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Forum: Fabrication 04-28-2020, 04:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,570
Posted By Thud
How about plasma cut diamond plate? The diamond...

How about plasma cut diamond plate? The diamond plate will give the surface some texture, provide grip etc.
Forum: Fabrication 09-29-2017, 06:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,333
Posted By Thud
Had a trailer( empty) once, that got bouncing so...

Had a trailer( empty) once, that got bouncing so bad once on a washboard road that one side of the shackle flipped over. Weird part was that it was a major pain in the rear to get back into position.
Forum: Fabrication 04-25-2017, 06:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,975
Posted By Thud
More details of the project might help... Why the...

More details of the project might help... Why the shortening?
Forum: Fabrication 02-20-2016, 12:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,435
Posted By Thud
We did something similar , but with a cheapo...

We did something similar , but with a cheapo Princess Auto sourced power washer cart. Makes for a great , easy , way to mount a small air cleaner and desiccant air dryer as well. I just went to TSC...
Forum: Fabrication 10-04-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,776
Posted By Thud
So are we correct to understand that there is...

So are we correct to understand that there is absolutely no trip mechanism for the plow, and that it will be used on roads??? If that's true you can look forward to many more repairs on that plow. I...
Forum: Fabrication 05-31-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,262
Posted By Thud
Unless you plan on guarding them extremely well,...

Unless you plan on guarding them extremely well, I would rethink using air bags on a welding table. Airbags, and any associated airline don't mix well with welding/cutting/grinding sparks. As others...
Forum: Fabrication 03-13-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,959
Posted By Thud
Nice work Ironman, probably fancier than I need...

Nice work Ironman, probably fancier than I need though :-) ... I'm happy with just manually pulling the extensions out, just trying to figure a way to keep things parallel so they don't bind....
Forum: Fabrication 03-13-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,453
Posted By Thud
You mean to tell us that that trailer was a...

You mean to tell us that that trailer was a actual commercially built trailer?? I've seen better trailers cobbled together in farm shops, and I do mean cobbled. LOL...
Forum: Fabrication 03-11-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,959
Posted By Thud
Ironman did a better job explaining it

Indexing was probably the wrong word :rolleyes: remember I'm a farmer , not an engineer LOL>. but yes Ironman you are understanding me correctly, I just didn't do a good job explaining it. As you...
Forum: Fabrication 03-10-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,959
Posted By Thud
The table won't split in the middle but same...

The table won't split in the middle but same concept, receivers are on the outside 'rails' of the table. You could, for instance, use a receiver tube to mount a vice/chopsaw, jog to the edge of the...
Forum: Fabrication 03-10-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,959
Posted By Thud
How to index 2x2 holes in multiple 4x6" tubing.

Need some help guys. I'm looking to make a large welding table and want to use 4x6tube for the frame work. I'm using 4x6 because that's what I have on hand, I know its WAY overkill but I tend to...
Forum: Fabrication 01-16-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,613
Posted By Thud
Instead of trying to incorporate a flash light...

Instead of trying to incorporate a flash light into the handle what about putting a row of LED elements/lights ( what ever term is ) along the length of the handle , with the battery supply stored...
Forum: Welding 03-15-2012, 05:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,670
Posted By Thud
I'm willing to bet the original owner didn't have...

I'm willing to bet the original owner didn't have nice clean dry air and fubar'd the tips. Probably thinks its scrap .
Forum: Fabrication 03-01-2012, 07:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,838
Posted By Thud
Norm, your comment about pin locks making things...

Norm, your comment about pin locks making things more stable intrigues me... as pin locks should never be used when going down the road, only to aid in backing up. FWIW I think it's best to learn...
Forum: Fabrication 11-10-2011, 06:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,480
Posted By Thud
I'm thinking a combination log cradle, and ram...

I'm thinking a combination log cradle, and ram system. Build a cradle similar to those used on portable saws to lift the logs up to the proper height, then using a sliding bed on the cradle insert...
Forum: Fabrication 07-20-2011, 01:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,758
Posted By Thud
All I can say is the customers going to regret...

All I can say is the customers going to regret putting a box on a tandem with the 8 bag KW suspension.I know of two guys that tried it here, they ended up installing rubber blocks between the frame...
Forum: Fabrication 05-29-2011, 07:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,056
Posted By Thud
Point well taken on the 90 degree angle. I...

Point well taken on the 90 degree angle. I suppose a guy could put stops in at say 80-85 to prevent any issues.
Forum: Fabrication 05-29-2011, 06:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,056
Posted By Thud
"MY' design for a 18ft door, has the top section...

"MY' design for a 18ft door, has the top section at 9.5height and the bottom 8.5'. When it folds up , the 'wedge' is a shade over 48 inches,which gives a clear opening measuring 25x14ish opening....
Forum: Fabrication 05-29-2011, 04:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,056
Posted By Thud
Just in the processing of pricing the building,...

Just in the processing of pricing the building, each of the builders bidding has been told to engineer it to take a bi-fold so it's up to them to design the header accordingly. I would love to...
Forum: Fabrication 05-29-2011, 04:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,056
Posted By Thud
need some engineering help

Considering building a 25ftx17ft high bi-fold door for a farm shop. Pretty straight foward frame for the door. Top section is 25'x9', the bottam section is 25'x8'. I'm thinking just a basic square...
Forum: Fabrication 02-08-2011, 12:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 18,912
Posted By Thud
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ur1YiJbrEk&feature...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ur1YiJbrEk&feature=related Ya'll need one of these.:eek:
Forum: Fabrication 01-01-2011, 08:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,590
Posted By Thud
Ok, that's not we call a johnson bar around here....

Ok, that's not we call a johnson bar around here. Whats that contraption used for?
Forum: Fabrication 10-25-2010, 05:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 10,953
Posted By Thud
Well if it was me, I would mount them on the end...

Well if it was me, I would mount them on the end closest to me if I'm standing facing the object that the casters will be mounted too especially if its something heavy.My logic being that if its...
Forum: Fabrication 09-26-2010, 07:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,678
Posted By Thud
Talking uhhh... I "farmer built" a similar trailer a few...

uhhh... I "farmer built" a similar trailer a few years back for use at out deer camp. At the time I went with what I had laying around, if I remember right its 2" round stock for the pivot axle of...
Forum: Fabrication 08-18-2010, 05:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 14,761
Posted By Thud
Instead of using plate, why not just use round...

Instead of using plate, why not just use round stock/shafting welded to the swing arm? Surely you have some 1 inch round stock/shaft kicking around the shop, chop a 1 o 2 length off and weld it on...
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