Free 173 Best Homemade Tools eBook:  
Get 500+ homemade tool plans, tool build guides, ebooks, and much more.

User Tag List

Page 20 of 20 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Results 191 to 197 of 197

Thread: Took the first step towards building my shop

  1. #191
    Supporting Member Frank S's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Peacock TX
    Posts
    6,048
    Thanks
    784
    Thanked 4,770 Times in 2,330 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Frank S's Tools
    Fighting 25 to 35 MPH winds from about 7:30 this morning having to straighten the last 2 bar joists and hang them then finish welding the rest of the structure. Plus melting a circuit breaker in the process Don't know but figured it was going bad for a while and the 106 temperature this afternoon probably didn't help.
    But maybe this week end the winds will die down some and I'll get the roof on
    Took the first step towards building my shop-wp_20200629_11_55_16_profr.jpg
    45 Best Harbor Freight Tool Modifications

    Never try to tell me it can't be done
    When I have to paint I use http://kbs.justoldtrucks.com/

  2. #192
    Supporting Member metric_taper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Location
    Marion, Iowa
    Posts
    325
    Thanks
    87
    Thanked 148 Times in 87 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    metric_taper's Tools
    500+ Homemade Tool Plans

    Quote Originally Posted by Frank S View Post
    Plus melting a circuit breaker in the process Don't know but figured it was going bad for a while and the 106 temperature this afternoon probably didn't help.
    Did the bus bars do a melt down that the breaker 'clips' into? I did a repair last year for a neighbor where a 25amp electric heat breaker did this. General Electric brand panel. I think it was some sort of plated spring brass on the breaker that probably was bent during original electrician install, sometime in the 60s. The basement was damp as well, so not the best of environments.
    Forge Build Guide


  3. #193
    Supporting Member Frank S's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Peacock TX
    Posts
    6,048
    Thanks
    784
    Thanked 4,770 Times in 2,330 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Frank S's Tools
    Quote Originally Posted by metric_taper View Post
    Did the bus bars do a melt down that the breaker 'clips' into? I did a repair last year for a neighbor where a 25amp electric heat breaker did this. General Electric brand panel. I think it was some sort of plated spring brass on the breaker that probably was bent during original electrician install, sometime in the 60s. The basement was damp as well, so not the best of environments.
    Na what happened is 3's and 5s' look alike when I had wired up a temporary 6ga cord for a welder the 30 amp looked like a 50 amp it had been working fine for quite some time but once it tripped the first time it tripped more and more frequently until I got tired of it pulled it off and looked real close so new breaker with a 5 not a 3 problem solved
    Last edited by Frank S; 06-30-2020 at 04:36 AM.
    Never try to tell me it can't be done
    When I have to paint I use http://kbs.justoldtrucks.com/

  4. #194
    Supporting Member Frank S's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Peacock TX
    Posts
    6,048
    Thanks
    784
    Thanked 4,770 Times in 2,330 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Frank S's Tools
    Well pretty much at the halfway point on the lean to roof now. Would have been finished by now if was using straight new metal. But my standing seem sheets have been used at least twice before and have been transported lots of the sheets have damaged edges which has to be hammered back in shape before the next sheet will interlock over it. plus I only have half enough full length sheets so am using half sheets every other space.
    got nine sections on yesterday then ran low on screws and had a threat of weather so knocked off around 2:30 in the 106 heat to go after screws.
    Got started this morning and by 2:00 again the thunder wind and lightening brought things a halt but now am right at halfway.
    Took the first step towards building my shop-wp_20200702_17_21_04_prorf.jpg
    Never try to tell me it can't be done
    When I have to paint I use http://kbs.justoldtrucks.com/

  5. #195
    Supporting Member Frank S's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Peacock TX
    Posts
    6,048
    Thanks
    784
    Thanked 4,770 Times in 2,330 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Frank S's Tools
    Around 8:30 this morning we finished up on the roof now all I have to do is to close up the weather observatory ports
    Took the first step towards building my shop-wp_20200704_09_02_30_proft.jpg
    Never try to tell me it can't be done
    When I have to paint I use http://kbs.justoldtrucks.com/

  6. #196
    Supporting Member Toolmaker51's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    Midwest USA
    Posts
    2,536
    Thanks
    4,319
    Thanked 1,873 Times in 1,141 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Toolmaker51's Tools
    "weather observatory ports"? Anything like screen doors on submarines...
    Sincerely,
    Toolmaker51
    ...we'll learn more by wandering than searching...

  7. #197
    Supporting Member Frank S's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2015
    Location
    Peacock TX
    Posts
    6,048
    Thanks
    784
    Thanked 4,770 Times in 2,330 Posts
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Frank S's Tools
    Quote Originally Posted by Toolmaker51 View Post
    "weather observatory ports"? Anything like screen doors on submarines...
    Naa those only keep out the flyfish


    Post your reply!
    Join 42,532 of us and get 500+ tool plans, tool eBooks, build guides, and much more.



    eBooks for Supporters
    Never try to tell me it can't be done
    When I have to paint I use http://kbs.justoldtrucks.com/

  8. The Following User Says Thank You to Frank S For This Useful Post:

    Toolmaker51 (Yesterday)

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •