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  • No major catastrophe but making brackets to mount side steps to my brothers ute. All holes drilled ready for mounting. Got to last cut and cut off wrong end of 25 x 25 angle. Did not have any left to redo, so need to buy some more.
    Nev.

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    • Originally posted by nickel-city-fab View Post

      Ouch -- I'll bet you'll want a razor-sharp tool for that
      I used a 20mm boring bar with a WNMG 08 insert. Of course it was for aluminium (H01).

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      • Started work on the carcassing for the new drawers under my bench. Bought myself a pocket hole jig as that will mean I don't have to unscrew the bench from the wall, move a lathe, move a mill, move the bench into space I don't have so I can put the screws in from the back. However, I think the jig hates me. So far:
        • I've actuated the clamp - which is a lever like a tiny handbrake - and found the design of it is such that it crushes your finger against the bushing below. I plan to extend the lever to give clearance!
        • When finished I removed the jig from the vise and the vise handle stopped turning - quite possibly some marring of the thread when I abused it for bends that were beyond it - took my hand off the vise handle to see if the jig was loose...and the vise handle released, followed gravity and struck home. Voice is at least an octave higher now!
        • Discovered that the length of screw I need (which is dependent upon the thickness of the timber you're screwing through at an angle) is the one size that is currently unavailable in any make.

        Things are going well!

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        • A week ago I took the direction control valve for my log splitter apart to clean it out. Took pics so I could get it back together right. Yesterday tried to reassemble it and came up + one O ring. My pics show two rings at the handle end of the spool, but 2 won't fit there. Going to take it apart again today and try to figure out where I screwed up.
          “I know lots of people who are educated far beyond their intelligence”

          Lewis Grizzard

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          • Nothing yet. Made coffee without screwing that up.

            But the day is young.

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            • Not me but the war department.
              Bought her a $200.00 Fitbit smart watch on 12-16. She dropped it on the tile floor 11 days later. It shattered and is trash. You should have heard those words.

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              • challenger Check the terms of the credit card you (presumably) used to buy it. Some of them - like Amex - give you up to 90 days of accidental damage insurance cover.

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                • Originally posted by Cenedd View Post
                  challenger Check the terms of the credit card you (presumably) used to buy it. Some of them - like Amex - give you up to 90 days of accidental damage insurance cover.
                  Thanks but I used my debit card.

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                  • Originally posted by challenger View Post
                    Not me but the war department.
                    Bought her a $200.00 Fitbit smart watch on 12-16. She dropped it on the tile floor 11 days later. It shattered and is trash. You should have heard those words.
                    Swymbo also has gone through a couple of them as they slowly croak. Get a couple fit bit clones on ebay for $10-$14 each. Most of the functions are the same, dirt cheap and they seem to last 1-2 years. Why a couple? Ya got a spare seeing that delivery is 3-4 weeks from Wuhan.

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                    • Ordered a mini submersible pump, a float switch and a relay. Concept is simple: place float switch into toilet, connect to pump via relay and attach host to drain that doesn't overflow when it starts raining. *Sigh*
                      What I need is a manhole (no, don't even go there!). Are there plans? No, and we've charged you for telling you we have no records.
                      Current suspicion is that the missing manhole is in my neighbor's garden under their decking and under the concrete slab a previous owner poured.....based partly on patterns and partly on sod's law dictating that it'll be in the most awkward place possible. Wish me luck....I'm going to need it!

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                      • Originally posted by Cenedd View Post
                        Ordered a mini submersible pump, a float switch and a relay. Concept is simple: place float switch into toilet, connect to pump via relay and attach host to drain that doesn't overflow when it starts raining. *Sigh*
                        What I need is a manhole (no, don't even go there!). Are there plans? No, and we've charged you for telling you we have no records.
                        Current suspicion is that the missing manhole is in my neighbor's garden under their decking and under the concrete slab a previous owner poured.....based partly on patterns and partly on sod's law dictating that it'll be in the most awkward place possible. Wish me luck....I'm going to need it!
                        Can't it be snaked from inside the house?
                        Maybe this issue can't be fixed with a widget made on your lathe or mill and requires a drains specialist with proper tools?

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                        • Originally posted by Cenedd View Post
                          Ordered a mini submersible pump, a float switch and a relay. Concept is simple: place float switch into toilet, connect to pump via relay and attach host to drain that doesn't overflow when it starts raining. *Sigh*
                          What I need is a manhole (no, don't even go there!). Are there plans? No, and we've charged you for telling you we have no records.
                          Current suspicion is that the missing manhole is in my neighbor's garden under their decking and under the concrete slab a previous owner poured.....based partly on patterns and partly on sod's law dictating that it'll be in the most awkward place possible. Wish me luck....I'm going to need it!
                          Probably won't help but sewer mains in these parts have to be straight. Any change of elevation, direction, or 400 feet require a manhole. If one manhole can be found the cover can be opened with a crowbar and the pipe direction observed. Using the above regulations makes it easier to then find another one.

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                          • Originally posted by Cenedd View Post
                            Ordered a mini submersible pump, a float switch and a relay. Concept is simple: place float switch into toilet, connect to pump via relay and attach host to drain that doesn't overflow when it starts raining. *Sigh*
                            What I need is a manhole (no, don't even go there!). Are there plans? No, and we've charged you for telling you we have no records.
                            Current suspicion is that the missing manhole is in my neighbor's garden under their decking and under the concrete slab a previous owner poured.....based partly on patterns and partly on sod's law dictating that it'll be in the most awkward place possible. Wish me luck....I'm going to need it!
                            I feel like I’ve spent years of my life laying sewer pipe, digging it back up, adding to it, etc etc, the manhole out back is an 8’ deep brick chamber with ladder rungs, to join the house and satisfy the building inspector the pipe had to go in at level, that meant a 8’6” trench at the manhole and drill through 2’ of the locally famous “tondu” brick, the things are bloody nearly indestructible, it ate 2 6” diamond core bits plus squatting in the bottom of the manhole chamber to chisel the “ benching” from around the culvert to rebench with the branch in, I asked the 2 other houses nicely not to flush for an hour or two, hell no every member of both houses took a monster ****, the old lady next door practically gave birth to the biggest brown log I have witnessed floating past, thankfully as it connects to a 2’ sewer I was wearing a full face drager BA, I couldn’t smell it but I can’t unsee it, bloody hell allbran must work.
                            Thank heavens I didn’t have to go into the street one outside, I lifted the lid and the bugger is 14’ deep!.
                            mark

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                            • Screw up today? Well, nothing yet. But early this AM, before I went to bed, I fixed a screw-up that had me perplexed for several days.

                              I use Roku streaming devices so I can have "cable" TV in all the rooms of my house that I find myself in. And having WiFi and after buying the Roku devices, it is essentially free unless you deliberately subscribe to a channel that requires payment. So, on New Year's Day, the Roku in my bedroom stops working. It won't connect to the WiFi and therefore to the internet. No streaming. No YouTube. No Amazon Prime. Etc. I was reduced to watching DVDs of the Rockford Files while trying to get sleepy.

                              I tried everything: soft reset, power reset, reset my router and cable modem, reset everything at once, different WiFi channels (I have extenders), everything I could think of. I re-entered the WiFi password many times. I reset the Roku to the factory settings, which eliminated everything and I had to start over installing everything. I even purchased a new Roku Express and tried it. Nothing worked. But all this time several other Roku devices were working just fine in other rooms. WHAT THE HECK?

                              I went on-line to the Roku HELP pages and could only find the usual, basic recommendations, most of which I had already tried. Some were doing the same things that I had already done several times, but using a different way to get to them. And of course, check to be sure you are using the correct WiFi password. But I had checked the password in my "little black book" of passwords several times and even wrote it down twice to carry it to the bedroom. Surely I had not made a mistake with that.

                              After seeing that the brand new Roku did not connect, I made one last check with that "little black book" of passwords. Sure enough, I was using the wrong password. In my haste, both times, I had copied the router password, not the WiFi password. So I tried the correct WiFi password and guess what. Both the original and the new Roku worked perfectly on the first try.

                              And I am hanging my head in shame. In my defense, if I am to have one, that "little black book" of passwords is a total mess. It is about 15 years old and many entries have been changed several times. I had plans to replace it with a Rolodex with one card for each password but that was a back burner project. NO LONGER! It is now front and center.
                              Paul A.
                              SE Texas

                              And if you look REAL close at an analog signal,
                              You will find that it has discrete steps.

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                              • On salvaged drawers for the work bench, I also have used a number of recycled drawers. It's not that I can't make one, I have the tools and skill; but it is faster to repair and paint a trash one.

                                I inherited a stack of old drawers from a prior kitchen remodel when I bought my house. I have used a bunch of them and still have the odd sizes left, some big and undamaged. But I also look out for what is being left on the curb on trash pick-up day and often find pieces of furniture or cabinets that have a bunch of nice drawers. This has supplied all the drawers I have needed to add to my workbenches. Just look for drawers as you drive around town.



                                Originally posted by Cenedd View Post
                                Started work on the carcassing for the new drawers under my bench. Bought myself a pocket hole jig as that will mean I don't have to unscrew the bench from the wall, move a lathe, move a mill, move the bench into space I don't have so I can put the screws in from the back. However, I think the jig hates me. So far:
                                • I've actuated the clamp - which is a lever like a tiny handbrake - and found the design of it is such that it crushes your finger against the bushing below. I plan to extend the lever to give clearance!
                                • When finished I removed the jig from the vise and the vise handle stopped turning - quite possibly some marring of the thread when I abused it for bends that were beyond it - took my hand off the vise handle to see if the jig was loose...and the vise handle released, followed gravity and struck home. Voice is at least an octave higher now!
                                • Discovered that the length of screw I need (which is dependent upon the thickness of the timber you're screwing through at an angle) is the one size that is currently unavailable in any make.

                                Things are going well!
                                Paul A.
                                SE Texas

                                And if you look REAL close at an analog signal,
                                You will find that it has discrete steps.

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