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A few workshop jobs.

Discussion in 'Workshop Projects' started by Larel, Jan 6, 2018.

  1. Larel

    Larel Member

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    Last night I slapped some red oxide on the frame and tonight it got a coat of yellow. The yellow didn't cover the red that well, would benefit from a second coat but I doubt that will happen!
     
  2. Larel

    Larel Member

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    The big 3/4 BSP plug came out no bother but the little vent screw was rusted solid and sheared. I drilled it out using a Starrett saw and made a square patch for it which I threaded and fitted an M10 bolt and welded it over the original position. It will get a plastic washer yet. My existing roller has washers cut from an old Propcorn barrel.
     
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  3. Larel

    Larel Member

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    Both ends of the barrel then got a quick rub with the twist knot brush on the grinder and a coat of red oxide.
     
  4. colhonk

    colhonk Member

    Location:
    Darlington
    Just showin off your swanky milwaukee cordless there:D Will have to work something out to get mine in the background somehow:smug:
     
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  5. Larel

    Larel Member

    Amazing how you will pick it up to do any grinding in preference to the corded one, they have come on a lot in the last few years. The first ones were toys only to be used to give a light tickling to metal if you couldn't get a power supply.
     
  6. colhonk

    colhonk Member

    Location:
    Darlington
    Yup, time you have got the corded one out,wire unraveled ( does not matter how carefull it is put away),extension out,all pluged in,can have the job already done with cordless.(y)
     
  7. Larel

    Larel Member

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    One down one to go! Work keeps getting in the way of progress.
     
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  8. Larel

    Larel Member

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    Started on roller number two. Basically similar job to the first except I have replaced both ends on this one, just the back pipe is original on the frame. Ground is hardening up here so looks like this won't be finished in time for rolling the hay fields. Might get it completed in time for my reseed in June!,
     
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  9. Did you read the feature on a vibrating post driver / pusher which was in Practical Farm Ideas http://bit.ly/2xq2AEE I was lucky enough to see it work - it's a hydraulic vibrator which pushes posts in unbelievably quickly, and is simple to make, and cheap as well. The feature has the part numbers
     
  10. Wooden bearings? You will fit the greasers underneath the shaft rather than on top like Grays and others. No wonder I needed to make new blocks - there was no way of getting grease in
     
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  11. What a real shame. Poor dog, and you. In Vol 23-2 pg 39 (Summer 2014) we show the step on a new Fastrac 8310 that's been covered with a piece of truck spray flap. The material has durable hairs. Cut to fit the step and secure with cable ties. It's one of 46 ideas in that issue. Maybe it would be worth taking the £16.50 / year subscription? You can get every issue - over 100 magazines - for around £150. You won't see these things, especially mods on new machinery, in other magazines - the advertising might be compromised.
     
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  12. Andrew

    Andrew Member

    Location:
    Huntingdon, UK
    Was that the issue you did on me Mike?
     
  13. Sure was Andrew, and thanks again for a really interesting farm visit. Goes to show how valuable these seemingly insignificant ideas are. The dog's injuries sound really terrible. I can remember taking the pic. Hope you are all well and the farming going strength to strength. It was great to meet you! Mike
     
  14. Andrew

    Andrew Member

    Location:
    Huntingdon, UK
    Was my pleasure, although I stole that idea from someone on here I think. Plenty going on, I’ll send you a few more ideas if I remeber!

    Did you see this thread? (I’m really pleased woth how well it turned out!)
    https://thefarmingforum.co.uk/index.php?threads/cattle-handling-system-build.208326/
     
  15. Larel

    Larel Member

    New bed fit my youngest this week. Had the woodnin the house drying for about 3 months before refinishing to square stock. From this:
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    To this:
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    And finally this:
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  16. Larel

    Larel Member

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    Puncture on the tedder last Saturday. It was lunch time at the local dealership so was quicker to buy a new wheel than wait for a fitter to fix the existing wheel Typical though the distance between bearings was different when I went to fit the new one! Had to grind out the dimples locating one bearing and fit the original shorter spacer collar to get it to fit the axle. No pictures of that as I was too busy swearing sweating and skinning my knuckles trying to get back to turning hay. So tonight decided I would refit the original wheel (now fitted with a new tyre, not sure that was needed but its what I was presented with when I went to pick it up) and shorten the spacer collar that came with the new wheel so it can be mounted on a bracket on the Tedder as a spare. 201AAE17-EBFE-4841-98D4-5C0793D17E1A.jpeg
    Hacksawed the collar a little oversize and faced to length in the lath. B3BF44F6-5C51-43D0-ACAD-93999D1163F0.jpeg
     
  17. Larel

    Larel Member

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    Don’t have a press (maybe ask Santa for one if I’m really good) so found a bit of box section the correct size to drift the bearing into place. Probably worthy of the botchers thread!
     
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  18. Larel

    Larel Member

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    Offset was still slightly wrong so needed a new nylon washer to set the correct offset. A bit of propcorn barrel was handy. BD5FEA37-86D5-4122-B637-E987A38D3A7D.jpeg 05C77FF9-5773-4DCD-894E-000DC5EE3400.jpeg A7D3CD71-FF3E-4CD0-832D-D8837562BA57.jpeg
    Trial fit.
     
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  19. sawdust

    sawdust Member

    Location:
    Argyll
    :scratchhead: Certainly doesn't look like a new tyre :scratchhead:
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  20. Larel

    Larel Member

    Have to admit from that pic it doesn’t.
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    But here is the other side of the tyre with the sticker on it and I got the old tyre back home as well.
     
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