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old jupiter
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  • Good, Don, you speak to a problem a lot of us old goats have, seeing what the heck we are doing!! All too many times I have been capping a butt joint and lifted the hood to find out that my bead has wandered out of the joint and off across the plate. I don't even try to finish off a project by "writing"...
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    Last edited by old jupiter; Yesterday, 12:06 PM.

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  • old jupiter
    replied to A Little Family Shop Time
    Man, I wish I had started learning to weld as a kid!! A LITTLE kid, like your daughter's age. I suspect that like many other skills, a kid who starts learning this before puberty has a real advantage, something about the malleability of the brain at that age.

    Explain to your daughter...
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  • old jupiter
    replied to My own thread about shop.
    If you mean you're going to quit this site, I hope not because you always have good input.
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  • old jupiter
    replied to vertical band saw 1
    Maybe you could set it for a few different stroke-lengths by having a few different points for mounting the push-pull rod to the bull-wheel. But this would have to still be able to lift the blade on the return stroke. Also, the whole vise for the work might have to be movable to set up for whatever...
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    Last edited by old jupiter; 01-21-2016, 01:05 PM.

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  • old jupiter
    replied to My own thread about shop.
    I can't seem to get your photos to blow up to where I can see much detail, but I sure do like your roll-up paint booth, Sberry! I take it you have some sort of big, low-speed fan to draw some of the paint fumes outside? If so, do you some way filter the shop air that's drawn into the painting area?...
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    Last edited by old jupiter; 01-21-2016, 12:44 PM.

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  • old jupiter
    replied to My own thread about shop.
    Haviing a great shop is one thing. But do the projects that come out of your shops hold up like this?? (I thought it would never die, couldn't stop laughing):
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dq6T5BojXc8
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    Last edited by old jupiter; 01-20-2016, 12:45 AM.

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  • old jupiter
    replied to My own thread about shop.
    As to big-shop envy:

    This is a class B (20 cu. in.) British Anzani outboard racing engine as very highly modified (horsepower tripled) by my friend Jim Hallum . Burned methanol and 40% nitro, made about 65hp at about 9200 rpm, IIRC. In 1971 it set a kilometer straightaway record for the...
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  • old jupiter
    replied to vertical band saw 1
    Anybody using a power hacksaw? I salvaged a little old Dunlap (sold by Sears in the early Fifties) version from a scrapyard, cleaned, re-wired, painted it and got it running. But I have to replace some bushings to make it cut right. These power hacksaws are considered too slow to bother with nowdays,...
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    Last edited by old jupiter; 01-18-2016, 10:41 AM.

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  • old jupiter
    replied to vertical band saw 1
    Joe, it looks like Ryan and Ken got dibs on your tools already, so what I want to know is where you got that "steal tubing" so I can steal a bunch for myself!! (Doh, sorry, that was pretty bad, LOL).

    Hey, you know, what might go well with your portable bandsaw that can be mounted...
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    Last edited by old jupiter; 01-15-2016, 12:26 PM.

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  • old jupiter
    replied to Brake drums from big trucks
    Thought about that, but with a Beverly shear you pull toward you and down. Usually the forces aren't very high, so the offset might work anyway....
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  • old jupiter
    replied to Brake drums from big trucks
    Oh man, Ken you just gave me the idea for a good show-off project (dang, I'd finally be forced to learn how to post photos). Several guys have shown their work tables with those "trailer hitch" receivers that take a variety of benders and vises, as needed. So here's a new way to compete...
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  • old jupiter
    replied to Brake drums from big trucks
    Sberry, I take your point about having places to lay tools next to my Beverly shear, unoccupied horizontal surfaces being scarce in most shops, but I figure to have some of these welded to the sides of the support column. My own negative thought about using a truck brake drum as a base for a tool is...
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  • old jupiter
    started a topic Brake drums from big trucks

    Brake drums from big trucks

    Great big heavy run-out brake drums off of big dump-trucks and the like look like pretty good bases for some sorts of project. But are they cast iron, or cast steel? (I'm guessing iron).
    (Maybe this week I can get one over here and hit it with a grinder and watch the sparks. But I was looking...
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    Last edited by old jupiter; 01-11-2016, 12:25 AM.
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