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Forum: Machining 11-24-2021, 07:41 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,193
Posted By camdigger
Further to the heebeejeebees post above ,in the...

Further to the heebeejeebees post above ,in the setup, I rigged up a poorboy indexer using a sprocket with the required number of teeth.

If the damaged gear has enough left to consistently engage...
Forum: Welding 11-24-2021, 02:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 581
Posted By camdigger
it is pretty..... Plasma I got. The...

it is pretty.....

Plasma I got.

The fishmouth cut templates took some time last time I tried this though. I think there will be a significant amount of cardboard assisted design when I take...
Forum: Machining 11-23-2021, 08:51 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,193
Posted By camdigger
Think they'll have the roads in BC open by the...

Think they'll have the roads in BC open by the time they get here?
Forum: Machining 11-19-2021, 11:11 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,193
Posted By camdigger
This will likely give everyone here the...

This will likely give everyone here the heebeejeebees, but when I needed a NLA pinion gear for a WW II Hiebert lathe, I freehand ground a single point HSS to match the profile of the best teeth left...
Forum: Welding 11-14-2021, 08:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 581
Posted By camdigger
Yes, I'd seen that. A LOT of welding for not...

Yes, I'd seen that. A LOT of welding for not much else but practice.
Forum: Welding 11-14-2021, 11:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 581
Posted By camdigger
Rocket stove build...maybe

Went down this rabbit hole this morning. https://youtu.be/fieXrhdO-Eg

He built a rocket stove from what appears to be 4" ID x 1/8" wall pipe. I have 4 and 5" ID casing scraps in stock that are...
Forum: Fabrication 11-04-2021, 07:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 891
Posted By camdigger
If I were to build brackets, I would seriously...

If I were to build brackets, I would seriously consider hammer forms. Check this link...https://youtu.be/oPgeZX46QTE

And if you're in love with brackets with holes in them and don't have every...
Forum: Machining 10-24-2021, 10:25 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,193
Posted By camdigger
What is the face width? I have some 5/8" and 1...

What is the face width? I have some 5/8" and 1 1/2" thick Al extrusion. I should have a hunk of brass around too, but can't lay my hands on it ATM. Free sounds a lot better than $700/ft

I've...
Forum: Machining 10-17-2021, 09:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 603
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: 1,452
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: 1,223
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: 1,249
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: 5,945
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: 4,572
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: 4,324
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: 2,121
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: 2,121
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: 2,121
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: 47
Views: 8,961
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: 4,075
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: 4,075
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: 4,075
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: 4,075
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: 4,075
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: 4,075
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...
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