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  1. jackalope
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    I have used small LED lights in the past on the Bp but did not care for the type/color of light they put out. Too artificial and did not illuminate the work well enough. I find that only real incandescent light cuts the mustard when it comes to machining. The worst is fluorescent. NEVER try those while using a lathe. Has a strobe sort of effect and makes the piece appear motionless or very slow.
    On a totally different note and to get back on topic, I will try to take some pics of other tools/tooling I have made. I know that near page 50 I made some posts but they were very blurry. I will eventually get better pics and explanations. I do plan to build a big plasma table at some point. That is further on down the road ;-)
    Grant
     
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  2. I wanted to reverse the rear spring on my roadster however my 20 ton press was 1,000 miles away & didn't know of anyone in the area to do it for me so I made this benchtop press from 6"channel & a couple of piece of rectangle tubing. I use my porta-power but could also use a bottle jack if I had one here. Have 6 in the other shop so am not investing in another. Anyway it worked & now I have a small press for little jobs. The spring turned out great & thanks to all the guys on here for tips & idea DSCN5055.JPG DSCN5083.JPG s.
     

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  3. ago
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    I used daylight color LED. not too bad.
     
  4. jeffer 35
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    Has anybody made a auto rotisserie and put "bearings" in the part that spins instead of just a pipe in a pipe like an engine stand?
     
  5. Clark
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    I put bearings In my frame table rotisserie. Spins easy....maybe too easy
    Clark
     
  6. If you put bearings, be sure to always put your ground on your work, not the rotisserie.
     
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  7. Clark
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    I put the ground on the table not the legs. I think as long as the current doesn't have to flow through the bearings you will be ok.
    clark
     
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  8. saltflats
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    I used front wheel drive car hubs for my rotisserie.
     
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  9. Clark
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    I do need to find a brake to keep the rotisserie from spinning. My original plan was a motor and rotate it with that. I couldn't get it slow enough and the chain would jump. Now I rotate it by hand and use a pin in the sprocket to hold it. It has some slop and allows it to rock back and forth slightly. I want a brake that is spring loaded and will allow it to spin when released.
     
  10. GearheadsQCE
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    I changed the lamp on my lathe/mill magnetic light to LED. Would never go back. No heat, doesn't get broken and the light is much easier on the eyes. Also just put 4' LED tubes in one of my florescent fixtures, much better. They are pretty expensive but I will replace them as they fail. You remove or bypass the ballast.
    Here is the link and part #:
    http://www.ledglobalsupply.com/
    GS-T8-4-W

    I got the clear cover, also available in milk white like a conventional florescent bulb.
     
  11. saltflats
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    I used a brake rotor for the stop for mine. 20160123_085847.jpg
     
  12. Clark
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    Saltflats. ....yeah the caliber is the part I need. I know they make something like I want but I haven't been able to find it in searching
     
  13. saltflats
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    I just use a bolt through the tube into the hole in the rotor.
     
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  14. Clark
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    Saltflats. ..I have something like that now. I want an actual brake I can release to spin. If it's spring loaded I could stop it quick in an emergency
     
  15. saltflats
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    Get one of the Speedway caliper mounting brackets then mount a master cylinder for a foot or hand operation.
     
  16. David Gersic
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    Why not a drum + parking brake assembly? Already has a cable, handle with ratchet, release when you want it, and should be readily available in any junkyard.
     
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  17. redzula
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    Beat me to it I was thinking a modern style rotor with the drum style e brake inside. Then just use a spring on a lever and the stock e brake cables to hold it when you want to rotate it. Spring always holds pressure so it doesn't rotate. When you want to rotate it pull against the spring on the lever to release the pressure. In the brake and rotate.
     
  18. saltflats
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    Get one off the back of a front wheel drive then you wont have to have a center bolt to hold the hub together.
    You can see on mine I used some front hubs but I had some axles to cut off to hold it.
     
  19. Ulu
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    I designed several roll-over trunions and weld fixtures some 35 years ago when I was working as a tool designer at Manlift. I used small drum brakes, hubs and wheel bearings from the various Manlift vehicles in the trunions.

    I attached a rod from a lever through the backing plate, to pedal on the floor. A spring went from the rod to the frame. The brake was spring applied, & you had to steep on the pedal to release the shoes & turn the trunions.
     
  20. jeffer 35
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    I was thinking about the front wheel drive hubs, but wasn't sure they would be the best choice.
    They would be easy to put a plate with holes in a circle, to pin it in any position you would want your car.
     
  21. GearheadsQCE
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    Not to complicate this, but if you put a brake on one end only will the other end want to rock around? Only rotisserie I have ever had my hands on was at a show. seemed a little creaky to me when turned. My first though was, "Needs bearings."
     
  22. Clark
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    Right now it is only held on one end and is fine. Just looking for a better solution. Now on a regular rotisserie it may be another story
     
  23. porsche930dude
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    Im building a mini art deco style mower with full fenders and all. Its lookin real good sofar

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  24. Leakie
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    Cool mower, 930dude!
     
  25. rcnut223
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    That is a fine looking mower! Nice work
     
  26. studeboy
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    That mower is awesome. Do you have a color picked yet.
     
  27. lol, push starting this is going to be fun..
     
  28. porsche930dude
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    Thanks guys im thinking a green close to this. but that could change. I didnt plan on putting fenders on it either so that changed the whole look
     

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  29. 54stude
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    Check out "Detroit diesel" green for a color...
     
  30. porsche930dude
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    detroit diesel looks good i picked up a few different spray paint cans of colors like that i might use but ill probrobly mix up my own color iv got a bunch of old laquer to use up. Here a bike with a custom color i made I might use it or go for a lighter shade or a complete different color or two tone ill figure it out when the fab is done
     

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