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    Oklahoma !!


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    Fletcher, Oklahoma
  • Interests
    Mule riding, Blacksmithing,
  • Occupation
    Machine Work

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  1. I used to work with a lady, I won’t say she told lies, but, she would not let the truth get in the way of a good story!!!
  2. BartW, is this your vise? Looks similar to me. Maybe from Australia?
  3. This link is to saltfork craftsman website. There is a how to on the page for making simple touch marks. It is three separate PDFs on the page. My wife drew the sketches.
  4. Billy, have you investigated changing out the spindle of the duff for a Bridgeport spindle with the r8 collets? I searched a little and it reads like it is fairly straightforward involving a new spindle and lower bearing. I have bought a new spindle(China made) for an old Bridgeport off the internet for less than $100. Maybe this would be a possibility?
  5. On the hex dies made for chasing threads, there is a small fairly steep (45degrees or so) taper leading into the threads. On ones made to cut new threads the taper is 3 or so threads long leading into the die so it is easier to get it started cutting. The “advantage”of the tapered tap is that the same tap can cut several sizes of thread, just by starting with different size holes or simply screwing the tap further in. hope this helps, Bill D.
  6. Vaughn T, I have no idea what the 1/32 means! There are hex shaped dies that are for chasing threads and there are hex dies for cutting new threads. The long tapered taps are used to make multiple size threads. You just screwed them in until your thread was large enough. When I was younger and worked for the old farmers I was taught to keep nuts and bolts paired up because they wouldn’t match up sometimes! One rule of thumb for tapping holes is to take the diameter of the tap and subtract one pitch of the thread to get the drill size for the hole. 1/4-20 tap= .25(1/4”) - .05(1 pitch of 20 threads per inch)=.2” hole size(17/64 (.203)is close enough) hope this helps! Bill D
  7. Whiskey , I am extremely curious what that tool is! I would post pictures over at papaws wrench in the tooltalk forum. Those guys rattle off information about obscure tools all the time. Hope this helps, Bill
  8. I have a 200 lb Colombian anvil. It has “Fulton” stamped in the side of the anvil (upside down by the way). I have always wondered if Colombian had cast the Fulton anvils
  9. It appears to be iron work to a single tree (horse drawn equipment). The u shaped long bar should be straight with the egg shaped hook on the right being where the rugs of harness hook on(the left one is missing). The bracket in the midd le hooks to the doubletree. Regional names for this equipment seems to vary depending where you are from. Hope this helps!
  10. I’m not sure if I have posted this opener before but I made it from a railroad spike some time ago.
  11. Another picture of the repaired anvil. I haven’t been able to get out and work much lately.
  12. Well, I lost a lot of the pictures several years ago when my work computer crashed also, I “retired” yesterday! But I still should still have pictures in the black hole of a computer I have at home! I also still have that anvil in my shop so I can still walk out there and take an after photo.
  13. The 4140 was something I had. A-36 plate would have been just as good. The extra thickness is only needed at the end of the repair piece around the hardie hole, it can be built up with weld in that area. Like Thomas said, the scrap yard is probably the best source unless you happen to work at a machine shop like I do! The repair job is not all that hard, don't get hung up on having to have the perfect plate, see what you can find and figure out how it will work for you. I only put that anvil up to offer an idea of one way to do it. I used to look for anvils which were in sad shape and see what I could do to bring them back into usable shape. I have had quite a bit of experience using Rob Gunther's method of repairing the top and also re-welding an entirely new top plate. I have also repaired a couple which were broken in two at the waist.