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  1. 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...
  2. 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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    OK, let's see now.... Sliding calipers...

    OK, let's see now....

    Sliding calipers (vernier, dial, digital)- yes
    Micrometers- yes
    Dial gauges- yes
    Test indicator- yes
    Sensitive (.0001"/.001mm) test indicator- yes
    Telescoping gauges-...
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    As to the load on the horizontal beam that the...

    As to the load on the horizontal beam that the top, one way you can address that is to loop the ends of a suitably strong chain around the junctions of the top beam and the uprights, and then hang...
  17. Some days folks are just a tad too literal here...

    Some days folks are just a tad too literal here at HSM. It was pretty clear to me that you were being facetious. I mean to say if that was a true story, people in Iowa are way more screwed up than I...
  18. Thread: goose neck

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    Quite a long time back Evan posted a thing for...

    Quite a long time back Evan posted a thing for doing this that I have found useful on a few occasions. You simply make up a bundle of soft iron wire and twist it together. Put it in any flexible...
  19. Thanks, Mike. I have seen that listing and almost...

    Thanks, Mike. I have seen that listing and almost all of those are selling the VP Racing stuff that I can get at any NAPA parts store or lots of hardware stores in quart and gallon cans. It's the...
  20. Here in the People's Republik of Massachusetts,...

    Here in the People's Republik of Massachusetts, you simply cannot buy non-ethanol gas at a pump. All motor fuel has to be at least 10% ethanol.

    For all of my less frequently used 2-stroke tools...
  21. This proves the old saying about the lathe being...

    This proves the old saying about the lathe being the "King of machine tools because once you have one you can make another lathe and some rotisserie chicken"
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    Not exactly what you describe, but this did get...

    Not exactly what you describe, but this did get me looking at gadgets to sharpen blades. A few interesting varieties in this video:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxSqQ8_YsCc
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    I've heard of that, renewing the edge on the side...

    I've heard of that, renewing the edge on the side of a glass but have never actually tried it. After using the twin blade styles of one sort or another I got sick of both how much they were getting...
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    You earned the rights to some bragging. If you...

    You earned the rights to some bragging. If you ever care to be even more impressed and proud of you daughter than you are right now, look up the stats on what percentage of the US population has...
  25. If you really want to know, download a copy of...

    If you really want to know, download a copy of Daquarta here:

    http://www.daqarta.com

    Quite sophisticated audio analysis software thatís free to use in the basic version and super cheap for a...
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