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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by kustombuilder, Jan 16, 2008.
Gorgeous work. AWESOME use of lasers. (Insert Dr. Evil "lasers" here.) Machinist by chance?
4 Pot, are the lasers you are using the 'rescue flares' or are they available somewhere else (cheaper I hope)?
The lasers came from horrible freight $4.99 each, only place I could find them in a hurry. No I am not a real machinist although I have put together a Machine shop so I can about 95% of the work on my cars myself. Also an upholstery shop in the basement, and a paint booth in the back shed. Did I mention I'm a tightwad when it comes to paying someone else to do something that could teach myself to do.
Aaaaaaand that's bad how?
What does Harbor Freight call these clamps? I'm trying to find them in their online catalogue......
Last I saw they called them panel clamps.
They were not in the on-line catalogue when I looked for them.
How 'Bout HERE ?
Oh and evidently they call them "BUTT WELDING CLAMPS" . My Bad.
Yeah, it's been a while since I bought them.
Thinking back, it may have been that they didn't sell those on-line for some stupid reason.
Here's what you get when you add these to the shopping list...
Back to browsing.
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Man, I love it when you guys make me feel inadequate! Keep 'em coming. I'll try to get some pics of the polisher/buffer my grandfather made me for christmas.
I've been working on a helve hammer for a while. I just fired it up saturday. It's a blast to run. I can't wait to do some productive work with it!! Here is some pictures of the build. I never did take any pictures of the whole thing in one shot finished.
This is the crankshaft. It runs a 1/2" fixed stroke.
I made the upper and lower toolposts to accept 1" round. The nut in the bottom controlls the height, and you clamp the tool in with the two bolts.
I am running bump stops on the top of the arm.
Top shot of the bump stops.
This is the spring I used. It is a 1 3/4 wide trailer spring.
And this is the lower pushrod link on the crankshaft.
I used brickster's bumpstops, they were a killer deal. I used one for the upper tool, and out of excitment to get it running I welded an old hitch ball to a bolt for a lower tool. It'll hit HARD. You move the spring around a little and use the bump stops and you can make it hit lighter too. I pounded this out in about 30 minuites. I ran it through the english wheel to get rid of the lumps, but it makes shape quick!!
In the first pictures I had a sewing machine clutch motor mounted on the frame. I ended up using a dc gearmotor. It runs 230rpm's.
Wheel polisher: original motor blew up, gotta bigger one now.
Tech article: http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=172793&showall=1
Man you guys build nice shit. Makes my hand crank bead-roller look like Sanford and Son!!
My cheap stretching machine made from a palm nailer.
There is a tiny bit of my stretcher in action in this video:
I see on http://allshops.org/cgi-bin/community/communityalbums.cgi?action=openalbum&albumid=9980189187023 you used 5/8 stock on the "Kelly Hammer"
It keeps it's shape with all the banging?
Great use of a nail-gun, by the way!
The frame is flexible which actually makes it more usable for softer hits. The harder you press, the stiffer the frame becomes, the more stretching you get. Palm nailers hit really hard!
GREAT VID!!! Thanks for sharing!
bump for some cool ideas.
4-pot, we need a tech article/how-to on this real bad. Lovely work. I could find so much work for a louvre press.
my bead roller
Didnt someone years ago have a plannishing hammer made outa a ford axle??
I have been working on this model a axle converting it into a small english wheel.
It's going to have flex, but I'm not to worried. I plan on running small, full radius anvils. Hoping it will do the panels that won't fit in my big wheels.
Here's the electric/hydraulic press brake that my brother made and then gave to me!
and a crate fill of tooling to go with it.
I second that
spanner wrenches... whenever i need one i make it. then i usually lose it or make something else out of it and have to make another when i need it again
There are a couple of threads on building/making louver presses. I did one when I built mine, Kiwi Kev did one on his. I think there may be a few more. Do a search and you'll be surprised at what you find.
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