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#299045 - Sun Jan 22 2012 09:20 AM Re: My new pump(work in progress) [Re: WJHcurator]
Mike618b Offline
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Registered: Thu Dec 04 2003
Loc: Grand Rapids Mi
Here's the finished product.


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#299048 - Sun Jan 22 2012 09:24 AM Re: My new pump(work in progress) [Re: Mike618b]
gasoildude Offline
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Registered: Mon Nov 29 2004
Loc: Oneida IL USA
Mike that is a job well done. It looks great!!!
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#299073 - Sun Jan 22 2012 10:50 AM Re: My new pump(work in progress) [Re: gasoildude]
THE AMERICAN GARAGE Offline
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Registered: Wed Jun 02 2004
Loc: PECONIC BAY, L.I., NY, USA
Wow! DOUBLE Wow!

That looks Fantastic! You have got be proud of that, Mike!

Thanks for sharing your creative ideas along the way! I can still picture the MDF in the trunk of your car LOL!


Edited by THE AMERICAN GARAGE (Sun Jan 22 2012 10:50 AM)
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#299076 - Sun Jan 22 2012 10:57 AM Re: My new pump(work in progress) [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE]
oldnfuelish Offline
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Registered: Wed Nov 02 2005
Loc: Antioch,IL
Very nice,mike!
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#299338 - Mon Jan 23 2012 09:35 AM Re: My new pump(work in progress) [Re: oldnfuelish]
archer2 Offline
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Registered: Sat Nov 25 2006
Loc: Marshall Va USA
That looks great, excellent work.
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#299351 - Mon Jan 23 2012 11:23 AM Re: My new pump(work in progress) [Re: WJHcurator]
DIESEL Offline
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Registered: Tue Nov 24 2009
Loc: TEXAS
AMAZING!
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#299413 - Mon Jan 23 2012 04:58 PM Re: My new pump(work in progress) [Re: archer2]
Vermonter Offline
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Registered: Sat Dec 16 2006
Loc: VT
wow, great work. How long did it take you start to finish?
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#299890 - Wed Jan 25 2012 04:04 PM Re: My new pump(work in progress) [Re: Vermonter]
Mike618b Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Dec 04 2003
Loc: Grand Rapids Mi
Thanks again for all the support. I'd say it takes about 25 to 30 hours start to finish. There is allot of down time waiting for glue and paint to cure. The first one I built took about 45 hrs., but that was thinking and planning as I go. Now I have it all down, and have figured out better and faster ways to make parts with less materials.

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#299891 - Wed Jan 25 2012 04:09 PM Re: My new pump(work in progress) [Re: Mike618b]
WJHcurator Offline
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Registered: Wed Nov 09 2011
Loc: Utah, USA
Great job Mike.

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#299902 - Wed Jan 25 2012 04:54 PM Re: My new pump(work in progress) [Re: WJHcurator]
Cold Pizza Offline
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Registered: Tue May 17 2005
Loc: Illinois
Very cool..I too would like to see the process how you molded the top.
Please let us know.

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#299944 - Wed Jan 25 2012 07:21 PM Re: My new pump(work in progress) [Re: Cold Pizza]
Mike618b Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Dec 04 2003
Loc: Grand Rapids Mi
Yes, I will have to show molding process, but it will have to wait until late spring as I have to do it outside in warm weather. The chemicals used in molding are super smelly, and will stink up the house for a week if I try it inside, and believe me I found out the hard way.

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#299950 - Wed Jan 25 2012 07:40 PM Re: My new pump(work in progress) [Re: Mike618b]
Mike618b Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Dec 04 2003
Loc: Grand Rapids Mi
But....in the meantime here is a picture of mold. I restored an original top, then bolted it to a board. It was then covered in wax, then PVA(a synthetic mold release). The next step was to cover everything with a super thick coat of tooling gel coat. After the gel coat cures, it is covered with fiberglass and resin. When cured, the fiberglass is pulled from the original part, and I am left with a perfect negative of top. The process is repeated on the inside of the mold to form a new fiberglass top. In the picture you can see the left-over film from the PVA. This was left on after a part that failed.


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#300307 - Fri Jan 27 2012 07:54 AM Re: My new pump(work in progress) [Re: Mike618b]
JohnChr Offline
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Registered: Tue Jan 24 2012
Loc: Norway
Love your work! Cant wait to get started on my wayne 70 cabinet project!

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#301642 - Wed Feb 01 2012 04:36 AM Re: My new pump(work in progress) [Re: JohnChr]
JohnChr Offline
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Registered: Tue Jan 24 2012
Loc: Norway
btw.. what kind of tool is the electric tool you used for rounding of the edges? Never seen one, but will need one hehe smile


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#301772 - Wed Feb 01 2012 05:54 PM Re: My new pump(work in progress) [Re: JohnChr]
Mike618b Offline
Petro Enthusiast

Registered: Thu Dec 04 2003
Loc: Grand Rapids Mi
It's a router. A Bosch 2 1/2 Hp, combination fixed and plunging. Got it at Lowes, love it.

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