robotland wrote:Thinking about the speed with which components can be produced reinvigorates my daydream of Fuller City,
Yeah, it was quite a thing to witness and shows that with teamwork and tools, much can be accomplished. Now that 42 minutes didn't include the setup time for fixtures, which was about 30 minutes, or unloading/loading the conduit into the vehicle... but still.
Me on the power hammer, one person on the ironworker punching the holes in the ends, two people (each with a grinder in hand) deburring opposite ends of the finished tube simultaneously, and two more people between each of the three work stations, passing the pieces along.
And we even traded jobs from time to time, so as to make it more fun for all involved.
falk wrote:Now here's what I can't figure out -- howinthehell did the manufacturer of this press intend us to use it?
Technically, those plate were meant to be used laying flat on the lower cross member. The different size semi-circles are to let something pass through. Picture needing to press a bearing off of a shaft. Pick the proper sized half circles, put them together so that the shaft passes through, but the bearing does not. With the plates now supporting the bearing, you can press the shaft out of it.
But... there’s no reason that you can’t use them the way you are, as long as they don’t fall and squish fingers.
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