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Forum: Welding Yesterday, 10:28 AM
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Well, at this point they are scrap. You have...

Well, at this point they are scrap. You have nothing to lose but some time and material cost. Now if you were a working fab shop paying employees and huge overhead, would probably be a job to turn...
Forum: Shop & Safety 12-02-2020, 12:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 216
Posted By toprecycler
+1. Earlier this summer an old family friend was...

+1. Earlier this summer an old family friend was working on a skid loader with a friend, and both of them got caught when it moved somehow. I heard it rolled over him and proceeded to spin its tires...
Forum: Fabrication 12-01-2020, 10:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 367
Posted By toprecycler
Wood? Heck I been working with it too at work. ...

Wood? Heck I been working with it too at work. More organization.[emoji4]
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Forum: Fabrication 12-01-2020, 12:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 367
Posted By toprecycler
Nice little stools. Sent from my iPhone...

Nice little stools.


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Forum: Shop & Safety 11-28-2020, 08:00 PM
Replies: 1,226
Views: 82,234
Posted By toprecycler
You can move a lot of stuff with 3/4” pipe too....

You can move a lot of stuff with 3/4” pipe too. As long as you have a flat surface to roll on. Sweep the dirt away before rolling.

Heck, even 1/2” solid round stock will move a lot, and keep the...
Forum: Shop & Safety 11-28-2020, 04:09 PM
Replies: 1,226
Views: 82,234
Posted By toprecycler
Think about how you are going to move them in the...

Think about how you are going to move them in the shop. Do you have machine dollies, or access to them? A crane will the quickest to unload from the truck, but probably will not be able to set it...
Forum: Fabrication 11-26-2020, 02:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,037
Posted By toprecycler
I have a hard time believing it has been three...

I have a hard time believing it has been three years too. I was telling the boss Thanks yesterday, both for the lunch he bought the shop, and how thankful I was that it was three year anniversary of...
Forum: Fabrication 11-25-2020, 11:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,037
Posted By toprecycler
I made some modifications to an adjustable height...

I made some modifications to an adjustable height stand we use for holding long shafts on the lathe and mill. For the mill, we use a roller top, so long shafts can move with the X axis for machining...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-20-2020, 07:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,151
Posted By toprecycler
Looks like that table is ready for some legs with...

Looks like that table is ready for some legs with cross supports about 4” high, just perfect for a pallet jack to move. Then need to pickup a pallet jack. [emoji4]

I am in process of putting...
Forum: Fabrication 11-20-2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,037
Posted By toprecycler
Slowing down at work, and inventory time, so was...

Slowing down at work, and inventory time, so was time to reorganize Bronze bushing stock section. Will make finding drop pieces and new full stock easier.

Also did some painting on other shelf...
Forum: Fabrication 11-20-2020, 06:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,341
Posted By toprecycler
Soon you will have a trailer for every vehicle....

Soon you will have a trailer for every vehicle. Then you can start adding hitches to the back of them and start hauling tandems![emoji4]


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Forum: Machining 11-18-2020, 10:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 296
Posted By toprecycler
I’m fortunate enough to have all quick change...

I’m fortunate enough to have all quick change gears for metric and inch threads on my daily lathe at work. My home lathe, not so much. Too old of a south bend for that.


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Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-18-2020, 10:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 438
Posted By toprecycler
We have seen dirty silt in more than this one...

We have seen dirty silt in more than this one bucket. I did not open this pail myself, so I can’t guarantee that someone put something in it, but I was wondering if the “special additives” could...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-17-2020, 10:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 438
Posted By toprecycler
Attention Ron

Took off lid to repurpose this oil pail today, and was surprised to see all the black sediments on the bottom.

Supposed to be good oil, that was called for in my lathe at work. Ron helped me out...
Forum: Machining 11-17-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 629
Posted By toprecycler
It is a decent start of getting a bigger mill for...

It is a decent start of getting a bigger mill for sure. They have their place in a small shop. Sounds like you could resell it if you decided you did not want it, after comparing it to your other...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-16-2020, 06:53 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,211
Posted By toprecycler
Screenshot! 158481 Sent from my iPhone...

Screenshot!
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Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-15-2020, 11:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 303
Posted By toprecycler
The rounded head nuts look like it allows the...

The rounded head nuts look like it allows the bolt to swivel to be tightened up at different angles. Kinda brings to mind cable rail ends that allows the cable to tighten at different angles.

The...
Forum: Shop & Safety 11-09-2020, 10:31 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 20,161
Posted By toprecycler
Before you know it, all these difficulties will...

Before you know it, all these difficulties will be a distant memory, and five years from now you will have wished you did this 20 years ago.[emoji4]


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Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-08-2020, 08:36 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,211
Posted By toprecycler
Almost looks like a tool to drive sheet metal...

Almost looks like a tool to drive sheet metal screws that have both 5/16” hex head and straight slotted groove.


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Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-07-2020, 01:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 742
Posted By toprecycler
True statement. Those bigger cylinders are what...

True statement. Those bigger cylinders are what is putting food on the table and a roof over my head these days![emoji4]



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Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-06-2020, 11:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 742
Posted By toprecycler
In my shop, we have pipe vices set up to hold the...

In my shop, we have pipe vices set up to hold the cylinders horizontal. We will pull the rod out and back in to expel as much oil as possible out the ports. Have the ports facing down, or attach a...
Forum: Shop & Safety 11-05-2020, 06:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,692
Posted By toprecycler
Non degreed engineer here. If you were to weld...

Non degreed engineer here. If you were to weld completely around the plates, and drill and plug weld several spots in the center, then the 2 -1/2” plates might be the same or stronger. There are...
Forum: Fabrication 11-04-2020, 06:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 397
Posted By toprecycler
Need Help IDing Some Valves And Brass Fittings

My best guess

1. ?
2.?
3. Air vent. Will release air in a water line and the the water level will raise a float shutting off vent. Used in water heating systems.

4. ?

5. Temperature...
Forum: Fabrication 11-03-2020, 08:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 688
Posted By toprecycler
Did you just buy the top flat stock already...

Did you just buy the top flat stock already stamped with the design?




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Forum: Fabrication 11-03-2020, 10:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 688
Posted By toprecycler
That is very nice work indeed. Lots of hand work...

That is very nice work indeed. Lots of hand work for sure. How did you do the top part? Press?




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