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  • Rebuilt more of the stone wall in front of the property:


    Some sections still need work:


    And there is also this section:


    I also cleaned up these brick steps:
    http://pauleschoen.com/pix/PM08_P76_P54.png
    Paul , P S Technology, Inc. and MrTibbs
    USA Maryland 21030

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    • I had installed this frost proof sillcock a little while ago and it was defective and leaked. Took it apart and soldered up the cracked copper and now it works fine.







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      • Yesterday I spent the day working on my Servo 150. Believe me, I had no idea/intention of going this far into it.
        This started out to be a simple replacement of the rapid switch, but one thing led to another, and here it is. When done it will have new cords, some bad internal wiring replaced, and a new main toggle switch which was missing altogether. The switch leads had been wire nutted together. One of the motor brushes would not come out of the holder because the brass thingy that slides in the holder was mangled and stuck in place. That took quite a while and a lot of work to get out and fixed without ruining the brush and/or the holder. Tomorrow I hope to order a shim package, and some clips that go on the wires that are being replaced.
        “I know lots of people who are educated far beyond their intelligence”

        Lewis Grizzard

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        • Took delivery of new yard toy

          Fl-5 new uc, new motor
          Runs like new
          Last edited by plastikosmd; 05-05-2019, 03:02 PM.
          "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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          • Working on my interpretation of a Brooks cutter grinder. I'm debating whether to pin the "Evanut" in place or make a new one that is a press fit in the bore. The leadscrew is 7/16-20 left hand thread.
            Location: Northern WI

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            • Started a bunch of stuff, but didn't really finish anything. Measured up and made templates for a lift kit for my yamaha viking. Also started installing the winch I bought for it last year. Didn't have what I need to finish either, so its back on the "to do" list for both of those things. Getting over a cold that kept me down most of the day yesterday, and didn't really feel like getting into much of anything else.

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              • Originally posted by vpt View Post
                Made some ramps.





                I had this guy come back so I could redesign the latches.

                I wanted to keep the pin captured on both ends but soon realized it would be vary hard for one guy to unlatch both sides. So I shortened up the pins just enough to clear the plate and be turned to sit on the plate. They double as a handle for lifting the gate. They work really well, I am quite happy with them.



                Andy

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                • Made another mod to my 9x20 lathe.The feed/threading selection isn't the most convienient on these lathes.When setup for the most common range of thread pitches.the carriage feeds are too fast to be of any use.So as a result switching back and forth from normal turning to threading requires changing stud gears and swapping shaft positions.
                  Awhile back I spotted a cheap mill power feed on ebay and bought one figuring it would be just the ticket.I made up a mount and extemded the lead screw.Got everything working,but still need to make a couple improvements.When finished I can use the power feed for fwd/rev and variable speed for the carriage feeds and leave the threading range set where I want it.

                  Last edited by wierdscience; 05-05-2019, 08:10 PM.
                  I just need one more tool,just one!

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                  • Good stuff guys!!!
                    Location: North Central Texas

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                    • Converting my racing simulator cockpit to a fighter jet pit for DCS World, bought and mounted a 50" Samsung TV to be a monitor and backup for the VR goggles, built the wife her own desktop from extra parts as I upgrade my gaming rig.
                      Did some basic lathe and mill work making an extension for my A10 warthog stick so it works better with the cockpit. Going to TIG it up tomorrow.

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                      • More days of zero shop work..... waiting for the inspection on the %$#@ water heater so I can put stuff back.

                        Also cleaned out the greenhouse, repaired its foundation, plus moved door to other end, as well as getting 2/3 done on putting new chicken wire on the vegetable growing cage.

                        If the tomatos are out in the open, the squirrels will "eat them", which consists of taking one of them off the plant, taking a bite out, deciding that one is bad, dropping it, and repeating until there are no more left.
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                        Hashim Khan

                        Everything not impossible is compulsory

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                        • Originally posted by J Tiers View Post
                          More days of zero shop work..... waiting for the inspection on the %$#@ water heater so I can put stuff back.

                          Also cleaned out the greenhouse, repaired its foundation, plus moved door to other end, as well as getting 2/3 done on putting new chicken wire on the vegetable growing cage.

                          If the tomatos are out in the open, the squirrels will "eat them", which consists of taking one of them off the plant, taking a bite out, deciding that one is bad, dropping it, and repeating until there are no more left.
                          Good luck keeping the squirrels out... It's an on going battle to keep the squirrels out of bird feeders over here.

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                          • Had guests coming over yesterday so I decided to have just one more go at cold bluing shortly before they arrived....in the bathroom sink. My wife just loved me!
                            Have previously failed with the Birchwood Casey Super Blue when painting it on or immersing some EN1 (might have been EN3, not certain) - it just went dull grey with some pitting.
                            Tried immersing some chinesium and that went really black....but it just rinsed off. So I bought some Phillips Cold Blue, diluted it 2:1 with warm water, dropped it in and Ta DA!



                            This actually shows the two sides I didn't machine down to fit my QCTP but the Super Blue had not only failed to blue the bare steel but taken the factory blue off too. Lapped the surface (of the shank only) back down and degreased it. I think this counts as a success

                            Had more guests coming today (bank holiday weekend here) so I did some more bluing. In the kitchen sink this time....for variety, you understand. With the used solution - cold, this time - the piece of EN1 I had previously failed at came out nicely too. Lapped off the dull grey pitted finish first.

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                            • Originally posted by J Tiers View Post

                              If the tomatos are out in the open, the squirrels will "eat them", which consists of taking one of them off the plant, taking a bite out, deciding that one is bad, dropping it, and repeating until there are no more left.
                              I had the same problem back in PA when our garden's squirrel got shot by our neighbour. Suddenly it was open season on the strawberries by all the surrounding squirrels. So I spent a couple of months on a Squirrel Relocation Program - basically using a live trap baited with peanut butter, then releasing them into the woods 4 or 5 miles away. Took awhile but eventually one of the remaining squirrels won out and became the garden squirrel, so strawberry takings dropped to normal levels.

                              Originally posted by wierdscience View Post

                              fabulous work, I remember you mentioning that in the ELS thread. Good to see it completed!

                              Me, I finished balancing a new treadmill motor for my lathe, changed the chain/chainring/cassette on my commuter and added side "spats" to the rear mudguard to reduce the amount of side spray hitting my legs. It rained on the way to work, so I got to see if it worked and they did a real nice job. Very little road crap on my legs so I was pleased as punch.

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                              • Helped a buddy demo a 30x8' all 300 series stainless food washer conveyor. Came homes with all sorts of HDPE (or whatever it is) plastic flat and rounds. I think about 20+ sticks of 1.5" by 3' HDPE round sticks. Then a bunch of flat 3/32" stainless sheet, biggest being 4x8'.

                                There is the whole shell yet to demo. It is the floor and 2 walls of all 3/32" stainless sheet and 1.5" square tube also stainless.

                                So much stainless! Oh yeah, I salvaged about 30 pounds of stainless hardware too. Much of it was threaded into the plastics so it is like new yet.

                                The conveyor axles were 4x4"x8' solid stainless squares. About 300 pounds a piece.

                                Like a kid in a candy store!
                                Andy

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