Stuff you have made today

  1. spencer 427

    spencer 427 Member

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    Evening all. Just thought I was start a thread going about stuff we make and have made today. I made some mud guard brackets for a lorry. Not finished yet as got another two that need doing. 20160930_140544.jpg 20160930_155439.jpg 20160930_155453.jpg 20160930_163411.jpg
     
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  2. brokenbiker

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    So far today I've made toast...and made mince pies too...that's about it lol
     
  3. Screwdriver

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    1.2mm stainless from the look of it. Need to make a valence similar to the black one. marked out with sharpie line followed by a scribe.

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    Need to leave about 2mm for the fold and chop a bit extra out of the corners so they don't foul when folded.
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    Oh and you got to get it right first time. eek.

    My knife isn't long enough to form it in one go so I do the middle a bit, then gradually bring in the ends etc.
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    Worked a treat.
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    Nice clean bends and the press tool allows me to remove all the fingers except one that fits the channel for the last bend.
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    Rinse. Repeat.

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    It's for a neighbour and he tells me it fits a treat.

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  4. 8ob

    8ob Forum Supporter

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    Been making some steel doors out of 50mm box and 2mm steel plate to replace completely mashed ali ones on the back of our tipping trailer ,facing and bolting 6mm steel plate on the rear of tipper so we can weld on steel hinges and make it all a bit more telehandler/excavator proof.

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    Not a bad bit of penetration , its not my welding its Mick my welders.

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  5. spencer 427

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    Third picture down. That looks a tidy bit of kit.
     
  6. spencer 427

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    Sometimes good fabrication work going on there. I have a complete tailgate to fab for my lorry.
     
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  7. Screwdriver

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    Norton 6DB, deep back Flypress with a mountain of tooling. I must have several of those folding knives and a ton of interesting looking presses and dies. I really ought to get around to sorting it....
     
  8. spencer 427

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    I have just been looking for one. And found a large sweeney blockside fly press not far away from where I am.been standing for a while but in good working order. And a good price. A little trip out for me tomorrow.
     
  9. Screwdriver

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    Deep throat and a deep back is what you want. Must have the table insert too, its a precision part. Balls are easy to come by but grab as much tooling as you can!
     
  10. spencer 427

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    OK. It has a 7 inch mouth. 5 inch throat. 4 inch stroke..
     
  11. dobbslc

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    I think Screwdrivers is bigger... :scared:
     
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  12. spencer 427

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    Not sure if the one I am looking at is a deep one or not. It looks big thoe
     
  13. Brad93

    Brad93 M J B Engineering

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    5ft bucket extended to 6ft 2" wide. Finished thursday. All done in the workshop, gas cut out ends, sheared new material, folded on keetona, welded. Don't use the MIG much at home and highlighted the need for a new machine!
     
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  14. spencer 427

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    Well I finish the mud guard brackets and fitted them.not to my lorry.nothing worse than trying to fit parts you have made to someone else's motor. Everything out or square and a right @@@@ to get them in and sit right... 20161003_105003.jpg 20161003_160841.jpg 20161003_160847.jpg
     
  15. rockweasel Member

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    A cantilevered step for the shed. I've been watching too much Grand Amazing Spaces.
    It's not metal but there are nails in it.

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  16. spencer 427

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    Nice shed.. I need to build a new workshop. Mine is Naffed lol
     
  17. zx9

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    spencer 427 Member

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    Ah. The wooden box with the metal contraption
     
  19. spencer 427

    spencer 427 Member

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    That is a universal bevel protractor.
     
  20. zx9

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    That's the one.

    Thank you, I did not know they existed, having read up on their use / how to read them my sextant analogy was very close.
     
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