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Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-14-2022, 09:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 670
Posted By CaddmannQ
Ah ha! I never made the connection.

Ah ha!

I never made the connection.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-11-2022, 08:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 670
Posted By CaddmannQ
I have not seen it in person. This is just a...

I have not seen it in person. This is just a photograph she sent me.
It is close to a door jam but it’s not close to any switches.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-11-2022, 06:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 670
Posted By CaddmannQ
Mystery device!

Mystery device!

My daughter found this screwed to the wall of her garage when she moved into her house. Nobody has any idea what it is. Maybe you guys can help?
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 07-11-2022, 06:40 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,146
Posted By CaddmannQ
I did this 10 years ago. We went to the...

I did this 10 years ago.

We went to the local car dealers looking for a car for my wife. Everybody had an electric car in the showroom, so I fawned over it until the salesman thought I was...
Forum: Fabrication 06-19-2022, 07:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,250
Posted By CaddmannQ
They’re mostly into these rusty paint jobs that...

They’re mostly into these rusty paint jobs that look like you just pulled something out of a junk pile.
Forum: Fabrication 06-19-2022, 01:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,250
Posted By CaddmannQ
I did take a photograph that shows two welds...

I did take a photograph that shows two welds after they were dressed off.
Forum: Fabrication 06-19-2022, 01:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,250
Posted By CaddmannQ
I Changed the tungsten six times for four welds,...

I Changed the tungsten six times for four welds, buddy. It seems to be drawn magnetically to the puddle.

First I bobbed off a left and right brake arm. I stacked identical unbobbed arms on top...
Forum: Fabrication 06-18-2022, 10:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,250
Posted By CaddmannQ
A few are motorized, but it’s a bicycle club.

A few are motorized, but it’s a bicycle club.
Forum: Fabrication 06-18-2022, 02:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,250
Posted By CaddmannQ
From the House of Baaaad Brakes

I broke out the TIG welder again today, and it went well. I was frustrated with the welder and I couldn’t seem to get it to pulse as needed.

I finally shut off the pulse and used the pedal and...
Forum: Shop & Safety 06-10-2022, 05:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,055
Posted By CaddmannQ
Well after all that, yeah, why not go the extra...

Well after all that, yeah, why not go the extra mile?

My daughter brought me this weird pressed steel artifact from the General Motors corporation that is begging me to do something artistic with...
Forum: Shop & Safety 06-10-2022, 04:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,055
Posted By CaddmannQ
I have balanced many many bike wheels and car...

I have balanced many many bike wheels and car wheels but I have never balanced a grinder wheel.

The old Baldor outlasted of the life of one farmer already, and it will outlast me. I got it free in...
Forum: Shop & Safety 06-08-2022, 07:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,055
Posted By CaddmannQ
Until I read all your comments, It did not occur...

Until I read all your comments, It did not occur to me that these things had a little slop on the arbor.

I loosened the wheels and re-tightened them after minor re-positioning and it is definitely...
Forum: Shop & Safety 06-05-2022, 05:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,055
Posted By CaddmannQ
Vibration

I have this annoying problem, that sometimes my grinder vibrates the workbench enough to shake tools off onto the ground.

Is there a tried-and-true method for doing this mounting such that it...
Forum: Fabrication 05-27-2022, 12:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,763
Posted By CaddmannQ
I think I’ve also got enough room for a drop...

I think I’ve also got enough room for a drop hammer, but I’m afraid that my neighbors might have me arrested at that point.

I’ve run out of wall space and I had to hang my new bicycle tools on the...
Forum: Welding 05-27-2022, 11:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,351
Posted By CaddmannQ
I think a good deal of the problem is in the...

I think a good deal of the problem is in the packaging.

These rods don’t come in a sealed can, but in a plastic package with sticky labels.

I had four different packs of that Vulcan welding rod...
Forum: Welding 05-24-2022, 06:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,351
Posted By CaddmannQ
I did a bunch more practicing with the stick...

I did a bunch more practicing with the stick welder after my last experience and I came to this conclusion.

Do not buy welding rods at harbor freight.

Where it says AWS on the side?

Asian...
Forum: Welding 05-24-2022, 05:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,651
Posted By CaddmannQ
I’ve had my Victor regulators, small and standard...

I’ve had my Victor regulators, small and standard size, rebuilt at Fresno Oxy.

I’ve had torches rebuilt there too.

Now they don’t want to do it. They just want to sell you Chinese stuff.
Maybe...
Forum: Fabrication 05-19-2022, 01:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,763
Posted By CaddmannQ
Once I cut 4 inches out of the middle I will have...

Once I cut 4 inches out of the middle I will have two 2 inch edges to weld back together. That fender has a 1” radius so there’s only gonna be about one inch of flat metal.

I think I’m gonna need...
Forum: Fabrication 05-19-2022, 01:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,763
Posted By CaddmannQ
I am taking Bets here…

I bought this trailer fender from tractor supply company but it is 4 inches wider than what I need.

I’m gonna cut a four-inch strip out of the middle, tack it back together with the strip...
Forum: Fabrication 05-09-2022, 01:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,158
Posted By CaddmannQ
However big you think the hinges are? Make them...

However big you think the hinges are? Make them one size bigger.
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 05-06-2022, 11:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,574
Posted By CaddmannQ
Thank you Shade Tree.

Thank you Shade Tree.
Forum: Fabrication 05-06-2022, 11:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,704
Posted By CaddmannQ
That will make the welding a joy. I will...

That will make the welding a joy.

I will have to flip my VW chassis over and over, so I may build something similar. I won't make it adjustable. I can sandbag if the balance isn't perfect.
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 05-05-2022, 07:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,574
Posted By CaddmannQ
I'm building a big scratch custom bicycle. It...

I'm building a big scratch custom bicycle. It will be heavier than a factory cruiser bike.

I will be adding to the weight, so more inertia (yay!) but I wish to add as little as possible. One mm...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 05-05-2022, 07:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,574
Posted By CaddmannQ
Irregular action was my fear. Also I didn't...

Irregular action was my fear.

Also I didn't want to wait a week.

But I found some better tubing. It will need a little body work, but the thickness is perfect. I was thinking about a special...
Forum: Machining 05-05-2022, 07:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,457
Posted By CaddmannQ
There's one where they fix an 8' loader tire with...

There's one where they fix an 8' loader tire with a big chunk out of the tread.

You wanna get black? There's a blackface job, grinding rubber for 3 hours to prep the inside and outside patch.
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