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Did gummer freeze to death, or drown in the floods?


January 24, 2017, 7:37 pm

Nothing from him since Nov 29. You don't suppose he tried to push that Ninja from 264mph to 265mph, and...? Read more »

Made a pallet sized blacksmith forge/shop


January 23, 2017, 12:25 am

The shop is four items on a blue 1 thick steel plate: Pictures: https://www.machinerymoverschicago.com/blog/Blacksmith-Forge/ 1) Propane forge 2) Anvil on wood block 3) 2 thick blacksmit... Read more »

Double ended adjustable wrenches. What for?


January 22, 2017, 7:41 pm

Until recently I'd never known that double ended adjustable wrenches existed and are now collectors items. I suppose there are jobs where being able to tighten or loosen two different size bolt ... Read more »

OT: Who gives a damn how many people watched the inauguration?


January 22, 2017, 5:23 pm

Seriously, I couldn't give a rats ass whether 2, 10 or 10 billion people wa tched. Trump was, somehow elected, he was sworn in and that ought to be tha t. But for what ever reason, he seems to rema... Read more »

Fwd: flag-waving crowds in front of the US Capitol


January 21, 2017, 9:19 am

Donald Trump changed the image at the top of his new @POTUS account after Twitter users spotted it was from Barack Obama's 2013 inauguration. Read more »

Crowds along the parade route


January 21, 2017, 8:18 am

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How to carve limestone with homebrew machines


January 20, 2017, 9:41 pm

This is interesting. Ed Leedskalnin was from Latvia, moved eventually to Homestead Florida, where he built a castle from coral limestone. Of course, how did he do that? is always a good question. ... Read more »

Clown sought tanks and missile launchers for inaugural parade


January 20, 2017, 7:35 pm

?They were legit thinking Red Square/North Korea-style parade,? the source said, referring to massive military parades in Moscow and Pyongyang, typically seen as an aggressive display of muscle-f... Read more »

More fuel injector questions


January 19, 2017, 7:44 pm

I figure Clare will know the answer but maybe others will too. I got my hands on an old Acura fuel injector last night. It is apparently the high impedence type because it measures 14 ohms resistan... Read more »

Re: 'Full employment' must be talking about robots


January 19, 2017, 7:42 pm

Winston_Smith quoted: The robots are expected to make around 10 Umm, I have no idea what these things cost, but 10 deliveries a day doesn't seem to make any economic sense. Assuming the things ... Read more »

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Oiling air tools rating: 5

Awl -- OK, now that I'm in air-jitterbug heaven, I think I need an oiler, right? And I happen to have an FRL (filter regulator lubricate??) ditty, which I plumbed with quick connect on one end, and... Read more »

Why do lathe tailstock barrels not grip the tang (on MT shanks)? rating: 5

Perhaps other lathes are not like mine. But my tailstock barrel does not have a means of gripping the tang on Morse taper shanks. Assuming that this is common in lathes (and not just an indication of... Read more »

allowable uniform load for steel channel? rating: 5

My buddy wants to build some ramps to load a skid steer onto the back of a flatbed. He plans to build 2 ramps, each of which is built like a ladder. The side rails will be steel channel and the cross... Read more »

fixing flats and what is that plug made of? rating: 5

Several years ago a place I worked was in a part of town that was getting lots of new buildings and a lot of demolition debris was falling out of trucks. Everyone at work experienced flat tires durin... Read more »

Honing Aluminum Tube rating: 5

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I need to put a smooth finish on the inside of some aluminum tube. 1 ID smallest - 2 ID biggest. Same application different sizes. If it was steel or cast iron I would just run a brake hone or cyl... Read more »

Chipper tine repair rating: 5

Hi guys, I recently picked up a wood chipper/ shredder from a friend of mine. Actually he gave it to me. If I could get it running we'd share it! Well it was nothing that a carburetor kit couldn't fi... Read more »

Harbor Freight tool grinder? rating: 5

I have been getting by for years with a Grizzly bench grinder and a couple of homeade tool rests. My neighbor has the Baldor bench mounted tool grinder. I think he paid a bit under $500 for it. I... Read more »

How to remove Jacobs chuck from Rockwell drill press rating: 5

Can anyone give me advice on removing a Jacob's chuck from a Rockwell drill press? I think it is a Jacob's taper. The drill press is model 15-069, but I imagine that doesn't matter much. Someone... Read more »

How to Clean Copper (oxides?) Telephone Network Interface Box rating: 5

Hi, Would somebody here possibly know how to get residue off copper washers other than filing or sandpaper and pass on the knowledge to me please. (I'm rewiring a single phone line into the house f... Read more »

fire bricks, refractory bricks formula wanted rating: 5

Hello: I've seen a couple web sites that show how to make fire brick at home but having trouble coming across all the materials they list. And I'm not sure which, if any, are optional. Anyone have... Read more »

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