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Forum: Machining 10-17-2021, 09:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 286
Posted By camdigger
Not much to the design. Just the ability to...

Not much to the design. Just the ability to bore between 600-900 mm max depth and a ratio of 5:1 depth to bore diameter.

A couple neat tricks to lay out the position of the slots on the bar for...
Forum: Machining 08-25-2021, 02:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,381
Posted By camdigger
Kurtis does supply a pretty steady diet of large...

Kurtis does supply a pretty steady diet of large work. Lots of talent there both in front of and behind the cameras.

The out takes at the end are fun too. Shows he is human.
Forum: Fabrication 08-05-2021, 03:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 990
Posted By camdigger
Neat build. I've been toying with building...

Neat build. I've been toying with building something similar with an expired propane tank. I just haven't worked up,the nerve to cut the tank open yet...:eek:

Those burners are different than...
Forum: Fabrication 07-20-2021, 07:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,072
Posted By camdigger
Garden art

A friend who is an avid gardener asked me to make these. One for him, one for his gf, and one for a garden club auction or some such. They will hold a plain old rain gage that hangs from a screw in...
Forum: Welding 06-03-2021, 07:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,138
Posted By camdigger
As an aside to the newer weldors, look very...

As an aside to the newer weldors, look very carefully at what tanks are available local to you. Bear with me.

Locally, I have 2 options for tanks - outright purchase or annual lease.

The...
Forum: Fabrication 05-30-2021, 02:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,242
Posted By camdigger
That is definitely one way. Another might be to...

That is definitely one way. Another might be to fix one end, place a fulcrum under the middle, and apply a load to the other end. Or support the ends on blocks just above the floor and step on the...
Forum: Fabrication 05-28-2021, 07:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,007
Posted By camdigger
I do almost all my welding outdoors. For various...

I do almost all my welding outdoors. For various reasons, I do not use welding processes that need shielding gas, so wind is not an issue. My welding "table" is a frame made of square tubing with a...
Forum: Fabrication 05-14-2021, 10:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,998
Posted By camdigger
When I tried this on badly rusted mild steel rod...

When I tried this on badly rusted mild steel rod stock with vinegar, I used household cleaning vinegar, left the rods fully immersed for minimum 24 hours. After removal, I neutralized with baking...
Forum: Fabrication 05-14-2021, 12:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,998
Posted By camdigger
The distinction might be whether the process...

The distinction might be whether the process involves clean steel and air, or clean steel, air, and some other agent (as in bluing liquid) in the presence of a given quantity of heat (as in surface...
Forum: Fabrication 05-14-2021, 07:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,998
Posted By camdigger
It is surprising what will work as a pickling...

It is surprising what will work as a pickling liquid. I've used household vinegar, vinegar with table salt, muriatic (HCl). Surprisingly, plain old vinegar is slower and more controllable than the...
Forum: Welding 05-12-2021, 07:33 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,378
Posted By camdigger
Front hitch receivers are available for pickups...

Front hitch receivers are available for pickups to do just this. Also handy for pin on snowplows...:D

Dunno a bout vans though?
Forum: Fabrication 05-05-2021, 06:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,799
Posted By camdigger
All the wood in the video was cut green, but has...

All the wood in the video was cut green, but has been in the pile at least a year. Not rotted, but dry and brittle. The bark would likely come off those branches in another year or so.


I have...
Forum: Fabrication 05-04-2021, 09:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,799
Posted By camdigger
The plan is to add a long infeed chute with...

The plan is to add a long infeed chute with enough upsweep to get some feeding assistance from gravity. I was bending some panels up for the infeed chute when I got called to work. More progress...
Forum: Fabrication 05-03-2021, 12:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,799
Posted By camdigger
Fires are problematic. The county I live in...

Fires are problematic. The county I live in requires permits year round, and because we are almost in a drought, I would be liable not only for damage, but also a couple grand in fines and fire crew...
Forum: Fabrication 05-03-2021, 10:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,799
Posted By camdigger
There are two vanes on the back of the...

There are two vanes on the back of the impeller/rotor now. They are simply pieces of 1 1/2” x 1/8” angle iron. The issue is likely excessive clearance between the vanes and the housing, as well as...
Forum: Fabrication 05-02-2021, 07:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,799
Posted By camdigger
2 mm between the knives and shear bar. The...

2 mm between the knives and shear bar. The hardware store bolt's counter sink heads sit almost 1 mm proud of the knives surface.
Forum: Fabrication 05-02-2021, 06:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,799
Posted By camdigger
Pillow blocks are 1" Knives are from...

Pillow blocks are 1"

Knives are from Amazon.ca. Blades are for LCE01 chipper shredder. part # LCE01-21. Basically, a 3" x 3/16" knife with countersunk bolt holes. The shear plate is simply a...
Forum: Fabrication 05-02-2021, 06:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,799
Posted By camdigger
Forum software still does not play well with...

Forum software still does not play well with Apple. Plays perfectly on my PC.
Forum: Fabrication 05-02-2021, 06:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,799
Posted By camdigger
Power is from a 6.5 HP Chonda. It is only...

Power is from a 6.5 HP Chonda. It is only turning at roughly 1400 rpm now. The motor pulley is either 2" or 2.5", and the rotor shaft pulley is a weldon 4". I might go up on the motor pulley size...
Forum: Fabrication 05-02-2021, 05:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,799
Posted By camdigger
Started off with some 2" HR round stock and some...

Started off with some 2" HR round stock and some 2" plate.

The round was turned to make the shaft with an alignment shoulder and a land for the rotor to sit on. The ends were sized to the...
Forum: Fabrication 05-02-2021, 05:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,799
Posted By camdigger
Chipper

Further to the wood splitting saga, there is still a lot of sticks around that are too small for firewood. Woodchippers are expensive to buy and hard to find as rentals in homeowner sizes.

After...
Forum: Welding 04-26-2021, 08:55 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,309
Posted By camdigger
If I was going to set myself up to do mobile work...

If I was going to set myself up to do mobile work where some kind of power is available, I'd look at the compact inverter machines first. For a few hundred dollars, I can get a very compact inverter...
Forum: Machining 04-19-2021, 07:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,349
Posted By camdigger
Well, after all the anxiety, it was rather...

Well, after all the anxiety, it was rather anticlimactic.

After cleaning with a flap wheel and grinding the edges with a hand angle grinder, I spotted the holes with a drill guide. Drilled...
Forum: Machining 04-19-2021, 01:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,349
Posted By camdigger
not sure how a\localized annealing will work. ...

not sure how a\localized annealing will work. The material is moderately thick so I am curious if it would be possible to anneal locally without the surrounding metal chill the hot spot...

No way...
Forum: Machining 04-19-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,349
Posted By camdigger
The whole idea of using spring steel is to get...

The whole idea of using spring steel is to get wear resistance.
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