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  1. thanks Frank, I did a quick google search on them. came up with pine creek industries which has the same description of the traveler you posted about. they price them at $37.43 they also list many other buggy parts and tools.
  2. how bout a sketch for us ? would like to build one for my self some day ;)
  3. how bout a plasma cutter, it will have a large kurf and a sloppy cut, so texture when opened. you can eyeball a fairly straight cut. 3/8 would be tricky though
  4. instead of a mig tip, use a 1/8 pipe cap, drill the center with a # 67 ( .032") drill bit. voila home made gas orifice.
  5. it's actually steel. it's got me stumped. weighs in at 25 lbs. ah well thanks anyway ;)
  6. hey guys, my mom runs a thrift store and she sent me a picture of this thing in hopes of id'ing it. any ideas?
  7. Been looking around on the great Google machine and found a few really detailed home built tempering ovens. thanks for getting me all fired up about them. now i'm gonna have to try it!
  8. Well said JWS, and you hit the nail on the head at what i was thinking about with doubling the voltage, it's been a long while since i've cracked a book on basic electricity so i defaulted to the old standard p=VI, which is power, when dealing with heat the measurements are in Joules which is basically watts/sec. Looking on the net, this answer was the best i could find about it. The amount of heat produced by an electric current flowing in a conductor is given by: Q = I2*R*t ( with 120v) 8amps * 15ohms * 10 sec= 1200joules (with 240v ) 16amps * 15ohms * 10 sec= 2400joules where Q is heat; I is current; R is resistance of the conductor; t is time or: one can say the the resulting work done by the electric current is heat. This gives rise to a second formula: W = V*I*t where V is volts and W is work. 120v * 8amps * 10sec = 9600joules 240v * 8amps * 10sec = 19200 joules you do get more heat with 240 if you can give me more info or if I am incorrectly understanding this please let me know ! Thanks for challenging me Steve
  9. Great Idea! I am curious if you went with 220v which would drop amperage down could you pull more watts from the elements?
  10. Congrats! and thanks for sharing the honey hole, shame It's so far north ;0)
  11. where the heck did you find a hydraulic power pack for 160? I'd love to build one someday myself. Great job, its coming along nicely ;)
  12. nice job! great pics as well, thanks for sharing ;0)
  13. Thanks for the 2cents guys, as frosty says i have the tank so i was going to use it. I am familiar with building/ tuning forges and had never ran across a reason why no one has used liquid propane, Again Frosty gave me his experience. I can see it would be way too dangerous to attempt a burner with liquid propane. thanks for the offer Direwolf, I have 4 tanks as it is ;) i need to sell them and get a 100lb tank one day.
  14. now that is cool! I've never seen one of those. the plow that is. wonder how different the equipment is in south carolina where I am vs indiana :)
  15. i have no idea what you said Dave LOL , care to elaborate?
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