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    As a couple of others have suggested, I have used...

    As a couple of others have suggested, I have used diamond hole saws to modify grinding wheels a few times though I was opening up the bore for the shaft mount. I just gently clamped them to a piece...
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    Ahh, I get it. Obvious now that you explain....

    Ahh, I get it. Obvious now that you explain. Interesting and out-of-the-box approach!

    Thanks!
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    Thanks, and thanks for all your input with the...

    Thanks, and thanks for all your input with the design.

    I know the paint is going to look like that for maybe a week but I figured I may as well start out with them looking nice. A friend of mine...
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    Never too late! Yeah, the deal here was that...

    Never too late!

    Yeah, the deal here was that this machine is not capable of lifting anything near 4000 pounds. More like ~600 pounds, as it's a little baby tractor. So I did not want to use up...
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    Pretty creative and can't argue with success....

    Pretty creative and can't argue with success. Could you elaborate a bit on how your shot strength adjuster works? I can't quite picture how that's set up.
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    So just by way of follow up, I managed to get a...

    So just by way of follow up, I managed to get a set of forks built by generally following JCByrds design guidelines.

    The whole assembly weighs in at about 113 pounds. It still cost considerably...
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    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190928/bce1e836...

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20190928/bce1e8369912770bfa4737f186c98cf2.jpg
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    I expect that the obscured letters on your second...

    I expect that the obscured letters on your second one spell out "Millers Falls" which is a well known old time tool company from Massachusetts. The name is still around, not sure if they actually...
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    Video is here:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZXAVst_0Xxk

    Robin Renzetti. He posts loads of interesting machinist related stuff on youtube and instagram.
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    I don't know if this is still common, but those...

    I don't know if this is still common, but those bladder things were used to help pull agitators off of top-loader clothes washing machines. They used to sell them at places that sold appliance parts...
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    I know you are not in the US, so this may or may...

    I know you are not in the US, so this may or may not be available for you to view there. Hopefully it is. But when I first started doing this machine shop stuff, this was a short article that I...
  12. If you've not seen it already, there is a "This...

    If you've not seen it already, there is a "This Old Tony" video about building a shear similar to that, it may provide some design ideas or inspiration. I have a small Beverly Jr. throatless shear of...
  13. Hey if it work, it works! At one place I worked,...

    Hey if it work, it works! At one place I worked, we used a somewhat heavier duty version of one of those for shearing circuit boards. It was pretty much the same thing but had a clamp type thing to...
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    JCB, just curious, was the steel you used to...

    JCB, just curious, was the steel you used to fabricate this all just plain hot rolled stuff? I think I am going to follow your lead make myself a set. Making up a stock list tonight to get pricing...
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    Wierdscience, Now that you point that out, I see...

    Wierdscience, Now that you point that out, I see what you mean. It could very well be that.

    It's difficult to tell. Whatever it is, it's leaking very slowly. I probed around with a small...
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    OK, I think I have those photo links fixed now. ...

    OK, I think I have those photo links fixed now.

    Appreciate any input...
    Thanks
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    Any Kubota small tractor experts here?

    Hi all,

    Edit - well, it looks like photo links didn't work. I'll fix that...

    OK, I think I have those correct now...


    I recently got a new Kubota BX1880 that I had posted about the pallet...
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    Again, thanks to all for all of the replies. JCB,...

    Again, thanks to all for all of the replies. JCB, thanks for checking on that for me, I'd probably feel better welding on the 3/16 material as well and the additional weight is not all that much to...
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    Thank you sir. Much appreciated.

    Thank you sir. Much appreciated.
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    This is indeed the case with mine. It came...

    This is indeed the case with mine. It came equipped with the matched front end loader new from the factory. I've not lifted all that much with it, but you can surely feel the balance change when you...
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    Again, this along with the other replies are all...

    Again, this along with the other replies are all great info. I'm not stuck on using channel, it was just a starting point guess. I'll be purchasing material so will just buy what is best for my...
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    Thanks very much JCB, thatís most helpful info....

    Thanks very much JCB, thatís most helpful info. The picture shows just fine. The rectangular tube is another good option, thatís how the clamp on ones I have now are constructed, but of much heavier...
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    Thanks Mike. I did consider 3 point forks, but...

    Thanks Mike. I did consider 3 point forks, but have enough need to lift a bit higher than those will get me to go with the current plan. The front end loader is the factory attachment and the rear...
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    The tractor is a Kubota BX1880, a sub-compact and...

    The tractor is a Kubota BX1880, a sub-compact and pretty much the smallest thing they make that is still considered a "tractor" and not a riding mower. I think you are correct in that the hydraulic...
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    A strength of materials (steel) question

    I'm in the process of thinking through a potential project and would like some design thoughts or informed insights. This is all theoretical (and maybe dumb) at this point.

    So fully understanding...
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