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    Default Funnel: I decided to make a good one

    I decided to make me a good funnel today wiht some scraps. Its hard to find a good funnel anymore. The large ones are $$$, about $30 each, and are really thin . They bend too easy when tossing them off the tractor Or they are plastic. All of which are probabally made in China.

    This one is ~9" diameter and ~6" high. Roughly a 7 quart capacity. Outlet hole is a good 1" or so. Made of 16ga SS Should last a lifetime and can probabally also double as a jackstand
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    Default Re: Funnel: I decided to make a good one

    Looks good...

    That's got me thinking... I have a BIG funnel for hydraulic fluid but don't really like how it sits... would be good to have one that would fit better and hook firmly on the SMV bracket... It's a good excuse to get a cheap mig welder I have not done much with thinner metal but it's about time!

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    Default Re: Funnel: I decided to make a good one

    Quote Originally Posted by teg View Post
    Looks good...

    That's got me thinking... I have a BIG funnel for hydraulic fluid but don't really like how it sits... would be good to have one that would fit better and hook firmly on the SMV bracket... It's a good excuse to get a cheap mig welder I have not done much with thinner metal but it's about time!
    teg.. start tiggin. If you have a DC stick welder you are half the way there.

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    Default Re: Funnel: I decided to make a good one

    A mans gots to know his limitations ...... I know mine. I have played with sheet stainless and unless you have a sheet metal shop at your disposal, go back to the drawing board.
    Nice work. The taper on the tube had to be made with specialized tools.
    I just bought a sheet of twenty guage steel to make a dump trailer tool box and some take offs for a lawn vacuum. Bending techniques with available metal shapes proves interesting and head scratching at times. A MIG welder is king of this operation.

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    Default Re: Funnel: I decided to make a good one

    Quote Originally Posted by LD1 View Post
    I decided to make me a good funnel today wiht some scraps. Its hard to find a good funnel anymore. The large ones are $$$, about $30 each, and are really thin . They bend too easy when tossing them off the tractor Or they are plastic. All of which are probabally made in China.

    This one is ~9" diameter and ~6" high. Roughly a 7 quart capacity. Outlet hole is a good 1" or so. Made of 16ga SS Should last a lifetime and can probabally also double as a jackstand

    Darn good idea. The only thing I would add, is a handle on the side so your fingers areaway from sharp edges, and from the oil, or whatever you're pouring in it.

    Might have to make on of those for myself.

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    Default Re: Funnel: I decided to make a good one

    Quote Originally Posted by LD1 View Post
    I decided to make me a good funnel today wiht some scraps. Its hard to find a good funnel anymore. The large ones are $$$, about $30 each, and are really thin . They bend too easy when tossing them off the tractor Or they are plastic. All of which are probabally made in China.

    This one is ~9" diameter and ~6" high. Roughly a 7 quart capacity. Outlet hole is a good 1" or so. Made of 16ga SS Should last a lifetime and can probabally also double as a jackstand
    Which way you pour your fluids in and does it leak?????




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    The Tinman would be proud...
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    Default Re: Funnel: I decided to make a good one

    Quote Originally Posted by k0ua View Post
    teg.. start tiggin. If you have a DC stick welder you are half the way there.

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    Agreed. Tig is the only way to go on thin stuff IMO. Migging thin stuff leaves a big ugly weld bead.

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent Blue View Post
    A mans gots to know his limitations ...... I know mine. I have played with sheet stainless and unless you have a sheet metal shop at your disposal, go back to the drawing board.
    Nice work. The taper on the tube had to be made with specialized tools.
    I just bought a sheet of twenty guage steel to make a dump trailer tool box and some take offs for a lawn vacuum. Bending techniques with available metal shapes proves interesting and head scratching at times. A MIG welder is king of this operation.
    Definatally took some trial and error and planning. Theres basically three parts. The upper straight peice. That was easialy made in the roller. Then the mid section and the lower smaller section.

    The mid section, I cut out the shape. Basically looked like one of those lamp-shade-dog-scratch-protector-thingys. Then used a hydraulic press and pressed it down into the upper peice and it kinda formed itself.

    The lower part was the challenge. Because the roller has 3" rolls, and wont taper a part like that, it was time for some brainstorming. Solution: Cut the peice out. IT was a trapezoid shape. and then used the brake. And a series of small bends. Moving farther between bends on the big end. Then I put it in the lathe and used the BIG live-center and kinda used it like a flaring tool to make the end-to-be welded nice and round instead of octagonal
    Quote Originally Posted by murphy1244 View Post
    Which way you pour your fluids in and does it leak?????




    Nice job
    Nope, no leaks. And the fluid goes in the small end
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    Default Re: Funnel: I decided to make a good one

    Quote Originally Posted by LD1 View Post
    Agreed. Tig is the only way to go on thin stuff IMO. Migging thin stuff leaves a big ugly weld bead.



    Definatally took some trial and error and planning. Theres basically three parts. The upper straight peice. That was easialy made in the roller. Then the mid section and the lower smaller section.

    The mid section, I cut out the shape. Basically looked like one of those lamp-shade-dog-scratch-protector-thingys. Then used a hydraulic press and pressed it down into the upper peice and it kinda formed itself.

    The lower part was the challenge. Because the roller has 3" rolls, and wont taper a part like that, it was time for some brainstorming. Solution: Cut the peice out. IT was a trapezoid shape. and then used the brake. And a series of small bends. Moving farther between bends on the big end. Then I put it in the lathe and used the BIG live-center and kinda used it like a flaring tool to make the end-to-be welded nice and round instead of octagonal


    Nope, no leaks. And the fluid goes in the small end
    Darn good job! ... That tells you when its overfilled.
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    Default Re: Funnel: I decided to make a good one

    Quote Originally Posted by Artisan View Post
    The Tinman would be proud...
    Or jealous ????????

    Quote Originally Posted by SPYDERLK View Post
    Darn good job! ... That tells you when its overfilled.
    larry

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