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by hobgobbln
Tue Jul 17, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TGP for hydraulics
Replies: 21
Views: 1176

Re: TGP for hydraulics

Here is a great site for the making of your own hydraulic cylinders http://rctruckandconstruction.com/ and if your up for the challenge try making your own pump.... 20170527_152617_resized.jpg Thanks for the link! I’m sure I’ll have a lot of reading to do there. I wasn’t actually planning on a pump...
by hobgobbln
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TGP for hydraulics
Replies: 21
Views: 1176

Re: TGP for hydraulics

Im a bit confused. are you using the shaft for the piston or the rod? sounds like you are planning on using it for the piston ?? is this a push pull cylinder or only a push?? I believe it’s called the piston rod. It would be the (generally chromed) shaft that moves when fluid is pumped into the cyl...
by hobgobbln
Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TGP for hydraulics
Replies: 21
Views: 1176

Re: TGP for hydraulics

Don't let "hardened steel" scare you. Look at the numbers. Bill If I had real machines I would consider it, but my little Grizzly lathes don’t have much meat to them. I’ll keep looking around. Maybe I’ll get lucky and find something I can use. This is just a project for fun to see if I can do it. T...
by hobgobbln
Mon Jul 16, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TGP for hydraulics
Replies: 21
Views: 1176

Re: TGP for hydraulics

As long as that 6mm isn’t hardened it would probably work. I was thinking 1/4” because it looks like I can get a hone for doing the cylinder body, but I didn’t look for metric ones. I’ll have to look around later and see what I can find. I was originally thinking about bearing shaft but I don’t have...
by hobgobbln
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TGP for hydraulics
Replies: 21
Views: 1176

Re: TGP for hydraulics

I think it will take me a while to get to fine vehicle dining. :D
by hobgobbln
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TGP for hydraulics
Replies: 21
Views: 1176

Re: TGP for hydraulics

These will be part of an animatronic hand so environment and issues with abuse don’t apply since it’s just for me and will live indoors. Ok so I guess I could get away without chrome for a while. At least for testing purposes. I supposed if they work in the end I could maybe have some chromed. Thank...
by hobgobbln
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TGP for hydraulics
Replies: 21
Views: 1176

Re: TGP for hydraulics

So is it safe to assume that chrome is a must?
by hobgobbln
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TGP for hydraulics
Replies: 21
Views: 1176

TGP for hydraulics

I’ve had an idea floating around in my head since I was a kid that would require miniature hydraulic cyclinders. So I figured I’d give it a shot. I know how hydraulics work but other than rebuilding a couple snow plow cylinders I have zero experience. I’m wondering if TGP shafting would be smooth en...
by hobgobbln
Mon Jul 03, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: How close is close enough?
Replies: 42
Views: 6097

Re: How close is close enough?

I share a similar thought process with Nyle. I was making some parts for a company a friend of mine started based around just a simple "can you make me a ____ ?" That turned into me making >10,000 pieces at night and on weekends on my hobby machines. Almost every part I make was built around threads...
by hobgobbln
Wed Feb 01, 2017 2:29 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Beginner : Bar for boring head
Replies: 35
Views: 4734

Re: Beginner : Bar for boring head

I like the idea of the bar with two posts. The setscrews are to use different length posts to make the "boring bar" longer?
by hobgobbln
Wed Feb 01, 2017 6:07 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Beginner : Bar for boring head
Replies: 35
Views: 4734

Re: Beginner : Bar for boring head

Oh wow, those Mesa bars are pretty cheap. I'll give one of those a try. And A.R. Warner has some TCMW HSS inserts that might fit. Thanks!
by hobgobbln
Tue Jan 31, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Beginner : Bar for boring head
Replies: 35
Views: 4734

Re: Beginner : Bar for boring head

I was only joking about throwing them out. I'm sure I'll use them for something.

Thanks everybody