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Old 08-26-2004, 08:45 PM
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whatdja make?

My shop is geared more at machining and weld/fab steel and aluminum, but I have built a hydraulic shear that will handle 3/8" by 48" steel, plus it has a punch press included that can handle 1" holes in 1/2" plate. I also built two metal brakes, first one was 48" capacity on 1/4" steel, newest model is capable of 3/8" by 96" I also machined all the dies for this brake out of 3" solid 4140 steel. Took more than 20 hours of work on my Cinncinnati #4 horizontal mill to do this, but it was a hell of a lot cheaper than buying new! Unfortunately, I am a better designer/builder than computer expert, so until I figure out how to post photos, this will have to do.

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Old 08-27-2004, 05:49 AM
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Hey MI2600 - I've got a left handed one of those - couldn't work without them... My neighbor has got a Whitworth set...

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Gosh, 49, I didn't know about the English Whitworth models. I'll have to do some more research.

You never have enough tools!

All joshing aside, some good ideas above. I like the air tool hanger.
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Air Tool hanger is really neat. Did you buy a quantity of connectors or is there something else?

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Hi
Heres a pretty basic toolchest trolly, its a must for large work spaces, its fabbed from 3mm angle iron and cost about30 bucks to make.

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Howdy,
I've been workin' on an engine that was stout enough to hold a BBC motor. I've got about 5hrs of my time and spent about $50 for the steel wheels and gdr8 hardware. The steel was misc scrap from the shop. I still need to finish the mounting plate and paint it.
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Air Tool hanger is really neat. Did you buy a quantity of connectors or is there something else?
There are no other connectors than the quick disconnect fittings on all of the tools. The slots are cut into the angle so that the narrow portion of the fitting slides in between. The flare at the end of the fitting keeps it from falling through. I'll get a pic with the cover open tomorrow that shows what I mean.

Sorry that took so long, came down with a wicked case of the flu.

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Old 08-31-2004, 09:32 AM
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Here's a blast cabinet I'm just finishing. The first one had a flat front but I couldn't look down into the cabinet so I cut it just like the "real ones." Now I just have a couple of finishing touches to add.





Here's the inside. I covered the chute with aluminim so the medium would slide out.


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Two idle engine stands + a little scrap steel = car rotator
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Grinder stand?

Anybody whip up a decent,cheap and quick to build grinder stand?
I'm looking for some ideas!!
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Old 09-08-2004, 02:06 AM
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Anybody whip up a decent,cheap and quick to build grinder stand?
I'm looking for some ideas!!
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Well casing and two flat pieces of steel. Lag to floor.
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Anybody whip up a decent,cheap and quick to build grinder stand?
I'm looking for some ideas!!
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Use a 20" dia. farm "disc". You can get them for $16.00, weld it to 4" pipe with a 3/8" or 1/2" top plate. Bolt grinder or vice to it. Viola'!
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give some close ups of the car rottisserie, im trying to build one but all i can find are the ones on ebay, i dont want to have to weld to my frames and such, i want detailed pics man
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The rotator is simply two engine stands, cut off front wheel sections and welded to each end of one stand for more width and stability.
A section of tube steel slid over the extensions where the front wheels were - to tie the two stands together.
2" x 1/4" angle sections fabbed to bolt to front and rear suspension points and the engine stand.
I have added (since photos) additional bracing from the horizontal(axles) to the vertical section for more stability.
NOTE - pay attention to the angle of the engine mounting plate - they are typically not horizontal - slight tilt back.
so far it seems stable and one person can tilt the car easily.
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another pic of the other mount attachment
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