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Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming Today, 10:44 AM
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Posted By Matt Shade
That is a neat little hatchet. I assume its mild...

That is a neat little hatchet. I assume its mild steel and you welded a bit into it? Is it patterned after a particular period? Or style you came across?
Most of the woodcarvers I've watched used...
Forum: Fabrication 09-08-2019, 04:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 577
Posted By Matt Shade
Meant to add, that is a horrible design for a...

Meant to add, that is a horrible design for a hatchet, although it might be fun to make just for a forging exercise. As it is, there is more weight in the handle than in the head, and the weight in...
Forum: Fabrication 09-08-2019, 09:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 577
Posted By Matt Shade
Rebar comes in different grades. There is rebar...

Rebar comes in different grades. There is rebar that has enough carbon to harden like glass (grade 60 IIRC, its mostly recycled rail axles from what I was told).
When I was in college one of the...
Forum: Fabrication 08-29-2019, 05:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 882
Posted By Matt Shade
It is a very nice fit for this application. You...

It is a very nice fit for this application. You would think 1/2" rod and half inch pipe would go together but they don't. This is nice slip fit, just enough room to spray it with chain lube or...
Forum: Fabrication 08-29-2019, 05:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 882
Posted By Matt Shade
I considered that but the owner mainly hauls hay...

I considered that but the owner mainly hauls hay on it and said he would rarely put it down. If it comes back I will offer that but he didn't seem concerned with it. The old one had slots like you...
Forum: Fabrication 08-28-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 882
Posted By Matt Shade
That sounds heavy. This can be switched over by...

That sounds heavy. This can be switched over by hand, but is a finger pinching SOB. I assume with one piece you lift it with a loader and chain or something?
Forum: Fabrication 08-27-2019, 10:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 882
Posted By Matt Shade
Thanks guys :) I really like how well the...

Thanks guys :)

I really like how well the dual shield runs on dirty stuff, and especially how much better it does outside. I just don't like the cost. A 30lb roll has gone a long way though.

...
Forum: Fabrication 08-27-2019, 04:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 882
Posted By Matt Shade
Here she is all put together and ready to go...

Here she is all put together and ready to go home. Its fun to make projects with moving parts and have them work like they're supposed to when you finish:D
Forum: Fabrication 08-27-2019, 04:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 882
Posted By Matt Shade
The new decks are a direct copy of the old ones,...

The new decks are a direct copy of the old ones, except for a slight change to the hinges to make welding easier.

The frames are 1/8" wall, 2" square tubing. The drop legs are 1.5" square tubing....
Forum: Fabrication 08-27-2019, 04:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 882
Posted By Matt Shade
Gooseneck Trailer Dovetail Rebuild

Got this trailer in to work on. Its about 24ft with a convertible dovetail. The deck folds up and legs drop down to make it a flat deck trailer. As you can see in this set of pics, the road salt did...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 08-20-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 638
Posted By Matt Shade
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 08-20-2019, 08:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 933
Posted By Matt Shade
If I had a lift, I'd have had my cab off several...

If I had a lift, I'd have had my cab off several times. When you don't have one available it's no fun working on one of these things.

I do still like how the 6.0 drives though, when they are...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 08-18-2019, 11:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 638
Posted By Matt Shade
Thanks for the kind words everybody. ...

Thanks for the kind words everybody.

Between lesson horses, boarded horses, and horses that are in for training, there are about 80 horses at the farm at any given time. We have some barefoot,...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 08-18-2019, 02:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 638
Posted By Matt Shade
Show horses that need shoes, often get shoes made...

Show horses that need shoes, often get shoes made of aluminum. The lighter weight of the shoe, has less effect on the swing of their leg, which is something the judges look at in certain events. Some...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 08-18-2019, 09:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 638
Posted By Matt Shade
Forged Aluminum

I ended up playing with some aluminum this week. It's pretty interesting stuff to forge. You only leave it in the fire long enough that when you rub a piece of wood on it, it leaves a charred line on...
Forum: Fabrication 08-15-2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 704
Posted By Matt Shade
Thanks guys, she's wearing it and didn't say...

Thanks guys, she's wearing it and didn't say anything about it being late, so I guess I did ok :D
Forum: Fabrication 08-14-2019, 03:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 704
Posted By Matt Shade
Thanks everybody :D I am having fun with this...

Thanks everybody :D I am having fun with this stuff.


Wolf, that is good to know about the cables from HF. The guy at the welding supply told me he could hook me up much cheaper than Lincoln, but...
Forum: Fabrication 08-13-2019, 10:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 704
Posted By Matt Shade
Here is the final product. Its far from...

Here is the final product.

Its far from perfect but I am pretty happy with how it turned out.

I have a lot of work to do on my engraving but I think once I have a vise and some more gravers...
Forum: Fabrication 08-13-2019, 10:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 704
Posted By Matt Shade
I didn't get any pics of the soldering process...

I didn't get any pics of the soldering process cause you don't have time to screw around, and to be honest I'm not very good at it.

The basic process, was I heated a piece of half inch steel...
Forum: Fabrication 08-13-2019, 10:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 704
Posted By Matt Shade
The next step was to design the overlay. I...

The next step was to design the overlay. I started with a tracing of the buckle and drew different designs on it until I got something I could live with. I cut that out to use as a template and used...
Forum: Fabrication 08-13-2019, 09:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 704
Posted By Matt Shade
The next step was the pivot bar and the stem for...

The next step was the pivot bar and the stem for the buckle.

I made the bar out of 1/4" round bar, and filed a groove in the center for the stem to sit it so it can't slide around.

The stem...
Forum: Fabrication 08-13-2019, 09:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 704
Posted By Matt Shade
Silver Mounted Belt Buckle

I'm only a little over a month late on her birthday present this year, but I tried to make it a good one.

Started off drawing a pattern, then transferring it to 10 gauge mild steel and cutting it...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 08-13-2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,065
Posted By Matt Shade
That is the exact same tester I am using on the...

That is the exact same tester I am using on the battery and getting an unloaded 11.8 and loaded voltage down around 10. the guy at batteries plus had a much bigger tester with 2 gauges on it, one...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 08-12-2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,065
Posted By Matt Shade
Yeah. This truck only has 80,000 miles on it, but...

Yeah. This truck only has 80,000 miles on it, but she drives it all winter, parks it outside and rarely washes it. Its the truck (dually) I had to take the hub off the truck with the wheel still...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 08-12-2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,065
Posted By Matt Shade
Doesn't turn over. She says she turns the key all...

Doesn't turn over. She says she turns the key all the way and there is a pause and then a slow crank and start.

My first thought was a the starter is going bad, but after seeing the voltage...
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