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Forum: Welding 12-07-2022, 11:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 236
Posted By dubby
That's pretty damn tempting. It has the option...

That's pretty damn tempting. It has the option to use the coupon for $100 off all their machines it looks like as well. The consumable kit is ridiculously cheap compared to my Hobart (rebranded...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 12-05-2022, 11:55 AM
Replies: 353
Sticky: Cutter's Vise
Views: 186,610
Posted By dubby
Looks like Pop shared it over there back in...

Looks like Pop shared it over there back in February. He's a long-time member here too.

Cutter had a pretty good run and was incredibly helpful to all. This vise took on a life of it's own. ...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 12-03-2022, 01:50 PM
Replies: 353
Sticky: Cutter's Vise
Views: 186,610
Posted By dubby
It is still pretty amazing. And thank you...

It is still pretty amazing.

And thank you for bumping the thread. I went out to the shop and gave it a fresh wipe-down just to take a picture.

It gets used weekly. I've got all the...
Forum: Fabrication 12-02-2022, 10:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 440
Posted By dubby
Those are great. Much better than the...

Those are great.

Much better than the hand-cut (with tin snips) Mexican metal art crap my wife is always trying to drag home.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-18-2022, 10:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 558
Posted By dubby
If that fella was around in '95 when I was in the...

If that fella was around in '95 when I was in the process of failing college chemistry for the first time, I might not've failed as badly. Or maybe my mental state is just better prepared for it...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-17-2022, 10:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 558
Posted By dubby
According to the dude in the How-To video, it...

According to the dude in the How-To video, it actually cures due to water. Humidity in the air is "usually enough" to get the process working. His mix consisted of 70% alcohol and baking soda.
...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-16-2022, 10:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 558
Posted By dubby
I had actually wondered if it produced any heat...

I had actually wondered if it produced any heat or not. That's good to know, for the project idea just as much as the fingers :) .

Now that I've read up a little on this stuff, they also talk...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-15-2022, 10:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 558
Posted By dubby
Watching CA glue dry...

It seems like every video on youtube that involves people "making" stuff in their shop has a big bottle of CA glue and a spray bottle of activator constantly at the ready. I have never used anything...
Forum: Shop & Safety 11-15-2022, 10:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 225
Posted By dubby
I removed the parts I wanna keep from the old...

I removed the parts I wanna keep from the old furnace unit and started migrating the junk parts outside. Then the family caught me and said, "Oh, that's way too heavy for you. We'll get it." It's...
Forum: Shop & Safety 11-09-2022, 10:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 318
Posted By dubby
Hah, it's mostly just to take the chill off :) ...

Hah, it's mostly just to take the chill off :)

This whole global warming thing has us experiencing colder snaps in the winter. There aren't many of them, but they will linger below freezing for...
Forum: Shop & Safety 11-08-2022, 12:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 318
Posted By dubby
Amazon mini-splits?

As part of my ongoing plumbing struggles, I have decided to do away with the early '60s model gas furnace in my shop. For the past few years I've tried to keep an eye out for a used central heat and...
Forum: Shop & Safety 10-25-2022, 09:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 515
Posted By dubby
Prep them all, set them in place, and start at...

Prep them all, set them in place, and start at the bottom and work your way up.

Shouldn't be too difficult. Worry more about removing anything combustible from the area around it. I could do...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 10-15-2022, 10:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,166
Posted By dubby
I try to not pay too much attention to the "how"...

I try to not pay too much attention to the "how" when watching crap like that. By the end of the video they always have a finished project. I look around my shop and see a bunch of unfinished stuff...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 10-14-2022, 09:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,166
Posted By dubby
There is a Paki subculture that radically...

There is a Paki subculture that radically customizes/rebuilds big trucks. I'm sure it's more out of necessity than bragging rights, but may have a bit of that mixed in. Either way, they make great...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-24-2022, 10:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,992
Posted By dubby
Ya know, I never really thought about it until...

Ya know, I never really thought about it until just now but my drill press has sat unused for a very long time. I have all sorts of gadgets and gizmos to make it be a productive piece of equipment. ...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-23-2022, 10:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,992
Posted By dubby
Nice, thanks! Even if I can't make it happen, I...

Nice, thanks! Even if I can't make it happen, I always like seeing people react to the social media stuffs. I'm a long way from being one of the half-nekkid chics on Instagram having 1 million...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-22-2022, 09:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,992
Posted By dubby
Gazza's got some better-than-electron reply...

Gazza's got some better-than-electron reply superpower, because I had a vision similar to that as a solution about midnight. I have mind modeled a couple of ideas already as well that shouldn't be...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-21-2022, 11:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,992
Posted By dubby
This is pretty well what I have now, though I...

This is pretty well what I have now, though I picked mine up used from a garage sale and it is from Harbor Freight. I use their die guide and set (pictured below) for doing the actual work. I...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-20-2022, 11:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,992
Posted By dubby
Small fly press?

I can't seem to find what I'm looking for using any of the terms that make sense to me. I have seen a couple small, bench top style arbor presses that use a rotational top mechanism (like a fly...
Forum: Shop & Safety 09-18-2022, 11:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,299
Posted By dubby
Definitely list your service area. I do that...

Definitely list your service area. I do that with my holsters and require that customers understand that I generally need the actual products they want wrapped. If the broken parts are small...
Forum: Fabrication 08-18-2022, 11:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,910
Posted By dubby
You put the pulleys on the holding object, and...

You put the pulleys on the holding object, and attach the moving object to the cable. You can put the pulleys wherever you want, so long as they're equally spaced in relation to your task. Unless...
Forum: Fabrication 08-13-2022, 10:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,613
Posted By dubby
I have the same stash of junk that I did when I...

I have the same stash of junk that I did when I started learning how to weld, and many of the same ideas of what I plan to do with it. I just lack the effort. Free metal quit being free in that...
Forum: Fabrication 07-29-2022, 09:25 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,066
Posted By dubby
I don't think of it so much an ability as a duty....

I don't think of it so much an ability as a duty. Jack does good! :)
Forum: Fabrication 07-20-2022, 11:28 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,066
Posted By dubby
All the witty banter reminded me that I do have...

All the witty banter reminded me that I do have the old B&D 9" dual voltage unit as well. Might as well weigh 100#. I can't use/hold it any more. That booger could do some serious work plugged...
Forum: Fabrication 07-19-2022, 08:36 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 7,066
Posted By dubby
Yep, corded electric here. I burned up 3 DeWalts...

Yep, corded electric here. I burned up 3 DeWalts early on, but I was buying them below wholesale cost so it wasn't too terrible. Even saving a bunch of money at the time got old when the tool broke...
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