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« Reply #20 on: March 29, 2021, 07:44:47 AM »
One of the young guys at the firehouse is finishing his basement.  Me and the other guys at the house have been helping him along with advice, but he's pretty good with construction as it is.  Recently he was getting ready to rebuild the stairs to the basement.  He had bought a yellow pine premade stair tread that had bullnose and all.  I don't remember what the price was, but it was not cheap.  I told him he was going to have to rip it down to 10" and that since it was yellow pine why didn't he just buy some 2x10s and plane them and then route a bullnose.  He said he would do that.  I brought one of my planers to work the next week so he could plane his boards.  I suggested that he plane each piece on both sides and keep going until he got all treads to have a good side.  I think he ended  up with about 1 3/8" treads.  The following week he was going to do the bullnose and had brought a borrowed router and the 3/4" roundover bit he had bought.  He discovered the router had 1/4" shank and the bit was 1/2" which was not surprising for such a large bit.  He was bummed that he would not be able to get the treads done that day, so I suggested that he come to my house after work the next morning and use my router table to get it done.  He showed up about 9 and I put his bit in the router and showed him how to use it.  I watched him do a few to make sure he would be safe and then left him alone.  After he was done he said he had no use for the bit, so he gave me the bit.  The next time at work he showed me the stairs and he had done a very nice job staining and installing them.
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« Reply #21 on: March 30, 2021, 08:09:44 AM »
Mail boxes ,hmm .Seems to be great sport for country bumkin crowd to take target practice on with beverage bottles ,rocks and baseball bats .On top of that snow plows get their share of them too .I had a spare box set in a 5 gallon bucket full of stone for about 2 months because the ground was frozen and I could not drill a new hole .
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« Reply #22 on: March 30, 2021, 08:55:24 AM »
teaching the woodworking merit badge at scouts last evening.



 

please note the use of safety equipment for teaching purposes including my original pair of Carhart suspenders.  Dr. John Fan was in attendance and took the pic.  @Skeans1 .  my wife is not a fan of me in suspenders, so I wear them most everyday, especially doing flooring and other jobs bending up and down.   :)
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« Reply #23 on: March 30, 2021, 01:51:01 PM »
Dang doc, I was just thinking to myself and I said Self, thats only the 2nd thread that youve seen doc in without his beard that youve grown accustomed to seeing in his avatar, so youre going to have to mention it to him when the time is right. Well, this seems as good a time as any. 

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« Reply #24 on: March 30, 2021, 01:57:34 PM »
my threads tend to plow a wide girth.   yes I kept the avatar pic, but normally have a beard mid October to at least Jan.  and if camping in the winter, til latter Feb.
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« Reply #25 on: March 31, 2021, 10:26:13 PM »
Doc, I just saw this welder modification and I am going to borrow it for my older version of the same welder if you don't mind. You lots of "good works" there btw.

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« Reply #26 on: March 31, 2021, 10:34:56 PM »
you bet.  it was not my idea, but installed on an old buzz box that was given to me.  it appears they are made to do that.  tractor supply 2 inch front swivel caster with a 3/8th inch bolt.  back wheels with 1/2 inch axle and hole size, with 10 inch wheels.  got the axle caps in the same hardware isle.  handle out of sucker rod.  go for it!
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« Reply #27 on: April 01, 2021, 07:33:44 PM »
Mine had little wheels maybe from a maybe a small kids wagon either way they were way too light the little tires came off and the axle bowed as well.  I took them off.  It would be nice sometimes  if it was more  mobile. 

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« Reply #28 on: April 01, 2021, 09:26:04 PM »
take some measurements and figure the difference from the front with a caster vs the radius of a wheel on an axle.  take a tape measure to the store.  lol
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« Reply #29 on: April 02, 2021, 06:44:09 AM »
Would a 2 wheeler, dolly do it too?
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« Reply #30 on: April 02, 2021, 08:47:22 AM »
that is a good idea.  you would have to tip it, and this can follow being pulled by the leads, (prob. not the best idea).
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« Reply #31 on: April 02, 2021, 09:10:10 AM »
Much could be said about the Lincoln "tombstones " .The really old ones were a multi tap ,no selector switch .Followed  by the copper wound with a  switch  and then later aluminum  wound .If I'm not mistaken one variation had a rectifier and thus the option of DC but at a reduced heat range . Lincoln must have made millions of them .

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« Reply #32 on: April 03, 2021, 07:56:44 PM »
My "Cabin" Lincoln "tombstone" is permanently ratchet strapped to a two wheel dolly.  I attached a tool tray on the back to hold stuff like c-clamps, chipping hammer, wire brush, etc.  A screwtop welding rod canister is zip tied to an upright.  ;D
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« Reply #33 on: April 03, 2021, 09:41:41 PM »
I've burned a lot of rod with those tombstones. They'll lay a better quality bead than me🤷🏽‍♂️
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« Reply #34 on: April 13, 2021, 09:57:01 AM »
Aluminum is a cheaper copper replacement that seems to have come about as a consequence of wartime shortage or atleast diversion of copper.  The issue is a thermal one.  Copper is more stable tham aluminum so as the machine runs on and on a copper wound unit will have a more consistent arc from first strike to last than an aluminum one. 


Aluminum wound welders need tweaking to stay steady as they get hot and cool.  So say the pipeliners.. And hence the fabled SA-200's fame.  Its copper wound and is a direct DC generator.. Not an AC rectifier.  Really its a huge starter motor with an AC exciter piggybacked on the shaft to generate the field. 
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« Reply #35 on: April 13, 2021, 12:26:25 PM »
ok back on track.  my friend Dr john Fan had young kids racing along his street and the 16 y/o who took his parents car, no license, and this is his third accident, lost control and hit his mailbox.  John and his son are involved in our troop. John was raised in China in re-education camps and never remembers not being hungry.  


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I struggled with this since I read your post as to whether I should even comment on it or not. And my conscience has finally won out, so here goes. I presume you gave him the wooden post, great job !! Not only have you presented a nice gift, you have also brought up a very good point. I don't know the laws in other states, but in NYS it is illegal to put a DFO ( Deadly Fixed Object ) in the highway for a very good reason, your pictures explain it very good. Imagine if, instead of falling in front of the vehicle what the results would have been if the separated portion of the concrete structure had slid up the hood of the vehicle in to the car, serious injury or even the death of the driver/passengers if their were any. Please encourage him to keep the wooden post and get rid of the DFO.. While it's natural to want to protect one's property, is it worth the gamble of taking some one's life because of an error in judgment.. I think not.. now I'm not down playing the drivers actions, but I sure would not want anyone to die because I may have to fix my mail box.

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« Reply #36 on: April 13, 2021, 12:48:27 PM »
your insight and comments are taken in the spirit intended.  I agree.  not sure about the law, but in this subdivision with lots of nice homes, they are majority masonry mailboxes.  this is a residential street.  So it appears that what ever ordinance allows this.  they are at a stand still waiting on insurance.  but the mailbox is about half built up.  good advice, and I am trying to help them as they are Chinese and do not fully comprehend building stuff, and insurance ect.  the mason has built many of the homes and mailboxes in this area, so hopefully he is aware.  glad no one died.  I remember some folks after several issues with people hitting mailboxes (intentionally) they reinforced them to do damage to the cars.  I had a friend who had people run up in the front yard at night and spin tires, ruin lawn.  so his dad mad a board with nails sticking up and painted it green.  they did find the car a block away and figured out who was doing it.  Thanks for the concern @Remle 
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