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  • Spent most of the day trying to fix the latch lock on one of our double front doors. Finally gave up after wasting 7 hours on it. It's almost 50 years old, so finding parts (a broken spring) is not an option.
    “I know lots of people who are educated far beyond their intelligence”

    Lewis Grizzard

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    • Glued a finger to a part using LoctiteTM 422 Medical Implant Adhesive.
      It is Krazy GlueTM

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      • I got a dual band HAM (BeoFeng U5R) radio (2 meter and 70cm) for less than $25 from Banggood. It appears to work well. I tested it on the FRS / GMRS frequencies just enough to confirm that it works properly.

        Now I'm studying for the technician class Ham license. In the meantime, I've changed the settings to be receive only until I pass the tests. Only 35 questions. How hard can it be? hehe

        Dan
        At the end of the project, there is a profound difference between spare parts and left over parts.

        Location: SF East Bay.

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        • Originally posted by danlb View Post
          I got a dual band HAM (BeoFeng U5R) radio (2 meter and 70cm) for less than $25 from Banggood. It appears to work well. I tested it on the FRS / GMRS frequencies just enough to confirm that it works properly.

          Now I'm studying for the technician class Ham license. In the meantime, I've changed the settings to be receive only until I pass the tests. Only 35 questions. How hard can it be? hehe

          Dan
          Great little radio Dan. I've had one for at least 8 or 9 years now and have ordered and programed a fairly large number of these for friends. Tons of back roads here that are radio controlled "resource roads" using VHF frequencies for heavy haul logging trucks. Much safer to travel knowing whats around the corner.
          Haven't had it out for a while due to always having had an Industry Canada approved transceiver in the trucks I've driven. These radios while not approved have likely saved a number of serious incidents because they are out in the field. Fortunately I have not been aware of any misuse of these "illegal" radios.

          Original battery in it yet and the radio is an absolute bargain.
          This little radio has an almost a cult like following due to what it offers. I'm sure you'll love it. Lots of info and resources to support it as well.
          I may have to rekindle my relationship again.with these excellent transceivers.
          Good for you to for going after your Ham license. Have fun and enjoy!
          Home, down in the valley behind the Red Angus
          Bad Decisions Make Good Stories​

          Location: British Columbia

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          • I am moving 12-13 cubic meters of gravel by hand


            The gravel heap covered up the corridor I made for the robot mower...

            Next day I managed to clear a path for Elvis. I had help from my fiance with the digging fortunately. Shovels and wheel barrow, have we sweated!

            I deserve an ice cream

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            • 2 days ago I made a deal on this... always wanted one.. with wuite a few things inside..
              now to get it from C'wack to Ktown... without turning it to kindling...
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              • Originally posted by DennisCA View Post
                I am moving 12-13 cubic meters of gravel by hand
                I would have thought a shovel and wheelbarrow would be quicker than carrying it in your hands

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                • You wont feel guilty having a beer after moving a few yards of that..
                  reminds me of my construction labourer jobs.... pre bobcat and zoomboom days....
                  Last edited by 754; 07-03-2021, 08:02 PM.

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                  • Drove 40 minutes west this morning to pick up an old beech upper toolchest. Now home and about to drive 20 minutes east to pick up a unknown brand lower cabinet. I'm out of tool storage space in the shop, and tired of tripping over stuff. Neither are the configuration of drawers/boxes that I WANT, but when you're cheap, and need it now it will do. Looking forward to some nice relaxing toolbox organization tonight after the kids go to bed.

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                    • Picked up the lower cabinet, and I'm pretty pleased with it. The upper is NOT a beech like I originally thought, just a basic import (i think? no makers mark), but it's practically brand new. He probably only stored extra stickers in it.... Still good enough for my needs right now, but for $40 for the upper, and $80 for the lower and about $60 in gas i'm ok with it. Of course it also cost me a couple happy meals for my travel partners today, and some ice cream tonight for the 2nd trip, but that's just part of the journey.


                      I already wiped the lower all down (pretty greasy) and fixed the bottom drawer that wouldn't open. Now to make a tool rack for my tts tooling to fit the side, stock all the drawers with my tooling still in rubbermaids and I'm in business. I hate all the mix n match toolboxes I have (12, and not one matching pair lol) but so far I haven't come across a bunch of matching lista's in my price range..... One day maybe, fingers crossed......

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                      • Today for a friend, I drilled the small bolt pattern holes in a GMC viscous fan hub that came with the large bolt pattern holes.
                        Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

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                        • Originally posted by Arcane View Post
                          ...viscous fan...
                          Ahh those bring back memories of yesteryear. Had those on an Opel Manta GTE that was the pride of my early motoring life (after some real shockers) and that had a viscous fan. I was driving down the motorway one day when the shaft it was mounted on - I forget whether it was 1/2" or 3/4" but it was thick enough that you didn't expect it to shear for no apparent reason and then have the fan propel itself through the radiator. Explosive decompression of a rad; probably the 'coolest' breakdown I've had. Water instantly vapourised and then hugged the car like the clouds you see on pictures of planes breaking the sound barrier.

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                          • Originally posted by Cenedd View Post

                            Ahh those bring back memories of yesteryear. Had those on an Opel Manta GTE that was the pride of my early motoring life (after some real shockers) and that had a viscous fan. I was driving down the motorway one day when the shaft it was mounted on - I forget whether it was 1/2" or 3/4" but it was thick enough that you didn't expect it to shear for no apparent reason and then have the fan propel itself through the radiator. Explosive decompression of a rad; probably the 'coolest' breakdown I've had. Water instantly vapourised and then hugged the car like the clouds you see on pictures of planes breaking the sound barrier.
                            That must have got your attention tout suite!

                            I remember years ago when I was a young Lineman, we were driving out to a job site with the digger truck pulling a trailer load of poles. The road was through hilly country and we couldn't maintain the speed limit uphill and a big old Chrysler pulled out and passed us. It was wintertime and the car had just gotten nicely ahead of us when there was this huge cloud of fog from the vehicle! You couldn't even see the car for a few seconds. It disappeared into the distance and a few miles later we passed a woman standing next to it while parked at a small gas station by the side of the road. She'd blown a frost plug when she passed us of course.
                            Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

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                            • I laughed my ass off being the third wheel in a conversation about a machinist chest, lady ohh it’s got a little vanity mirror, how cute, machinist, it for getting lumps of crap out of your eyes in the good ol days before lady machinists
                              oh
                              mark

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                              • Filled up a 1500 gallon water tank. My 2" lay flat fire hose was so old it burst when I connected it to the pump so I had to improvise lol.

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