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Forum: Fabrication 11-19-2020, 09:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 744
Posted By camdigger
Very true. Might have actually been the origin...

Very true. Might have actually been the origin of belting. Some of the very old cable Tool drilling rigs had 2" diameter rope driving the hoisting drum. The rope was flipped on by hand and off...
Forum: Fabrication 11-18-2020, 10:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 455
Posted By camdigger
Even so, a commercial receiver hitch may save a...

Even so, a commercial receiver hitch may save a bunch of work if you can find the right drop.
Forum: Fabrication 11-18-2020, 07:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 455
Posted By camdigger
Just curious Chris.... My Polaris Sportsman has...

Just curious Chris.... My Polaris Sportsman has a 1 1/2" receiver. Hitch adaptors are commercially available. Do the Ranger side by sides not have them? ( I never thought to look at the one I...
Forum: Fabrication 11-17-2020, 11:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 744
Posted By camdigger
I had 3 motorcycles over the years. 2 chain drive...

I had 3 motorcycles over the years. 2 chain drive and a shaft drive.

Chains are more flexible in alignment, cheaper to modify ratios, can be run open without undue wear. They are also nearly...
Forum: Fabrication 11-12-2020, 07:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,755
Posted By camdigger
So, the plow stood up to the first use. The...

So, the plow stood up to the first use. The winch is a bit slow. Not sure if it is a battery issue or a winch issue. I am impressed enough to invest some time and cash into a better wiring...
Forum: Fabrication 11-03-2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 558
Posted By camdigger
Very interesting design. I am especially...

Very interesting design. I am especially impressed with the integral corner bracing at the top of the legs. The braids and knots are impressive too-partly because they appear to have been done cold...
Forum: Machining 10-29-2020, 04:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 759
Posted By camdigger
Just to update a little. The first image is one...

Just to update a little. The first image is one of the stripped bolts. There is not enough thread left for a thicker nut, nor a washer under the original nut. Explains the need for new bolts.

I...
Forum: Machining 10-26-2020, 06:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 759
Posted By camdigger
Nothing so dramatic here. Just your every day...

Nothing so dramatic here. Just your every day ROC manufacturing practices. The M8 bolts were machined out of soft steel and the nuts used in assembly were a thin low profile nut that only engaged 2...
Forum: Fabrication 10-21-2020, 09:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,421
Posted By camdigger
https://www.kbctools.ca/itemdetail/1-060-038 ...

https://www.kbctools.ca/itemdetail/1-060-038

Yes, they make them. Catalogues don't always call the S&D drills though. Sometimes they call them reduced shank drills.
Forum: Machining 10-10-2020, 09:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 759
Posted By camdigger
Thanks Gerry! There is a motion industries in...

Thanks Gerry! There is a motion industries in Red Deer...
Forum: Machining 10-10-2020, 09:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 759
Posted By camdigger
Neither the Barnes #5 nor the Taig are set up for...

Neither the Barnes #5 nor the Taig are set up for single point threading, and I don't have a tap and die for the closest SAE thread.
Forum: Machining 10-10-2020, 06:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 759
Posted By camdigger
Lathe TLC

I managed to strip the threads on the two M8 screws that hold the compound to the cross slide on my lathe. After much handwringing and many skull cramps, I took on the job of removing them. Turns...
Forum: Welding 10-06-2020, 11:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,084
Posted By camdigger
x2 ;)

x2 ;)
Forum: Fabrication 10-06-2020, 10:34 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,471
Posted By camdigger
HAHAHA, Reminds me of sending a USB stick loaded...

HAHAHA, Reminds me of sending a USB stick loaded with pictures home from Turkey via DHL. The package made 5 stops hopscotching around the US Midwest before even making it into Canada. After...
Forum: Welding 10-02-2020, 07:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,084
Posted By camdigger
Yes. Do a google search. Here is a Canuck...

Yes. Do a google search. Here is a Canuck supplier of Uvex safety glasses. https://www.uline.ca/BL_1262/Full-Lens-Safety-Readers

The selection of powers is limited, but other suppliers may have...
Forum: Fabrication 09-29-2020, 12:19 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,471
Posted By camdigger
Depends on nominal speed. 540/550 rpm has 6...

Depends on nominal speed. 540/550 rpm has 6 splines. 1000 rpm has 20.
Forum: Fabrication 09-08-2020, 03:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,755
Posted By camdigger
I never claimed innovation. Just that I'd made...

I never claimed innovation. Just that I'd made an attempt to build one. Nothing new under the sun, apparently. The test will come to see if the 11 gauge mouldboard design from 1953 is truly...
Forum: Fabrication 09-08-2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,755
Posted By camdigger
6 litre w/auto in the truck. Miscounted. ...

6 litre w/auto in the truck.


Miscounted. This system makes 6. Truck & shop built blade, tractor and shop built rear blade, shop built articulated loader, quad and factory built blade, Struck...
Forum: Fabrication 09-08-2020, 10:30 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,755
Posted By camdigger
Some would say obsessed. This doodad makes 5...

Some would say obsessed. This doodad makes 5 stand alone machine systems that function very well for snow removal. All have their foibles. None are perfect. Some are more fun than others. Some...
Forum: Fabrication 09-08-2020, 09:39 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,755
Posted By camdigger
Of course we didn't get snow. I just finished a...

Of course we didn't get snow. I just finished a snow removal device. Wouldn't surprise me if we didn't see snow here till Remembrance Day now....:D

The forecast is for low 70s and high 60s here...
Forum: Fabrication 09-07-2020, 12:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,755
Posted By camdigger
Not yet. Just rain so far...

Not yet. Just rain so far...
Forum: Fabrication 09-06-2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,755
Posted By camdigger
Poke away. I live North of reptile country for a...

Poke away. I live North of reptile country for a reason. I'd sooner shovel and clear snow than deal with snakes and gators. We have leeches too, but typically in places I avoid.
Forum: Fabrication 09-06-2020, 09:32 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,755
Posted By camdigger
No reinforcement modifications to the hitch mount...

No reinforcement modifications to the hitch mount were made. The blade is made to trip on contact with anything solid and return to working position via springs using replacement springs from a...
Forum: Fabrication 09-05-2020, 05:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,755
Posted By camdigger
They don't show up,in the pictures very well, but...

They don't show up,in the pictures very well, but there are 4 1/2"+ diameter skid shoes centered about 8" inboard from the blade corners. In fact, that is why the edge is sitting 2" above the dirt...
Forum: Fabrication 09-05-2020, 05:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,755
Posted By camdigger
Not for $200.

Not for $200.
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