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Unread 03-31-2005, 05:22 AM   #76
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I got my 3/4" chuck 1 hp press from Northern for like $300 or so.. love it.

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Unread 04-03-2005, 11:08 PM   #77
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Mac tools sells them also I don't know how big they go I will have to check my tool box. I think 1 inch?? Well thinking about it it might be strap-on. I will check
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Unread 05-07-2005, 09:48 PM   #78
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have you guys herd of msc. they have everything. Im a machinist and use them alot. if you sign up on there internet and request a catalog and CD, thell send you a book about 4 inches thick of cool stuff. its not jeep stuff but industrial supply and tooling, if you can think of it they got it or will have stuff to build it.
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Unread 05-10-2005, 04:19 PM   #79
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Did you happen to weigh this project, I'm curious how much it weighed. I think this is my next project but it will only be 3/16" wall tubing
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Unread 05-10-2005, 06:29 PM   #80
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The bumper without swingout weighs about 55 lbs. I would imagine the other stuff added another 40 lbs or so.. let's call it an even 100lbs or a little less...
When I start making more bumpers, I think I'll go with 3/16" wall too... Also, I plan on building an entire frame out of 3/16" wall 2x4 sometime in the next year. Might do it this Fall when I do the front 3 link on Big Lime. Must get a tubing bender too....
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Unread 05-10-2005, 07:14 PM   #81
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Tube Bender Too bad you don't live closer, you could be my new best friend
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Unread 05-10-2005, 08:30 PM   #82
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That's funny, I'm everybody's best friend around here... when they need something welded..
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Unread 06-23-2005, 12:30 PM   #83
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Man, I bought a couple of those Hougen Rotabroach Annular Cutters for drilling the clevis mounts... they are awesome.. drilled a 1" hole thru 3/4" thick stock in about 30 seconds...
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Unread 06-29-2005, 10:34 AM   #84
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The bumper without swingout weighs about 55 lbs. I would imagine the other stuff added another 40 lbs or so.. let's call it an even 100lbs or a little less...
When I start making more bumpers, I think I'll go with 3/16" wall too... Also, I plan on building an entire frame out of 3/16" wall 2x4 sometime in the next year. Might do it this Fall when I do the front 3 link on Big Lime. Must get a tubing bender too....
When do you think you'll start making bumpers again? As I'm in the market for one for my CJ with a tire carrier and yours looks great!

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Unread 06-30-2005, 04:12 PM   #85
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When do you think you'll start making bumpers again? As I'm in the market for one for my CJ with a tire carrier and yours looks great!

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Unread 06-30-2005, 07:17 PM   #86
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yea im interested to ive got a 93 xj and i like the look of the bumpers. If your not makin them could i get some dimensions so I could see about having one built for me locally, and I just want the reg bumpers no tire carrier.
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Unread 07-03-2005, 09:06 AM   #87
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nice skills! thanks for the post!
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Unread 07-05-2005, 09:41 PM   #88
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Man, I bought a couple of those Hougen Rotabroach Annular Cutters for drilling the clevis mounts... they are awesome.. drilled a 1" hole thru 3/4" thick stock in about 30 seconds...
Told ya! They are badass, aren't they? Keep the slugs: I've found all kinds of uses for them.
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Unread 07-06-2005, 05:18 AM   #89
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They go thru that thick metal like it was warm butter! I always keep my slugs.. I have hole saws up to about 5" I keep the slugs for those too. Especially when I cut thru 1/4" thick stock.. they make good seal drivers, spacers.. etc.

One question.. how long do they stay sharp? I bought two so I can send one in for resharpening when needed. I use lots of cutting oil to keep them lubed and cool too...
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Unread 07-06-2005, 09:55 PM   #90
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They go thru that thick metal like it was warm butter! I always keep my slugs.. I have hole saws up to about 5" I keep the slugs for those too. Especially when I cut thru 1/4" thick stock.. they make good seal drivers, spacers.. etc.

One question.. how long do they stay sharp? I bought two so I can send one in for resharpening when needed. I use lots of cutting oil to keep them lubed and cool too...
To be honest, I don't think I've seen one "dull out": we've got a few yahoos working there, and we do occasionally end up with broken bits, but I haven't really seen them go dull. We did buy the official hougen sharpening fixture, but I haven't really used it. Of course, this is a fully equipped machine shop, so the guys that know how to use the things really know how to get the most life out of them. One other thing we've got for them that's pretty handy: a mandrel that's got a connection to pump coolant down the MIDDLE of the bit: it's on a bearing, just hook a hose to it and go to town. Not sure how much all those extra toys cost, as I didn't have a part in buying them. I'd say that as long as you're using a drill press, with the work clamped down, (assuming mild steel or light alloy) they'll last a heckuva long time. Think of the number of cutting edges you're looking at, and how wide the kerf is, compared to a 1" drill bit. Also: don't know if it has a bearing on the tool life, but ALL of the stuff we've got from Hougen is set up for water-based coolant: the magnetic drill press has a coolant tank, the drill-press mandrel, etc. etc. etc. I don't know whether they're just assuming that like most machine shops, we'll use water for such things, or if they're trying to tell us something!
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