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Forum: Fabrication 10-10-2019, 06:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,226
Posted By platypus20
One of the minions quit, he worked Monday, never...

One of the minions quit, he worked Monday, never came back on Tuesday, he stopped by the job today, to drop off his keys, credit card and telephone. He said absolutely nothing, handed me a bag with...
Forum: Fabrication 10-09-2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,226
Posted By platypus20
Typical job, half the parts are missing, and...

Typical job, half the parts are missing, and about half those actually on site are either completely wrong or maybe workable, with some redesign of the piping schematic. We are about 85 hours into...
Forum: Fabrication 10-06-2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,226
Posted By platypus20
The Dreaded Trip to Vermont

I have been dreading a job in Vermont, after delaying it as long as possible, no further delay is possible. I have t convert a 500 hp boiler (25 million BTU’s) from burning #6 oil to be capable of...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-28-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,361
Posted By platypus20
Many people sell them, MSC, Graingers, Sharks,...

Many people sell them, MSC, Graingers, Sharks, Travers, local industrial suppliers, many internet suppliers, etc, etc.

I use blades made by Morse, a Bi-Metal type, there are other good brands,...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-28-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 736
Posted By platypus20
I have view most of the new Icon hand tool...

I have view most of the new Icon hand tool offerings and own a couple of sets of sockets, I think they are both very nice looking, well made and have an interesting pricing structure. But I also...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-28-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,246
Posted By platypus20
You butchered a good Pittsburgh wrench on that...

You butchered a good Pittsburgh wrench on that project!! The horror of it!!
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-28-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,246
Posted By platypus20
Damn Kids!! Nothing short of world domination,...

Damn Kids!! Nothing short of world domination, that should be your goal, to get there before I do, think about that, a world controlled by the GNAP!!
Forum: Fabrication 09-28-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 656
Posted By platypus20
I ran the belt sander for about an hour or so,...

I ran the belt sander for about an hour or so, while cleaning up edges of 10ga and 3/16” steel plate pieces. I was surprised by the grunt it had, I never bogged it down, it ran flawlessly and the...
Forum: Fabrication 09-27-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 573
Posted By platypus20
I saw the Icon ratchets, in person this morning,...

I saw the Icon ratchets, in person this morning, they had just arrived (FedEx) about 15 minutes before I got there. I saw the whole line, they are a little less than I had anticipated, they seem to...
Forum: Fabrication 09-26-2019, 05:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 573
Posted By platypus20
Harbor Freight’s New Icon Brand Sockets

Today, after all of the hub-bub on the web about the new Icon brand hand tools, that are being introduced by Harbor Freight, I bought a set each of the standard (shallow) fractional and metric, 1/4”...
Forum: Fabrication 09-26-2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 656
Posted By platypus20
With my Dyna-File, it’s on or off, no in between....

With my Dyna-File, it’s on or off, no in between.

Do you have the model of the Dyna-File, that has the (2) 90 degree bends in the sanding belt??
Forum: Fabrication 09-25-2019, 03:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 656
Posted By platypus20
Baxter 1/2" x 18" Belt Sander

During the on going recent introduction of Harbor Freight's new Icon brand hand tool line (what I've seen looks pretty nice), they also introduced their new Baxter brand 1/2" x 18" hand held belt...
Forum: Fabrication 09-16-2019, 06:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,144
Posted By platypus20
What kind of operator is the dog?? What...

What kind of operator is the dog??


What happened to the Gorilla Duct Tape method?? A piece of 5/8” heater hose and 5 or 6 hose clamps?? Or some of that clear Flex-Seal Tape?? Damn Canadians,...
Forum: Welding 09-09-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 366
Posted By platypus20
That New Plasma Cutter Smell - Again

That new plasma cutter smell permeates the Machinery Closet again. This morning I bought a new Hypertherm PM30XP, 30 amp plasma cutter, 120/240 vac machine. I had the Hypertherm PM30 sold, before I...
Forum: Shop & Safety 09-02-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,216
Posted By platypus20
I’m in the process of changing from 1/4” Milton...

I’m in the process of changing from 1/4” Milton type A to 3/8” Amflo/TruFlate type G, quick connect air fittings. I looked at the Milton V series, high flow but they are notorious for leaking, so I...
Forum: Machining 08-31-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 865
Posted By platypus20
Dark sulfur based cutting oil is no longer the...

Dark sulfur based cutting oil is no longer the covering of choice??.............

It better be I got somewhere in the 11-14 gallon inventory, I tried giving some to Norm, apparently he feels a...
Forum: Welding 08-11-2019, 08:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,109
Posted By platypus20
Interesting concept, but the extra weight would...

Interesting concept, but the extra weight would be a negative for me, I purposely went with the Speedglas SL, their super lite wide view helmet. The helmet is less than 12ozs.
Forum: Welding 08-09-2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 569
Posted By platypus20
Damn!! 3/0 leads!! Egads!! I carry about...

Damn!! 3/0 leads!! Egads!!


I carry about 150’ of #4 welding lead, I have not welded above 125 amps with the stick welder in about the last 20+ yrs. About. 60% of what I do is in the 90-105 amp...
Forum: Fabrication 08-09-2019, 07:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,467
Posted By platypus20
Now if I had an air compressor, that was capable...

Now if I had an air compressor, that was capable of 67 cfm!!


Both the 3/4” drive impact guns now have a very noticeably louder bark, than they did before.

I now have a mixed assortment of...
Forum: Fabrication 08-08-2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,467
Posted By platypus20
Spent more time today changing from the Milton A...

Spent more time today changing from the Milton A style air line fittings to the larger, higher flow Milton H style air line fittings. Damn!! This is getting expensive.
Forum: Welding 08-06-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 657
Posted By platypus20
I have a Dynasty 350, a couple of Maxstar 200s...

I have a Dynasty 350, a couple of Maxstar 200s and a CST 280, all of them stick weld almost identically.
Forum: Welding 08-05-2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,244
Posted By platypus20
New Harbor Freight 120V Inverter Welder

I just bought today, one of the original series 75amp, 120v inverter welders. It’s a HF #61749.

the link below show the unit, not who I bought it from. I got it at the local HF store, as its now a...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 08-05-2019, 08:52 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 8,904
Posted By platypus20
Yama-Bond #4

Yama-Bond #4
Forum: Fabrication 08-05-2019, 08:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,053
Posted By platypus20
I have a couple of the Wilton welding clamps,...

I have a couple of the Wilton welding clamps, where you weld the shoe to the plate, use the clamp, then cut the shoe off and buff up the plate, when your done with it.
Forum: Fabrication 08-05-2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,053
Posted By platypus20
Crude...

Crude Bastard!!..............................:devil:
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