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Forum: Shop & Safety 10-15-2019, 08:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 426
Posted By OleDog
Stuck jack handle

My floor jack spent too much time outside this summer and the handle socket got packed with sand and dust so badly that it took an 18" pipe wrench to turn it. It's alum so no rust, but WD40 didn't...
Forum: Machining 09-25-2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 962
Posted By OleDog
Ummm, that would be a negative on the guilt. :D ...

Ummm, that would be a negative on the guilt. :D

I always wonder where these guys acquire their inventory. They always seem to have full trailers of tools and other items.

OleDog
Forum: Machining 09-23-2019, 10:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 962
Posted By OleDog
Lucky find

I was wandering thru a flea market in Amarillo on Sunday when I came across a Starrett 120AM-150 Dial Caliper. It has yellow face on the dial and came with the factory box. It's calibrated in mm...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 09-01-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,241
Posted By OleDog
Jenn, Those purple HF slings sure are handy...

Jenn,
Those purple HF slings sure are handy aren't they? I got my first ones when I got my skid steer after the wildfire (google Starbucks fire). I used them first for pulling fence posts out of...
Forum: Fabrication 06-02-2019, 09:54 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 9,878
Posted By OleDog
KOO I thought of you just yesterday. I saw a...

KOO I thought of you just yesterday. I saw a Bombardier Muskeg for sale and googled it. Your webpage showing yours came up! This one was in CA but they only wanted $3500 but said the flat head...
Forum: Fabrication 01-20-2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,845
Posted By OleDog
They have served me well over the years. ...

They have served me well over the years.

OleDog148983

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Forum: Fabrication 01-16-2019, 08:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,845
Posted By OleDog
Several years ago, we tore out a wooden beam,...

Several years ago, we tore out a wooden beam, plank decked bridge and put 2 heavy oilfield flatbed semi trailers across a creek on my place. I had some concrete foundation chunks that we laid the...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-12-2019, 02:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,771
Posted By OleDog
X2 OleDog

X2

OleDog
Forum: Welding 12-01-2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,000
Posted By OleDog
That probably would have worked, but went ahead...

That probably would have worked, but went ahead and welded them solid. Thanks for all the input.

OleDog
Forum: Welding 12-01-2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,000
Posted By OleDog
Welding cast

I have some cast fence ornaments to weld onto 1/2" sq rod. These are just going to be stakes to put in a flower bed. Do I need to preheat the cast, and if so how hot?
Thanks!
OleDog148331
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Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-27-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,853
Posted By OleDog
I saw the same pics on FB but they had this...

I saw the same pics on FB but they had this accompanying story:

Doug Smith Chrysler Jeep Dodge BROKE MY TRUCK !!!I took my work truck to Doug Smith in American Fork Utah for an oil leak.The...
Forum: Welding 06-05-2018, 12:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,452
Posted By OleDog
LW, I know I'm not telling you anything new, but...

LW, I know I'm not telling you anything new, but burying it in dry Portland cement makes for an even slower cool-down.

OleDog
Forum: Shop & Safety 03-26-2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,432
Posted By OleDog
I have a friend who only sells compressors and...

I have a friend who only sells compressors and related items. http://www.ncaircompressors.com/industrial-series.html (I don't have any part of his operation). I called him this morning about this...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 01-11-2018, 11:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,945
Posted By OleDog
BigB, Yes, those are rivet setters. I always...

BigB, Yes, those are rivet setters. I always used them on copper rivets in leather, but I think they would work for steel rivets too.
In leather, you have the rivet, and a washer (not sure what...
Forum: Fabrication 01-09-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,916
Posted By OleDog
I've had a couple of different setups over the...

I've had a couple of different setups over the past 15 yrs. The first was a 35 gal rectangular tank mounted in the front of the bed of my '01 Dodge. It had a hose coming from the bottom of the aux...
Forum: Shop & Safety 12-04-2017, 11:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,695
Posted By OleDog
I didn't replace it because it was working just...

I didn't replace it because it was working just fine. The plug was set up grease and dirt around the pin and bushing. I put an angled zerk to make it easier to use the cleaning tool, but then I put...
Forum: Shop & Safety 12-04-2017, 08:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,695
Posted By OleDog
That wouldn't have occurred to me. I'll try to...

That wouldn't have occurred to me. I'll try to remember that.

OleDog

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Forum: Shop & Safety 12-04-2017, 03:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,695
Posted By OleDog
Not sure if out was the cleaning tool, the...

Not sure if out was the cleaning tool, the diesel, the new end on my grease guns, the new zerk, or all of the above, but I got the pin to take grease. It sure is a lot quieter now.

That tool...
Forum: Shop & Safety 12-04-2017, 10:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,695
Posted By OleDog
Grease zerk cleaning tool

I have a couple of zerks on my skid steer arm pins that have stopped taking grease. I pulled the zerk and it will take grease so the blockage must be around the pin Has anyone used the cleaning...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-24-2017, 09:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 826
Posted By OleDog
I've had a Skatblast cabinet for close to 20...

I've had a Skatblast cabinet for close to 20 years. It's a 5' wide, with a foot pedal. I've been very happy with it. I had to replace the motor on the dust collector once. Other than that, it has...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 10-29-2017, 11:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,148
Posted By OleDog
Thanks Jef, for posting this. My son has been...

Thanks Jef, for posting this. My son has been doing some copper work, mainly on Yeti cups and some trophy belt buckles, but he's been also doing some blacksmithing too. I'll pass this manual on to...
Forum: Welding 09-06-2017, 02:32 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,058
Posted By OleDog
I had heard that propane didn't get as hot and...

I had heard that propane didn't get as hot and that was a concern. I wonder if I can swap out the cutting tips to acetylene tips and just use the body and cutting head, or if there is something...
Forum: Welding 09-06-2017, 09:44 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,058
Posted By OleDog
Acetylene vs propane

I have the opportunity to buy a Victor Medalist 350HD LP torch set with 100' grade T hose for a pretty good price. I have propane bottles of various sizes, but have never used it for cutting. What...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 08-31-2017, 09:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,648
Posted By OleDog
Yes, a neighbor replaced both of his this year at...

Yes, a neighbor replaced both of his this year at $1K each

OleDog

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Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 08-31-2017, 06:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,648
Posted By OleDog
Thanks Doug, I'll give it a look OleDog

Thanks Doug, I'll give it a look

OleDog
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