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#5281 olcowhand ONLINE  

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Posted March 20, 2015 - 01:46 PM

Member B10Dave came by today on his way towards home in Canada after a month in Florida.  Was great seeing him again.  He was solo this time, as his wife Min decided to stay home.  

  Had a great visit & took him down to see the new shop in it's current state.  

 

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So glad he stopped by.  Always good to see fellow tractor nuts, and Dave is a great guy.  He may even make it to this Fall's plow day.  Date still not set at this time, but it will happen!


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Posted March 20, 2015 - 03:13 PM

Cool! A selfie plus one!


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Posted March 21, 2015 - 01:22 PM

The thought of giving $76 for a part made of weak aluminum that could easily break again just got to me.  So today I built a replacement from steel.  Took about 2 hours to build, then an hour plus to get all back together & welder back in action.  

 

Here is how I went about it.  First I turned down the center hub out of a large nut.  Next I cut the "fingers" from 1/4" flat.

 

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 Then used the original for a pattern & jig.

 

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The new steel one on the right will never break!

 

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It took about the same amount of time to build & put welder back together as the 2 trips it would have taken to order the part.  I would have had to payed for it first, then go back & get it.

 

 

 


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Posted March 21, 2015 - 01:39 PM

That should last a while!


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Posted March 21, 2015 - 01:51 PM

Great repair Daniel, glad you were able to Fab a new part to fix the welder.
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Posted March 21, 2015 - 02:47 PM

That will last beyond the years of your grandkids. Nice job!
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Posted March 21, 2015 - 04:28 PM

Great repair. Want to make some steel mower deck spindles for the Hemorrhoid? LOL. I swear one day I am going to drop off a big hunk of stainless and an old spindle at the machine shop and tell them to make me 3 of them.


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Posted March 21, 2015 - 04:39 PM

I wasn't feeling so great the day I found the problem, so leaned to buying the welder part.  Then I stopped feeling sorry for myself & just made the thing.  I can't afford to be lazy....but I wish I could! :smilewink:  


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Posted March 21, 2015 - 05:03 PM

It must be our age making us soft. Been a few times that I've said to myself ,maybe you should just buy it. Then I go to bed and wake up in the morning thinking what the heck I may as well just get to it and make one myself.or get on with the repair etc: Guess I need to think on it overnight. I hate buying stuff when I know I can make it.


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Posted March 21, 2015 - 05:22 PM

That came out quite well and will last you a lot longer then the OEM part.


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Posted March 22, 2015 - 03:06 PM

Other than milking, the only other thing I accomplished today was to cut several pieces of metal for rebuilding the other side of the milk parlor head rails & their mounting posts 5 1/2" channel iron & 2 1/2" square tubing.  Certainly not feeling my best the last several days.


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Posted March 22, 2015 - 04:02 PM

Other than milking, the only other thing I accomplished today was to cut several pieces of metal for rebuilding the other side of the milk parlor head rails & their mounting posts 5 1/2" channel iron & 2 1/2" square tubing. Certainly not feeling my best the last several days.

Several days,, you might want to get it checked out, unless you already know what's going on.

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Posted March 22, 2015 - 04:16 PM

Several days,, you might want to get it checked out, unless you already know what's going on.


A lot of it is my neck. Dr said I have a damaged disc. Might be time to get serious about it. My hands are getting more numbness in them from it.
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Posted March 22, 2015 - 04:48 PM

neck problems are never good to ignore!


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Posted March 23, 2015 - 07:44 AM

Feeling WAY better this morning.  My neck has relaxed, so less shooting pains.  Finished milking a half hour sooner than recent mornings just due to being able to work faster & easier.  Not sure what I'll do today just yet.  There are so many jobs to choose from.

  I hate that I've not made many posts concerning GT's lately, but it's been taking all my energy just to get chores accomplished.  Maybe once solid warm weather arrives it'll get me moving better & I can spend some time with my hobby.

  Sun is out!  That will help a lot as well.  Heading to around 60F for a high.  only around 37F this morning.


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