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  • Originally posted by Dan Dubeau View Post
    Sold some old Hayabusa forks to a guy building a cafe KZ. I bought them about 12 years ago for a project that is long gone, and they've been in a big rubbermade bin on the floor of my barn since taking up space. Sold them for what I paid for them, so I "broke even" not counting my time, and calories moving them around a few times over the years. Some fun money back in the shop budget and i'm puting it towards a heater for the garage.
    May i be so rude as to ask what a pair of S/H USD Hayabusa forks are worth these days Stateside?

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    • Originally posted by thaiguzzi View Post

      May i be so rude as to ask what a pair of S/H USD Hayabusa forks are worth these days Stateside?
      I sold them for $200 (forks, triples, axle, and calipers). They probably go for around $400-$450 maybe more, but I got a good deal on them when I bought them, and passed that deal on to a local guy I know who provided a painless transaction.

      Funny story....After I he left I said to the wife "that might be the first time I've ever broke even on any thing motorcycle related", she replied, "not true, remember when you broke both ankles in a crash? that was a pretty even break" lol.

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      • Originally posted by PStechPaul View Post
        I had never heard of it. It looks like more of a waterproofing coating, which might be important for basement walls and the like, but I don't think it would be useful for my application. Besides, concrete blocks are about 15.5" x 7.5" so that with a layer of mortar they will provide exact lengths of 4' and multiples thereof.

        https://www.sakrete.com/products/surface-bonding-cement

        Surface Bonding Cement

        Surface Bonding Cement
        I built my house and garage with surface bonded block 40 years ago. It's incredibly strong in shear, not so much in tension. You don't want the blocks to shift vertically or the bonding will crack, any horizontal gaps must have metal shims. I had one crack, probably due to improper shimming. I don't have the picture anymore, but I made a test section 3' square, flipped it flat, supported the four corners and stacked blocks on the middle joint. I got up to over 6' high and around 1300# before it broke. I tried a bag of the commercial product available at the time, but it was very difficult to apply, I have no idea if the current stuff is any better, so I mixed my own bonding material as per an Army Corp of Engineers Pamphlet on surface bonding at about a tenth the cost of commercial product. The Army mix was very easy to apply, and is still holding up now. The picture shown is close to what mine looked like, although it was recommended to wet the wall prior to application.
        Last edited by Stu; 11-15-2019, 01:33 PM.

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        • Originally posted by Dan Dubeau View Post

          Funny story....After I he left I said to the wife "that might be the first time I've ever broke even on any thing motorcycle related", she replied, "not true, remember when you broke both ankles in a crash? that was a pretty even break" lol.
          you can't get wive's like that anymore

          After somehow stabbing myself in the leg with a needle stuck in our mattress (and every single piece of glass that has ever fallen on the kitchen floor in my feet), my wife joked that if anyone ever needed a needle found in a haystack, they'd just have to throw me in there.

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          • Originally posted by Dan Dubeau View Post

            I sold them for $200 (forks, triples, axle, and calipers). They probably go for around $400-$450 maybe more, but I got a good deal on them when I bought them, and passed that deal on to a local guy I know who provided a painless transaction.

            Funny story....After I he left I said to the wife "that might be the first time I've ever broke even on any thing motorcycle related", she replied, "not true, remember when you broke both ankles in a crash? that was a pretty even break" lol.
            Great price inc trees and calipers. Thanx.

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            • What did you do today?

              I made what is commonly known as brittle or nut brittle. In the US peanut brittle is the most common.

              I made mine with the standard hard crack procedure and a slight amount of corn or other stabilizing sugars. It keeps the cane sugar from crystallizing. Crank heat, add some water, heat to 294 add butter AND nuts. Bring temp back up to 290 and toss Baking soda in. Wipe off heat for a bit. Stuff is nuclear hot too. Whip by hand with a wooden spatula for a minute or so. You will see the chemical reaction, it foams up. Dont ask me, go look it up. Neat stuff.

              Pour immediately onto a Silpat on a half sheet pan. Cool, break and eat. The nuts are Peanuts, almonds and pistachios. I tried to use the minimal amount of sugar to nuts. Itsa Pretty"Gooood one" JR

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              • Originally posted by RB211 View Post

                Here's a simple project, wiring up a big button for her to activate the toy.
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                She also outgrew the wheelchair I made for her and we gave it to a family with a special needs kid who got a huge smile sitting upright for first time on it.
                That's a very great thing to do for that family..
                Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

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                • Originally posted by flathead4 View Post

                  Do you adjust the headlights after jacking up the front end?
                  No kidding!
                  Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

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                  • Originally posted by mattthemuppet View Post
                    you can't get wive's like that anymore
                    They also bring a different perspective to things.....

                    Originally posted by mattthemuppet View Post
                    After somehow stabbing myself in the leg with a needle stuck in our mattress (and every single piece of glass that has ever fallen on the kitchen floor in my feet), my wife joked that if anyone ever needed a needle found in a haystack, they'd just have to throw me in there.
                    So does that mean your good at finding those small parts that fall into the chip pan?

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                    • Originally posted by Dan Dubeau View Post

                      So does that mean your good at finding those small parts that fall into the chip pan?
                      little risk of accidental embedding, so sadly no

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                      • I took apart the turret lathe I am building to find the source of the problem with it not indexing. I have to say I am guilty of sloppy work. The base lathe is a Sherline so all the turret parts are quite small.

                        Before starting on the lathe this morning I made a part for a friends 5-litre hydroplane. All in all a solid 8 hours of machining.

                        It is time for a nap.

                        Pete

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                        • Got my sled running after is summer slumber, and towed the kids around on Gt's for a while.

                          Made a skein winder hook for my cordless drill so my wife can skein her yarn quicker.

                          A couple weeks back I found an anova sous vide cooker for 19.99 at thrift store. No box or instructions, just the unit. It looked brand new, never used and when I plugged it in no smoke came out so I bought it. Tonight was the first time I've used it, and did some striploin steaks to a perfect rare, with a quick sear in a frying pan. Pretty impressed with the results and can't wait to try some other things with it. I also discovered it is the wifi/bluetooth model and sells for ~$199.

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                          • Visited 3 of the 4 Vicksburg casinos today. One of them was giving away dish sets, so of course it made sense to make the 100 mile round trip to get the "Fine china". I'm not much of a gambler, but I do like to play craps, and I really like the food served on the weekends. I loaded up on steak and seafood, and came home enough richer to pay for the new bearings for my Supermax mill. Wish every casino adventure would go that well.
                            “I know lots of people who are educated far beyond their intelligence”

                            Lewis Grizzard

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                            • Originally posted by Dave C View Post
                              ... came home enough richer to pay for the new bearings for my Supermax mill. Wish every casino adventure would go that well.
                              For some it seems to

                              The woodshop manager at a prior employer would go to the casino and play the slots some weekends. He seems to have fairly consistently come away with anywhere frm 500 to 1000 bucks.

                              And I had a girlfriend decades ago who wanted to take a trip to India that she did not have the money for... So "of course" she entered the state lottery to get the money. Darned if she did not win several grand, which was enough to pay for the trip she wanted.....

                              2730

                              Keep eye on ball.
                              Hashim Khan

                              Everything not impossible is compulsory

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                              • Originally posted by RB211 View Post

                                She also outgrew the wheelchair I made for her and we gave it to a family with a special needs kid who got a huge smile sitting upright for first time on it.
                                A big +1 for helping others.

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