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Forum: Fabrication Yesterday, 12:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,602
Posted By Ironman
So after I made my nylon stick bushing, I ran...

So after I made my nylon stick bushing, I ran across a article where a guy with a full size machine with a 3.25" bucket pin made his out of delrin. So it is quite doable and successful.
And this...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 10-12-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 323
Posted By Ironman
I think you have a failed master cylinder. I...

I think you have a failed master cylinder. I would not go cruisin' the Miracle Mile with that til it's fixed.
Forum: Shop & Safety 10-12-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 735
Views: 23,138
Posted By Ironman
Yes, if you can't get a farm girl to help you,...

Yes, if you can't get a farm girl to help you, make a slide out of long 2x4 or 6 that angles to the ground. A slide consists of 2 boards nailed at right angles to form an L shape, one for each side...
Forum: Fabrication 10-12-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,602
Posted By Ironman
Yes, does not need much as it is self...

Yes, does not need much as it is self lubricating.



Yes, sort of exits at each bushing. The good news is the stick hole is in good shape
I will have to drill a new pin for grease and duplicate...
Forum: Fabrication 10-12-2019, 07:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 179
Posted By Ironman
That is extremely handy for long stock.

That is extremely handy for long stock.
Forum: Fabrication 10-11-2019, 08:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,602
Posted By Ironman
I am working at being retired and don't think I...

I am working at being retired and don't think I am good enough operator to sell my services on that machine. The only time it will be off the claim is when I do my daughters backyard re-contouring.
...
Forum: Fabrication 10-11-2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,602
Posted By Ironman
Today I managed to get another shop day in. I...

Today I managed to get another shop day in. I spent a lot of time making little holes into bigger holes on the lathe. I had given up on the 1.125 annular coming in this week and wanted to get'er...
Forum: Fabrication 10-10-2019, 12:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,602
Posted By Ironman
True, that.:D I am making this to be able some...

True, that.:D
I am making this to be able some day if I or a future owner wants to substitute a cylinder for the brace rod, to have that option available.
Forum: Fabrication 10-09-2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,602
Posted By Ironman
Bill, that could be considered an insult:D ...

Bill, that could be considered an insult:D

So, today the plans of mice and men had a meltdown. I was coerced into helping mount a gate that I built 4+ years ago, and could not even remember. And...
Forum: Fabrication 10-09-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,602
Posted By Ironman
Don't remind me, I did enough of that for farm...

Don't remind me, I did enough of that for farm machinery, in brass and steel, to keep crap rotating for harvest.
Forum: Fabrication 10-08-2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,602
Posted By Ironman
So I fatfingered it, 1-1/4" works better?:) it...

So I fatfingered it, 1-1/4" works better?:) it started out as 1-1/r:rolleyes:
Forum: Fabrication 10-08-2019, 04:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,602
Posted By Ironman
Thanks Greg. Today was a dentist day....ever...

Thanks Greg. Today was a dentist day....ever noticed how the less teeth you have, the more you goto the dentist?
Anyway, I was also on a quest for some cold rolled 1-3/16" shafting. Want to have...
Forum: Fabrication 10-07-2019, 05:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,602
Posted By Ironman
Yep, that's why the preheating. Nothing serious,...

Yep, that's why the preheating. Nothing serious, have to heat 50-150 degrees, which is not a big deal. But I have had tack welds crack with this stuff in the past, and preheating solves that.
Forum: Fabrication 10-07-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,602
Posted By Ironman
I plan to make the brace/storage bracket similar...

I plan to make the brace/storage bracket similar to this one (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwcOud-tzyc), but I plan to make a longer bucket pin, and swing the thumb from the same pin as the...
Forum: Fabrication 10-07-2019, 03:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,602
Posted By Ironman
Farmer's Thumb

I figured that with my new addition to the fleet, The mini-X needs a opposing thumb to be more useful. I don't have a 3rd valve, and I am not in the mood to put in a flow divider and electric valve...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 10-06-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 633
Posted By Ironman
The magic spu is sodium silicate, also known as...

The magic spu is sodium silicate, also known as waterglass. It is very effective in sealing blocks.
Basically, you put a solution of sodium silicate and it is very effective.
I saved these...
Forum: Shop & Safety 10-04-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,922
Posted By Ironman
I am a big believer in an insulated chimney. Loss...

I am a big believer in an insulated chimney. Loss of heat causes two things to happen, formation of creosote and smoke coming out when you open the door. Heat loss up a chimney is necessary to lift...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-30-2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 396
Posted By Ironman
You suck!:D

You suck!:D
Forum: Welding 09-30-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By Ironman
What?? Refresh your page. Cutter is out of the...

What??
Refresh your page. Cutter is out of the hospital. Unless you mean the welding forum only....sometimes they do other things.
Forum: Shop & Safety 09-29-2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 735
Views: 23,138
Posted By Ironman
With all the advise and snarcasm you have had...

With all the advise and snarcasm you have had poured on you with this build, I hope you put SFT Crew somewhere in the conc under a wall plate so in 50 yrs when someone tears the wall out, they will...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-29-2019, 06:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 381
Posted By Ironman
This trans shifts well into all 4 gears....and...

This trans shifts well into all 4 gears....and then it doesn't. One sign of failure is heating and overheating, and that was why I posted temp, as this has a trans temp gauge. It runs cool.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-29-2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 381
Posted By Ironman
I agree with Ron, and further change the trans...

I agree with Ron, and further change the trans oil regularly, especially when towing.
Most people think because they have a million mile engine, they don't have to think about the trans and dif. And...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-29-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,180
Posted By Ironman
I know it was, but the GNAP has become famous for...

I know it was, but the GNAP has become famous for butchering tools:D
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-29-2019, 11:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 695
Posted By Ironman
A pulsating load will kill a sloppy key quickly

A pulsating load will kill a sloppy key quickly
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-29-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 692
Posted By Ironman
When I was 16 I bought a set of Indestro-Super...

When I was 16 I bought a set of Indestro-Super 1/2 drive sockets and ratchet. I still use them and had worn the tips off the 9/16 and 5/8". As they were a lifetime guarantee, I hunted around and...
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