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Forum: Welding 12-03-2022, 03:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 308
Posted By camdigger
Grounding suggestions Strip a short piece of...

Grounding suggestions

Strip a short piece of welding lead and wrap it around the work ( against the direction of rotation so it loosens with rotation.)

Make a poor man's brush rubbing on the...
Forum: Fabrication 11-10-2022, 09:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 426
Posted By camdigger
As a word of warning, the Simpson tie products...

As a word of warning, the Simpson tie products are galvanized, so the usual warnings wrt avoiding fumes while welding apply.
Forum: Machining 09-15-2022, 08:45 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,019
Posted By camdigger
My keyless chucks will tighten enough when used...

My keyless chucks will tighten enough when used with a large (3/4"+ ) drill that they are very difficult to release. They are not the ultra expensive ones. IIRC, they are Supra brand. Some keyless...
Forum: Fabrication 09-05-2022, 06:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,073
Posted By camdigger
Pipe scow - material rack

I needed a better rack for my treasured inventory. The sawhorses I used in the past sank into the dirt and dumped the stuff into the grass. A few hours in the shop and a few pounds of 6010, and La...
Forum: Fabrication 08-17-2022, 10:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,591
Posted By camdigger
I find the opposite. Sparse population means...

I find the opposite. Sparse population means more space to hide junk. Nearly every farm yard hereabouts has an abundance of scrap inventory tucked along fences and between trees.

Most people...
Forum: Welding 07-30-2022, 12:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,272
Posted By camdigger
Flame straightening

This is one of the best presentations I've seen on the how's and whys of flame straightening. Most interesting to me is a brief reference to applying it to Aluminum sheet metal

A few years ago,...
Forum: Fabrication 07-28-2022, 07:42 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 10,944
Posted By camdigger
Looks good! Good luck with the harvest!

Looks good!

Good luck with the harvest!
Forum: Fabrication 07-27-2022, 01:03 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,030
Posted By camdigger
I listened to a young plumber brag about using a...

I listened to a young plumber brag about using a steel 24" pipe wrench. He became really quiet when I told him I'd used 36" pipe wrenches with 5' snipes to make and break 200 m of tubing. Even more...
Forum: Fabrication 07-19-2022, 02:16 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,030
Posted By camdigger
My grinders are primarily 4.5" corded units. ...

My grinders are primarily 4.5" corded units. ATM, I have one each of Dewalt , Skill, and a cheapie off brand. Everything fits every one, and I have enough to run a knotted brush, cutting disc, and...
Forum: Fabrication 07-17-2022, 08:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,707
Posted By camdigger
At this point, I would suggest a hardfacing, but...

At this point, I would suggest a hardfacing, but apply it to only one side of the tooth. The tooth will then, in essence, become self sharpening. I used to buy rock bits with that feature. They'd...
Forum: Machining 07-06-2022, 09:55 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,718
Posted By camdigger
ORF, Why go to the expense of a carbide...

ORF,

Why go to the expense of a carbide cutter for a one off job?

You won’t be running it at high speed when you do the screw cutting, a hand ground HSS tool will do the job fine.


Sent...
Forum: Welding 06-14-2022, 11:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,558
Posted By camdigger
I ask because I don't know, but am curious. What...

I ask because I don't know, but am curious. What is the travel speed of a 6000watt laser cutting 1/4" or 1/2" plate?

From what I've seen of plasma tables, the cut speeds are higher than hand...
Forum: Fabrication 05-22-2022, 06:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,882
Posted By camdigger
https://youtu.be/S0ECpN8Wvug Before you get...

https://youtu.be/S0ECpN8Wvug

Before you get out your wallet watch the vid from Make it Kustom in the link.

Bumper material is typically on the heavy side for dimple dies, but it obviously can...
Forum: Machining 05-06-2022, 08:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 672
Posted By camdigger
The signal rings I refer to are designed to carry...

The signal rings I refer to are designed to carry multichannel data, so reliability and signal integrity is top notch.

Lots of the shop made positioners use braided ground wire for grounds.
...
Forum: Machining 05-05-2022, 09:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 672
Posted By camdigger
For signal rings, I'd think the slip rings on...

For signal rings, I'd think the slip rings on wireline logging units would be the cats meow.

Not sure how complicated the welding slip rings have to be. Lots of work done with simple setups like...
Forum: Machining 04-30-2022, 10:36 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 9,145
Posted By camdigger
Opinions will obviously differ, but I seem to...

Opinions will obviously differ, but I seem to recall that centres should be used whenever the material sticks out of the chuck or collet more than 4 or 5 diameters.

Oh, and try to get hold of a...
Forum: Machining 04-30-2022, 10:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,607
Posted By camdigger
Primitive shop methods

These Indian shop videos give me a lot more confidence on what I could do in my little shop with a little patience and practice. I shake my head every time I watch them indicate in a part with a...
Forum: Machining 04-30-2022, 08:32 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 9,145
Posted By camdigger
THIS! Carbide is expensive, brittle, comes in...

THIS! Carbide is expensive, brittle, comes in an overwhelmingly complicated variety, and entirely overkill for 99% of the work that lathe is capable of.

The sheer volume of options makes trial...
Forum: Machining 04-30-2022, 08:24 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,500
Posted By camdigger
From what I know, if your mast is strong enough...

From what I know, if your mast is strong enough to withstand the forces in raising, it will hold up in long term service. There is a lot going on in raising and lowering that does not happen in...
Forum: Fabrication 04-24-2022, 03:12 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 10,944
Posted By camdigger
Did you get the ripper we discussed to deal with...

Did you get the ripper we discussed to deal with the poplar roots built?
Forum: Welding 04-23-2022, 03:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,493
Posted By camdigger
These posts make me think I did the right thing...

These posts make me think I did the right thing by getting rid of my MIG and going exclusively to flux only processes.
Forum: Machining 04-16-2022, 08:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,405
Posted By camdigger
They are not common, but I recall seeing some...

They are not common, but I recall seeing some 1200 rpm rated fractional hp 110 V motors.
Forum: Fabrication 04-13-2022, 08:08 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 10,944
Posted By camdigger
Noble plows I've seen typically have swept blades...

Noble plows I've seen typically have swept blades like a back wards duck foot. Gerry's bed lifter blade is straight across. Gerry's might cut 4-8" deep while most cultivators like the Noble plow...
Forum: Fabrication 04-12-2022, 11:28 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,915
Posted By camdigger
Late, but topical. I found an alternate...

Late, but topical.

I found an alternate design for a bed lifter/root vegetable harvester. This design moves the cutting ballade and attached basket horizontally rather than vertically as in the...
Forum: Fabrication 04-09-2022, 09:44 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,915
Posted By camdigger
Eccentrics that will work for what Gerry needs...

Eccentrics that will work for what Gerry needs are a dime a dozen in farm country. Every sickle bar mower, haybine, swather, and straight cut combine header has one to run the knife. I'm pretty...
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