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Old 02-23-2015, 10:36 AM
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Were is the T dollies getting started thread Mr. Jere?
Very good tutorials btw.
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Old 02-24-2015, 03:12 AM
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Just a (probably dumb) question:
Is the bottom end, the one to be welded, of the pins tapered? How else would they tilt to form an even 1/8" gap?
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Default Tip design

I have recently been working on the tip design on my tucking forks to reduce the pinpoint loading issues that causes the small dimple damage at the end of the tuck.
This is the main issue I see with using the tucking forks as this damage must normally be sanded away to completely remove it.

This "latest design" increases the diameter at the point which reduces the loading effect. From my testing this is a good balance between the overall quality of the tuck shape and the pinpoint loading damage.

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Old 03-09-2015, 08:52 AM
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Here's my shot at it:
1 - 15mmX100 mm rods to be milled
2 - Drilling the 10mm thick plate
3 - Drilled, 3mm apart
4 - Mockup
5 - Welded, plate already cut (hacksaw!)
6 - Mocking up extension to use on vice
7 - Done
8 - Done

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Rui, that fork set looks very nice.

I only have small hand held forks, but over the years I have seen a lot of pics of bench mounted ones and was always considering making a set.

Recently I saw this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s50rBAmPsog and now your post has got me going again on trying a bench mounted set of forks. I want to copy his arrangement, he seems to have his work flow established really well.
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Old 03-10-2015, 04:34 AM
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OK Mark, its a pretty fast and simple task, given you have all the parts. I had a friend milling me those rods so I had to wait a bit, but its pretty much straight forward.
Just dont mess up your measurings as I did... Also I think I got the forks a bit long: 90mm, they tend to twist a bit at use. Either that or the type of steel. Dont know.. I'll cut them 10mm and see.
Have a good one.
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Default Tuck Tool

Thanks Jere, I will make mine using some of the upper bar as a handle. I got some scrap 1/4"bar stock and round stock to make some T dollies. I also got some RR rail I finished as an anvil( thanks Dave Gardiner). I guess some ash slappers and a baseball bat mallet are next on the list. Joe Mato
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Old 03-13-2016, 04:34 PM
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Default Nwe tucking fork video

The length of the taper on the HF pry bars varies so much

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that I started making all my forks from HF chipping hammers.

They were so much more consistent I thought I'd make a video.

The first one is for the vise held fork.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNSTxHmXmTg

And the second one is on the hand held version.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yi_obZjZae0


I hope this will get a few more tucking forks to be made and posted.


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I love this run of getting started Jere.
Is #3 in the works, or is it posted elsewhere? GM
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Thanks George. I have just recently acquired some rail road box car springs that I will be making some "T" dollies from. I plan on videoing the process and will post it here when complete.

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