What's everyone doing?

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  1. SDlawndawg

    SDlawndawg LawnSite Member
    Messages: 119

    This forum has been kinda quiet. Must be everyone is out in the shop working on something. Just wondering what everyone is up to so I might get some ideas on projects.

    I built a stand for my chopsaw. Got the idea from somebody on this forum but can't remember. It swings out from the wall and locks in place to hold long pices of steel.

    I fabbed an attatchment point for my come-along on the ceiling. I attatched a 4"x4"x6' angle along the trusses in the rafters. Attatched to that is a bracket with two bolts that protrude through the drywall where I bolted the mounting bracket. It has a big hole in it (3") where a chain or my come-along can attatch to.

    I'm thinking about fabbing a shield for my vacuum motor so debris can't clog the air intake and cooling intake. Big problem when I back up to a leaf pile and empty the bin. I'd also like to hinge the vacuum motor so it swings out of the way when I go through tight spots. Hoses need some sort of quick release for it to work good.

    Well, I think the garage is warmed up enough. See ya.
  2. I've got plans to make an OCDC, might get to it one of these days . First comes some repairs on my old handi-ramp though, mesh needs some work.
  3. SDlawndawg

    SDlawndawg LawnSite Member
    Messages: 119

    Excuse my ignorance Bob, but what is an OCDC?
  4. 1grnlwn

    1grnlwn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,261

    Still trying to get healthy!
  5. vipermanz

    vipermanz LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,773

    OCDC is an Operator Controled Discharge Chute/Cover,
    It allows the operator of a mower to either open or close the discharge from the operating position.
  6. One of those
  7. SDlawndawg

    SDlawndawg LawnSite Member
    Messages: 119

    I'm assuming the cover would be used in instances where mowing near roadsides or other areas where debris shouldn't be flung out for the purpose of safety? Or where when driving through areas where there is landscape beds on both sides?
  8. 75

    75 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 992

    I'm guilty of not being on-line much lately (changes in my personal situation - but good ones! :) ) and I haven't been doing as much welding/fabricating either, largely because at my work I'm not out in the field every day but have moved into more of a management role.

    Just did a bit of fabbin' on the Harley though: Had to make a new exhaust bracket when I put a kickstart kit on (due to a different transmission end cover being used) and made a collar to secure the brake pedal when I removed the mid-mount pegs.

    Exhaust bracket was 1/4" plate cut and drilled to match the transmission cover, with the back half of the existing bracket cut off and welded to it. Grind smooth, prime & paint black.

    Collar was 3/4" pipe with cap & set screw (it's not in a very visible location) also painted black.
  9. SDlawndawg

    SDlawndawg LawnSite Member
    Messages: 119

    I haven't been out in the shop much either on account of all the snow we've had the past weeks. I got my vacuum motor shield almost done. Thinking of getting some diamond plate to finish it off.

    Gonna hinge the motor so it swings around behind my grasshopper. Kinda like how the new boat trailer tongues swing around so they fit in the garage.
  10. ducky1

    ducky1 LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 252

    I am still thinking about rewireing the shop and meybe some new lights.

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