Author Archives: maxxind
JD M pictures
Here are a few more pictures of the M john Deere.
Another repair project in the machine shop
We bought a 2004 Mitsubishi Outlander that was wearing the new rear tires quite badly and would “clunk” on bumpy roads. Looking at the rear suspension I found both sides had considerable vertical and horizontal play in them. After some … Continue reading
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Tiny threaded holes make me nervous.
I cut out a small aluminum frame for a customer the other day. With parts like this you really need to plan ahead as to what to cut first or you can end up in a spot with nothing to … Continue reading
Not your every day machine shop. Custom hinges and doors.
I’ll give making about anything a try. After putting up a shed for my neighbor he asked if I would make doors for it. The opening is 11 feet wide and 8 feet high. I figured I would have a … Continue reading
My first try at Steam Bending
I gave steam bending a try for a wood project I’m working on. It took me three tries to get it right but its looking pretty good. The steam box is a 4 inch PVC pipe. I used my turkey … Continue reading
Machined Spacers and Washers
Had a few sets of plastic spacers and heavy steel washers to cut this week. Not all that tough as far as precision machining goes. The plastic is 2 1/2″ Acetyl, tougher than polyethylene and cheaper than Nylon. The steel … Continue reading
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Graphite, A mess in the machine shop.
Finished up some graphite test bars yesterday. It machines quite easy but it sure makes a mess of the machine.(and the operator) I had to build a fixture to cut the 9″ radius. It worked OK for these, but I … Continue reading
The Bronze Ring
I’ve had a few orders for these precision machined rings. They are an enjoyable but challenging part to make. The material is a copper-nickel and it’s quite “sticky” and produces a lot of heat when machined. The chips in the … Continue reading
Welding needed for the John Deere H spindles
Here is a part I repaired for a fellow a while back. The tractor had continued to be used after the wheel bearings had failed and the front spindles were severely damaged. The repair involved welding the damaged areas to … Continue reading