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Old 03-30-2013, 09:50 AM
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Default Update.

Last Monday my back went out on me while I was getting out of the van after taking dad to dialysis, so all the work in the shop ceased.
My back is coming around and I figure it to take a couple of more days to straighten up completely.
I might head out to the shop today to putter around some and test my back. No heavy work but I might get a few small projects done while I am on the mend.
I seem to go through this every spring once the cold weather starts giving way to the warmer temperatures.
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Old 03-30-2013, 06:51 PM
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Dan,
Don't worry, you're just thawing out! I go throught the same thing every spring.
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Old 05-06-2013, 10:14 PM
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Default Back to working on the press.

I can now get back to work on this project as my back has straightened up enough to allow me to move pieces around.
The first thing I need to do is weld the 7" stub piece on the bottom of the 6'6" leg. Since my band saw is giving me fits I am am not going to cut the extra off of it I am going to adjust the hole placement in the angle iron clip that the foot will bolt to.
I have most of the pieces cut for the press frame.
The legs are almost ready, they need to be sandblasted and have the support pins holes drilled in them.
The headers are ready to weld on after I sandblast them. The gussets need cut, but I need to get some material to make them.
The foot clips need the bolt hole pattern drilled and then welded on to the legs.
The feet need the bolt holes, the leveling foot holes drilled and the nut welded on.
The table needs:
The corners mitered.
The spacers made.
The lift system designed and parts acquired.
The pin holes drilled.
So there is plenty to do on it.
I need to figure out what the heck is going on will my band saw before I can finish this project.
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Old 05-09-2013, 07:28 PM
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Sorry to hear about the back..

I had back surgery 4 years ago.. My back has never been better..


Can't wait to see the press up and running.. Take you time though..
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Lu47Dan, Glad to hear your back is feeling better, My best friends back went out on him last week and he's just now feeling better also.

At 46 I'm lucky to still have a good back thank God.

When I looked at your pics of you cutting rusty steel I just had to cringe, Believe it or not rust will kill a blade in a hurry and then I seen you mention that you were waiting for a new blade.

A couple months ago we were cutting some good used steel that we got off a job and my guy did not realize that there was a bunch of rust on the inside of the 4 x 6 tube and there went a fairly new blade.
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I need to figure out what the heck is going on will my band saw before I can finish this project.
What's happening with the saw?
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Old 05-11-2013, 08:44 AM
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Jef, the saw is acting up like it was before I changed the guide bearings on it. I have not had the time to work on diagnosing the problem as of today.
If all goes well today with two other projects I might be able to get back to working on this project.
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Old 05-17-2013, 09:19 PM
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Default Some progress!

After TOO many days of inactivity on this project, one of the problems I had was I cut the two legs to different lengths, one was 7' and the other was 6'- 6".
I had been debating on whether to weld a piece on the shorter one or cut off the longer one. I ran the figures again and came up with an overall height. The height worked out to be 7' - 1", okay time to weld the piece on. But before I start on that I decided to double check the height of the sliding door track, 7' - 2". Okay it will roll in through the door....................... , I forgot add the height of the casters to the overall height of the press!! Whoops.
So then the plan became to cut the extra 6" off the long one.
I laid out the cut on the flanges and cut them with the Portaband, I then cut the web with a wafer wheel. Now I have two equal length legs.
  1. Legs.
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After TOO many days of inactivity on this project, one of the problems I had was I cut the two legs to different lengths, one was 7' and the other was 6'- 6".
I had been debating on whether to weld a piece on the shorter one or cut off the longer one. I ran the figures again and came up with an overall height. The height worked out to be 7' - 1", okay time to weld the piece on. But before I start on that I decided to double check the height of the sliding door track, 7' - 2". Okay it will roll in through the door....................... , I forgot add the height of the casters to the overall height of the press!! Whoops.
So then the plan became to cut the extra 6" off the long one.
I laid out the cut on the flanges and cut them with the Portaband, I then cut the web with a wafer wheel. Now I have two equal length legs.
  1. Legs.

Dan you need a big bandsaw like a Johnson.. Itr make stuff like this super easy.. I can't imagine having to cut the web with any kind of cut off wheel.
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