Posts Tagged: Fabrication

Forging Railroad Spike Knives

Here is a railroad spike knife I made with a found railroad spike. We used the forge I made a while back. We ended up getting an anvil and some blacksmith tools from another friend. I put friction tape and

Forging Railroad Spike Knives

Here is a railroad spike knife I made with a found railroad spike. We used the forge I made a while back. We ended up getting an anvil and some blacksmith tools from another friend. I put friction tape and

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40” by 40” Custom Pneumatic Test Press

Here is a custom test press I made from scratch using 5 inch box steel with 1/4 inch walls on it. First I cut up all of the steel using a band saw. I made the initial base by making

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40” by 40” Custom Pneumatic Test Press

Here is a custom test press I made from scratch using 5 inch box steel with 1/4 inch walls on it. First I cut up all of the steel using a band saw. I made the initial base by making

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Loading Cylinder for Cyclic Loading

We needed a cylinder going horizontal for cyclic loading for one of the test projects for testing asphalt pavement. They determined a diameter that they wanted to use. We had some structural tubing laying around the lab that fit the

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Loading Cylinder for Cyclic Loading

We needed a cylinder going horizontal for cyclic loading for one of the test projects for testing asphalt pavement. They determined a diameter that they wanted to use. We had some structural tubing laying around the lab that fit the

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Slide Hammers

Over they years I have made several slide hammers to compact soil. I usually use a piece of 2 inch round stock and drill a center hole in it with either a lathe or mill oversize to whatever rod I

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Slide Hammers

Over they years I have made several slide hammers to compact soil. I usually use a piece of 2 inch round stock and drill a center hole in it with either a lathe or mill oversize to whatever rod I

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Large Soils Shear Box Modification

We decided to add 2 inches to the bottom part of the large soils shear box and 2 or 3 inches to the top box. We ordered the steel and I had to drill and tap holes to attach the

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Large Soils Shear Box Modification

We decided to add 2 inches to the bottom part of the large soils shear box and 2 or 3 inches to the top box. We ordered the steel and I had to drill and tap holes to attach the

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Cross Member Welding Repair

One of the cross members for the third scale bridge in my lab tore this section of steel right in half. I ended up chamfering both sides of the broken part with a grinder and clamped it all back together. I then

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Cross Member Welding Repair

One of the cross members for the third scale bridge in my lab tore this section of steel right in half. I ended up chamfering both sides of the broken part with a grinder and clamped it all back together. I then

Motobecane 40t Frame

Here is a Motobecane 40T Frame. The stock frame is rigid and could be easily bent. I traced out the pieces by making cardboard templates and then transferred them to sheet metal. Then I cut the sheet metal out with a cut

Motobecane 40t Frame

Here is a Motobecane 40T Frame. The stock frame is rigid and could be easily bent. I traced out the pieces by making cardboard templates and then transferred them to sheet metal. Then I cut the sheet metal out with a cut

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Specimen Stand

  First I cut all the rebar to size, I pretty much freestyled most of the dimensions. Such as I think the A arms are 4 feet long and the gaps were all just a randomly picked number. The bottom

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Specimen Stand

  First I cut all the rebar to size, I pretty much freestyled most of the dimensions. Such as I think the A arms are 4 feet long and the gaps were all just a randomly picked number. The bottom

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Vibco Plate Compactor Repair

We have an Electric Vibco Plate Compactor in the labs. We have the electric model because it is used indoors for research. The main problem with them is that when they are used a lot, things start to vibrate apart

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Vibco Plate Compactor Repair

We have an Electric Vibco Plate Compactor in the labs. We have the electric model because it is used indoors for research. The main problem with them is that when they are used a lot, things start to vibrate apart

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Adjustable Paper Cutter

This was made for a engineering competition where they have to cut strips of paper in a timely manner. I cut up strips of Lexan and then roughed them out into roughly the same sized pieces. I then chucked them

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Adjustable Paper Cutter

This was made for a engineering competition where they have to cut strips of paper in a timely manner. I cut up strips of Lexan and then roughed them out into roughly the same sized pieces. I then chucked them