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    Today, 11:12 AM
    Dan Dubeau replied to a thread Sawmill project in General
    I picked up the final big scrounge (17" cast iron flywheels) for a bandsaw mill last fall except for the new steel which is a phone call away. If...
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    Yesterday, 11:02 AM
    Dan Dubeau replied to a thread Shop Made Tools in General
    Needed a 29mm crows foot to remove a bent tie rod on my yamaha viking. Cut off the end of an old 1" wrench and ground it out to 29mm, fired up the...
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    04-20-2018, 08:26 AM
    Would it be strong enough to use as a buck for vacuum forming? I'm thinking it would be but It's been a long time since I've had some in my hands. ...
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    04-19-2018, 07:43 PM
    Dan Dubeau replied to a thread The must have tool in General
    Everytime I make or buy a "must have tool" I find another tool I must have. It's a never ending cycle. There's going to be one hell of an auction...
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    04-19-2018, 08:24 AM
    I've got a big magnet at on a stick I use for the same thing. I've been wanting to make a big electro magnet that would make it easier to pick up...
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    04-18-2018, 08:26 PM
    Dan Dubeau replied to a thread Shop Made Tools in General
    Sorry, here's a video showing it's use. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=of9p70H7gdg Link might work better
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    04-18-2018, 06:10 PM
    Dan Dubeau replied to a thread Shop Made Tools in General
    Took a break from telling the same old stories with the same old guys at work today and made this over my breaks. Always wanted one, but too cheap...
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    04-18-2018, 02:55 PM
    That's how this "hobby" works. Now you need to build a wire drawing machine, to get the size you need. It's a vicious cycle
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    04-18-2018, 12:47 PM
    Dan Dubeau replied to a thread O’Keefe Castings in General
    Ya that part is strange. Who know but them? I'm just speculating on possible reasons. I was envisioning a small pattern shop/foundry, with an...
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    04-18-2018, 10:19 AM
    Dan Dubeau replied to a thread O’Keefe Castings in General
    Could be they got too busy all of a sudden from the social media swarm resulting from Mr Pete's video. This happens to my wife, on a much lower...
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    04-14-2018, 06:12 PM
    Very nice George. I always enjoy seeing your work. Knowing HOW you machine all your "castings" makes it even more impressive. Thanks for sharing.
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    04-12-2018, 07:51 AM
    Tried to pick my Excello off the trailer in one shot, no go. Had to pick the head, and column separate. Still didn't have an easy feeling about the...
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    04-10-2018, 09:42 AM
    There's valves, It's a 4 cycle engine. but no oil sump. It uses premix for lubrication.
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    04-09-2018, 06:30 PM
    Dan Dubeau replied to a thread Lets mix it up a bit. in General
    Mix it all and pour the rest in 5gal buckets. Always handy to have weights around for tarps, awnings, dead body disposal, ez-up canopies, etc :)
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    04-09-2018, 02:23 PM
    Is this a deck measuring contest now?
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    04-09-2018, 01:25 PM
    Nice deck Sid, shouldn't go anywhere for a while lol. What decking is that? composite? Did you screw it from the edge on a 45. I like the look...
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    04-09-2018, 10:33 AM
    Dan Dubeau replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    Took the buckets off my maples yesterday. Another season in the books. Finished 10l of syrup, a new record beating last years 8l. It's still...
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    04-05-2018, 10:01 AM
    I've had a fs110r for 8 years now, and I bought it used from a landscaper. It starts first pull and still runs like a champ. I've had to clean the...
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    04-04-2018, 10:16 PM
    I forgot about that angled gearbox. I found out about (and since forgot) that a couple years ago, but my local useless stihl dealer either couldn't...
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    04-04-2018, 05:42 PM
    I use a curved shaft for my Stihl to help alleviate that problem. I've got a fs-110 straight shaft string trimmer, and just buy the Kombi...
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    03-23-2018, 10:13 AM
    Whole carbs are dirt cheap from china. If the rest of the snowblower is in good shape, you like how it works, and can see more years of good service...
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    03-23-2018, 08:23 AM
    According to his you tube channel he's still digging. Can't wait to show the wife, as she thinks I take too long to finish projects lol.
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    03-22-2018, 08:57 PM
    deep drawing probably. Alternatively you could roll the cylinder, and weld the cap on if you needed to make another, but I don't think that one...
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    03-22-2018, 08:53 PM
    I remember reading that a couple years ago. Quite an undertaking. I love a good nonsensical project as much as the next guy, but..... Re: that...
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    03-22-2018, 06:15 PM
    Dan Dubeau replied to a thread Pile O'Steel in General
    Nice haul. I bet if you made a picnic table out of those it would never get stolen :) Passed up a monster deal at a farm auction a couple years...
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    03-21-2018, 08:34 PM
    I'll back that idea too. Every Patternmaker I've ever worked with had gauges like that. 2 arms, a tooling ball for the anvil, and an indicator...
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    03-15-2018, 12:03 PM
    Dan Dubeau replied to a thread tool order in General
    I live off the beaten path, and don't expect overnight delivery for anything, but the last 2 KBC orders I made around 2:30 and they were on my porch...
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    03-15-2018, 11:36 AM
    My wife was pretty bummed out about it yesterday. One of her hero's for sure. Probably even on her "list of 5".... I've read a couple of his...
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    03-14-2018, 01:39 PM
    Dan Dubeau replied to a thread holding endmills in General
    Let your work dictate your toolholding. Sometimes the extra reach is nice with EM holders, sometimes the collet shines for reduced stickout. It's...
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    03-12-2018, 01:34 PM
    Dan Dubeau replied to a thread Mini pallet faux pas in General
    I'd slot the holes a bit, bring the plate tight to the back edge, and drill and ream for 1/4" dowels out near the ends. I'd also countersink the...
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