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Michael Gilligan29/11/2020 22:33:09
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This is quite entertaining: **LINK**

https://youtu.be/CKgwcuAvM6E

MichaelG.

Ady129/11/2020 23:20:44
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That waterjet cutter really makes life a doddle

Jeff Dayman30/11/2020 05:30:17
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Too much time, unlimited money, one pointless project after the other. Amurkan dream.

Hopper30/11/2020 08:15:00
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Posted by Jeff Dayman on 30/11/2020 05:30:17:

Too much time, unlimited money, one pointless project after the other. Amurkan dream.

Hey, bigger is better.

And building model engines has a point that is...?

Just remember the Merkuns put a man on the moon while the Brits were still thinking about a better Dover ferry (and Australia didn't yet have a standard gauge railway from one state to another!)

Snapping a 6" bench vice in half in a giant homemade vice? That's creativity, that is. Making America Great Again.

And it looks like he's a commercial tool and die machine shop so if he has "unlimited money" its from the sweat of his own brow. Tough way to make a living these days.

Edited By Hopper on 30/11/2020 08:37:33

Brian Wood30/11/2020 09:41:42
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Thank you Michael for finding that, even if it is a bit of nonsense. I was pleased to see a shaper featured in the equipment used but why the hell wasn't that bench grinder bolted down?!

Regards Brian

peak430/11/2020 11:08:06
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On a slightly smaller scale, I spotted this one a while ago.



Somewhere, I've also seen a slightly more practical smaller one.
I'll see if I can find it.

Bill

Roderick Jenkins30/11/2020 12:27:07
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I enjoyed that. The water jet cutter is great. Want one crying 2

Cheers,

Rod

Mike Poole30/11/2020 13:29:50
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I watched the whole series before the readers digest version appeared, funny how things suck you in, I have no use for such an item but then I will watch people dig a hole in the roadsmiley

Mike

old mart30/11/2020 20:39:03
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Weedy little screw, that would fold up without much force. I would have used at least a 3" ACME.

Edited By old mart on 30/11/2020 20:42:02

Dave Halford30/11/2020 21:04:03
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Posted by old mart on 30/11/2020 20:39:03:

Weedy little screw, that would fold up without much force. I would have used at least a 3" ACME.

Edited By old mart on 30/11/2020 20:42:02

All the screw does is take up the slack, then the air powered bottle jack actually gives the clamping force.

But why the flashy burr wood covered wheel on an industrial tool?

Edited By Dave Halford on 30/11/2020 21:04:35

mgnbuk30/11/2020 21:52:37
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But why the flashy burr wood covered wheel on an industrial tool?

At a guess, because it isn't an "industrial tool" but a form of promotion piece to draw attention to the core business capability.

If you went to a fabrication / machining / subcontract exhibition, somehting like that would draw the crowds over a typical static display of waterjet cut bits & sample turned parts, wouldn't it ?

Nigel B.

Nicholas Wheeler 130/11/2020 22:13:27
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There was some nice pin striping on it too.

Dominic Bramley01/12/2020 08:30:31
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Thanks for sharing - I enjoyed it and probably wouldn't have clicked on it from the description alone.

I watched a few of his other videos afterwards too and they answer a couple of questions posed here. The point of the exercise is that he designs and sells the fancy angle blocks and magnetic shims he uses throughout to set up his welds - so at ~3.5 million views it is a very cost effective advert. The fancy wheel and paint job just goes to improve those numbers.

He also made a video where he experimented with different screw sizes - and concluded that smaller was better...

Dom

Oldiron01/12/2020 11:09:26
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Posted by Hopper on 30/11/2020 08:15:00:
Posted by Jeff Dayman on 30/11/2020 05:30:17:

Too much time, unlimited money, one pointless project after the other. Amurkan dream.

Hey, bigger is better.

And it looks like he's a commercial tool and die machine shop so if he has "unlimited money" its from the sweat of his own brow. Tough way to make a living these days.

The company is Fireball Tools. They make welding sqaures, fixture plates and many other large tools for industry.

regards

old mart01/12/2020 16:49:01
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Am I wrong in thinking that the weedy little screw is under compression when the bottle jack is clamping the jaws?

Dominic Bramley01/12/2020 17:09:06
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Posted by old mart on 01/12/2020 16:49:01:

Am I wrong in thinking that the weedy little screw is under compression when the bottle jack is clamping the jaws?

Yep. The jack is independent of the screw - see about 11:30 in this video to see how he has done it: ***Link**

Edited By Dominic Bramley on 01/12/2020 17:09:27

old mart01/12/2020 18:17:38
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Thanks Dominic, there was a nice cad drawing that showed exactly how it worked.

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