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Forum: Machining Yesterday, 07:48 AM
Replies: 4
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Posted By dubby
Plastics are a different beast. It's all about...

Plastics are a different beast. It's all about controlling the heat applied to a very tiny area through friction. If the tools are too sharp they dig in, too dull and they smear.

I keep a...
Forum: Fabrication 06-11-2019, 09:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 533
Posted By dubby
I'd always wanted to make something like that for...

I'd always wanted to make something like that for the horse pasture down south. Looks good and I bet they work well. I've seen the galvanized versions at the farm supply places and they just looked...
Forum: Fabrication 06-02-2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,096
Posted By dubby
I thought I'd done up a 'how I make them' thread...

I thought I'd done up a 'how I make them' thread around here a couple years back that showed both major types of presses that I use. The taco press gets about half the work, but the 20t hydraulic...
Forum: Fabrication 06-01-2019, 11:09 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,096
Posted By dubby
Taco Press Video (https://youtu.be/BeIJ4rHG-pY) ...

Taco Press Video (https://youtu.be/BeIJ4rHG-pY)

This is a generally accepted design and setup that most DIY guys use. It works well, I've just found that it doesn't work for me. The extra foam...
Forum: Fabrication 05-29-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,096
Posted By dubby
I've got a couple projects lined up for later...

I've got a couple projects lined up for later this afternoon and was way too busy to even breathe yesterday. Today isn't looking much better, but Randall I sent you my phone number in a PM. Feel...
Forum: Fabrication 05-28-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,096
Posted By dubby
That's looking AMAZING!!! I'm excited! I'm...

That's looking AMAZING!!! I'm excited!

I'm torn on the idea of the C clamps though. I can see how it'd be helpful, but like you say there's never a way to tell if they'll be wide enough. It...
Forum: Machining 05-01-2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 448
Posted By dubby
When I was actively buying inserts I found most...

When I was actively buying inserts I found most of the stuff I needed on ebay. I'd put in an auto-search string that would alert me anytime a new listing popped up for the ones I used and abused. ...
Forum: Fabrication 05-01-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 546
Posted By dubby
Don't know if any of you remember Matt Eich or...

Don't know if any of you remember Matt Eich or not, but I've followed along with him ever since the day he showed up on SFT asking a very similar question. He knew how to make a guitar but didn't...
Forum: Fabrication 04-23-2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 996
Posted By dubby
Using what you've got doesn't leave much to go...

Using what you've got doesn't leave much to go off of. I've got a tool in my CAD program that would come pretty close, but would require a direct side shot with some seriously good lighting. It'd...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 03-31-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 551
Posted By dubby
How "faux" are we talking? And how big? If...

How "faux" are we talking? And how big?

If you're just looking for decoration I'd check with the arts & craft stores (Hobby Lobby, Michaels, etc) or repurpose some from another craft like Tandy. ...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 03-31-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,139
Posted By dubby
In the stock Pinto box I had, the exhaust was the...

In the stock Pinto box I had, the exhaust was the hard part--and I only swapped in the factory 2800cc V6 instead of the 4-banger. It got tight quick on the steering components. I'd imagine this rig...
Forum: Machining 03-29-2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,682
Posted By dubby
It's been my experience that cutting any sort of...

It's been my experience that cutting any sort of bit in the lathe doesn't work real well. To hold it tight enough in the jaws you risk damaging the fluting, and then you still have to worry about...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 03-27-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,139
Posted By dubby
Can't wait to see this one progress. Good luck!

Can't wait to see this one progress. Good luck!
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 03-25-2019, 03:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,486
Posted By dubby
If there's any cost savings by doing a multiple...

If there's any cost savings by doing a multiple run, I might be interested ;) .

I don't have anybody cool to give an all-purpose kitchen knife to, but would love to have one. LadyD uses/abuses...
Forum: Welding 03-23-2019, 07:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,601
Posted By dubby
Some of them are also held together are...

Some of them are also held together are structural points with only adhesives. If you beef it up in those areas, it's likely to melt/burn those out reducing their hold and actually weakening to a...
Forum: Fabrication 03-23-2019, 06:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 687
Posted By dubby
Heh, feel free to get as fancy as you want I...

Heh, feel free to get as fancy as you want I guess. As long as it's rigid and folds straight across I'm not picky. And again, I'm not in a hurry. This one will work until the hinges bust or the...
Forum: Fabrication 03-22-2019, 09:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 687
Posted By dubby
No timeline really. The piano hinges on this one...

No timeline really. The piano hinges on this one are just getting stretched out again and the MDF is starting to lose it's grip.

If it's metal it'll be snazzy looking. Function over fashion is...
Forum: Fabrication 03-21-2019, 08:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 687
Posted By dubby
Help Wanted: Taco Press

I need something beefier, and less cheesy.

This is one of my most-used holster presses, and it's on about it's 4th life. I think it's time to get rid of the W word and get it in metal. I have...
Forum: Welding 03-19-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,288
Posted By dubby
My first tank of gas was from a 'discarded' CO2...

My first tank of gas was from a 'discarded' CO2 bottle rescued from someone's back room who had shut down a business and had leftover soda supplies. They never did turn it back in, so I used it all...
Forum: Fabrication 03-18-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 12
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Views: 3,367
Posted By dubby
I never thought about looking him up on FB. Hope...

I never thought about looking him up on FB. Hope he remembers me, lol.
Forum: Fabrication 03-14-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,213
Posted By dubby
Again I'll ask... what part of west Texas?

Again I'll ask... what part of west Texas?
Forum: Fabrication 03-13-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,213
Posted By dubby
Another "nope" for the galvanized tube. I...

Another "nope" for the galvanized tube. I ignored the warnings posted similarly and suffered my way through the lesson. Just don't.

You mentioned West Texas--exactly where? I've got projects I...
Forum: Fabrication 03-10-2019, 11:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,126
Posted By dubby
You mentioned the Sparklin' Taters before. I...

You mentioned the Sparklin' Taters before. I know because I have the recipe scrawled down in a book in the kitchen. It used to hang on the fridge for frequent use until LadyD decided to declutter. ...
Forum: Fabrication 03-08-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,488
Posted By dubby
I've got no help on the actual materials...

I've got no help on the actual materials necessary, but my question is in the manufacture of the rig. If you weld it all together, how do you plan to get it through a doorway?
Forum: Machining 03-04-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,526
Posted By dubby
I could easily draw up a set of CAD plans just...

I could easily draw up a set of CAD plans just from what I've seen described...
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