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rondom machine shop & fab pics update 9/27 at bottom

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by rdn2blazer, Sep 26, 2005.

  1. rdn2blazer

    rdn2blazer 1 ton status Premium Member

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    more pics of stuff i have made or jobs in the shop, will try to explain what i can. first 2pics are my FAA certification card which documents me with the FAA as a repair machinist. there was a pretty extensive back ground check, it took about 3 months to get this. they do a criminal, job history, schooling/training check, and im not sure what else. the FAA can at ANY time come to our shop and drug test me on the spot.

    3rd pic ir just a part that has a worn area that needs to be repaired.

    4th &5th pic are caller deverter valves for main engine start for i believe 747's and 767's. they use auxiliary engine that once its exhaust is up to temp it is deverted to the main engine to start. that is how it was explained to me. this lathe has been setup just for this part for the last 15+ years!. the company has been doing these parts for mare then 25yrs. the tracer attachment was too much trouble to keep setting up so they decided to just leave it that way. we get these dozens of times a year in new and used condition to either upgrade or repiar with our coatings.

    i will post more pics later, got to go to work.

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    surpip 1 ton status

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    the air dosent have to reach a certian temp, just enough PSI to run the starter "motor"
     
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    Robert79K5 1/2 ton status

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    Man I really get into this stuff. :D
     
  4. rdn2blazer

    rdn2blazer 1 ton status Premium Member

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    more pics. i figure most guys like check'n this kinda stuff out......right? pics are not in sequence damnit, dont know what happened. ohwell you will figure it out. just look at it in reverse.

    1st pic is of a over grown dolly 48"x48", had to make two of them to move those chillers in the next pic. used 2x2 1/4 wall tube. come out pretty damn flat, even suprised myself. the big chiller is about 12000 lbs so my boss says, said the smaller were bout 4 to 5000 lbs. i didn't halp move them but they did break one wheel in the process.

    3rd pic is a temporary roof support i had to make for the compressor shed to hold up the corner. when they poured the new concrete they wanted to remove the old wood post. first they said they were going to put a steel post back in, but now they like it open. so now i have to go and weld the temp suport in permenant.

    last pic is just my first attempt at tig welding.

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    rdn2blazer 1 ton status Premium Member

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    more stuff. a turbine engine part. the aluminum slug is for a grind fixture the grind shop needs to grind it. thats a 20 in dia x 7 in thick piece of aluminum.

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    rdn2blazer 1 ton status Premium Member

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    i will have more of it finished later.

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    cegusman 3/4 ton status

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    Some very cool sh!t
     
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    How much do you think that aluminum weighs? Must be a lot of rotating mass?
     
  9. rdn2blazer

    rdn2blazer 1 ton status Premium Member

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    it was only about 175 to maybe 200lbs at the most.
     
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    mofugly13 1 ton bucket of rust Premium Member

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    I love lathe operations. :waytogo:
     
  11. 84gmcjimmy

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    Wow thats heavy. I like the pictures, very interesting :bow:
     

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