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Socket for old shower valve bonnet needed


December 10, 2018, 8:40 pm

I'd like to service a shower valve in a 1957 house with original plumbing. The bonnet nut uses a round boss 7/8 in diameter with two flats milled in it about 3/4 apart. It'd be a cinch if the valve... Read more »

Hmmmm it seems this is mostly political rants. Is there an actual metalwo...


December 8, 2018, 12:59 am

all in the subject line.... Read more »

Is this tool a gimmick or is it actually useful?


December 7, 2018, 2:46 am

I was browsing and searching on amazon for Christmas gifts and somehow this popped up: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B06XH2HFSX/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1_1_2?smid=A2UMZM8Z72JU6D&psc=1 . I've n... Read more »

Flynn Gave "Substantial Assistance" to Mueller - Fat Tubby Is Dea...


December 6, 2018, 12:23 pm

CNN will not be your fantasy. Read more »

Temporary Fixes


December 5, 2018, 7:00 pm

Some time back I had to replace the pump on my shop air compressor. Since I used a third party pump, shop built adapter plate to mount it, and needed to get it going right now I used a 175 PSI r... Read more »

Metric Trapezoidal Threads


December 5, 2018, 4:04 pm

I need to machine some metric trapezoidal threads. Both internal and external. What's the best way to do that? Is hand grinding the tools going to be my best approach? I think maybe it is sin... Read more »

Little Bigger Small Plastic Injection Machine


December 5, 2018, 3:57 pm

The LNS injector is kind of a cleaned up Gingery style machine, but with its own table and press mechanism instead of borrowing those features from a drill press. I have an LNS injector and it w... Read more »

Good Service Every Time


December 3, 2018, 10:06 pm

I have to say some businesses just make me want to go back. I thought I'd mention a couple of my local suppliers that always seem to do what they can to help me get my jobs done. Praxair (Yuma) ... Read more »

Compressors - kinda on topic !

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December 3, 2018, 7:53 pm

to start it , it just humms (until the O/L cuts it off if I let it go that long). This is the original motor on an old Speedaire 60 gallon tank , 220 volts and 3450 RPM's . Specs call for 15 amps... Read more »

TC Tapper - Home Made


November 29, 2018, 8:24 pm

I bought a commercial tension compression tapper for use on my non-C-axis CNC mills. Took me only one buggered hole to get timing right so it would work. No compression, and very little extensi... Read more »

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Parts Diagram / Manual for a Monarch CK Lathe wanted

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I just bought two Monarch CK lathes at an estate auction here in Austin, TX yesterday. I'll be taking delivery sometime in the next few days, but hauled what I could in the S-10 yesterday and today.... Read more »

Height of 4x6 bandsaw

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I just bought an HF 4x6 bandsaw and was going to make a stand for it today. I was planning on making the stand tall enough so that the vise is around 30 off the ground. However, when reading the 4x6 ... Read more »

Anodising touch-up pen?

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Hi folks, I remember reading about an anodising touch-up pen somewhere. Not a metallic paint marker, but a pen which uses a chemical to form a coating similar to anodising. I want to touch-up a bit... Read more »

hyster forklift where is power steering tank

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i have an old hyster with no model#s to go by. i have a seal leak in the steering box, and i cannot find where to add oil.. is it all tied into the hyd. tank? Read more »

anybody weld 416r stainless steel?

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I have a customer who wants an assembly made from 416r welded. Everything I can find says not to weld it. Has anybody here done it? and with good results? The part will be heat treated after welding.... Read more »

Linde Plasma Needle Arc Welder on Ebay

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A identical one was discussed a month or so ago and various people emailed me with interest. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=67043&item=3815809474&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW Gunner... Read more »

What is it? Set 267

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This week's set of photographs has been posted: http://55tools.blogspot.com/ Rob Read more »

Using JB Weld on a chair?

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Greetings and salutations After a dozen years or so, my desk chair has become hazardous. I didn't know you could crack an eighth inch steel plate, just by sitting on it. But - I managed, someho... Read more »

sealing a blast cabinet

rating: 5

I bought the Harbor Freight red benchtop blast cabinet for $49 at their Friday sale. I set it up and tried it out, and it leaked glass beads all over my garage floor. Really slippery! I need to ... Read more »

gloves & PVC cement

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Harbor Freight has 3-4 kind of gloves; latex, nitrile, vinyl & something else. Which, if any, don't dissolve with PVC cement? -- A host is a host from coast to coast.................wb8foz@nrk.com &... Read more »

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