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Posted June 27, 2011 - 05:59 PM

Keep an eye on him, Daniel. He may still need some help once in a while.


Oh I'll keep an eye on him.....I'm nosy! LOL

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Posted June 27, 2011 - 06:00 PM

looks good makes me wish I had a 3 point on something.

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Posted June 27, 2011 - 06:12 PM

looks good makes me wish I had a 3 point on something.

Ditto!! And something to hook to it.

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Posted June 28, 2011 - 12:33 PM

Looks good Fred. I've got one pretty much like that and it is priceless. You'll love just backing up to the trailer and picking it up and moving it to a new spot. Bending the steel is the hardest part usually. I'm thankful I can go the the sheet metal shop I used to work at and use the shear to cut and the break to bend whatever I need. Only problem is it's 45 miles from the house so I try to get several things done when I go there. What's really neat is cutting really heavy stuff on the water blaster table.

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Posted June 28, 2011 - 04:31 PM

What's really neat is cutting really heavy stuff on the water blaster table.


No freaking fair! Love to have access to one of those!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted June 28, 2011 - 06:35 PM

Looks good Fred. I've got one pretty much like that and it is priceless. You'll love just backing up to the trailer and picking it up and moving it to a new spot. Bending the steel is the hardest part usually. I'm thankful I can go the the sheet metal shop I used to work at and use the shear to cut and the break to bend whatever I need. Only problem is it's 45 miles from the house so I try to get several things done when I go there. What's really neat is cutting really heavy stuff on the water blaster table.


That is the part I like, back up to the trailer - move it-mow-move it back, without getting out of the seat! The bends were the hardiest part, I took a coat-hanger and made the bends I wanted then used it as a guide for the first one. Then I matched the other piece of metal to the first one I bent. Going to have to Google a water blast table sometime :)

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Posted June 28, 2011 - 06:41 PM

No freaking fair! Love to have access to one of those!!!!!!!!!!


Has the "new" wore off your plasma cutter ?? :orangecool:

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Posted June 28, 2011 - 06:43 PM

Has the "new" wore off your plasma cutter ?? :orangecool:


Compared to a water jet....YES!

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Posted June 28, 2011 - 07:14 PM

Very nice job, it looks great! Breaking the vise loose from the table is a good thing. Now you get to think up a way to make it better.
a couple suggestions. If the bench is not steel and since you said lag bolts i suspect not. You might think of putting some metal under the vise.
I have a 2ft square of 14 ga under mine. It won't burn if using a torch around the vise.
And maybe through bolts with some strap iron underneath.
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Posted June 29, 2011 - 07:23 PM

Yep, that water blast cutter is really neat to watch. It'll hold a 10ft. x 6ft. sheet of metal and will cut through 3 inch plate. When I broke the top link on my Snapper 1650 I bought one from TSC. The "U" shaped part that fits around the rock shaft that the top link hooks to was too short for the top link holes to line up so I took some 2" by 1" stock to the shop and used the blast table to make a new one a little longer. $120,000 toys are cool for sure.

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Posted June 29, 2011 - 07:57 PM

Ronnie, Is the "Blaster" a water cooled Plasma machine or a "WATER JET" cutting station. I ask because I have never heard of "water blaster". I have used both water cooled Plasma and Water jet machines. Just asking so I know.

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Posted June 29, 2011 - 11:00 PM

It's a water jet, we just nick named it The Blaster.

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Posted June 29, 2011 - 11:16 PM

OK, Thanks Ronnie

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Posted June 29, 2011 - 11:21 PM

really nice lookin work there Meangreen. i need to make me one of those for my Sears as soon as i get a welder. i bet you could sell those on ebay if you were interested...

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Posted July 01, 2011 - 06:01 AM

Guess I'm going to have to invest in a log splitter so I have something to bend heavy metal with.:bigrofl: Either that or pour a LARGE concrete stand for the vise to attach to.
My table the vise is bolted to won't hold up to bending anything over 1/4" thick.




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