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Re: In The Shed Today

Postby Bryan1 » Sat Oct 26, 2019 2:48 pm

Well getting up at 4.30 every mornng thru the week for work surely makes sleeping on a weekend hard and yesterday brought home 8 off 1500mm lengths of 75x40x6 C section for building the frame for that 6" jaw crusher i'm making. started at 7 am this morning and by 11am run out of material so decided that 75mm RHS I already have will do for the risers but then the height became the big question as one doesn't want to lift rocks to put them in the crusher.

anyway lunch time came around and so did the yard arm so no more welding and give the inverter a rest. This arvo's quest is to setup that water blaster and give that 5hp motor a nice clean and see if there is an oil leak or the last owner was just sloppy with putting oil in.

This should really go into fuckups but last weekend did a first run for the season doing a TPW to make some neutral and decided to hit the ciders i made while doing the run. Well the ciders sat me on my ass and when changing a cut jar I dropped it causing a fire, so cut off the gas and water supply and drenched the area with water to contain the fire. I kissed goodbye to 3 milk crates as they melted and my butane lighter I use to start my gas burners. The gas line to the burner was toast also and as I was running an ad hock setup it is time to set it up properly.

One cant contain a fuckup like this so the warning is don't try a shed shed cider when running the still

cheers Bryan
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Re: In The Shed Today

Postby scythe » Sat Oct 26, 2019 4:24 pm

Lucky save.

Tell me more about this jaw crusher of yours.
What do you plan to use for the liners?
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Re: In The Shed Today

Postby TBone » Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:55 pm

New package arrived today from 5 Star... packed immaculately as always to survive the journey so thanks very much Stig!

I got a small add on to better equip me to make some neutral... so a section to hold some copper mesh and another sight glass for the bubbler.

It sure is a good bit taller now... but still enough room to keep things indoors which is nice.

Now onto cleaning... which by the way... if you guys have some insight... I'd be all ears. I started a quick thread in the beginners section to just clarify the best steps to take.

Cheers!

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Re: In The Shed Today

Postby The Stig » Tue Oct 29, 2019 1:58 pm

Glad it’s all landed safe and sound :handgestures-thumbupleft:
Chuck all the stainless through the dishwasher and soak all the copper in citric
Do a sac run and your done
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Re: In The Shed Today

Postby Bryan1 » Fri Nov 01, 2019 1:37 pm

scythe wrote:Lucky save.

Tell me more about this jaw crusher of yours.
What do you plan to use for the liners?


G'day Scythe,
A while ago the local mining company came and did an assay of our farm and came back 3 times for a deeper look. The geo involved said this was his last job with the mine as he was moving on. So I asked him about those 4 hot spots he had shown on the assay map and whether any gold would be there. He replied well Bryan go grab some of those rocks and crush them and my guess you will find some but not enough for us to spend millions to get too.

Now years ago I machined up a pair of eccentrics as I was on making a plate compactor but I found a leg rammer at a garage sale for next to nothing. So the idea of using those eccentrics the moving plate came to life. Well from there I started fabricating the crusher and with the cleanup at work scored a 16mm plate of bisalloy so that is what I'm using for the fixed and movable plates.

This morning I started fabricating the frame and found the inverter kept tripping so decided to move the extension cord to another power point that on it's own circuit from the inverter. That worked a treat and I got the frame all welded up without the inverter tripping. This morning as I walked in the shed the shed forklift battery was bubbling away so it was time to give it some punishment :laughing-rolling:

Cheers Bryan
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