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Forum: Shop & Safety Yesterday, 03:44 PM
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Posted By toprecycler
Take out the drain plug.[emoji38]. Sorry,...

Take out the drain plug.[emoji38]. Sorry, couldn’t resist that comment.


I assume there should be a drain plug low on the case for this. Lathe looks fairly clean, but the plug might be covered...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 06-11-2021, 09:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 134
Posted By toprecycler
Pretty good wage today for you! Hope he...

Pretty good wage today for you!


Hope he becomes a frequent customer. At least it was a bit of a challenge for you, but not so much you could not handle it.

Looks like a good repair!

...
Forum: Fabrication 06-11-2021, 11:32 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 14,109
Posted By toprecycler
I just flip it in the tool holder to do that. ...

I just flip it in the tool holder to do that. Would be nice to have two drills, one dedicated to each set up, but I don’t use it often enough yet to warrant purchasing another drill.

I do have...
Forum: Fabrication 06-11-2021, 09:23 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 14,109
Posted By toprecycler
Finally got around to making a holder for the...

Finally got around to making a holder for the 1/4” parallels we use on the mill. I didn’t like the box because it is hard to get them out, and they get used quite often. Now just have to make one...
Forum: Shop & Safety 06-11-2021, 09:19 AM
Replies: 1,477
Views: 127,207
Posted By toprecycler
It will not make it easy if both tracks will not...

It will not make it easy if both tracks will not move to get it out. But at least you got it running and the left track moving. Unfortunately being in the same spot for couple years, and wet area,...
Forum: Shop & Safety 06-11-2021, 05:03 AM
Replies: 1,477
Views: 127,207
Posted By toprecycler
Looking like the shop is coming together. Those...

Looking like the shop is coming together. Those are some big old iron. They sure don’t build them like that anymore, which is both good and bad.

But, we would not be where we are in society if...
Forum: Machining 06-08-2021, 05:11 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 14,144
Posted By toprecycler
So about 2 weeks ago, coworkers main lathe stop...

So about 2 weeks ago, coworkers main lathe stop moving the cross slide. We started tearing it down before boss came over. Found the main acme screw rusted/ wore down enough that the threaded nut...
Forum: Fabrication 06-07-2021, 05:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,160
Posted By toprecycler
I had to make some shelf brackets couple days...

I had to make some shelf brackets couple days ago. I used 3/8” x 1” hot roll flat steel. I tacked them to together and then clamped a piece of 1/16” shim under the welded brace area before welding...
Forum: Shop & Safety 06-06-2021, 05:44 PM
Replies: 1,477
Views: 127,207
Posted By toprecycler
You are pressuring the fuel lines going thru the...

You are pressuring the fuel lines going thru the Filters, then it goes to the injection pump?

Can you crack the lines before the fuel filters to see if you can get fuel to that point? Maybe you...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 06-05-2021, 11:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 852
Posted By toprecycler
Was looking at Hercules Sealing Products catalog...

Was looking at Hercules Sealing Products catalog tonight, and seen the seal install tool kit cheaper from them. They also carry all the seals needed to.

If you look thru their website, they...
Forum: Fabrication 06-05-2021, 05:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,268
Posted By toprecycler
Shawn, nice build. Sounds like you learned a...

Shawn, nice build. Sounds like you learned a lot. And you got a useable tool.

I would call the process you used to mount the pipe on the motor pulley “heat Shrink”. I’m sure there are other...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 06-04-2021, 02:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 852
Posted By toprecycler
Screenshots from links in Steve’s post, in case...

Screenshots from links in Steve’s post, in case they change years from now.[emoji4]

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One other thing to add, we always use red lock tight on piston nut threads. We like...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 06-02-2021, 09:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 852
Posted By toprecycler
As far as removing the cylinders, that is where...

As far as removing the cylinders, that is where creative rigging gets involved if you don’t have the best proper tools for the job. Just keep your wits about you and don’t lose and appendages...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 06-02-2021, 06:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 852
Posted By toprecycler
Backhoe hydrulic cylinders

If and when you pull them apart, get good length dimensions. And then you can check around for pieces cut to your size. Alro is higher priced usually, but they deliver daily in our area. But we...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 06-02-2021, 02:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 852
Posted By toprecycler
Price on a 24’ piece of 2” chrome rod from Alro. ...

Price on a 24’ piece of 2” chrome rod from Alro. This price is from website logged in as guest, and has estimated truck freight added. Expensive, yes.

Hopefully you can find a local...
Forum: Shop & Safety 06-01-2021, 09:11 PM
Replies: 1,477
Views: 127,207
Posted By toprecycler
Hmm, one piece of advice now that you can drive...

Hmm, one piece of advice now that you can drive the forklift outside, either keep the roll up door all the way up, or all the way down, no part way open. Saves the bottom door panel. Don’t ask how...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 06-01-2021, 09:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 852
Posted By toprecycler
If you run your finger nail across the scratches,...

If you run your finger nail across the scratches, for it catch your nail? If you feel sharp edges, those edges will cut the bee seals. You can take Emory paper, and sand them down. If you can...
Forum: Welding 06-01-2021, 05:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 959
Posted By toprecycler
Try to avoid the smoke from any welding process...

Try to avoid the smoke from any welding process is always a good idea. Shade your eyes from bright light/ flames.

Your plans sound good. Better to start out extra safe. I would guess that a...
Forum: Fabrication 06-01-2021, 11:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,160
Posted By toprecycler
Angle iron warp

Must be a good book for the price[emoji4]

Note, most of the time when you heat steel up red hot, it is going to shrink as it cools. It will just shrink more if you cool it quicker with a wet rag....
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 06-01-2021, 05:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 840
Posted By toprecycler
The older stuff seems to be better. I have a 4”...

The older stuff seems to be better. I have a 4” grinder that is at least 30 years old, maybe 35. I forgot when my dad actually bought it. It is plastic housing with paddle switch. I really need to...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 05-31-2021, 07:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 840
Posted By toprecycler
My power hack saw works pretty well too. Might...

My power hack saw works pretty well too. Might not be the as fast as works bandsaw, but it does cut good. I tend to walk away and do other things while it cuts.


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Forum: Machining 05-31-2021, 07:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 952
Posted By toprecycler
If the tag is right, the end of the spindle...

If the tag is right, the end of the spindle should have a “jacobs taper #3”for the church mount.

So the chuck should come off with some taper shims.


But, there probably is a screw missing...
Forum: Shop & Safety 05-26-2021, 07:25 PM
Replies: 1,477
Views: 127,207
Posted By toprecycler
Nice. Now you will start planning another slab...

Nice. Now you will start planning another slab on either side, for more outside work space.[emoji38]


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Forum: Fabrication 05-26-2021, 07:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,078
Posted By toprecycler
Keep a water hose handy. Makes less of a mess...

Keep a water hose handy. Makes less of a mess than a fire extinguisher. You will learn the smell of rags burning soon enough, even if it is just your clothes.[emoji4]

As far as the table top, the...
Forum: Fabrication 05-24-2021, 05:49 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,859
Posted By toprecycler
Nothing like waiting til last minute to make...

Nothing like waiting til last minute to make bronco repairs![emoji38]

Have a great time. Sounds like it is a family getaway anyways, so it will be good.


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