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Forum: Fabrication & Techniques 03-30-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 656
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: 1,621
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: 594
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: 1,723
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: 1,801
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: 1,053
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: 4,257
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: 6,018
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: 1,776
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: 1,711
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: 2,123
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: 529
Views: 101,985
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: 5,164
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: 3,365
Views: 1,433,937
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: 2,179
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: 1,648
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: 1,280
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: 585
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: 1,280
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.
Forum: Fabrication & Techniques 10-24-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 28,890
Posted By gorilla
Re: The Machine Work Thread

I made a tool like that years ago. 3/8" drill rod placed in a collet center drilled on one end and machined to a point on the other. It's used with a center in the tailstock. i think that using the...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 10-19-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,322
Posted By gorilla
Re: 4 gallons of hydraulic oil on floor

Good idea and a nice job. I think I would add a 5 gallon plastic bucket to the bracket so it could contain the oil if the reservoir ever leaked. It would only need to be 1/2 the height of the...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 10-07-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,781
Posted By gorilla
Re: Anyone use Muriatic Acid to Flush Radiators...?

Dutton Radiator just under the highway 12 and us 101 overpass in Santa Rosa Ca.
Forum: Fabrication & Techniques 10-04-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,392
Posted By gorilla
Re: Kicking an idea around for a press brake

Your design concept for a press brake is a scale up of the press brake attachments for a hydraulic press. You may want to study how real press brakes are built and think about why they are designed...
Forum: Fabrication & Techniques 10-02-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,138
Posted By gorilla
Re: Fittings for compressed air

Copper pipe is called out by the inside diameter, copper tube is called out by the outside diameter. You will find it difficult to flare copper pipe and compression fittings don't work well on pipe....
Forum: General Garage Discussion 09-29-2014, 07:14 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 16,623
Posted By gorilla
Re: What kind of welders does everyone have?

A Miller gold star 300 amp TIG
A Miller 35 Mig
A Thermal Dynamics plasma
A Victor journeyman O/A torch set
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