Category Archives: Machine Tools / Welding

Renovated Truck Cap Pickup Camper

Well, It’s done! Here’s the intro to this story. Over the years I’ve had four pickup truck campers. Two hard side and two soft side. My first “Soft Side” was really a “Soft Everything”! COX Campers made a small pop-up that fit in mini pickup trucks. Just like this but no chassis and wheels etc.

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John Deere 316 Electric Conversion

This is my third gas powered Garden Tractor to Electric motor conversion. You can read all about the Toro and John Deere 214 conversions on this web page. http://rvbprecision.com/machine-tools-welding/garden-tractor-to-electric-conversion-john-deere-214.html The John Deere 214 was a great success. Fantastic power, long battery life and just a joy to use around my property. But I wanted to

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SASS WILD BUNCH 1911 MAGAZINE PAD

Recently the group that oversees the “WILD BUNCH” shooting competition over at the “Single Action Shooting Society” modified the rules on 1911 magazine modifications and now allow a leather magazine pad on the bottom of our 1911 magazines. These can be bought a Mernickle Holsters and they are beautiful…https://www.mernickleholsters.com/ And you can even have your

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John Deere 316 Drive Shaft from Rag Joints to Universal Joints

This is a quick article on my journey of converting my John Deere 316 Kohler from very noisy Rag Joints to much improved Universal Joints. First, what IS a Rag Joint? The early JD Tractors and other brands used Rag Joints to transfer the power from the engine to the transmission. One at each end

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Prime Weld 225X Power Switch Relocation

Don’t get me wrong. I love my PrimeWeld 225X AC/DC TIG-Stick welder. Simply a fantastic machine…..even if it cost twice as much. Selling for under $1000 with top quality build, accessories and warrantee…It’s the bargain of the century! But why on God’s Green Earth did they put the power switch on the back of the

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GARDEN TRACTOR TO ELECTRIC CONVERSION / JOHN DEERE 214

If you saw the other article I wrote a month ago about the TORO “Lawn” Tractor that I converted to electric, you saw that the “Operation was a success….But the patient died!” The little “Lawn” tractor’s transmission and tiny axles could not stand up to the massive instantaneous torque of the Motenergy ME1004, 13HP, electric

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SPRUNGER RD33 Radial Drill Press Refurbish

I’ve always wanted to add a Radial Drill Press to the shop. But any that I looked at were either too expensive or “boat anchor” junk. Perusing FaceBook Marketplace I saw what looked like a reasonable condition radial drill press and only $125….and close by. A phone call confirmed it was still available so without

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