You wont regret it. With your skills, it will be a fine table and I hope you post pictures when you are able to build it.Doorknob I may have to borrow your idea on the cutting bench, I really like the removable slats, I hate cutting on nice concrete i always like to put down an old scrap of sheet metal to save slag marking the floor, but a cutting table like this with a bit of a tray for slag n moveable slats would be great
Awesome job of the anvil! What a great idea, I reckon the heavy rail from the iron ore lines in the Pilbara of WA would be good to, just hard to find a bit that they aren't using!I've been hanging out at a site for welders and blacksmiths so I've been picking up some new ideas. One of them was to make a small bench anvil out of a piece of railroad track. This particular piece was damaged after a local derailment in the 70's. It's Birmingham steel that was placed here in the 1870's so it's very hard on the running surface.
Nice work effort put in there, a piece of flat with a bend (L shape) in it does the job hereHere's one that is incredibly simply but handy. I get oil in bulk barrels, and never have the right spanner wrench around when I need it. I made this one out of a piece of scrap pipe, some rod and a short piece of flatiron. If I was going to make another one the pipe would be longer to give me more knuckle clearance at the barrel. The round side opens the big bung, the flatiron is basically a large screwdriver that opens the small one. It hangs on the wall over the barrels and is always there, because it's useless for anything else.
Those are a pain. Changed the seal on a swing auger ram. It wasn't too bad I ended up using a hammer and punch to spin it off. Although it is crude a 36" pipe wrench may work. Can't see why you couldn't fab up a cap wrench with a 3/4 drive adapter on the top. Most times I end up getting the pipe wrench because if it is really tight I fear the gripping capability of 4 1/4" pins with little down pressure holding it place.Has anyone made a tool to take off the end off of hydrulic cylinders that have I think 4 holes in the end cap for a wrench to grip. We have one of these cylinders I could not get apart on the stabilizer arm of my case 590 backhoe.