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JesseA last won the day on June 7 2017

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About JesseA

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    Rock Roller
  • Birthday 01/30/1983

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    Eastern Maine
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    Old, ugly and loud trucks, equipment and tools. Rock rigs and rat rods.

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    rusted junk.
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  1. JesseA

    Woods junk for dad.

    Nothing fun to see, just noting when I did stuff. Got the welding machine back last week and started in again. Decided to do a heavy truck type sliders instead of shackles and got that mocked up. got the steering box mocked up, steering shaft made. Unfortunately it’s occupying the spot the booster wants so it’s leaving. Bastid. Auto shifter mocked up planned out trans x member need some 1 inch pipe and some 1.5x1.5 x 3/16 angle for cowl/dash parts
  2. JesseA

    Big rig tire chains

    It's been a while but 11R chains fit on 38x12.50 decent. If anything they're a bit long.
  3. JesseA

    Woods junk for dad.

    I was thinking more like this thing on a bigger scale Mike i never find anything good like that at the scrapyard
  4. JesseA

    Woods junk for dad.

    Thanks Tim! Mike, What about a clam bunk type forwarder? and I haven't built a boom for it yet. It'll probably be short, the fairlead will probably be 50 inches off the ground since dad isn't that greedy.
  5. JesseA

    Woods junk for dad.

    Well if the dozer pulls them now and does other stuff too why add more projects? Unless you're getting ready to cash the dozer in? id still do it. Build a 3:1 divorced drop box and use the front output for a pto? Iffin you can operate that separate. I'm not up on my Nissan cases
  6. JesseA

    Woods junk for dad.

    Yeah, an articulated machine is the next step for me, homemade or not. I don't think I'd weld the arch directly to the axle but I'd have it real close
  7. JesseA

    Woods junk for dad.

    I've made a little headway on dads junk. I decided the front clip would be removable just in case. Never know, and I like to try to build in acessability and try to make things less hard to work on. And I had to cut about 3 inches off the hood but I like the way it's coming together. I've got 75 percent done so the hard quarter is upon me.
  8. JesseA

    Big rig tire chains

    Pictures? Of the chains. Not the lady.
  9. JesseA

    She said yes: TN edition.

    Not knowing what it is but assuming it's not venomous, I'd happily let several take up residence in my yard if they make a habit of eating venomous ones.
  10. On one side of my Waldo the road is obstructed with rocks but it's obvious that people are going around it. The missus and I hiked to the quarry on top and found a party zone. Lots of graffiti all over. Forty foot long dick painted on the roadway. The other way is gated. Never been in that way even on foot Ive encountered some of the Penobscot valley 4wd people, but never wheeled with them. I haven't got much of a fix on what's out there locally since I keep to myself and don't have a Jeep (r)
  11. I used to see some of the pv4wd group in Clifton/Amherst from time to time. I probably would have tried to join if they didn't make it pretty obvious that they were "Jeep" people on their website. pretty sure they've been up mt Waldo in Frankfort. There was a group out of Ellsworth that wheeled somewhat regularly out that way. Dunno if they started ranging at all.
  12. JesseA

    RPPOTD: Random Photo Post

    I use A regular crosscut file on the cutters. Dads Alaskan sawmill has a rip chain I don't think it's shown me an advantage over a standard chain.
  13. JesseA

    RPPOTD: Random Photo Post

    If this smells too much like tech and not enough like dry ice, then I'll move it since the following is anything but random. Ahem this was the next log in the pile. I began by getting it on blocks so It's somewhat comfortable to work on. Then I get my guide rail on. It's made of pressure treated 2x4s. You can use anything that's straight and square really. Another board, a ladder whatever. It needs to be anchored to the log with screws or nails long enough to hold it down but short enough to not be in the path of the saw. Now switch the saw from whatever you were doing to an initial cut depth. A spacer equal to your guide rail in my case 3.5 inches, plus a slab thickness, in my case 2 inches. Having another set of spacers out towards the end of the bar would be better for consistency but my bar is only 18, minus the log teeth and the 1 1/2 thick spacers, and I was cutting some 14 inch wide boards last night. So I never added one, and most of my boards are a little wavy and or trapezoidal. The other spacer would probably help a lot and i will probably add one tomorrow. It'll look something like this when you're ready to start. Fire your saw up and start ripping dust. Cutting down the grain pulls dust, not the square chips you might be used to seeing cross cutting. That's normal. The above cut was about 8 ft 6 and took something like 3 and a half minutes. Once this cut is finished, unscrew the guide from the waste slab and set the slab aside. Turn the log 90* and and Set the guide back on. Make sure the guide is square to the first cut or your boards won't be. Cut again. Roll the log again. Repeat. When preparing for the third cut measure the overall height from the bottom sawed face to the top of the rail and shim the rail until they are the same, unless you're making tapered planks, cants, boards, beams or columns. At this point you can set the guide rail aside and set your spacing to the thickness you want. I'd have set the spacing to 2 inches and started making 2Xs but it was 9:30 so I quit. The work that I've described took me a half hour, and it gets easier from this point
  14. JesseA

    RPPOTD: Random Photo Post

    I have a guide that I made out of 16ft 2x4s that I use as an initial guide rail. That oddball 2x4 chunk on top of the trapezoid plank goes under it when I'm using that initial guide rail so I take off a 2 inch thick slab. If the log has a big curve in it or tapers a lot I will use it again until I get a good bearing surface for the saw guide to ride on. I'll do a step by step tomorrow. I think I'll have this log whittled down by then
  15. JesseA

    RPPOTD: Random Photo Post

    It's nuts. He sleeps right through it. I'm close enough to get reception on the baby monitor so probably 250 feet or so. I expected him to wake up the first time, but it didn't seem to bother him. Not much going on. Not as good as a granberg, but fast, cheap and effective