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Forum: Shop & Safety 11-10-2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,140
Posted By Gazza
Yes,I drew up the design for my 60x40 x14' steel...

Yes,I drew up the design for my 60x40 x14' steel framed shed using a 2d sign program and had all of the computations done by an engineer. He originally said that I should add another truss/frame so...
Forum: Shop & Safety 11-09-2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,140
Posted By Gazza
Thanks Jennifer, I will start with this, I hope...

Thanks Jennifer, I will start with this, I hope you dont mind a cut and paste.
It all started when I needed a large shed to relocate my business from a factory to a home based business, so after a...
Forum: Shop & Safety 11-09-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,140
Posted By Gazza
Hi Jennifer, your build brings back lots of good...

Hi Jennifer, your build brings back lots of good memories. My shed is the same size 60x40x12/14' walls that I designed and fabricated. A large sliding door and entry door at the front (driveway) and...
Forum: Shop & Safety 07-27-2019, 10:17 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,140
Posted By Gazza
Great start, keep the pics coming. Are you...

Great start, keep the pics coming.
Are you building the same "Bison Steel building 40X60 12 or 14 sidewall height with 20ft front shed roof" that you were originally looking at?
Forum: Fabrication 12-25-2018, 10:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 11,395
Posted By Gazza
Great looking work, really looks like it belongs...

Great looking work, really looks like it belongs where it is.
Do you design these from scratch and then build them so suit the finished area or do you work from plans/concepts then make them to...
Forum: Fabrication 10-29-2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,808
Posted By Gazza
Here is an simple edited version as a PDF and DXF...

Here is an simple edited version as a PDF and DXF (Lines and polyarcs)
I have removed all of the internal cutouts and rounded off a lot of the corners for easier cutting, any problems let me know...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 02-03-2018, 09:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,754
Posted By Gazza
Something like this ...

Something like this
https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=diy+smoke+test+for+vacuum+leaks+
Forum: Shop & Safety 07-27-2017, 05:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,205
Posted By Gazza
I drew up the design for my 60x40 x14' steel...

I drew up the design for my 60x40 x14' steel framed shed and had all of the computations done.
Bought and cut all of the 2"x6"x1/8" frame, welded all of the 1/2" base plates and connector plates...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 05-30-2017, 08:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,230
Posted By Gazza
Steam traction engines and other old equipment down under

Hi all, just a couple of links for 2 sites in Victoria (Aust) thought some of you might be interested.

http://www.lakegoldsmithsteamrally.org.au/rallies.html
lots of pictures and articles
...
Forum: Fabrication 05-20-2017, 03:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,766
Posted By Gazza
I like the idea of having a rack for your chains,...

I like the idea of having a rack for your chains, one that you can roll around would be even better. Problem I have is I dont have the floor space to roll another rack around and to take it outside...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 04-05-2017, 05:55 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,119
Posted By Gazza
I think one advantage of the electronic governor...

I think one advantage of the electronic governor or speed controller is they work clockwise or anticlockwise, I vaguely remember reading something about the direction of the mechanical governors as...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 04-05-2017, 04:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,119
Posted By Gazza
I have a hoof mechanical governor for a project,...

I have a hoof mechanical governor for a project, just did a google search and it looks like they have been replaced with an electronic version...
Forum: Shop & Safety 03-02-2017, 04:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,315
Posted By Gazza
Looking thru your pictures I would not call that...

Looking thru your pictures I would not call that hoarding, all organised/stacked and mostly inventory for future use, you can even find it when you need too.

On another note not meaning to hijack...
Forum: Shop & Safety 11-17-2016, 03:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,940
Posted By Gazza
I used 6"x2"x1/8" rectangular tubing for the...

I used 6"x2"x1/8" rectangular tubing for the complete frame on a 60'x40'x14' shed, designed by me and then paid to have the computations done by an engineer.
This is classified as a "Cat-2"...
Forum: Fabrication 08-31-2016, 01:02 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,625
Posted By Gazza
Corel Draw and some sign programs can import /...

Corel Draw and some sign programs can import / convert PDF's to DXF's, but they can only convert the vector parts within the file not the bitmaps. As the PDF format is a generic type format it can...
Forum: Fabrication 08-30-2016, 06:27 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,625
Posted By Gazza
I scan, resize and vectorize lots of files. Once...

I scan, resize and vectorize lots of files. Once they are vectors I can resize them without loss of details, the sign program I use scans and vectorizes files easily but it all relies on the quality...
Forum: Fabrication 07-26-2016, 08:58 PM
Replies: 442
Views: 61,574
Posted By Gazza
Loving all of these finer details Jen, have been...

Loving all of these finer details Jen, have been following everything and you have given me some ideas and inspiration for an enclosed trailer that I have half built.
"I came up with a design for a...
Forum: Fabrication 04-30-2016, 01:58 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 28,086
Posted By Gazza
You are correct, I do use my truck for work so it...

You are correct, I do use my truck for work so it does suit me to have things set up this way but at least every couple of weeks I have to empty it out completely so anything I add must be easily...
Forum: Fabrication 04-27-2016, 05:54 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 28,086
Posted By Gazza
I have a similar size box on a little truck, some...

I have a similar size box on a little truck, some ideas,
-Wind deflector come storage box area on the front of the box above the cab
-To go with the front bumper support, a hole in the front of the...
Forum: SFT Information 02-22-2016, 05:32 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,590
Posted By Gazza
[QUOTE=Bender;650258]I would like to see Shop ...

[QUOTE=Bender;650258]I would like to see
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sort of like this, a few options
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 02-19-2016, 04:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,206
Posted By Gazza
Looking online there are lots of similar design...

Looking online there are lots of similar design tools, I still have my dad's tool which looks like this.
I never have issues with the tube sliding as the grip area is a lot longer.
Forum: Machining 07-24-2015, 06:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,467
Posted By Gazza
Mark, looking at your second photo would it be...

Mark, looking at your second photo would it be possible to fix the vertical part of the rack to the round column using a couple of counter sunk allen head screws?
I bought a dovetail mill and the...
Forum: Fabrication 06-24-2015, 10:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,158
Posted By Gazza
You need to find a fabricator with one of these...

You need to find a fabricator with one of these "Magnabend's" because of their unique design you can easily fold boxes and other shapes that you cant fold in other types of sheet metal machinery
Forum: Fabrication 07-28-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,445
Posted By Gazza
Does anyone know ditch-witch's

Hi all, I'm after some information on this.
About a year ago I bought this at an auction and after thinking lots about its best use I have decided it might make a base for a little loader. But I...
Forum: Fabrication 07-22-2014, 04:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,931
Posted By Gazza
Talking about home built mini dozers, I think...

Talking about home built mini dozers, I think this is one of the best
http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=132812
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