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Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 03-17-2019, 09:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 828
Posted By Steeveedee
Last month we had to change a couple harnesses on...

Last month we had to change a couple harnesses on my wife's car because rats chewed on them. I don't know if Dodge uses wires with the soy-based insulation, but it would be an easy check, looking for...
Forum: Machining 03-15-2019, 05:13 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,962
Posted By Steeveedee
Well, now, that was interesting reading.:D ...

Well, now, that was interesting reading.:D

So many people willing to help but getting biffed by attitude. Crazy. I used to see it all the time as a mechanic. One crazy example- this gal comes in...
Forum: Welding 03-05-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 464
Posted By Steeveedee
Yes, an expansion joint would allow the materials...

Yes, an expansion joint would allow the materials to "live" together over a range of temperatures. Temperature control is highly developed on modern spacecraft, and the temperature range mentioned is...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 02-27-2019, 10:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 357
Posted By Steeveedee
I'll check it out. My "blades" are used for wood...

I'll check it out. My "blades" are used for wood carving. I bought some O1 steel awhile back to make some chisels, but haven't done anything with it yet. I've been busy with too much other stuff.
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 11-05-2018, 09:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,805
Posted By Steeveedee
Well, I'm not married to a precise angle, so...

Well, I'm not married to a precise angle, so maybe less of a bend may be beneficial, in terms of stiffness. I'll look over their site in a bit. I'm catching up on many sites and my email after taking...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 10-30-2018, 09:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 407
Posted By Steeveedee
One of my dad's friends had a '56 Chevy wagon. He...

One of my dad's friends had a '56 Chevy wagon. He used Quaker State non-detergent oil, because it leaked and burned enough oil that it was the only oil he could afford. I'm not knocking him, btw....
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 10-30-2018, 09:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 407
Posted By Steeveedee
Heh, we had a '52 Dodge "1/4T" truck back in the...

Heh, we had a '52 Dodge "1/4T" truck back in the mid- '60s. "1/4T" was quite the joke, because it had dual rear leaf springs and could carry a bed full of flagstone back down off the mountains near...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 10-30-2018, 05:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,805
Posted By Steeveedee
OK, that's great! I want to make two bends at 90°...

OK, that's great! I want to make two bends at 90° so that the handle of the carving tool is offset from the cutting edge. This way I can get into tight spots in carvings. I have some in the full...
Forum: Fabrication 10-30-2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,333
Posted By Steeveedee
Nice! I've been changing out the fluorescents in...

Nice! I've been changing out the fluorescents in the garage as they burn out and going to LEDs. I hadn't thought of one like this. Ima copy it, too!
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 10-30-2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,805
Posted By Steeveedee
Thanks for the info! I see that generally people...

Thanks for the info! I see that generally people use a forge for gradual cooling, but I don't have one. I did see where a guy stuffed the part into some ashes to cool. I can see that ashes would be...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 10-27-2018, 09:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,324
Posted By Steeveedee
I'd like to find a chunk of metal like that! I...

I'd like to find a chunk of metal like that! I could use an anvil, but the prices are completely out of sight for a guy who is going to use it only occasionally. Guess I could go torch a piece off...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 10-27-2018, 03:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,805
Posted By Steeveedee
I'll see what I can do with pics. I finally have...

I'll see what I can do with pics. I finally have a cell phone that I can take decent pictures with. I get bagged on occasionally at wood working forums for having so few projects posted. I've been...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 10-27-2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,805
Posted By Steeveedee
Thanks! I'll make a couple of blocks with the...

Thanks! I'll make a couple of blocks with the inside radius of the rod on their edges to form the rods over. I have both 3/16" and 1/4" rods to bend.

I'm not too worried about them being brittle....
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 10-24-2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,805
Posted By Steeveedee
All good suggestions; I appreciate them! I'm...

All good suggestions; I appreciate them! I'm going to try to bend the metal over a form that will give an inside corner radius of .125". That's a .25" radius at the center of the rod, and would...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 10-22-2018, 01:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,805
Posted By Steeveedee
Thanks! What I've read elsewhere is "Can be...

Thanks! What I've read elsewhere is "Can be formed using the usual methods", which doesn't help a whole lot. I know O1 is really hard after quenching. Given that these tools won't be under a lot of...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 10-21-2018, 09:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,805
Posted By Steeveedee
Forming Steel

I do a fair amount of wood carving, and have a need for a shape of tool that isn't available except in a size larger than I can use for a carving that I want to make. I watched a few videos about the...
Forum: Fabrication 10-04-2018, 09:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,436
Posted By Steeveedee
Hard to tell with these new materials. When I...

Hard to tell with these new materials. When I laid my Harley down in '72 and bent the left side handle bar, I just put a foot at the pivot axis of the fork and pulled it -sort of- back into shape....
Forum: Fabrication 08-27-2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,836
Posted By Steeveedee
Nice looking spurs, all sets! I'm thinking that...

Nice looking spurs, all sets! I'm thinking that the "cloverleaf" rowels are more rounded on the tips, thus a bit gentler on the horse's flanks? About all I know of horses is which end the fresh hay...
Forum: Fabrication 08-15-2018, 10:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,647
Posted By Steeveedee
That looks like a piece cake to replace, if the...

That looks like a piece cake to replace, if the body is off the frame.
Forum: Fabrication 06-30-2018, 06:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,982
Posted By Steeveedee
Thanks! I haven't had a chance to visit my...

Thanks! I haven't had a chance to visit my brother since I last posted. Maybe someone can make one of these. :D

I found Möbius Strip I, also. Escher did some wild stuff.
Forum: Fabrication 06-21-2018, 09:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,982
Posted By Steeveedee
Yeah, Escher was definitely the man! I made a...

Yeah, Escher was definitely the man! I made a wire form of his "Ants on a Mobius Strip" when I was in the US Navy. A guy can get pretty bored between watches. When I got married, I gave it to one of...
Forum: Fabrication 01-06-2018, 11:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,790
Posted By Steeveedee
I've been in cold sort of close to that, in Idaho...

I've been in cold sort of close to that, in Idaho in '75-'76. I worked in a shop that was heated to 45F, so I can't complain too much. Outside, I've seen it down to -60F with the wind chill factor,...
Forum: Fabrication 08-05-2017, 11:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,189
Posted By Steeveedee
I was expecting Bunnypix?

I was expecting Bunnypix?
Forum: Fabrication 08-05-2017, 07:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,132
Posted By Steeveedee
I told her I'm putting down black and yellow...

I told her I'm putting down black and yellow caution tape. She can tell when she's pulled my chain hard enough, and backed off. MIL isn't completely blind, so that's the way it's going to be.
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Forum: Fabrication 08-05-2017, 01:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,132
Posted By Steeveedee
LOL. Now my wife says NO! to the bumps! I give up.

LOL. Now my wife says NO! to the bumps! I give up.
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