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Forum: Fabrication 01-14-2019, 09:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 536
Posted By Lu47Dan
Rail tank car with the ends cut out, set in...

Rail tank car with the ends cut out, set in place, cover with compacted clay above water line at flood and then build road on top of that. If I remember correctly they end up being about 37' long...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-10-2019, 12:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 747
Posted By Lu47Dan
Far as I know pex can be used for compressed air....

Far as I know pex can be used for compressed air.
If you use pex buy it in stick form not coils, one hell of a lot easier to work with than coiled is.
Dan.
Forum: Machining 01-10-2019, 11:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,059
Posted By Lu47Dan
Weld smoke and grinding dust are hell on machine...

Weld smoke and grinding dust are hell on machine tools.
A friend over in Ohio bought a 40' high cube refrigerated sea can, had a bad cooling unit, used it for his shop and office until wife...
Forum: Welding 01-10-2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 941
Posted By Lu47Dan
:D :eek: Got it out of a dumpster at Hammermill...

:D :eek:
Got it out of a dumpster at Hammermill when they were shutting it down. That and a few torch bodies that did not fit the rosebud tip.
Used it the first time to get a thread adapter out of...
Forum: Welding 01-10-2019, 04:29 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 941
Posted By Lu47Dan
Got a big propane rosebud that needs two 60lb...

Got a big propane rosebud that needs two 60lb tanks ganged together to operate right, three would be better.
Used it twice so far, I have two adjustable lp regulators that I adjust to get the...
Forum: Welding 01-06-2019, 11:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,854
Posted By Lu47Dan
60° threading is not hard to learn but takes...

60° threading is not hard to learn but takes practice to get it right. Each lathe is different, I threaded a 2" shaft for a cider press out of SS bar stock, it was a bastard to thread and made one...
Forum: Shop & Safety 01-06-2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 15,594
Posted By Lu47Dan
Weather forecast did not hold true, but I was...

Weather forecast did not hold true, but I was leery of starting the tear off. So I waited. We got rain, and more forecast for this coming Tuesday. After that it is supposed to turn cold for about two...
Forum: Machining 01-06-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 220
Posted By Lu47Dan
Good idea, Ted and nicely done. :D Dan.

Good idea, Ted and nicely done. :D
Dan.
Forum: Machining 01-06-2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 859
Posted By Lu47Dan
Six of one, half dozen of another. It all depends...

Six of one, half dozen of another. It all depends on what you are use to, when tramming the head.
I have used all three methods, listed here, to tram in the head on my mill.
The old single...
Forum: Machining 01-03-2019, 04:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,059
Posted By Lu47Dan
Chris, I have a flat stone about 3 x 7 inches I...

Chris, I have a flat stone about 3 x 7 inches I use to stone the mill table. At one time it was bigger, as the one end is broken off. Works well for getting the high spots cut down but will not cut a...
Forum: Shop & Safety 01-02-2019, 07:03 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 15,594
Posted By Lu47Dan
Well, the weather forecast is favorable to the...

Well, the weather forecast is favorable to the tear off and rebuild of the south side of the roof. A little snow but no rain until next Monday.
So I am going to try to get it done, this week.
Dan.
Forum: Machining 12-31-2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,059
Posted By Lu47Dan
Chris, dye the surface or use a sharpie to lay...

Chris, dye the surface or use a sharpie to lay out the hole pattern, this will give you a visual reference to the hole locations while you are moving location on the plate.
Add a secondary pattern...
Forum: Machining 12-30-2018, 08:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 538
Posted By Lu47Dan
Woodstove works well to anneal a hardened piece...

Woodstove works well to anneal a hardened piece of steel. I have some two foot long pieces of round stock that were harder than the hubs of hell that I tossed in the woodstove overnight, that now...
Forum: Machining 12-29-2018, 04:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 839
Posted By Lu47Dan
I would buy the carbide tipped hole saw but not...

I would buy the carbide tipped hole saw but not Dewalt. Buy a Champion CT5 in the correct size you need. I have not had much good luck with Dewalt drills bits and saw blades. On the other hand the...
Forum: Shop & Safety 12-28-2018, 04:19 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 15,594
Posted By Lu47Dan
Thanks, Ted. Funny, I do live on a hilltop...

Thanks, Ted.
Funny, I do live on a hilltop here.:D
Dan.
Forum: Shop & Safety 12-27-2018, 07:20 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 15,594
Posted By Lu47Dan
Well, yesterday was the day. The weather finally...

Well, yesterday was the day. The weather finally cooperated with putting the roof sheeting on.
I got home from work and decided to work on the roof. I laid out the length and cut the tails of the...
Forum: Shop & Safety 12-25-2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 15,594
Posted By Lu47Dan
Well yesterday, I finished up the cutting jig. ...

Well yesterday, I finished up the cutting jig.
Took a shipping pallet apart and burnt the last of the wood and burnables from the roof.
Do not know if I will do anything on it today or not.
Dan.
Forum: Shop & Safety 12-22-2018, 05:13 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 15,594
Posted By Lu47Dan
Update Well since my last post to this thread,...

Update
Well since my last post to this thread, I have finished up installing the purlins, the west end facia board, all of the north eave facia board and I am ready to install the east facia board,...
Forum: Machining 12-22-2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 650
Posted By Lu47Dan
Monkeyed it up did you? :devil: Nice save. :D ...

Monkeyed it up did you? :devil:
Nice save. :D
Dan.
Forum: Shop & Safety 12-17-2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 15,594
Posted By Lu47Dan
Yep, during the week, and on weekends if my...

Yep, during the week, and on weekends if my brother is working at his buddies shop.
Once I am ready to put the steel roofing on, my brother and a few friends are going to take a vacation day to get...
Forum: Shop & Safety 12-17-2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 15,594
Posted By Lu47Dan
Well, it is ready for the purlins now. Photos...

Well, it is ready for the purlins now.
Photos attached.
Replaced the bad rafter and installed new jack studs. I need to pick up some shorter screws tomorrow, the ones I used were 3-1/2" long....
Forum: Shop & Safety 12-17-2018, 10:50 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 15,594
Posted By Lu47Dan
Forgot to mention, I need to buy more lumber, the...

Forgot to mention, I need to buy more lumber, the way my Dad built the original flat roof included a 1-1/2" overhang of the 1 X 12 pine decking boards as a drip edge. Now fifty some years later, it...
Forum: Shop & Safety 12-17-2018, 10:02 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 15,594
Posted By Lu47Dan
I have the north roof stripped to the rafters and...

I have the north roof stripped to the rafters and most all the demo work done on it. There is a little more demo to do, than to clean up the attic floor and replace the jack studs under the rafters....
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 12-16-2018, 10:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,307
Posted By Lu47Dan
Ouch! Nothing that a few hundred dollars in...

Ouch!
Nothing that a few hundred dollars in parts won't fix :devil:
Why would some one put it back together like that. :confused:
Dan.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 12-16-2018, 09:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,311
Posted By Lu47Dan
Walk away...... For awhile, do something...

Walk away......

For awhile, do something else for a few hours or days.... Sometimes it helps.
I had a tractor that would not start in wet or rainy weather, after a week of running the wiring. I...
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