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#31 Joseph OFFLINE  

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Posted December 19, 2020 - 02:03 PM

A bit more done on the snow plow. This time we worked on the blade swivel bracket. We already had a swivel bracket from a different tractor which needed to be modified. A lot of work went into modifing this and it might have been easier to make one from scratch

 

 


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Posted December 19, 2020 - 02:21 PM

Really looking good Joseph..👍
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Posted December 19, 2020 - 04:09 PM

Looking good!!  Thats going to be one project you and your dad can really be proud of.  The machine work and fab work is amazing.


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Posted December 19, 2020 - 04:45 PM

Real nice work guys. I'm enjoying following this thread & picking up a few ideas from you along the way. I'll be doing something similar next year myself. Keep up the good work. 👌
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Posted December 20, 2020 - 11:27 AM

Awesome work you guys!! Thanks for documenting it all through your educational videos.
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Posted December 20, 2020 - 12:34 PM

A lot of work and time being spent that will generate a lifetime of memories for both father and son - especially every time the blade gets attached / used.

 

One thing I have noticed that has surprised me in the videos when doing mill work using a cutter is that there does not seem to be much lubrication being applied as the metal is being cut (such as when you were removing the spot welds) - may have missed it (not being critical - just an observation).  I have always found that using cutting oil, used motor oil or even the lowly WD40 tends to aid in cutting, drilling operations - an old tooth brush dipped in a small container of oil helps to apply the oil where needed - does make things a little stickier when cleaning up though. 

 

Thanks for the great videos and sharing them with us.


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Posted December 20, 2020 - 03:34 PM

A lot of work and time being spent that will generate a lifetime of memories for both father and son - especially every time the blade gets attached / used.

 

One thing I have noticed that has surprised me in the videos when doing mill work using a cutter is that there does not seem to be much lubrication being applied as the metal is being cut (such as when you were removing the spot welds) - may have missed it (not being critical - just an observation).  I have always found that using cutting oil, used motor oil or even the lowly WD40 tends to aid in cutting, drilling operations - an old tooth brush dipped in a small container of oil helps to apply the oil where needed - does make things a little stickier when cleaning up though. 

 

Thanks for the great videos and sharing them with us.

Thanks, this is turning into a much bigger project than we first thought.

 

Much of our video footage ends up on the cutting room floor as we try to boil down a day's work down to about 10 minutes. We are currently using a 3 in 1 oil but you are right, it is not shown in many of the clips and we should use more and maybe a thicker oil. When we bought our lathe and mill the cooling pumps on both were not working and as a background job, we are refurbishing the cooling pump on the mill in preperation for a big cutting job. We are planning to make our own clevis forks from scratch and hope to start that next week.


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Posted December 20, 2020 - 05:35 PM

Great job thus far, Joseph!


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Posted January 02, 2021 - 02:08 PM

Further progress on the Bolens HT snow plow replica despite the workshop feeling like it is 10 degrees colder than outside and the outside temperature is at freezing point. The workshop soon warmed up or we got the hang of the temperature. We finished work on the swivel, started making the clevis forks and finished the main frame.

 

Many thanks to Rick for supplying the cylinder.

 

Video of progress

 

 

 

 

 


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Posted January 02, 2021 - 03:49 PM

Very nice work. It's really coming together nicely.
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Posted January 03, 2021 - 10:29 AM

Coming along very nicely!  


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Posted January 03, 2021 - 11:26 AM

Very nice work. It's really coming together nicely.

 

 

Coming along very nicely!  

Thanks for the kind words. We are making good progress but it is talking much longer than expected. I just hope we do not get any snow until it is finished


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Posted January 03, 2021 - 12:45 PM

Great work as usual - you look a little cold at the start of the video.  What is the temperature where you are normally this time of year?


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Posted January 05, 2021 - 02:46 PM

Great work as usual - you look a little cold at the start of the video.  What is the temperature where you are normally this time of year?

Thanks. The temperature this time of year is normally about 3-4 degrees Centigrade but at the start of the day it was about -2 degrees


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Posted January 05, 2021 - 04:26 PM

Great instructional videos of your Plough Iain and Joseph. I am impressed with eleven of detailing you guys are doing as well as the quality. I must get up to you chaps once we are out of this pandemic.
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