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Forum: Welding Yesterday, 11:12 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By greywynd
In a pinch we run it through a foam earplug or...

In a pinch we run it through a foam earplug or two to help wipe the rust off.


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Forum: Mechanical & Electrical Yesterday, 11:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 491
Posted By greywynd
I know there is rumours of phasing out the DEF...

I know there is rumours of phasing out the DEF now. Question is what will come next?

I still have to update the group, and will know more tomorrow, but it seems like when you email the guy in...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical Yesterday, 07:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 368
Posted By greywynd
A lot of tractors also have a pivoting front...

A lot of tractors also have a pivoting front axle. Some we would make wooden wedges to prevent the engine ‘rolling’ on that pivot. I’ve also seen chain or ratchet straps used in the past.


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Forum: Mechanical & Electrical Yesterday, 07:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 491
Posted By greywynd
Alberta where I am now, lots of them get deleted....

Alberta where I am now, lots of them get deleted. Ontario where I will travel too, they have roadside inspections, big fines and also sometimes will pull plates and tow.

The insurance companies...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 04-11-2021, 09:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 173
Posted By greywynd
It’s great what some people come up with! ...

It’s great what some people come up with!


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Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 04-11-2021, 09:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 368
Posted By greywynd
It’s a much easier job in the right place, a...

It’s a much easier job in the right place, a good, smooth floor and a real good jack, or some sort of crane makes a world of difference.

When I was a teen, working with a cousin, we’d split Ford...
Forum: Welding 04-09-2021, 11:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 959
Posted By greywynd
Is that a mechanical setup? Can’t quite see on my...

Is that a mechanical setup? Can’t quite see on my phone.

I ran a Cat 10 a couple times, all mechanical. Was a neat machine for sure.


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Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 04-09-2021, 09:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 491
Posted By greywynd
I haven't heard a good thing yet about a Maxstar...

I haven't heard a good thing yet about a Maxstar engine, other than when a guy I know sent his last one to auction.

Which engines are in these?
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 04-09-2021, 08:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,183
Posted By greywynd
Consider that a new rear tire will often run a...

Consider that a new rear tire will often run a few hundred alone, it doesn’t take long to have some money in any tractor.

Plus, everything has gone up the last few years.

A tractor is likely...
Forum: Welding 04-07-2021, 02:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 299
Posted By greywynd
Another option would be to case harden it....

Another option would be to case harden it. There’s a few ways to do it, we used to use Kasenite (sp?) I think it was called.


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Forum: Welding 04-07-2021, 08:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 796
Posted By greywynd
When I got my Lincoln PT185, also a transformer...

When I got my Lincoln PT185, also a transformer machine, I experimented with some of the various tungstens. Ended up going back to pure for aluminum/AC, and thoriated for DC work.


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Forum: Shop & Safety 04-05-2021, 04:25 PM
Replies: 1,375
Views: 110,553
Posted By greywynd
It’s a double whammy though. Prices have gone up,...

It’s a double whammy though. Prices have gone up, and wait times/availability have gotten longer.

Speaking with a guy yesterday in Ontario, roof truss orders are now into September. Usually even...
Forum: Welding 04-03-2021, 10:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 276
Posted By greywynd
I use the same starting point as Cam. Remember as...

I use the same starting point as Cam. Remember as you weld, the heat will build up, and you may need to let it cool some. Or turn the current down.


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Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 04-03-2021, 03:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,183
Posted By greywynd
David Brown’s were good working tractors, not...

David Brown’s were good working tractors, not real common and can be hard to find parts for twenty years ago. I doubt it’s gotten better since then.

If you go older tractor, stay with something...
Forum: Fabrication 04-03-2021, 12:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,142
Posted By greywynd
Looks good! Add a few little spots of weld on...

Looks good! Add a few little spots of weld on that first edge to help eliminate sideways slips when the boots are wet or muddy.


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Forum: Welding 04-01-2021, 10:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 796
Posted By greywynd
We have lanthanated at work, and I find on steel...

We have lanthanated at work, and I find on steel the tip melts back fast. Haven’t tried it on aluminum. This is on a year old syncrowave 400.

At work I just check to see if there’s gas flow,...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 04-01-2021, 10:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,183
Posted By greywynd
I spent years working on the older tractors,...

I spent years working on the older tractors, mostly fords, but a few others as well.

Want my recommendation? Sell the dozer and backhoe. Buy a skid steer, ideally on tracks. Now you have a base...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 04-01-2021, 10:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 602
Posted By greywynd
Nice! I don’t recall, but what size is it? ...

Nice! I don’t recall, but what size is it?


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Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 03-28-2021, 02:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 324
Posted By greywynd
Or make a skid they mount to, and have them at...

Or make a skid they mount to, and have them at the bottom of an overhead door. When you don’t need them move them out of the way.


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Forum: Machining 03-26-2021, 11:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,192
Posted By greywynd
We need to form the ‘Neal Network’ somwe can...

We need to form the ‘Neal Network’ somwe can track him, and help him out when this stuff comes up. [emoji4]


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Forum: Welding 03-24-2021, 02:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 979
Posted By greywynd
Bevel, warm it, 7018 and have at it. ...

Bevel, warm it, 7018 and have at it.


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Forum: Shop & Safety 03-22-2021, 01:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 543
Posted By greywynd
The flush top woodworking vises are a nice...

The flush top woodworking vises are a nice addition to the right type of bench, and are great for many different things.

That stool looks like it needs a little more cushioning though. Lol

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Forum: Shop & Safety 03-21-2021, 02:10 PM
Replies: 1,375
Views: 110,553
Posted By greywynd
More than once I’ve seen racking setup above work...

More than once I’ve seen racking setup above work benches, and it’s easy to hang task lighting under the shelves above.

Just remember to check how far your forks etc stick out past the racking,...
Forum: Machining 03-17-2021, 04:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 420
Posted By greywynd
Hope it helps. We had a few Okamoto’s at the...

Hope it helps. We had a few Okamoto’s at the diecasting shop I worked at.


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Forum: Fabrication 03-17-2021, 04:11 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 27,526
Posted By greywynd
Nice job on the outrigger setup. The collet...

Nice job on the outrigger setup.

The collet makes me think of half the stuff at work, and with the exception of a couple apprentices, they are all ‘journeymen’.


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