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by SteveHGraham
Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hammermill has passed
Replies: 5
Views: 199

Re: Hammermill has passed

Sad news.
by SteveHGraham
Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Something good about Harbor Freight
Replies: 44
Views: 6480

Re: Something good about Harbor Freight

Just picked up their small wood lathe. It's very nice. Only $200.
by SteveHGraham
Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Dog Lover Lament
Replies: 20
Views: 1872

Re: Dog Lover Lament

I don't criticize people who shoot stray dogs. My grandmother had one that used to spread her garbage all over her yard. She was pushing 90 and had no business picking up garbage over and over. I shot over its head once, and I would have killed it if I had had to. People are more important than dogs...
by SteveHGraham
Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Cheap Saltpeter for Stumps
Replies: 27
Views: 793

Re: Cheap Saltpeter for Stumps

One nice thing about saltpeter is that it doesn't leave a huge stump just below ground level, the way grinding does.
by SteveHGraham
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Cheap Saltpeter for Stumps
Replies: 27
Views: 793

Re: Cheap Saltpeter for Stumps

Saltpeter worked on the big stump by my house in under 2 months. The only work involved is breaking up the softened stump and hauling it off.
by SteveHGraham
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is a good rust preventative for machine storage.
Replies: 51
Views: 1752

Re: What is a good rust preventative for machine storage.

I got myself a pound of lanolin from Ebay, supposedly. Turned out to be more like 15 ounces, so I am waiting for the seller to respond to a complaint. I bought mineral spirits today, and tonight I worked on mixing them. The lanolin does not like to dissolve in room temperature mineral spirits. I put...
by SteveHGraham
Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is a good rust preventative for machine storage.
Replies: 51
Views: 1752

Re: What is a good rust preventative for machine storage.

Think maybe I'll add a touch of motor oil; lanolin all by itself is waxy.
by SteveHGraham
Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is a good rust preventative for machine storage.
Replies: 51
Views: 1752

Re: What is a good rust preventative for machine storage.

I am Googling around, and people are saying mineral spirits will only damage fresh paint, whereas kerosene may be more problematic.
by SteveHGraham
Fri Nov 09, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is a good rust preventative for machine storage.
Replies: 51
Views: 1752

Re: What is a good rust preventative for machine storage.

I got myself some lanolin and a spray bottle. Now I need a solvent. I am waffling between kerosene and mineral spirits. Which will do the least damage to paint?
by SteveHGraham
Fri Nov 09, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Cheap Saltpeter for Stumps
Replies: 27
Views: 793

Re: Cheap Saltpeter for Stumps

One of the things that amazes me about potassium nitrate is that the effect extends to the roots. When I moved here, the stump in front of my house had long, hard roots extending several feet out. When I treated the stump, the roots became fragile. Somehow the saltpeter made it its way down the root...
by SteveHGraham
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Cheap Saltpeter for Stumps
Replies: 27
Views: 793

Re: Cheap Saltpeter for Stumps

You guys are getting my hopes up, but I don't think my stumps are going to spontaneously combust.
by SteveHGraham
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Cheap Saltpeter for Stumps
Replies: 27
Views: 793

Re: Cheap Saltpeter for Stumps

They don't soak vegetables in poop. I'm starting to wonder if you know how farming works. The poop goes on the roots. I guess anything goes with carrots and potatoes, though. I won't eat "organic" because the term "organic" doesn't actually mean anything except that the food is more expensive. I'm s...