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GENERAL DISCUSSION TO INCLUDE OFF TOPIC / Re: What Did You Do Today
« Last post by Carpenter84 on Today at 08:23:47 PM »
Neat. The address stamped on the side of the truck is oshawa, barely 15 minutes from me.
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GENERAL DISCUSSION TO INCLUDE OFF TOPIC / Re: What Did You Do Today
« Last post by f350ca on Today at 08:13:19 PM »
Rebuilt the fuel pump on my buddies truck, he isn't the most mechanically inclined. A half hour in the ultrasonic cleaner makes it look out of place. He bought the truck last summer, hasn't said what he payed for it. 1947 Mercury with 20,000 miles on it, totally original right down to the tires with the original air in them lol. Nice ride.
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GENERAL DISCUSSION TO INCLUDE OFF TOPIC / Re: What Did You Do Today
« Last post by Carpenter84 on Today at 05:36:31 PM »
Not do much what we did, but got. Bossman is out of town, do I went and got this for him. Brand new, never used, still covered in cosmoline. Less than half the on-sale retail price. Me  suspects it's stolen. No matter. Incredible deal. It's an MT3 tho... Kinda lame.
.... Apparently he likes bottomless rabbit holes just as much as the rest of us.
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General Shop discussions / Found a use for cheap ass knives
« Last post by woodchucker on Today at 05:19:25 PM »
My BIL keeps giving me these cheap ass knives every Christmas. Even my wife doesn't understand why cheap knives.
Anyway most are small pocket knives. This one not. I started liking cloth to cleanup over paper towels and shop towels. They last longer, hold more oil , and you can shake them out to clean them for use again. Over the years I have grown wider...  :-\  so I need bigger clothes. Anyway, I save the cotton and pillow cases, and sheets.
Today, I put an edge on the bigger of the cheap ass knives and clamped it in the vise.. And just pulled all the cloth through (easily) to make rags...
So I saved the environment from all those clothes, throwing away the cheap ass knives.. I feel very green.. Hope I'm not getting like that Ocasio clown.


I have used these knives in other situations. Prying plugs out that a screw driver is too wide a blade.. I don't care if I ruin the knive... this knive was used that way..


Got a 5 gallon pail of rags now.

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Monthly Machine Shop Challenge / Monthly Shop Challenge
« Last post by Terrywerm on Today at 11:53:25 AM »
This sub-forum is where the monthly shop challenge posts can be found. More details about it coming in this post very soon.
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GENERAL DISCUSSION TO INCLUDE OFF TOPIC / Re: Bi weekly challenge
« Last post by Carpenter84 on Today at 11:49:52 AM »
I don't think ties are a big deal. It's all in good fun.
I think everything looks good so far.
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GENERAL DISCUSSION TO INCLUDE OFF TOPIC / Re: Bi weekly challenge
« Last post by Bill Gruby on Today at 10:47:58 AM »
 I vote, don't worry about it.

 "Billy G"
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GENERAL DISCUSSION TO INCLUDE OFF TOPIC / Re: Bi weekly challenge
« Last post by Terrywerm on Today at 09:51:08 AM »
Just thought of something else:  How do we break a tie if one should occur?  Or maybe not even worry about it? It is just for bragging rights anyway, so I guess a tie would not really be a big problem. What say you?
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GENERAL DISCUSSION TO INCLUDE OFF TOPIC / Re: Bi weekly challenge
« Last post by Terrywerm on Today at 09:41:53 AM »
I did not mean to get long winded on this, but after giving this much thought, I've come up with some ideas and some questions. Please read on.

I had another idea and I would like to know what you guys think. I've gotta be honest, I don't like the idea of one person doing the judging. It leaves the door open for people to get upset with someone, despite the fact that we all go into this knowing that there will be only one winner.

We have the ability to create polls in our threads. Why not create a poll each month so that the membership at large can vote for a winner? Granted, this would mean that there would be two threads each month, one to announce the material and size, which is also where projects would be posted and any discussion would take place. The second thread would be the poll where everyone can place their votes. Discussion would not be allowed in the poll thread. Once the voting is complete, the winner would be obvious to all.

Using a poll would allow the winner from the previous month to compete again without having to sit out a month.

Once the material and size have been determined and published, those who wish to compete simply create their projects and post them along with at least three quality photos when finished, but before the 27th at 8 PM. From there we create a poll for that month's contest, a task that I could volunteer to do each month. We might have to adjust our timing a little bit though, I was thinking as follows:

3rd of the month by 9 PM Eastern Time:  Material and size is published by the winner of the previous month's contest. If it can be published sooner, that is fine too.
Participants announce their intent to compete...  no due date. Some people have more time than others, so
27th of the month at 9 PM Eastern Time: All projects are due with at least three quality photos posted. At this time the poll will be created so that members can vote.
30th of the month at 9 PM Eastern Time: Voting closes and the winner is announced. He or she will then have until the 3rd of the following month to post the material for the next month.

February, being a shorter month, complicates things a bit, but if we back things up a couple of days it should work. It would only affect the time that the previous months winner has to decide what the new material and size will be for March. He would only have one day to make his choices and announce them.

I will also volunteer to make the appropriate threads into stickies for the proper time, then remove their sticky status after they are complete. Although, doing that would not be necessary if the challenge can get its own area.

I have also contacted Rusty about creating a separate sub-forum under 'Projects' just for the Monthly Shop Challenge.

I know you guys all have opinions, so toss 'em out here. It would be better to get some of this stuff ironed out before we get started rather than waiting until later.
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General Shop discussions / Re: Drawbar Repairs
« Last post by woodchucker on March 22, 2019, 09:22:22 PM »
I love cheap and tawdry all you can eat Chinese Buffets. I have visited hundreds of them in NY, ME, VT, NH, MA, RI and PA. As my boss says, I can smell, what he calls, “fried cat” from 100 miles away.


Two Hairballs cough cough.
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