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[OT] Steering box gear oil.


March 23, 2017, 4:43 am

Sort of OT but I know you guys will know whats what. I've got a 10 ton Truck and the steering box is up for its 120,000km oil swap. The manual specifies API GL4 oil for the steering box. As I und... Read more »

Lead Burning plates inside old lead acid cells


March 22, 2017, 2:21 pm

I have read quite a bit about lead burning, but it does not seem appropriat e for my requirement. From a previous life in the Middle East I inherited about 100 lead acid cel ls. I emptied the aci... Read more »

Re: Attn: PIBB - Re: Now isnt this ..special... (gummer's lament)


March 21, 2017, 9:34 pm

I've seen this one before. If the radiator exploded, it was due to a blown head gasket. The radiator becomes a new exhaust pipe. Jon Read more »

Re: How to harden 1/2" mild steel plate for gun target


March 21, 2017, 12:54 am

What cartridges will you be using? Consider low power reloads, Sections of tire treads will reduce the damage. Read more »

I finally cleaned out the garage


March 20, 2017, 10:15 pm

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

Forming tap


March 19, 2017, 10:38 pm

I was rummaging through my tap collection and came across a couple of forming taps. I have no idea how they got there, but there they were. Now, the question is: where are they better used than ... Read more »

ANOTHER right wing party defeated in Europe


March 19, 2017, 10:16 am

You're saying that the GOP will lose seats in two years and the presidency in four? Read more »

Re: OT My third electric bike


March 19, 2017, 2:13 am

On Sun, 19 Mar 2017 00:17:56 -0000 (UTC), John Doe For that price you can buy 2 wheels with hub motors that will fit standard forks - and not have the fuggly and heavy drill-motor hanging off the ... Read more »

Re: ROTLMAO! Coal Emissions Are Killing Climate Change Deniers and Anti En...


March 19, 2017, 2:10 am

Wow ! My VERY OWN *FORGER* !!! I feel so ... HONORED !!! :-) Oh well, you can go visit yer friends in the wunnerful Marxist paradise of the Peoples Republic of China if you wanna REALLY see s... Read more »

Bridgeport Mill Making Knocking Or Clicking Noise


March 18, 2017, 4:51 am

A friend of mine has a Bridgeport knee mill making a loud clicking or knock ing sound in the head. I could not find any obvious reason. So I sorta just said sorry man I can't find anything. Well a... Read more »

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Minivan rear axle for trailer? rating: 5

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I'm looking at making a small, 5'x10' trailer to haul things that I can't get into my Volvo station wagon. According to Volvo, the maximum towing capacity is 2000 lbs. I would appreciate any inpu... Read more »

Standard Modern tailstock... rating: 5

It's been a year since I purchased my Standard Modern 1120 lathe - it was missing the tailstock. Yet still no luck finding a replacement, other than a new unit from LeBlond that'd cost more than the... Read more »

How to smooth and polish the inside of 3" PVC Pipe? rating: 5

I've been asked by our Pastor to cast a 3 x 22 Christ Candle. I haven't been able to find a candle mold this big. I have a few feet of new 3 PVC pipe that I can make into a mold, but the inside is ... Read more »

Brazing on vertical services - flux vs. gravity rating: 5

Attempting to repair pins holes in a stainless kitchen sink in place. How do you keep the flux in place against the force of gavity? Is there something like a ceramic sponge that can stand red hea... Read more »

Sleeves for putting hydraulic cylinders together. rating: 5

I know this is a great metal working project and I've made couple of these things at work to get me by. When trying to put a shaft, as in hydraulic cylinder shaft, though a loaded oring lip seal, hav... Read more »

Annual Guthrie / Southwestern Iron Works Tailgate Swap Meet (Oklahoma) rating: 5

Once again the time is coming for the Annual Swap Meet and Model Engine display. May 21 is the date at 8:00am till ..... Any questions may be directed to David King (405-348-0476) or Bob Paddack (4... Read more »

Cocktail Fork "Blanks" rating: 5

Hi --- Thought that someone in this eclectic group might be able to point me to a supplier. I have seen old sets of cocktail forks which are topped with a decorative stone or gem. Sometimes they are... Read more »

biodiesel as cutting fluid? rating: 5

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I've seen various natural cutting and tapping fluids such as tapmatic natural which claim to be esters of some sort of vegetable oil. They also have a citrus spice scent which leads me to believe the... Read more »

Where to get small diameter sex bolts rating: 5

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I am looking for a sex bolts (sometimes they are also called hidden bolts) McMaster has them in #10 tread or larger. I need something more like thread #4. BTW These are going to hold two scales o... Read more »

Centering Scopes? rating: 5

Over the years, a couple of people have mentioned being very fond of their centering scopes. I've been thinking of getting one to use on my mill. They seem to come in a range of powers, from 15X ... Read more »

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