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    04-18-2018, 11:46 PM
    Hey Guys,, I appreciate the suggestions. JR I like your suggestion, thinking outside of the box like I often do, except this time. I don't have to...
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    04-18-2018, 10:14 PM
    Hi Group, I have this project that is a pedal car for the grandson and it needed refurbishing. I removed the rear axle to work on it and had to...
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    04-18-2018, 08:05 PM
    Mr Fixit replied to a thread Shop Made Tools in General
    Hi Dan, When you say "wire clamp tool" are you making them with this tool? How does this tool work? curious minds ( more than just me i'm sure )...
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    04-17-2018, 07:33 PM
    Mr Fixit replied to a thread Cutting 3" Acrylic Tube in General
    Dragons_fire, When you get the ends finished to a flat smooth surface, you can use a propane torch to polish acrylic to a clear finish, the saw...
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    04-16-2018, 09:33 PM
    Edwin, I don't see where you live, but the US company Mouser Electronics on line service has a DPDT rotary switch rated at 5A for $35.00. Now...
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    04-03-2018, 11:34 PM
    Hey Horst, I recently purchased a rebuilt Quincy pump from this company, no connection just a happy customer. They had what looked like a good...
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    04-01-2018, 09:59 PM
    All of the advice is spot on. The one thing you will need to consider after looking at your pic's is the length of the dip. You may want to work...
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    03-25-2018, 06:51 PM
    Yes it is a PSC motor and does have a cap on it. So is the range of RPM going to give me a polish on aluminum and maybe brass items? I figure It...
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    03-25-2018, 01:47 PM
    Hi Group, I got a double shafted motor yesterday at a garage sale that I was thinking of using for a buffer setup. The motor is from a dual sided...
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    03-23-2018, 07:35 PM
    Hey polaraligned, There are some paints and other contact materials that sign manufactures are selling that you might look into. There are You...
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    03-22-2018, 01:10 PM
    Mr Fixit replied to a thread Pile O'Steel in General
    This requires a YOU SUCK for such a steal. Offering any up to your friends here on the forum? That's all I can say. TX Mr fixit for the family...
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    03-12-2018, 10:31 PM
    1186, You don't say what wire you will use. Ni-chrome wire will hold up better and give you even heat over the length of wire and should not brake...
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    03-01-2018, 07:27 PM
    Mr Fixit replied to a thread Shop lighting follow up in General
    Hey Boats Not a Costco member, what did the fixtures set you back for the 2 pak? do you have any data that one might find them other than Costco/...
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    02-28-2018, 10:14 PM
    We used silfos 15 or higher (been a few years) with stay-silv flux to repair a water jacket freeze brake on the side about 6"sq. on a small 4...
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    02-26-2018, 04:03 PM
    I always center mine because it look nice that way
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    02-24-2018, 08:30 PM
    Hi Cuttings, I have not made a whistle yet, but what I've' read and others have said, it does sound different with steam. I would take a guess...
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    02-24-2018, 02:25 AM
    Hi Duffy, That is exactly what I have is a door kick plate from the inside of a exterior building door. Mine is 1/16" or maybe even a bit over as...
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    02-21-2018, 09:06 PM
    At least I'm not the only one that see's a good opportunity when it presents it self! I have one of the old propane tanks that I brazed in a shrader...
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    02-21-2018, 03:03 PM
    Hi Tim, What a great idea of using copper pipe for a whistle, I have a piece of 3"x 16" long approximately, that has been around the shop for...
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    02-20-2018, 04:25 PM
    Hello George, That is great info that the wall thickness does not have a bearing in the operation of the whistle. I have some thin walled brass...
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    02-20-2018, 02:21 PM
    I have just read the article about making a whistle for compressed air. The question is what wall thickness does it require for the whistle and could...
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    02-15-2018, 10:03 PM
    Hey Doc, In doing research on a TIG watercooled setup I found lots of guys that were doing it use a Procon water pump in the GPM that is needed...
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    02-11-2018, 11:45 AM
    gaston replied to a thread Plasma cutter? in General
    the hypertherm is a professional machine. If your business depends on it, its cheap at any price. BUT it your a hobbiest and its a "toy," any of the...
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    02-10-2018, 01:50 PM
    Brian, Before you fill the holes what about locating pins in the same place as the holes to let it all stay in place as you setup the part and...
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    02-10-2018, 01:27 PM
    Mr Fixit replied to a thread Plasma cutter? in General
    Hypertherm has been my tool for a few years and it works fantastic! the only problem is I got mine used and Hypertherm does not make the consumables...
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    02-05-2018, 03:25 PM
    Mr Fixit replied to a thread Will this hold that ? in General
    01-7700, I have one of those for a band saw and when the foot collapsed the saw fell over and did some damage, I say BE VERY CAREFUL with it and...
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    02-04-2018, 12:36 AM
    Another safety factor to the pit in the floor idea that must be considered is that gas is heavier than air and many other oxygen starving chemicals...
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    02-02-2018, 07:15 PM
    Hey 3Phase lightbulb, I saw a shop a few years ago that had a trailer hitch type of receiver on the bench, and the grinders were hanging on the...
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    02-02-2018, 07:04 PM
    Hey JD, I have a shop that is just over 800 sq ft and I can fit multiple cars inside, but I am working with smaller (Morris Minor) cars. The...
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    01-23-2018, 05:28 PM
    Mr Fixit replied to a thread Shop Air Filtration in General
    Hey 3PL, I made a vac system for my blast cabinet from a 5gal canister vac, cut out the bottom and put a second metal 5gal can below that I put a...
    13 replies | 953 view(s)
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