Stuff you have made today

  1. spencer 427

    spencer 427 Member

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    Yes they are very handy . They are good for finding many angles. universal-bevel-protractor-3.gif
     
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  2. Pete.

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    I thought mick was a master pharter?? not a welder?
     
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  4. spencer 427

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    My next load of work to do.on my own lorry this time.is fab a new tailgate. It's looking a bit of a mess and had a hard life. 20161004_164817.jpg
     
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  5. 8ob

    8ob Forum Supporter

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    Nailed the doors on the bulker bin today, just need to sort out the keepers and hinges.

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  6. spencer 427

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    Nice.looking awesome.
     
  7. Brad93

    Brad93 M J B Engineering

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    Me & my Dad made one of them for a tarmac lorry, Insulated it too. Dont think I have any finished pictures sadly. Why the guy needed 5 doors I don't know but he was happy with the end result.
     
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  8. spencer 427

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    Nice work ... I seen a lot of tarmac lorries with five shoots.somtimes it's easier to have five for when you have tarmac left over and don't have to get in the buck to shovel it out. I have two in mine as I have a couple of chaps that do the barrow work.and there is a divide up the centre so it can empty both sides and only leaves the odd bit just inside the doors. Would like to build one with an augar in it but ain't got round to it as yet.it's on the I will do one day list lol
     
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  9. Dennis Aspö

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    I made a welding table, well I worked on it for a bit, finished it on friday:
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    6mm sheet metal top, angle iron frame. Everything came from the junk yard. I plan to add more stuff to it as time goes.

    Last night I decided to tackle the prospect of beefing up my welders dust-protection since it sits in a woodworking shop (I am working on improving dust collection too) (I weld outside). It is well sealed and the intake has a filter (quite coarse though). To start with I am making a clear cover for the controls, using a tig wire as a temporary fixture:
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    This cheap plastic glass got very brittle after heat forming it though, perhaps I should spring for real polycarbonate. Next is a lid or hatch for the filter intake. I haven't yet decided how to mount it, hinge I suppose.
     
  10. spencer 427

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    20161010_152727.jpg 20161010_152734.jpg Well.....as my welder is on its way to oerlikon hq. I set about the task of making the tarmac shoots for the new tailgate I have got to make. Nothing exciting but it's something.
     
  11. spencer 427

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    A little more progression. Made the lifting brackets today and the swivel plates. 20161011_143946.jpg 20161011_174911.jpg 20161011_175000.jpg
     
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  12. spencer 427

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    20161014_143747.jpg 20161014_143510.jpg 20161014_143731.jpg 20161014_144003.jpg Been sort of busy today. Made all the pivot plates ect. Just working on the handles now. Think I have over engineer them.but they will not brake or snag up. 20161014_143510.jpg 20161014_143731.jpg 20161014_144003.jpg
     
  13. spencer 427

    spencer 427 Member

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    Not bad considering all I use is an angle grinder. Cutting discs. Scriber. Steel rule and square. And a hand drill ect.
     
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  14. dobbslc

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    Nice that must be hard work! What thickness plate is it?
     
  15. spencer 427

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    All 5mm mild steel. The arms are 12mm. They shouldn't brake. Plus with the grease points they should work a treat .
     
  16. Fintray

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    Tidy job, just goes to show what can be done with fairly basic hand tools. No need for a CNC plasma, folder, press, belt linisher, etc. though they would be nice to have!
     
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  17. Gareth0123

    Gareth0123 You'll need 16 pigs to do the job in one sitting!

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    It only counts if the nails are galvanised.:laughing:
     
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  18. spencer 427

    spencer 427 Member

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    Basic hand tools. Only big electric tools I have are a warco bench grinder. Pillar drill that I brought other day.and my welding equipment. But most of the stuff I make is by hand.
     
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    They are!
     
  20. slim_boy_fat

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    Wish I could produce clean, smooth radii like those. :(
     
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