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coachk

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I'm gonna try and finish these 2 up this weekend
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Gliden07

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I built me a 12T press! Just finished it other than squishing some wood haven't done a real test! I think first project is gonna be stretching out the riengs on some Ken's Custom Iron Tongs that I need to finish!!
 

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MTBob

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I built me a 12T press! Just finished it other than squishing some wood haven't done a real test! I think first project is gonna be stretching out the riengs on some Ken's Custom Iron Tongs that I need to finish!!
How about a video with sound to hear it run? How do you control over pressure in the system, is there a pressure regulator?
 

Gliden07

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How about a video with sound to hear it run? How do you control over pressure in the system, is there a pressure regulator?
I tried to post a video but it said it was to large of a file. The pressure is set right now at 2000LBS I can turn it up if I want but was going to wait and see how it works. I do have a gauge on it to track the pressure to turn it up or down if I have to.
 

MTBob

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I tried to post a video but it said it was to large of a file. The pressure is set right now at 2000LBS I can turn it up if I want but was going to wait and see how it works. I do have a gauge on it to track the pressure to turn it up or down if I have to.
What's the maximum pressure without busting something?
This looks like a fun project this winter. The only problem is that I doubt I'm smart enough to make a blade with a press.
 

Gliden07

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What's the maximum pressure without busting something?
This looks like a fun project this winter. The only problem is that I doubt I'm smart enough to make a blade with a press.
Max pressure for the pump is 3500PSI all other components are rated for that or higher. I wouldn't trust the frame much past the rating ot the Hydraulic system now so maybe 13T. It you wanted heavier I would use the 3x3x3/8" angle iron and would bump the cross pieces with a solid 1" plate on the bottom and ram end to beef it up and facilitate quick change dies.
 

MTBob

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Max pressure for the pump is 3500PSI all other components are rated for that or higher. I wouldn't trust the frame much past the rating ot the Hydraulic system now so maybe 13T. It you wanted heavier I would use the 3x3x3/8" angle iron and would bump the cross pieces with a solid 1" plate on the bottom and ram end to beef it up and facilitate quick change dies.
If I work up enough gumption to make a press someday, would you be willing to share the parts list?
 

Taz575

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Yes, I made the material with a marine epoxy, carbon fiber fabric, burlap and a press. Its badically a home made micarta. Soak fabric, mix and squish!
 
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