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Posted February 10, 2016 - 05:27 PM

Spent the day making the inserts. First off was making the jig to bend them on. I figured out what I needed from my drawing. Went to Ace Hardware for the supplies.

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I fired up the woodburner to help heat the metal to bend.

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Started bending things. Had to use the Mapp gas torch to supplement the heat.

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Here's the hand hold pieces.

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Here's one of the other parts.

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I'll trim the second parts to fit the pan then weld in heavy wire from a cattle panel to keep things in place while pouring.

More to come!


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Posted February 21, 2016 - 10:25 PM

Cool idea! Any more progress
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Posted February 22, 2016 - 06:23 AM

Been working! Not much play time! Had to help daughter move this weekend.



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Posted February 28, 2016 - 05:43 PM

John Deere makes small suitcase weights but they have John Deere on them with the Deere I would like to make some with Bolens on them an the husky man lol
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Posted February 28, 2016 - 06:00 PM

I hope to get back to this soon! I want KTP on mine!


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Posted March 07, 2016 - 04:00 PM

I haven't forgotten this thread! Just no time to spend on it! Getting a little closer, though! Had a few minutes to make the pieces fit the mold pan. Just need a good day to spend getting the reinforcing wire welded onto things!

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I need to trim these parts down about 3/32" in width as they are proud of the mold and I know the lead will shrink as it cools! Once I get that and the reinforcement done, then it's pour time!

 

WORK just keeps getting in the way! But, I want to go to Kentucky so I gotta put up with that! Maybe some extra GT $ too!

 


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Posted March 08, 2016 - 03:20 PM

Kenny, they aren't going anywhere. Plow day is more important !


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Posted March 08, 2016 - 03:21 PM

Like to have them done by then!


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Posted March 10, 2016 - 07:03 PM

Got the reinforcing metal welded on. Setting up the pan to melt and pour from now!

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Posted March 10, 2016 - 07:24 PM

Don't forget to take the square out before you pour.   :smilewink:  :smilewink:


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Posted March 10, 2016 - 07:26 PM

Don't forget to take the square out before you pour.   :smilewink:  :smilewink:

That's a temporary support! I'll have a bar across and clamped before I pour!


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Posted March 11, 2016 - 10:24 AM

I am not liking the pan for the mold. I set it on top of the wood burner to see how it would heat up and it is warping. I think I'll just make a mold for these using 1/8" material.



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Posted March 12, 2016 - 09:24 AM

Since I am making a mold to replace the pan, I have revised the drawing accordingly. Made them a bit larger which should give me +/- 45 lbs. each.

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I need to go get a 4' stick of 1/8" X 1-1/2" strap for this. I have the bottom plate for the mold. Need to mount my new HF Compact Bender so I can use it to bend the strap.

 


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Posted March 12, 2016 - 06:38 PM

I got the bender mounted and a stick of metal. Proceeded to make the new mold. Found out I didn't need to add extra for the bends. It came out at 7.25 X 11.25. Oh well, just learning!

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Cut the plate to size and cleaned it up. Clamped the new mold to that for welding.

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I put some of this on the innards to hopefully keep things stuck together.

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Got the innards fitted! I added some small angle across the bottom to keep that flat.

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Hooked up the burner and added flame!

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Success! Meltage is accuring!

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Yep. it's melting!

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Got it full! Time to chill out!

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Now to get it out of the mold! Seems to have an attitude, you melted me in here, I'm not leaving! HMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!

 


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Posted March 13, 2016 - 08:02 AM

I'm going out in a bit to see if it let go over night. If not, got some ideas. May have to cut some welds to get it to release!


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