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by curtis cutter
Sun Feb 16, 2020 10:40 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Frustration...
Replies: 20
Views: 801

Re: Frustration...

Find yourself an old bronze one. Just the simple variable wide spray to stream one like your dad had when you were a kid. You might have to replace the gasket and an o-ring, but it will work perfectly and outlive your grandchildren. Steve Garage sales are probably my best hope for something quality.
by curtis cutter
Sun Feb 16, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Frustration...
Replies: 20
Views: 801

Frustration...

I am really getting tired of the quality of spray nozzles for garden hoses. Why must they be so cheap. The patterns are half good at best and they last about a single season. Anyone know of a good quality simple design, none of the multi tip things. Just a basic pull the handle to change from straig...
by curtis cutter
Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: junk
Replies: 24
Views: 1692

Re: junk

I also recall how you'd be trapped behind them, as they were mostly under-powered, and had to gear down to climb grades. Today they often pass you on hills. What a change we've seen in our time. I often hear that they "don't make them like they used to", when discussing autos. I'm the first to admi...
by curtis cutter
Fri Feb 07, 2020 9:07 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: junk
Replies: 24
Views: 1692

Re: junk

I had an old 4 port Roadmaster. I liked my 48 Dodge pickup more. Maybe it was the hood scoop or the floor starter. The hood scoop was used to keep the engine blowby out of the cab.... :) Heh! Brings back memories of my childhood, when my dad owned a '36 Dodge sedan. It, too, had both those features...
by curtis cutter
Thu Feb 06, 2020 9:19 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: junk
Replies: 24
Views: 1692

Re: junk

I had an old 4 port Roadmaster.

I liked my 48 Dodge pickup more. Maybe it was the hood scoop or the floor starter. The hood scoop was used to keep the engine blowby out of the cab.... :)
by curtis cutter
Wed Jan 01, 2020 9:44 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Happy 2020 to all
Replies: 7
Views: 1312

Re: Happy 2020 to all

And a Happy New Year from Washington State Mark. Yes, the REAL Washington. :)
by curtis cutter
Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Saw cutting lubricants
Replies: 7
Views: 1289

Re: Saw cutting lubricants

I bought 2.5 gallons maybe five years ago. Mixed at even a 10:1 ratio means I have gone through 25 gallons of mixed fluid. Maybe I did spill or transport away the stuff but that just seemed like an awful lot to lose.

But then I am not the only one working in the shop so who knows.....
by curtis cutter
Wed Dec 25, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Saw cutting lubricants
Replies: 7
Views: 1289

Saw cutting lubricants

I am needing to purchase some more soluble oil for my horizontal band saw and a question came to mind. Not cheap stuff for a retired guy. I know some of this fluid leaves with the cut part but does this fluid evaporate as well? If it does evaporate, is it the oils that evaporate or the water evapora...
by curtis cutter
Wed Dec 25, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 18
Views: 1999

Re: Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas. A quiet time as all the kids and grandkids are at other families. Maybe a relaxing drive to the ocean for the wife and I today.
by curtis cutter
Sun Dec 15, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: The Photo Album
Topic: Amazing machine work
Replies: 48
Views: 11749

Re: Amazing machine work

Here is a PDF link with a facility description. file:///C:/Users/nwrai/Downloads/052_Jackson_Prairie.pdf A link pointing to a file ensconced on a hard drive isn't going work over the Internet. :D I tried to find something to link easily to that described the facility but could not find anything of ...
by curtis cutter
Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: The Photo Album
Topic: Amazing machine work
Replies: 48
Views: 11749

Re: Amazing machine work

I suspect Harold knows this location but in the central Western Washington area there is a natural gas underground storage facility where up to 45 billion CF of natural gas is impounded under pressure from three turbine pumps that are driven by what in essence are 737 aircraft engines. Here is a PDF...