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Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-29-2022, 05:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 141
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Nice use of the old exercise bike. Sent...

Nice use of the old exercise bike.


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Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-28-2022, 09:55 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,553
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A lot of things come into play there. Usually...

A lot of things come into play there. Usually carbide will hold up better overall, but depends on the weld. You probably don’t really have hard spots, unless you quenched the part after welding. ...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-28-2022, 10:04 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,553
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Sounds true to me! Lol Sent from my...

Sounds true to me! Lol


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Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-26-2022, 06:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 560
Posted By toprecycler
Thanks for the idea. Dang you. I have 4 on...

Thanks for the idea. Dang you. I have 4 on order.[emoji35]


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Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 11-26-2022, 07:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 156
Posted By toprecycler
More evidence that we as Americans really take...

More evidence that we as Americans really take our daily life for granted. Probably less than .5% of people under the age of 50 would have a clue on how to use those hand tools.

I’m sure they...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-25-2022, 06:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 338
Posted By toprecycler
They happen because you are in a hurry and 100...

They happen because you are in a hurry and 100 miles from your shop. [emoji38]

Always good to check the basics first.


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Forum: Fabrication 11-25-2022, 08:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 376
Posted By toprecycler
Nice mods to tractor! Sent from my iPhone...

Nice mods to tractor!


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Forum: Machining 11-23-2022, 10:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 349
Posted By toprecycler
This method should work too, as long as you are...

This method should work too, as long as you are comfortable welding parts while they are in the lathe. At work, we use the "small button in hole" way to align parts when welding. But, then again,...
Forum: Machining 11-23-2022, 07:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 349
Posted By toprecycler
Sprocket

It was built once before. You can do it again. The more challenging part might be deciding if it should be heat treated or not.

You might be able to face off the piece with the gear flat,...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-22-2022, 04:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 224
Posted By toprecycler
I think the bottom picture tells the wiring. I...

I think the bottom picture tells the wiring. I think for 220 3 phase, you will connect the three main power wires to number 1, 2, 3. The connections will need to match the number on the wires...
Forum: Fabrication 11-21-2022, 12:34 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 25,289
Posted By toprecycler
Tool holders

One other thing that seems to help with finding stock quickly, is I write the sizes of material on the ends with a bic/ paper mate wite out correction pen. The pens can be found in the stationary...
Forum: Fabrication 11-21-2022, 12:22 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 25,289
Posted By toprecycler
Couple pics of the saw accessories I have made/...

Couple pics of the saw accessories I have made/ use.

The flat bar with the round pieces welded to it is used when I have a small piece that cannot be held by the back jaw. I had added a bigger...
Forum: Fabrication 11-19-2022, 01:56 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 25,289
Posted By toprecycler
Half the shop complains that I do organize it. ...

Half the shop complains that I do organize it. But I find if I make a home for something, and label it as it’s home, it tends to get put back. But not everyone cares, but it does help 90% of the...
Forum: Fabrication 11-18-2022, 08:09 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 25,289
Posted By toprecycler
Couple more pics. I made some hangers from...

Couple more pics. I made some hangers from hangers from my uniforms. I straightened, and then twisted four of them together to create hangers for the bigger calipers. Gets them out of the toolbox. ...
Forum: Fabrication 11-18-2022, 03:05 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 25,289
Posted By toprecycler
The drill, or the custom Chuck key I...

The drill, or the custom Chuck key I made?[emoji38]


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Forum: Fabrication 11-18-2022, 06:51 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 25,289
Posted By toprecycler
Made a few updates to some organization shelves/...

Made a few updates to some organization shelves/ fixtures. Mainly did some cleaning and painting. Been slow at work, so getting area spruced up. I need to learn to take time to paint it when I build...
Forum: Shop & Safety 11-15-2022, 12:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 204
Posted By toprecycler
Maybe we need a thread like this in each...

Maybe we need a thread like this in each category.[emoji38]


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Forum: Shop & Safety 11-15-2022, 06:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 204
Posted By toprecycler
I figured out why my diesel hand pump stopped...

I figured out why my diesel hand pump stopped pumping diesel yesterday. The drop tube was not in the fuel anymore. I had pumped above the level.[emoji38]

I am using one of the plastic UBC totes...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-11-2022, 10:07 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 8,632
Posted By toprecycler
We like progress! Sent from my iPhone...

We like progress!


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Forum: Welding 11-06-2022, 07:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 219
Posted By toprecycler
I never seen those collets before. Guess I need...

I never seen those collets before. Guess I need to look into them.

I know CK definitely has been having supply chain problems. I ordered a new tig torch back in late 2021, and it was like 2-3...
Forum: Machining 11-01-2022, 07:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By toprecycler
Surface grinder

What suggestions would you have for packing wheels better?

I was thinking of making some wood boxes, and standing wheels on edge, with a 1/8” piece of plywood ( Lu-Ann)?? As spacers between each...
Forum: Machining 10-30-2022, 07:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By toprecycler
Pictures of some of the wheels. All boxes in...

Pictures of some of the wheels. All boxes in truck are more of same.

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166077
166078
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Forum: Machining 10-30-2022, 07:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By toprecycler
Surface grinder

So I went and picked up new surface grinder today. Not sure why I actually bought it, other than all the wheels that came with it. Can’t say I really have a need for it, other than I have been...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 10-30-2022, 12:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,321
Posted By toprecycler
That is hell of a bar. I’m glad I don’t have...

That is hell of a bar. I’m glad I don’t have trees that big.


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Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 10-29-2022, 08:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 690
Posted By toprecycler
Nice project Kevin! Sent from my iPhone...

Nice project Kevin!


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