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Forum: Welding 08-15-2018, 09:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,084
Posted By Jim-TX
I might be a little late to this thread, but when...

I might be a little late to this thread, but when I built my table I used 3/8 and thought it plenty thick. With heat it has warped a bit. If I were to build another table it would be a minimum of...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 08-01-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,501
Posted By Jim-TX
Lots of good comments and information from you...

Lots of good comments and information from you guys. From all that I gather, the shear is probably not a good option after all. The saw does look like it would be much faster and leave a cleaner...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 07-30-2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,501
Posted By Jim-TX
Skid steer for shearing mesquites?

I've run equipment a lot, but never a skid steer. I've got about 100 acres of mesquite that I'd like to thin out (a lot). I have a dozer, but it's really not big enough for a lot of the trees plus...
Forum: Fabrication 07-30-2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,880
Posted By Jim-TX
Yeah, me too. As I get older and the tires get...

Yeah, me too. As I get older and the tires get heavier....... oh well. :)
Forum: Welding 01-25-2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,949
Posted By Jim-TX
I have a good friend that was a RR welder. He...

I have a good friend that was a RR welder. He said 11018 with preheat was what they used if stick welding rail. Interesting side note, they were required to sign (initial) the side of the rail with...
Forum: Fabrication 08-14-2017, 11:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,396
Posted By Jim-TX
Good video. Thanks for posting the link.

Good video. Thanks for posting the link.
Forum: Welding 07-30-2017, 07:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,172
Posted By Jim-TX
I've used a lot of Sait cutoff wheels in 4.5" and...

I've used a lot of Sait cutoff wheels in 4.5" and 6". Never had problems with them.
Forum: Fabrication 07-30-2017, 07:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,971
Posted By Jim-TX
We learn something everyday. Great tip.

We learn something everyday. Great tip.
Forum: Fabrication 03-10-2017, 01:48 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 17,615
Posted By Jim-TX
Thumbs up Good design and clean workmanship. I like it.

Good design and clean workmanship. I like it.
Forum: Fabrication 01-08-2017, 09:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,268
Posted By Jim-TX
I wondered the same thing. BIG beam for that...

I wondered the same thing. BIG beam for that gate. Looks great!
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 11-23-2016, 12:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,130
Posted By Jim-TX
Nice!

Nice!
Forum: Fabrication 11-21-2016, 02:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,860
Posted By Jim-TX
It looks like the warpage will increase the...

It looks like the warpage will increase the distance between the pieces. Welding nearer the inside of the tubing should pull in such a was as to cause the pieces to bow apart. That's what I think. ...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-18-2016, 09:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,115
Posted By Jim-TX
Good tips Digr. Thanks

Good tips Digr. Thanks
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-18-2016, 09:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,115
Posted By Jim-TX
You are correct. A local fastener supply said...

You are correct. A local fastener supply said the left handed rod was not a good grade and they don't sell it for that reason.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-18-2016, 12:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,115
Posted By Jim-TX
I found that same site. Contacted Tri State and...

I found that same site. Contacted Tri State and they don't have what I need.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-17-2016, 10:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,115
Posted By Jim-TX
After more searching I've pretty much decided to...

After more searching I've pretty much decided to get a longer bolt, cut it off, and have a machine shop rethread it for what I need. A threaded rod would work also and I might go that route...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-17-2016, 01:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,115
Posted By Jim-TX
Need 3/4 LH Fine Thread bolt

I'm helping a friend fix up an old shredder. It's an old Lilliston brand and parts are no longer available. I've checked. What I need is a 3/4" 16 (fine thread) left hand bolt 1 1/4" long. It...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-11-2016, 08:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,939
Posted By Jim-TX
It's been years since I bought a Craftsman tool,...

It's been years since I bought a Craftsman tool, but here's what they told me about the "lifetime warranty" that I thought I had. The warranty today is whatever the current tool carries for...
Forum: Fabrication 05-18-2016, 07:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,204
Posted By Jim-TX
Better?

Better?
Forum: Fabrication 05-10-2016, 08:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,284
Posted By Jim-TX
I stick welded for over 30 yrs before getting a...

I stick welded for over 30 yrs before getting a wire welder. For what I do, the wire is much faster and easier, however, if you are welding dirty or painted stuff with a wire, drag and don't push. ...
Forum: Shop & Safety 07-01-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,536
Posted By Jim-TX
My shop was built originally as a horse barn back...

My shop was built originally as a horse barn back in the mid 1960s. A good friend and very competent welder built it. It uses 2 3/8 tubing for trusses very much like you are wanting to do. I'll...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 06-01-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,712
Posted By Jim-TX
Looks like a motor and arbor for a buffing wheel.

Looks like a motor and arbor for a buffing wheel.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 02-17-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,477
Posted By Jim-TX
A key to making anything steel last is to prevent...

A key to making anything steel last is to prevent moisture from getting between the layers where there is no coating of anything. It will rust from the inside and won't take long to do it. I've had...
Forum: Welding 01-09-2015, 10:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,469
Posted By Jim-TX
If you have DC available, why would you run...

If you have DC available, why would you run anything on AC? 6011 is an AC rod but I have no idea why your's won't run on AC unless they have been wet or as old as me. To try to answer your question,...
Forum: Fabrication 12-20-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 7,806
Posted By Jim-TX
Mine is 3/8. I did some heating on it one time...

Mine is 3/8. I did some heating on it one time and got part of it pretty hot. It now has a slight high spot that I can't get rid of. If I were building it again today I wouldn't go less than 1/2....
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