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  1. Lol well that shows my press is way off 60ton.... I've got some spare pressure gauages there I should put one on and see what pressure it is getting Looks like you have nearly sorted it.... I'm uncertian what the lightweight pannels look like, but I'm assuming your going to cut a window in the raised section.... At the moment it looks like the pressed form is driving the movement in the outer piece, trying to shrink the outer lip causing ripples (your X section backs this up) if so precut your hole in the pressed section with an undersized hole 5-9mm in from each side.... this
  2. Damm this is a cool thread, some very nice work I hate to be the bugger who has the negative comment and I hope I'm wrong..... but I don't think its going to be as simple as pressing that..... Remember my silly little wire racks I went way over the top with, the large special dimple dies in the center.... they were only around 120mm dia and a I think a 7mm depression. It was maxing out my 60 ton press and it didn't form properly and tore/cut the alloy sheet, the steel didn't tear but still didn't form fully.... my press is made around a Chinese bottle jack so its anyones guess what it
  3. I'd be keen to see your dies for this.... alloy is fun stuff to form
  4. Thank you for the comment glad you are able to put them to use lol they were just gathering dust with me.... your always welcome back over to share a beer Got a rough design sorted for the pivot and carrage etc but need dimensions to finish it off.... will sort that when I'm home Was thinking about the storage of things for the new shed, and came up with a redesign of my corner build scales..... so they will fit in a case with there display and cable, yes it is sort of OCD but I grew up in my fathers shed where to find something was a 45min waste of time lol he was all good ask him
  5. Lol I like to learn and develope so on my stuff I tend to push the limits.... and this is for my new shop witch is sort of a dream come true so i want it to be a bit next level I did a job for the neibour a yr ago and it was painfull lol I was slow and struggled and to be honest it was an easy climb..... its amazing how fast you loose that ability
  6. The bottom has several issues... The biggest is the rail system, by having it on roof I can have the rails extend out over the walkway down the middle of the container without effecting my abilty to move down the walkway area, if I have it from below I'm up for something similar to a draw slider system which over time will wear and sag Why wont gravity work on the bearing when its hanging on it from above (you are distracted lol) I think for the amount of load and use. Nylon would be plenty and I happen to have a box of nylon bushes lol No my epiphany wasn't about the design, I've g
  7. I need some inspiration..... I'm away for work, and to entertian myself in my spare time I've been playing with a design for Nut, Bolt and Small goods storage.... to save space I've come up with a bit of an idea Using parts bins (the cheapest I can find in NZ) https://www.supercheapauto.co.nz/p/sca-sca-parts-bin-tray-set-with-rail-8-piece/529292.html?cgid=SCN010510#start=44 I'm going to make a cabinet that is double sided The idea is it will be on a frame attatched to the wall and roof of a container... they will be stored end on (green sheet facing out, 2 possibly 3
  8. Finally got all the beams done for the chassis table, 2 x 2m main beams, 2 x 520mm joiners, one 1040mm joiner (match this by bolting the 520mm joiners together), 2 x 500mm outrigger's and 6 x 250mm outriggers I've still got to machine up collets that will allow some miss-alignment when I bolt the 4 x M16 bolts to lock the parts together, I've also added a pair of M10 bolts top and bottom to make leveling the outriggers and joiners when I assemble it.... with just these parts I can configer to make it 700mm or 1200mm wide (outside to outside) with 2 joining beams (can mount the outri
  9. Turned up to find the bin 1/3rd full.... still a few puddles in the workshop but no where near the flooding I was concerned about..... The landlord was up on the roof ripping out the old rotten gutter, so gave him a hand to replace about 5m.... so now we wait and see if it leaks lol.... no rain till monday Thanks to all this I still haven't finished cleaning up and painting the chassis table bits lol there is still 3 250mm outriggers to go.... hopefully today lol On a plus note with all the moving stuff around in the shed I've had a bit of a clean out..... I'd disposed of a trailer
  10. I've had a couple of issues lol.... First, got the call the alloy was cut... and folded, yay new toys. Get over there to pick em up.... very nice, folds have been done spot on (better than my press would have done) since this is costing me shed time I head around a couple of other places. Back at my workshop and I'm walking in with these alloy covers thinking to myself I might have made these a bit on the small side.... so I walk back outside to check it against the tyres on the cruiser (37"s).... yep its too small! Its not even as wide as the tyre.... bugger what a waste! So how mu
  11. I've learned alot of patience running sites.... lol, when I'm at home in the shed I have limited time so I try and make the most of it Had a resumbly good afternoon yesterday got 5 of the outriggers welded up, should get the rest done tonight, Then tidy them up and paint the next night One bugger tho I can't find any carbides.... everybody is on back order. So I'm not going to finish this before my next contract away .... bugger I know what you mean about using the compound slide to advance the tool along one shoulder of the thread.... I thought it was a qaulity (reduce the a
  12. A wee update.... had a big weekend planned weld up all the bits on the chassis table.... machine up the adjustable legs... finish it off Got one of the main beams all drilled and welded up, setup the jig for welding up the ends on the out riggers and joiners.... get it dialed in with the first one... get half way through the second and noticed the weld pool is bubbling...... bugger go check the regulator and 1/5th of a tank left but no flow lol yep bottle is empty the reg was lieing... and its half an hr after the last shop that has gas, has closed..... no welding this weekend
  13. Just for a future shop project I'm awear of breathing dust in my shop.... silicosis is a big issue with my job.... As you would guess there was alot of dust in my shop from all the grinding.... I was wearing a respirator (prefer this over the cheap dust masks) now anyone who has to wear one for a good portion of the day will agree they are exhusting to use For this reason and the fact that if its a small grind I don't bother with the mask I've been thinking of building a grinding station with a filtered extraction when I get the shed sorted. Idealy I'd like to keep the air in
  14. I did know that thermite was made from iron oxide and aluminum oxide (always wanted to make it) I never thought you could get it mixed well enough just from grinding..... I'm safe anyway as i clean up between jobs and I don't normally grind alloy (can't get alloy grinding disks locally)
  15. Got my scales working..... discovered a slight issue tho lol my display modules don't have the correct inputs, they are from china and the add was badly translated, I read the wording and didn't look at the technical information... they are a sensor display and don't have the correct connections to wire the scale in.... I have ordered some correct units lol... I had a spare couple of displays I was going to use with my wheel scales (when the tension scales arrive) and the scales work on these Did a bit of traveling, but back in the shed so thought I'd attack the chassis table..... when I
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