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Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 08-23-2019, 04:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 361
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Jennifer, you bring up a question for me...

Jennifer, you bring up a question for me regarding “sooting”. In the previous job I would soot the aluminum with acetylene and heat it til it was gone in order to bend it.

How would a blacksmith...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 08-20-2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,945
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Dang, been a while since I had Ron chewing me...

Dang, been a while since I had Ron chewing me out. lol [emoji23]


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Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 08-19-2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,945
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From my 1000’ perspective, it may have been...

From my 1000’ perspective, it may have been because you have not been around posting for a while, Randell might not really know who you are and your background as to be able to make those comments....
Forum: Welding 08-16-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 181
Posted By toprecycler
I paid 750 for my 175 last year. It came...

I paid 750 for my 175 last year. It came available to me, and picked it up. It is transformer based(I think), so I am confident that it will still be working 30 years from now. I would have liked to...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 08-16-2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 215
Posted By toprecycler
All depends on how much you want to ride them....

All depends on how much you want to ride them. Scrap price is probably under $50, and that might be selling some parts.


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Forum: Machining 08-16-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 193
Posted By toprecycler
Nice customization. If the operator can be...

Nice customization. If the operator can be comfortable, he /she can be much more productive.


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Forum: Machining 08-16-2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 334
Posted By toprecycler
I will venture a guess “MC Cutters”.[emoji4] ...

I will venture a guess “MC Cutters”.[emoji4]


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Forum: Fabrication 08-16-2019, 04:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,170
Posted By toprecycler
My thoughts to, especially with 1/8” material....

My thoughts to, especially with 1/8” material. Going to be a little stiff. 1/16” would be a little more flexible.[emoji4]


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Forum: Fabrication 08-14-2019, 04:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 424
Posted By toprecycler
Very nice Matt. Thanks for the pics and great...

Very nice Matt. Thanks for the pics and great write up too. As with anything, the more you do, the better you get.


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Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 08-13-2019, 09:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 669
Posted By toprecycler
You should measure the parts that the seals go...

You should measure the parts that the seals go into and around, if possible. Remember, there’s needs to be squish for the seals to work, so if depending on what you are using to measure with, the...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 08-12-2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 669
Posted By toprecycler
Did you take the seal out of the head too? If you...

Did you take the seal out of the head too? If you are going to replace the piston seals, be best to replace the seal and wiper seal in the head too.

Does the barrel look good with no scratches...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 08-12-2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 613
Posted By toprecycler
How much voltage drop should you see in a battery starting a truck?

I think if the voltage is getting into the 10 volt range, the battery is getting weak. Not sure if being a gel battery makes a difference though. Being a V10, it probably cranks a little harder, so...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 08-12-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 669
Posted By toprecycler
They really get the price up for these small...

They really get the price up for these small cylinders.[emoji4]
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Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 08-10-2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 669
Posted By toprecycler
Hydraulic Cylinder Bore and Stroke

Have you taken it apart yet? That cylinder is small enough, but could come apart hard enough, that to rebuild it still will take a couple of hours for a shop tesr it down, measured up the seals,...
Forum: Shop & Safety 08-10-2019, 07:38 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 20,388
Posted By toprecycler
Right side up pics! Keep making progress. ...

Right side up pics!

Keep making progress. And if you figure out how to get people to show up to help, let us know.[emoji4]



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Forum: Machining 08-09-2019, 07:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 571
Posted By toprecycler
Some well placed welds will add a tang on, and...

Some well placed welds will add a tang on, and can grind back down if needed. I have been doing that on a couple drills and adaptors lately at work, because someone in the past have ground the tangs...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 08-09-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 568
Posted By toprecycler
True, but today some of the cheaper boxes...

True, but today some of the cheaper boxes available at the big box stores are vastly better with their ball bearing slides on the drawers.

I bought a three piece Kennedy tool box and I like the...
Forum: Welding 08-08-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By toprecycler
One thing I did years ago on a welder at work,...

One thing I did years ago on a welder at work, when I made a cart/ cage for it, to be able to load in the truck and go, was I built reels for the cables. I used quick connects with short leads to...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 08-08-2019, 02:10 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,945
Posted By toprecycler
I used to use slick 50 in my old 1990 Chevy, that...

I used to use slick 50 in my old 1990 Chevy, that I bought when 2 years old with 36,000 miles. I replaced the transmission at 200,000 miles, and the motor went at about 275,000 Miles. It was pulling...
Forum: Fabrication 08-01-2019, 04:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,390
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Plus the chips fly down, instead of in your...

Plus the chips fly down, instead of in your eyes.[emoji4] I need to put that one in the ol Noggin.


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Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 07-30-2019, 02:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 674
Posted By toprecycler
But a connection that plugs into the rear light...

But a connection that plugs into the rear light where trailer lights would come out? But might have to splice into existing trailer light wire if it has it already.


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Forum: Machining 07-29-2019, 10:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,974
Posted By toprecycler
Made a thin bushing

Side job at home tonight. Cut out some 1/2” plate from old part of tube that I had used couple years ago for skid loader tree root digger.

Plasma cut out, drilled 1-1/16” hole, and welded onto...
Forum: Machining 07-29-2019, 10:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 481
Posted By toprecycler
Nice job Sent from my iPhone using...

Nice job


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Forum: Shop & Safety 07-27-2019, 09:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,024
Posted By toprecycler
Congrats on the ground breaking! Sent...

Congrats on the ground breaking!


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Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 07-25-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 501
Posted By toprecycler
Pics of the heat treat oven. Has a real old plug...

Pics of the heat treat oven. Has a real old plug on the fan cord. I think the extra wire is for a ground? The fan does work when i plugged it in.151625151626151627151628


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