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Forum: Fabrication 07-16-2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,710
Posted By threepiece
I'm surprised by the common belief that you need...

I'm surprised by the common belief that you need special machines to bend and otherwise process metal. The reality is for the most part, machines only make the job easier or faster, they do not make...
Forum: Fabrication 06-18-2019, 09:21 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,799
Posted By threepiece
A significant benefit was realized by being able...

A significant benefit was realized by being able to open the valve in both directions. Occasionally the pot was out of ideal position. I sometimes was able to feed concrete to one side or the other...
Forum: Fabrication 06-18-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,799
Posted By threepiece
After testing this contraption I found the basic...

After testing this contraption I found the basic idea was good however a few design changes should be considered by anyone wishing to make one.

Consideration should be made to the height. If mine...
Forum: Machining 05-17-2019, 04:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 588
Posted By threepiece
I just don't see the benefit after going through...

I just don't see the benefit after going through the effort of making the "L" parts. They don't locate the work so they are not good for repetitive holes. One would still have to mark the hole for...
Forum: Machining 05-16-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 588
Posted By threepiece
Testing a theory.

Testing a theory.
Forum: Machining 05-16-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 588
Posted By threepiece
I like this way better. This method offers more...

I like this way better. This method offers more flexibility on hole location and shape of the workpiece. There is also no need for anything special made.
Forum: Fabrication 05-16-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,799
Posted By threepiece
Yes, and the horizontal reinforcing rod that goes...

Yes, and the horizontal reinforcing rod that goes with it.
Forum: Fabrication 05-16-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,799
Posted By threepiece
This would be something I might consider if I...

This would be something I might consider if I didn't have a TLB (tractor/loader/backhoe).

I am actually planning to use the backhoe, this way I can have three dimensional positioning. The loader...
Forum: Fabrication 05-15-2019, 10:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,799
Posted By threepiece
I now understand. Did you notice the "U"...

I now understand.

Did you notice the "U" shaped strap around the handle shaft? This strap prevents the handle from moving beyond its elastic state. This essentialy accomplishes the same as your C...
Forum: Fabrication 05-15-2019, 10:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,799
Posted By threepiece
By "tie beam" I expect you mean what I know to be...

By "tie beam" I expect you mean what I know to be called a bond beam.

I plan to get around the issue of filling the lower blocks by using a bond beam block that is not open on the bottom. My plan...
Forum: Shop & Safety 05-15-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,122
Posted By threepiece
Testing a theory. Theory didn't work.

Testing a theory.

Theory didn't work.
Forum: Shop & Safety 05-15-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,122
Posted By threepiece
While at the scrap yard I found another table...

While at the scrap yard I found another table that is more to my liking. The top measures 37"x 73" and weight 2300 lbs. It is made from fairly strong cast iron I presume. I say this because it did...
Forum: Shop & Safety 05-15-2019, 11:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,122
Posted By threepiece
I looked into replacement jaws as one of them has...

I looked into replacement jaws as one of them has been gouged by a cutting torch. At over $200 a piece I think I'll pass on them. I suppose that is about right for a vise that sells for nearly $4000....
Forum: Fabrication 05-15-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,799
Posted By threepiece
I guess what you are proposing is a sliding gate...

I guess what you are proposing is a sliding gate valve as opposed to the pivoting gate valve I have made. I considered that however I thought there would be a higher chance of a stone jamming in the...
Forum: Fabrication 05-14-2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,799
Posted By threepiece
Yes, I have vertical bar coming out of the...

Yes, I have vertical bar coming out of the footing. There will also be a bond beam top course with two bars.

Below is a picture of the build site.
Forum: Fabrication 05-14-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,799
Posted By threepiece
I was at one time considering a pump of sorts. I...

I was at one time considering a pump of sorts. I thought a piston type might work. I soon remembered the tractor loader, with it I can take advantage of gravity.
Forum: Fabrication 05-14-2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,799
Posted By threepiece
Yes I was planning to use concrete for those...

Yes I was planning to use concrete for those reasons. I suppose it wouldn't be much more difficult to install than grout.

I am indeed building a wall for a barn. There will be six courses of block...
Forum: Fabrication 05-13-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,799
Posted By threepiece
Valve open

Valve open
Forum: Fabrication 05-13-2019, 11:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,799
Posted By threepiece
Close up of gate valve. The latch is also the...

Close up of gate valve. The latch is also the handle. The latch is held in the striker under the force of its own deflection.
Forum: Fabrication 05-13-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,799
Posted By threepiece
Concrete Block Fillerupper

I will be laying concrete block for the first time soon. After the blocks are in place I plan to fill the cavities with grout. As usual I have tried to develop ways to simplify (or sometimes...
Forum: Fabrication 05-13-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,348
Posted By threepiece
I have a disk trimmer that used to belong to my...

I have a disk trimmer that used to belong to my father. I got it from him nearly forty years ago. I can't recall using it more than twice. I have a stack of used disks that may be trimmed all at once...
Forum: Shop & Safety 05-13-2019, 07:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,122
Posted By threepiece
QUOTE] I did not know. There were two...

QUOTE]

I did not know.

There were two numbers stamped on the key, each in a different size stamp. It looks as this vise was made in September of 1984.

I really dig the easily replaceable...
Forum: Shop & Safety 05-11-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,122
Posted By threepiece
Another picture.

Another picture.
Forum: Shop & Safety 05-11-2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,122
Posted By threepiece
I have never seen the 8" Wilton bullet vise for...

I have never seen the 8" Wilton bullet vise for real, only in pictures. This thing is indeed big, I guess it weighs 175 lbs. many of you would not believe the listed price if I told you so look it up...
Forum: Shop & Safety 05-11-2019, 07:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,122
Posted By threepiece
Agreed however I alread have five all steel...

Agreed however I alread have five all steel benches that are over 1000 lbs. each. Three of them are nearly 2000 lbs. each.

I am not fond of the size of this table. It is too large for my liking....
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