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Forum: Machining 02-04-2019, 05:25 PM
Replies: 19
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Posted By Barn Owl
The Hougen cutters I found on Amazon last week...

The Hougen cutters I found on Amazon last week that were 2.375" were around $300! The one that Dan found is the "cheap" version at $158.00, but they were the correct size. I have only three holes to...
Forum: Machining 02-04-2019, 01:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 907
Posted By Barn Owl
Never mind I just found it on Amazon. Some reason...

Never mind I just found it on Amazon. Some reason on my home computer the search did not find it, but on my phone it went right to it.
Forum: Machining 02-04-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 907
Posted By Barn Owl
Really! I have only been able to find 2.375 on...

Really! I have only been able to find 2.375 on Amazon. Can you attach the link to the Amazon page?
Forum: Machining 02-04-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 907
Posted By Barn Owl
Boring a 2.5 hole with a Hougen mag drill

Over in the Fabrication forum I have been building an iron worker from the ground up. The main pivot axle is 2.5" diameter bore through the 1.5" steel frame and arm. The largest annular cutter I can...
Forum: Fabrication 02-13-2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,018
Posted By Barn Owl
Does the ohms law work for magnets? i never...

Does the ohms law work for magnets? i never thought of figuring it out that way. I will try it.
Forum: Fabrication 02-12-2018, 10:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,018
Posted By Barn Owl
Dyno mags

So years ago you guys may remember that I scored a dynomometer that pretty much was not working. I have used various components off of the machine for different projects but I have always wanted to...
Forum: Fabrication 01-26-2018, 10:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,926
Posted By Barn Owl
Wolf, I was cautioning about slowing the drill...

Wolf, I was cautioning about slowing the drill while using a drill mounted nibbler. What you have is a drill mounted shear and appears to be much more stout than my nibbler. I may look into your...
Forum: Fabrication 01-24-2018, 10:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,325
Posted By Barn Owl
I am going to be using this for my Iron worker...

I am going to be using this for my Iron worker build! I mostly have the pivot points worked out using physical models but this will help me fine tune the placement. Awesome! Thanks for posting this...
Forum: Fabrication 01-24-2018, 10:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,926
Posted By Barn Owl
Be careful with the drill type nibbler on 16 ga....

Be careful with the drill type nibbler on 16 ga. I bought one of those and it works great until you slow down. If you have a drill that can lock the trigger on full throttle, use that one. It uses...
Forum: Fabrication 01-24-2018, 01:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,602
Posted By Barn Owl
Well that is one way to fix the problem. I guess...

Well that is one way to fix the problem. I guess I will add "build a baby Bobcat" to my list.

Cutter, yeah a figured when you are pushing it with brute force your feet tend to be way back behind...
Forum: Fabrication 01-23-2018, 09:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,602
Posted By Barn Owl
So to paint a bit of a clearer picture of my...

So to paint a bit of a clearer picture of my project, in the photo you can see a welded tab that looks like a domino on the suspension arm. It has 6 holes drilled into it and is facing rearward....
Forum: Fabrication 01-23-2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,602
Posted By Barn Owl
They are standard wheel chair tires. They do not...

They are standard wheel chair tires. They do not have a valve but they seem like they may be permanently air filled. But remember they are not holding the weight of the lift, they are just pushing.
Forum: Fabrication 01-23-2018, 12:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,602
Posted By Barn Owl
The transmission had a sprocket on one side and I...

The transmission had a sprocket on one side and I needed to be some other kind of shaft because a chain was not going to work for this application. I welded on a 3/4" nut and I am thinking my...
Forum: Fabrication 01-21-2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,602
Posted By Barn Owl
Here is the transmission from the old craftsman...

Here is the transmission from the old craftsman riding lawnmower. it is a 2:1 ratio, and will be used for the steering box.
Forum: Fabrication 01-21-2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,602
Posted By Barn Owl
Ok back at it. I have done about half of the...

Ok back at it.
I have done about half of the welding and fab work but there is still quite a bit to go. Here are the motors just mocked up in the targeted location but still working on some...
Forum: Fabrication 01-17-2018, 12:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,602
Posted By Barn Owl
I have the hard smooth floor for most of where...

I have the hard smooth floor for most of where this will live, but this unit I am building is going to have independent suspension so it can travel over thresholds and uneven concrete if need be.
Forum: Fabrication 01-17-2018, 12:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,294
Posted By Barn Owl
The trucks that deliver these long containers do...

The trucks that deliver these long containers do not need 40 + 40 to pull out from under it. They roll off half way then tip the rails of the roll off up steep and it rolls off the rest of the way....
Forum: Fabrication 01-16-2018, 11:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,602
Posted By Barn Owl
I have had my annual parade float distract me...

I have had my annual parade float distract me from this project so now I will be back at it soon.
I have more pics but just need to load them up.
Hiway I was thinking that same thing, I wish I...
Forum: Fabrication 01-06-2018, 01:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,602
Posted By Barn Owl
The wheel chair works like a skid steer where to...

The wheel chair works like a skid steer where to turn left the wheels spin in opposite directions, and the same for turning right. Since this new arrangement will be designed like a real fork lift...
Forum: Fabrication 01-06-2018, 01:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,602
Posted By Barn Owl
Lift-Rite a Go Go

Several Months ago I bought a small Lift Rite hand push/hydraulic lift small fork lift. It is a really cool and very functional in tight spaces but it is very hard to push under load.
Someone also...
Forum: Fabrication 10-30-2017, 11:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,390
Posted By Barn Owl
Walker is exactly right, they peddled those...

Walker is exactly right, they peddled those things at the county fair here in So Cal and I finally bought one. Worked great until I slowed and it popped the head right off. the fair was still going...
Forum: Fabrication 08-01-2017, 09:33 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 17,659
Posted By Barn Owl
Thanks guys I am still on it and will keep you...

Thanks guys I am still on it and will keep you all informed as progress continues.

Keith, thanks for clarifying that, don't worry about missing the post, this project is moving at a glacial pace...
Forum: Fabrication 07-31-2017, 09:24 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 17,659
Posted By Barn Owl
I had to take some time off of this project to...

I had to take some time off of this project to concentrate on other projects, but it is still getting put together one piece at a time (Johnny Cash).
I have maintained a friendship with my old...
Forum: Fabrication 07-02-2016, 10:11 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 17,659
Posted By Barn Owl
Yes they are single action. I may have to put...

Yes they are single action. I may have to put some weight on them to get them to return.
I cut them long as well then cut off the extra after the lathe work was done. I experienced a lot of...
Forum: Fabrication 07-02-2016, 12:38 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 17,659
Posted By Barn Owl
This next phase was a bit daunting because the...

This next phase was a bit daunting because the rod is extremely hard. The hard chrome on the surface would not even bite with the file test. I had to resharpen my carbide tooling repeatedly. But in...
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