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    Yea... I was thinking 600 lbs there total.... might even be a little light at that. I do my daily beatings on the home made post anvil I have posted here before. The tool steel top dates back to my grandfather's days and we think it may have come off a 20's HOLT/Cat.

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    Railroad rail, tie plate, Ford pickup base.
    The harder you fall, the higher you bounce...

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    Milling tooling shop made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whtbaron View Post
    Yea... I was thinking 600 lbs there total.... might even be a little light at that. I do my daily beatings on the home made post anvil I have posted here before. The tool steel top dates back to my grandfather's days and we think it may have come off a 20's HOLT/Cat.

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    Railroad rail, tie plate, Ford pickup base.
    Sweet! I'll be honest... you don't need a horn on your anvil for the majority of anvil work... hell, purpose built bladesmithing anvils don't even come with horns. Looks like your anvil is a lot nicer than a LOT of the bladesmithing anvils I've seen...

    Interesting color scheme. Come up with that on your own?

    Might I suggest you stock up on Old Ford Blue? https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/pr...saAhWKEALw_wcB

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    Quote Originally Posted by 52 Ford View Post
    Sweet! I'll be honest... you don't need a horn on your anvil for the majority of anvil work... hell, purpose built bladesmithing anvils don't even come with horns. Looks like your anvil is a lot nicer than a LOT of the bladesmithing anvils I've seen...

    Interesting color scheme. Come up with that on your own?

    Might I suggest you stock up on Old Ford Blue? https://www.tractorsupply.com/tsc/pr...saAhWKEALw_wcB

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    Not my favorite shade, but I did have a bunch of midnight blue metallic for a 79 LTD that ended up on a number of things from my son's guitar to the air brush work on my welding table.
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    Looks great.
    I see John Deer [GREEN] too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whtbaron View Post
    Yea... I was thinking 600 lbs there total.... might even be a little light at that. I do my daily beatings on the home made post anvil I have posted here before. The tool steel top dates back to my grandfather's days and we think it may have come off a 20's HOLT/Cat.

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    Railroad rail, tie plate, Ford pickup base.

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    Yea... long way from 600 lbs but it sure is handy. I'll have it beside me when I'm welding to beat on something while it's hot, or even just to hang my stinger on. There's a slab of wood on the base to keep from cracking my concrete floor so as long as it isn't touching the welding table it's insulated. I think it weighed somewhere around 90 lbs with the square top on it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whtbaron View Post
    Yea... long way from 600 lbs but it sure is handy.
    Needs a JD decal and part number on it. That’ll make it WAY more valuable.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lis2323 View Post
    Needs a JD decal and part number on it. That’ll make it WAY more valuable.


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    I have put decals on LOTS of projects,, makes them a little more "professional" looking,,





    I purchased some JD decals, then put them on a no-name RFM that I had painted Greene.
    I went back to eBay to get more, (they were like $2 each delivered) and eBay had closed the sellers account,,

    I guess JD did not like people selling JD decals that they had made on their "CRICKET" cutter.

    I have the Cricket cutter, but, I have not been able to get enough of my 9 year old granddaughters time to program the Cricket for me.
    She is also a guru with a 3D printer,, maybe I should ask for a JD hood ornament that is 3D printed??

    Hmmmmmmm,, is my CAD Tr Model 6 a homemade tool??

    It can split wood, but, that is not its main function.
    Mainly, it is a hydraulic press. Because it is mainly a press, I put a single stage pump on it.
    So, it is more of a "tool" than a splitter,,,,,,,,,,

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    Quote Originally Posted by SweetMK View Post
    I have put decals on LOTS of projects,, makes them a little more "professional" looking,,





    I purchased some JD decals, then put them on a no-name RFM that I had painted Greene.
    I went back to eBay to get more, (they were like $2 each delivered) and eBay had closed the sellers account,,

    I guess JD did not like people selling JD decals that they had made on their "CRICKET" cutter.

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    Totally agree about the “professionalism”

    I purchased the plotter,vinyl cutter and associated gear from a friend when he retired from his sign business. By that time the equipment was totally outdated but still functional.

    We set up a small room dedicated for making signage for point of sales and vehicles. Saved a TON of money.





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    Deere has actually been known to track down projects like that and threaten them with copyright infringements. My brother used to work for Deere and refuses to let me paint anything of his in Deere colors that wasn't made by them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by whtbaron View Post
    Yea... long way from 600 lbs but it sure is handy. I'll have it beside me when I'm welding to beat on something while it's hot, or even just to hang my stinger on. There's a slab of wood on the base to keep from cracking my concrete floor so as long as it isn't touching the welding table it's insulated. I think it weighed somewhere around 90 lbs with the square top on it.
    Well dang, I figured it'd weigh more than that. Is it real top heavy?

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    Posted these before, but it has been a while.
    Built this 32 ton rolling head press more than 25 years ago.
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    Finished the finger brake for it last year.

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    I built this from plans in an old machinest magazine. I use it primarily for tapping I don't want to do in the mill, but made an attachment for stamping too.

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    Finally my version of the third hand. I made it out of copper pipe, with a moveable steel weight. I often use it as my ground on awkward to clamp parts too.

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    "We don't need no Cricket Cutter" to make decals, I have a Drag Knife holder I made for my CNC table to do that
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    Quote Originally Posted by acourtjester View Post
    "We don't need no Cricket Cutter" to make decals, I have a Drag Knife holder I made for my CNC table to do that
    Wut's the THC thing doo on yer CNC machine?

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    Torch Height Controller

    Sometimes referred to as DTHC for Dynamic Torch Height Controller

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    Quote Originally Posted by psacustomcreations View Post
    Torch Height Controller

    Sometimes referred to as DTHC for Dynamic Torch Height Controller

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    i am somewhat embarrassed, but thanks for the compliment.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lis2323 View Post
    i am somewhat embarrassed, but thanks for the compliment.


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    Are you assuming I was reefering to you as the "THC Thing"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 52 Ford View Post
    Are you assuming I was reefering to you as the "THC Thing"?

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    Maybe he had a bit too much wine for lunch.


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    Torch Height Control = THC, This is a method to keep the plasma torch at a constant height while it is cutting. It compensates for uneven surfaces of the metal, warps and bends. It does this by measuring the arc voltage of the plasma, the program sets a standard voltage and it follows that to keep the torch at a set height.
    DIY CNC Plasma table USB BOB Price THC
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    Quote Originally Posted by acourtjester View Post
    Torch Height Control = THC, This is a method to keep the plasma torch at a constant height while it is cutting. It compensates for uneven surfaces of the metal, warps and bends. It does this by measuring the arc voltage of the plasma, the program sets a standard voltage and it follows that to keep the torch at a set height.
    That's really interesting. Like surface mapping, but dynamic.



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    Quote Originally Posted by psacustomcreations View Post
    Maybe he had a bit too much wine for lunch.


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    Ya gotta a point. That Pinion Giggilo can sneak up on a feller.

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    Typical stuff.
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    roller table and swivel base for dry cut saw


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    mobile work bench with vertical receiver








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    Blacksmith work station with 300 pound concrete filled base







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