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by warmstrong1955
Tue May 19, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: Tig welding a tractor part?
Replies: 15
Views: 495

Re: Tig welding a tractor part?

Cast steel will break like that too.
I've found front end & suspension parts to me all over the map. Some are cast iron, others are cast steel, as well as forged, most notably Pitman arms.

A quick zap on the grinder will determine if it's cast iron or steel.
by warmstrong1955
Sun May 17, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: Tig welding a tractor part?
Replies: 15
Views: 495

Re: Tig welding a tractor part?

You might think about adding a stiffner. Cut it to fit, and lay it inside the ‘U’ and weld it on the sides.
by warmstrong1955
Sun May 17, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: Welding
Topic: Tig welding a tractor part?
Replies: 15
Views: 495

Re: Tig welding a tractor part?

Cast iron, preheat is a must. Cast steel, not so much. I would just warm it up a bit with a torch after I had it all set up to weld. For cast steel, just flip a coin for -2 vs -6. It's not going to make much difference. Personally, I wouldn't TIG it. I'd use a wire feed, or just good old fashioned 7...
by warmstrong1955
Tue May 12, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Your favorite low investment/high payoff tools and gadgets
Replies: 41
Views: 2066

Re: Your favorite low investment/high payoff tools and gadgets

I don't go anywhere without my Leatherman. Pliers, wire cutters, knife , screwdrivers, church key, scissors, and more.
I've been carrying one, since they were invented, and worn out a half a dozen.
by warmstrong1955
Thu May 07, 2020 1:06 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Beveling an edge on a piece of plate
Replies: 26
Views: 1242

Re: Beveling an edge on a piece of plate

I've known guys like that!
I replaced the name sticker on one guy's hardhat, with a new and more fitting one.
POMTTTMS Tom

(Plus Or Minus Ten To The Minus Seventh)

;)
by warmstrong1955
Thu May 07, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Beveling an edge on a piece of plate
Replies: 26
Views: 1242

Re: Beveling an edge on a piece of plate

I've never used my angle table. It took a year or so after I bought my multiposition vise before I needed it, but it was handy then! I don't know that a standard angle table is going to do much for the OP as his work pieces are 22" long. That would be a lot of overhang that would still have to be s...
by warmstrong1955
Thu May 07, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Beveling an edge on a piece of plate
Replies: 26
Views: 1242

Re: Beveling an edge on a piece of plate

I've been using pretty much the same setup just that I am nodding the head to the angle being cut and cutting to the edge of the table. If I had to do many of these I would make some kind of fixture to set them up in but the cutting edges I make all seem to be different ie, longer, thicker or thinn...
by warmstrong1955
Wed May 06, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Beveling an edge on a piece of plate
Replies: 26
Views: 1242

Re: Beveling an edge on a piece of plate

This is a dull blade for a core splitter. (Mining stuff)
42.5 degrees.
Not a fancy set up, but it doesn't need to be.
Wouldn't be hard to make your own fixture, if you don't have an angle table. (That's what I did before I got the table)
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by warmstrong1955
Wed May 06, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Beveling an edge on a piece of plate
Replies: 26
Views: 1242

Re: Beveling an edge on a piece of plate

I use an angle table, with a block set up to position it and set it true to the world.
Do un to one side, flip it and Do the same (depth of cut) to the other.

Bill
by warmstrong1955
Tue May 05, 2020 5:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Undercuts and stress risers
Replies: 13
Views: 970

Re: Undercuts and stress risers

In places where you have a bending moment, a radius can be critical, and the difference between success and failure.
Like a wheel end spindle, or a hydraulic cylinder stem.
by warmstrong1955
Fri May 01, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: loose screw issue
Replies: 59
Views: 3766

Re: loose screw issue

From ‘Engineers Explained’:
“Engineers believe that if it ain't broke, it doesn't have enough features yet.“

:)
by warmstrong1955
Fri May 01, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: loose screw issue
Replies: 59
Views: 3766

Re: loose screw issue

whateg0 wrote:
Fri May 01, 2020 1:40 pm
Dang! I thought I was bad about coming up with complex solutions to simple problems! LOL

Dave
Not a rube Goldberg fan?

:)