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11-02-2014 05:24 AM

Anyone reside in Illinois? or familiar with same - 29 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...

06-05-2012 05:46 AM

Searching for composite panels distributors - 0 replies

Is anyone familiar with a composite panels supplier along the eastern seaboard that offers Nida Core panels? I am looking specifically for the Nida Core honeycomb composite panels with fiberglass overlay. IF you are familiar with any distributors of same across the state of NC or along the eastern seaboard please forward the links if you would ...

05-18-2012 11:06 PM

Looking Slide-in Truck Camper Jacks - 1 reply

Looking for Slide-in truck camper jacks, they can be older and used, does not matter. I am after the type that have a tripod base with the small shelf at the upper end of the jack that the camper sits upon for removal. I am not looking the type that mount to the camper but rather those that operate independently of the camper. Basically four ind...

03-11-2012 09:50 PM

Persimmon Scraps anyone? - woodturners - 0 replies

Hey guys, i have a few scrap pieces of Persimmon for anyone that might be interested.- 4 pieces are slightly tapered ranging from 1.125”-1/2” , 10.75” in length- 1 piece is 2.5” x 3×10.5” – contains a crack on one side of the wood but a lot of workable wood remains on this piece – see photo below fo...

12-29-2011 06:48 AM

Razorbak's contact info - 0 replies

Are any of you guys familiar with Razorbak up here on the forum, if so would you by chance have his contact info? Leaving a private message doesn’t seem to work, for he doesn’t visit the site too often. I really need to get in touch with him and if you could forward an email or phone number that would be great. Thanks guys, Chris

12-20-2011 03:25 PM

Pony Express- Danville VA to Greenville NC - agricultural combine - 0 replies

Hey guys, wondering if you may have a trucker friend that owns their truck and a low boy trailer and works for hire. I need to get a smaller size combine from Danville, VA to the outlying area of Greenville, NC. Thanks, Chris

12-19-2011 06:50 AM

Needing countertop material, meat dept. food grade type...smaller pieces - 7 replies

I am looking for the meat department, food grade type countertop material. Not sure what this material is or where i could possibly find a couple of pieces for a project. I need about 14” of it and would glue up to a thickness of about 2”. If anyone is familiar with where i might find some of this type of material, please advise....

12-18-2011 03:02 AM

Artisan seeking Whitetail Deer Antler - 5 replies

I am trying to obtain some whitetail deer antler(s) or segments thereof that measure approximately 1.25”-1.75” in diameter. The antler would need to still contain it’s natural color tones and not be bleached out in any way. If you have some older deer antlers that you would like to depart with, i would love to donate whatever...

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