|Today 02:13 AM|
|Yesterday 11:59 PM|
|Yesterday 09:32 PM|
Ebay also sells hydraulic sets that have 6 punches, so 1.5" and 2" conduit trade size, which are 1.984" and 2.969" All over Ebay for about $80 for dies, and a hydraulic pump, with case. I wouldn't buy them if I was using them on a daily basis for my work, but for hobby work that they sit more than get used, they'd be great.
|Yesterday 09:25 PM|
|Yesterday 09:25 PM|
|496CHEVY3100||Those are a little expensive,but well worth the money make smooth holes , at a place I worked at they had a set of these and small set of square ,with rounded corner dies for making holes to mount gauges and switches .in electrical control console panels ,,only set I have saw ,,mabe common item now,|
|Yesterday 09:13 PM|
GREENLEE NO. 1804
|Yesterday 09:08 PM|
You and me both. Since the weather has turned sour my back bothers me something awful.
|Yesterday 09:04 PM|
Painted some of the boards that will become shelves on the wall of my shop.
Cleaned and vacuumed the pool
Worked on perfecting my impersonation of a sloth
(Getting good at the impersonation when it's cold outside!)
|Yesterday 08:52 PM|
I also hurt my back. I have this "anvil" that I picked up at my metal supply place. It's about 15" round 2.5" thick solid steel. It is an awesome tool, I used it to flatten the metal rod I made into a crank for the spare. I did this on the floor and just picking it back vertically like you see in the photo I hurt my back. CRAP. Tonight, I can feel it big time, hope it's better tomorrow.
|Yesterday 08:45 PM|
I finished up the spare project on the trailer figuring out and finishing the mounting of the crank to lower the spare under the frame. It turned out awesome! I was concerned with mounting it so it couldn't fall out with vibration or anything like that. I ended up punching a few holes in the rear sill and crossmembers to slide it into then bolted with a large homemade wing nut that can be tightened up good. Then to back it up (yes I am anal about having this fall off and hurt someone on the hiway) I also drilled a hole through it and an a metal clip is a back up.
I had my doubts and it just turned out awesome. I also added a piece of tubing from the hole in the rear sill of the bed to the lowering mechanism on the frame. It was kinda hard to figure out where the hole was with the crank deep under the bed, and these are perfect conditions in my driveway, out in the dark or rain and it would have SUCKED.
On that I am proud of myself because I used something I was saving (hoarding?) but never used. It was a tool for holding the brake pedal while aligning, I had gotten it for free but never used it. Well I needed that 3/4" tube and walked past this thing twice before when just about ready to go to the hardware store and buy way more than I needed (they come in 5" lengths) I grabbed that tool, cut it up and wham, I was done.
And buy the way, if you don't have a set of these punches, do yourself a favor and pick some up.
I picked them up at a garage sale a number of years ago and never used them until just recently, OMG they are awesome tools!
|Yesterday 04:29 PM|
|1971BB427||Spent the morning doing non car stuff. Cleaning up my basement gunsmithing shop, and getting rid of a bunch of extra parts I found hidden there.|
|Yesterday 04:17 PM|
|Yesterday 04:06 PM|
Crazy Ride with Lawn Mower - Aggressive Cars
Little lawn mower repair today.
|Yesterday 09:44 AM|
replacing the windshield in my 87 Nissan shop truck today...
yesterday I planned on doing it but ran into some rust (nothing serious) so I wire wheeled it and epoxy primed it .
|Yesterday 12:41 AM|
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