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Old 06-21-2015, 01:20 PM   #1451
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So, Neil, are you missing drilling all those holes that Turbs has to do now?
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Old 06-21-2015, 01:21 PM   #1452
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So, Neil, are you missing drilling all those holes that Turbs has to do now?


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Old 06-21-2015, 02:48 PM   #1453
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So, Neil, are you missing drilling all those holes that Turbs has to do now?
Not a bit, when I make poles, I have 2 drill presses set up for the holes and chamfering, same as for the brackets. 468 holes on 26 sets of brackets and 936 holes to chamfer. Keeps the drill presses going for several hours.

For the poles, it keeps them running for a couple of LOOOONNNNGGG days.
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Old 06-22-2015, 06:07 PM   #1454
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Picked up the blanks from Butler to make 26 more kits. Guess I'll be drilling, sanding, chamfering, bead blasting and forming the rest of the week to keep TURBS company.
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Old 06-22-2015, 06:21 PM   #1455
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Yep keep cranking them out. Stay cool that way Later RJD
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Old 06-23-2015, 09:31 AM   #1456
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Got the lower brackets de-slagged, de-burred, holes drilled, both sides chamfered, stamped and now starting the forming operation. After forming, 2 minutes each to bead blast and then start on the upper brackets.
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Old 06-23-2015, 11:57 AM   #1457
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Nice work!! A sign of a True Engineer and fabricator.
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Old 06-23-2015, 03:08 PM   #1458
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Finished the 52 lower brackets. Now to get the gumption to start the upper brackets, much more work.
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Hey Old Coot, what are the chances of shipping north of the boarder???
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Can you give us a few pics of your upper bracket forming rig/process, too? The lower bracket pics are very interesting.


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