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D.O.T. / Re: So, I'm writing another book
« on: December 15, 2018, 09:34:03 PM »
Thank you sir....for more than just the words you write.

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D.O.T. / Re: So, I'm writing another book
« on: December 15, 2018, 01:01:51 PM »
You gotten any farther with it?

Yeah, teaser would be great, and possibly uplifting for my Real Man brethren, and myself.

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D.O.T. / Re: So, I'm writing another book
« on: December 15, 2018, 10:56:58 AM »
Bump just for my selfishness.

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Site Rules & Introductions / Re: NEW MEAT
« on: December 14, 2018, 11:37:20 PM »
I would say one of the 3 things you just listed might be true.  ;p

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Other Weapons / Re: Knife makers
« on: December 14, 2018, 11:14:06 PM »
I'd be interested in how you made your makers mark stamp.  Something I have yet to research,  not knowing how serious I'm going to take this whole knife making thang.
 It's so friggin time consuming.

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Boats & Waterborne Craft / Re: I guess Iíll play too lol
« on: December 14, 2018, 02:11:52 PM »
... you'd be able to put two and two together and see you're possibly brothers from another mother!  LOL  :beercheers:

^^ this

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Other Weapons / Re: Knife makers
« on: December 14, 2018, 02:08:47 PM »
Maybe I could just buy some from Harvey and take credit? No?  haha

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: December 14, 2018, 11:17:28 AM »
Lol Tate.

Some of my customers really know what makes my clock turn.

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 13, 2018, 11:51:58 PM »
I'd leave the brakes alone.  Like others said,  those factory ones go forever.  The rear ones will usually go first on those.

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Everything Trailer, Camper, or RV related / Re: Camper gutting
« on: December 13, 2018, 08:07:28 PM »
Don, should I link the tac topper thread, for more ideas?

Please don't ban me please don't ban me

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Hand Tools, Power Tools, Welders, etc / Re: Propane Tank Forge
« on: December 13, 2018, 07:20:23 PM »
Holy cow...5 burners!!!!

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Everything Trailer, Camper, or RV related / Re: Camper gutting
« on: December 13, 2018, 06:52:44 PM »
Here's the Kampfitt's thread. Might have some useful info.

http://real-man-truckworks-and-survival.com/index.php?topic=2121.msg38492#msg38492


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Everything Trailer, Camper, or RV related / Re: Camper gutting
« on: December 13, 2018, 06:48:09 PM »
Now that's just showing off (the knife part) :(









 :cheesy:






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Everything Trailer, Camper, or RV related / Re: Camper gutting
« on: December 13, 2018, 04:03:37 PM »
Was that Kampfit Nate?

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: December 13, 2018, 04:01:13 PM »
Got measured for a kilt.


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Ya know, there are certain things you might want to keep to yourself.  ;)

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Site Rules & Introductions / Re: NEW MEAT
« on: December 13, 2018, 12:02:44 PM »
Not the first time around here. Just ask anyone with the first name Dave, especially the one from Utah. haha

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: December 13, 2018, 12:01:14 PM »
JR, there are those times when it serves it's purpose. I had to use it on my wife's ex this weekend. Now he likes me even less.

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Site Rules & Introductions / Re: NEW MEAT
« on: December 13, 2018, 11:58:54 AM »
Welcome Harvey...I see you've met our Boss.

Heck of a start buddy. LOL (Flyin6, aka our leader, is a pilot, maybe that will explain things) bahahahahaha

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Hand Tools, Power Tools, Welders, etc / Re: Grizzly Knife Grinder #G1015
« on: December 12, 2018, 11:40:06 PM »
Thanks guys.  I  just got them from grizzly so I would have something to start with,  or should I say practice with.
I will order some good ones after these are done,  based on your recommendations.

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D.O.T. / Re: Kenís latest build thread....
« on: December 12, 2018, 07:55:30 PM »
 :tongue:

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D.O.T. / Re: Kenís latest build thread....
« on: December 12, 2018, 04:35:28 PM »
Its a pic of Bill and Hill...like homeless people.

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Hand Tools, Power Tools, Welders, etc / Re: Grizzly Knife Grinder #G1015
« on: December 12, 2018, 04:31:30 PM »
...and found out how harder it is to grind 5160 compared to a railroad spike. I dulled the 60 grit belt pretty quickly,  partially because the magnet put to much pressure on the platin.  Oh well,  it works for now.
Time to quench.

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Hand Tools, Power Tools, Welders, etc / Re: Grizzly Knife Grinder #G1015
« on: December 12, 2018, 04:27:38 PM »
First pic is a design I really like,  for cleaning deer and similar chores. I cut the pattern with a cutoff wheel.
The second pic is after trying to remove the scale freehand....then...
I found a finger-smashing magnet and stuck it on a piece of angle to hold the blade, since I don't trust my accuracy. I'll make some jigs if I start to take this seriously.

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Hand Tools, Power Tools, Welders, etc / Re: Grizzly Knife Grinder #G1015
« on: December 12, 2018, 04:17:31 PM »
..and before any of you pro knife builders give me too much crap, try to realize that I have absolutely zero experience in this area.
Once you take that into consideration,  give me all the crap you can dish out (unless you're name is Dave, or Shawn,  or Mike, or Don, or Nate, or.......)   :)

Here's the piece of 70's chebby leaf spring we hammered out a couple weekends ago.
It started out about 1" wide,  5/8 thick  and 3" long.

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Hand Tools, Power Tools, Welders, etc / Re: Grizzly Knife Grinder #G1015
« on: December 12, 2018, 04:04:46 PM »
It made a mess on the floor so I modified a bolt bin to catch the fillings.
..and another for water.
Also added a light because of my age.

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Hand Tools, Power Tools, Welders, etc / Re: Grizzly Knife Grinder #G1015
« on: December 12, 2018, 04:00:45 PM »
It made fairly quick work of the railroad spike once I ditched the 100 grit belt that came in the box,  and switched to a decent 60 grit version.

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Hand Tools, Power Tools, Welders, etc / Re: Grizzly Knife Grinder #G1015
« on: December 12, 2018, 03:56:50 PM »
First pic shows the carbon layer on the platin  (the plate you push against when grinding). It is pretty soft and wears away fairly quickly.  I read where some guys glue a piece of glass on there to fix the issue.
Like others,  I've noticed an issue with the belt staying centered. The last pic shows where I had to move the top pulley 1/2" out,  then tightened all the pivot lock nuts just enough to still allow movement (the pulley bracket is spring loaded and keeps tension on the belt).
Also moved the stop collar,  in the 4th pic, that came preset, to allowed me to raise the tube to add extra tension on the belt.
It's pretty decent now but you can't really use the edge of the belt,  for detail work, without the belt moving off center again.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: December 12, 2018, 08:26:15 AM »
I'm 11/30

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Hand Tools, Power Tools, Welders, etc / Re: Grizzly Knife Grinder #G1015
« on: December 11, 2018, 11:16:56 PM »
Here's the conversion setup.  Only issue I see is that it uses the original graphite coated platin.

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 11, 2018, 09:53:50 PM »
Pretty sure they can tune those rear ones out Don. I  would ask before buying the foolers.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: December 11, 2018, 09:51:30 PM »
Happy birthday Charles!
Mine last week,  my twins yesterday,  wifes today.  Busy times

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Hand Tools, Power Tools, Welders, etc / Re: Grizzly Knife Grinder #G1015
« on: December 11, 2018, 09:45:16 PM »
..got the belt installed. I also have a buffing wheel to install on the opposite side.
I'll try it out tomorrow and report,  and also mention the issue with belt tracking that some others, online, also reported.

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Hand Tools, Power Tools, Welders, etc / Re: Grizzly Knife Grinder #G1015
« on: December 11, 2018, 09:39:58 PM »
Bolted it down and added the rest of the parts. The instructions were clear, along with pictures for those that live near Denver.  The only Issue I found was that they wanted a 3/4" long bolt and washer to be used to hold on the work table bracket,  which is 5/8" thick.
The support bracket in the 3rd pic, has little set screws that are used to square itself to the motor....kinda hokey but will work.

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Hand Tools, Power Tools, Welders, etc / Re: Grizzly Knife Grinder #G1015
« on: December 11, 2018, 09:33:23 PM »
Then started putting the grinder together.
It's a pretty decent setup.  Basically it's a 1hp buffing motor that they add a belt kit to.  The engineering isn't great , but it is pretty beefy.
It's also a Taiwanese piece,  which is usually a step up from China.
...the first issue I found was that the motor pedestal casting wasn't flat,  so I had to grind on it...about 30 thou.

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Hand Tools, Power Tools, Welders, etc / Re: Grizzly Knife Grinder #G1015
« on: December 11, 2018, 09:25:52 PM »
I added a steel plate and reinforced underneath. Drilled some holes, added levelers on the legs(1/2" bolts, nuts, and plates), then painted the stand.

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Hand Tools, Power Tools, Welders, etc / Re: Grizzly Knife Grinder #G1015
« on: December 11, 2018, 09:14:07 PM »
Jeez I ain't even posted anything yet!
2 reasons I went with this one is first,  can't beat it for the price.  There is an aftermarket attachment that will turn it into a 4 pulley setup for 170 bucks.
Second, primary use will be for metal fab, and the compact size makes it easier to fit in my tiny shop. (I guess that makes 3 reasons).
It also runs the common 2x72 belts.

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Hand Tools, Power Tools, Welders, etc / Grizzly Knife Grinder #G1015
« on: December 11, 2018, 05:16:04 PM »
So the grinder showed up yesterday,  and I came to realize that I didn't have a place to put it. 
I had this heavy rack that I cut in half to use as a bathroom sink "cabinet ", and the other half just taking up space. 
First,  the grinder itself:


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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: December 10, 2018, 11:45:00 PM »
And then you found out they were aluminum? Haha
pretty good idea.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: December 10, 2018, 09:42:11 PM »
Yeah don,  I think we discussed how the wheel should always be seatbelted in whilst removing the shaft, to prevent damaging the expensive Briggs and Stratton starter styled device,  known as a clock spring.  ;)

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: December 10, 2018, 08:48:08 PM »
Clock spring also controls airbag, but when they short out they can cause problems with other systems . It is possibly related.  If you know the spring is bad, do it first then go from there.

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D.O.T. / Re: Kenís latest build thread....
« on: December 10, 2018, 08:40:41 PM »
LOL

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 10, 2018, 07:54:41 PM »
Wait,  that thing has dual tanks? I don't believe I've had one of those in the shop, in that body style.

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 10, 2018, 05:10:21 PM »
Great burn Mike. That's all I have.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: December 10, 2018, 05:08:11 PM »
I feel like I'm getting hammered on this subject.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: December 10, 2018, 03:05:34 PM »
Not bad. Not bad attall.

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Build Threads / Re: 2002 Suburban 2500
« on: December 10, 2018, 03:03:32 PM »
Suck up ain't the same as jealous JR.
..crap I just sided with a trouble maker.
:(
Never mind..guessing you called Dave jealous.  Lol

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: December 10, 2018, 03:00:43 PM »
That metal/knife belt grinder I mentioned on the forge thread.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: December 10, 2018, 01:45:24 PM »
Received a new toy...ur... I mean shop tool this morning and can't even put it together because my sorry *%$ employee called in sick...on a flippin Monday.

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I have a feeling that Big D has been wanting to get that off his chest for some time,  and with good reason.

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D.O.T. / Re: WDYDT (What Did You Do Today)
« on: December 08, 2018, 09:42:09 PM »
Hit up Idaho JR. We could help each other build our cabins.
Shawn,  what did your last sentence mean..on the moving post ?
(So close on moving shops)
...from home to new shop?
p.s. A real man,  one able to single handedly install a lift, should easily be able to move a small work bench like that.  ;)

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