Posts Tagged: DIY

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Custom grips for Instron test press

These are custom grips I made for use in an instron test press. I welded a nut on large strap shackles.  This allows adaptability for either using threaded rod to pull the  specimins in tension or adapters I made to

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Custom grips for Instron test press

These are custom grips I made for use in an instron test press. I welded a nut on large strap shackles.  This allows adaptability for either using threaded rod to pull the  specimins in tension or adapters I made to

Hydraulic Control Upgrade
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Hydraulic Control Upgrade for an Enerpac Pump

  We have a an old Enerpac pump in the lab where the Hydraulic controls were only Forward and Reverse. They were controlled with servovalves that open and close when 110 voltage is applied. I used timer relays to be

Hydraulic Control Upgrade
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Hydraulic Control Upgrade for an Enerpac Pump

  We have a an old Enerpac pump in the lab where the Hydraulic controls were only Forward and Reverse. They were controlled with servovalves that open and close when 110 voltage is applied. I used timer relays to be

Metal Concrete Mold
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Metal Concrete Mold for Freeze Thaw Specimens

I made this metal concrete mold out of C channels and a Bridgeport Mill. All of the parts were laid out so each piece could be interchangeable. All of the mounting points were drilled out with a #7 drill bit and

Metal Concrete Mold
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Metal Concrete Mold for Freeze Thaw Specimens

I made this metal concrete mold out of C channels and a Bridgeport Mill. All of the parts were laid out so each piece could be interchangeable. All of the mounting points were drilled out with a #7 drill bit and

Oven Motor Replacement
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Motor and Fan Replacement in a Despatch Oven

  I replaced this motor and squirrel cage fan out of this Despatch Oven. The circulation fan over the years had become encrusted in dust causing it to be out of balance. This wrecked the bearings on the fan. I

Oven Motor Replacement
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Motor and Fan Replacement in a Despatch Oven

  I replaced this motor and squirrel cage fan out of this Despatch Oven. The circulation fan over the years had become encrusted in dust causing it to be out of balance. This wrecked the bearings on the fan. I

Motor Upgrade for a LA Abrasion Machine
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Motor Upgrade for an LA Abrasion Machine

This LA Abrasion Machine had an aging motor on it. I picked something modern that would accept the same shaft diameter for the gear. Then I ordered an equivalent replacement knowing that the frame was going to be an inch

Motor Upgrade for a LA Abrasion Machine
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Motor Upgrade for an LA Abrasion Machine

This LA Abrasion Machine had an aging motor on it. I picked something modern that would accept the same shaft diameter for the gear. Then I ordered an equivalent replacement knowing that the frame was going to be an inch

Rigid Puch Free Spirit

1978 Rigid Puch Free Spirit

This is a 1978 Rigid Puch Free Spirit that I have been working on for too long. A previous owner had the shocks welded in with what looks like tubes off of a dolly. I cut off the seat post

Rigid Puch Free Spirit

1978 Rigid Puch Free Spirit

This is a 1978 Rigid Puch Free Spirit that I have been working on for too long. A previous owner had the shocks welded in with what looks like tubes off of a dolly. I cut off the seat post

Lockable Compartments for Equipment Storage
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Lockable Compartments for Equipment Storage

These compartments were made using existing cabinets. Each part was sectioned off to itself using Masonite and strips of 1” by 1” wood. I just put hasps on all of the sections after that and added padlocks to it so

Lockable Compartments for Equipment Storage
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Lockable Compartments for Equipment Storage

These compartments were made using existing cabinets. Each part was sectioned off to itself using Masonite and strips of 1” by 1” wood. I just put hasps on all of the sections after that and added padlocks to it so