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Forum: General Garage Discussion 02-03-2016, 06:04 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,386
Posted By gorilla
Re: How long have you owned your car that is still on the road?

1963 Corvette bought in 1970
1969 Dodge power wagon bought in 1976
1964 MGB bought in 1979
Forum: General Garage Discussion 01-30-2016, 01:26 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,846
Posted By gorilla
Re: Ever think of giving up the air compressor?

Can't blow chips off the mill,lathe or drill press with a cordless tool. hard to fill tires with a battery.
Forum: General Garage Discussion 01-14-2016, 01:16 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,542
Posted By gorilla
Re: Talk me out of putting my lathe in the spare bedroom

I have a 16"x40"lathe and a full size mill in my shop. I have a rubber floor mat in front of both machines that is full of 1" diameter holes. Most of the chip's fall into the holes and the holes seem...
Forum: Fabrication & Techniques 01-07-2016, 09:18 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,535
Posted By gorilla
Re: Need some help building this very simple bracket

Kevin, are we Agreeing or disagreeing? after 40+ years in the shops I know how to make that part but I also know that work like that is much more cost effective done by other means then milling. ...
Forum: Fabrication & Techniques 01-07-2016, 07:37 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,535
Posted By gorilla
Re: Need some help building this very simple bracket

The radius's on that part make it hard to make even with a conventional milling machine. Easy but expensive on a CNC mill. The best method would be a CNC plasma cutter or a water jet. In my...
Forum: Fabrication & Techniques 12-11-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,400
Posted By gorilla
Re: Building a compact welding stand.

IMHO a welding table needs to be set up so that you can walk all the way around it and the top should overhang the frame far enough so you can clamp things down. Since you have a Lincoln buzz box I...
Forum: Fabrication & Techniques 12-11-2015, 12:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,064
Posted By gorilla
Re: Grinder Organization.

If the cords bother you that much cut them down to about 12" and install twist lock connectors on the ends and add a twist lock to one extension cord. added bonus is that the plugs never fall out of...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 12-08-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 796
Posted By gorilla
Re: Metal repair help

First thing to do is to stop drill the end of the crack to keep it from growing. If you don't want to spend the $ for welding you could use steel pop rivets to attach a doubler plate to reinforce the...
Forum: Vintage Tool Discussion 11-26-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,135
Posted By gorilla
Re: Ever seen a lathe like this?

I think that the thing that looks like a vise is really a rather crude cross feed, the slot is for the old style lantern type tool holder. Can't tell from the picture if cross feed pivots but even if...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 11-25-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,199
Posted By gorilla
Re: Is 14 Ga. too thick......

14 gauge sheet is .078" thick that's almost 2x common 19 gauge body metal. (.043")
Forum: Fabrication & Techniques 11-17-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,776
Posted By gorilla
Re: Best way to MIG weld a cast steel exhaust manifold?

I wish you'd told me this 40 years ago before I repaired at least 500 pounds of cast iron stuff with brass. Brazing is an excellent way to repair cast iron,
Forum: Fabrication & Techniques 11-02-2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 973
Posted By gorilla
Re: Rockwell Band Saw Issues

If you are tearing the teeth off the blade you are running too fast or your material is too hard or you are feeding too hard. Blade speed should be about 100sfm. Do you have a way to measure the rpm...
Forum: Fabrication & Techniques 11-02-2015, 02:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 973
Posted By gorilla
Re: Rockwell Band Saw Issues

Try cutting that piece of steel with a hack saw, you may have a piece of steel that has a hard spot. Old bed frames are known for this.
Forum: Vintage Tool Discussion 10-30-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 439
Posted By gorilla
Re: Old Delco Motor Question

The way the shafts are configured on purpose built motors like that makes them just about worthless for anything else. Only value it has is to someone who wants to restore/repair an old washing...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 10-22-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 18,477
Views: 2,826,454
Posted By gorilla
Re: What did you do "IN" your garage today?

Ive done that job many times, caliper are still a bitch even with the whole rear end out of the car. Perfect example of British anti-engineering.
Forum: Fabrication & Techniques 10-20-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,798
Posted By gorilla
Re: When you own a mill...

In my professional life I've made parts that are still circling the earth. More hot rod car parts and bike parts than i can remember. What impressed my wife the most? The new knob for her crock pot...
Forum: Fabrication & Techniques 10-19-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,798
Posted By gorilla
Re: When you own a mill...

Standard pipe hangers for copper pipe have a plastic insert.
Forum: Fabrication & Techniques 10-13-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,052
Posted By gorilla
Re: A-Frame hoist

Both of those may work but their not well built or well designed. No gussets or reinforcement of the connections for the top corners of the upper beam. I don't know the extent of your fabrication...
Forum: Fabrication & Techniques 10-13-2015, 02:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,052
Posted By gorilla
Re: A-Frame hoist

Pipe is not a good material for structural use especially the Chinese junk that's available these days. I'd use H beam for the top member and box tube for the legs. All it takes is one kink or bend...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 10-09-2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,059
Posted By gorilla
Re: Legality of living in a "garage"

The only people who can give you a good answer to your questions are the building department and city planners for the area you live in. It's important that you are truthful when you tell them what...
Forum: Fabrication & Techniques 09-24-2015, 03:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 575
Posted By gorilla
Re: Rolling Tool chest wooden Top

One option would be going to your local home improvement store buying a sheet of 3/4" plywood have them cut two pieces to size, glue them together and screw them down to your HF box.
Forum: General Garage Discussion 09-08-2015, 11:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,621
Posted By gorilla
Re: Port-a-band question

Lots of write up's about slowing down a wood cutting bandsaw to cut metal. You may want to google it.
Forum: General Garage Discussion 09-06-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 635
Posted By gorilla
Re: Are you happy with your Bendpak XPR-10 lift

I have a XRP-10ALP I'm happy with it. The power unit on mine experienced infant mortality but Bendpack sent me a new one no hassle at all.
Forum: General Garage Discussion 09-04-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,070
Posted By gorilla
Re: Compression fittings copper pipe on my compressor

Compression fittings are meant to be used on soft copper tubing not on copper pipe. The copper pipe sold at your local big store cannot be bent. Not sure how you can do what you want without...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 08-25-2015, 10:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,700
Posted By gorilla
Re: Drill bit search

Millions of holes have been drilled in really tough materials with round shank drills. You need a better drill chuck.
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