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Forum: Fabrication 09-18-2020, 04:06 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 17,062
Posted By RED caddy
Talking Chris, I thought I remembered you picking up an...

Chris, I thought I remembered you picking up an unopened case of them wiley roundtuit's, at auction.
Don't suppose you could spare a box? ROLFLMAO

Yes Dave, Murphy was an optimist, he...
Forum: Fabrication 09-06-2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,396
Posted By RED caddy
Yet, I feel pretty lucky. I grew up on the...

Yet, I feel pretty lucky.

I grew up on the southern shore of Lake Erie...

In the summer, we commercial fished all the way to the Canadian side, in the winter, we drove junkers to port Dover,...
Forum: Fabrication 09-05-2020, 02:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,396
Posted By RED caddy
What is this SNOW thing you guys speak of ? ...

What is this SNOW thing you guys speak of ?

We have nun such here in paradise.

We do, however have to water the wooden shingles on the roof so they can properly rot off before they catch...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 07-19-2020, 09:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,838
Posted By RED caddy
I to have ~ gallon sized cleaner, 'Da bay, about...

I to have ~ gallon sized cleaner, 'Da bay, about a buck and a half, off shore brand.

It's just big enough to do an AR reciever, stripped actions and large frame handguns. I usually use "simple...
Forum: Shop & Safety 07-09-2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,866
Posted By RED caddy
OK, yous guys are da bomb fer ants, waddya got...

OK, yous guys are da bomb fer ants, waddya got fer hornets and wasps? I got some of each, that swim in the Raid and black flag spray's then fly back to the nest.

The Andro stuff, kerosene based, ...
Forum: Shop & Safety 07-02-2020, 07:29 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,519
Posted By RED caddy
Last summer my neighbor stripped off a 3 layer...

Last summer my neighbor stripped off a 3 layer shingle roof, re sheeted with 5/8ths T&G, rolled out 2 thick coats of reclaimed acrylic latex paint, 2 layers of 90 Lb. felt, brushed on mastic at every...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 06-24-2020, 08:29 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,368
Posted By RED caddy
Yep, super glue and nu-skin is what I use on my...

Yep, super glue and nu-skin is what I use on my "old man skin", works good, sometimes to finish a job, I supplement with a turn or two of friction tape.

RED, not growing old gracefully
Forum: Fabrication 06-07-2020, 04:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,960
Posted By RED caddy
Welp, I don't know 'bout the rest of ya'll, but I...

Welp, I don't know 'bout the rest of ya'll, but I used that method to build my meager collection, I'm still under a hunnert.. not enough billed jobs, I guess...

RED
Forum: Fabrication 06-07-2020, 07:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,104
Posted By RED caddy
Verrrrry nice, a project like that helps me keep...

Verrrrry nice, a project like that helps me keep going on my '76 Pinto pro stocker.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 06-01-2020, 06:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,855
Posted By RED caddy
A hunnert years ago, I had occasion to lash up a...

A hunnert years ago, I had occasion to lash up a rig to pass some 3/4 inch PVC under a driveway slab, outboard the foundation, for a water line, and later, on another job, ran some 1 1/2 inch plastic...
Forum: Machining 05-28-2020, 07:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,930
Posted By RED caddy
Yesterday, I went to home despot to pick up some...

Yesterday, I went to home despot to pick up some 1/4" pipe plugs. expecting about .30-.40 cents each. they were marked $2.78. Made in China.

I fear we will never be a manufacturing strong hold...
Forum: Fabrication 05-10-2020, 04:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,131
Posted By RED caddy
The customer is sometimes right... I built a...

The customer is sometimes right...

I built a 3 section, pull up, antennae tower, 24 feet tall, using 1 inch EMT and 1/4 in rod. so close to digger's drawing, it's scary.

RED
Forum: Fabrication 04-29-2020, 07:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,726
Posted By RED caddy
A few years back, when I built the garagemahall,...

A few years back, when I built the garagemahall, I poured in 2 X 2 hitch receiver tubing in the shop floor. I've made adapters for a winch, chain fall and come-along, even holdowns for my A frame....
Forum: Shop & Safety 04-28-2020, 07:04 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 28,479
Posted By RED caddy
Just in time... A little trick my mud...

Just in time...
A little trick my mud contractor taught me, about pipes running thru or close to concrete. Slide a piece of foam pipe insulation onto the line, before the pour.
Keeps the mud from...
Forum: Shop & Safety 04-27-2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 28,479
Posted By RED caddy
Welp, Down here we build everything on a sand...

Welp, Down here we build everything on a sand spit. Ground level (grade) changes with the rise and fall of the water table. Multi story buildings drive or pour pillars to the limestone heads, that...
Forum: Fabrication 04-26-2020, 06:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,209
Posted By RED caddy
The last time I had a similar problem, I* used...

The last time I had a similar problem, I* used the ANFO solution. Black powder was expensive and a little hard to get in quantity. The makins for a bowling ball sized charge was cheap and availible....
Forum: Shop & Safety 04-26-2020, 06:25 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 28,479
Posted By RED caddy
Good plan, nice start. Weekly updates? Now...

Good plan, nice start. Weekly updates?
Now that's what I call a foundation... Just how deep is the frost line?

rollin, rollin, rollin...

RED
Forum: Machining 03-20-2020, 07:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,960
Posted By RED caddy
Yep, I'm a thin copper/brass sheet kid also. I...

Yep, I'm a thin copper/brass sheet kid also. I almost always single point receiver and muzzle threads, squaring internal action threads too. Roughing chambers, I use a centerless holder, (universal)...
Forum: Shop & Safety 03-01-2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,095
Posted By RED caddy
I still think that we, as a nation, are going to...

I still think that we, as a nation, are going to prove much more resilient/resistant than most 3rd world and more populace countries on earth, simply because of diet/lifestyle and sanitation...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-29-2020, 10:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,127
Posted By RED caddy
There was a couple in my old MSC paper catalog,...

There was a couple in my old MSC paper catalog, other than those, I find 'em in yard sales and auctions. I use an old commercial schneider for electric rust removal and jump starting big diesel's...
Forum: Fabrication 01-28-2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,442
Posted By RED caddy
Found it. Picked up a 1990 6 HP Johnson short...

Found it.
Picked up a 1990 6 HP Johnson short shaft for $130.00. Needs a fuel pump and likely a carb cleaning. I'll order a waterpump kit, a new kill switch and a starter rope return spring, just...
Forum: Fabrication 01-27-2020, 11:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,442
Posted By RED caddy
Gee, I've never kept junk past the immediate...

Gee, I've never kept junk past the immediate need, (pay no attention to the 2000 sq. ft. building, crammed to the eves, in the side yard.)

what a concept.

RED
Forum: Fabrication 01-26-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,442
Posted By RED caddy
WOW, 40 HP, that's about 4 times what I...

WOW,

40 HP, that's about 4 times what I could use. Way too heavy.

Those are pretty simple, not much to go wrong. If it turns over and the coils fire, it could likely be brought back to life....
Forum: Fabrication 01-26-2020, 02:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,442
Posted By RED caddy
Boy Houdy, that's a golden oldie. Is there a...

Boy Houdy, that's a golden oldie. Is there a label that tells you the year and horsepower?

From here, it looks like a pull start 15 HP Johnson/Evenrude short shaft. I've learned to check parts...
Forum: Fabrication 01-25-2020, 06:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,442
Posted By RED caddy
Got pictures ? Might be worth some shipping +...

Got pictures ?
Might be worth some shipping + if it turns and shifts.

There just has to be a red million of the little buggers hiding in sheds and leanto's around here, I just can't seem to find...
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