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Forum: Fabrication 07-12-2021, 06:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 800
Posted By threepiece
I recently bought a sheet of brass from the scrap...

I recently bought a sheet of brass from the scrap yard. I’m certain I won’t be making anything as spectacular as your tank with it.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 07-12-2021, 06:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,327
Posted By threepiece
Indeed, however I don’t think this is the reason...

Indeed, however I don’t think this is the reason for the label on the blaster.

I watched a video of a fellow describing the performance of the same blaster. This guy was using some type of...
Forum: Shop & Safety 06-18-2021, 11:10 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,380
Posted By threepiece
Standing seam was my first thought but I don’t...

Standing seam was my first thought but I don’t have a rolling machine I could create tooling for. I then thought about hammer tooling but my forming table is only 63” long. That would require three...
Forum: Shop & Safety 06-18-2021, 06:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,380
Posted By threepiece
I picked up this coil yesterday. It is 3 feet...

I picked up this coil yesterday. It is 3 feet wide, .045” thick and galvanized, it weighs 6590 pounds. I did a rough calculation and determined I have enough to cover the roof with a bit left over,...
Forum: Shop & Safety 06-17-2021, 09:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,380
Posted By threepiece
These are the ramp connecting plates I mentioned...

These are the ramp connecting plates I mentioned earlier. They are welded to the wall end beam. There are two of these beams with two plates each. The two ramps will hook into the slots of these...
Forum: Shop & Safety 06-17-2021, 06:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,380
Posted By threepiece
When posting #32 it occurred to me that I failed...

When posting #32 it occurred to me that I failed to drill some of the holes in the beams. These are for connecting to the top plate of the 2x8 stud wall. It was a simple thing that I didn’t think...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 06-17-2021, 06:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,327
Posted By threepiece
Forgot the picture.

Forgot the picture.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 06-17-2021, 06:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,327
Posted By threepiece
I haven’t tried it yet. All too often the power...

I haven’t tried it yet. All too often the power cords are cut off from the power tools at the scrap yard as this one was. I did notice the treads on one end of the spindle are largely destroyed but...
Forum: Shop & Safety 06-16-2021, 08:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 378
Posted By threepiece
Tip For Posting Pictures For Apple Users

Some, like myself have trouble with inverted pictures. I seem to have eliminated the issue by taking a screen shot of the picture and posting that instead of the original. So far this has worked...
Forum: Shop & Safety 06-16-2021, 08:40 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,380
Posted By threepiece
My sandblasting and painting area. All the steel...

My sandblasting and painting area. All the steel structure will be flat black. I am spray painting an air dry enamel directly on the lightly blasted steel.
Forum: Shop & Safety 06-16-2021, 08:35 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,380
Posted By threepiece
A look at the transverse beams. These will be...

A look at the transverse beams. These will be positioned on top of the girders in the middle of the barn on one end and the 2x8 stud wall on the other.

The end shown in the picture is the...
Forum: Shop & Safety 06-16-2021, 08:30 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,380
Posted By threepiece
A look at the transverse beams. These will be...

A look at the transverse beams. These will be positioned on top of the girders in the middle of the barn on one end and the 2x8 stud wall on the other.

The end shown in the picture is the...
Forum: Shop & Safety 06-16-2021, 08:06 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,380
Posted By threepiece
Yea well you know what they say, “one mans junk”....

Yea well you know what they say, “one mans junk”.

Believe me, I don’t always get it right. I’ve been a work addic for 35 years. Just like drugs a person sometimes needs a higher dose to get their...
Forum: Shop & Safety 06-15-2021, 12:03 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,380
Posted By threepiece
Yes, it all must be transported about 300 miles,...

Yes, it all must be transported about 300 miles, it’s a 7 hour drive one way.

I may try to dry fit some of the parts but I will largely rely on the drawings. I made 1/10 scale drawings of most of...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 06-14-2021, 11:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,327
Posted By threepiece
Curious, the instructions on the tank says not to...

Curious, the instructions on the tank says not to use sand.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 06-14-2021, 11:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,327
Posted By threepiece
I failed to mention in my original post that I...

I failed to mention in my original post that I was going to the paint store to buy sand for my blaster.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 06-14-2021, 11:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,327
Posted By threepiece
Yes, I don’t need another blaster, I have two...

Yes, I don’t need another blaster, I have two Lindsays that I use regularly, a 25 pound and a 200 pound. I was wondering if anyone has used this particular blaster and how well it works.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 06-14-2021, 07:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,327
Posted By threepiece
Central Pneumatic Pressurized Blaster

Ironically I was on my way to the paint supply when I found this at the scrap yard. The yard is directly on the way and I can’t help to stop in as I pass by.

Has anyone ever used one of these? It...
Forum: Shop & Safety 06-14-2021, 09:28 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,380
Posted By threepiece
This is a dandy extension horse I created to...

This is a dandy extension horse I created to support the beams. I wasn’t sure how well it would work as I was making them, I was pleasantly surprised.

The horizontal channel drops down onto a...
Forum: Shop & Safety 06-14-2021, 09:12 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,380
Posted By threepiece
One of two loads of W12x35 beams. My supplier...

One of two loads of W12x35 beams. My supplier allowed me to take half or them at a time so I wouldn’t be too overwhelmed.
Forum: Shop & Safety 06-14-2021, 08:59 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,380
Posted By threepiece
These are two 1/2” thick connecting plates that...

These are two 1/2” thick connecting plates that are to be welded to these end wall beams. These plates will be attached to the beams that go to the west wall. There is where the ramp to the second...
Forum: Shop & Safety 06-14-2021, 08:49 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,380
Posted By threepiece
The set-up for straightening the beams. Notice...

The set-up for straightening the beams. Notice the aluminum block directly under the ram. This is a stop to prevent over bending. I pressed all the weld locations using this stop, it worked perfectly.
Forum: Shop & Safety 06-14-2021, 08:43 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,380
Posted By threepiece
I needed to move my 50 ton press in order to...

I needed to move my 50 ton press in order to process these 18 feet long beams for straightening. I decided I want to make this job easy, especially for future use as I am no longer getting

All...
Forum: Shop & Safety 06-14-2021, 08:31 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,380
Posted By threepiece
Pictures for previous post #21.

Pictures for previous post #21.
Forum: Shop & Safety 06-14-2021, 08:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,380
Posted By threepiece
These 6x8 channels are the most complicated...

These 6x8 channels are the most complicated pieces. They have numerous attachments for support, hanging joists and mounting facia. The result after welding was warp. They will be placed on top of the...
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