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Old 03-31-2016, 09:39 PM
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So the old saying "two steps forward, three steps back" took over for a while today. I started machining a piece for the front of the tub that would square it up at the bottom and provide a mount for the front flaps. Anyway, I got it to fit the main tub and needed to trim the front panel to match up. Wanting to do the most accurate job I could, I mounted the piece in the vice on the mill. This is where doing one off builds is kind of a pain because I really should have a jig made to hold the part correctly. My thinking was, I will never build another exactly the same and this should only take 10 minutes right? Well, I tried to add some plates to extend the vices grip but it still vibrated around eventually causing the breakage of my last 1/8 endmill. I should have stopped there but I was confident that with a 1/4 endmill and more patience I could finish the job. 30 seconds after that the patience went south when the larger cutter grabbed the sheet metal and twisted the sh!t out of it!




My wife was painting the fence on the other side of the house with some tunes going. She came running into the shop thinking that the words coming from my fisherman foul mouth were the result of an injury. Truth be told it was an injury but only to my pride.

I took a short break, answered an email from some creep calling me a name that would get me kicked off the forum. Thanks for the descriptive photo as well RW Feeling better made up a new piece using the old school method, my bandsaw and a file. Of course the new piece fit a bit differently so the machined parts needed some tweaking also. The moral of this story is that this job isn't always fun but if you are stubborn and have extra metal lying around you can spend a couple of extra hours fixing what should have taken 10 minutes.lol



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Old 03-31-2016, 09:57 PM
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Still a work of art even with the dent
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Old 03-31-2016, 10:59 PM
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I have to give it to you Reg you have a lot more patience then I do. Your doing an incredible job on the trailer. Tools would have been flying in the basement if it was me!
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Old 04-01-2016, 01:33 AM
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Hmmmmm thats why i never work on FRIDAYS
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Well there have been times when I have wanted to smash whatever I was working on and I don't just mean your trailer.lol I used to get really pissed and do that when I was younger but I have come to realize that it is easier to fix something that hasn't been thrown, stomped on, driven over or burnt. I get mad at myself because it's usually just a momentary lapse in judgment that causes hours of "rebuild" time. Oh well, sh!t happens. I screw up all the time so I have learned to deal with it. I just usually don't take pictures of my mistakes.lol
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Old 04-01-2016, 08:21 AM
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I had a locomotive drive of the kitchen counter a few years ago after I picked up all the pieces and felt bad for it the next day it got rebuilt with all the dents left in it . Sandy was upset about the loco I was more upset about the hole in the flooring . With that said I would have incorporated the dented front end in the model and blamed it on the idiot front end loader operator !
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that dent would be the driver not watching his overhead while dumping
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Old 04-01-2016, 10:19 AM
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Haha, Brandon was the one posting those "box up into the bridge" pictures. Maybe I should put the bent panel on there.lol
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Old 04-01-2016, 10:42 AM
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might have you do me a smooth side shinebox
this year
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I thought you had enough trailers?
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need to replace a lowboy
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I see. Another crazy guy in your area wants one of those trailers as well.
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filling the piggy bank up
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Reg there is an old saying ALL GOOD Things Take Time and I can feel your pain I have been in that place before. Ed
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filling the piggy bank up
Please hurry. Mine is beyond empty!

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Reg there is an old saying ALL GOOD Things Take Time and I can feel your pain I have been in that place before. Ed
For sure Ed. We've all made some mistakes at some point that have set us back.
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that dent would be the driver not watching his overhead while dumping
Bloody operator told him to stop drinking on the job!
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It's hard to find good help these days...
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Tell me about it...
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Brandon asked if I had a scale shovel that I could put on his trailer. I didn't have one but said let me see what I can do... No promises!

Anyway, I made this up. Not sure if it is truly to scale but I think it looks OK. What do you guys think?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVEaeGQeQ-k





I did some more machining on the trailer today and got the front flaps cut and mounted.

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Old 04-01-2016, 10:43 PM
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Keeps getting better and better even when you thought there was nothing more to do!
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