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Forum: Fabrication 09-22-2020, 10:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,920
Posted By steelsmith
Turn the saddle up to TDC and clamp the beam in...

Turn the saddle up to TDC and clamp the beam in place , that should clear most things in your way . that is if you are going to use your tractor as the power / driver.
Looks great and you don't...
Forum: Fabrication 04-24-2020, 12:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,053
Posted By steelsmith
As said you do nice work! I do have a...

As said you do nice work!

I do have a question about your plate hooks on the chains, how do they stay in place on the plate?
They look like they are angle iron with the plate setting on top of...
Forum: Shop & Safety 02-16-2018, 09:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,602
Posted By steelsmith
Had a used tool store in Loves Park , Il. that...

Had a used tool store in Loves Park , Il. that closed up so they had an Auction to move all they had, Auction house out of Wisconsin was running the sale.
So they start out with a 10% added to the...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 04-12-2016, 06:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,365
Posted By steelsmith
Don't know its true name but called them " over...

Don't know its true name but called them " over center clamps" used on drilling fixtures to hold parts down that are being drilled/reamed/ or threaded. Could be used to hold parts for welding and...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 06-27-2015, 08:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,970
Posted By steelsmith
A shop I worked at got a Ramco press jest like...

A shop I worked at got a Ramco press jest like the one you placed a bid on,
That one came as part of a door to door truck load sale. Was a good press for what we used it for,had a two speed Hand...
Forum: Welding 04-27-2015, 09:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,526
Posted By steelsmith
We have two non Airgas stores in the rockford AO,...

We have two non Airgas stores in the rockford AO, one is weldstar and the other is welder supply. I have spent most of my money at weldstar so far this year and like them a lot, so there are others...
Forum: Machining 09-11-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,391
Posted By steelsmith
TJL industrial Bandsaw

Have a line on a TJL Industrial swivel head metal cutting band saw,can put it in my home shop for $100.00.
Before I do could I get feedback good or bad on this saw (if you have some),
I know that...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 04-30-2014, 05:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,669
Posted By steelsmith
have seen that tupe before, they all had a bolt...

have seen that tupe before, they all had a bolt and nut in them.
Not got one (yet) so seeing them is about all I can add
Joe
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 12-08-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,120
Posted By steelsmith
Don't know what type of an anvil it is, but it is...

Don't know what type of an anvil it is, but it is nice and you did suck on getting it. In your first set of photo you have an anvil setting in the trailer , could you tall us a little about it?
In...
Forum: Welding 11-13-2013, 10:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,349
Posted By steelsmith
you may run into trouble trying to get it...

you may run into trouble trying to get it refilled as most places you need a RX from a Dr. to get a med tank to begain with, worked for a medical surgicenter and we had to have a Dr.s med. license on...
Forum: Fabrication 09-15-2013, 12:40 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 20,419
Posted By steelsmith
Coming into this late but you have a nice starter...

Coming into this late but you have a nice starter forge going there, you will soon be wanting something jest a little bit bigger to play with.
As for the use of charcoal it was the only fuel for a...
Forum: Fabrication 09-15-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,455
Posted By steelsmith
Trying to hold the post with one hand and set the...

Trying to hold the post with one hand and set the driver over the top of the post with the other is where I had trouble with the driver hanging up.
Didn't take long before I would load the steel...
Forum: Shop & Safety 08-24-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 12,868
Posted By steelsmith
I used treated 5/4X6 decking boards on my home...

I used treated 5/4X6 decking boards on my home made trailer, started on the outside and worked to the center. Put theminas tight as I could get them., last board in the center I ripped to fit. Used...
Forum: Fabrication 08-24-2013, 07:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,517
Posted By steelsmith
It,s not an anvil post, it,s the anvil(base) for...

It,s not an anvil post, it,s the anvil(base) for a home built power hammer.
Over build is not badonapower hammer,till it comes time to move it.
A old time LG 50pd complete may not have been more...
Forum: Fabrication 08-11-2013, 09:29 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,939
Posted By steelsmith
Once you have the boxes filled you may have to...

Once you have the boxes filled you may have to much weight unsupported when you jack it off the floor, would not want to see the jack bend it up.
When you move how will you load them into the back...
Forum: Shop & Safety 06-23-2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,325
Posted By steelsmith
You have one fine looking shop there, live log...

You have one fine looking shop there, live log and fill it up with all the tools you can.
The iron work on the front is some GREAT work!! I would like to do jest a little of that type if/when I get...
Forum: Fabrication 05-31-2013, 06:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,642
Posted By steelsmith
That is one NICE fish wheel you have there, Hope...

That is one NICE fish wheel you have there, Hope you get only good runs and full smoke houses with it.
Joe
Forum: Fabrication 04-23-2013, 12:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,139
Posted By steelsmith
Shop I worked at went from a 5T. to a 7.5T in the...

Shop I worked at went from a 5T. to a 7.5T in the wire cleaning house(pickel house) the C iron that was there was leg down,, replaced it with new c iron with leg down. There was "train rail" on top...
Forum: Machining 04-23-2013, 08:31 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 29,457
Posted By steelsmith
South Bend had the lather flat belt for my SB10...

South Bend had the lather flat belt for my SB10 back some years ago, AIRC it was about $75 or $80 for one. I didn't get one from them, but you could check with them(jest for fun)
Joe
Forum: Fabrication 04-21-2013, 08:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,861
Posted By steelsmith
Take a look at the Razor trailers, they lower to...

Take a look at the Razor trailers, they lower to the ground for loading and unloading.
Theu look like a nice set up that could have a lot of uses around a shop/home.
Joe
Forum: Fabrication 04-20-2013, 09:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,637
Posted By steelsmith
Thanks for posting this now I may have to add...

Thanks for posting this now I may have to add this project to my list.
Joe
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 04-20-2013, 08:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,930
Posted By steelsmith
I had to make one for my brother for his boat...

I had to make one for my brother for his boat trailer after his first flat tire with the boat on it, his car jack was not up to the job and a bottle jack would not fit under the axle.
I set the toe...
Forum: Fabrication 04-13-2013, 08:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,147
Posted By steelsmith
I hope I won't be taken as a hijacker but wanted...

I hope I won't be taken as a hijacker but wanted to let the group know about the up coming
Uppermidwest Regional Blacksmith Conference at Pontiac, Il.
July 19 -July 21, 2013

This is a get...
Forum: Welding 04-05-2013, 12:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,990
Posted By steelsmith
Shop I worked at years ago got one new for the...

Shop I worked at years ago got one new for the maintenance shop to use, as I recall we needed to get a new set of gauges befor we could get to use it.
A reg. set could not be set as low as it needed...
Forum: Machining 03-02-2013, 09:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,806
Posted By steelsmith
I use to run an Okoma LC 20 and a LC 30 lathes...

I use to run an Okoma LC 20 and a LC 30 lathes the 20 had about a 30" betwen centers and a top speed of 300" per min. travel ,no way could you stop if it was not right the first time.
Some of the...
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