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Forum: Welding 01-12-2022, 12:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,709
Posted By Matt Shade
I have been running a lincoln 210MP for several...

I have been running a lincoln 210MP for several years, it is very much a MIG machine that CAN do a bit of stick and tig. The mig is on par with any machine I've been able to run. Stick it is very...
Forum: Fabrication 01-10-2022, 09:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 383
Posted By Matt Shade
The name plate is in leather. Thanks...

The name plate is in leather.

Thanks everybody :)
Forum: Welding 01-09-2022, 08:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,709
Posted By Matt Shade
I think Miller, Lincoln, and Hobart are still...

I think Miller, Lincoln, and Hobart are still your best bet as far as getting a good machine that also has parts and service available (at least based on my local welding supply stores,with hobart...
Forum: Fabrication 01-07-2022, 11:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 383
Posted By Matt Shade
Thanks guys! Stained with propane :devil: I...

Thanks guys!

Stained with propane :devil: I burnt it with a heat shrink torch and then it got rubbed with about 6 coats of boiled linseed oil.
Forum: Fabrication 01-07-2022, 02:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 383
Posted By Matt Shade
Trophy Saddle Rack

This is another project from a year or two ago that I never got posted. I got asked to make a custom stand for someone that bought one of Cody Ohl's trophy saddles (he's a big time tie down roper...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 12-30-2021, 07:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,237
Posted By Matt Shade
The one drawback to the 20v to 18v adapter is...

The one drawback to the 20v to 18v adapter is that it has some kind of parasitic power drain and kills batteries that are left sitting. My dad bought a couple of them as he has a large collection of...
Forum: Fabrication 12-29-2021, 04:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 954
Posted By Matt Shade
I was thinking of the base attaching like a...

I was thinking of the base attaching like a receiver hitch if that makes more sense. Put sockets on the base that the uprights slide into, and slide a hitch pin through to hold it. The feet would be...
Forum: Fabrication 12-29-2021, 04:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 383
Posted By Matt Shade
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Fabrication 12-29-2021, 04:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,065
Posted By Matt Shade
Thanks Digr OleDog That is a hell of a...

Thanks Digr

OleDog
That is a hell of a nice buckle. I am impressed with the engraving. I have a real mental block when it comes to drawing scrolls/vines like that. Generally I have more trouble...
Forum: Fabrication 12-29-2021, 04:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 751
Posted By Matt Shade
You don't truly know hate until one bites you in...

You don't truly know hate until one bites you in the middle of the back while you're clinching a shoe on :eek:

From a mechanical perspective shoeing can be really interesting when you get into the...
Forum: Fabrication 12-29-2021, 03:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 954
Posted By Matt Shade
Welcome to the forum :D The rack you linked...

Welcome to the forum :D

The rack you linked to is unavailable so I have no idea what cost might be, but if you need that number of holes and adjustments you might be better off to buy the rack and...
Forum: Fabrication 12-28-2021, 04:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 751
Posted By Matt Shade
I definitely don't do it for free, but I don't...

I definitely don't do it for free, but I don't gouge them either. They take pretty good care of me, and I try to keep their horses going because horses that are home on stall rest don't make me any...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 12-27-2021, 06:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,237
Posted By Matt Shade
If you already have a supply of cordless tools...

If you already have a supply of cordless tools that have good batteries (especially the newer lithium) you might like a cordless.

I had an 18V dewalt and it cut as good as a corded model but the...
Forum: Fabrication 12-27-2021, 10:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,065
Posted By Matt Shade
I really didn't keep track but I would guess...

I really didn't keep track but I would guess around 15- 20 hours. The jewelers saw is a slow process. I kept a lot of the cuts straight on this one so I could use a fine tooth hacksaw instead.

...
Forum: Fabrication 12-27-2021, 09:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,065
Posted By Matt Shade
That's a really neat way to go. If I was the type...

That's a really neat way to go. If I was the type of guy that put the solder roll back in the original container so I'd know what it was that would be a hell of an idea:D
Forum: Fabrication 12-27-2021, 09:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,065
Posted By Matt Shade
Self Preservation at its finest :D

Self Preservation at its finest :D
Forum: Fabrication 12-27-2021, 09:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 751
Posted By Matt Shade
Thanks guys, I'm in pretty deep at this point...

Thanks guys, I'm in pretty deep at this point lol:D

I have a set of the stackable husky toolboxes in the trailer that are full of extra shoes, pads, hoof packing etc, and I have a vet tec gun for...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 12-27-2021, 07:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 607
Posted By Matt Shade
Did quite a few french cleats when I worked at...

Did quite a few french cleats when I worked at the cabinet shop. That may be the route I have to go.
My main concern is finding studs to attach to. Its a thrown together suburb house. When I built...
Forum: Fabrication 12-26-2021, 03:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,065
Posted By Matt Shade
Gave this one to my girlfriend, she wears it...

Gave this one to my girlfriend, she wears it every day.
Forum: Fabrication 12-26-2021, 02:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 751
Posted By Matt Shade
I added a pull handle to the front of it after...

I added a pull handle to the front of it after these pics were taken but otherwise nothing has changed. It works out really well for what I need to do.
Forum: Fabrication 12-26-2021, 02:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 751
Posted By Matt Shade
Small tools like punches, knives and hoof picks...

Small tools like punches, knives and hoof picks get stored in a rail of pvc pipes I riveted together. There is a shelf/bucket behind that for the hoof gauge and other stuff like that, and the bigger...
Forum: Fabrication 12-26-2021, 02:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 751
Posted By Matt Shade
I needed a roll around toolbox to keep the tools...

I needed a roll around toolbox to keep the tools handy while I was working on the horses, but unlike all of the commercially made boxes, I also needed something enclosed that would travel well. So I...
Forum: Fabrication 12-26-2021, 02:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 751
Posted By Matt Shade
An angle gauge is used to measure the angle...

An angle gauge is used to measure the angle between the front of their foot and the bottom of their foot. Some horse grow toe faster than heel or have orthopedic problems that have to be addressed....
Forum: Fabrication 12-26-2021, 02:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 751
Posted By Matt Shade
Hoof knives are available in a wide range of...

Hoof knives are available in a wide range of quality and price points. I mainly made these 2 for fun, but they work very well and I prefer them over many store bought knives. The wooden handled one...
Forum: Fabrication 12-26-2021, 02:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 751
Posted By Matt Shade
Horse Shoeing Tools

With all of the horse shows we go to and the number of lesson horses we have it became necessary for me to learn to shoe a horse. We have a pro come to the farm once a week, but the day after he was...
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