Typical stuff I do

  1. Ian James Member

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    I have one just the same but in black
     
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    First attempt at something arty. Cows head cut out with the plasma, got the idea from a pic someone posted on here a while back of one they done on a cnc but can't remember who it was.
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    I think it was AdrianH.
     
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    Thought I'd post this up here in case anyone was interested. It's an electrically controlled waterpump off a tdi vw. It's driven by the timing belt and when power is applied to the solenoid it opperates a shroud to block off the impeller to make the engine warm up quicker.
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    This is the shroud in the open position, not covering the impeller.
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    And this is the closed position blocking the impeller. As you can see it's sticking in the closed position. The solenoid moves it out and a spring returns it. This was causing the engine to overheat.
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  5. Hood

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    Nah, was me :)
    It was a Heilan Coo :)
     
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  6. Hood

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    Here it is.

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    Just wish I could get into the way of making a suitable image from a photo, I have tried a few times but my mind doesn't work that way and I find it incredibly hard. Have done a few other animals but all have been from images grabbed from the net and all I have had to do is some minor editing to make suitable for turning into toolpaths.

    This was the first, was for the other half as a Christmas present, it is about 1m tall, had to do another for my Great Nephew as when he was up here visiting he loved it.

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    I then did one for my Niece who is a womans soccer coach in West Virginia, their mascot is Marco the Buffalo, here it is hanging on her office wall.
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    They're awesome. I don't think I'd be able to manage something like that.
     
  10. Hood

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    I probably would need a good bit of practice of freehand plasma before I got anywhere as good as the one you did. I have a hand torch but only used it a few times until I gotthe CNC built, don'tthink I have used it since.
     
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    I'd love to have a go at some cnc stuff. I've been trying to learn some basic cad drawing but haven't actually done anything with it yet
     
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    I've had a few battles with injectors over the years but this one took the biscuit. Ended up making this contraption to get it out. Its a bit of 2" box with 2 bits of 10mm plate welded on either end and a hole cut in the side for an air hammer to fit in. Its bolted to a fitting i made up that screws into the top of the injector in place of the solenoid. It's not pretty but did the job.
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  13. Pigeon_Droppings2 Member

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    Genius...home made tools are great in my opinion....well done indeed.
     
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    Thought this might be of interest to some people here. This is what vw group dealers use for flushing out coolant systems. It's a 2 part system, cleaner first then neutralizer.
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    This is what the cleaner contains, doesn't say what's in the neutralizer.
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    Here's the instructions, they have left the original manufacturer's brand name and product name in the instructions.
    Here's a link to the manufacturer's website

    https://www.haertol.de/en/product/frostox-1-2/

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    Modifying an exhaust for a car today so a cat can be refitted for the test. I need to mate some 60mm pipe to some 75mm pipe. To do stuff like this I use a metal cone in the hydraulic press.
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    Here's the pipe being flared, I do it slowly checking the fit regularly.
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    And here it is ready for cleaning up and then welding.
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    It's a bit tidier than the 6mm gap filled up with half a kg of mig wire I see so often.
     
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    Needed a new gasket for one of the exhaust flanges so cut one out of some copper sheet with the plasma and then annealed it, flanges are nice and straight so this should do the job.
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    Have this done a good while now but never thought of posting it. I got the idea from @Richard. Thread about his bandsaw. It's an Ebay motorbike steering damper, cost €25 delivered. It's made the saw way nicer to use. Definitely worth doing if you have one of these saws.
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    Didn't get to take any pics of this one. Had a vw intake manifold brought to me with a m6 bolt snapped off in it about 1.5mm below the surface. Built it up with spots of mig until I could grab it with the vice grips and screw it out. Here's the piece out.
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    Friend of mine who's a bit ocd asked if he could use my lift. I said no problem just don't touch my stickers, you'd be surprised how annoyed someone can get over a few stickers :clapping:
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    I made up these 2 plates the other day. They're 3mm aluminum chequer plate, cut out by hand with the plasma cutter.
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    They're for blocking off the intake ports of the v6tdi vag engine when the intake manifold is removed.
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