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Getting back to normal
      #5504156 - 11/04/12 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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Re: Getting back to normal new [Re: Pinbout]
      #5504158 - 11/04/12 04:02 PM

dry fitting



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Re: Getting back to normal new [Re: Pinbout]
      #5504161 - 11/04/12 04:03 PM

putting the rocker box together



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Re: Getting back to normal new [Re: Pinbout]
      #5504165 - 11/04/12 04:04 PM

seeing how they fit...



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Re: Getting back to normal new [Re: Pinbout]
      #5504167 - 11/04/12 04:04 PM

seeing how everything clears...




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Re: Getting back to normal new [Re: Pinbout]
      #5504214 - 11/04/12 04:49 PM

Quote:

seeing how everything clears..


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Was there ever any doubt?
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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Re: Getting back to normal new [Re: starman345]
      #5504224 - 11/04/12 04:59 PM

well sometimes there are always suprises.

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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Re: Getting back to normal new [Re: Pinbout]
      #5504292 - 11/04/12 05:46 PM

Quote:

the mirror is a 12.5in f4.8.




Grind mirror yourself?


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Re: Getting back to normal new [Re: starman345]
      #5504335 - 11/04/12 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.

JimC


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Re: Getting back to normal new [Re: Mirzam]
      #5504366 - 11/04/12 06:42 PM

for the next storm...Wednesday!

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


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Re: Getting back to normal new [Re: starman345]
      #5504566 - 11/04/12 09:06 PM

Quote:



Quote:
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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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Re: Getting back to normal new [Re: Pinbout]
      #5505909 - 11/05/12 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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Re: Getting back to normal new [Re: starman345]
      #5506522 - 11/06/12 09:15 AM

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



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Re: Getting back to normal new [Re: Pinbout]
      #5506684 - 11/06/12 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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Re: Getting back to normal new [Re: killdabuddha]
      #5506728 - 11/06/12 11:38 AM


Quote:

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.


Quote:

Are you usin a floating cell?




yes


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Re: Getting back to normal new [Re: Pinbout]
      #5506751 - 11/06/12 11:49 AM

Quote:


Quote:

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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so the wife and kid are away... new [Re: Pinbout]
      #5551107 - 12/02/12 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




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



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




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.



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.



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



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



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.




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


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Re: so the wife and kid are away... new [Re: Pinbout]
      #5551578 - 12/03/12 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.
M.


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Re: so the wife and kid are away... new [Re: Mark Harry]
      #5551583 - 12/03/12 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.

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Never fail, burn thru rust & paint, etc.




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

Edited by Pinbout (12/03/12 07:07 AM)


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Re: so the wife and kid are away... new [Re: Pinbout]
      #5551597 - 12/03/12 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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