Friday, December 24, 2010

Reground blade

Stone I used was a Norton (Norzon) 14x3/8x1-1/4 part #SG2981*301463.

new mower

Cutter blade

Reground edge of blade to a tooth design it works alot better for your late spring weeds with hard stems.   12-24-10  This grind didn't work with push mowers spins to slow.  Straight  grind works better.

Grinding fixture

This setup is what I created from a old radial saw that hasn't been used in years. Angle on 4x4 is 35 Deg. with a 3/8 in. stud holding blade in place. Water pump is from Harbor Freight.

Side view

View w/out blade

Another view

This view shows stop assy. used for regrinding blade to same settings. this is second version first , would be best described as "not good".

casted bearings

guide bearings

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

21 lbs 30 oz

aluminum wheel gave me this much clean metal.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

temp. furnace


ingot and other alumn. next time I will level the furnace.


this is the mess I left till I melt another alumn. wheel.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

pattern rework

added 5/8 inch to housing for tapping purposes then it will be usable.

Better Core needed

got rid of moisture pockets now i have to get a finer sand for better core surface. now i have to rework pattern because i can't tap the other end of the housing.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

drill bits

drill bits my brother gave me 20+ years ago. As you can tell some have gone on their seperate path.

Thursday, June 12, 2008


not nearly as bad as the first one but still not usable. Let the core sit out overnight and it dryed somewhat but not enought. oh well back in the pot and keep trying.

Monday, June 2, 2008

shop, disorganized and a slob works in here

lathe 13" regal



air cylinder

when your still a want-ta-be machinist and do lousy work you powder coat it.

cyl. heads and bases

these cylinders are for small air compressure.

one way check valves for cyl.

crap, sand to wet

vise in foam

mill vise


hot enought

half way there

rails ready to cast

rail being machined

side rails

soon as I cast them.

rails in place

lathe carrage base