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  • Welded up rectangle with angle iron from salvaged bed frames on the 4 sides and some sheet steel from an old night stand, bolted some casters to it and it became a generator cart. Taught my step son (10) to plasma cut and spray paint on this one.
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    No matter what I tell you, get a second opinion.

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    • I got another axe, then after making a new shaft for it I also painted them in the same manner as they would have been when new:


      Some actual machining, made a replacement pulley out of aluminum, the old one was a loose fit:

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      • Nice job but those butter knives won't cut Mesquite. We gotta use a gas-axe over here.

        The pulley looks good too but I couldn't figure out the machine.

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        • It's an old small jointer-planer combo machine of the brand emco, taken from a bigger combi machine.

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          • Bought a broken porter cable 5cfm 4gal portable air compressor for $20. Ended up only needing (so far so good) a pressure guage and a female QD. Did a home hydro test on the 2004 dated tank with a grease gun. I still cant figure out what its story was. All the oil from the pump crankcase was pushed through the system to the air tank. Maybe it was stored upside down, and then started?
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            • Originally posted by wombat2go View Post
              Hi Matt,
              Thanks for the details and photos of the hubs.
              I am interested in all things hub as I am upgading a trike hub to adult size.

              I think better to reinforce all of the male spline teeth like you did.
              If the outer female spline is a floating fit,
              the contact face of each aluminum hub tooth will have a cyclic force,
              peaking as the tooth comes up to the tension side of the chain.
              ( that is, the driving force from the chain is eccentric as seen by the hub)

              That cyclic load might be why the aluminum chews away in the commercial design.(?)
              you were 100% correct - that wire was insufficient and it plus the rest of the freehub was starting to get chewed up. So I added hardened O1 wear plates to each spline bar the skinny one:
              http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/thr...10#post1193510

              we'll see how they hold up over time

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              • Another day late comment. Saturday and Sunday I worked in the shop trying to get a little caught up on custom mold jobs. While molds were cutting on the CNC machines I installed some rollers in the short arms of this welding table.

                https://youtu.be/bZq9G8mKKdw

                By mid day Sunday I knew I was going to need a day off, so I called somebody who had hinted they wanted me to invite them to go fishing. We did ok, and after that they invited me to go shoot some birds in the afternoon. He and I limited out on birds, and his father would have, but he stopped after we limited I think just to be polite. He was only a couple birds short, and we had plenty of time and plenty of fliers. If that interests you then: http://yumabassman.com/forums-new/in...ic,9499.0.html

                Today its back to work. Have a couple molds to get done for a BSA troop to cast pinewood derby car weights, several molds on the bench that need to assembled, and or tested, and atleast a dozen custom proprietary molds on the jobs board that still need to be designed and laid out.
                *** I always wanted a welding stinger that looked like the north end of a south bound chicken. Often my welds look like somebody pointed the wrong end of a chicken at the joint and squeezed until something came out. Might as well look the part.

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                • Been working on my auction press this is the video where I started on press shaft.
                  https://youtu.be/INyFl_tTZxM


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                  • Been having trouble with WiFi being delightfully unreliable - think there's something causing interference but can't find out what. So I finally got round to running a Cat5 cable up to the loft so that the music streamer that runs the bathroom speakers (last year's birthday gift to my wife, who loves a bath) doesn't splutter to a halt.
                    A day of swearing, overheating (500W halogen in a confined space), cramp, splinters and crawling around in glasswool. I just have the best ideas sometimes!
                    Will try running the WiFi from the loft next. See if different location and an overkill antenna helps!

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                    • Recovering from a cold post vacation but rallied ( Advil, Diet Coke and espresso) to go get rest of sawmill, the base that sealed in concrete. New jackhammer did great


                      "Good judgment comes from experience, and often experience comes from bad judgment" R.M.Brown

                      My shop tour www.plastikosmd.com

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                      • Cleaning my workshop, getting ready to mill out an 80% 9mm AR15 receiver that takes MP5 mags!

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                        • I made a quick lathe chuck key adapter to work with a drill. I can only do half turns with a regular chuck key because of the cabinet so wanted to speed things up. The chuck is a new Pratt Burnerd so it is stiffer than I ever will be again. I made the adapter loose so it will fall out before the chuck makes a half a turn for the forget the key in the chuck police.





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                          • ^ slick!

                            Set up a 6” diameter chunk of UHMW-PE to make some bushings but this cold/flu is kicking my butt, so back to bed. Waste of a good afternoon!
                            "Good judgment comes from experience, and often experience comes from bad judgment" R.M.Brown

                            My shop tour www.plastikosmd.com

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                            • Originally posted by Ridgerunner View Post
                              I made a quick lathe chuck key adapter to work with a drill. I can only do half turns with a regular chuck key because of the cabinet so wanted to speed things up. The chuck is a new Pratt Burnerd so it is stiffer than I ever will be again. I made the adapter loose so it will fall out before the chuck makes a half a turn for the forget the key in the chuck police.
                              Might be worth removing a fair amount more metal so that you end up with a hex shaft that fits directly in the battery drill chuck. That way you dont even have to think about it.
                              Location- Rugby, Warwickshire. UK

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                              • Originally posted by Mark Rand View Post
                                Might be worth removing a fair amount more metal so that you end up with a hex shaft that fits directly in the battery drill chuck. That way you dont even have to think about it.
                                Good idea. I did that. But I cheated.



                                https://www.harborfreight.com/hex-dr...-pc-68513.html

                                -js
                                There are no stupid questions. But there are lots of stupid answers. This is the internet.

                                Location: SF Bay Area

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