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  • Middle of 12 different projects right now. Then water pump!

    Andy

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    • Oh yeah, and I bought a small wall hanging cabinet from an old lineshaft wood shop/hardware store. The cabinet is a single door with slots all perfectly fitting cigar boxes. The cigar boxes were from 1898.

      I wish I took a camera. Basically a museum of wood working. "Investors" are coming to look at it.
      Andy

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      • I buggered up an insert in my cutoff tool that I had only used once to make a .050 deep groove on a 3/4" shaft and then I proceeded to drill a hole so I could tap it 3/4"-16 but I grabbed a 13/16" bit to do it with! ARRRGH!
        Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

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        • My chainsaw required major surgery. I had to remove the field assembly in order to put the armature back and seat the brushes:


          Another roller bearing on the end where the brushes and commutator are:


          The insides of the housing cleaned up pretty good:


          I used my B&D rotary tool to clean up the melted plastic that had been rubbing against the fan. I moved the fan a bit closer to the armature so it would have more clearance.


          It was a bit tricky getting it all put back together, but I didn't have any parts left over, and it runs well. Now I should be able to cut some more firewood. That dead locust burns really well, and it splits nicely. I also have a lot of gnarly sycamore, but that is really tough to split.
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          Paul , P S Technology, Inc. and MrTibbs
          USA Maryland 21030

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          • On the subject of automotives, I had an Opel Manta (GM) many years ago. When they reconditioned an engine, they deliberately left a lump on the block so it would only seal with a special gasket that you couldn't buy. Really helpful!

            Today I learned the difference between a cold cut saw (Milwaukee MCS-66) and a non cold cut saw* that happens to be on a mitre-ing stand (can you see a future project?!). The answer, of course, is several hundred degrees....and my fingerprints! :-O *sigh*

            *mainly for wood but rated for thin steel and aluminium
            Edit: no phone, degrees was supposed to be plural.

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            • Got a bunch of new brushless Dewalt 20v MAX XR compact drill/driver/impact tools (four DCD791 and two DCF887) with eight 2Ah batteries and four chargers. These are replacing my aging Roybi units. They seem so much better than the Roybi's it's not even funny.



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              • Originally posted by 3 Phase Lightbulb View Post
                Got a bunch of new brushless Dewalt 20v MAX XR compact drill/driver/impact tools (four DCD791 and two DCF887) with eight 2Ah batteries and four chargers. These are replacing my aging Roybi units. They seem so much better than the Roybi's it's not even funny.
                And you've got nearly-identical units coming from Harbor Freight, for a total of 6 drills and 3 impact drivers, yes? Please don't take this as an insult, but maybe you should talk to a psychologist about your purchasing habits. Your behavior isn't rational -- it seems to be some form of hoarding.

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                • Got the new fan, and put it in. Left out the bottom screw, did not seem to need it. Also, it got dropped, and went "someplace".

                  The job went lots faster than taking it out. I knew what to expect, and what to do, I guess.

                  Before I even started, I got out the Dremel again, and cut the stud off just above the nut, with the tank sin place so I could leave the minimum length to hold down the tank. Made it much easier to install.

                  Now I have windshield defrosting again.... it was getting a bit old to have to wipe off the condensation every minute or so until the air gently wafting out of the vent was warmed up.
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                  Hashim Khan

                  Everything not impossible is compulsory

                  Birds are NOT real, they are spying on you

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                  • Originally posted by tomato coupe View Post
                    And you've got nearly-identical units coming from Harbor Freight, for a total of 6 drills and 3 impact drivers, yes? Please don't take this as an insult, but maybe you should talk to a psychologist about your purchasing habits. Your behavior isn't rational -- it seems to be some form of hoarding.
                    I like to have them available in several shops/locations/boat/etc. Hopefully I won't need to buy any more. I have my doubts about the quality/durability of the HF units but we'll see.

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                    • For those with the Ryobi One+ drills, check out how much smaller the current stuff is! It's amazing. I used to think the Ryobi cordless was compact and light weight.

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                      • Is the Ryobi for the cat?

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                        • Nice 3ph
                          I went red and love the m12 and m18 systems.
                          You are right, the newer battery drive stuff is frankly amazing. I hardly use air tools or corded tools now. My SCMS (slide miter saw) is now battery powered

                          Great cat pic, trying to grab some attention
                          "Good judgment comes from experience, and often experience comes from bad judgment" R.M.Brown

                          My shop tour www.plastikosmd.com

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                          • That's a small cat. one of ours is a 20 lb Mine Coon, and I tend to forget that most cats are smaller
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                            Keep eye on ball.
                            Hashim Khan

                            Everything not impossible is compulsory

                            Birds are NOT real, they are spying on you

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                              Was a picture of my sister's cat.
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                              Last edited by Guest; 11-18-2018, 02:11 AM.

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                              • Yep, that cat there looks a lot like "Leopold von und zu Unterfusse und Tisch". He's a little skinnier, and has smaller paws than Leo. (no Leo is not a show cat, he's actually a rescue, but is almost certainly a purebred. We gave him the name because of his behavior... clearly a Prussian prince)
                                3313 5160 4357 4344 3174 9120

                                Keep eye on ball.
                                Hashim Khan

                                Everything not impossible is compulsory

                                Birds are NOT real, they are spying on you

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