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by TomB
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: automotive oscilloscopes
Replies: 10
Views: 2294

Re: automotive oscilloscopes

To bring my old experience up to date as a DYI project one would have to connect the inductive probe to an AD converter in the smart phone, assuming it had an adequate sampling rate and sufficient sensitivity. I know of no way to measure the voltage developed by the sensor other than hooking it up t...
by TomB
Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: automotive oscilloscopes
Replies: 10
Views: 2294

Re: automotive oscilloscopes

40 years ago I converted a Heathkit standard low quality scope into an Auto scope. I had to change a cap on the sweep rate selection switch to provide a slower sweep rate and I built a pickup for the spark signal. The pickup was easy I took a piece of 1/4" soft copper tube about 3" long, sawed it in...
by TomB
Sat Feb 03, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Never enough time
Replies: 1881
Views: 203989

Re: Never enough time

I know almost nothing about goats. A couple of times I have seen a herder bring in a goat herd to clear an overgrown cow/horse pasture. They stake the billy at a point and the females spread out at will but always stay within sight of the billy. The next day they stake the billy at a new spot. They ...
by TomB
Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Magnetic starters
Replies: 17
Views: 2037

Re: Magnetic starters

I presume that by the words 'magnetic starter' you mean the magnetic on/off switch. There is one on my Jet Uni-Saw; its about 3 to 5 hp with a 10" blade and predates the most recent neat features. I had an interesting experience with that magnetic switch that really surprised me. Also I routinely ge...
by TomB
Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: Building in isolated location
Replies: 572
Views: 110431

Re: OT: Building in isolated location

I find that the 2" straps with ratchets work very well. I use four when moving a machine in my truck. The bed has a steel loops inside the box, one per corner. That allows me to hook the straps so that they vee out and down on both sides of the machine. The one thing I would caution you about is tot...
by TomB
Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Set Myself on Fire Lolz
Replies: 56
Views: 12208

Re: Set Myself on Fire Lolz

Early this afternoon I restarted yesterdays burn pile without any accelerator. The logger was here and he used the skidder to pull out the last three or four big logs and then he used the blade to push a lot of small branches into the fire. I have had a burn pile going for 4 or 5 days out of the las...
by TomB
Sun Sep 17, 2017 8:44 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Set Myself on Fire Lolz
Replies: 56
Views: 12208

Re: Set Myself on Fire Lolz

Last week I had a logger take down 6 100 foot + White Pine trees. This is in VT so everything is very green. I helped him pile on branches that he had trimmed off. Once he had lite a couple of dead sticks he reached for a 5 gallon pail with a couple of gallons of something in it. He stood back 10 or...
by TomB
Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:43 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Q chemical to remove black marker stains on plastic
Replies: 10
Views: 2613

Re: Q chemical to remove black marker stains on plastic

When we had a dry erase white board that had been left too long with marker on it the solution was to wipe it down with mayonnaise then clean both the marker and the mayo off with a paper napkin. This had the advantage that all the stuff was available in the cafeteria and nobody had to update the li...
by TomB
Sun Aug 27, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Quality of 4-cycle Trufuel
Replies: 18
Views: 4385

Re: Quality of 4-cycle Trufuel

I ended up using the pressure washer for several days. I used the TruFuel because I could not fine ethanol free fuel. It turned out pulls to start was an interesting trend: 1) Got washer out of cellar for the first time in 5 or 6 years and added 32 os of TruFuel. Started after 3 or 4 pulls 2) Got a ...
by TomB
Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:23 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: 618 H.P.
Replies: 16
Views: 5594

Re: 618 H.P.

Every-time I skim the threads to see what has changed I see this heading and read it 618 hp rather than what hp for 618. I then wonder what size shop tools needs a 618 hp machine. Sorry about the diversion but I've gone through this thinking about 3 times, always when I'm exhausted.

Tom
by TomB
Wed Aug 23, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Quality of 4-cycle Trufuel
Replies: 18
Views: 4385

Quality of 4-cycle Trufuel

Today I was running a Power Washer most of the day. I had bought a quart can of the fuel, hauled the Power Washer out of the basement (it had not run in 5 or 6 years), dumped the fuel in, pulled the rope, and it started on about the third pull. (Buying just a quart of fuel was because I did not expe...
by TomB
Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: My latest lathe acquisition , Hardinge HLVH!!
Replies: 9
Views: 3450

Re: My latest lathe acquisition , Hardinge HLVH!!

... My Hardinge is an American built in Elvira New York HLVH model. ... It may just be a typo when you copied it or it may be a misspelling in the records but 'Elvira' probably should be 'Elmira'. Google does not know any Elvira town in NY but Elmira is a well know old industrial town. It is locate...