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by Harold_V
Sat Oct 20, 2018 2:49 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Help With Painting Using Mask
Replies: 8
Views: 420

Re: Help With Painting Using Mask

Nice looking car, Charlie. :wink:

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by Harold_V
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Forum Board Statistics
Replies: 10
Views: 456

Re: Forum Board Statistics

Apologies to Harold if he'd prefer we just ignore this. I try not to either throw or fan flames. While I can't speak for the owner, nor for the board administrator, I sure can speak for myself, and I'm comfortable with the idea that some folks treasure this board as a trusted resource. To voice tha...
by Harold_V
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Forum Board Statistics
Replies: 10
Views: 456

Re: Forum Board Statistics

Thank you, John. I hope you understand that there are no ulterior motives related to the operation of this board. None of us are paid----not even the owner. He's operated the board for more than 16 years* at his expense and has never asked for anything other than a few dedicated folks to help keep a...
by Harold_V
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:10 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Rant about Home Depot
Replies: 67
Views: 1616

Re: Rant about Home Depot

From my perspective, the cost of energy is more a reflection of the loss of buying power of the dollar than anything. We pay more, but with (far) less valuable dollars. Prior to the gold reserve act of 1934, here, in the US, an ounce of gold was valued @ $20.67/troy ounce. Today, while the price is ...
by Harold_V
Thu Oct 18, 2018 4:00 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Forum Board Statistics
Replies: 10
Views: 456

Re: Forum Board Statistics

P.S. We agree on one thing, this does not belong in the live steam forum. Maybe Harold could move it to its proper location? For the moment, it will remain here, but the best possible place for it would be to have never been posted on the board. I'm appalled that anyone could say such things for a ...
by Harold_V
Thu Oct 18, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Forum Board Statistics
Replies: 10
Views: 456

Re: Forum Board Statistics

Events of the past couple years have resulted in citizens of the US tending towards losing any semblance of displaying manners. Seems it's now fashionable for folks to bash others, demean them, insult them, or otherwise attempt to diminish them in ways that are less than flattering or acceptable. By...
by Harold_V
Wed Oct 17, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Layout dye
Replies: 22
Views: 465

Re: Layout dye

Gary Armitstead wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:03 pm
Because forging dies can take 4-8 weeks to machine (on average),
Must have been some huge dies. Is it possible you could share with us what they were typically used for?

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by Harold_V
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Rant about Home Depot
Replies: 67
Views: 1616

Re: Rant about Home Depot

Interesting thought. I have no idea.. I just know that the oil I've used tends to leave behind a lot of "dirt" that isn't found when burning just heating oil. The thicker oil alters the flame characteristics, which likely could be dealt with by changing the nozzle, but I don't have a reliable source...
by Harold_V
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Layout dye
Replies: 22
Views: 465

Re: Layout dye

Has anyone else ever had a problem with spray cans leaking or exploding? I was painting from a can of red enamel. The nozzle plugged, but for an insane reason I thought it fizzled out so I poked a small hole on the top. Gas gushed out, but not fast enough for my taste, so I pounded a bigger hole. M...
by Harold_V
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: What is This Thing?
Replies: 10
Views: 238

Re: What is This Thing?

Time bomb.

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by Harold_V
Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:59 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Rant about Home Depot
Replies: 67
Views: 1616

Re: Rant about Home Depot

In regards to using drain oil, I have a neighbor who is doing just that. He runs the oil through a centrifuge to clean it up, and runs it in his Dodge Cummins, mixed with diesel. So far, so good. I tried burning drain oil in my boiler, which handles it just fine mixed no more than about 10% drain oi...
by Harold_V
Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thin Parting Blade
Replies: 11
Views: 563

Re: Thin Parting Blade

Rich,
The use of a hacksaw blade for narrow parting (or grooving) is an interesting idea. Would you mind sharing with us how you hold the piece of blade?

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