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Forum: Welding 06-10-2019, 08:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 670
Posted By platypus20
Somewhere on the internet, is a video, of the...

Somewhere on the internet, is a video, of the Germans, stick welding a u-boat, around 1916-17, during WWI.
Forum: Fabrication 05-25-2019, 10:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,128
Posted By platypus20
DD, At least for at least, you and I, we...

DD,

At least for at least, you and I, we could pick it up directly from the factory....:devil:
Forum: Fabrication 05-24-2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,128
Posted By platypus20
I’m just a poor platypus, all I can afford is a...

I’m just a poor platypus, all I can afford is a couple of clamps, tape rule, straight edge, some string and a scrap piece of soap stone.

Along with an engineering handbook
Forum: Fabrication 05-24-2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,128
Posted By platypus20
About a hour........that includes set up and...

About a hour........that includes set up and clean up time
Forum: Fabrication 05-24-2019, 06:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,128
Posted By platypus20
Straight edge, clamps and a hand held plasma...

Straight edge, clamps and a hand held plasma cutter, the old school way.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 05-17-2019, 06:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 609
Posted By platypus20
Trombone Pete, Norm and I, have done that on an...

Trombone Pete, Norm and I, have done that on an Oliver tractor motor, using a crankshaft socket, a chunk of nylon rope. Start to bring the cylinder up on compression, push the nylon rope into the...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 05-13-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 405
Posted By platypus20
Harbor Freight #62323 Chipper/Shredder

At 9 am this morning, I bought a Harbor Freight gasoline powered chipper/shredder, model #62323, that has the 6-1/2hp Predator gasoline engine. I jammed it into the Equinox and took it home and...
Forum: Fabrication 05-13-2019, 05:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,258
Posted By platypus20
My grandfather (father’s side) was a mason, who...

My grandfather (father’s side) was a mason, who built many house foundations, in the 50-60s housing boom. He would put up 5-6 blocks, drop in a Ballantine Ale bottle, in the center of one of the...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 05-10-2019, 10:00 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,040
Posted By platypus20
Red, I’ve seen some of those...

Red,

I’ve seen some of those aluminum/honeycomb panels, very stiff and incredibly lite, I’m guessing not exactly cheap either.

I can’t help you out firewall wise, unless a piece of 5/8” boiler...
Forum: Machining 05-10-2019, 09:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 867
Posted By platypus20
Its obvious, that STW, has much better luck with...

Its obvious, that STW, has much better luck with suppliers than I do. After the last 7-8 orders I did with McM-C, they screwed up about 5 of the orders, they made them good, but every time I dealt...
Forum: Welding 05-10-2019, 09:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 633
Posted By platypus20
I looked at the helmet paperwork, somewhat of a...

I looked at the helmet paperwork, somewhat of a novelty for me, and in the bag, I found 2 odd aluminum strips. I wondered “what the hell are these”, then like a sledgehammer to the back of the head,...
Forum: Welding 05-09-2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 633
Posted By platypus20
New Welding Helmet

Today, in between Norm and I, following our normal routine of going to the Chinese Buffet and reeking havoc and destruction on the crew at Harbor Freight, we squeezed in a trip to the LWS. They had...
Forum: Machining 05-03-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 922
Posted By platypus20
Webbed appendages don’t...

Webbed appendages don’t help....................:devil:
Forum: Machining 05-03-2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 922
Posted By platypus20
I Should Not Be Allowed To Try To Sell Anything Unsupervised

The title sums it up perfectly. Over the last couple of weeks, I bought and sold a new (to me) Bridgeport milling machine and lost $40 in the process.

I bought a very lightly used Bridgeport...
Forum: Machining 05-03-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 548
Posted By platypus20
Damn!! Your on Home Machinist site too??, I’ll...

Damn!! Your on Home Machinist site too??, I’ll have to be on my best behavior over there...:eek:
Forum: Machining 05-01-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 435
Posted By platypus20
I usually buy from ISIdirect

I usually buy from ISIdirect
Forum: Fabrication 04-28-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 892
Posted By platypus20
So apparently, this week, as I was welding a...

So apparently, this week, as I was welding a piece of 3” pipe to a truck rim, to make a vise base, others in this group, were doing likewise.........:devil:

I had to use a 6 lug truck rim and as I...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 04-19-2019, 06:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,402
Posted By platypus20
Helps when the manufacturer is a customer

Helps when the manufacturer is a customer
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 04-18-2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,402
Posted By platypus20
I use either space shuttle grease or my old...

I use either space shuttle grease or my old standby Albino Narwhale spooge
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 04-18-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,037
Posted By platypus20
Yep, there are quite a difference from the other...

Yep, there are quite a difference from the other leds I was using.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 04-17-2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,037
Posted By platypus20
No, I have to regress to the original piss...

No, I have to regress to the original piss yellow/green beverage.......its better than having to drink a Coke.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 04-17-2019, 08:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,037
Posted By platypus20
I pretty much pass my utility bills along to a...

I pretty much pass my utility bills along to a certain organization.............

I managed a Chinese Buffet/Harbor Freight run today with Norm and Trombone Pete..... no tools/store employees (it...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 04-16-2019, 08:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 587
Posted By platypus20
Ice tea??

Ice tea??
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 04-15-2019, 09:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,037
Posted By platypus20
Chris, Damn you!! Damn you!! Damn you all...

Chris,


Damn you!! Damn you!! Damn you all to hell!! I reread is thread this morning, and just had to go out and buy 2 of these lights. I installed them. Now damn it, I have to now out and buy 6...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 04-12-2019, 09:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 460
Posted By platypus20
Chief Pneumatic Tools at Harbor Freight

I believe most long time Harbor Freight shoppers will be aware that, while still selling very cheap entry level tools and equipment, in recent years, there has been an up scale move toward higher...
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