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  • Originally posted by Dan Dubeau View Post
    Yeah right. I cleaned up a bunch of steel scraps that were at the back of the garage (party central) by tossing them in the trailer and driving the trailer around the back of the barn out of sight . Sweeping the dirt under the rug...... The garage looks great, but all that stuff is still in the trailer.....
    And the piece you will need next is on the bottom. LOL.
    *** I always wanted a welding stinger that looked like the north end of a south bound chicken. Often my welds look like somebody pointed the wrong end of a chicken at the joint and squeezed until something came out. Might as well look the part.

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    • Originally posted by Bob La Londe View Post
      And the piece you will need next is on the bottom. LOL.
      It is. The trailer.....lol. I need it this weekend.

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      • Originally posted by plunger View Post
        Can you tell us more about this project.
        Yes, very nice work, I'd like to see more as well.
        Home, down in the valley behind the Red Angus
        Bad Decisions Make Good Stories​

        Location: British Columbia

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        • Originally posted by Bob La Londe View Post
          That the kind of project that deserves its own thread. I like what you have done so far.
          Thanks, Bob! Maybe when I get farther along I'll post what photos I have. I forgot to take pics of some setups though.

          Originally posted by plunger View Post
          Can you tell us more about this project.
          It is known as a "Brooks-Stent cutter grinder". This one is going to be a mish-mash of Derek Brooks' original design, John Moran's build here: https://www.gadgetbuilder.com/Brooks_Grinder.html, as well as Jim Schroeder's build that appeared in HSM in 2013. (There's a short video of Jim's here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ns7I6jwyIw)

          Jim's biggest upgrade was linear bearings on the top slide, so I did that as well. It does greatly reduce the friction compared to the bottom slide. I am going to try using John Moran's idea of a cogwheel and toothed belt for the upper slide traverse, too.
          Location: Northern WI

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          • Don't lend your $1,300 cnd. chainsaw out!

            Customer left his almost new saw at a small lumber mill he was doing work at for a couple of months while at another job. They told him it would only be used in an emergency, if at all.

            He came back to pick it up and immediately noticed problems with it being very hard to start and very little power. When he brought it in he had already installed a new plug in hopes that it would help.
            I pulled the plug and although almost pristine the white insulator had a light mist of gray to it, almost like a light fog of aluminum paint had been sprayed onto it. I didn't like the looks of that so grabbed my little $7 Chinese bore scope and took the pic below from above the exhaust port by going through the spark plug hole.



            I took the saw apart today and looking into the exhaust port I could see the telltale signs of more sprayed aluminum there as it too had an unusual gray tinge to it unlike you would normally see from exhaust port deposits.
            Perhaps hard to see from the pic but trust me, to the naked eye it does not look like it should.

            The other two photos clearly depict damage caused by it running lean. Once the rings start to stick damage escalates very quickly. Hot combustion chamber gases blast lubricant off of the piston skirt/cylinder interface and scoring/welding takes place. If the saw still is able to run, further use will only escalate the damage very quickly.
            The saw still had 90 psi compression and showed very little wear on the intake side and no signs of overheating or lack of lubrication, bottom end is tight thanks to it being much cooler and the fact that roller bearings require very little in the form of lubrication.

            I'll flush the bottom end out real well, pre-lube it and install a new cylinder and piston, rings, pin and bearing. The crank seals check out,the intake boot and connections to the carb appears in very good condition so next is the carb to see why the lean condition. Who knows maybe someone leaned it out to the ragged edge and worked the snot out of it. It happens a lot to guys that don't think past tuning for top rpm and then leave it there.






            Home, down in the valley behind the Red Angus
            Bad Decisions Make Good Stories​

            Location: British Columbia

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            • Originally posted by Dan Dubeau View Post
              Yeah right. I cleaned up a bunch of steel scraps that were at the back of the garage (party central) by tossing them in the trailer and driving the trailer around the back of the barn out of sight . Sweeping the dirt under the rug...... The garage looks great, but all that stuff is still in the trailer.....
              Many many many years ago, when I was attempting to keep the California National Guard's obsolete radios on the air, our electronics maintenance shop shared quarters with the motor mechs, both groups under the command of a Chief Warrant Officer who had been around the block a few times.

              Once a year there would be a big inspection by the State, typically with a general poking around and looking at things.

              The Saturday morning of our weekend we loaded all the junque and many of the worthless radio units into a couple of deuce-and-a-half trucks with trailers. Sunday morning the CWO told us to take these trucks out and he didn't want to see us until 4PM. So we drove around some, had brunch at a local restaurant, found some hiding places and kept out of trouble.

              Passed the inspection with flying colors.

              -js
              There are no stupid questions. But there are lots of stupid answers. This is the internet.

              Location: SF Bay Area

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              • I dug 1675’ of ditch for irrigation pipe.
                Fixed 2” poly gas line I cut.


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                • Originally posted by true temper View Post
                  I dug 1675’ of ditch for irrigation pipe.
                  Fixed 2” poly gas line I cut.

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                  Unmarked high pressure line crossing your property? Fixed, how? Aren't those yellow "plastic" lines normally fusion welded?

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                  • Where I live, if you dig a hole in your yard/property more than 12" deep, you better get a locator person out to your dig to verify that you're not going dig up a utility. I don't care if it's in your flower bed or any where in your yard. Save the cowboys from cutting the electrical, telephone, and Tv cables.
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                    I would rather have tools that I never use, than not have a tool I need.
                    Oregon Coast

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                    • One call done, gas line didn't come up. Farmer I was digging for said there was one in there some where but he didn't know where it was. Gas line was farmer’s to his irrigation motor.
                      I have dug 100’s of miles of ditch over the last 25 years. I have cut MANY gas lines over the years.
                      I have hit a few unmarked steel gas lines, none have lit off. Most farmer lines are old PVC pipe.
                      I have my own poly fusing machine.
                      Ditcher cuts 28” wide today I was getting 18’ or so a minute.

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                      • Nice straight line!

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                        • The roofing project is almost finished. We installed the hip ridge caps on one side, and it requires 17 shingles. One bundle of ridge caps has 30 shingles, and I need 34. So I had to buy another bundle from Home Depot, for $55, and they told me they could not accept a return of a partial bundle for credit. This project's cost is really adding up, and although these "architectural" shingles look pretty good, I won't buy them again. I would have used the cheaper 3-tab shingles, but they didn't come in the light gray I wanted to match the original roofs.

                          My next project might be finishing the 8x12 shed I started on last year, so I went to search for some kits on www.84lumber.com. But I'm getting a "403 Forbidden" message. The same thing happened a couple weeks ago, although occasionally I would get a web page to appear. I called the store but the guy gave me the run-around and didn't seem interested in looking into the problem. Can anyone else access the web page?
                          http://pauleschoen.com/pix/PM08_P76_P54.png
                          Paul , P S Technology, Inc. and MrTibbs
                          USA Maryland 21030

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                          • The 84 lumber link works for me (using Firefox). Here is a link to some of the shed kits:
                            https://www.84lumber.com/projects-pl...s/gable-sheds/
                            Location: North Central Texas

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                            • Been turning model engineering drawings from the 1930’s into modern 3D cad.
                              This:


                              Into this:





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                              • Originally posted by Joel View Post
                                The 84 lumber link works for me (using Firefox). Here is a link to some of the shed kits:
                                https://www.84lumber.com/projects-pl...s/gable-sheds/
                                That link also gives me the 403 Forbidden error.

                                But I used Chrome on my Samsung Galaxy, and the website comes up OK. Maybe I'll try Chrome on my Win10 PC.

                                I wonder if somehow my machine's IP address has been flagged as malicious somehow? Sometimes when I use www.dogpile.com I get a captcha challenge that seems to indicate a blocked IP address.

                                OK - it works with Google Chrome on my PC. Any ideas why Firefox and Edge have problems?

                                [edit] The error message also says "nginx". What I found:

                                https://www.scalescale.com/tips/ngin...rbidden-nginx/

                                https://serverfault.com/questions/49...idden-on-nginx

                                https://nginxlibrary.com/403-forbidden-error/

                                https://www.lifewire.com/403-forbidd...lained-2617989

                                Those mostly seem to apply to a webserver, and not anything to do with my machine or browsers.
                                Last edited by PStechPaul; 06-18-2019, 02:47 AM. Reason: Chrome, links
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                                Paul , P S Technology, Inc. and MrTibbs
                                USA Maryland 21030

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