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Forum: Welding 11-10-2017, 05:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 507
Posted By KevinF
I am starting this thread to discuss the must...

I am starting this thread to discuss the must haves and nice to haves.

I want an ACDC machine. AC may not be a must have but I would be limiting myself if I did DC only. I don't see the reasoning....
Forum: Welding 11-10-2017, 10:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 507
Posted By KevinF
AC DC Tig machine - options

I am getting closer to pulling the trigger on a tig machine..but not sure which route to go.

I have my Invertec v350. Great power supply but DC only. Lift arc unless I spend $2000-3500 on a HF...
Forum: Welding 11-09-2017, 01:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,057
Posted By KevinF
Typical for sale ad for a facebook group. ...

Typical for sale ad for a facebook group.

Claimed reason for selling:
NO TIME.

Actual reason for selling:
Typically fails to see anything through.
Wishy washy interests.
Wanting to be...
Forum: Machining 10-22-2017, 10:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 729
Posted By KevinF
I was just coming to post the same ave video!

I was just coming to post the same ave video!
Forum: Machining 10-17-2017, 11:57 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,225
Posted By KevinF
Searching leads me to believe APMT or APKT. ...

Searching leads me to believe APMT or APKT.
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/10pcs-APMT1135PDER-H2-VP15TF-APKT1135PDR-Insert-Carbide-Insert-Milling-Cutter-/292045488685?hash=item43ff44822d:g:mOcAAOSwhcJWP1Mb
Forum: Machining 10-17-2017, 11:06 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,225
Posted By KevinF
I get ya. This handle is so loose fitting it...

I get ya. This handle is so loose fitting it falls off on its own. Probably by design... for safety...
Forum: Machining 10-17-2017, 10:19 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,225
Posted By KevinF
Other questions Is the backside of this...

Other questions

Is the backside of this faceplate made to hook into a lathe spindle? Just curious what its original home would have looked like/how it would work. I might clamp it to the table so...
Forum: Machining 10-17-2017, 09:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,225
Posted By KevinF
Thanks I'll check it out when I get some time....

Thanks I'll check it out when I get some time. Supposed to be doing a job in Ontario next week so I'll have some time in the evenings for that sort of leisure.





Tore into the little vise...
Forum: Machining 10-11-2017, 10:46 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,225
Posted By KevinF
1 - A holder for the press brake punch die. I...

1 - A holder for the press brake punch die. I bought 3 ft of punch and 5 way die and cut it down to 32" for the 55t press. The material is the hex end of a torsion bar. It machined nicely with...
Forum: Fabrication 09-12-2017, 01:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,724
Posted By KevinF
There she be. Little more work to do on the...

There she be. Little more work to do on the backside of the floor after yanking that engine again. Seam sealer and undercoat and such.
Forum: Shop & Safety 09-08-2017, 12:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,550
Posted By KevinF
Dog baths and grooming Some stuff is moving...

Dog baths and grooming
Some stuff is moving upstairs and getting organized. No railing til maybe this winter.
Picked up LED direct wire fluorescent replacement bulbs. For sure these will go under...
Forum: Shop & Safety 09-08-2017, 12:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,550
Posted By KevinF
pic 1 - Slot board went up before the drop could...

pic 1 - Slot board went up before the drop could go on that wall.
2 - Drop on the pegboard to hose reel. It switches to pipe not only for protection from sparks but because 100ft of airline doesn't...
Forum: Shop & Safety 09-08-2017, 12:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 11,550
Posted By KevinF
Haven't updated in a while.. Busy summer. I...

Haven't updated in a while.. Busy summer. I reached a point in the shop I no longer wanted to be working on the shop. Instead really been focusing on the 3 ton project. Of course my daily driver...
Forum: Fabrication 09-08-2017, 10:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,724
Posted By KevinF
One more piece to go. I think the arc length...

One more piece to go.

I think the arc length might be just a little long in the radiused piece. If it bugs me tonight I might slit it and bring it in some.
Forum: Fabrication 09-07-2017, 02:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,724
Posted By KevinF
Pretty happy with that. Took a whole darn...

Pretty happy with that. Took a whole darn evening. Got a nice fit in 3 planes though.
Forum: Fabrication 09-05-2017, 12:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,724
Posted By KevinF
Yeah The 1 inch .125 flat bar will be the flange...

Yeah The 1 inch .125 flat bar will be the flange that seals up to the firewall/floor with some form of weatherstripping. Its tacked in place for mockup. Thanks!
Forum: Fabrication 09-05-2017, 12:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,724
Posted By KevinF
Well I think I am happy to have generated some...

Well I think I am happy to have generated some discussion..

Spent the weekend doing this. In these cases I would not say that CAD would have been any benefit to me without having the truck...
Forum: Fabrication 09-01-2017, 10:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,724
Posted By KevinF
The best tip I have would be to use one of these...

The best tip I have would be to use one of these cheapie angle finders.
...
Forum: Fabrication 08-30-2017, 11:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,724
Posted By KevinF
I dont always do things the easy way. I used to...

I dont always do things the easy way. I used to be fairly proficient in SolidWorks and I enjoyed it and i would like to again. While the field I went into did not require me to maintain any of those...
Forum: Fabrication 08-30-2017, 09:59 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,724
Posted By KevinF
I don't want or need to model the entire truck. I...

I don't want or need to model the entire truck. I just want to put 3 planes together with known dimensions and angles and it will be easy to fit in from there.

Therein lies the question. Is there...
Forum: Fabrication 08-30-2017, 09:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,724
Posted By KevinF
yeah. I used the (ubiquitous) cardboard...

yeah.

I used the (ubiquitous) cardboard method for the first side I was just wondering if there was something out there that would do some quick math for me to make it faster..
Forum: Fabrication 08-29-2017, 10:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,724
Posted By KevinF
Techniques for sheetmetal

Doing some floor building on my 3 ton. The first piece (left of the engine) wasn't too bad to get in and get fitted.

The second piece (right of the engine) will be more complicated. I want a flat...
Forum: Machining 08-28-2017, 02:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,225
Posted By KevinF
The vise looks good. The brand is HFS. Got...

The vise looks good. The brand is HFS.

Got a quill indicator holder and a cheapy half thou indicator. Looks like its about .003 out of tram across the vise. Will get that dealt with in time.
...
Forum: Machining 08-28-2017, 01:58 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,919
Posted By KevinF
Good work! Wonder if you couldn't use an...

Good work!

Wonder if you couldn't use an electric winch and snatch block and skate it on uhmw sliders or something.
Forum: Fabrication 08-21-2017, 12:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,664
Posted By KevinF
Did the brakes last year. Well my friend needed...

Did the brakes last year. Well my friend needed to borrow the trailer so I said yes just come replace the brakes first. :devil:

Did the fenders this summer. Everything in due time...

I guess...
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