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impmeridionale@tiscali.it (nicolino) How I Built It Mon, 02 Nov 2015 03:43:37 -0500
Repurposing ready availble material, for a couple of projects http://gameservers.bugo.com/index.php/en/weekendwarrior/repurposing-ready-availble-material,-for-a-couple-of-projects http://gameservers.bugo.com/index.php/en/weekendwarrior/repurposing-ready-availble-material,-for-a-couple-of-projects The drop box traps cost about $200.00. Neither myself or the cat rescue I help out wants to spend that kind of money for something that may sit for long periods between use.

I first was told to use the small animal cage roll fencing, but the problem is it is to flimsy for adult male ferals, even though they won't be in it long. While going thru the tractor supply web site. I found the hog fence panels. http://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/product/feedlot-panel-hog-16-ft-l-x-34-in-h?cm_vc=-10005
The 11 line wires (horizontal) are 5 gauge
The stay wires (vertical) are 4 gauge and are spaced 8 in. apart
Main reason in choosing this panel was cost and
This Feedlot Panel won't break down or collapse when cattle, pigs, sheep or other large livestock run into or rub against it.

Since I plan on making this trap a fold flat for storage I plan on using either hog rings or J panel clips pictures later.
Here are the end and side panel with the top, Cut out of one 16'x24" panel with some sections left over.

I placed the left overs on the deck of my tandem axle flat bed. that's when another use came to mind.
http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d200/ptsideshow/Tools/FullSizeRender%20335.jpg They will make great fillers for the trailers side walls, instead of the heavy gauge expanded metal mesh @ $190.00 a sheet last time i bought some, I use the roll flattened kind no sharp edges.
At around $23.00 a panel the hog panels will work and way cheaper. You can use plywood but that has it own set of problems.
The great thing about the feedlot panels is there are two spacing's on each panel of the wire. There is also other heights on panels for what you need. I will add more pic's as it comes together.]]>
mjoat@comcast.net (ptsideshow) How I Built It Mon, 09 Nov 2015 15:37:06 -0500
SWAG Press http://gameservers.bugo.com/index.php/en/weekendwarrior/swag-press http://gameservers.bugo.com/index.php/en/weekendwarrior/swag-press
I had to cut the bottom die tacks and move the bottom 3/8 angle iron to the right so the finger dies would center on the bottom.

I called SWAG, they said to weld the top bar centered on the guide tubes as I did, but after welding them on center the dies were hitting the side of angle iron 3/8 high and 3/8 off center...... so I had to cut the tacks and move the bottom die over 3/8 of an inch, Swag said I could grind the sides to get the 3/8 I needed but I chose instead to raise the die by placing a piece of 3/16 flat stock under it.

If I ever would build another one I would either weld the die holding bar off center on the guide tubes.... or fill the guide rod holes in the frame and drill new holes 3/8 inch off center, at least in my situation.

I milled the angle iron so it would sit flat on the bottom and rest on the sides of the frame, In hindsight making the angle iron fit perfectly made it impossible to move the angle. by moving the die a big gap was created on the other side that needed to be filled... I used a 3/16 rod as a filler. It turned out well, and looks good. The dies now hit center and the bar is welded in the center of the guide tubes like the instruction photo shows....

cyberjibe@hotmail.com (tackit) How I Built It Sun, 09 Aug 2015 10:01:43 -0400
argon drier bracket http://gameservers.bugo.com/index.php/en/weekendwarrior/argon-drier-bracket http://gameservers.bugo.com/index.php/en/weekendwarrior/argon-drier-bracket cyberjibe@hotmail.com (tackit) How I Built It Mon, 17 Aug 2015 20:40:43 -0400 Lathe conversion? http://gameservers.bugo.com/index.php/en/weekendwarrior/lathe-conversion http://gameservers.bugo.com/index.php/en/weekendwarrior/lathe-conversion 5dimes@centurylink.net (5DIMES Fabrication) How I Built It Sun, 05 Jul 2015 11:29:24 -0400 Tungsten Grinder http://gameservers.bugo.com/index.php/en/weekendwarrior/tungsten-grinder http://gameservers.bugo.com/index.php/en/weekendwarrior/tungsten-grinder Will adjust to any angle you want. If you are interested in making one and need any sizes, just ask.]]> dwishr@aol.com (rich5691) How I Built It Sun, 05 Jul 2015 12:02:29 -0400 spoked steel wheels for forge build http://gameservers.bugo.com/index.php/en/weekendwarrior/spoked-steel-wheels-for-forge-build http://gameservers.bugo.com/index.php/en/weekendwarrior/spoked-steel-wheels-for-forge-build
Anyway, I found out steel wheels are easy as pie to make, if you ever have a need for them you can do it on the cheap. ..]]>
cyberjibe@hotmail.com (tackit) How I Built It Fri, 12 Jun 2015 12:17:00 -0400
miggy tiggy http://gameservers.bugo.com/index.php/en/weekendwarrior/miggy-tiggy http://gameservers.bugo.com/index.php/en/weekendwarrior/miggy-tiggy
I told the SIL for a fathers day present I wanted him to build me a riser for my de-primer and 40 cal case buldge removing die press. I gave him cardboard templates and he went to the shop and built one for me... the riser is high enough I can slip a plastic parts bin under the riser and catch primers.]]>
cyberjibe@hotmail.com (tackit) How I Built It Sat, 20 Jun 2015 23:06:26 -0400
Gun project for cabin fever sufferers http://gameservers.bugo.com/index.php/en/weekendwarrior/gun-project-for-cabin-fever-sufferers http://gameservers.bugo.com/index.php/en/weekendwarrior/gun-project-for-cabin-fever-sufferers

Here's a handy sight tool to have and not much tooling is necessary to build one. I'm guessing it's made out of 3/16 x 1 1/2 or 2" sq tube.

I need a sight pusher to change the sights on my new pistol, a good sight tool can cost a ton of money.

One thing I would try is using Delrin instead of aluminum for the securing blocks and also try using it for the pusher too.

And I don't see why a square nut and a flat filed on a set screw wouldn't work as well as the machined nub on their pusher.]]>
cyberjibe@hotmail.com (tackit) How I Built It Sat, 07 Mar 2015 12:20:55 -0500
HF fill lighting and gel filter lighting torch http://gameservers.bugo.com/index.php/en/weekendwarrior/hf-fill-lighting-and-gel-filter-lighting-torch http://gameservers.bugo.com/index.php/en/weekendwarrior/hf-fill-lighting-and-gel-filter-lighting-torch

cyberjibe@hotmail.com (tackit) How I Built It Fri, 29 May 2015 10:43:57 -0400
enlarging hydraulic press pin hole centering device http://gameservers.bugo.com/index.php/en/weekendwarrior/enlarging-hydraulic-press-pin-hole-centering-device http://gameservers.bugo.com/index.php/en/weekendwarrior/enlarging-hydraulic-press-pin-hole-centering-device
I need to make larger holes in my hydraulic presses legs but needed to think up a way to hold center, so I came up with this idea..

The bar stock is 5 X 3, the same width the presses legs are.... and 1 " thick, also the same size as the presses legs.

The holes in the legs now are 1 1/6, I want to enlarge the holes to 1 3/8.

I''m going to weld the 1 1/16 rod to the back of the 3 X 5 bar stock..... leaving 1" of the rod sticking out. ..it will fill the 1 1/16 existing holes in the legs perfectly.

The centering device will be held to the presses legs with two Bessy F clamps. The new 1 3/8 cutter's center pin will fit into the center hole which was bored into the rod on the lathe..... If all goes well the new 1 3/8 cutter should cut the new holes exactly on center.

As time and taking care of more important business allows I'll post pictures of how well the idea worked out... I got the Snapper back on line, still waiting for the John Deere's thermostat.

Next comes the wiring, insulating and dry walling.... then the comes the ramp. everyone have a good night and be sure to say your prayers, we all have so much to be grateful for..]]>
cyberjibe@hotmail.com (tackit) How I Built It Mon, 01 Jun 2015 20:05:50 -0400
HF Bench Blasting cabinet pics http://gameservers.bugo.com/index.php/en/weekendwarrior/hf-bench-blasting-cabinet-pics http://gameservers.bugo.com/index.php/en/weekendwarrior/hf-bench-blasting-cabinet-pics cyberjibe@hotmail.com (tackit) How I Built It Sun, 26 Apr 2015 20:39:25 -0400 Weldable Z-Clamps http://gameservers.bugo.com/index.php/en/weekendwarrior/weldable-z-clamps http://gameservers.bugo.com/index.php/en/weekendwarrior/weldable-z-clamps Weldable Z-Clamps
An introduction to the weldable table clamp or what I like to call the weldable z-clamp. In it, I weld up a new and improved version of the clamp and share a tip or two on it's construction.]]>
uvmetal@gmail.com (Yuval Awazu) How I Built It Thu, 02 Apr 2015 01:59:44 -0400
Poor Man's Mag Drill Work Around Video http://gameservers.bugo.com/index.php/en/weekendwarrior/poor-man-s-mag-drill-work-around-video http://gameservers.bugo.com/index.php/en/weekendwarrior/poor-man-s-mag-drill-work-around-video Poor Man's Mag Drill Work Around Video
Can't afford a mag drill? Well here is a neat project that gets you there for a lot less.]]>
uvmetal@gmail.com (Yuval Awazu) How I Built It Thu, 02 Apr 2015 01:56:24 -0400
multiple nods http://gameservers.bugo.com/index.php/en/weekendwarrior/multiple-nods http://gameservers.bugo.com/index.php/en/weekendwarrior/multiple-nods I am trying to figure out how to fully weld a round tube multiple node structure, each node with a "T" with two 45 degrees tubes the problem is when welding several opposite nodes
thank you]]>
kim_technology@hotmail.com (pedro kim) How I Built It Tue, 24 Feb 2015 17:16:31 -0500
Arch for Vet Clinic Entrance http://gameservers.bugo.com/index.php/en/weekendwarrior/arch-for-vet-clinic-entrance http://gameservers.bugo.com/index.php/en/weekendwarrior/arch-for-vet-clinic-entrance grayrd@charter.net (alabass) How I Built It Fri, 30 Jan 2015 09:17:05 -0500 iron security door homemade help http://gameservers.bugo.com/index.php/en/weekendwarrior/iron-security-door-homemade-help http://gameservers.bugo.com/index.php/en/weekendwarrior/iron-security-door-homemade-help does not look like the door of a prison but maybe the door of a medieval castle]]> impmeridionale@tiscali.it (nicolino) How I Built It Sat, 23 Aug 2014 04:44:34 -0400 Holiday Contest Project Entry... http://gameservers.bugo.com/index.php/en/weekendwarrior/holiday-contest-project-entry http://gameservers.bugo.com/index.php/en/weekendwarrior/holiday-contest-project-entry

Anyway, this thread will be the nexus for my build. It's going to be a long project, but welding class is done for this semester, and I feel like I can get it done in time.....We'll see.!! I will update in the "official" thread as I go along.

I am going to be building a Tig Cooler. I purchased a new Tig machine a few months back and it has a lot of capacity.....especially on aluminum.....IF I only had a cooler. My Everlast machine came with a HD 18 series water cooled torch, which unfortunately I have not been able to use.....yet.!! Anyway, I have been designing a cooler which will have a lot of capacity and will be built out of good solid material----not plastic.

So, without further ado, I will just get into the actual mechanics of the build.

hobbit99@embarqmail.com (A-T-O-M) How I Built It Mon, 01 Dec 2014 15:36:51 -0500
iron roof supported portal homemade constructive advice http://gameservers.bugo.com/index.php/en/weekendwarrior/iron-roof-supported-portal-homemade-constructive-advice http://gameservers.bugo.com/index.php/en/weekendwarrior/iron-roof-supported-portal-homemade-constructive-advice


impmeridionale@tiscali.it (nicolino) How I Built It Sun, 30 Nov 2014 11:02:25 -0500
Low dollar fume extractor form a 2 speed HF fan and home despot's parts http://gameservers.bugo.com/index.php/en/weekendwarrior/low-dollar-fume-extractor-form-a-2-speed-hf-fan-and-home-despot-s-parts http://gameservers.bugo.com/index.php/en/weekendwarrior/low-dollar-fume-extractor-form-a-2-speed-hf-fan-and-home-despot-s-parts http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d200/ptsideshow/Tools/WElding%20equipment/DSCF9745.jpg
Completed unit with end and hose and fan.
this is the end you hook up to the fan depending on which end of the fan unit it suck or blows;)
This is the other end with a Z strip over the edges to stiffen it and prevent cuts frpom the sheet metal.
The secret is out know you know why it is called a Zstrip it is used to connect duct work.
This is the end that is used as an intake works well with the welding magnets and can be clamped to an overhead support.
The only thing you have to remember is place it far enough that if there are any sparks as from MIG welding they won't burn the hose. And you want it close enough to suc any fumes smoke out but not the shielding gas.
It does work at removing the smoke from the area or the other way to blow air into the working area.:D]]>
mjoat@comcast.net (ptsideshow) How I Built It Fri, 28 Feb 2014 16:19:42 -0500