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Forum: Shop & Safety 08-30-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By Scratch
So If I rework the support points so there is at...

So If I rework the support points so there is at least two verticals above the walls, and have some angled pieces coming off of them, you think that about 17' is completely safe for this span right?...
Forum: Shop & Safety 08-30-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 489
Posted By Scratch
Also, hypothetically.... if I wanted to make one...

Also, hypothetically.... if I wanted to make one room, not split in half and wanted the support wall to be at like 15', could I just modify the truss to something like this and be safe:
Forum: Shop & Safety 08-30-2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 489
Posted By Scratch
Ok, I see what you mean by needing a vertical in...

Ok, I see what you mean by needing a vertical in there at the support point. So if my trusses are 27.5' long, and I hypothetically make my wall at like 26', could I safely change the truss by...
Forum: Shop & Safety 08-30-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 489
Posted By Scratch
I just Googled: "Floor truss span" and found this...

I just Googled: "Floor truss span" and found this chart:
According to this, their 20" tall floor trusses can span 23'-10" if placed 24" OC. Which is more than I need since I'll be having a load...
Forum: Shop & Safety 08-30-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 489
Posted By Scratch
The building is 40'X63'. I'm building a small, 4...

The building is 40'X63'. I'm building a small, 4 walled, room in the corner about 24' x 27'. The room will be attached to the posts on two sides in one corner, with free standing walls on the other...
Forum: Shop & Safety 08-30-2019, 07:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 489
Posted By Scratch
Yes, this is going in an already built pole barn...

Yes, this is going in an already built pole barn with 16' sidewalls. I've recently decided to section off a portion of it and want to use these floor trusses for the ceiling so I can have storage up...
Forum: Shop & Safety 08-29-2019, 10:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 489
Posted By Scratch
Floor truss design questions

I have these floor trusses that a builder gave me after the deal on a house fell through. They were brand new when I got them about 10 years ago, but have been stored inside since then. I want to...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 08-23-2019, 09:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 283
Posted By Scratch
Is this wrought iron?

I got this big old chain from my dad right before he died. No idea where he got it, but thought it would look good displayed with some other iron pieces outside my shop door. I've always noticed...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 08-13-2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 768
Posted By Scratch
Thanks guys. Well most of you guys.... :)

Thanks guys. Well most of you guys....
:)
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 08-13-2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 768
Posted By Scratch
Gotta question about coal

So I have a gas forge and a coal forge, and even with all the start up and smoke, I like the coal one better. I really like wood charcoal but it burns too fast and gets too expensive so I use...
Forum: Fabrication 08-04-2019, 08:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,655
Posted By Scratch
Nice! I have a 4'x6' piece of 1" steel for my...

Nice! I have a 4'x6' piece of 1" steel for my fab table and want to drill it out with 5/8" holes too, but it has a good sized bend in it and I'm not sure if I should just get another top or not...
...
Forum: Shop & Safety 07-28-2019, 08:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,049
Posted By Scratch
Congratulations! Must be very exciting!

Congratulations! Must be very exciting!
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 07-24-2019, 10:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 680
Posted By Scratch
I drain my fuel in the winter when I barely use...

I drain my fuel in the winter when I barely use it, but leave whatever bar oil in it. I store it on its side and it seems to leak less. I keep it on a specific shelf in my tool room with the...
Forum: Fabrication 07-23-2019, 09:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 859
Posted By Scratch
I guess you want the primary winding at the...

I guess you want the primary winding at the bottom of the base. The secondary winding is there. You need to pull the primary, then the secondary, then put the primary where the secondary was to get...
Forum: Fabrication 07-22-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 859
Posted By Scratch
DIY Magnetic Chucks

Yesterday, I heard a little about using microwave transformers to make a DIY magnetic chuck for grinding small parts so I did a little bit of research. I also removed the 3 transformers from my junk...
Forum: Fabrication 07-09-2019, 09:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,384
Posted By Scratch
The next pic is with the Flat Top all installed,...

The next pic is with the Flat Top all installed, and the fingers of the press brake put back on.

And the rest of them are as it sits in the press.

I can adjust the spacing of the Flat Top to...
Forum: Fabrication 07-09-2019, 09:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,384
Posted By Scratch
I still really like the Swag Off Road press...

I still really like the Swag Off Road press brake, but I find myself needing to bend either thin gauge steel or smaller pieces of steel so I was thinking about ordering their Flat Top adjustable...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 07-03-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 530
Posted By Scratch
Perfect, thanks. That's what I was thinking. ...

Perfect, thanks. That's what I was thinking. Not sure if this is from a smaller unit or what, but I'm gonna drill it out.
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 07-03-2019, 12:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 530
Posted By Scratch
Northern Tool compact bender question

So I received a used Northern Tool compact bender from a friend. It was missing some parts. The right angle been tool has me a little confused. All of the dies have holes that are large enough for...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 07-03-2019, 09:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 429
Posted By Scratch
Wanted: HF compact bender dies

A friend recently gave me one of those floor mounted compact bender from Harbor Freight or Northern tool. I've used it a little yesterday and it seems like it could be useful around the shop. Only...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 06-20-2019, 06:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,148
Posted By Scratch
Great looking knife! I hope to one day start...

Great looking knife! I hope to one day start making knives myself.
Great looking hook too! I may have to borrow that idea myself.
Forum: Fabrication 06-07-2019, 03:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,042
Posted By Scratch
So I was talking to my brother-in-law yesterday...

So I was talking to my brother-in-law yesterday who I do a lot of welding for and other random projects. I knew he had a few riding mowers, and at least one of them was broken, so I was hoping maybe...
Forum: Fabrication 05-27-2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,042
Posted By Scratch
I don't need a shredder. All my trails are clear...

I don't need a shredder. All my trails are clear of saplings or anything that a weed eater can't handle. A standard mower will be perfect. I'd love to find like a 40"-ish mower deck and mount a...
Forum: Fabrication 05-27-2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,042
Posted By Scratch
ATV trail mower

I have 2 miles of hilly hiking trails on my land, that I like to keep the weeds cut low enough so I can hike them when wearing shorts without worrying about ticks and Poison Oak. I usually wait...
Forum: Fabrication 05-22-2019, 08:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,384
Posted By Scratch
Well, we went and ordered a kit. I have no mill...

Well, we went and ordered a kit. I have no mill so making one myself would have been more difficult, plus... I only paid 150 for it since I split it with my brother. Got it welded up a few days...
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