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Forum: Fabrication 08-09-2012, 07:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,999
Posted By Gravy
Mario, I'm not going to join the chorus of...

Mario,

I'm not going to join the chorus of those who praise you for your artistic vision or your craftsmanship. I've seen an awful lot of both.



What I like most about your work is that...
Forum: Shop & Safety 08-05-2012, 07:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,579
Posted By Gravy
It will likely work just fine. Some...

It will likely work just fine. Some manufacturers sell "Motor Start" gensets that have larger than normal generator heads. The extra capacity and rotating mass provides extra surge current for a...
Forum: Welding 07-14-2012, 08:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,990
Posted By Gravy
I was thinking about how it must suck to have a...

I was thinking about how it must suck to have a shattered elbow, but I changed my mind when I read about how it happened. You have good instincts.

Elbows are far more expendable than heads.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 06-05-2012, 08:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,679
Posted By Gravy
Ummmm...Dr. Bob - $25 worth of labor?...

Ummmm...Dr. Bob -

$25 worth of labor? Really? With today's business costs, that's about long enough to ask "do you want fries with that?"

If that $180 covers the whole job, you should send...
Forum: Fabrication 05-24-2012, 07:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,324
Posted By Gravy
Jack, Does this mean you're finally gonna...

Jack,

Does this mean you're finally gonna open your Kaiser-Frazier/Hudson/Nash/Studebaker dealership?
Forum: Fabrication 04-28-2012, 08:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,031
Posted By Gravy
I can't see the invisible aircraft, but I keep...

I can't see the invisible aircraft, but I keep hearing a female voice saying "Not tonight, dear. My back hurts":rolleyes:
Forum: Fabrication 04-18-2012, 06:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,171
Posted By Gravy
It's not overkill for a grill if you just scale...

It's not overkill for a grill if you just scale up the grill a little. I've always wanted to see a brace of oxen on a rotisserie.:devil:
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 04-18-2012, 05:40 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 40,289
Posted By Gravy
Got mine today. I'm looking forward to trying it...

Got mine today. I'm looking forward to trying it out.

Thanks Dan!
Forum: Welding 03-24-2012, 10:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,464
Posted By Gravy
I just sent a follow-up inquiry. If I get a...

I just sent a follow-up inquiry. If I get a meaningful reply, I'll post it here (if I remember)
Forum: Machining 03-23-2012, 08:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,941
Posted By Gravy
In contrast, I bought a beat-to-Hades antique...

In contrast, I bought a beat-to-Hades antique Horrible Fright mill/drill and it was a HUGE improvement over what I had before. It pisses me off regularly, but it still beats the snot out of a...
Forum: Welding 03-23-2012, 07:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,464
Posted By Gravy
I'm disappointed

It's been over 6 weeks since I placed my order. I haven't received anything yet. What about the rest of you? Have you gotten anything? Did I just fall between the cracks?

(Mind you, I'm not...
Forum: Welding 02-23-2012, 08:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,679
Posted By Gravy
It'll rust and look ugly.

It'll rust and look ugly.
Forum: Welding 02-12-2012, 10:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,464
Posted By Gravy
Mark, I started learning welding nearly 40...

Mark,

I started learning welding nearly 40 years ago, and machining over 30 years ago. Then things went off-track. I've been on starvation rations ever since.

Now I'm getting paid to catch...
Forum: Welding 02-12-2012, 07:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,464
Posted By Gravy
I love it. I'm getting paid to do what I can't...

I love it. I'm getting paid to do what I can't afford to do for fun.

I had gotten used to lying awake worrying about whether I would get a paycheck. Now I'm lying awake trying to understand how...
Forum: Welding 02-06-2012, 08:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,464
Posted By Gravy
Jen, Thanks for posting that, and kudos to...

Jen,

Thanks for posting that, and kudos to ESAB for offering it. I've just requested a bunch of stuff. I have a new job where they expect me to learn to actually weld. I need all the help I can...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-27-2012, 08:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,003
Posted By Gravy
McMaster to the rescue!

One of these will get you by until you figure it out:

http://www.mcmaster.com/#squeeze-bottles/=fztk2z
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-25-2012, 08:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,214
Posted By Gravy
Damn! You mean I shouldn't have thrown away...

Damn!

You mean I shouldn't have thrown away all of those left-headed nails?
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 01-08-2012, 07:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,007
Posted By Gravy
I can see it now: "Honest Hephaestus's Surplus...

I can see it now: "Honest Hephaestus's Surplus Weaponry Supply and Metal Recycling"
Forum: Shop & Safety 12-14-2011, 07:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,637
Posted By Gravy
Jack, I'm of the opinion that a grown man...

Jack,

I'm of the opinion that a grown man shouldn't get himself into a position where he can't turn around and run, or jump down and run unless all his other choices are worse. Being in tight...
Forum: Shop & Safety 11-10-2011, 08:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,770
Posted By Gravy
Preaching to the choir, but it's time for my...

Preaching to the choir, but it's time for my standard hearing protection rant:

Don't make the mistake of thinking that because you have hearing loss and loud noises no longer hurt, you don't need...
Forum: Welding 11-10-2011, 07:37 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,058
Posted By Gravy
Well, you got me beat... but I bought my SP 175...

Well, you got me beat... but I bought my SP 175 HD (Home Depot version) brand new for $299, so I beat whoever bought yours.
Forum: Shop & Safety 10-20-2011, 11:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,343
Posted By Gravy
On of the dangers of toluene is that it kinda...

On of the dangers of toluene is that it kinda shuts down your ability to smell it after a bit. The concentration can go way up, but you won't smell any difference.

It's not a biggie if you're...
Forum: Fabrication 10-15-2011, 07:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,565
Posted By Gravy
Thank you for the "inappropriate scrollwork...

Thank you for the "inappropriate scrollwork intervention"

Whew. That was a close one.:eek:
Forum: Fabrication 10-07-2011, 05:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,694
Posted By Gravy
Another note about the glass - don't expect it to...

Another note about the glass - don't expect it to stay clean. The big woodstove makers have figured out how to create an "air wash" across the glass, but I don't think it's simple.
Forum: Fabrication 09-23-2011, 07:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,355
Posted By Gravy
Too probie. You're gonna have to go into...

Too probie.

You're gonna have to go into much more detail. As it is, I have no idea what you are talking about. Don't worry about getting dogpiled for asking "dumb" questions. This isn't that...
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