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Introductions / Re: Hi Guys
« Last post by Biggles on Today at 06:52:50 AM »
Hi Welderr, and welcome  :headbang:
Introductions / Re: Hi Guys
« Last post by welderr on Today at 05:41:18 AM »
I'm lucky that my Ex-Wife saw the ad in the paper when they were hiring. When friends ask me what I do I tell them I'm a professional tinkerer! T J
Introductions / Re: Hi Guys
« Last post by awemawson on Today at 02:16:38 AM »
Welcome aboard, sounds like you enjoy your job  :thumbup:

Always good when work and play coincide
Introductions / Re: Hi Guys
« Last post by Brass_Machine on Today at 01:03:50 AM »
Hi ya TJ  :wave:

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Introductions / Re: Hi Guys
« Last post by PekkaNF on August 20, 2017, 11:09:25 PM »
Sounds like some serious heavy metal.

Wellcome TJ,
Introductions / Hi Guys
« Last post by welderr on August 20, 2017, 10:34:05 PM »
Hi , Guy's I am a heavy equipment Repairman for a freight railroad I basically maintain the equipment that builds the track and maintains it, and just about everything else that has an engine on it that we use. I have been a mechanic professionally for 32 years and the last 18 have been on the railroad. I am a life long gear head and love any thing with gears and grease, I also love sailing. T J
The Design Shop / Re: Scraper Blade Material
« Last post by Pete. on August 20, 2017, 01:31:43 AM »
Hey Guys, thought I would ask the smartest group of guys I know for some advice. I've designed and had a floor scraping attachment made for our skidsteer. We have a large paintshop and when the fire commisioner came through last, he commented that we can't let the paint build up on the floor. So it's been about 2 years and the paint is about an inch thick, all types from enamels and epoxy's. The scraper attachment itself works great and the skidsteer can put enough pressure down to get under the paint, but I'm not sure what to try next for the actual blade. We had a bunch of QT100 plate laying around, so I made the first blade out of it, but it only lasted a few hours. (which I was actually surprised about...)

What would be the ideal material and heat treatment to make a tough and durable blade. It measures 18" x 3" x 1/2" thick with a 30deg bevel.

Thanks in advance.


I'd go with AR plate but I would put it on the underside so the bevel is against the floor and the flat face on top. It'll self-sharpen then.
Gallery / Motorized My Rotary Table
« Last post by snub on August 20, 2017, 12:48:39 AM »
Fun little project. Belt comes off quickly for manual use.

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CNC / Re: first cnc
« Last post by tom osselton on August 19, 2017, 09:25:37 PM »
Well it has landed but had to come down the alley on the forklift
Thats my son in the t shirt.
We cleaned any remaining chips and coolant tank then installed the conveyor.
We also were given a few soft jaws!
The motor says it is 29.5 hp at 57 amps and we would like to get a mill with about  7.5 hp so what wil I need for power a 40hp converter? 
The Design Shop / Re: Scraper Blade Material
« Last post by sparky961 on August 19, 2017, 07:03:12 PM »
Like efrench said, I'd be leaning toward AR400 or even AR500, though I recall knowing at some point that the QT alloys are similar. It isn't definitive, but maybe helps in your search.
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