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Forum: Fabrication 07-09-2019, 07:19 PM
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Posted By platypus20
Harbor Freight's New Air Tool Line

Recently, Harbor Freight has started to offer better grades of tools like their Bauer and Hercules lines, part of their Good/Better/Best concept, in their air tool offerings, they now have the Chief...
Forum: Welding 07-08-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,251
Posted By platypus20
Hindsight is always 20/20..........

Hindsight is always 20/20..........
Forum: Welding 07-07-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 413
Posted By platypus20
The original small inverter stick welder sold by...

The original small inverter stick welder sold by Miller (140 amp 120/240vac) was a Fornius, before the came out with their own design (150 amp). I had 2 of them, later traded in on the Maxstar 200, I...
Forum: Welding 07-05-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,251
Posted By platypus20
Norm bought the welder for the $229.99, with the...

Norm bought the welder for the $229.99, with the inner circle coupon in the July catalog, using my membership, I tried to get get an additional discount, claiming Norm was also a blind, crippled,...
Forum: Welding 07-04-2019, 08:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,251
Posted By platypus20
At 3:45 yesterday afternoon, I informed the...

At 3:45 yesterday afternoon, I informed the honorable Earl of Wanzer (Norm), he had until 6 pm to post a thread about the new welder, or I would do it. Along with my threat to shame him ruthlessly,...
Forum: Welding 07-03-2019, 09:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,251
Posted By platypus20
My impressions - I was quite surprised the arc...

My impressions - I was quite surprised the arc quality, the smoothness and apparent arc drive. The price seems quite reasonable, controls have a good solid feel and build quality seems good.
Forum: Welding 07-03-2019, 04:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,251
Posted By platypus20
DAMN !!........................:devil: 1...

DAMN !!........................:devil:


1 hour 3 minutes to spare..........
Forum: Welding 06-10-2019, 08:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,292
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: 1,517
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: 1,517
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: 1,517
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: 1,517
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: 737
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: 489
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: 31
Views: 2,215
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: 92
Views: 4,139
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: 914
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: 810
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: 810
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: 973
Posted By platypus20
Webbed appendages don’t...

Webbed appendages don’t help....................:devil:
Forum: Machining 05-03-2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 973
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: 588
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: 448
Posted By platypus20
I usually buy from ISIdirect

I usually buy from ISIdirect
Forum: Fabrication 04-28-2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 986
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: 1,551
Posted By platypus20
Helps when the manufacturer is a customer

Helps when the manufacturer is a customer
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