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Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 07-24-2019, 09:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 671
Posted By rustythe4x4
I seem to abuse most of my saws. They get stored...

I seem to abuse most of my saws. They get stored wet on the garage floor with a scabbard. Aspen fuel only, never gasoline. I got my dad's old Homelite in a custom crate he built so he could take it...
Forum: Shop & Safety 06-28-2019, 06:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,239
Posted By rustythe4x4
Grinder bases made.

Grinder bases made.
Forum: Shop & Safety 06-26-2019, 10:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,587
Posted By rustythe4x4
A friend popped out and gave me a hand throwing...

A friend popped out and gave me a hand throwing up the last of the tin.
Now I just have to trim it out and figure out some doors.
I even scrounged up a little gravel to throw on top of the fill....
Forum: Shop & Safety 06-23-2019, 11:45 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 14,167
Posted By rustythe4x4
We got some of that wet stuff. Just shy of 3...

We got some of that wet stuff.
Just shy of 3 inches until Saturday afternoon.
It was a welcome shower!
We still need more but several light rains would do more good than a downpour right now.
We...
Forum: Shop & Safety 06-19-2019, 10:20 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 14,167
Posted By rustythe4x4
Great idea Cam! There is a contractor that uses...

Great idea Cam!
There is a contractor that uses baler twine all the time around our neck of the woods.
It works really well, but deteriorates to the point of useless when you finally get around to...
Forum: Shop & Safety 06-18-2019, 07:50 AM
Replies: 281
Views: 14,167
Posted By rustythe4x4
Pulling fiber shouldn't be a big deal over that...

Pulling fiber shouldn't be a big deal over that distance.
The normal procedure is a shop vac at one end and waxed string with a grocery bag at the other. Then you tie on your "pulling tape" or a...
Forum: Fabrication 06-04-2019, 10:23 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,677
Posted By rustythe4x4
Good to see you back here Joey. I have been...

Good to see you back here Joey. I have been following your adventures on the book of faces, but your explanations are better here!!
Forum: Shop & Safety 05-20-2019, 10:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,169
Posted By rustythe4x4
Another piece of the puzzle. I sourced a metric...

Another piece of the puzzle.
I sourced a metric Lovejoy coupler and machined down the a key to fit. A gob of antisieze and it's on.
A mating coupler for the motor should show up this week, so I may...
Forum: Shop & Safety 05-20-2019, 10:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,587
Posted By rustythe4x4
Overdue update. I got the majority of the walls...

Overdue update.
I got the majority of the walls done last fall.
This spring I skirted the bottom then filled to level.
Now I need some gravel, and finish up some tin work.
The thresholds for the...
Forum: Shop & Safety 04-27-2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,151
Posted By rustythe4x4
My basement is also made from ICF. 8" of concrete...

My basement is also made from ICF. 8" of concrete in the forms makes for a solid wall.
A friend built his house using ICF. He calls it his bulletproof house. Just dont stand in front of a window...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 04-27-2019, 09:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,304
Posted By rustythe4x4
A coworker bought a bluetooth version from...

A coworker bought a bluetooth version from Amazon, and got 2, so he gave me one. I had been using a USB version of the same thing previously. My only gripe is the software available for free is not...
Forum: Welding 04-10-2019, 04:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,855
Posted By rustythe4x4
Looks awesome Kev. I know where to go to have a...

Looks awesome Kev.
I know where to go to have a custom stainless or aluminum fuel tank built.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 04-01-2019, 08:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,295
Posted By rustythe4x4
Grounding is seperate. Housing of the genny...

Grounding is seperate.
Housing of the genny gets a 2/0 cable to ground.

In a past life that was a huge part of my job, as is my new life/ career for that matter.

Neutral is also bonded at the...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 03-31-2019, 11:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,295
Posted By rustythe4x4
This project was brought back to the front of the...

This project was brought back to the front of the line.
I had to set up for some redneck machining since I dont have a lathe. It worked, and worked well. My drive now fits in the flywheel recess.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 03-18-2019, 10:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 884
Posted By rustythe4x4
I use a dab of synthetic grease on the threads of...

I use a dab of synthetic grease on the threads of the wheel studs after I had one rust seize on and snap the stud.
I also use anti-seize on the mating surface of the aluminum rims to help with when...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 03-18-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By rustythe4x4
Thanks guys. It turned out to be an excellent...

Thanks guys.
It turned out to be an excellent winter project
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 03-17-2019, 10:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By rustythe4x4
Had it out working long enough to run it out of...

Had it out working long enough to run it out of fuel.
A drink from the Jerry can and I was back in business.
Fun little machine.
Forum: Fabrication 03-17-2019, 10:04 PM
Replies: 12
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Views: 3,568
Posted By rustythe4x4
Follow him on Facebook, he has daily updates on...

Follow him on Facebook, he has daily updates on his escapades.

Interesting tidbit, turns out my grandfather worked for Joey's grandfathers competition! (Sort of, they serviced areas that...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 03-13-2019, 10:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By rustythe4x4
Melroe Bobcat M444 repower

If any of you folk have the book of faces on the interweb, there is a group called Bobcat owners of America. I did a full build thread there so I wont get into the tedious details of what went on day...
Forum: Shop & Safety 03-10-2019, 11:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,239
Posted By rustythe4x4
Yep that's exactly what I did. Keeps it easy to...

Yep that's exactly what I did. Keeps it easy to find materials for future fixtures.
Forum: Shop & Safety 03-09-2019, 09:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,239
Posted By rustythe4x4
Great. When you upload from a phone it auto...

Great.
When you upload from a phone it auto rotates your pictures so they are sideways. At least you get the idea.
Forum: Shop & Safety 03-09-2019, 09:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,239
Posted By rustythe4x4
Shop multi stand

For the past few years I have been using a salvaged stand a friend gave me to clamp various stuff down like my "welding" vise. I was using my pipe vise and the 4" vise back and forth, and I had...
Forum: Shop & Safety 01-25-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 16,467
Posted By rustythe4x4
It is a hell of a shop! I'm jealous!

It is a hell of a shop!
I'm jealous!
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-12-2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,433
Posted By rustythe4x4
I ran PEX in my shop a bunch of years back, and...

I ran PEX in my shop a bunch of years back, and would do it again. I built copper manifolds for the drops, but you could easily use a "shower adapter" to secure the end to the wall.
There us a build...
Forum: Shop & Safety 12-21-2018, 12:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,169
Posted By rustythe4x4
I have already picked up a check valve, since the...

I have already picked up a check valve, since the built in valve is missing from this unit.

I actually moved it from its previous waiting spot to a new waiting spot. Just bumped up in the queue.
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