my new e-bay buy, a 3/32nds keyway broach, will arrive soon. talk about excited ;-)
still need the collar, of course. don't own a keyseater, or a shaper. or arbor press. or even a lathe, anymore, freakinDAHMIT. maybe I can ram the broach in with my truck? or lower the truck DOWN onto the broach, driving the broach through? I could use my rollaway 5 ton floor jack to lift it, so, what'aya think?
from my "of an equally astounding nature" department, comes THIS thing, which I really *do* think I'll probably end up using to push the broach through
using the tubing bender frame'll involve making some "bizarre upper welded adapter" first, but what the hell...the jack is 12 ton. jack probably won't work at ALL upside down. also "know to leak oil out its side" when turned sideways. this superb quality-infested jack can be removed from its red framework 'easily enough' though.
distance between top-center of jack (jack fully retracted) and top of (existing) red frame: 7.500 inches. broach has overall length of 5 inches.
I'd 'rather' have a stud hanging out the bottom 'pushing down' on the broach (just like a 'real' hydraulic press), but, ah jeeze maybe I can drive it upwards (more trickey to hold stuff straight and judge the alignment)
also have two *hugely* strong bessey clamps, and 'near tons' of scrap steelage...of all desripto's
here's a guy driving HIS broach with a cherrypicker cylinder
so alright, what ELSE can I use that's laying around here? lookin' for that eureka moment....