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Forum: Machining 06-22-2022, 08:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 469
Posted By arizonian
Said that to my brother this morning. He says his...

Said that to my brother this morning. He says his old Porsche has one. He can be a dickhead too.
Forum: Machining 06-22-2022, 02:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 469
Posted By arizonian
Finished the machine work this morning, now have...

Finished the machine work this morning, now have to get it into the tank and the tank back in the truck.

I have run all my vehicles the same, start looking for fuel at 1/4 tank and making a...
Forum: Machining 06-22-2022, 08:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 469
Posted By arizonian
Personal preference.

Personal preference.
Forum: Machining 06-22-2022, 12:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 469
Posted By arizonian
Never thought of that! sure would have been...

Never thought of that! sure would have been simpler.
Forum: Machining 06-21-2022, 11:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 469
Posted By arizonian
If I had a TIG, this would be a 2-piece affair....

If I had a TIG, this would be a 2-piece affair. No TIG, one piece. Lots of chips.

I've never tried to silverbraze aluminum, this could have been the perfect candidate.
Forum: Machining 06-21-2022, 09:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 469
Posted By arizonian
There are 2 filters on a Ford diesel Superduty,...

There are 2 filters on a Ford diesel Superduty, one on the frame by the radiator and one next to the oil filter up top.
Forum: Machining 06-21-2022, 09:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 469
Posted By arizonian
Fuel tank pickup

On our way to Georgia last December we ran out of fuel just short of Meridian, MS. The previous leg we ran 390 miles and then filled up. This leg to Meridian was just over 300 miles and the tank...
Forum: Shop & Safety 06-20-2022, 09:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 294
Posted By arizonian
I've got the same hydraulic unit, very seldom...

I've got the same hydraulic unit, very seldom used, and the ram seal is already blown.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 06-17-2022, 08:28 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,620
Posted By arizonian
I think you're on to something. The pipe(s) will...

I think you're on to something. The pipe(s) will contain and guide the weight(s) and keep the other windows intact. Two pulleys on each line will limit the travel of the weight.
Forum: Fabrication 06-16-2022, 09:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 470
Posted By arizonian
No powder coat. Rustoleum Gloss Brown Leather.

No powder coat. Rustoleum Gloss Brown Leather.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 06-16-2022, 09:14 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,620
Posted By arizonian
Looking at my sketch this morning I realized that...

Looking at my sketch this morning I realized that the entire mechanism needs to be mounted either side of the window, else a collision with the window will prevent the window from moving more than a...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 06-15-2022, 09:50 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,620
Posted By arizonian
Jenn, With a 24" strut you need to double...

Jenn,

With a 24" strut you need to double your movement similar to a forklift mast and cylinder. Configured correctly, you should see 48" of window travel. You will need to double the rating of...
Forum: Welding 06-13-2022, 08:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 559
Posted By arizonian
Well, that's their claim. Before I retired, the...

Well, that's their claim. Before I retired, the company I worked for had 2 6,000 watt lasers and a 3,000 watt laser and the manufacturer claimed .005" but we could never produce that. When cutting...
Forum: Fabrication 06-12-2022, 12:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 470
Posted By arizonian
California Bungalow Fencing

Found this site after looking for "decorative wire fencing (https://www.arusticgarden.com/soneworwife.html)". They are proud of their product.
Forum: Fabrication 06-12-2022, 12:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 470
Posted By arizonian
I thought that I would add this piece of...

I thought that I would add this piece of thought/procedure.

Initially the big wheels were to be 16" OD. After contemplating predrilling the spoke holes, I settled on 4-3/16" between spokes on the...
Forum: Fabrication 06-11-2022, 06:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 470
Posted By arizonian
Another gate.

I built a gate for my sister's back yard in appreciation of her letting me keep my machine shop intact on her property. I borrowed (stole) the main idea from Clive's gate thread...
Forum: Machining 06-11-2022, 05:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 268
Posted By arizonian
Another Harbor Freight "Project" completed

Back a few months ago when I started on the wheel for the windmill, I bought a ring roller from Harbor Freight. I thought it was a decent piece of machinery for a reasonable price. It appeared that...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 06-09-2022, 07:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 432
Posted By arizonian
Tell her Biteme made me do it. We can now blame...

Tell her Biteme made me do it. We can now blame everything on him.
Forum: Shop & Safety 06-06-2022, 02:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 599
Posted By arizonian
A diamond point dresser is must have in a...

A diamond point dresser is must have in a grinding room.

I ran across an article some time back where the author had filled the center holes with lead and then bored the center back to true on his...
Forum: Machining 05-31-2022, 05:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,834
Posted By arizonian
My rule of thumb has been 1/4 of the shaft for...

My rule of thumb has been 1/4 of the shaft for square keys, then round to the nearest 1/16th unless you're cutting for fairly small keys. As far as the math goes, I have no problem with the...
Forum: Shop & Safety 05-28-2022, 02:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,366
Posted By arizonian
While I believe you, double or triple large...

While I believe you, double or triple large screens makes me think that wasn't available 30 years ago. But then again, I wasn't there.
Forum: Shop & Safety 05-26-2022, 05:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,366
Posted By arizonian
Zoom.

Zoom.
Forum: Machining 05-26-2022, 03:47 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,961
Posted By arizonian
Balance, like a tire and wheel on a car? I...

Balance, like a tire and wheel on a car?

I weighed each of the six wheel sections before assembly. The lightest one came in at 1185 grams, the heaviest at 1200 grams. I put the two heaviest...
Forum: Machining 05-23-2022, 09:47 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,961
Posted By arizonian
She's Home!

Friday/Saturday pulled the windmill down, disassembled and transported it to the house. Put everything back together and with the help of the wife cranked her back up in the air. While assembling the...
Forum: Welding 05-21-2022, 11:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,129
Posted By arizonian
Thinking back a bit, the acetylene regulator I...

Thinking back a bit, the acetylene regulator I repaired a few months ago did not have a blown diaphragm. The rubber? tip of the needle valve had disintegrated and wouldn't hold back the tank...
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