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Posted 04 November 2012 - 04:01 PM

Had to take my mind off the events this last week [sandy!]. So with electricity back on last night I had to have a little fun. Well I did have fun camping out in the parsonage at a church we attend [when I say we I mean my wife] and my wife and I cooking for several families over the last several nights.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 04:02 PM

dry fitting

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 04:03 PM

putting the rocker box together

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 04:04 PM

seeing how they fit...

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 04:04 PM

seeing how everything clears...


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Posted 04 November 2012 - 04:49 PM

seeing how everything clears..

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Was there ever any doubt? :grin:
Glad you made it through, terrible stuff we are seeing on TV from the east coast of the USA.

How big is the mirror for this scope?

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 04:59 PM

well sometimes there are always suprises. :grin:

the mirror is a 12.5in f4.8.

now we have to watch how much we drive to conserve the gas as much as possible.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 05:46 PM

the mirror is a 12.5in f4.8.


Grind mirror yourself?

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 06:20 PM

Danny--Glad to hear things are returning to normal. Might want to build yourself a snow blower while you are at it.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 06:42 PM

for the next storm...Wednesday! :foreheadslap:

I have one already just need gas to run it.
and all the gas is saved for the daily commute. :grin:

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 09:06 PM


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the mirror is a 12.5in f4.8.


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Grind mirror yourself?



its for this HO 12.5in

Just haven't made the scope for it cause I've been on other projects.

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Posted 05 November 2012 - 08:04 PM

I'm curious how you are going to support the HO mirror? Did you decide on a cell design yet?

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 09:15 AM

similair to this. I can wrap the strap around linear bearings.

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 11:06 AM


We just got power back last nite. Been livin in generator heaven, and took the "opportunity" to fine-tune sum things (the secondary cage). Are you usin a floating cell? We used a simple block-cell with six bolt-head points a la Royce.

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 11:38 AM


We just got power back last nite. Been livin in generator heaven,



glad to hear it, I know some people at my work still don't have power. gets kind of cold at night without some form of heat.


Are you usin a floating cell?



yes

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 11:49 AM

We just got power back last nite. Been livin in generator heaven,



glad to hear it, I know some people at my work still don't have power. gets kind of cold at night without some form of heat.


Word of warning...we hooked our central heat to an extension cord from the generator (well, her know-it-all brother did). Worked well for 3 days, until the poor current blew a transformer in the unit. Do not try this at home. Fortunately, we have a fireplace.

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Posted 02 December 2012 - 09:33 PM

luckily I got my order from online metals for my cell, just in time for the weekend, wife and kid free.

wow, the frame is 8lbs

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so saturday morning I'm laying out the holes. Online Metals cuts to order pretty acurately, I didn't have to fix anything.

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so off to the garage to pre-dill all the holes before I weld the frame.

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so I found some scrap ply to make a jig. its been awhile since the last time I welded but that doesn't bother me.

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I've always found its zen like. very chaotic while staying very calm. but this little 90amp harbor freight is a piece of $&!#. I took it back, but if all your doing is 1/8" metal its not bad for $90.

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all cleaned up and fits very square. but it is a lot heavier that I thought.

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I wanted to at least paint an etching primer so it won't start to rust. I usually use lacquer thinner to wipe everything down but I only had some paint thinner

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here's one of the welds, the 90amp mig is ok for horizontal but welds, but to tack this frame up I need hotter cause of the vertical welds. It barely penetrated the base metal on the vertical welds.

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I had fun with no one around, but I'm still lonely without them around, a little :grin:

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 06:57 AM

~70 amps with a 3/32nd inch #6011 stick, DC rev will burn right thru 1/8" almost as if it wasn't there. Never fail, burn thru rust & paint, etc. Good, all around setting, any position. I have an MG Thunderbolt, nice little AC-DC rig.
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Posted 03 December 2012 - 07:04 AM

thats a stick welder?

I have 1/4" cold rolled on the sides, and it was hard to burn into the base metal in the middle face at the butt welds on the edge it was fine.

Never fail, burn thru rust & paint, etc.



yeah this thing would even generate a spark thru a little bit of rust.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 07:28 AM

Looks nice Danny, luckily my neighbour across the street is a high tension welder, if I tried that I'd have the 9-1-1 people here in no time.
So you are putting the HO mirror in a sling on this frame? Will it have a Howie Glatter type sling, or something else?

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 08:48 AM

So you are putting the HO mirror in a sling on this frame? Will it have a Howie Glatter type sling, or something else?



I'll try to make a combination.
$179 for harden shafts and linear bearings is too much for me.

the mirror is light enough so I'll try a delrin bearing on a shoulder bolt with a fabric sling velcro to the mirror.

if that doesn't work I'll make my own cable using the 18-8 shoulder bolts/linear bearings. The s.s. bolts are not hard enough for the linear bearings. They will fail but since the sliding back and forth is not very frequent, I believe I can get away with the 18-8 shoulder bolts for a couple of years.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 03:27 PM

Hi Danny,

What kind of primer is that and did you have to de-scale the metal surface first?

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 03:40 PM

the primer is from HD - their etching primer. I use to use a "real" acid etching primer from akzo nobel but didn't have access to it this time.

I had to knock off the splatter from the welds but the all the metal came to me very clean, not like typical angle steel.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 02:18 PM

Ah Ha!

my roll of 4x8 .028 kydex finally arrived today from Interstate Plastics. They didn't even put it in a box or foam wrap, they just threw it in a plastic sack and ship it.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 06:38 PM

I checked their site, they have some pretty good prices, a lot less than I paid for my Protostar stuff although I don't know if it is comparable. Have you used it before?






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