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OT: Trump's unofficial campaign song

August 27, 2015, 4:35 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PmyzFsYEdco Read more »

Who won the Civil War?

August 26, 2015, 4:39 pm

Who won the Civil War? Or why school administrators and teachers should be taken out and shot You know the drill, you've seen these before but it is still scary. And these kids adults are colle... Read more »

Manliness: An Unsung Trait of The Train Heroes

August 26, 2015, 4:20 pm

http://townhall.com/columnists/monacharen/2015/08/26/manliness-an-unsung-trait-of-the-train-heroes-n2043818?utm_source=thdaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl&newsletterad= [Full article - my highl... Read more »

Kill Files

August 26, 2015, 2:45 pm

Hi gang. Well it's fun to be using usenet again but it's no longer available from my ISP and no longer accessible via tin. Does anyone know how one goes about writing a kill file that will work on Go... Read more »

Re: Charlie Daniels' Open Letter to Congress: 'You've Betrayed Your Country...

August 26, 2015, 12:54 am

Congress only listens to Charlie's brother Jack. Read more »

Gunsmithing Question-oversize chamber

August 25, 2015, 8:22 pm

I bought a .22 barrel liner and installed it in the rifle. I did a trade with guy who had the special drill for the barrel liners from Brownells. I drilled a rifle for him and since he had the cham... Read more »

air compressor dog house

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August 25, 2015, 7:47 pm

This 7.5 Hp Quincy air compressor followed me home from the auction: http://i1242.photobucket.com/albums/gg527/Karl_T1/quincy%20air%20compressor.jpg Trouble is, I already got two pounds of sh*t in ... Read more »

Disassembled and inspected

August 24, 2015, 4:17 pm

{also posted to Kohler email list} Well , today I pulled the KT17 out of my JD 317 and tore it down . Turns out this isn't the first time this motor has been apart . By the numbers this is a seri... Read more »

I have a Speedaire model 2Z 628. It says it is a compressor and a vacuum p...

August 22, 2015, 8:36 pm

Can you tell me about this model of compressor? How do you convert it from a compressor with PSI to a Vacuum pump? Any idea of an instruction booklet for it? Thank you, Bill Z. Read more »

Now we wait ...

August 22, 2015, 3:32 pm

I just ordered the last piece for the repairs to my Rusty Tractor . Coming my way are a crank , a rod , rings for both cylinders , a starter side crankcase half and a full gasket set . Unfortun... Read more »

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Homemade Resistance Soldering Unit

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I tried posting this earlier, but I got an error message when I went to post it. So, I am not sure the first message went anywhere. If this is a double post, I apologize. I am attempting to build a r... Read more »


Friday yard sale score

Wasn't really even out doing yard sales today as I figured there wouldn't be many on a holiday weekend. But stopped at one on the way in to see a customer, and scored a Cardinal Model 140 Speed Vis... Read more »


klixon thermal protectors "scarcer than hens teeth", even HARDER ...

need one, can't find, no hits, dead ends, 'contact the distributor', inquiries sent, distributors don't reply, must want to sell 'only in multiples of hundreds or better', can find no 'these guys a... Read more »


Easily cutting .75mm camera lens threads on an inch lathe

Sorry for the long subject line folks, Anyway, it seems that camera lens threads are all, or mostly all, .75mm pitch. Cutting metric threads on an inch lathe is of course a hassle. 34 TPI would... Read more »


Interesting article on bringing manufacturing back to America

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2012/12/the-insourcing-boom/309166/1/ Thomas Mayor, a senior adviser with Booz & Company who specializes in manufacturing strategy, says that in indus... Read more »


Battery Rebuilders: Primecell vs MTO?

After reading a number of on-line reviews, I was all set to send a 1.3 Ah 12V DeWalt drill battery pack off to MTO: http://mtobattery.com/store/page2.html when I saw the recent thread praising ... Read more »


Cobalt vs. Carbide End Mills

Hello, What are people's thoughts on carbide vs. M42 cobalt end mils for mild, 1030 and 41xx? I'm using a manual mill for light work - not high speed production CNC work. My mills are all end mills ... Read more »


3-D prototyping printer?

I remember seeing a web page describing a process that deposited (sprayed?) material (plastic?) to build up a CAD design so that in the end you have a 3-D prototype of your design. Basically, a CN... Read more »


Two videos of one of my IC-engines I built

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Hi! About 4 years ago, I have built this stationary 4 stroke with 87 ccm. It was my second IC-engine I've built. With todays modern technology like video and YouTube (Nick, wake up!) I was able .... Read more »


Homemade brake

I wanted to make a homemade brake for bending small sheet metal things. (I have a press). I think that the concept is straightforward, however, I would like to know if there is any sort of a table th... Read more »