I'm a welder, professionally, and I get stainless scrap from work for various projects at home. The problem is that I don't have a drill press suitable for 300-series stainless. I'd like to be able to make at least 1/2" holes without undue fuss or gnashing of teeth.
I know about what to look for (I use industrial presses at work), but I don't know exactly how that translates to a consumer benchtop machine. Pic related (http://www.grizzly.com/products/12-Speed-Heavy-Duty-Bench-Top-Drill-Press/G7943) looks pretty good, but how does it or similar models actually perform in the real world? Comments on brands, models, or nice features to look for would be appreciated.
Since this is for personal projects that I expect to make little if any money from, a more expensive machine will have to be justified by greater capability, not just greater productivity. That said, I can afford more than the Grizzly pictured if I have reason to.
Will answer welding-related questions in the meantime.
>>933033 If the scraps are small enough, and you can scrounge the materials for it, have you considered welding yourself up a punch press of sorts? If the stainless is thin enough you might even be able to use a sledge hammer to drive the punch. Like a coin blanking machine. Crude, questionable,, but cheap!
>>932987 >What are the equipment that he uses called? There's a metal lathe, then there's a turntable of some type. There is 40 videos in that playlist. I aint watching 40 videos for you, Nigerian. Link to the one video with the turntable if you want to know what it is.
>If I ever decide to start machining, would it be possible to buy one or two machines and use those to make any other machines I'd need? >Would it be possible to turn a profit creating metal machining equipment to cover the cost of the equipment itself? Generally, the precision you can get from a machine is always less than that it was built to.
Also to make normal metalworking machines, you need BIG iron castings (not easy to make at home) that have the way surfaces induction-hardened (to prevent them from wearing out and becoming inaccurate really really fast).
The Gingery books are fascinating, but it's a lot of work and (for most of us) considerable expense and the end result is a really crude, really shitty machine. Overall, even the little China machines would work way better than a carefully-built Gingery lathe or mill.
I feel like it would be pretty easy to set one up yourself now adays. What would you say in combination with cameras, door/window sensors, and motion activated flow lights would be the most effective way to secure your home.
In before doggy dog (yes they are good, but they poop and need attention).
I also hear putting a baby monitor at the foot of the stairs is a smart idea because you'll hear a fly fart... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>934636 A 9 inch ar15, a shotgun of your choice, or a 9mm glock, doesn't matter which. Personally, I only have a glock 42 as of yet, but I can't think of a better combination of security then door sensors, motion lights and a gun.
/DIY/, So I'm in the process of writing a script for my first build on a DIY youtube channel. Will be alot of easier builds until I get a feel for how to do this. Anything you guys like and dislike with youtube build videos? Any general advice for writing tutorials?
>>934296 My camera is 1080p 60 fps. Just built two sets of LED panels for lighting (I have Several work lights that I used to use for film but the heat will be an issue for some of the things i'm interested in doing). Decent Microphone, for doing audio ontop, but its been a while Since I've used to for this sort of application so will need to test.
I'm looking at starting with simpler electronics builds and extraction chemistry, explaining how these things actually work instead of "Look at the circuit"... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
You MIGHT find 3-5 gallon glass jugs at an antique or home decor store, apparently some get sold as vases. But realistically the only other option besides going through a homebrew store is using a plastic water bottle. Try finding a local homebrew supply or craigslist if you don't wanna pay shipping.
>>926965 As an apprentice boilermaker, I'll tell you what u done to get here.
When i was still im high school, I worked for free for periods of time, it's called work experience. This allows the employer to assess you and somewhat train you. Do what they say and what they tell you to do.
I'm guessing you're out of school now so your best bet would be to go to TAFE (Trade school or equivalent) and get the certificates in welding, be a sponge and learn everything your instructor teaches you.
I'm a ex welder now I'm a welding inspector / welding engineer go to your local collage get qualified and coded and then you will be sorted depending were yyour from get into refinery and power station work
I recently found out you can melt down HDPE plastics easily and without creating harmful fumes if done right. I was planning on making a mallet, a cutting board, handles for tools of mine, and some boxes. What else should I build? HDPE is used in a lot of everyday bottles and containers so getting the plastic isn't too hard and pretty much free.
>>934280 >/k/ prepper. Anti-establishment paranoia getting to you and making you feel vulnerable and edgy. How does this make a prepper: >produce disposable hats in the outdoors from local natural resources would be a handy skill, and id like to learn how. Traditional Hawaiian bowl weaving is still performed today, maybe searching along those lines might get you closer. I imagine it's better to have thick robust type grass so it'll last longer. Careful it'll cut you. The... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>932950 When I was a kid I got interested in it, and it was one of the few interests of mine that my father encouraged, but as soon as my brain-damaged paranoid mother discovered I'd be communicating with complete strangers over the radio, she freaked out and thought I'd tell them where we lived, and someone would come and murder us all. Not making this shit up. No CB radio either, for the same reasons. Just as well there was no internet back then, either, or I would have been in the only house in my town without it,... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
The drywall seam has formed a hairline crack and has been fixed 4 or 5 times now. It is right at a large opening on a load bearing wall. I laid some plywood in the attic to prevent the joists from moving in case they were and installed metal bracketing before I added blown in insulation, and the wall is directly over the steel beam in the basement. It's a ~6 foot span with a double 2x8 and plywood header, with about 3 studs on each end (Jack/King). I don't know what to do anymore other than tear it all open again, or to just laminate the whole wall with another layer... Comment too long. Click here to view the full text.
>>934205 It's an interior wall. The basement beam is fine. My only idea of what might be happening as that that one corner wasn't secured properly to the king studs, and it might be moving ever so slightly, enough to cause the crack to form since the seam is right near it.
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