Search:

Type: Posts; User: Arcane

Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4

Search: Search took 0.04 seconds.

  1. Replies
    25
    Views
    1,227

    A friend just upgraded part of his basement for...

    A friend just upgraded part of his basement for his 10 yo kid's bedroom and extended play area. It had a suspended ceiling but with just a couple of those cheap single incandescent bulb holders...
  2. I discovered this back in the mid 80's when I...

    I discovered this back in the mid 80's when I bought a Ford 100 garden tractor that came with a 36" snowblower and a 48" mower. These tractors were made from 1966 - 1968 so they've been building ...
  3. Add a 3/8" spacer between the spring and the axle.

    Add a 3/8" spacer between the spring and the axle.
  4. A very long time ago I bought a cheap little pop...

    A very long time ago I bought a cheap little pop rivet gun that came with only one size nose piece, 1/8", but from the very end of the tool to the center line of the rivet it's just a smidgen over...
  5. Replies
    4,052
    Views
    652,090

    I live in the "tropical south" part of Canada but...

    I live in the "tropical south" part of Canada but for one year I lived and worked in the Yukon at a latitude almost the same as Fairbanks. The difference between daylight hours in the summer and in...
  6. Replies
    4,052
    Views
    652,090

    Today I removed the clutch bearing from a...

    Today I removed the clutch bearing from a friend's air conditioning compressor in his Mercedes.

    Yesterday I bought a new monitor for my computer. I went from an old 15" CRT to a 27" flat screen. I...
  7. Replies
    12
    Views
    871

    Years ago I bought a cheap ($) little hand held...

    Years ago I bought a cheap ($) little hand held unit, a "Hot Shot" steam cleaner. I use it just to defrost the freezer in my fridge and for that it works very well; it really speeds up the process....
  8. Replies
    32
    Views
    2,663

    I do the same, Erich, when I want better than...

    I do the same, Erich, when I want better than eyeball accuracy. It's fast and easy.
  9. Replies
    23
    Views
    1,204

    Many years ago we used to use a 10' tape measure...

    Many years ago we used to use a 10' tape measure to measure the circumference of the tires on our Street Stock race car. It was a flat tape approximately 1/4"wide and was very easy to wrap around...
  10. Replies
    32
    Views
    2,663

    Ha! I do almost exactly the same thing to get my...

    Ha! I do almost exactly the same thing to get my vise set up close initially except I use a four foot carpenter's level centered in the vise before eyeballing it to the T-slots. Works well on a...
  11. Replies
    17
    Views
    939

    If you give us the belt dimensions people might...

    If you give us the belt dimensions people might be able to give you more specific help.
  12. A friend had two or three of those in a garage...

    A friend had two or three of those in a garage he used to have. He hung them from the ceiling next to the incandescent lights and plugged them into one of these adapters. The garage was poorly...
  13. This. ...

    This.

    https://www.irwin.com/uploads/products/large/the-original%E2%84%A2-locking-wrenches-302.jpg
  14. Replies
    32
    Views
    2,120

    Smokedaddy, it sounds like you have the expertise...

    Smokedaddy, it sounds like you have the expertise but are just a little wary of doing your first cast iron weld. A little practice on some scrap cast iron pieces is probably all you need to ready...
  15. Replies
    20
    Views
    1,335

    Did you know gear cutters made in China are...

    Did you know gear cutters made in China are numbered the opposite of US made cutters?

    A bit of information from that (gasp!) other site.
    ...
  16. Simple really. The last time I used it was to...

    Simple really. The last time I used it was to cross drill an ~4' long shaft. All I had to do was use it to check the height of the end sticking a short distance out of the vise and match the long...
  17. I have the cheapest height gauge you can imagine...

    I have the cheapest height gauge you can imagine but I find it's very useful when I want to setup a "longish" piece on my mill and have it very parallel to the bed. With it, I can eyeball the...
  18. Replies
    55
    Views
    3,252

    You got that right! Thanks Matt!

    You got that right!

    Thanks Matt!
  19. Replies
    10
    Views
    1,063

    I bought a couple of them (cheap too!) years ago...

    I bought a couple of them (cheap too!) years ago at Princess Auto "just because". What can I say besides..."more tools". :D
  20. Replies
    1
    Views
    175

    Happy Star Wars Day!

    May the fourth be with you!
  21. I can't begin to tell you how bad I feel losing...

    I can't begin to tell you how bad I feel losing out on NASA contracts because my Chinese made squares just aren't good enough...
  22. Replies
    13
    Views
    1,182

    I have one of these but I left the plywood in one...

    I have one of these but I left the plywood in one piece since cutting it to allow folding just means the cut edges bow down under load. I also added a small lightweight perforated angle iron ...
  23. Replies
    27
    Views
    1,754

    I have several boxes filled with car magazines...

    I have several boxes filled with car magazines mostly from the 70's and 80's. I also have a few hundred science fiction and fantasy novels. I don't know if anyone will ever want to read them again...
  24. Replies
    6
    Views
    431

    Yeppers. At least that way mac can get the lathe...

    Yeppers. At least that way mac can get the lathe up and running right away.
  25. Replies
    103
    Views
    10,612

    I think she experienced a little bit of cognitive...

    I think she experienced a little bit of cognitive dissonance when she heard your explanation. lol
Results 1 to 25 of 500
Page 1 of 20 1 2 3 4