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Forum topic by RJ2 posted 11-20-2015 03:23 PM 528 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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RJ2

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11-20-2015 03:23 PM

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Found a nice way to close lid on my helmsman and save my foam brush for later coats. Providing the column in can is below about half .

-- RJ, Tampa Fl, RJMETALWOODS.COM


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DrTebi

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#1 posted 11-22-2015 07:16 PM

Nice idea. I hate wasting foam brushes and the like.

Lately I started to preserve my shellac wiping pads by putting them into a ziploc bag, removing as much air as possible before closing. It works great! ‘have been using the same pad for three sessions already, they are still completely soaked and soft when opening the ziploc bag.

Oh, and the handle you made looks great too!

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#2 posted 11-22-2015 07:59 PM

Good idea with the brush. I have the habit of doing the same thing with a brush and oil based paint. Saves the paint thinner.

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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#3 posted 11-22-2015 09:28 PM

I hope the Helmsman does not deteriorate the cheap foam and contaminate the rest for a 50 cent item.

-- Knowledge and experience equals Wisdom, Michael Frankowski

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#4 posted 11-22-2015 09:35 PM

That is the best looking, nicest starter rope handle I’ve ever seen for a mower!

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#5 posted 11-23-2015 01:36 PM

Tundra Crewmax Shifter, I use to make these back in the early 70’s.

-- RJ, Tampa Fl, RJMETALWOODS.COM

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#6 posted 11-23-2015 01:51 PM

Do they not have a button in the side to lockout overdrive? Thought I had seen one on my uncle’s truck. Nice truck (though thirsty), I’d buy one in a heartbeat if I could get a six speed manual.

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#7 posted 11-23-2015 02:36 PM

No buttons , slap to side to see gear in
Dash monitor, then it’s a ratchet shifter. Defaults to 4th gear, out of 6. It is absolutely the perfect gear to
Default to coming off onto freeway ramps . Got about same mileage in my diesel dually. 15.7 combined. On a trip
Will go to 19. If You don’t have to pull a CAT 10, around town , probably the best truck I’ve had.

-- RJ, Tampa Fl, RJMETALWOODS.COM

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#8 posted 11-23-2015 05:21 PM

I had a CAT C5 that I pulled with an F450 for work and that was really pushing it. As could be expected the truck rode horribly without quite a bit of weight on the rear axle. Something to pull the boat with and decent room for the family without costing an arm and a leg (even though they all do anyway) will be on my list for my next truck and if nothing changes, the Tundra is it.

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#9 posted 11-23-2015 11:01 PM



That is the best looking, nicest starter rope handle I ve ever seen for a mower!

- bigblockyeti

Ok…That made me laugh out loud! :)

-- Chem, Central California

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