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    Bearing puller plates I’m making for a local commercial hvac company. Small one they used earlier in the year and I’m just finishing up the big one now. Big bearing is 7-1/2” plates are 13”x10”.

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    JRaven

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    I had about 7 hours today in fab/welding the sliders for my K30. Decided to incorporate the front cab mount into the slider. Came out pretty trick. And the transfer case is rebuilt and ready to mount the magnum box & paint. Couple more Sundays and I can wheel the frame out for blasting and Steel-It. The fun part begins.
     

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    frankxtc

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    Did a solar project here over the Winter.
    Found a place in the yard that gets the most Sun, ordered 210 ft. of Schedule-40
    galvanized 1-1/2” pipe to make the frame for the solar panels.
    Used the fence post auger w/ extensions to bore the holes for the concrete piers.
    Built the frame, mounted the panels, ran conduit & cable 200 ft to the building w/ the electronics.
    Made some buss bar from copper flat bar for connecting the batteries.
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    sirhrmechanic

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    One does not “turn to” Artwork. One is an artist, or one is not.

    Just because he earned a living as a welder does nothing make him any less of an artist than Picasso or Van Gogh or Henry Moore.

    Good welders are artists no matter what they do to feed their families.

    “Turning to Art” is simply a case of starting to weld to the print in their head… not the one some engineer hands them.

    Beautiful work!

    Sirhr
     

    ken226

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    More recent projects:

    A receiver trueing chuck.






    A 2 axis floating reamer holder/collet chuck
    It takes ER20 collets. It floats both axially and radially, and the float feature can be locked by tightening the knurled ring, for rigid drilling/tapping:







    Some lead molds, for a local business that makes leather saps.


    A replacement speed range chart for my manual mill.


    A magnetic quick detach adjustable cheekrest for my FN SPR.





    I went through my lathe and replaced the spindle bearings with P5 Timkens, installed a new Siemens 3 phase motor, realigned the headstock.
    While apart I added a slide-out chip tray, and powder coated the stand.

    I cut the hole, and riveted in some support.


    Then did some cleanup and powder coat.
     
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    JRaven

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    Been thinking about putting a staircase in my barn/office for a long time to access the loft. Finally had an excuse to put my drawings to metal with hunting season coming. I definitely went overkill on the materials. Still have to finish the wall railing and a post at the top of the stairs. Pretty stoked for my first crack at staircase. Had a structural engineer buddy come over and inspect - he laughed.

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    Salad_shooter

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    Can't post to many revealing pics, but this is what I have going on in the shop right now.

    Its an 82mm (3.25" for us mericans) pneumatic artillery cannon for triggering avalanches. It shoots a 2.5 lb explosive payload with a range of 2500 meters.

    I do lots of pressure vessels and stainless usually, but got rather excited when this project rolled in the door.

    Really hope we get to test fire it 😎
     

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    ggmanning

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    Planning the same for my Dodge 3500. WI had about 7 hours today in fab/welding the sliders for my K30. Decided to incorporate the front cab mount into the slider. Came out pretty trick. And the transfer case is rebuilt and ready to mount the magnum box & paint. Couple more Sundays and I can wheel the frame out for blasting and Steel-It. The fun part begins.

    Planning the same on my Ram 3500. What gauge wall thickness did you use?
     

    oneshot86

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    Can't post to many revealing pics, but this is what I have going on in the shop right now.

    Its an 82mm (3.5" for us mericans) pneumatic artillery cannon for triggering avalanches. It shoots a 2.5 lb explosive payload with a range of 2500 meters.

    I do lots of pressure vessels and stainless usually, but got rather excited when this project rolled in the door.

    Really hope we get to test fire it 😎
    real cool...

    and why have you been hiding this from us and can we have the drawings

    please
     

    Salad_shooter

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    real cool...

    and why have you been hiding this from us and can we have the drawings

    please
    Oh trust me, I want one really bad too! The actual barrel is 12' long and the entire thing mounts on a 360° azimuth plate.

    I'm an avid snowmobileererer and have lost a friend in an avalanche, so this one really scratches the itch... I have a pipe dream of mounting one of these on the back of a snowcat and doing avalanche mitigation in the popular backcountry riding spots.

    But just like all good things in life, these bad boys ain't cheap! Plus I cant imagine the pile of paper work you have to do to get clearance to use one of these in the intended fashion.
     
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    kindabitey

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    Had to help a coworker out yesterday. Seems Ford made some frame rail changes between 2011 and now, so his bed slide brackets didn’t fit his new F250. A little time on the waterjet, two bends on the press brake and a little rattle can.
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    BullGear

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    Jgunner

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    Built the front of this pos. Has a 6.0 ls/4l80e swap, 4 link some day….
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    These bumpers i built. Kinda hard to see the finer parts of them, but eh they look decent in person. I only do it when i feel like it, no big shop or tools. 90% grinder, 8% welder and 2% skill. I borrowed a bender for round tube, i never took a class and never worked at a shop. The swinger works better than 95% on the market, just wish i had built it on the face of the bumper, double shear. It just uses a trailer spindle.
     

    ken226

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    I made a mount, to install a vertical linear scale on my mills quill.

    Here's the mount and scale mocked up after machining.


    Here are the parts, fresh out of the oven. In Cerakote midnight bronze. (A mix of 75% burnt bronze and 25% graphite black)


    Here's a better view of the color.
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    Here's the transfer bar, with the brass locking pin. The brass pin is driven by a setscrew, that passes through the bar at an angle.


    Took a little time aligning the scale, but got it to under a thou, over a span of 5".


    It uses 3mm setscrews, from the back to lock the scale down.


    The lower mount


    And, the finished product .
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