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In the shop today

#21
Yes it is some of my 4”od 4140
Just for interest sake... I just cut some of my 5" 4340 (the stuff with a hole in it) on my band saw and they took 12 minutes for a slice. I was happy with that. (Asian 7x12 saw).

Your project looks like it will turn out well, it's almost as fun watching the pictures as doing something myself!
 

Bofobo

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#22
Ive got the locating slot milled image.jpg
Now ill put it in place on the lathe and drill the 1/2” hole for the bar image.jpg before i bring it back to the mill for drilling and tapping the securing screw holes
 

Everett

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#24
Just saw the latest part of this thread about the tool post - no need to spend money on a QCTP if you have metal sitting around anyway. It's not a step backwards if it fits your needs and budget. I have a piston QCTP that came with my lathe and it's not rigid enough for serious parting so I made a turret for it and it's nice and solid. That tool holder you're making will be VERY rigid and should serve you well!
 

Bofobo

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#25
Ive been so busy between doing my mini mill motor upgrade and work but i took some time to visit my old machine shop recently to make a modification to my sons dirtbike fork. I had to remove a small shoulder to fit a second oil seal under the snap ring, just a few shots of that .. 8EB691E9-6B83-4076-9412-29CB895DA4D7.jpeg 2414C99A-AE8B-495B-97D8-B4AC9E7827C4.jpeg 511D3BD3-3F9B-4F7A-832B-3AA860DAEBB0.jpeg ... and though i have no further photos im sure it will work great!
 

Bofobo

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#26
And today i built this ..... E42177D2-3219-42AC-A7A6-6206F5536F2B.jpeg A761233B-E8C5-4B31-8D4B-DFEE4C58EF18.jpeg It is a motor cycle wheel changing stand. It rotates on a used blazer front bearing, one blazer rim and one truck rim and stands 32” tall. A couple of “attachments” to come later are a bead breaker bar and a tire spreading mechanism for repair of holes (I learned how to do a proper off rim patch) also used for holding a tire and drilling holes in it for this purpose ..... 1227586C-BBB5-4834-8E55-AFD1FF201B9C.jpeg 7E2D6AA4-848E-4633-94AA-13ADF1F14E12.jpeg
 

DPittman

Active Member
#27
Wow your getting stuff done! I thought you had a SMALL lathe?
Hey that motorcycle tire looks just right for getting around on the streets around here! Pretty knarly!
 

Bofobo

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#28
Its been awhile but i have been busy, i built a motorcycle carrying unit for my truck (photos and story to come) but im going to start with my coal stove revival. This unit came from my family farm and it will reside in my home built camper which sits as a chassis currently. ( insert start photo here) i started with some scraps i have laying around, the pipe was an old clothes line pole 661E4E45-20C1-4A9C-9E90-0271BB2955D9.jpeg and as the chimney hole is oval i started with hammering a flat and removing the sides with a grinder, E89DF3ED-F4F6-47DB-8642-4B5A1D05A22B.jpeg 212E836A-4E70-4A06-9257-C7A39B51734E.jpeg 20D05657-F587-4F0B-9C79-CEC166001F89.jpeg and once it was all welded solid i needed to make the “damper” plate, i started with a pre-made one D4133F51-C423-4726-8382-52EDFC8302A3.jpeg removed the plate because its the right size for the filler hole, A0D5630C-8467-42EC-8800-6992B2F75A06.jpeg shortened the skewer and used this weird off cut (thanks Janger) from my sword forge project as the new butterfly F9E7A496-7515-497B-8398-39D6A4A1FC0D.jpeg 4248D265-1FA0-4123-AEE0-06CDAF3AED4A.jpeg the hold down tab was formerly a cut-off from the chimney construction 18292D0A-1E16-483E-8B8B-4B9A57CE41D3.jpeg 6C59990B-F186-4126-8E5D-F4AABD416C70.jpeg last photo was an optional early idea. It was not an easy thing to do but i managed to mount it mid way down the pipe and it works well enough 4C308D92-C736-44A1-A995-AA349104AB44.jpeg 98ED0351-F711-44E0-B781-D7621020400C.jpeg 99D5D4E5-D793-49FE-B48D-5470602399D2.jpeg work on the “hot plates” will come soon and the ash tray and air inlet piece which i will make as one unit has been started once again as scraps, CA10DF7F-1357-48B4-927E-8B5CC06E4528.jpeg B0FC4E04-4925-4B0E-BF80-E29AF07045CC.jpeg the odd looking bit is a jig i was using to form pole ends no longer required. But my phone died and it was late so progress stopped here.
 

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Bofobo

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#29
Its been awhile but i have been busy, i built a motorcycle carrying unit for my truck (photos and story to come) but im going to start with my coal stove revival. This unit came from my family farm and it will reside in my home built camper which sits as a chassis currently. ( insert start photo here) i started with some scraps i have laying around, the pipe was an old clothes line pole View attachment 5279 and as the chimney hole is oval i started with hammering a flat and removing the sides with a grinder, View attachment 5282 View attachment 5283 View attachment 5284 and once it was all welded solid i needed to make the “damper” plate, i started with a pre-made one View attachment 5285 removed the plate because its the right size for the filler hole, View attachment 5286 shortened the skewer and used this weird off cut (thanks Janger) from my sword forge project as the new butterfly View attachment 5288 View attachment 5289 the hold down tab was formerly a cut-off from the chimney construction View attachment 5290 View attachment 5287 last photo was an optional early idea. It was not an easy thing to do but i managed to mount it mid way down the pipe and it works well enough View attachment 5291 View attachment 5292 View attachment 5293 work on the “hot plates” will come soon and the ash tray and air inlet piece which i will make as one unit has been started once again as scraps, View attachment 5281 View attachment 5280 the odd looking bit is a jig i was using to form pole ends no longer required. But my phone died and it was late so progress stopped here.
 
#30
Hey that's looking good! I built a wood stove for my hunting tent and can't wait to build the next one someday now that I got the prototype out of the way!

I'm looking forward to your next update/pictures.
 

Bofobo

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#31
Hey that's looking good! I built a wood stove for my hunting tent and can't wait to build the next one someday now that I got the prototype out of the way!

I'm looking forward to your next update/pictures.
Did you happen to notice my other stove in the photos? Thats half an old compressor tank i found in a ditch and some other scraps, my most used creation of all times.
 

Tom O

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#35
I’ve got a empire that I bought for a hun I want to put it in the garage but have been waiting to change out the floor heater then I can use the existing hole for the chimney.
 

Bofobo

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#36
Im so bad at picture taking once i start a project but i put this unit together for hauling my motor bikes and its working great thus far (now a month old ;) )
It all started as a plan in my head years ago, so i collected metal until i had what i needed F32A4017-6208-448B-884E-6B891D5A39C8.jpeg these two pieces came from other scrapped projects, the hitch was a material support rack from my cousins ford ranger he made and used for his shop. The other 18D0CFA6-0886-49E8-9311-F690A2BEF1EA.jpeg was a mount i hobbled together for hauling mountain bikes on my old blazers spare tire carrier (it swings out so worked great) blazers scrapped now so its been siting. The tire “holder here came from a swap meet but i did not use it in the final design B850F3A2-02DF-49DF-A8CD-5B158775B501.jpeg an old bed frame (alley find) and some metal screen from my father (1/8”wire) and some unknown angle iron makes the “bed” F1D16CC1-29DE-42F6-9336-41F65564392E.jpeg and this is where the finished project is used to highlight the build (sigh) i had a rod with a hole on each end so i cut them off and filled in the space with weld DB0BFF95-9BD6-4E9D-B3DA-2D90F120C09C.jpeg grommet to reduce noise from my aluminum ramp D1E709DD-2799-4501-B885-EAC840A00142.jpeg 3E37C675-86D7-4B4E-B224-77CC488306D2.jpeg made of a ramp that was twisted at the top, reinforced with broken painter pole pieces used in christmas lighting. 2BD06308-663F-4F1D-8263-A2DFC3E52CB4.jpeg Harvested u-bolt hangars in the middle from my blazer differential swap for the anchoring turn buckles. And the wheel support is a great place to store the car jack that supports the bike centre of mass (shocks move even under tension (which is bad for a number of reasons)) 2DA2A424-76D3-49EE-80FD-BA7DC2C2B1DA.jpeg i will post a mounted on the vehicle picture but not yet .. soon though