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Forum: Shop & Safety Today, 09:28 AM
Replies: 26
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Posted By threepiece
This is a dandy extension horse I created to...

This is a dandy extension horse I created to support the beams. I wasn’t sure how well it would work as I was making them, I was pleasantly surprised.

The horizontal channel drops down onto a...
Forum: Shop & Safety Today, 09:12 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 435
Posted By threepiece
One of two loads of W12x35 beams. My supplier...

One of two loads of W12x35 beams. My supplier allowed me to take half or them at a time so I wouldn’t be too overwhelmed.
Forum: Shop & Safety Today, 08:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 435
Posted By threepiece
These are two 1/2” thick connecting plates that...

These are two 1/2” thick connecting plates that are to be welded to these end wall beams. These plates will be attached to the beams that go to the west wall. There is where the ramp to the second...
Forum: Shop & Safety Today, 08:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 435
Posted By threepiece
The set-up for straightening the beams. Notice...

The set-up for straightening the beams. Notice the aluminum block directly under the ram. This is a stop to prevent over bending. I pressed all the weld locations using this stop, it worked perfectly.
Forum: Shop & Safety Today, 08:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 435
Posted By threepiece
I needed to move my 50 ton press in order to...

I needed to move my 50 ton press in order to process these 18 feet long beams for straightening. I decided I want to make this job easy, especially for future use as I am no longer getting

All...
Forum: Shop & Safety Today, 08:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 435
Posted By threepiece
Pictures for previous post #21.

Pictures for previous post #21.
Forum: Shop & Safety Today, 08:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 435
Posted By threepiece
These 6x8 channels are the most complicated...

These 6x8 channels are the most complicated pieces. They have numerous attachments for support, hanging joists and mounting facia. The result after welding was warp. They will be placed on top of the...
Forum: Shop & Safety Today, 08:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 435
Posted By threepiece
For processing the beams I decided to create a...

For processing the beams I decided to create a workspace under the awning of my shop. This meant removing everything that had accumulated over the years and replacing the often muddy floor with...
Forum: Shop & Safety Today, 08:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 435
Posted By threepiece
I made special tooling to form the rivet heads. I...

I made special tooling to form the rivet heads. I used an 8 pound hammer and a 300 pound anvil to transmit the energy.
Forum: Shop & Safety Today, 07:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 435
Posted By threepiece
Stick-out length is important. Here I am using a...

Stick-out length is important. Here I am using a toe clamp block to mark the rivets for trimming.
Forum: Shop & Safety Today, 07:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 435
Posted By threepiece
I don’t remember exactly the process I used but I...

I don’t remember exactly the process I used but I can see here I made a 1/4” hole in all three pieces and placed a pin to locate them. I then welded three edges.

The wood is a locate jig for the...
Forum: Shop & Safety Today, 07:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 435
Posted By threepiece
Rather than placing the girders on top of the...

Rather than placing the girders on top of the columns I decided to connect them to the flanges of the girders. This I thought would reduce the need for bracing which might interfere with a trolley or...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical Yesterday, 05:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,187
Posted By threepiece
This is not adding up for me. Twelve eights = 1...

This is not adding up for me. Twelve eights = 1 1/2” right?
Forum: Shop & Safety 06-11-2021, 11:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 435
Posted By threepiece
The girders all have stanchions welded to the top...

The girders all have stanchions welded to the top at 24” intervals. These now must all be removed because of a design change. The plan was to connect 8” channel to the stanchions but I decided on a...
Forum: Shop & Safety 06-11-2021, 10:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 435
Posted By threepiece
The girders consist of two W12x45 and one W14x53...

The girders consist of two W12x45 and one W14x53 for a total of 56 feet. The columns are W 8x31.

Here I am locating all the holes In the girders and columns with a single drill jig.
Forum: Shop & Safety 06-11-2021, 10:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 435
Posted By threepiece
Here I am filling the block with concrete. I...

Here I am filling the block with concrete. I converted a ten gallon air tank To a dump pot of sorts. I fashioned a gate valve on one end of the tank and provision for lifting on the other. I also...
Forum: Shop & Safety 06-11-2021, 10:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 435
Posted By threepiece
I arrived equipped with the equipment and...

I arrived equipped with the equipment and knowledge to place the concrete block. After not completing the first course in two days I decided to give up.

I located two young Amish men to complete...
Forum: Shop & Safety 06-11-2021, 09:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 435
Posted By threepiece
What a relief to be working above ground from now...

What a relief to be working above ground from now on. The rain was regular and made everything slower. This included walking on a slippery hillside with three pounds of mud attached to each boot.
...
Forum: Shop & Safety 06-11-2021, 09:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 435
Posted By threepiece
I have had a few rough days in the past, the day...

I have had a few rough days in the past, the day we placed this footing was the roughest.

The two concrete suppliers were booked for weeks. The only way to get delivery was with a cancellation....
Forum: Shop & Safety 06-11-2021, 09:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 435
Posted By threepiece
It is important to remember that every minute...

It is important to remember that every minute counts when taking time off work for a job sight 300 miles away and the only resource you have is carried in by yourself. This is the theme I have...
Forum: Shop & Safety 06-10-2021, 10:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 435
Posted By threepiece
My first and by far the biggest mistake was...

My first and by far the biggest mistake was choosing the wrong sight and removing some 400 cubic yards from a hillside. I had reasons for choosing the sight but I was delusional at the time. I now...
Forum: Shop & Safety 06-10-2021, 06:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 435
Posted By threepiece
No, it was an oversight. I’ll simply add it to...

No, it was an oversight. I’ll simply add it to the growing list of mistakes I have made while making this barn. I plan to share some of the bigger ones with you fellows but I don’t have time to tell...
Forum: Shop & Safety 06-09-2021, 09:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 435
Posted By threepiece
Barn Trek, Custom Made Shop, Steel heavy

Some of you fellows may be wondering what cockamamie project will I be doing next. I seem to need a certain amount of uncertainty and complexity in my life and this barn has provided. Like many big...
Forum: Fabrication 06-08-2021, 09:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,122
Posted By threepiece
Here here! Abrasive saws in a metal shop...

Here here!

Abrasive saws in a metal shop should only be used to cut material too hard for a toothed saw, preferably outdoors. They are handy to cut stock on a job site where a band saw is too...
Forum: Fabrication 04-23-2021, 10:09 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 22,187
Posted By threepiece
Maiden voyage for this trailer today. I hauled...

Maiden voyage for this trailer today. I hauled 4,400 lbs. of crushed stone 4.5 miles. I never intended to use this on road but saving $55 delivery charge compelled me. I don’t have the winch done yet...
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