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Old 06-24-2015, 10:43 AM   #1471
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Forming top bracket

For those wanting to know how I form the upper brackets, here are some pictures. Originally the form die was on a homemade arbor press and it took 53 or 54 strokes on the jack to form one piece. Got this electric log splitter at a 35% discount at Tractor Supply. This is much easier. Can form 52 pcs in less time than it took to do 6 on the arbor press. Now if I could figure out how to cut down the 4 minutes per pc bead blasting time.
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Old 06-24-2015, 10:50 AM   #1472
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Pretty slick......add another nozzle for LEFT hand, and screw compressor for more volume!
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Pretty slick......add another nozzle for LEFT hand, and screw compressor for more volume!
Got plenty of volume and can only use one nozzle as ya gotta hold and rotate the part!
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2 lazy susans and vice grips....and, third hand...add 2 more gloves to back side of cabinet, give TOWTA some more responsibility. Vibrating cab.....forget proper name.
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Old 06-24-2015, 11:21 AM   #1475
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Old 06-24-2015, 11:44 AM   #1477
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We used a cement mixer and steel shot to remove mill scale and debut edges on steel parts. Not quite bead blasting, maybe play with media using sand or aluminum oxide.
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Old 06-24-2015, 12:26 PM   #1478
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Don't think there is any change in procedure going to happen in this shop in the near or distant future.
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Old 06-24-2015, 12:36 PM   #1479
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Old 06-24-2015, 06:16 PM   #1480
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18 more brackets to bead blast and TOWTA can start making the kits. Just have to print out the instructions and pole dwgs.
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