Author Topic: I"m so happy to be useful again  (Read 7171 times)

Baldrocker

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I"m so happy to be useful again
« on: June 28, 2010, 09:24:53 PM »
I started life as a brick cutter but after many years of faithful service
I was sent to the scrappy just because my ram was broke.
then I was rescued and given a new life as a press all it needed was a bottom plate
and some odd bits of scrap. But best of all look how I can bend steel with just an old
vee block and chisel point. So happy to be of use again.

My friend BR has told my story.




Offline dsquire

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Re: I"m so happy to be useful again
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2010, 09:28:48 PM »
Baldrocker

Its nice to see that you have such a good friend as BR and that he has made you feel useful again. :ddb: :ddb:

Cheers  :beer:

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Baldrocker

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Re: I"m so happy to be useful again
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2010, 11:39:08 PM »
These should have gone too.
br

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Re: I"m so happy to be useful again
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2010, 11:47:20 PM »
I think my files may be too big :bang:

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Re: I"m so happy to be useful again
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2010, 06:48:13 AM »
Always nice to figure out a new way of using stuff. Looks like it works well for the job at hand.
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Re: I"m so happy to be useful again
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2010, 06:55:23 AM »
Make sure that Vee block is a steel one and not a cast iron one.

Don't ask  ::)

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Baldrocker

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Re: I"m so happy to be useful again
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2010, 06:26:27 PM »
John
A timely reminder  of the properties of cast iron, but the one shown is steel,
someone allowed the rust monster too much time alone with it, hence its
rescue from the scrappies (is that a word) yard.
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Re: I"m so happy to be useful again
« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2010, 08:33:49 AM »
I never thought of using a v-block as a bending brake.  Great tip.  :thumbup:

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Re: I"m so happy to be useful again
« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2010, 04:58:59 PM »
Nice bit of Madmodding BR  :thumbup:

I knocked up a ruff and ready  bending tool for the press from three bits of angle and a lump of plate for the Vee  ,, bends 1/2 plate ok  :dremel:


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Re: I"m so happy to be useful again
« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2010, 06:55:27 PM »
Suppose it'll do.
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Re: I"m so happy to be useful again
« Reply #10 on: July 05, 2010, 05:46:05 PM »
Hey thats good Rob  :clap:
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