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    Finished up the meat wagon this weekend. It's ready for the customer to finish the plywood.


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    Broke out the plasma cutter tonight for a little artsy project -


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    A removeable roof rack for an Argo. Removeable so the owner can get the rig into his enclosed trailer. Four latch clamps should do the securing trick.



    The Argo...


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    Rack is finished -



    Next project is a new front brush guard...



    Gonna try to do a bit better than the crappy stock one I took off on the right.

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    Well, I got the top rack done and the brush guard pretty much knocked out this weekend. I'm debating adding expanded metal to the side openings....


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    Nice rig and rack. I have used a piece of 10 ga backing plate for a pellet trap for years. I started off with a piece of foam insulation board glued to it and used it for a very long time. when the pellet hist the plate it deforms so badly it is nearly flat. I pin targets on to the foam and shoot away. When the foam becomes disintegrated to the point of no return, then I scrape it off and clean with gasoline and then reglue another foam on with 3m adhesive spray. When it is too nasty outside, I set it up in the shop or garage and shoot away. I have when my wife wasn't home set it up in the house and used it there. The foam keeps the pellets for spraying the walls when the pellets hit the 10ga sheet. My targets is 2'x2' square. Right now it is set up 50 yds behind the house. I am shooting a RWS 34 .22 pellet rifle. I am really debating about getting one of those multi fire co2 units, but the price...WOW. until I hit the lottery I will keep cocking my springer.

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    Finally got the Argo done. New top rack with ladder and a new front bumper dressed her up nicely.


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    Finished up this ladder/canoe rack today -


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    Going back to the log skidder. I think it'll work just fine! I've dragged some pretty big logs with my Foreman 450 with just a chain wrapped around them. When you get the front of the log off the ground, you really reduce the pulled load enormously! If anything, move the wheels on the skidder back some so it doesn't take all the weight off the hitch...

    Also, the hitch is plenty strong enough. I don't know where they got the 35lb limit from. I used mine to haul around a 5x8 utility trailer full of dirt/rock/mulch/construction material/trash/logs often with tongue loads well over a couple hundred pounds. Not to mention towing, jerking, and tugging on stuff.


    All these logs were drug with a chain back in my younger days when I had nothing to do...








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    Put together this antenna & rod holder rack for a customer the other day.

    A pic before the antenna pads were on -



    The finished product -


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    Ready for paint...


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    Nice projects. On that rod holder, where did you get the aluminum cla mps I guess you would call them that fist the tubes?

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    The customer already had those, I think the brand was Speed Rail or something like that. They are used a lot on rowing frames for rafts.

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    It's been awhile since I put any new project pics up so here are a few from this past summer/fall -





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    Re: A few projects...

    Quote Originally Posted by AKmud View Post
    A log skidder I fabbed up for a customer recently -

    Older thread, but a great idea. We heat about 90% with firewood, most of it moved with a rather small ATV (Honda Rancher 400). Any commercial arch I've seen was top $ and involved a hand-cranked winch to elevate. Too much work, defeats the purpose. So I have continued to abuse the ATV by simply dragging firewood full length on the ground, sometimes anchored to the rear luggage rack which elevates the log but makes the machine hard to steer. The inclined bar is genius. I'll skip the chain and attach my tongs directly to the clevis. Just thinking out loud now. Winter project, underway. Thanks.
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    One down, five to go... (Door is still on the design table getting hinges...)

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    Customer finally got the hand rail installed -

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    Re: A few projects...

    A few more recent jobs -

    Five "Iron Rangers" for our local Parks and Rec -



    Diamond plate cargo box -



    Aluminum loading ramp -



    Making progress on a six woodstove order -



    Pressure plate (1/2" thick) for a friends leather shop. He uses it to help mold leather around aluminum handgun molds for holsters -



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    Made this log crib for a friend the other day. He gave me a 4x8 sheet of 1/2" he had laying around for the favor. (Welding table build to come!)



    Loading it on the truck -



    In place and waiting to be welded to the truck -



    Finally came up with a door design I like for the wood stoves -



    This is what happens when you forget to double check that all the inside welds are finished before putting the front on...

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    Re: A few projects...

    Looks awesome

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    Re: A few projects...

    What kind of draft setup do those stoves have?


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    Re: A few projects...

    Those are some sweet builds!
    What is the thickness of the stoves?
    Could their be a possibility of warping in the sides and bottom?

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    Thanks guys.

    The draft is the spinner on the door Bruce. That disk is covering a 3" hole.


    CW, the stoves are all 3/16". It is a customer's design, I'm just assembling them for him. I'm not sure about warping. I imagine if they got a really hot fire going there may be an issue. These are purpose built for some outdoor saunas that the customer builds. I think he is just shooting for a moderate fire that will last a couple hours. He doesn't need an all night burn.
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