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Forum: Welding Yesterday, 01:58 PM
Replies: 24
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Posted By LKeithR
Years ago we built a small trailer for a...

Years ago we built a small trailer for a customer. He wanted it quite short so it would fit in a storage space he had. He was going to tow it with a good sized pickup and I told him it would be a...
Forum: Fabrication 05-10-2021, 01:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 402
Posted By LKeithR
Approximately 2" x 78 3/4" for those who are...

Approximately 2" x 78 3/4" for those who are metric challenged...:D
Forum: Fabrication 05-08-2021, 02:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 402
Posted By LKeithR
If you're working with steel there's no point in...

If you're working with steel there's no point in using anything finer than 36 grit. That's what I use 99 per cent of the time. Once in a while if I've got something extra heavy to sand I'll throw...
Forum: Welding 04-26-2021, 12:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 738
Posted By LKeithR
You're missing the point. A breaker is installed...

You're missing the point. A breaker is installed in a box to protect a circuit of a given capacity. The wires and plugs in a 30 amp circuit will be sized for 30 amps, no more. You cannot instantly...
Forum: Welding 04-25-2021, 08:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 738
Posted By LKeithR
Dumb idea. Lots of different breakers out...

Dumb idea. Lots of different breakers out there--how you gonna know you've got the right one?

But more importantly, just popping a 60 amp breaker into a box doesn't instantly create a 60 amp...
Forum: Welding 04-13-2021, 01:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 855
Posted By LKeithR
Back in the day I welded lots of 1/2" and 3/4"...

Back in the day I welded lots of 1/2" and 3/4" plate with our old Millermatic 35. Multi-pass welds in most cases but it got the job done handily...
Forum: Fabrication 04-07-2021, 01:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 579
Posted By LKeithR
Assuming this is ordinary mild steel pipe I don't...

Assuming this is ordinary mild steel pipe I don't think you'll have any issues unless the water is literally washing over the weld moments after you finish the weld. Fast cooling has little effect...
Forum: Fabrication 03-31-2021, 02:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 581
Posted By LKeithR
Why would someone buy a "professional" machine...

Why would someone buy a "professional" machine like that if it didn't have full hydraulic operation of the conveyors? Your winch will make a big difference but somebody still has to jack around with...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 03-28-2021, 09:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 752
Posted By LKeithR
Might find something here... ...

Might find something here...

https://www.sdp-si.com/products/Gears/Index.php
Forum: Machining 03-27-2021, 09:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,789
Posted By LKeithR
But it works...:D

But it works...:D
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 03-27-2021, 06:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 582
Posted By LKeithR
I know Grainger sells large fans. Don't know if...

I know Grainger sells large fans. Don't know if they have the enclosures separate, though.

Another option is to just frame a hole in the wall where you want the fan and mount it directly to the...
Forum: Machining 03-27-2021, 05:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,789
Posted By LKeithR
You gonna sign him up as an SFT member? :D ...

You gonna sign him up as an SFT member? :D

Ain't this place great!!
Forum: Machining 03-26-2021, 10:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,789
Posted By LKeithR
I'm only about 110 miles north of you but I'm on...

I'm only about 110 miles north of you but I'm on the wrong side of the border...
Forum: Machining 03-20-2021, 09:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 805
Posted By LKeithR
Yeah, should work fine. Make yourself a couple...

Yeah, should work fine. Make yourself a couple good, solid push sticks so you can control the workpiece. Also set you saw up so the fence is exactly parallel to the blade or has a very slight gap...
Forum: Fabrication 03-18-2021, 03:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,497
Posted By LKeithR
Terry's favourite tool...:D:devil:

Terry's favourite tool...:D:devil:
Forum: Machining 03-17-2021, 09:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 994
Posted By LKeithR
I'm not clear on what you're calling the "table"....

I'm not clear on what you're calling the "table". Isn't it the main frame of the saw? If that's the case you've only got half a saw. A new factory part will have all the slots and holes required...
Forum: Fabrication 02-26-2021, 01:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,527
Posted By LKeithR
From the look of the pics you've got a plain jane...

From the look of the pics you've got a plain jane fatigue break right beside the weld. Not really a weld failure but a fatigue break caused by the heat introduced by the weld and the constant...
Forum: Machining 02-23-2021, 02:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 642
Posted By LKeithR
In my first post I wasn't clear on what you were...

In my first post I wasn't clear on what you were doing--thought you were talking about modifying the splines. Now that I realize you're just talking about the pilot end of the shaft it all makes...
Forum: Machining 02-20-2021, 02:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 642
Posted By LKeithR
I'm not clear on what you're trying to...

I'm not clear on what you're trying to accomplish. Is the shaft going back in the tractor? Or are you going to use it to drive something else? If you're thinking about turning the splines off you...
Forum: Fabrication 02-19-2021, 11:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,538
Posted By LKeithR
Yeah, doesn't make sense to me to have an...

Yeah, doesn't make sense to me to have an expensive--and possibly hard to replace--shaft engineered to fail when a simple shear bolt will accomplish the same thing.

I've seen a lot of sheared,...
Forum: Fabrication 02-19-2021, 03:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,527
Posted By LKeithR
From an engineering perspective when you're...

From an engineering perspective when you're talking about weight to strength ratio round tubing will be stronger. This is especially true when light weight is one of the objectives--there's a reason...
Forum: Welding 02-17-2021, 02:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,683
Posted By LKeithR
We have a Wirematic 255 which we bought in '98. ...

We have a Wirematic 255 which we bought in '98. Still a solid little welder...



The Lincoln spoolgun that came with the WM255 absolutely sucked--never worked worth a shit. We later bought a...
Forum: Machining 02-05-2021, 09:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 592
Posted By LKeithR
The basic idea in that video is sound but the...

The basic idea in that video is sound but the execution is really poor. As others have said, a better fit on the pin and something to keep the blank from flopping around would have produced a much...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 02-03-2021, 11:26 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,534
Posted By LKeithR
Hell, you could go ahead and buy it with a clear...

Hell, you could go ahead and buy it with a clear conscience--it won't be yellow, just a sort of (rusty) red...:D
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 02-03-2021, 11:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,534
Posted By LKeithR
My father-in-law had one of those years ago and...

My father-in-law had one of those years ago and had the shuttle stick in reverse. I can't remember what he had to do to fix it but I know it wasn't a major project...
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