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

  1. welshwolf
    Joined: Dec 26, 2013
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    welshwolf
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    from Wales

    Hi there, I'm a newby on here and am impressed with the tools and all sorts that have been built!! I seriously like the sound of this design as opposed to the commercially available, not to mention pricey, ones here in the UK. and without wishing to appear cheeky, is there a possibility that you could post up or message me a rough diagram with dimensions/additional photos to build one, especially of the throttle/temp control set up as those available in the UK may not be interchangeable? If this has been done previously please point me in the direction to the relevant post/thread? Keep up the good work, it rather looks like I'll be finding plenty to occupy me here for some time, haha
     
  2. chubbie
    Joined: Jan 14, 2009
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    I always check out this tread when it comes up. now i have something to add. when using my stud gun, the slide HAMBer can be a pain in the ass and i always think anything would work better. so i made a stand out of a couple of BIG washers and use my pop rivet gun. it works great..
     

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  3. olkarz
    Joined: Aug 7, 2010
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    sweeeeeeeeeet!!
     
  4. 4-pot
    Joined: Aug 12, 2005
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    A couple months ago I had to wait 3 days for a piece of stainless to make a couple more flanges to finish the exhaust on my A so I decided to build another belt grinder while I was waiting.
     

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  5. ULRICK
    Joined: Sep 19, 2010
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    from Texas

    Here is the metal workstation I made.
     

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  6. saltflats
    Joined: Aug 14, 2007
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    saltflats
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    from Missouri

    Great job looks nice.
     
  7. hr31hr
    Joined: Nov 30, 2006
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    hr31hr
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    from PA

    Very nice!
     
  8. coronetfreak
    Joined: Dec 7, 2011
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    Love this thread. Always something one can make

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  9. gatz
    Joined: Jun 2, 2011
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    ^^^
    very nice work...good design.

    looks like the adjustments will allow for some different length belts ?

    is the upper left knob the one for belt tracking ?

    [​IMG]

    gatz
     
  10. Not likely. Probably for using different sized contact wheels/platen. Do a google search for "belt grinder" and you'll see what I mean.
     
  11. kevtsi
    Joined: Jun 14, 2008
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    The pop rivet dent puller is pretty slick, nice job on that.

    That belt sander look factory made. I've been wanting one of those for a long time. Just a question How long do the belts last? Are they expensive? Ive used 6" wide belt sanders and I always found the belts don't seem to last too long.
     
  12. I have almost finished a 2x72 belt sander, a very popular size. Prices vary, but I got belts in several grits for less than $5 a piece.
     
  13. 4-pot
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    gatz that upper knob is for tracking. I built it for 2X72 belts but I can use 2X60 also. As Richard D said I also have a 10" contact wheel and a different platen. It was built with what I had laying around so it is much heavier than it has to be, the 6" column is 1/2 wall and the base is 1 1/2 plate. It's hard to move around but it doesn't move at all when using it. The motor is 3 h.p. 220. If you buy good belts they a long time.
     
  14. gatz
    Joined: Jun 2, 2011
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    LOL

    you'd think the dogs would be yowling, too
     
  15. saltflats
    Joined: Aug 14, 2007
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    from Missouri

    For sure. But with one bad one I can turn it toward the wife when she get on a rant.
     
  16. outkastaluminum
    Joined: Nov 2, 2013
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    from Kentucky

    Here is a tubing bender I made for a buddy sorry about the crappy pic but its the only one I took before he ran out the door with it!:D
     

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  17. 65Mike
    Joined: Aug 12, 2010
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    from Kentucky

    Who's die did you use?
     
  18. outkastaluminum
    Joined: Nov 2, 2013
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    outkastaluminum
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    from Kentucky

    I cast the die out of aluminum.

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  19. duncan
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    That's brilliant, you're one fart smeller


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  20. Don't you mean smart feller? I always get confused myself.
     
  21. duncan
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    One and the same.


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  22. willo_96
    Joined: Nov 5, 2013
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    This is my bead roller I've built, I started off with a 18" evilbay special, strengthened it and put a electric motor on it, then I out grew it so I started fresh. I used most of the pieces of the first one to build this, bushes, gears and lengthened shafts, it's about 36" throat, not quite finished yet but u get the idea.
    The first roller cost $300
    Electric motor conversion $500
    Materials for new one $100

    The one I wanted to buy was $2000 ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1389408799.083589.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1389408817.528026.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1389408842.732318.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1389408858.602165.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1389408871.133607.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1389408888.486104.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1389408905.750614.jpg
     
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  23. Stretchmobile
    Joined: Oct 29, 2013
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    Stretchmobile
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    from So Cal

    "This is my bead roller I've built, I started off with a 18" evilbay special, strengthened it and put a electric motor on it, then I out grew it so I started fresh. I used most of the pieces of the first one to build this, bushes, gears and lengthened shafts, it's about 36" throat, not quite finished yet but u get the idea.
    The first roller cost $300
    Electric motor conversion $500"
    Materials for new one $100

    You forgot to add the cost of progressively bigger vises.
     
  24. willo_96
    Joined: Nov 5, 2013
    Posts: 78

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    You can never have to many vices
     
  25. niceguyede
    Joined: Jan 19, 2009
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    niceguyede
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    from dallas

    A motto I live by

    Sent from my LG-P769 using H.A.M.B. mobile app
     
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  26. fiftyv8
    Joined: Mar 11, 2007
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    from CO & WA

  27. I would hate to be in the way if that kicked back or got jammed!!!!

    Mtw fdu.
     
  28. rcnut223
    Joined: Oct 12, 2006
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    from wisconsin

    Wtf

    That is just plain crazy !


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  29. willo_96
    Joined: Nov 5, 2013
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    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1389601983.853313.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1389601998.569791.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1389602029.454767.jpg
    Getting closer
     
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