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Forum: Fabrication Today, 09:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 170
Posted By Ironman
I like your table, nice find.

I like your table, nice find.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical Today, 08:42 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,398
Posted By Ironman
I forgot how wide the shop is going to be, but if...

I forgot how wide the shop is going to be, but if lifting long trusses, you need a spreader bar so the truss is lifted in two points. Here's how I did my spreader.
Forum: Welding Yesterday, 10:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 169
Posted By Ironman
The output from the machine is adjustable from 40...

The output from the machine is adjustable from 40 to 75 psi.
I've been searching the net for info on regulators and found this, discussing a two regulator system:
As you choose a higher and higher...
Forum: Welding Yesterday, 08:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 169
Posted By Ironman
I went astray assuming that the regulator in the...

I went astray assuming that the regulator in the machine would do the job, and at least in my case it does not. It may be fine at 120psi incoming air but that's it.
Forum: Shop & Safety 03-30-2020, 08:25 PM
Replies: 1,029
Views: 48,099
Posted By Ironman
Like the door, it looks good. You know, an 1/8"...

Like the door, it looks good.
You know, an 1/8" isn't going to make a noticeable difference. The stair base you have looks good from here.
The human mind is trained to 7 and 10 stairs, and if you...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 03-30-2020, 08:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,398
Posted By Ironman
It sounds like a good father&son project. And...

It sounds like a good father&son project. And three days to do that is about right for an old guy:D
Forum: Welding 03-30-2020, 08:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 169
Posted By Ironman
Plasma Torch thoughts

I have tweaked and fine tuned my settings for the plasma table over the years to try to get the perfect dross free cut.
I began to notice that when the machine is blowing air for tip cool down,...
Forum: Welding 03-30-2020, 08:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 237
Posted By Ironman
If you do get into the guts of it, check that the...

If you do get into the guts of it, check that the photocells are functioning properly and are clean of smoke.
Forum: Welding 03-29-2020, 11:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 237
Posted By Ironman
Has this got wet or been in the rain at any time?...

Has this got wet or been in the rain at any time?
They all use the same electronics, and I have killed one, not Miller brand, but they are the same under the plastic. It was just a little rain and I...
Forum: Machining 03-24-2020, 07:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 421
Posted By Ironman
That is going to be way better than a cast vise

That is going to be way better than a cast vise
Forum: Machining 03-24-2020, 06:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 421
Posted By Ironman
Nice vise Ted. What is the story behind it? did...

Nice vise Ted.
What is the story behind it? did you build it?
Forum: Machining 03-24-2020, 11:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 568
Posted By Ironman
Are these bolts to attach buckets on a vertical...

Are these bolts to attach buckets on a vertical belt?
Forum: Shop & Safety 03-23-2020, 09:14 PM
Replies: 1,029
Views: 48,099
Posted By Ironman
That's cool:):)

That's cool:):)
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 03-23-2020, 05:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 288
Posted By Ironman
Oh yes it is. The history of this unit is that...

Oh yes it is.
The history of this unit is that it was from Vietnam, and with their ambient temp it probably never saw the gauge down to zero.
They didn't need antifreeze either as I discovered. I...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 03-23-2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 288
Posted By Ironman
I used my made in US imported infra-red temp gun...

I used my made in US imported infra-red temp gun (Which I paid $400 for 30 years ago)

The dash gauge does not even pretend to be accurate, just white, green, red zone stuff.

Just seems that for...
Forum: Shop & Safety 03-23-2020, 09:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 182
Posted By Ironman
Seems like you are going to find things you never...

Seems like you are going to find things you never knew you had when it gets all set up.
It is a nice shop setup.

We were planning to get over there for a shop tour, but sure enough, The Road...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 03-23-2020, 01:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 288
Posted By Ironman
I think that's common to the species. I have to...

I think that's common to the species. I have to say this little thing surprises me all the time. I had a full 500 gal propane tank, and it would easily lift one end and swing it. I may have been able...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 03-22-2020, 09:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 288
Posted By Ironman
Operating temp

Today I had to use the track hoe to position a propane tank.
I have been noticing that the operating temp goes into the edge of the green zone and sits there. It climbs to that line fairly quick....
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 03-22-2020, 09:01 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,398
Posted By Ironman
good thing you have a manual. Was Scott right?

good thing you have a manual.
Was Scott right?
Forum: Machining 03-22-2020, 08:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 712
Posted By Ironman
That's ugly. Naw, they aren't WWF stars, that's...

That's ugly. Naw, they aren't WWF stars, that's the tapping crew:D
Forum: Machining 03-21-2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 712
Posted By Ironman
I'm sure I am not either, but for smaller rod...

I'm sure I am not either, but for smaller rod stock I do use a threading die in the lathe.

I want to see Keith use a 1" pipe tap to thread a hole in the lathe:devil:

I might learn something....
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 03-21-2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 754
Posted By Ironman
What are you planning for the transmission?

What are you planning for the transmission?
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 03-21-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 754
Posted By Ironman
Spark plug holes in aluminum....ugh.:eek: An...

Spark plug holes in aluminum....ugh.:eek:

An acquaintance, Greasy Joe, came by with his truck, a Ford Triton making a clicking sound at idle. I determined that a plug hole was stripped and the...
Forum: Machining 03-21-2020, 07:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 345
Posted By Ironman
or a Dutch key, if the shaft was bigger. For 1/2"...

or a Dutch key, if the shaft was bigger. For 1/2" shaft setscrews will do.
Forum: Fabrication 03-19-2020, 09:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 391
Posted By Ironman
I would line them up when you draw them in the...

I would line them up when you draw them in the plasma program. On two opposing sides of the disk, draw a slot 1/8" deep and 1/16" wide into the outer edge with the plasma. When you hit burn, they...
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