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Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-24-2022, 10:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,009
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: 1,009
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: 1,009
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: 1,009
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: 1,009
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: 775
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: 2,014
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: 1,490
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: 5,115
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: 5,115
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: 5,115
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...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 07-06-2022, 09:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,312
Posted By dubby
The $22 bottle will last you a while. I swapped...

The $22 bottle will last you a while. I swapped out to it when I bought my saw new nearly a decade ago. I've replaced the oil in the saw twice and have enough left for one more, maybe two swaps.
...
Forum: Shop & Safety 06-01-2022, 08:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,308
Posted By dubby
Yep. I had an air hose blow while I stepped over...

Yep. I had an air hose blow while I stepped over to the house one day during lunch. Best I could figure, it ran for about 30 minutes. It was already a hot West Texas day, the doors were all closed...
Forum: Welding 05-28-2022, 12:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,790
Posted By dubby
I had always wondered if there was much...

I had always wondered if there was much difference between the different gases. I originally had this hooked up to a CO2 soda tank and replaced it with a C25 tank from the farm supply store that was...
Forum: Shop & Safety 05-24-2022, 01:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,308
Posted By dubby
I've wanted a similar light on ours for a long...

I've wanted a similar light on ours for a long while. Anymore though it's just habit to check, double-check, triple-check, and then send a kid back to check later.

When I re-did all the...
Forum: Shop & Safety 05-23-2022, 09:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,903
Posted By dubby
Just to show I'm capable of completing a thread--...

Just to show I'm capable of completing a thread--

The kids all gathered 'round this past Saturday with a couple drills set to low torque and attacked the roof. Two worked their way around the...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 05-23-2022, 09:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,901
Posted By dubby
Well, it needs a good home with someone who'll...

Well, it needs a good home with someone who'll love on it. I'm willing to deal :D
Forum: Welding 05-21-2022, 09:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,790
Posted By dubby
Seems like bad things happen when diaphragms go...

Seems like bad things happen when diaphragms go bad...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 05-21-2022, 09:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,901
Posted By dubby
Ended up having to put this on the side burner...

Ended up having to put this on the side burner for the afternoon yesterday, but it still needs doing. I'm leaning towards the suggestion that one of the batteries does have a bad connection, likely...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 05-20-2022, 11:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,901
Posted By dubby
Golf cart tech help

Multiple battery systems scare the shit outta me. I am not sure why. Maybe just because I do not understand them.


In any case, we have this old golf cart that LadyD wants out of the yard. The...
Forum: Fabrication 05-19-2022, 10:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,805
Posted By dubby
I think this is the secret message encoded in the...

I think this is the secret message encoded in the project :D

Better to procure everything you possibly may need before starting, especially if you have any visible floor space.
Forum: Welding 05-18-2022, 09:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,790
Posted By dubby
A quick search of the model number says it's a...

A quick search of the model number says it's a Victor and a parts kit is $40.

Amazon has a whole host of the rising ball type meters at stupid cheap prices. Is there a type or version that's best...
Forum: Welding 05-17-2022, 03:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,790
Posted By dubby
Regulator "blow hole"

I've not used my welder in almost a year. Did a little job to patch a chair a week or two back, and sometime during the process the regulator developed what I thought was a leak. I thought maybe...
Forum: Machining 04-28-2022, 12:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,277
Posted By dubby
I just checked this thread to keep me entertained...

I just checked this thread to keep me entertained while eating my peanut butter and gluten-free ginger snap cookies. I don't have the required machinery to cut key ways anyhow...
Forum: Fabrication 04-19-2022, 02:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,065
Posted By dubby
If you get too deep into the 3D printed gun...

If you get too deep into the 3D printed gun culture, it will bite you. There has always been a limit to the number of non-serialized parts you can make for yourself, though it would be really tough...
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