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Forum: Fabrication Yesterday, 02:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,707
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I have a hard time believing it has been three...

I have a hard time believing it has been three years too. I was telling the boss Thanks yesterday, both for the lunch he bought the shop, and how thankful I was that it was three year anniversary of...
Forum: Fabrication 11-25-2020, 11:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,707
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I made some modifications to an adjustable height...

I made some modifications to an adjustable height stand we use for holding long shafts on the lathe and mill. For the mill, we use a roller top, so long shafts can move with the X axis for machining...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-20-2020, 07:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,470
Posted By toprecycler
Looks like that table is ready for some legs with...

Looks like that table is ready for some legs with cross supports about 4” high, just perfect for a pallet jack to move. Then need to pickup a pallet jack. [emoji4]

I am in process of putting...
Forum: Fabrication 11-20-2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,707
Posted By toprecycler
Slowing down at work, and inventory time, so was...

Slowing down at work, and inventory time, so was time to reorganize Bronze bushing stock section. Will make finding drop pieces and new full stock easier.

Also did some painting on other shelf...
Forum: Fabrication 11-20-2020, 06:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 566
Posted By toprecycler
Soon you will have a trailer for every vehicle....

Soon you will have a trailer for every vehicle. Then you can start adding hitches to the back of them and start hauling tandems![emoji4]


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Forum: Machining 11-18-2020, 10:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 210
Posted By toprecycler
I’m fortunate enough to have all quick change...

I’m fortunate enough to have all quick change gears for metric and inch threads on my daily lathe at work. My home lathe, not so much. Too old of a south bend for that.


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Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-18-2020, 10:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 353
Posted By toprecycler
We have seen dirty silt in more than this one...

We have seen dirty silt in more than this one bucket. I did not open this pail myself, so I can’t guarantee that someone put something in it, but I was wondering if the “special additives” could...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-17-2020, 10:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 353
Posted By toprecycler
Attention Ron

Took off lid to repurpose this oil pail today, and was surprised to see all the black sediments on the bottom.

Supposed to be good oil, that was called for in my lathe at work. Ron helped me out...
Forum: Machining 11-17-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 471
Posted By toprecycler
It is a decent start of getting a bigger mill for...

It is a decent start of getting a bigger mill for sure. They have their place in a small shop. Sounds like you could resell it if you decided you did not want it, after comparing it to your other...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-16-2020, 06:53 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,982
Posted By toprecycler
Screenshot! 158481 Sent from my iPhone...

Screenshot!
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Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-15-2020, 11:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 235
Posted By toprecycler
The rounded head nuts look like it allows the...

The rounded head nuts look like it allows the bolt to swivel to be tightened up at different angles. Kinda brings to mind cable rail ends that allows the cable to tighten at different angles.

The...
Forum: Shop & Safety 11-09-2020, 10:31 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 19,817
Posted By toprecycler
Before you know it, all these difficulties will...

Before you know it, all these difficulties will be a distant memory, and five years from now you will have wished you did this 20 years ago.[emoji4]


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Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-08-2020, 08:36 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,982
Posted By toprecycler
Almost looks like a tool to drive sheet metal...

Almost looks like a tool to drive sheet metal screws that have both 5/16” hex head and straight slotted groove.


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Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-07-2020, 01:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 634
Posted By toprecycler
True statement. Those bigger cylinders are what...

True statement. Those bigger cylinders are what is putting food on the table and a roof over my head these days![emoji4]



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Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-06-2020, 11:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 634
Posted By toprecycler
In my shop, we have pipe vices set up to hold the...

In my shop, we have pipe vices set up to hold the cylinders horizontal. We will pull the rod out and back in to expel as much oil as possible out the ports. Have the ports facing down, or attach a...
Forum: Shop & Safety 11-05-2020, 06:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,405
Posted By toprecycler
Non degreed engineer here. If you were to weld...

Non degreed engineer here. If you were to weld completely around the plates, and drill and plug weld several spots in the center, then the 2 -1/2” plates might be the same or stronger. There are...
Forum: Fabrication 11-04-2020, 06:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 335
Posted By toprecycler
Need Help IDing Some Valves And Brass Fittings

My best guess

1. ?
2.?
3. Air vent. Will release air in a water line and the the water level will raise a float shutting off vent. Used in water heating systems.

4. ?

5. Temperature...
Forum: Fabrication 11-03-2020, 08:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 581
Posted By toprecycler
Did you just buy the top flat stock already...

Did you just buy the top flat stock already stamped with the design?




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Forum: Fabrication 11-03-2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 581
Posted By toprecycler
That is very nice work indeed. Lots of hand work...

That is very nice work indeed. Lots of hand work for sure. How did you do the top part? Press?




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Forum: Shop & Safety 11-03-2020, 05:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 575
Posted By toprecycler
Nice to see an “empty” new shop! Sent...

Nice to see an “empty” new shop!


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Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-03-2020, 05:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 942
Posted By toprecycler
Industrial EZ-Bake Oven! Weldotron Model #7112 220v/34A/7kW

Good score. Maybe a preheat oven for small welding parts.[emoji4]

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Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 11-02-2020, 08:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,446
Posted By toprecycler
Looks like it will work! Sent from my...

Looks like it will work!


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Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-02-2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 942
Posted By toprecycler
Plus one for a welding positioner. I think Abom79...

Plus one for a welding positioner. I think Abom79 just bought one made in Wisconsin. Spent like $2500 on it, or more with the 3 jaw chuck.


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Forum: Shop & Safety 11-02-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 55,903
Posted By toprecycler
Nice to see that your kids out there helping....

Nice to see that your kids out there helping. [emoji106][emoji106]


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Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-01-2020, 08:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 942
Posted By toprecycler
My thoughts too. Sent from my iPhone...

My thoughts too.


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