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Amanda_931

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Re: Tools Necessary to Start Building?
« Reply #100 on: December 10, 2006, 03:08:38 PM »
I love extension rules myself.

But that $30 should buy you a Starrett, there are other brands available.  And as long as the extension doesn't slop around it rarely matters what the thing says you just mark where it is.

As long as it's under 6'6" that is.

But metal working tools are much much more expensive.  Except maybe basic autobody tools--hammer and dolly (or is it a spoon)


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Re: Tools Necessary to Start Building?
« Reply #101 on: December 10, 2006, 05:20:35 PM »
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I have a rather large lathe I used in well drilling - 26x96 Cincinnati ...

Those of us with smaller lathes proudly proclaim that size is not important, it's how ya use it that counts ;)

There have been a few times when a larger lathe would have been handy, but this 6x18 is lots of fun as it is.

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Re: Tools Necessary to Start Building?
« Reply #102 on: December 10, 2006, 05:33:33 PM »
Thats a big lathe, the lathes I've used are only 13x34's  ;D

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Re: Tools Necessary to Start Building?
« Reply #103 on: December 10, 2006, 08:37:34 PM »
I'd like to have a little one, Bruce, but I've had a big one for so many years now, I'm not sure if I can turn loose of it for a small one. :-/

I was running 20' joints of up to 16" dia. pipe over a steady rest to true the ends for liners in wells.

I'd like around a 14 x 40 gap bed lathe for small stuff, Dimitri.
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Dimitri

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Re: Tools Necessary to Start Building?
« Reply #104 on: December 11, 2006, 04:20:01 AM »
All I do is small stuff in college. Biggest diameter I've delt with was only 3".  :D

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Re: Tools Necessary to Start Building?
« Reply #105 on: February 22, 2007, 11:18:31 AM »
Harbor Freight parking lot sale March 2,3,4.
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glenn-k

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Re: Tools Necessary to Start Building?
« Reply #106 on: February 22, 2007, 12:27:22 PM »
I've been carrying that flyer around for a couple of weeks. :)

Always need more toys.

Chuckca

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« Reply #107 on: February 22, 2007, 01:34:24 PM »
Glenn,

Have you been too our newest HF near Costco?  Nice store!

Chuckca

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« Reply #108 on: February 22, 2007, 01:35:00 PM »
Glenn,

Have you been too our newest HF near Costco?  Nice store!

glenn-k

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« Reply #109 on: February 22, 2007, 01:56:02 PM »
Yes - a couple times - that one is a beauty.  I bought the 12" sliding compound mitre saw there a few weeks ago - son took his DeWalt to LA.  I don't think the quality will be too much worse as our DeWalt has had slide bearing problems from the start.  It has a cut little laser line indicator too - I haven't opened the box yet though - working on the shop to keep the storm rain out.

They also have the very best automotive tool kit I have ever seen - no matter what brand.

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=45951

I think that is it but it doesn't show the case -- It has a case with 2 or 3 trays plus the top and bottom - blow molded plastic fit to every tool, so I won't lose anything.

Chuckca

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« Reply #110 on: February 22, 2007, 02:08:19 PM »
I'm 1.5 miles from them.  Takes a lot to keep my bank account from going bunkers.  I use a debit card :)!  Hint:  ask to see their list of store returns.  You may need to see/talks to the Mgr.  This is a list of tools being returned to the home office.  They all work and carry their "almost good" warranty.  BUT, you save 10-30% off....even off the sale price. :)  These tools can't be sold as new....for an example....people by a hammer drill for one job and return it within 30 days.  

glenn-k

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Re: Tools Necessary to Start Building?
« Reply #111 on: March 23, 2007, 05:51:51 PM »
I bought this a while back and just started using it as my shop situation is improving - getting bigger.  (Maybe I posted it before but hadnt used it- )  I haven't had any kind of problem with it so far.

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=91852


Not a Dewalt but not $600 either.  $179 - action is very smooth and in fact my sons Dewalt has had bearing problems from the start.  I see they (Dewalt)  redesigned theirs since he bought his.

I bought this stand for it on sale for $59.  It is really great and stretches out to around 14 feet.

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=40612



Maybe not heavy enough for rough contractor use but around my place it is really nice - gets big or small easily as needed.  I will take it on a job to use soon - it folds up small.
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glenn-k

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« Reply #112 on: March 26, 2007, 07:49:51 PM »
This one may not be as good as PEG's but seems to work well and the price is right - $20

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/ctaf/displayitem.taf?Itemnumber=2757



I know it works - stuck it in my finger and it showed 25%.  No blood -- Tried various pieces of wood and it seemed to differentiate pretty well.

Claims 1% accuracy + or -  ... I think I could go for that.

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Re: Tools Necessary to Start Building?
« Reply #113 on: March 27, 2007, 03:04:07 PM »
What happens if you stick it in water? Just the probes mind you.
Just because something has been done and has not failed, doesn’t mean it is good design.

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Re: Tools Necessary to Start Building?
« Reply #114 on: March 27, 2007, 04:20:09 PM »
Water shows 100%

Oak bark on the tree 21 to 27% depending on where yesterdays rain hit.

Month down pine heart 14 to 16%  Sap 27%

"Always work from the general to the specific." J. Raabe

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Re: Tools Necessary to Start Building?
« Reply #115 on: March 27, 2007, 05:58:05 PM »
Looks good!!
Just because something has been done and has not failed, doesn’t mean it is good design.

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« Reply #116 on: April 01, 2007, 08:22:31 PM »
Doing some work today I was reminded of one of my "must have" tools. I got a tiny little metal sliver in a finger and it just wouldn't come out easily. Uncle Bill's Sliver Gripper to the rescue! I bought my first pair too long ago to remember when. Since then I've bought more; 1 ea. for home workshop, Jeep, camping gear, home first aid kit, RV first aid kit and one at preschool.

Lots of places sell them. Do a Google or take the easy way and go to http://www.martysgetagrip.com/   good price, free shipping.  I've also got a couple of his tick removers.

Simply the finest tweezers I've ever seen.
« Last Edit: April 01, 2007, 08:38:14 PM by MountainDon »

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« Reply #117 on: April 02, 2007, 11:38:37 AM »
I think I'll have to order some of those!  Some friends came over yesterday & the wife had 3 ticks on her  :o they hadn't embedded yet - she'd walked the perimeter of their 160 acres checking out the fence (their property is up above us on the same mountain)  lots of ticks this time of year  :P  Glenn's gotten some on him but I haven't so far.  We had a woman come in to the ER a few months ago with a tick in her navel... too bad the doc didn't have one of Uncle Bill's sliver removers!  Would've made the job much easier  :) .

How can they only charge $5 & give you free shipping & make any money?  Great deal, thanks, MtnDon!

Dimitri

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Re: Tools Necessary to Start Building?
« Reply #118 on: April 02, 2007, 03:29:40 PM »
With ticks don't you just take out your knife lift the back side of the tick up alittle with it and turn on your lighter underneath ??  :-?

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Re: Tools Necessary to Start Building?
« Reply #119 on: April 02, 2007, 04:34:39 PM »
That is one of the "time honored" methods; another being the application of petroleum jelly. Both of those are now in the "not recommended" column. Tweezers are "in"... See
http://www.lyme.org/ticks/removal.html
or
http://www.biosci.ohio-state.edu/~acarolog/tickgone.htm
« Last Edit: April 02, 2007, 04:35:29 PM by MountainDon »

Dimitri

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Re: Tools Necessary to Start Building?
« Reply #120 on: April 02, 2007, 04:39:17 PM »
Interesting apparently its bad never knew that.  :o

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Re: Tools Necessary to Start Building?
« Reply #121 on: April 05, 2007, 03:38:10 PM »
Today while ripping a strip off a sheet of plywood I recalled another tool I can't live without. It's called the TRU-GRIP™ CLAMP 'N TOOL GUIDE. Its low profile never gets in the way of your saw, router, etc. I have two; a 50 inch and a 100 inch. I've had them so long I have no idea where I bought them, but Woodworker Supply in Albuquerque sells the three 24 to 50 inch models. I haven't seen them in a big box store and couldn't find the long one on the 'net.

http://woodworker.com/cgi-bin/FULLPRES.exe?PARTNUM=868-703

The picture shows the underside, the side that clamps against the surface.  The part in the center slides and locks in place. The right end is the "toggle" that locks the clamp to the work. The lever folds down so it's out of the way.
« Last Edit: April 05, 2007, 03:40:28 PM by MountainDon »
Just because something has been done and has not failed, doesn’t mean it is good design.

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« Reply #122 on: April 06, 2007, 02:25:41 PM »
Lee Valley has a similar one--48 + 52 to make up the 100 inches.  Might also be able to fasten it to your saw with an optional extra, or stop at the right place.  Also with an optional extra.  Two inch clamps are also extra.  Not exactly dirt cheap.  ;)

http://www.leevalley.com/wood/page.aspx?c=2&cat=1,240,45313,41707&p=41707

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« Reply #123 on: April 06, 2007, 03:20:15 PM »
That's a cool idea.... being able to make it shorter or longer. The one thing that would be my bugaboo though are the loose pieces. I'd misplace something for certain. Still a good option tho. Pricey; yes, but you only have to buy it once.
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« Reply #124 on: April 06, 2007, 03:49:34 PM »
Unless of course somebody steps on it, or you lose the parts.

 

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