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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by kustombuilder, Jan 16, 2008.

  1. vendettaautofab
    Joined: Jan 9, 2006
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    Watch ebay for the 12" disc sander backing plates....I bought 2 for $18. Then just threw a 3/4hp motor on that I scavanged off a junk table saw, built stand and table, guard...easy afternoon project really.
     
  2. nexxussian
    Joined: Mar 14, 2007
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    Kustombuilder, what bearings are those (do you remember the part numbers)?
     
  3. gmgrunt
    Joined: Feb 26, 2005
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    doubledawg, and 36-3 window got it right! it was the plans from american rodder that we built the disc sanders from. they work great! I better keep a better eye on kustombuilder when he's over my place..... some of my projects are top secret.:D
     
  4. gmgrunt
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    found the article.....august 1993, american rodder. pg 33
     
  5. TxRat
    Joined: Dec 22, 2004
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    I would love a scanned copy of that article if at all possible...
     
  6. Great idea, I think I have an extra one of those saws...
     
  7. 6inarow
    Joined: Jan 24, 2007
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    Thats exactly where it came from. I built this sander and the 1" belt sander that they featured in the same series. I use them all the time. They have saved me hundreds and hundreds of $$$. If I could post pictures of both of them i woulddo it, so Fergen get your ass over here and take pictures of both of them and post them for me!! I painted mine gray - but the yellow one looks a lot better than mine.
     
  8. river1
    Joined: May 12, 2001
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    more of the series in American Rodder

    disc sander aug-93
    belt sander sept-93
    conveft a wood to metal bandsaw oct-93
    body syand april-92

    no dates on the pages i have for the following but should be in the same time frame as above
    hydraulic press
    english wheel heavy duty bead roller

    mike bishop/AV8 wrote all the articles for AR

    later jim
     
  9. kustombuilder
    Joined: Sep 18, 2002
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    from Novi, MI



    yeah? which ones??? :rolleyes: :D
     
  10. kustombuilder
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    hell, i don't remember. just spend an hour or two searching your local parts store and farm supply house till ya find a couple that will work for ya. like i said, i'm shopping for a wider and slightly flatter lower wheel.


    Jeff and the boys made theirs from aluminum. he said he'd weld one up for me so i better get on it before he forgets. :D
     
  11. metalman
    Joined: Dec 30, 2006
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    Home made brake, 5' long
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    Simple 4" shaping bench / bead roller stand. Used for simple curves to long to fit my slip roller such as hood tops.
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    Handmade dollies, some universal, some job specific.
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    Handmade counter sink or dimpling dies.
     
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  12. manoka
    Joined: Oct 29, 2007
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    This is a great post!

    I've made some stuff from the small handtools to the bigger bead roller. I'm not sure I've taken photos from all of them but I'm trying to search some now.

    Here they are:
     

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  13. Dyce
    Joined: Sep 12, 2006
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    The bearings look like the beveled bearings that go in pillow blocks. Go to Tractor Supply and look in the tractor section, they have a few sizes.
    Jeff
     
  14. Dyce
    Joined: Sep 12, 2006
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    Manoka I like that bead roller!!!! Looks good. The edge bender you posted reminded me of the tipping wheel. Here is a picture of my home made tipping wheel. I was using it here with a home made lower die making the roll pan on a 1937 desoto.
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    It's just a big washer I welded to a bushing and finished in the lathe.
    Jeff
     
  15. nexxussian
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    Dyce, thanks. No Tractor Supply stores here:(. Bummer too, sounds like they have the good stuff. I will have to go to the bearing suppliers, and having some idea what kind of bearing it is helps alot.

    Is your tipping wheel setup using two of the same bearing on the bottom? Or is that an actual machined die?
     
  16. budd
    Joined: Oct 31, 2006
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    the pillow block bearing is a sealed unit, if it were greaseable then it would have a grove in it, you dont want that, heres my bearing.
     

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  17. Dyce
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    With the tipping wheel I either use a urethane lower or a flat solid steel wheel to tip an edge.


    Budd
    That is a die I made in the lathe special to do the upper bead on the roll pan. Here are some pictures I saved.
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    And this is the panel
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    This is anouther trick I use to follow lines. I use a punch as a pointer in my dial indicator stand. I find it alot easyer to stay on track.
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  18. I found out about this from Professor Hammer, Ron Covell's column in this month's Street Rodder.
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    Damn, this guy makes some nice stuff. Look at the detail photos, you will be impressed. Also a very nice blast cabinet and English wheel rollers.
    http://www.davepropst.com/index.html
     
  19. enjenjo
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
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    from swanton oh

    Here's a link to the original build of this type wheel with part numbers for the bearings.

    http://www.roddingroundtable.com/tech/articles/12ewheel.html


     
  20. Chris Casny
    Joined: Mar 13, 2006
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    from Jamaica

    Here is one I made yesterday, for pulling the pinion gear out of a banjo rear end carrier.
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  21. haroldd1963
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    Goto Dave Probst's site in the previous post by RicahrdD and check out his sandblasting cabinet!
     
  22. Darren M.
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    VERY nice. How did you get the bend in the square stock?
     
  23. Chris Casny
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    from Jamaica

    It's all hand hammered, took me like 6 weeks:D:D:D
    No, they sell circles for ornamental gates and stuff, at the the local Metal store, I just cut one in half.
     
  24. lowpunk
    Joined: Feb 22, 2007
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    from berwyn, il

    ended up building one for my dad too, jack stand. its at a great height for my drill press too.
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  25. 18n57
    Joined: Jun 29, 2007
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    A few things I made years ago, 1" belt sander, 24" sheet metal brake and my "VW" bandsaw. All made from plans, I've long since forgotten the source, but I've used this stuff for more than 20 yrs.
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    VW spindles,bearings, wheels and tires are the main components, throat depth is about 26". Change out blades to rip plywood sheets, cut metal brackets, etc. Has 8 speeds by way of stepped pulleys, mostly junk parts, but I cut tons o stuff over the years.
     
  26. leon renaud
    Joined: Nov 12, 2005
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    from N.E. Ct.

    The band saw plans come from Mother Earth News magazine I will try to find them in my books and will share them if i do.Today I'd use the rear hubs etc. from a front wheel drive car just unbolt the spindle ends on a lot of those rear axles no cutting and welding to get them
     
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  27. torchmen49
    Joined: Mar 5, 2005
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    Here's my "home made" contribution. I saw one similar on the net, thought I'd try my hand, and build my own. It's built from .250 wall, 2" & 4 square tube, the ends of the 2" at the plannshing end are solid 2x2 inserts that were machined to accept the air hammer and anvil shaft. There is a 9x3 english wheel, the rolling wheel and anvil cradle are keyed to allow them to be turned 90 degrees so you can roll thru the machine. The planishing hammer uses an aircraft air riveter, a foot operated shrinker/ stretcher, and a 15" beater bag.


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  28. MP&C
    Joined: Jan 11, 2008
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    Here's a punch made up to form the kick panel retainers on the 55-57 Chevy

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    Punch and die to form the covers for the door hinge nut plate behind the cowl.


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    Home-made rotisserie

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  29. Dyce
    Joined: Sep 12, 2006
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    MP&C
    I like the tooling. It looks like the same tool holders I have on my Baker Truedge machine. Thanks for posting. Got any more. I'd like to see pictures of the whole machine if you have them.
    Jeff
     
  30. MP&C
    Joined: Jan 11, 2008
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    Thanks Dyce, this one's a Lennox Tru-Edge TE-150. Picked it up from NW airlines out of a DC9 maintenance facility they shut down in Atlanta.

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    Some practice runs in .09 aluminum

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