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Forum: Machining 10-17-2017, 11:38 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,246
Posted By camdigger
I think Gerry saves those jobs for his very good...

I think Gerry saves those jobs for his very good friends.:devil::D. Just to make the visit memorable don't cha know.....
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 10-17-2017, 11:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 553
Posted By camdigger
Not much. Just a sprinkle of KCl. I have...

Not much. Just a sprinkle of KCl.

I have had good luck just remelting cast Aluminum. I've done a few with surprisingly little porosity. Extruded Aluminum is different and gives lower quality...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 10-17-2017, 12:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 553
Posted By camdigger
Extra quick and dirty Aluminum melter

I needed a 2 x 3 x 6" piece of stock for a project, but I don't have anything near that size. I do have a bunch of smaller pieces of aluminum I have scrounged up over the years. I have also dabbled...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 10-17-2017, 12:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 457
Posted By camdigger
I have toyed with casting Aluminum a few times...

I have toyed with casting Aluminum a few times myself. Last time was just a few weeks ago. I needed a 2" x3" x 6" piece of material for a different project. I simply used a large (500,000 BTU)...
Forum: Machining 10-16-2017, 10:02 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,246
Posted By camdigger
Gerry I'm sure you remember the hookup on my...

Gerry

I'm sure you remember the hookup on my hydraulic tractor. The Honda had a 1" output shaft for the Lovejoy coupler. The Aluminum spacer on that unit is easily duplicated in steel.

As an...
Forum: Machining 10-11-2017, 11:34 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,122
Posted By camdigger
Kevin, if the screw on that vise is bent, I would...

Kevin, if the screw on that vise is bent, I would recommend watching some of Kieth Fenner's YouTube videos on straghtening. He did one on straightening a lead screw that is quite good. He also...
Forum: Welding 10-10-2017, 04:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,157
Posted By camdigger
'Course, in this day n age of YouTube, you can...

'Course, in this day n age of YouTube, you can search the Nothing too good... thing and come up with the TV series based on the books.
Forum: Welding 10-09-2017, 06:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,157
Posted By camdigger
If you like that book, try 'Nothing too good for...

If you like that book, try 'Nothing too good for a Cowboy' from the same author.
Seems to me he wrote a third, but I can't recall for sure.
Forum: Fabrication 10-06-2017, 08:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,947
Posted By camdigger
You can see mine in the pole shed. Hanging from...

You can see mine in the pole shed. Hanging from the ridge pole in the third bay. Makes unloading stuff out of a pickup a breeze. Back under, hook up load, hoist, drive out from under.....
Forum: Fabrication 10-06-2017, 03:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,947
Posted By camdigger
[QUOTE=kbs2244;695712]"Those use one chain for...

[QUOTE=kbs2244;695712]"Those use one chain for teh lift and a diffrent one to pull on, what I am asking abour uses the same chain for the lift and the operating lift?"

Right you are.

The kind...
Forum: Fabrication 10-06-2017, 08:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,947
Posted By camdigger
Sounds like somebody bought a cheap or plain...

Sounds like somebody bought a cheap or plain short one. Mine has a chain loop more than long enough to raise a beef for butchery. I have a lighter version of one my dad had. Mine is about 2 t, his...
Forum: Machining 09-24-2017, 04:49 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,677
Posted By camdigger
You are welcome Gerry. As a matter of fact, it...

You are welcome Gerry. As a matter of fact, it was kind of fun to do something like that with/for someone who has such vast experience moving heavy stuff and has a clear vision of what is to happen....
Forum: Fabrication 09-16-2017, 11:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,390
Posted By camdigger
What you really need for this is an antique...

What you really need for this is an antique binder. Cuts the plant, lays it on a belt, separates and ties bundles about 10" in diameter, and bunches them before dumping. A precursor to combine...
Forum: Welding 09-09-2017, 08:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,761
Posted By camdigger
6013 does have its fans. I learned how to weld...

6013 does have its fans. I learned how to weld using 6013 on a cobbled up AC aircraft generator. Flange jockey aboard here has posted some amazing work done with that rod.

I have gone away from...
Forum: Machining 09-07-2017, 11:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 574
Posted By camdigger
That looks like a piling unit auger. I seem to...

That looks like a piling unit auger. I seem to recall seeing hardsurfacing on some. It has been several years since I've seen one:o
Forum: Welding 09-06-2017, 11:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,875
Posted By camdigger
I've used both. Aces gets hotter so starts are a...

I've used both. Aces gets hotter so starts are a bit quicker. Aces is more $.

If you think you can avoid trips to the gas vendor... not so much. Propane needs oxygen to cut too.
Forum: Fabrication 09-01-2017, 02:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,625
Posted By camdigger
And yet, you intimate that the OP who has no...

And yet, you intimate that the OP who has no experience with any system may be able to pick a software package out of the blue and match your speed.:rolleyes:
Forum: Fabrication 09-01-2017, 01:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,625
Posted By camdigger
Yup, and this obviously is not your first...

Yup, and this obviously is not your first attempt.:rolleyes:

YOU may well be able to use your system to do this in an hour. OTOH Kevin doesn't know which software to use, much less how to use it....
Forum: Fabrication 08-30-2017, 06:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,625
Posted By camdigger
Sketchup will definitely do the 3D. I think...

Sketchup will definitely do the 3D. I think there is a plug in for the unfold type feature too, but would have to find it.

In my opinion, learning any 3D modelling program for a few one of...
Forum: Fabrication 08-30-2017, 06:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,091
Posted By camdigger
I'm pooched. I can't figure out where you are,...

I'm pooched. I can't figure out where you are, nor what you want. With a more accurate idea where you are, and what you need, maybe I could help.

I don't understand why you need fabrications for...
Forum: Machining 08-29-2017, 06:01 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,677
Posted By camdigger
If you stop by on your way to Cowtown, we could...

If you stop by on your way to Cowtown, we could help each other. I have a few hundred (200-300) pounds of small iron I'd like to throw away, and I have a 2000 lb 12 v winch laying around the shop...
Forum: Machining 08-28-2017, 07:36 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,677
Posted By camdigger
I have an apple box full of 2" pipe rollers that...

I have an apple box full of 2" pipe rollers that would make the traverse in the sea an a bit easier. I have a project underway that I'd like to stick with here, so if you could wait till late next...
Forum: Welding 08-26-2017, 07:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 949
Posted By camdigger
Or... What this paper look rike? Hokay,...

Or...

What this paper look rike? Hokay, no ploblem. We have numba one son plint off a few tousand....
Forum: Welding 08-24-2017, 05:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,676
Posted By camdigger
I may have, but refuse to divulge details. I...

I may have, but refuse to divulge details. I don't come off well.:eek::eek::rolleyes:
Forum: Fabrication 08-16-2017, 12:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 860
Posted By camdigger
.......and survive.

.......and survive.
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