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    Patenting an Idea?

    I have made and used an Item in my fences for about 4 years now that has made working my cattle a much easier and simpler process, the idea is not new, and not (in my way of thinking even special), but it works very well and I do not see it being marketed by any of the manufacturer of fence...
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    want to build a freeze resistant building, IDEAS?

    I want to build a building at least 30 foot wide, and it may in time extend to 90 feet, long, currently the idea would be to build most likely a 30 by 30 foot building, my thoughts are to build a bunker, or potato cellar type building, dig down about 4 feet, and then berm the walls with...
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    Plasma cutter question?

    I am interested in getting a plasma cutter, and I want a good unit, but I look at, hobart, lincoln, intertherm, and running in the $1500 +range for a 30 amp unit, and see east wood, and harbor freight, woodward, some others, (yes i know there imports), but the price of the units are...
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    difficult roads, and mechanical concrete,

    was looking for tire retaining walls, and came across this called mechanical concrete, where old tires with the side walls are removed and rock filled, it looked like a possible idea for some of you with problem roads and long drive ways that are hard to maintain, Mechanical Concrete(R)...
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    116/111 John Deere PTO clutch problem

    116/111 John Deere PTO clutch problem when I go to click on the deck, with the electric switch on the dash, 90% of the time the deck runs, but on occasion it does not, here is the puzzle to me, if I change the engine speed (throttle) slow it down and speed it back up the deck starts off, if...
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    excessive heat in hydralics, not over loading the system, ideas

    I set up a winch on the front of the tractor so I can creep it very slowly using a trencher that is three point, or covered to three point, finally tried out the winch this after noon, even with out a load and just running the drum with out cable the motor was getting warm, was going to put...
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    Hydralic valve question?

    I have an Idea, (YES, I know it is a dangerous thing for me to have an Idea). any way I want to build a loader bucket for placing concrete, the main reason for the bucket is to fill some steel pipe posts, the pipe is about 10 gauge, and my idea is to put a few rebar sticks in the post...
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    Had a learning experience with my welder, just thought I would share, (engine drive)

    Bought a new welder, about a month ago, and was welding great, I had a small project, I needed to weld, and the welder would not weld, finally I turned it up to max and got the mower deck welded, so I call the dealer, and called the service number no help but to give me a name of a repair...
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    Ranch/homested powered tamper for posts?

    as I get older,I find tamping post holes more tiring than it once was, and have seen commercial tampers/compactors. that I have seen the electrical poles tamped with, but there expensive, and use a large amount of air, to run, any one seen a ranch version? some thing a small compressor...
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    Can anyone identify this item?

    does any one have an idea what this thing was original? It has set behind the door of the old farm shop for at least 60 years and most like a lot longer than that, my dad used it for a make shift anvil for riveting and some other small things, But I am sure that that was not it's original...
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    quesiton on Clutch selection on a powere wheel barrow?

    wanting to build a powered wheel barrow, and like the muck truck idea, Motorized Mini-Dumper Wheelbarrows | Gas Powered Wheel Barrow, engine powered wheel barrows for sale, muck truck parts, walk behind, landscaping wheelbarrow conversion kits many more videos on you tube of it working, I...
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    Hay bale proceser

    I have this Idea, and the idea is to build a hay bale processor, most of feed I have is of lower quality, and have felt that I would save a lot if it was ground and put out in a row rather than just dumping a bale, been looking at various ideas of commercial units, the one I like is the...
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    Concrete / Mortar mixer loader system

    I have two different mixers, and since I am older and don't have the steam that I did 20 years ago, getting them loaded is getting to be a lot of work, and dealing with 100 pound bags of cement or mortar cement, or even dealing with 80 pound pre mix, years ago (basically pre redimix) many...
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    easly movable scafold build

    I have been needing to work on the house and some other projects, that need some scaffolding, the one projects the platform needs to be easily moved and fast so the lower section can be done at the same time, so I got thinking a small trailer would be a good place to start, so looking around...
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    hydralic question,?

    the question is years ago, they had auto lifts that used air and oil to lift the car, the air went into a tank that was filled with oil and the air pressure displaced the oil pushing the cylinder up lifting the car, here is the question, did the surface of the oil act like a piston, thus...
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    concrete roller screed,

    this is in response to the 3 point concrete placer, thread, I am getting older and my knees are not the best any more, so I started to look for a better way, and come across the roller screed, some of the points of the screed, what I welded up and put in the ends of the 4" tube...
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    Dumb question on posts?

    I must live in some strange world, I like this board and like to build things, and really am fairly good at it, here is the question, it seems some one asks a question on bolting a old army ammo box on there fender for a tool box and it will get 3 pages of replies, and some asks a...
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    new shop door, ?

    a few years ago, I wrote and asked about bifold doors for the shop, I have a 13 foot x 13 foot opening, not that large, but we do have wind, and currently I do not want to spend money on a commercial door, the simple is I do not have that much to invest in a door at this time, but need a...
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    three point fork lift mast?

    yes I have forks for my loader, but one can not see, hard on the front axels, (at times impossible), (have considered a review type camera on the loader to see the forks). has any one build a 3 point unit for the rear of the tractor to work like a real fork lift? if so have pictures and...
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    FYI carburetor/ fuel delivery problems, possible cure.

    I have a lot of old equipment and I have a old gas engine combine I use, I have been having some fuel issues with it the last few days, could not find the problem, tried 4 different fuel pumps, 2 of them new, new fuel tank cap, cleaned the filters, and sediment bulb, removed from tank and...
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    oppinions wanted on steel pipe fence posts

    a few years ago I was given an old center pivot irrigation system, if I would remove from the person place, my thoughts have been to use the 6 5/8" od pipe that the water had ran through as fence posts, (this is painted not galvanized, and about 10 gauge pipe, I would call it tubing but by size...
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    the use of abbreviations and acronyms

    I think it would be nice if when one uses an abbreviations or acronyms, or pet names of machines, that one would put in parenthesis symbol ( the spelled out form) of the abbreviations and acronyms in the first line you use it in the text. I find some times it takes a search or a long time to...
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    Setting up small Grin bin

    Setting up small Grain bin pre cast footers on truck (in the half drums). Took drum half's into ready mix company, to save on mileage, (they said they would fill them for $20 each, setting the footers used flat iron to help set the footers in the correct locations, for the legs...
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    Under fence mower pictures,

    a few mower pictures, started this mower last winter and got to with in a few hours of finished and had to work on other things, finally got it back in and finished it up to test it out and use, some of it evolved, (in theory it can be used right or left hand), but have not tried it the other...
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    JD diesel fule injection pumps?

    I have 1971 john Deere 4000 tractor, (striped down 4020) it has approx. 10,000 hours on it original pump was fixed, I am guessing about 4000 hours, (did not know about the fuel tank drain and got water in the pump was the needed fix, I do not remember what they replaced, I up graded the...
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    What do you think of this kind of building?

    there have been a few times I have thought of putting up some kind of storage building, and ran across this posting on "homesteading today" New metal building got installed today. - Homesteading Today I bet it is not any more than 16 gauge 2" square tubing for the frame of it, any one...
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    Inspect your trailers and hitches

    Inspect your trailers and hitches Just a reminder, to do a intensive inspection of your equipment from time to time, a few days ago I wanted to move some cattle, so I caught the cattle and got them in a pen to load into the stock trailer, (an old small bumper hitch trailer), when I went...
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    filling a pipe to make it act like sold shaft?

    I have need of a slip roller at least 50" wide, and would like to be able to do 10 gauge, and would like to use it for rolling rings out of flat as well, at the ends, of the machine, I have looked online and most start in at $800 and up fast, and there only rated for 16 gauge, first if I...
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    garden/lawn tractor, small box speed mover (dirt)?

    I am considering building a small box scraper like a speed mover, gage wheels and a tongue, to work behind a garden/lawn tractor, some thing like this unit, but a little narrower and smaller, more in line with garden tractor...
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    Hypothetical Question on three pooint hitch

    I am considering making a mower attachment, for the tractor, an "under fence mower" using a 30 hp rated gear box, and PTO shaft, now If the prototype turns out to function and work as planed for, my son is a welder and wants to try his had at some small scale manufacturing, this mower would...
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    corn/Pellet stove ?

    to day I got to go to town, and was at one store and they had pallets of pellets, for sale, (OK that good and great) I do not have a pellet stove currently but may consider one, some day down the road, but was reading in the build it your self forum on this board and came across tis post...
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    shear plate broke, HELP

    I have a old new Holland, 850 round bailer, I have posted two pictures out of the parts manual, the hub #3, attaches to the out shaft of the gear box, and then there is a shear plate #4, and the shear plate is keep in place via the drive shaft, #6, but on the end of the shaft there is a...
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    fence cleaner (tumbleweed machine) Ideas

    been considering making a fence cleaner, and I was sent the pictures below some years ago, and looking on YouTube, Innovative Tumbleweed Removal - YouTube one other place. Stelter Repair, Inc. of New Leipzig, North Dakota was founded in 1943 below are two pictures that are represented...
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    Ha any one built any type of Bale processor?

    Has any one built any type of Bale processor? I still feed round bales, but may change in a few years, here, But would like to have some type of feeder processer that would help shredder / grind the stocks of the hay up some and hope fully make it more palatable feed , for the cattle...
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    building a wood post driver tractor mounted page 2

    building a wood post driver tractor mounted page one, http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/build-yourself/289286-building-wood-post-driver-tractor.html cylinder extension with mounts checking out the measurements on the extension cylinder and figuring out the placement of the mast tube...
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    question on using pipe as posts?

    I have a lot of 6" by about 10 gage old steel pipe/tube, that at one time was part of a center pivot irrigation sprinkler. was thinking about cutting it up and using for posts on a new corral fence. since it is 1/8" or thinner and only painted, my concern is that it may rot off fast, with...
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    building a wood post driver tractor mounted

    been thinking about building a tractor mounted post driver, my thoughts are to copy or to make a version Protech Machinery | Post drivers and or something like the Shelbourne unit Parmiter Post Driver Range - Agricultural Equipment Manufacturer - Shelbourne Reynolds and at least at first just...
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    ? leveling a grass pasture road/path wih out distroying the grass?

    leveling a grass pasture road/path wih out distroying the grass? I do not care if I end up with a two path trail that may not have a lot of grass but do not want a "road, road" the problem is at one time the ground had been farmed and going one direction it is nice and reasonable smooth, but...
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    Powered T post driver

    Been looking on the net and have found two that look some what promising, At least in my thinking, First I have a gas mounted air compressor on one of my trucks, so a air powered unit would seem the most logical choice, The two I have found that is in the under $500 range is the, "Man...
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    trencher back hoe rebuild

    I have a number of water lins to put in this summer, (at least a 1/2 mile) and maybe more. If I can do it with out a lot of jerry rigging and fighting things) THUS MY IDEA. I have a home built back hoe I have for sue on my 4020 large tractor, the tractor is more tractor than it should have...
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    hidden entrance door, (remote security door?)

    there was a thread a few days ago on remote security, and how to beef things up, http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/projects/265277-urgent-need-security-help-4.html I just saw thing video, and it is a fairly good idea, if you want hidden, [url=http://www.wimp.com/secretdoor/]Secret hidden...
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    Painting galvanized tin ?

    I have a old barn I use for my shop and I finally got it tined, (I used lightly hail damaged roof sheets) I got for a very good price, the building is 60 by 65 foot print 10 foot side walls and 40 foot to the peak, so a lot of tin, but I would like to paint it, at least the front of it, and...
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    My DIY copy router tools

    I have thought about building one or some thing similar, Gemini Wood Carver Duplicator - The Carving Duplicator Machine for the Woodworker Professional on this one I like the adjsut able counter weight Clone Router Duplicator - Copy Carver Machine. what I have started to build a king size...
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    shop door, needs replacement,

    I have a old fiberglass roll up shop door, I bought it used for 35 dollars when I made the old barn into a shop, it was wore then and now nearly 20 years later it is really wore out and I had a goat that got in the shop and the door was up about a foot and he exited and took out the bottom...
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    Air compressor out of parts,

    a few weeks ago I asked about Chonda engines, and said I had a project, the project was to assemble a gasoline powered air compressor out of some parts I had around, basically the main part I had to fabricate,, was the deck to mount the pump on and the motor on, and then mount on the tank...
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    cutting metal?

    I have or had, a small old band saw, and it is nearly wore out and one of the guides broke off the other day when some thing happened, the blade has been slipping and coming off, I have worked on the wheel and even re trued it, but still happening, and since the metal falling and breaking the...
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    Chinese clone engines, the good bad and the ugly

    I have a project I am wanting to build, and would love a Honda engine on it, but the cost is beyond the total budget of the project, and I see HF has the 6.5 hp for about $120.00 HORIZONTAL ENGINE, GASOLINE , EPA 212CC OHV 7HP and I see Kohler clone for about $225 KOHLER Engine 6.5hp COURAGE...
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    Under fence mower,?

    was thinking three point or pull type, (no ATV here), so it would be tractor pulled, Has any one built one? If so what did you do, and what would you not do or redo if rebuilding? I do not know weather to build a sole purpose under fence only mower, or some type of attachment to my 10...
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    Making hay on hill sides, video

    Saw this on another site. First of all beautiful scenery, and amazing equipment, Brielmaier Motormäher am Hang mit 3,5m Mähwerk und Hillrake - YouTube
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    taper bearing wear?

    I was given a old (1980) Ford 350 truck, and it had some of the lug bolts broke, (find out it is not the original differential still have not totally identified the axle). It appears to be a Chevy, or GMC, hubs are Chevy type, and seem to take the 00 to 06 or so rims, (it had some ford coined...
 
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