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by rrnut-2
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Grand Scale Railroading
Topic: 12" working railroad
Replies: 380
Views: 43881

Re: 12" working railroad

I used to have access to shot blasting equipment. I tried a hood for a tractor once, wasn't pretty! It did get all of the paint off though. :D

Jim B
by rrnut-2
Mon Dec 10, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: The slow evoltuion of a long term plan
Replies: 4
Views: 87

Re: The slow evoltuion of a long term plan

That looks great Harold! I bet your getting anxious for a pour.

Jim B
by rrnut-2
Sat Nov 24, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Fed up
Replies: 16
Views: 892

Re: Fed up

Nobody asks me about helping them with my pickup to move anymore. I have alot of excuses.😁

We had a "professional" install our kitchen cabinets about 20 years ago, and we are still dealing with the hack job. So now we try to do everything ourselves.

Jim B
by rrnut-2
Sat Nov 24, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Fed up
Replies: 16
Views: 892

Re: Fed up

Same here, but some of the friends are quick to ask when they need it.

Jim B
by rrnut-2
Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Fed up
Replies: 16
Views: 892

Re: Fed up

I have the same problem here. This past summer I called the plumber 3 times to get my new split unit heat pump started up and running. No return calls and no show. I wound up buying the tools, called the supplier with questions and got it running myself. At least my heating oil supplier shows up. Ji...
by rrnut-2
Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:58 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: VERTICAL TURRETT LATHE (CNC)? NO WAY
Replies: 19
Views: 1516

Re: VERTICAL TURRETT LATHE (CNC)? NO WAY

I have a customer in MA that has 4 VTL's, CNC, but they are still fun to watch. One of the horizontal milling machines that they have, the operator rides in a pulpit with the spindle and it is CNC. The sindle has a 20ft height.

Jim B
by rrnut-2
Sat Nov 17, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: All Things CAD and CAM
Topic: Need 2 Solidworks files converted
Replies: 1
Views: 380

Re: Need 2 Solidworks files converted

I can do it.

Jim B
by rrnut-2
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Cheap Saltpeter for Stumps
Replies: 27
Views: 1458

Re: Cheap Saltpeter for Stumps

"One of the things you've been overlooking is what the potassium nitrate does to wood. Once absorbed, it encourages combustion. "

So now Steve will have exploding stumps. :D

Jim B
by rrnut-2
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shop realities
Replies: 68
Views: 4103

Re: Shop realities

Oops! I meant to say that I would NOT recommend this stuff that I used for air line.
https://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools ... _200484023

Jim B
by rrnut-2
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speaking of Shop Realities ...
Replies: 21
Views: 1540

Re: Speaking of Shop Realities ...

Why is it that everything that falls off the front of my work bench has to go under the work bench and far enough back so I have to move the bench!

Jim B
by rrnut-2
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shop realities
Replies: 68
Views: 4103

Re: Shop realities

For air piping, I put this into my shop https://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200484023_200484023. I would recommend if anybody is considering it, throw away the instructions. If you follow the instructions, the joints will blow apart when you least expect it. For instance, I was doing a m...
by rrnut-2
Mon Oct 29, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electric Motor question
Replies: 12
Views: 1389

Re: Electric Motor question

2 wires or are there 4 wires coming out of it? 4 wires means that it has a field, so you want a dc controller that will support a field. There are a lot of the newer ones that won't. They will only run a permanent magnet motor. Of course that is ok if you have only 2 wires coming out of the motor. J...