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Forum: Shop & Safety Today, 11:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,055
Posted By threepiece
A good question. These are island footings...

A good question.

These are island footings that are to be placed in between the three door openings. Each island has two steel pilings that will support columns for the overhead doors. You can...
Forum: Shop & Safety Today, 11:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,055
Posted By threepiece
I hope so. It was a huge relief to get this part...

I hope so. It was a huge relief to get this part done. I felt that I now have greater control and my experience is more inline with what is to happen hereafter, although there was still the block...
Forum: Fabrication Today, 12:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 192
Posted By threepiece
Agreed! It would be foolish I think to...

Agreed!

It would be foolish I think to dismantle this without understanding its potential usefulness.

It looks to have a short stroke but the advancing cam is mounted to a column and looks to...
Forum: Fabrication Yesterday, 12:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,626
Posted By threepiece
Fiberglass fillers like this are good if you wish...

Fiberglass fillers like this are good if you wish to add stiffness to a panel or otherwise reinforce the workpiece. If neither is needed than using it will add undue cost in the material itself, the...
Forum: Shop & Safety 06-30-2020, 11:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,055
Posted By threepiece
It hurts when I think of what it took to get this...

It hurts when I think of what it took to get this far. Putting together a project of installing 2,500 lbs. of rebar, and pouring 36 cubic yards of concrete footing in a rural area 300 miles away from...
Forum: Fabrication 06-30-2020, 07:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,626
Posted By threepiece
Is there some reason not to use common auto body...

Is there some reason not to use common auto body filler? I have used it several times on corvette bodies in the past without issue. Auto body fillers contain the same resin as fiberglass resin...
Forum: Fabrication 06-30-2020, 01:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,626
Posted By threepiece
I suspect you already know the answer to your...

I suspect you already know the answer to your query but you wanted to show off your crafty workmanship, nice!
Forum: Shop & Safety 06-30-2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,055
Posted By threepiece
Yes, that is possible, I did that once with a...

Yes, that is possible, I did that once with a three point chipper.


My rental cost was high because I rented by the day. Had I known it would take me more than seven to do the job I would have...
Forum: Fabrication 06-30-2020, 09:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 399
Posted By threepiece
The process is called hammer forming, The tool is...

The process is called hammer forming, The tool is called a hammer form or hammer tooling. This is opposed to press forming/press tooling. The advantage of hammer tooling is they are relatively simple...
Forum: Welding 06-30-2020, 07:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 372
Posted By threepiece
I might have had a child or two if I was assured...

I might have had a child or two if I was assured they would want to learn a hand trade, even just for fun. Watching young people doing such gives me a bit of hope for the foreseeable future.

I did...
Forum: Shop & Safety 06-29-2020, 06:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,055
Posted By threepiece
The two concrete suppliers in the area were...

The two concrete suppliers in the area were booked for two weeks. I was told the only way to get delivery sooner is with a cancellation. With the footings ready to pour and using my vacation time...
Forum: Shop & Safety 06-29-2020, 12:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,055
Posted By threepiece
The build sight. I bought this John Deere...

The build sight.

I bought this John Deere 110TLB so I have no longer a need to rent excavating equipment. A versatile machine it is. It has an integrated loader with a quick attach and a backhoe...
Forum: Shop & Safety 06-28-2020, 06:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,055
Posted By threepiece
Funny you should say that. I consider myself...

Funny you should say that. I consider myself privy to the steps that have been put in place to take our rights away, especially in the last two decades as we have woven computers into our society. I...
Forum: Shop & Safety 06-27-2020, 11:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,055
Posted By threepiece
Indeed, it is now 32x56x12.5. Since the barn also...

Indeed, it is now 32x56x12.5. Since the barn also grew in complexity I considered the possibility I may not have time to build a second building so a workshop it will be as well as for storage.
It...
Forum: Shop & Safety 06-27-2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,055
Posted By threepiece
Issues? Oh boy! After spending nearly $7000...

Issues? Oh boy!

After spending nearly $7000 in rental fees and excavating about 300 cubic yards of earth I decided to relocate the build sight. That was three years ago. The sight was on a...
Forum: Shop & Safety 06-26-2020, 11:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,055
Posted By threepiece
Wow four years passed, and I thought I would have...

Wow four years passed, and I thought I would have the building nearly finished in two? Some significant changes have been made since I started this thread.

Like all of my projects this one has...
Forum: Fabrication 06-25-2020, 10:05 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 13,960
Posted By threepiece
I added support legs and handles so I can move...

I added support legs and handles so I can move the caster like a wheelbarrow with muscle power. I do not however have enough muscle to push it up the hill that it is on, its too heavy so there it...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 06-25-2020, 07:30 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 5,390
Posted By threepiece
Me too. Then I realize the corporate world would...

Me too. Then I realize the corporate world would not agree and they have the funds and power to prevent this. Then I think about where they get their funding and power. Then I think about the abused...
Forum: Fabrication 06-24-2020, 08:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 274
Posted By threepiece
I took that picture moments before I posted. I...

I took that picture moments before I posted. I was careful to not rotate the ipad during the process. I don't know why this happens with such frequency.
Forum: Fabrication 06-23-2020, 05:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 274
Posted By threepiece
Different view

Different view
Forum: Fabrication 06-23-2020, 05:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 274
Posted By threepiece
Beam Dolly

I need to bring three W beams into the shop for processing, the largest is 24 feet long and weighs 1200 lbs.

I had the wheels for years, I knew they would be useful one day. The rest were scrap...
Forum: Fabrication 06-23-2020, 09:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 447
Posted By threepiece
Agreed, same principle as drilling a hole without...

Agreed, same principle as drilling a hole without coolant. Moving fast in drilling and welding means the action is always taking place in cooler material. The result is less heat build-up. Setting...
Forum: Fabrication 06-23-2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 399
Posted By threepiece
Hahahahah it took me thirteen years and cost me...

Hahahahah it took me thirteen years and cost me $7000.000 (yes that’s seven thousand) to make the bumpers on my J20 and I haven’t sold one either hahahahahaha!
Forum: Fabrication 06-23-2020, 08:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 488
Posted By threepiece
Time, money, facility, physical ability and skill...

Time, money, facility, physical ability and skill set are some additional considerations when investigating tool options.

You could use a hammer form tool to create the rolled edge you desire....
Forum: Fabrication 06-23-2020, 08:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 399
Posted By threepiece
This would more accurately be called a form not a...

This would more accurately be called a form not a fixture.

Part of the reason for the lack of interest is the cost of these parts. Each one takes nearly one hour to produce, I ask $45 for each. If...
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