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  1. Very nice solution. If a job can ever pay for it,...

    Very nice solution. If a job can ever pay for it, pie jaws are great for something like this.
    Abbott jaws
    At Travers Tool
    Sherline

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    Made a pulley. ...

    Made a pulley.

    http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=4610&d=1549836225

    http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=4611&d=1549836249
  3. Any multiples of the 3-4-5. 6-8-10, 9-12-15, etc.

    Any multiples of the 3-4-5. 6-8-10, 9-12-15, etc.
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    I had to make a nut for a stud on the back of a...

    I had to make a nut for a stud on the back of a radio. The radio is in a plastic box and the stud has to stick through that box plus a metal bracket. It is an M5 x .8. The stud is not long enough to...
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    Did this a little while ago. The water meter pit...

    Did this a little while ago. The water meter pit for this house became too low from the road being repaved many times through the years. I was doing a new sidewalk so had to raise the pit up. I dug...
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    That type of saw and the metal cutting carbide...

    That type of saw and the metal cutting carbide tooth chop saw are just wonderful tools. I work with 2 1/2" solid bar a good bit. A stock length weights about 200 lbs. I can get it in the shop OK but...
  7. This is a Dake 75 ton press I have and this is...

    This is a Dake 75 ton press I have and this is the winch system on it. The table weights something like 500-600 lbs and it will lift it. They all seem to be basically the same. I guess something like...
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    Sorry to hear about your loss too.

    Sorry to hear about your loss too.
  9. To the best of my knowledge mixing concrete is a...

    To the best of my knowledge mixing concrete is a chemical reaction. Once it is mixed the clock starts on it curing so any additional mixing should not have an effect. Something that occurred to me...
  10. I must say I was really disappointed with the...

    I must say I was really disappointed with the last ready mix I got. The finish job was to much for me alone so I hired a few guys to place and finish the concrete. I did the compaction and placed the...
  11. My results have been very good with the bagged...

    My results have been very good with the bagged concrete. Of course I don't follow the instructions lol. When it looks right I dump it. I don't want to tell you how to do your work but it might help...
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    Thank you. Yes they are like family members and...

    Thank you. Yes they are like family members and yes it does hurt.
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    Thank you. Unfortunately, that is another thing...

    Thank you. Unfortunately, that is another thing that comes with old age. The cat or dog will outlive the owner so it is not fair to someone else to have to "inherit" them. I really like cats too, and...
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    Our dog of 16 years died this morning so I had to...

    Our dog of 16 years died this morning so I had to bury it. It was a tough job in more ways than one. It is 4 F here and dropping. -18 wind chill with 33mph gusts. The ground is frozen and my wife...
  15. You are so correct. I have anywhere from 1 day to...

    You are so correct. I have anywhere from 1 day to a few years left to live and the mixer painting would be job #10,000 on the list.
  16. My wife was born in Esslingen, by Stuttgart so I...

    My wife was born in Esslingen, by Stuttgart so I know she would enjoy that......watching me work that is.;)
  17. You are correct. When transporting I just lift...

    You are correct. When transporting I just lift the whole mixer off the ground, although with the little tractor pictured it dances going uphill. I left the wheels on just to set the mixer when loaded...
  18. Close judgement. A little less than 2 yards. I...

    Close judgement. A little less than 2 yards. I buy it by the pallet from Home Depot to get the bulk price. There are 42-80lb. bags on a pallet so 25.2 cubic feet per pallet.



    The 80 lb. bags...
  19. Side view to show tabs to remove chain guard. ...

    Side view to show tabs to remove chain guard.

    http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=4516&d=1548803101

    Mixer in use pouring porch slab on this house. If the mixer is...
  20. Turn pieces for chain drive slack adjuster ...

    Turn pieces for chain drive slack adjuster

    http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=4520&d=1548803166

    Install chain drive and fab some 3 point hitch stuff
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  21. Convert gasoline engine concrete mixer to 3 point - very slight machining

    I did this a good while ago and I hope it is OK to post it here. I had an old 9 cubic foot mixer that had a bad gasoline engine and decided to convert it to a 3 point tractor hitch. I moved the axle...
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    Previously dug the floor lower in this garage to...

    Previously dug the floor lower in this garage to install an 8' x 16' garage door. Finally, hung the man door. That first step was getting a little tiring. ;) I installed a wider door so I had to saw...
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    Thank you very much for doing that.

    Thank you very much for doing that.
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    How much is 15% of "S" ;)

    How much is 15% of "S" ;)
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    Thanks for that. It is on a different page in my...

    Thanks for that. It is on a different page in my 2000 book but what I was looking for was a chart for length of point for letter drills. This is just for convenience to save some steps so no big...
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