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Forum: Welding Today, 01:46 PM
Replies: 36
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Posted By platypus20
Norm and I painted the deck with some well used...

Norm and I painted the deck with some well used 5W-30 motor oil, giving it a nice light Walnut hue.
Forum: Welding Today, 01:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 704
Posted By platypus20
I don’t mean to be rude, but GOD DAMN IT!! I...

I don’t mean to be rude, but GOD DAMN IT!! I have driven a trailer in this configuration for close to 40 yrs, I purposely bought this trailer, because I wanted this trailer. I’ve mentioned I bought...
Forum: Welding Yesterday, 05:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 704
Posted By platypus20
I got the trailer lights wired today and tested....

I got the trailer lights wired today and tested. Now all I need is the accessory whip from the service van’s factory trailer package wiring plug to the plug assembly for the hitch.
Forum: Welding 05-11-2021, 05:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 704
Posted By platypus20
I know very well the issues with a short...

I know very well the issues with a short trailer/tongue combination trailer, I’ve hauled around a similar company owned unit for years. I known the draw backs and also the benefits, I could have...
Forum: Welding 05-11-2021, 10:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 704
Posted By platypus20
C’mon Doug, wake and smell the kippers, as if...

C’mon Doug, wake and smell the kippers, as if those parts are not made in China
Forum: Welding 05-11-2021, 07:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 704
Posted By platypus20
First, I paid less for the complete trailer than...

First, I paid less for the complete trailer than for the parts you showed, secondly, for what I needed, this was far cheaper, quicker and had everything I needed in one box (okay actually two boxes).
Forum: Machining 05-10-2021, 07:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 377
Posted By platypus20
Send me an email address, I’ll send you a digital...

Send me an email address, I’ll send you a digital copy of the manual
Forum: Welding 05-10-2021, 06:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 704
Posted By platypus20
My Latest Project

My latest project that is not work related. I bought a new Lincoln Ranger 260 MPX, gas drive welder with a 10,000 watt generator. That lead to a Harbor Freight trailer (#62665), which lead to me...
Forum: Welding 04-06-2021, 07:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,801
Posted By platypus20
Men who live in glass house, should not throw...

Men who live in glass house, should not throw stones, you may have more crap than I do............:devil:


Of course I don’t own a road grader............
Forum: Welding 04-04-2021, 10:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,801
Posted By platypus20
New Welder In The Shop

The last thing I really need is another stick welder, I will admit to the ownership of at least 14-15 of them, probably a few more. I bought one of the small Harbor Freight Titanium 225, dual voltage...
Forum: Fabrication 03-03-2021, 12:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,497
Posted By platypus20
Sometimes you have to break it, before you can...

Sometimes you have to break it, before you can fix it.............
Forum: Fabrication 03-02-2021, 08:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,497
Posted By platypus20
Welp!, my ten day living hell ordeal in Northern...

Welp!, my ten day living hell ordeal in Northern Vermont, ended today, after a 6-7 hr drive home, I found a pile of boxes had arrived, at the house, while I was gone. The anticipated one from...
Forum: Fabrication 02-20-2021, 09:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,497
Posted By platypus20
Dramatically less rebound, better control, a...

Dramatically less rebound, better control, a lighter hammer, works like a heavier hammer, better on my surgical repaired shoulder.
Forum: Fabrication 02-20-2021, 07:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,497
Posted By platypus20
Compothane/Urethane hammers

For about the last 20+ yrs, I’ve used nothing but compothane/urethane hammers, either soft dead blows or ball pein hammers. I probably own somewhere close to 75 hammers and not a single wooden...
Forum: Welding 01-25-2021, 04:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,713
Posted By platypus20
Apparently, pure enough to cut...

Apparently, pure enough to cut with..............I don’t have the actual paperwork/manual
Forum: Welding 01-25-2021, 02:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,713
Posted By platypus20
About 5-6 yrs ago, I bought at an auction, an...

About 5-6 yrs ago, I bought at an auction, an oxygen generator/concentrator, from a closing muffler shop. They use oxygen/natural cutting torch to remove old exhaust piping. It consist of 4 tanks and...
Forum: Machining 01-19-2021, 06:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,663
Posted By platypus20
I use mostly CCMT 21.51 and CCMT 32.51 inserts,...

I use mostly CCMT 21.51 and CCMT 32.51 inserts, in SCLCR boring bars
Forum: Machining 01-16-2021, 01:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 547
Posted By platypus20
welp, so far its been a interesting day, I check...

welp, so far its been a interesting day, I check the ER 40 blocks, my new ER 40 ball bearing nuts, arrived from Rocky Mountain CNC, and my packages from CME and MSC arrived, with some misc bits and...
Forum: Machining 01-15-2021, 04:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 547
Posted By platypus20
New ER 40 Collet Blocks

As the title says, my new ER 40 collet blocks arrived today, again about 2-3 weeks before their scheduled arrival. They are the HHIP ones, I had ordered off of Amazon, they look very well made. So I...
Forum: Machining 01-12-2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,209
Posted By platypus20
Lew, The foam is so battered it does not...

Lew,

The foam is so battered it does not hold the collets in place anymore (if it really ever did), if you put the collets in the holes, close it, then pick it up, the collets fall to the bottom,...
Forum: Machining 01-11-2021, 06:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,209
Posted By platypus20
Unionized Parcel Smashers....... Here are...

Unionized Parcel Smashers.......


Here are the pictures that would not load on the first post

1 - the case
2 - what I saw when I opened the case
3 - the total packaging
Forum: Machining 01-11-2021, 05:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,209
Posted By platypus20
My Toolots.com Saga

About 2-3 months ago I ordered a series of ER 40 collets for my new MR-26A drill bit sharpener, so I ordered the collets from Toolots.com. My mistake, they put the 5 collets in an 8” x 8” x 8” box...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-10-2021, 02:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,089
Posted By platypus20
F#*king spell check.........

F#*king spell check.........
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-09-2021, 07:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,089
Posted By platypus20
I have ordered a pneumatic riv-nut tool, it has...

I have ordered a pneumatic riv-nut tool, it has not arrived yet.
Forum: Machining 01-07-2021, 05:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,714
Posted By platypus20
I thought a DD was very good at what it does....

I thought a DD was very good at what it does. Yes, I went to the better units, more for consistently good results. If I had not bought the better units, I could have survived with the DD.
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