JohnnyB's Way Whacked Frishizzle
Since 2006 is the start of the "JohnnyB Decade" I thought I'd kick things off with a new thread...JohnnyB's Way Whacked Frishizzle.
I know most of my racing buddys spent Thanksgiving wondering....hey, just what is JohnnyB having for dinner, what's he watching on TV, I wonder how I can be more like him...and most importantly...I wonder what JohnnyB's doing in his shop that will lead to further defeat and humiliation for me next year.
You can see what I've been working on in the shop here:
It's a tubing expander. The dies machined out of 4140 steel are almost finished. The tapered drawing die still has to have the 4 degree taper turned all the way down to the small OD....I ran out of travel on my compound slide.....so I'm waiting for a lathe dog so I can turn it between centers using an offset tailstock. The 8 segment expanding die is done, it has a 4 degree taper turned on the inside. Method of operation is obvious, I'll have to setup hydraulics to pull the draw die through the expanding die. Still a few more components to make...but it will be a nice winter project and will be very helpful for doing exhaust systems.....assuming it works.
Ok... back to your meaningless insect like lives.
Edited by - jbranson on Nov 25 2005 3:20:28 PM