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Old 01-02-2011, 06:31 PM   #166
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Nice job on the metal shop and all the cool projects!
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Old 01-02-2011, 07:01 PM   #167
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My sis-in-law wanted me to haul the rack to the dump, but surprise, surprise, it goes in my scrap bin.

I have 7 shelves this size, and about 40 feet of small angle after disassembling everything.

You saved yourself a trip to the dump too! Reuse is the name of the game.

Nice work on the rack and boxes.



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Old 01-02-2011, 07:16 PM   #168
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Looking great! You are making me want to get out and do more!

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Old 01-03-2011, 05:11 PM   #169
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Thanks guys!

More progress on the DR350S racks...



Exterior welds blended, tabs rounded, and 3/16" x 1 1/2" flat bar cut 6" long and welded in the rear for ebay mounting knobs. (3/8" nuts tacked behind the flat bar)



The whole rack weighs just under 7lbs. That's 10lbs. lighter than the KLR rack out of 1" square tube. Go figure.



Again, everything is spraybombed with 3 coats of rustoleum industrial grade semi-gloss black enamel.

Now I'm just waiting on ebayed mirrors and rear signals to put her on the road.

If I have time, I'll start back on the bags tomorrow. I'm going to spray bomb them black as well.

Until next time...

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Old 01-03-2011, 05:48 PM   #170
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I like the use of multiple hardware grades...a true backyard handyman utilizing what's at his disposal...
I only bring it up 'cauze I've done the same myself...
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Old 01-03-2011, 06:04 PM   #171
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Yep! Ha Ha!

Looks like a grade 3, 5, and 8! Good eye!!

I've got buckets full of crap from hoarding disassembled parts.

Believe it or not, I think the grade 3 bolt came from a Honda generator that I recently stripped down. I've never seen SAE hardware on a Honda.


You're supposed to be marvelling at how close I tacked those two pieces of plate together. Ha Ha!
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Old 01-03-2011, 06:14 PM   #172
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yep, I've got 5 gallon buckets full of hardware from old switchgear tear outs.

GE, Pringle, Siemens from back in the day all used top notch gold chromate grade 5 or 8 bolts, nuts, locks, flats and belleville washers.

None of it's any good for bikes or newer cars but for plain old fabrication they save having to go to the hardware store...
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Old 01-03-2011, 08:54 PM   #173
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Rookie, my ass. Inspiring DIY stuff. Looking forward to the panniers.
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Old 01-03-2011, 11:15 PM   #174
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As usual, great work ... but I must mention: the baseplate for the bender stand has beautifully square corners and edges = not good for bare feet. I have a tendency to round off the corners and bevel or round the edges, just in case I do a bit without my boots on (most of the time ). I also have other people in my shed from time to time. Just a thought ... keep up the great work mate.
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Old 01-04-2011, 06:29 AM   #175
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If you are wearing bare feet in a shop you are asking for trouble. Gotta use common sense.
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Old 01-04-2011, 08:01 PM   #176
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i don't know anything so i'm just asking. is that upper mount going to support anything?
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Old 01-04-2011, 10:10 PM   #177
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If you are wearing bare feet in a shop you are asking for trouble. Gotta use common sense.

Heeeyyy .. gimmy a break willyu? .... I'm an Aussie ... we do things a little different down here.
Can't tell yu how many times I got hot spatter between my toes .. but not wanting to ugly-up my run ... just keep welding ... dancing can come later ..
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Old 01-04-2011, 10:52 PM   #178
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Heeeyyy .. gimmy a break willyu? .... I'm an Aussie ... we do things a little different down here.
Can't tell yu how many times I got hot spatter between my toes .. but not wanting to ugly-up my run ... just keep welding ... dancing can come later ..
im the same way over here in california. i weld in my flipflops and jump around when i get slag on my feet. also all my socks have holes from welding too!
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Old 01-04-2011, 11:42 PM   #179
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im the same way over here in california. i weld in my flipflops and jump around when i get slag on my feet. also all my socks have holes from welding too!

+1 ^

who need common sense when you've got cast iron feet .. ... but I'd still trim that base-plate
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Old 01-05-2011, 08:30 AM   #180
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My friend is a good welder and when looking for material for a project I looked up fabrication shops in the area. The one I went to had dumpsters full of "junk" to them that was just what I needed. You guys should check some fabrication shops for cheap materials.

The owner was implying I could learn to weld for him if I wanted.

Lincoln Electric has some week long courses if you can spare the time.
http://lincolnelectric.com/knowledge...ol/courses.asp

Also there is this thread.
Ask your WELDING questions here.

How to (almost) kill yourself with brake cleaner

Homemade aluminium panniers
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