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Forum: Welding 11-12-2006, 12:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,208
Posted By Pile Buck
I was always taught to never “chop” bids. Meaning...

I was always taught to never “chop” bids. Meaning don’t run back and forth trying to drive the price / estimate down. Ask the supplier to give you his best shot, if not good enough, move on. When I...
Forum: Fabrication 11-12-2006, 09:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,393
Posted By Pile Buck
Oh it must have been late August early September...

Oh it must have been late August early September of 2002. Flew into Detroit rented a car and drove to London. I could not believe how many bugs the windshield of that car killed on that stretch of...
Forum: Fabrication 11-11-2006, 07:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,393
Posted By Pile Buck
Craig you’re going to love that table. Nice job...

Craig you’re going to love that table. Nice job too by the way :cool: ;) ! Before I went to London, ON. to look at my cnc plasma, I went over to South Seattle, where a friend programmed two machines...
Forum: Welding 11-10-2006, 09:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,208
Posted By Pile Buck
Out of all the equipment purchases I’ve made, for...

Out of all the equipment purchases I’ve made, for the company or myself. I never once put it in the equation that I might hurt someone feelings if I went with someone else. My company would spent...
Forum: Welding 11-10-2006, 07:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,208
Posted By Pile Buck
That’s what I do. ;) If they can’t meet...

That’s what I do. ;)

If they can’t meet it, well it’s a dog eat dog business! Worked my whole life on the hard money bid! :)
Forum: Fabrication 11-06-2006, 09:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,054
Posted By Pile Buck
I agree, looks like you’re onto something there. ...

I agree, looks like you’re onto something there. :cool:
Here is a picture of the best reel I’ve ever been around, it’s shop built. Will take a very long cord also. :D
Forum: Fabrication 11-05-2006, 06:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,600
Posted By Pile Buck
Or use water / compressed air! ;)

Or use water / compressed air! ;)
Forum: Fabrication 11-05-2006, 04:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,600
Posted By Pile Buck
Here you go, I’ve seen this done before! :D

Here you go, I’ve seen this done before! :D
Forum: SFT Information 11-05-2006, 09:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,164
Posted By Pile Buck
Yeah, this is a tough one! When I call someone a...

Yeah, this is a tough one! When I call someone a friend, I’ll do just about anything for them ;) . I’m very cautious of strangers in my shop. One reason I have all my small tools in cabinets. It may...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-04-2006, 11:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,845
Posted By Pile Buck
Who me? :evil: Well you helped a lot with...

Who me? :evil:

Well you helped a lot with your explanation, it is two separate tools. :)


I think it will be sometime before you don’t see a survey crew / grade checkers on dirt spreads! ;)
Forum: SFT Information 11-04-2006, 11:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,164
Posted By Pile Buck
This is just my take on this subject. I’ve taught...

This is just my take on this subject. I’ve taught 4 or 5 guys how to pass the state structural welding test. Now I knew everyone of them very well. I’ve even taught a few guys how to drive pile,...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-04-2006, 10:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,845
Posted By Pile Buck
I’m just curious about this laser thing. I know...

I’m just curious about this laser thing. I know they use them with dirt moving equipment. I’ll have to ask a guy I grew up with. He’s been doing big dirt work in the central valley of California all...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-04-2006, 10:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,845
Posted By Pile Buck
So a couple pounds of air either way can make a...

So a couple pounds of air either way can make a difference? So who calculates the temperature change form morning to noon to late evening? You know them big azz tractors have a lot of steel in them,...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-04-2006, 08:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,845
Posted By Pile Buck
Wow, learn something everyday! Never knew farm...

Wow, learn something everyday! Never knew farm equipment tires needed to be filled that accurate. Indy, and Nascars, yeah, but farm equipment? :confused:
Forum: Fabrication 11-04-2006, 06:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,994
Posted By Pile Buck
Are you guys messing with me? Or did I completely...

Are you guys messing with me? Or did I completely go blind? :confused: :confused: :confused: :confused:
Forum: Fabrication 11-03-2006, 02:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,769
Posted By Pile Buck
Here is a chart you can use. Then a quick look in...

Here is a chart you can use. Then a quick look in my book. The smallest I-Beam / S-shape it list is a 5 x 10-pound S-shape which in a 10-foot span is good for 3,000-pounds point loaded in the center....
Forum: Fabrication 11-03-2006, 10:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,086
Posted By Pile Buck
NO YOU DON’T! Means you just have to go faster! ...

NO YOU DON’T! Means you just have to go faster! :D :D
Forum: Fabrication 11-03-2006, 08:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,086
Posted By Pile Buck
I think Photomask has a great idea! I would hit...

I think Photomask has a great idea! I would hit the local junkyards looking for the smallest import auto tires, wheels, and hubs I could find. But I would mount the winch down low, and use a sheave...
Forum: Fabrication 11-02-2006, 09:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,733
Posted By Pile Buck
Jeff I’d never mess with ya, it’s not my nature...

Jeff I’d never mess with ya, it’s not my nature ;) ! Still think it’s a nice cut, I’m talking about how round the cut looks, sure it has little ridges / lines to it, but who cares, just details. :D
Forum: Fabrication 11-02-2006, 09:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,733
Posted By Pile Buck
When I worked in a fab shop. They just hired a...

When I worked in a fab shop. They just hired a new guy, very unfriendly guy! The shop foreman assigned him to make some long rips on some 3/4 inch plate. No one suggested he use the tractor torch. So...
Forum: Fabrication 11-02-2006, 08:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,733
Posted By Pile Buck
Damn, you da man ;) ! I have to use one of these...

Damn, you da man ;) ! I have to use one of these to get that nice of a cut.
Forum: Fabrication 11-02-2006, 08:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,733
Posted By Pile Buck
You did that free hand?

You did that free hand?
Forum: Fabrication 11-02-2006, 08:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,733
Posted By Pile Buck
Jeff how’d you cut that hole in picture 7? Looks...

Jeff how’d you cut that hole in picture 7? Looks like a very nice cut! :cool:
Forum: Fabrication 11-02-2006, 06:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,769
Posted By Pile Buck
Here is a good site to start with! ;) ...

Here is a good site to start with! ;)

http://www.tseq.com/products/mhequip/gantry-fhs.htm
Forum: SFT Information 11-02-2006, 06:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,640
Posted By Pile Buck
Hey Rod check out this site. WelderDan on Miller...

Hey Rod check out this site. WelderDan on Miller posted it. I think you’ll really enjoy the pictures, I did! :cool:


http://www.perform53.com/
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