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  1. Ductile iron is welded everyday and 7018 is a good rod for it. I did some repairs in a foundry and ductile is all they did...Bob
  2. The rim is a welded one a bead right in the middle. The bolts are from the hub as i never unbolted it i just pulled the center bolt and removed the whole unit. The wheel is from an old 80's Yazoo 3 wheel rider and it just turns in a frame as it swviels to steer...Bob
  3. I have 2 of them...Bob
  4. Thanks David. Here is another attachment i made a few weeks ago. I needed to break down my lawnmower wheel to add an inner tube and couldn't get the bead broke. So i made a small breaker that slips over my 1" tooling shaft. Worked great...Bob
  5. Making a bending punch to make a brush guard for my neighbors tractor...Bob
  6. Well after using my press for a few years with the 6T jack i finally upgraded to a 12T. Just had to make some new attachment points for the bigger jack. Also made a rack to hold some of my quick change tooling...Bob
  7. I ran a 50 HP Sidney lathe years ago and a 1" deep cut was a normal one. Anything less and the boss said we were wasting time. Gotta love big machines and little ones too...Bob
  8. AC turn it up hook the ground at one end and the + to the other and turn it on. Did it for many years on the farm...Bob
  9. Well here is my first vid of i hope many. Turning some 4" CRS with a 3/16" deep cut on my SB10K bench lathe. Running in backgear to keep the spindle speed down and increase the power. It is for a faceplate for my home made index head. Just click on the pic for the vid...Bob
  10. Here is a vid link to my O Scale ceilingtrains.com bridges i make. I am still in a daze from watching them...Bob
  11. Great repair job. I love fixing parts like that...Bob
  12. I know this doesn't answer your question but here is what one company makes from old RR track...Bob http://www.jssteel.com/pdf/jssteel-brochure-05.pdf
  13. A cutting torch is the best way to cut them. Some are too hard for a bandsaw as i have tried...Bob
  14. I built the bigger loop last year for Christmas and New Years open house so for this year i added another loop a little smaller and up a little higher. There is a 3rd loop planned for sometime in the spring. My buddy has his annual holiday open house with all his trains of all scales. The ceilingtrains are for Lionel sized trains and are welded together in my shop from 3/8" sq steel tube...Bob ] News clip from the 6 pm news tonight...Bob http://www.wfmj.com/...&autoStart=true
  15. I started this shop press 15 years ago and never had time to finish it. I cut the 3x3 angles, punched the 1" holes and left it sit in the corner. Then one day i needed to use it to broach some keyways. So i went out and welded it all up then i went to my machine shop and turned the parts to hold the hyd jack and the bottom tooling. The jack, bed plates and bottom angles are all removeable because i am also going to use the frame with a chain fall to raise my 2 metal lathes up to put the legs under them. Then i can bolt the press parts back on. I could use a little bigger jack but it works for U Joints and my keyway broaches just fine...Bob
  16. As said its a Craftsman AA109. Yours is the earlier one. I have 2 of the later ones...Bob http://www.lathes.co.uk/craftsman/page4.html
  17. Someone here will know. I ran one identical to it. Great lathe...Bob Monarchlathe : Monarch-Lathe
  18. Here is a great place to buy blades. Country Saw and Knife ...Bob
  19. I form 3/4" copper for my candle cups. Got a pic???...Bob
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