don't like wasting supplies.

Drilling starter holes can be a tricky affair. I will...
Forum: Fabrication 07-16-2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,522
Posted By threepiece
I'm surprised by the common belief that you need...

I'm surprised by the common belief that you need special machines to bend and otherwise process metal. The reality is for the most part, machines only make the job easier or faster, they do not make...
Forum: Fabrication 06-18-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,040
Posted By threepiece
A significant benefit was realized by being able...

A significant benefit was realized by being able to open the valve in both directions. Occasionally the pot was out of ideal position. I sometimes was able to feed concrete to one side or the other...
Forum: Fabrication 06-18-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,040
Posted By threepiece
After testing this contraption I found the basic...

After testing this contraption I found the basic idea was good however a few design changes should be considered by anyone wishing to make one.

Consideration should be made to the height. If mine...
Forum: Machining 05-17-2019, 04:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 662
Posted By threepiece
I just don't see the benefit after going through...

I just don't see the benefit after going through the effort of making the "L" parts. They don't locate the work so they are not good for repetitive holes. One would still have to mark the hole for...
Forum: Machining 05-16-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 662
Posted By threepiece
Testing a theory.

Testing a theory.
Forum: Machining 05-16-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 662
Posted By threepiece
I like this way better. This method offers more...

I like this way better. This method offers more flexibility on hole location and shape of the workpiece. There is also no need for anything special made.
Forum: Fabrication 05-16-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,040
Posted By threepiece
Yes, and the horizontal reinforcing rod that goes...

Yes, and the horizontal reinforcing rod that goes with it.
Forum: Fabrication 05-16-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,040
Posted By threepiece
This would be something I might consider if I...

This would be something I might consider if I didn't have a TLB (tractor/loader/backhoe).

I am actually planning to use the backhoe, this way I can have three dimensional positioning. The loader...
Forum: Fabrication 05-15-2019, 10:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,040
Posted By threepiece
I now understand. Did you notice the "U"...

I now understand.

Did you notice the "U" shaped strap around the handle shaft? This strap prevents the handle from moving beyond its elastic state. This essentialy accomplishes the same as your C...
Forum: Fabrication 05-15-2019, 10:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,040
Posted By threepiece
By "tie beam" I expect you mean what I know to be...

By "tie beam" I expect you mean what I know to be called a bond beam.

I plan to get around the issue of filling the lower blocks by using a bond beam block that is not open on the bottom. My plan...
Forum: Shop & Safety 05-15-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,386
Posted By threepiece
Testing a theory. Theory didn't work.

Testing a theory.

Theory didn't work.
Forum: Shop & Safety 05-15-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,386
Posted By threepiece
While at the scrap yard I found another table...

While at the scrap yard I found another table that is more to my liking. The top measures 37"x 73" and weight 2300 lbs. It is made from fairly strong cast iron I presume. I say this because it did...
Forum: Shop & Safety 05-15-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,386
Posted By threepiece
I looked into replacement jaws as one of them has...

I looked into replacement jaws as one of them has been gouged by a cutting torch. At over $200 a piece I think I'll pass on them. I suppose that is about right for a vise that sells for nearly $4000....
Forum: Fabrication 05-15-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,040
Posted By threepiece
I guess what you are proposing is a sliding gate...

I guess what you are proposing is a sliding gate valve as opposed to the pivoting gate valve I have made. I considered that however I thought there would be a higher chance of a stone jamming in the...
Forum: Fabrication 05-14-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,040
Posted By threepiece
Yes, I have vertical bar coming out of the...

Yes, I have vertical bar coming out of the footing. There will also be a bond beam top course with two bars.

Below is a picture of the build site.
Forum: Fabrication 05-14-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,040
Posted By threepiece
I was at one time considering a pump of sorts. I...

I was at one time considering a pump of sorts. I thought a piston type might work. I soon remembered the tractor loader, with it I can take advantage of gravity.
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