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Forum: Lighting & Electrical Yesterday, 08:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 100
Posted By gorilla
solar power

We're considering installing a solar power system for our home. Our current consumption is about 800KWH per month which puts us in the upper tiers for $.33 per KWH. Is something like 15-20 KWH per...
Forum: Fabrication & Techniques 04-15-2015, 01:22 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,119
Posted By gorilla
Re: Estimate to build these?

It would serve you well to get a copy of Machine Shop Practice by Karl Moltrecht and read up on gear cutting. It might help you understand why some of us who have made gears are somewhat spectral...
Forum: Fabrication & Techniques 04-13-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,119
Posted By gorilla
Re: Estimate to build these?

$200.00 is cheap for those gears. It requires a huge investment in equipment and tooling to produce them at that price and a market to amortize the investment over.The only way you will make them...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 04-13-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,176
Posted By gorilla
Re: Old Open End Wrenches

Back in the day that these wrenches were produced square nuts were commonly used. Not so much on cars but on farm machinery and construction hardware. I have some 8 point sockets but I've never seen...
Forum: Fabrication & Techniques 04-06-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 976
Posted By gorilla
Re: Press brake, repeatable angle

A side gauge is used when the shape of part is such that the back gauge can't hold it square with the punch/die. An example would be a 45* gusset on a bracket. A positive stop is the best way to get...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 04-01-2015, 11:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,810
Posted By gorilla
Re: Useless wrench?

The difference is only .018" I'd say that's about normal wrench clearance.
Forum: Fabrication & Techniques 03-30-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 763
Posted By gorilla
Re: Rake

I'm a city boy so don't flame me for my question. Is that a large powered version of the tine rake I use in the yard or does it have some other purpose?
Forum: Lighting & Electrical 03-25-2015, 10:51 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,811
Posted By gorilla
Re: How can I convert a three phase to single

I bought a 10HP rotary phase converter for my shop almost 20 years ago. It cost about $1700.00 I think you could buy a nice air compressor for less than the cost of a RPC.
Forum: Fabrication & Techniques 03-24-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 691
Posted By gorilla
Bodywork question

I'm trying to repair a fender for a old dodge power wagon. I've got a couple of low spots that I just cant get to move. I've tried hammer on, hammer off ,heat shrunk a couple of high spots but they...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 02-16-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,785
Posted By gorilla
Re: nuts and bolts

Have you considered buying from the Ford dealer? It might cost you more but you would be sure that you had the correct fasteners.
Forum: Garage Gallery 02-10-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,875
Posted By gorilla
Re: Just Another Kiwi Shed

What are they using for engines and driveline components? I would think that Ferrari engines are about as rare as the cars themselves.
Forum: Fabrication & Techniques 02-01-2015, 10:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,095
Posted By gorilla
Re: Narrowing an 04' Sterling 10.5

.015 is a huge shrink fit. Mild steel expands .00000636 per unit per degree. Do the math, the temperature delta is enormous. I think that you will need to reduce the out of round with a press or...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 01-21-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,433
Posted By gorilla
Re: 2x6 strength? How much weight will a truss in my garage hold?

Many years ago a friend of mines older brother attempted to remove the engine from a old Dodge pick up using the rafters in the garage as a hoist. He succeeded in puling the roof down on the truck. I...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 01-18-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,105
Posted By gorilla
Re: Who the heck would SCRAP THIS??? Oh well, mine now!

The 80-20 type of aluminum extrusion is anodized so you don't need to worry about it corroding. The top of that table weighs 807# if you are going to do any heavy work on it or roll it around you...
Forum: Fabrication & Techniques 12-10-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,839
Posted By gorilla
Re: Hardened Steel Tube

2"x2"x1/4" wall tube is about 5lb per foot and usually has a large radius on the outside corners. Not exactly the stuff a home shop guy would want or need. I'd pass. I don't think that it's really...
Forum: Fabrication & Techniques 12-07-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,738
Posted By gorilla
Re: Bending Sheet Metal at Home?

In real world press brake work the dies and punch's are determined by material thickness. A punch and dies set that will bend 3/16" material most likely will not give you a bend radius suitable for a...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 12-06-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,201
Posted By gorilla
Re: 38"-39.5" Drip Pans for a 4 post lift, what might you have/use?

Have you considered having a sheet metal shop bend up a pan exactly the size you need? It couldn't take more than one hour to hem it bend up the sides and weld up the corners.
Forum: Fabrication & Techniques 12-01-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 532
Views: 103,808
Posted By gorilla
Re: The Beast Runs.

I think that you could improve the appearance of that plumbers nightmare by making the whole run out of SST pipe and by making your 90*s with 221/2* segments. Just saying.
Forum: Fabrication & Techniques 11-30-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,275
Posted By gorilla
Re: DIY Tig Torch cooler

When I started TIG welding 40+ years ago the torch cooler was a large water tank that also served as the bottom of the rolling gear for the welder and a Oberdorfper high pressure pump. I think that...
Forum: Fabrication & Techniques 11-14-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 3,448
Views: 1,473,530
Posted By gorilla
Re: Show us your welding projects

Absolutely nothing wrong with wood in this application. Save the steel for where it's needed.
Forum: General Garage Discussion 11-03-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,212
Posted By gorilla
Re: Using PART of a forklift ?

This seems to me to be like a jib crane installation. You need a large mass at the bottom to keep it from tipping. How about a steel plate bolted to the forklift mast and then anchored with long...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 10-30-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,667
Posted By gorilla
Re: I Ticked Off Something on my To Do List Today

I'll bet that the ghost of Joe Lucas walks those halls.
Forum: General Garage Discussion 10-30-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,328
Posted By gorilla
Re: Pricing on Jet 9x32 vertical mill with power x feed???

I'd like to add one thing to this thread. That machine is well within the capabilities of of a couple of guys to move, a full size mill not so much.
Forum: General Garage Discussion 10-28-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 602
Posted By gorilla
Re: VFD/ 3ph motor on lathe Need countershaft?

Motors overheat when the frequency is lowered because they don't have enough iron in the core not because the fan turns slower. From what I remember you derate a motor 20% when you change the...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 10-28-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,328
Posted By gorilla
Re: Pricing on Jet 9x32 vertical mill with power x feed???

That seems like a fair price to me. It's a really good deal if the vice goes with it. Just so you know that's a mill drill not a vertical milling machine.
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