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02-24-2016 11:43 AM

Drill bit extension holder with sleeve- can anyone provide term? - 10 replies

I have this bit extension for drills that accepts hexagonal bits…the beauty of this particular piece is that it possesses a sleeve which slides up towards the point of a screw, preventing it from wobbling when starting the threads. I’m certain you may have seen them. I happen to have had this particular one for decades. The issu...

11-24-2015 02:14 AM

Looking a large quality chunk of Persimmon - 1 reply

In search of a couple of pieces of quality Persimmon measuring 5×5x6”? Needs to be crack free. I can pay you via paypal and for USPS shipment. One piece would be great if that is all one has. Thanks for considerations.

11-01-2015 05:26 AM

Wordpress platform site build--apparent search engine rankings quirk - 9 replies

Times and tech changes pulled on me for too long. I had to lie the older template based website, which I built several years ago, to rest. Just recently, somewhere in the ballpark of 9-10 months ago I completely rebuilt my site using the wordpress platform. Being awarded the opportunity to pick up many beneficial tools, resources...

06-19-2015 04:17 AM

The hands free bowling ball vise--finally made me one. - 0 replies

This is one nice contraption to have around the shop.Check out my project blog on this one.

04-26-2015 10:22 PM

Three phase motor -wye start, delta run..dilemma brain pick - 2 replies

I have recently acquired a three phase pneumatic drum sander. The kind that possesses an inflatable drum on each end of the motor’s horizontal shaft. The motor is a dual voltage (240/480) 3ph. motor. It must be a wye start – delta run motor because there are 12 leads in the motor junction box. My dilemma is, the motor must have...

01-16-2015 02:48 AM

Chisel mallet preferences??? - 11 replies

What are your chisel mallet preferences and why? Poly plastic head, softer wood, leather bound? I love the feel of my custom fit handles and lighter wood mallets but curious to know if anyone uses the tightly wound mallet heads? Thanks

12-29-2014 07:01 AM

Fiddleback Maple - availability / tech question - 3 replies

I was wondering if anyone is familiar with the largest pieces of Fiddleback Maple that could potentially become available on the market at some point? I am looking for a piece that could possibly be used for inletting a high power rifle action into. Then comes my concerns. Do you think that the composition of Fiddleback Maple would be conduci...

11-02-2014 05:24 AM

Anyone reside in Illinois? or familiar with same - 33 replies

I am attempting to ascertain which counties in Illinois would be considered by locals and residents to be the better counties to reside in when it comes to tranquility and low crime rate? If you have some friends or family up there and could get me in touch, that would be ideal. thanks

07-13-2014 12:55 AM

What's this? -- some hidden language? Navajo code talk or something-- - 8 replies

I picked this frame up from a yard sale today that belonged to the mother of an older woman. She seemed to think it wasn’t worth anything. But I discreetly beg to differ. It seems like it stands to commemorate some community of camaraderie in the armed forces or was either some code written to be discovered by a family member years later&#...

07-07-2014 05:22 PM

Notice my Texas compadres: Looking Texas Mesquite logs, small 4"x11" - 6 replies

I am looking some air dried Texas Mesquite logs approximately 4”(dia.) x 11”. I am running low and in need of a few pieces. Looking for pieces that are still in the rough. A large flat rate box of them would be great. Not trying to be picky, but minimal cracking would be ideal because they will be used for a project in the fall. ...

03-18-2014 11:25 PM

Walnut toxicity- Walnut planks, horticultural plantings and wooden furniture - 3 replies

Does anyone have any experience or knowledge regarding horticultural plantings in the proximity of rough cut, stacks of Walnut lumber? I understand that Walnut toxicity affects many plantings when growing in the vicinity of live trees or if the mulch from said trees were used in garden beds. But, I was wondering how stacks of dried lumber or s...

01-04-2014 05:06 AM

Sawdust, ventilation and nasal cancers and issues - 0 replies

I recently read a very interesting, informative article citing studies which had been wrought both in US and in other countries regarding the health impact of inhaled sawdust on woodworkers. It entailed the nasal cancer statistics, which in itself was alarming. I’ll spare you and will not try to pronounce any of them…lol Some of t...

05-02-2013 05:29 AM

Looking Nova Midi chuck jaws - 0 replies

Looking for a set of 4 midi pin chuck jaws for a Nova Midi chuck by Tekna tool. The specifics of the type I am looking for are: Model: JSPIN Basically just a set of spigot jaws. If anyone has some that they want to sell, please let me know. Must be for Nova however. thanks Chris See picture for clarity.

03-12-2013 06:22 PM

Looking for an old, perhaps even damaged metallic 3-4 jaw chuck for drafting project - 2 replies

I am looking for an old, perhaps even damaged metallic 3-4 jaw lathe chuck for an engineering drafting class project. I really need the chuck to have 9-15 parts including the screws. If the jaws are removable with screws and the jaw itself comes apart, that would be ideal. It would serve as my drafting team’s project for the end of the s...

02-22-2013 02:03 AM

Quercus macrocarpa - Burr Oak, acorn request - 4 replies

Do any of you have family or friends in the Kansas state area or somewhere close to that geographic? I am wanting to obtain a handful of the acorns off of the Quercus macrocarpa ( common name: Burr Oak) and I understand that species of oak is native or common to that locale. If you are familiar with a friend or family member that might be will...

01-19-2013 03:41 AM

Linear Actuator DC driven, mechanical operation inquiry - 3 replies

I have a 12 VDC driven Dayton brand linear actuator that is designed to push a rather significant load. I purchased the linear actuator some time ago and it was purchased new. It has been in storage out of the elements and such for some time. I did notice that when i first tested it out immediately following that purchase that the piston rota...

11-29-2012 06:06 PM

Synthetic Motor Oil users? - 15 replies

I have been running Havoline traditional motor oils in all of my vehicles for over 20 years. After having gone through a few of the motors for various reasons I have always discovered minimal to no mechanical wear. I usually change my oil every 3000 miles when running this traditional motor oil and have been thoroughly pleased with the minima...

11-08-2012 06:55 AM

30 and 55 gallon drum heater experiences? Other alt. to heating water in polyproylene tank - 0 replies

Any of you guys ever had any experience with drum heaters designed for those 30 and 55 gallon metal drums? I was wondering how hot most of them get? I was thinking of purchasing one of the smaller 30 gallon drum heaters to heat water inside of a polypropylene tank. Not sure if I even could do such a thing, I am thinking the heat output is going ...

11-05-2012 06:47 PM

Heating ideas for cold weather fiberglassing within enclosed shop area - 2 replies

I am working on a custom project that involves extensive fiberglass work. Of course the weather has dropped well below the optimal working conditions for Isophthalic Polyester Resins. There is ‘no’ awaiting spring to return to complete this project, it is already behind schedule as it is. I am needing to heat the workable space and...

06-23-2012 05:46 AM

Small self priming water pump clarification - 4 replies

Anyone familiar with whether or not the smaller marine grade self-priming water pumps respond as an on-demand pump? When i speak of smaller, I am making reference to a pump that pumps approximately 3 gallons a minute. I understand the next question may be dependent upon brand/make/model but are these pumps typically made with impellers that ca...

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