TIL: you can totally use a Ford regulator on a Toyota alternator, it bolts right on!
I’m in the process of building a 2″ x 72″ belt grinder powered by the permanent magnet motor from an old treadmill. The business end of the grinder is a pair of rollers and platen that supports the sanding belt. I milled these out of some 3/8″ steel plate
I built a 260 pound anvil from some scrap steel plate. The top plate was hardened in superquench and the horn was CNC milled on my Bridgeport Series II.
I built a coal forge from the remnants of an old Burnham oil furnace and a bunch of other junk I found at the town dump.
The latest episode in the homemade welder series wherein I complete an enclosure for the #ratwelder so I can store it outside without having to put a tarp over it.
Update: car has been sold! In a few short months The Steampunk Workshop will celebrate it’s 10th birthday! I can barely believe that it’s been ten whole years since this whole “steampunk” thing blew up on the internets. It’s been a lot of fun for me, but I also
For Husqvarna 1027STE owners: the replacement auger transmission for the ST227 snowblower will fit if you exchange the drive shaft. I will post this information on my website to sell a Google search will find it.
I’ve seen things you people wouldn’t believe. The eternal September. Online journals coded in notepad. The rise and fall of LiveJournal. Geocities. Angelfire. Friendster. Google Reader. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in the rain. Goodbye Instagram, I just don’t trust you anymore.
I finished my engine driven welder and started welding up my scrap iron anvil! The welder works well and seems to be able to push rods as large a 3/16″. It’s build with the engine from a 1946 Austin Dorset and a 250 amp high-output Ford alternator.
In order to get my engine driven welder working I needed an 8″ diameter multi-groove pulley to drive the alternator. Rather than buy one I decided to see if I could investment cast one starting from a 3D printed PLA part. Guess what? It worked!