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Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Ricardo Kuhn, Nov 8, 2009.
I appreciate the offer, I have a wood burl I may be able to scrounge up, and a few deer shedhorns if you want any working stock for future projects.
Not exciting, not creative, but precise down to a few ten thou, so maybe that counts for something? Got a pump in at work that another shop had fixed (a few times I think) very poorly... Lopped off, TIG welded and turned some 316.
That pump has seen some very green water....That is if the impeller is any indication.
Meanwhile, I found some dimensional old growth 1 x 12 Cedar today. Two 4' boards nailed to each other. One had a nasty check, the other was, other than the almost a century of weathering, dirt and grit, perfect.
By the time I got to it, you'd expect it to be in pretty bad shape. When I cut it, the scent of cut Cedar filled the air outside my shop (I move the table saw out there on nice days) So I could cut it to the sizes I needed.
I've spent so much time building bird Houses for other folks, that I Have none myself. DaBearWife asked that I remedy that. So I took a day off from other obligations, and made her a coffee can bird house.
That's when I discovered my hole saw is missing from its holder.....
It's done but for the damned hole.
Just hang it and pray for a wood pecker
Bear, the impeller isn't pictured... the green on the fins is from the high pressure grease I use on the steady rest (that's also the reason my weld didn't clean up BTW, had to keep the stub weld below the shaft's nominal to clear the steady). but this *was out of a shit pump. As in, a pump for shit. We do a lot of work for the local water sanitation facility. Although this particular one wasn't a black water pump. Luckily I'm just the machinist, I don't do the tear-downs. Although to be fair, teardowns on shit pumps pay really well!
Not made but remade. Built it from boxes of pieces. Almost every bolt has been turned by me.
She runs and rides better than new. '08 with 22k miles. (And 4 sale).
Our shop stopped doing sewage pumps, some 20+ years ago because we/I was not to keen on getting all the shots, now I am not asking/making my guys get them either, we used to do a few stub shafts, but found it to be a week link at the weld joint and just press out the bad shaft and replace with new.
We built our sidehack, back in 78-79, based upon 'parameters' supplied by the NETRA sidehack enduro community. We got to race it 4-5 times; got a 2nd at an event in Meriden, CT. Bestly- was the practice [playing] that we did on local trails- that was the best part.
Wood Pecker? Ummmm I made one of those on the lathe last month. Special order.... Yeah THAT was an interesting email exchange....
My first bike was a 47 Knuckle Head Harley. I found the engine in parts in a box up in the mezzanine storage area over the teachers office in Auto Shop, at the end of my sophomore year. The instructor told me that if I got it running by the end of my Junior year, no matter how badly I did on the rest of the course, he'd give me an "A".
I did, I even had to mill new parts in Metal Shop, where my sister was the teachers aid....
Senior year, I made the frame in Metal shop, wheeled it over to Auto shop, and mounted the engine and it was off to the parking lot.
I fucking hated that bike. I didn't cry when it got wrecked.
Now your bike, I am smitten....
Work in progress. She wanted a pergola so we designed something simple and got ready to have it made in alumawood. Last minute decision it has to support a hammock and this monstrosity was birthed. 16x20 on 8' post. Gotten this far on my own, but calling in support for the last 11 beams.
What's the weight comparison and I'll assume they're hollow. What's the wall thickness?
This is all rough sawn lumber, so that 4x12-20 beam was 200# vs 15# or so in the smaller aluminum version.
Backup received a honey-do list. Apparently if he was going to be helping out on projects, the ones at his home have priority. Progress must go on but at a leisurely pace.
Joint effort by DaBearWife and myself. I grew the Peppers, Tomatoes, and Tomatillos. She added the magic. I stirred while she got the jars ready.
We're making two different batches. This is the sort of mild. The next batch will kill you; or at least make you wish it did. What's great about this stuff is that it tastes incredible, so you have more; and about a minute or so into your little munch out you realize that an atomic reactor has begun to melt down in your head....And yet you're torn; do you stop, and try to put out the raging fire in your mouth nose and throat, or do you just go right on munching, because it tastes sooooo damned Goooood?
That’s cool! What kind of glue for the wood to acrylic joints?
Gel CA glue.
I sewed up a couple of covers this past week for my racks of firewood. They oughta keep the lil buggers out till I'm ready to burn the stuff.