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#1 KennyP ONLINE  

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Posted December 04, 2017 - 07:08 PM

A neighbor does granite work. He just bought an old U-Haul van (1 to 1-1/2 ton). He needed some frames made to go inside to haul the finished granite to the job. So I'm building two half A-Frames and a set of shelves. 200' of 1-1/2" 11 gauge square tube to cut and weld together. Glad I have the band saw!

 

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Posted December 04, 2017 - 07:35 PM

Interesting job. Should be easy with all your fab skills.
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Posted December 04, 2017 - 07:49 PM

Only thing I just thought of he wants to remove old floor bolts and use those holes to tie these down. This is an aluminum floor (and probably same stringers under) and hardened steel countersunk bolts. Bet they won't come back out. Best to go beside these and put in new bolts! I'll run that by him tomorrow!


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Posted December 04, 2017 - 07:50 PM

Why 1/8 ? That seems like a lot a weight for 1/8 to handle. Other then that it sounds like a fun job to do.


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Posted December 04, 2017 - 07:53 PM

They will be plenty strong. He will be putting 2X lumber where all edges sit. This will only be used for his install vehicle, so not that much weight. Just has large pieces to contend with.


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Posted December 04, 2017 - 08:01 PM

Great job for you Kenny!  Something you enjoy doing, and make some cash!


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Posted December 04, 2017 - 08:17 PM

They will be plenty strong. He will be putting 2X lumber where all edges sit. This will only be used for his install vehicle, so not that much weight. Just has large pieces to contend with.

For some reason I was thinking big slabs not finished product 


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Posted December 05, 2017 - 12:28 AM

That's what I was thinking as well. To me "granite" means great big northern Ontario boulders as lawn art,  or rock cuts along the highway stretching forever.  Guess I have to move into the present and think about counter tops and such, lol.


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Posted December 05, 2017 - 05:15 AM

For some reason I was thinking big slabs not finished product 

He has a big A-Frame on a tandem trailer he uses to bring home the slabs.

I'll take some pics once I get the parts cut. This band saw makes it so easy to make parts all the same length. I'll buy it a new blade if this one makes it through all the cuts! Here's the cut sheet for all this:

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I moved this here as it fits better.


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Posted December 05, 2017 - 10:32 AM

He has a big A-Frame on a tandem trailer he uses to bring home the slabs.

I'll take some pics once I get the parts cut. This band saw makes it so easy to make parts all the same length. I'll buy it a new blade if this one makes it through all the cuts! Here's the cut sheet for all this:

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I moved this here as it fits better.

What are you using to generate cut sheets, Kenny? Optimizing cut order is a big big deal when it comes to trying to make money on this stuff!


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Posted December 05, 2017 - 04:32 PM

What are you using to generate cut sheets, Kenny? Optimizing cut order is a big big deal when it comes to trying to make money on this stuff!

I just drew up 10 sticks of the square tube and started laying out cuts in order of length, longest first of course. All in Delta-Cad. I also added in an 1/8" per cut, though my saw is more like 1/16". That made sure I had enough to cut to finished length.

I have all the square tube cut up and marked where it goes. I tacked a piece of 2 X 1/4" angle to one of the uprights to see how my idea to hold the top would work. But they took the truck to a job, so I'll have to wait on that. I have some pieces of angle iron to cut, then it's welding time. Hope to be done Thursday!


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Posted December 05, 2017 - 06:36 PM

I just drew up 10 sticks of the square tube and started laying out cuts in order of length, longest first of course. All in Delta-Cad. I also added in an 1/8" per cut, though my saw is more like 1/16". That made sure I had enough to cut to finished length.

 

That takes skill and patience! I only have one of those at any time.


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Posted December 05, 2017 - 07:00 PM

That takes skill and patience! I only have one of those at any time.

Gotta do that to see what materials are needed!


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Posted December 06, 2017 - 05:54 PM

Got the self unit completed today! Ready to install!

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Posted December 07, 2017 - 06:00 PM

That looks like a keeper. You going to have any scrap left over for projects.  :D  Do you have to paint it too. :( 


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