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  • Originally posted by swatkins View Post
    I started cleaning up a lot of old drills I received when I bought another camelback drill press I found a product made for ultrasonic cleaners that is just great... A load of drills look almost new in two hours... take a look

    That seemed to work pretty well, but I think vinegar might be just as good. I haven't tried it in the ultrasonic cleaner, though. Should be even better.

    I may try that T-9 rust preventive coating, although it seems not to be available locally except by ship-to-store at Home Depot. Lowes has something similar, in stock, for about half the price:

    https://www.lowes.com/pd/Fluid-Film-...m-Oil/50335157

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    Paul , P S Technology, Inc. and MrTibbs
    USA Maryland 21030

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    • Toilet bowl cleaner for rust?

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      • Originally posted by old mart View Post
        It's a fine grinder, Redlee, it even has a built in spittoon.
        They end up full of spooge, just like a spitoon.
        Beaver County Alberta Canada

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        • Yesterday I sent a message on this lathe for $50. 3 minutes after posting, and still too slow. The seller was respectful and courteous and let me know I was beat.

          I don't really need it, but my roommate does and that would be a great starter. Probably wouldn't have gotten it anyway. Deals are out there though!

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          21" Royersford Excelsior CamelBack Drillpress Restoration
          1943 Sidney 16x54 Lathe Restoration

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          • I’m doing some more stuff for the Engineering students and the blade broke on my little HF band saw. I put this particular blade on 8 months ago and it’s done a fantastic job until today. It’s still very sharp and no missing teeth, so I’ll try to weld it. It’s an Imachinist bi-metal blade from Amazon and I just ordered another.
            Illigitimi non Carborundum 😎
            9X49 Birmingham Mill, Reid Model 2C Grinder, 13x40 ENCO GH Lathe, 6X18 Craftsman lathe, Sherline CNC mill, Eastwood TIG200 AC/DC and lots of stuff from 30+ years in the trade and 15.5 in refinery unit operations. Now retired. El Paso, TX

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            • Dishwasher broke (stopped pumping out waster water, refused to start up new washing programs again after I drained it), spent most of saturday fixing it. Had to take it out and disassemble it. First I thought it was an eletronic error but all the components looked pristine. After that I disassembled the pumps and heaters so I could reach the drain pump, inside that I found a shard of glass wedged in the impeller preventing it from moving, I tested the pump independently and it worked fine so that was probably it.

              Reassembled and it started up and ran a test program, it worked! Well the first time I saw it was leaking water, so I had to stop and redo all the hose clamps. Also lifted it on two chairs so I could look under it and watch for leaks. But it ran a program from start to end properly and no leaks.

              So now this thing just needs a better filter, pretty crappy filter to let a glass shard through.

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              • DennisCA I'll see your glass shard and raise you a dead frog that was blocking mine!

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                • Originally posted by Cenedd View Post
                  DennisCA I'll see your glass shard and raise you a dead frog that was blocking mine!
                  Had a live mouse behind my dishwasher. Pulled the dishwasher out into the room and left it so the cat could find the mouse. Sure enough, that same night, the cat brought it to me, in bed, alive.

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                  • Actually started this last week. So knocking about at my lawful occasions, i often use a little gizmo that i whipped up in the shop, to help keep myself neat and organized and safe. The wife says, “ you know, i bet lots of people would love a gizmo like that of their own and would pay good money for it. You should make some and we’ll test market them”
                    While i have punched a clock and have actually been cubicled, i have mostly been entrepreneurial my whole adult life(i dont’t count the lemonade stand/ peepshow i had as a kid) so i am up for giving this a go. Now there are similar mass produced products out there and a number of handmade products that do the same thing, but it appears like there is room for my unique interpretation in the field. Anyway, i knock a few out, doing a little refining, and coming up with methods to gain repeatability while holding to a handmade artsy quality. We take some pictures of the gizmo on display and in actual use. We used a rather attractive blonde friend to model this. We put up an etsy page, joined a facebook group and run an ebay auction. Sold a dozen right off! We will see how this plays out.

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                    • Started connecting the dots to mount a snowblower onto one of my Kubota f2400. I've had the blower kicking around for a number of years, and initial plans when I got it were to build an atv mounted blower with separate engine. But I got my plow jeep shortly after and had no real need. Picked up the 2 Kubotas this summer (fantastic machines BTW), and figured I'd make use of the blower as it's almost the perfect size. It's 45" vs the 44" width of the Kubota. It's a little light duty compared to a kubota made one for this machine, but It will only see light duty here, and should be fine...Hopefully....



                      Obligatory closeup of the only good weld....



                      I added a vertical/angled support from the mounting brackets back to the blower after taking these pics, but it was dark by then. I still have to fabricate a chute, extend the pto shaft, and machine a yoke to fit the blower end..... Thinking I'll need to build a cab, or at the very least windshield at some point too. Racing the snow, but I don't really "need" it as I still have the jeep. This is just a bonus snow weapon, and an excuse to build something. I've been doing a pile of big fussy machining jobs at work lately so it's nice to balance it out with some not fussy fab work at home.

                      This is also the first real project I've used my new to me Mig welder (Lincoln 180c) on, and I really like it. Beats having to stick weld everything thicker than 14ga, even though I really enjoy some stick welding hood time. The next project is going to be a big cart for all my welders, plasma and accessories.

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                      • I've started making modifications to my bull dozer for an upcoming project, stemming from some disagreements.
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                        • I hope you've got an upgraded cooling system on the machine and reactive armor too. With all the surplus toys the government has dispersed to local PD, you never know what Barney Fife is going to bring to the party.

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                          • Originally posted by reggie_obe View Post
                            I hope you've got an upgraded cooling system on the machine and reactive armor too. With all the surplus toys the government has dispersed to local PD, you never know what Barney Fife is going to bring to the party.
                            It wouldn't be 2.0 without some improvements.

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                            • Originally posted by RB211 View Post
                              I've started making modifications to my bull dozer for an upcoming project, stemming from some disagreements.
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                              Re-negotiating yer mortgage are ya?
                              If it wasn't done the hard way, I didn't do it.

                              Lillooet
                              British Columbia
                              Canada.

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                              • Originally posted by RB211 View Post
                                I've started making modifications to my bull dozer for an upcoming project, stemming from some disagreements.
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                                This is why it's SO important to check in on folks/friends that are going through hard times....


                                they may need help welding.
                                21" Royersford Excelsior CamelBack Drillpress Restoration
                                1943 Sidney 16x54 Lathe Restoration

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