Peppie

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    Tacoma Wa
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    Working wiyh my hands.

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  1. Peppie

    Uncle Al !!! Why????

    Even if you were to pay a welder , you could build your own for less than 4600.
  2. Peppie

    Pressing Forward........Thoughts???

    Ty Frosty. Going to name HIM "Popeye ". I found a vinyl sticker to use as a pattern to etch a steel plate. It shows his huge forearm. Hope that's not to cutsy??? Should have my hydraulics hooked up this week. Then I will fashion a foot control. More pics to come. I guess I am going about this in a safe and not outrageous way. Haven't had any comments that insist I am doing something terribly wrong. Peppie
  3. Peppie

    Pressing Forward........Thoughts???

    As if I haven't personalized this press enough already.
  4. Peppie

    Pressing Forward........Thoughts???

    I was shocked to find out the cost of my hydraulic lines, fittings, and assembly. It was near the same amount I payed for my 5" cylinder!
  5. Peppie

    Pressing Forward........Thoughts???

    Thanks bubba. I agree. Size doesn't matter. "So they say". It's all about " the force". Lol
  6. Peppie

    Pressing Forward........Thoughts???

    Got it out of the shop today, and semi-placed in the forge. Bucket is for size reference. This press is small compared to most
  7. Peppie

    What did you do in the shop today?

    Mounted a 5hp motor starter, 30 amp switch&receptacle, and my control valve. Pressing forward on this project
  8. Peppie

    Pressing Forward........Thoughts???

    Mounted up some controls today. 5 hp contactor, 30 amp switch, and receptacle. Also mounted the control valve with a reworked arm to fit a foot control.
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    Pressing Forward........Thoughts???

    Question for those who are following, that are in the know. I have a 4 way 3 position valve with no indents and will return to neutral when the handle is released. Prince item # 2010. It is fitted with a center spring. This valve was recommended in Batson's book. He states that the valve will need to be balanced, to be used as a foot control. He doesn't go into detail on how or why it should be balanced. What does that mean? And how is it done? Also if I were to use quick disconnect fittings for the hydraulic system. Will the fluid drain out of the hose when I disconnect it from the unit?
  10. Peppie

    Pressing Forward........Thoughts???

    Prepping the forge to set the press in place.
  11. Peppie

    Pressing Forward........Thoughts???

    Lol, eutrophicated1, I will keep my drill press TY the press won't be in the shop. It will be placed next to the outdoor covered forge area. I plan to use the heck out of this press .
  12. Peppie

    Pressing Forward........Thoughts???

    Had to build a cart to haul this press(less the ram) from my truck to the shop. Once inside I assembled all the parts to be sure all fit well enough after all the welding has been finished. So far so good.
  13. Peppie

    Pressing Forward........Thoughts???

    Spent most of the day at my welders shop. Got it all put together. Here are a few picks of the welds. Hope to get it from my truck, to my shop in the next couple of days. Then I can clean it up and get some paint on it were needed. Then it is off to the hydraulics,and electrics.
  14. Peppie

    Pressing Forward........Thoughts???

    Got alot done this weekend. Built a mobile cart for the power pack. The motor , and pump will mount below. Waiting on the mailman for my locking swivel casters. Was also able to work on the guide block. Wanted it adjustable, and able to replace the brass when worn. 3/8" X 24 bolts with a jam nut. Wondering if I should attach a spring to the brass, back to the block to keep the brass snug to the bolts. Or am I over thinking?