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Forum: Upcoming Yesterday, 03:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 131
Posted By groundrules
puttin' the smoke in The Smokies!

puttin' the smoke in The Smokies!
Forum: The Garage Yesterday, 12:37 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,040
Posted By groundrules
based on this thread, I picked up a pair of the...

based on this thread, I picked up a pair of the Riggs (wrangler?) pants for $25. They come in carpenter style and "ranger" which is more of a cargo pants setup. I went with the latter, because I...
Forum: The Garage 01-21-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,893
Posted By groundrules
it's runnin' your finger down that fresh bead to...

it's runnin' your finger down that fresh bead to smooth 'er out that's the tricky part.
Forum: The Garage 01-12-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,042
Posted By groundrules
thread drift a bit- is there a similar tester...

thread drift a bit- is there a similar tester that one can use for power tool batteries? I have a bunch of 12v NiCads, and having rebuilt some myself, as well as paid others to rebuild, I'd love a...
Forum: The Garage 01-09-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 1,117
Views: 212,370
Posted By groundrules
did you get the 500 lb or the 1000 lb one? I...

did you get the 500 lb or the 1000 lb one? I think i'm going to go this route, simply so I can move bikes around while lifted (and stored vertically).
Forum: The Garage 01-07-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,613
Posted By groundrules
Said the guy named 'squish' :lol3:lol3

Said the guy named 'squish' :lol3:lol3
Forum: The Garage 01-06-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,566
Posted By groundrules
Yeah, I kinda did the same- bought for one...

Yeah, I kinda did the same- bought for one specific cut during a remodel, I told my GF that cut cost about 50 bucks an inch. It has since proven itself invaluable as other odd situations crop up.
Forum: The Garage 01-06-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,566
Posted By groundrules
http://www.familyhandyman.com/tools/power-tools/os...

http://www.familyhandyman.com/tools/power-tools/oscillating-tool-uses/view-all

http://www.popularmechanics.com/home/improvement/interior/10-jobs-you-can-do-with-a-multitool#slide-1
Forum: The Garage 01-06-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,566
Posted By groundrules
there was a tangent of this conversation in the...

there was a tangent of this conversation in the Harbor Freight thread, so some of these comments are duplicates, but let me re-hash a couple of thoughts:

-cordless probably isn't gonna have the...
Forum: The Garage 12-27-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 1,117
Views: 212,370
Posted By groundrules
I bought the hanging tool cabinet and hung it...

I bought the hanging tool cabinet and hung it yesterday. It gets a mild pass. It's typical HF sheet metal quality, meaning it goes together, but it's no bank vault. I wanted storage, specifically...
Forum: The Garage 12-19-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 957
Posted By groundrules
Schumacher makes a dual voltage charger that I...

Schumacher makes a dual voltage charger that I use to solve this problem. not expensive.
Forum: The Garage 12-19-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 4,447
Views: 615,739
Posted By groundrules
Thanks for this, as well as all the other...

Thanks for this, as well as all the other previous advice given by others. I have messed with it a bit more since asking, and it does seem like a case of operator error rather than a machine issue. ...
Forum: The Garage 12-15-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,247
Posted By groundrules
I'm setting up shop in the basement and after...

I'm setting up shop in the basement and after hanging cabinets, my GF said 'you're going to put up a calendar of bikini girls in here aren't you?'

Me: <silence>(silence)

Her: I'll get you the...
Forum: The Garage 12-15-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,655
Posted By groundrules
I had one hole wallow out because the carbide tip...

I had one hole wallow out because the carbide tip on the drill lost a tooth, and it started to wobble before I knew what had happened. But all and all, a successful mission.

EDIT: just for the...
Forum: The Garage 12-15-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,655
Posted By groundrules
yes, this is basically what I did. The top of...

yes, this is basically what I did. The top of the cabinet is bolted into the sill on the top of the block wall. The tapcons are holding this lower nailer in. The lower portion is all shear force,...
Forum: The Garage 12-13-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,655
Posted By groundrules
well, like I said, I'm hanging a lot of the...

well, like I said, I'm hanging a lot of the weight from the sill above, but even a 3/8th tapcon has a shear rating of around 750 lbs, and I'd be using a whole lot more than one.
Forum: The Garage 12-13-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 1,163
Views: 419,046
Posted By groundrules
love it!

love it!
Forum: The Garage 12-13-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,655
Posted By groundrules
Thanks. You think the PL400 would have any...

Thanks. You think the PL400 would have any issues sticking to dryloc paint? I'm a little hesitant to glue, as I'm not sure this will be the final configuration. But, I do have access to the sill...
Forum: The Garage 12-13-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,655
Posted By groundrules
Tapcons - in block or in mortar joint?

what say the masses? I'm going to be hanging some old upcycled kitchen cabinets in the basement shop and and I intend to use tapcons into the block wall to hold 2x lumber as furring strips to screw...
Forum: The Garage 12-08-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 4,447
Views: 615,739
Posted By groundrules
I have a Lincoln weldpack HD flux core only...

I have a Lincoln weldpack HD flux core only machine, and one problem I seem to have consistently is getting a steady arc. The arc seems to cut out a lot with lots of stops and starts, like there's...
Forum: The Garage 11-25-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 1,117
Views: 212,370
Posted By groundrules
I am a happy owner of the black 4-drawer unit,...

I am a happy owner of the black 4-drawer unit, and while I can't speak to specifics on the 5 drawer, I am perfectly pleased with the quality of what I have. I find the height of the under-drawer...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-24-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 4,562
Views: 735,878
Posted By groundrules
Ohioans: I just put a GP5500 generator up on the...

Ohioans: I just put a GP5500 generator up on the big board if any of y'all might be interested. LINK: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1025763
...
Forum: The Garage 11-24-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 1,117
Views: 212,370
Posted By groundrules
yeah, I bought an expensive oscillating tool and...

yeah, I bought an expensive oscillating tool and even though I spent more, I still feel like I can say the same. The first time I used it during our remodel, I said to my GF "well, that cut was...
Forum: The Garage 11-21-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,798
Posted By groundrules
just my opinion, for what it's worth- mesh is...

just my opinion, for what it's worth- mesh is fine, tied rebar is overkill/not necessary.
Forum: The Garage 11-20-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 1,117
Views: 212,370
Posted By groundrules
yes.

yes.
Forum: The Garage 11-18-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 1,117
Views: 212,370
Posted By groundrules
I'll have to throw up a photo of the remnants of...

I'll have to throw up a photo of the remnants of the HF blade. The teeth were pretty much gone.

Edit: Found this link on a blade review while searching.
...
Forum: The Garage 11-18-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 1,117
Views: 212,370
Posted By groundrules
my biggest beef with the shitty blades (well,...

my biggest beef with the shitty blades (well, besides throwing my money away) is that since they didn't cut cleanly, they did more rubbing than cutting, and hence made a lot of heat. There was...
Forum: The Garage 11-17-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 1,117
Views: 212,370
Posted By groundrules
I should know better than to try Harbor Freight...

I should know better than to try Harbor Freight consumables of any sort, but the price of name-brand blades for oscillating multi-tools is high enough that I thought I'd press my luck. Hell, even...
Forum: The Garage 11-02-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,343
Posted By groundrules
all rabbit, no rabbit feet.

all rabbit, no rabbit feet.
Forum: The Garage 10-31-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,885
Posted By groundrules
i don't think it'd be too cool to injure the paws...

i don't think it'd be too cool to injure the paws of an animal who needs 'em for preventing starvation. I know others feel (in)differently, but maiming creatures seems unnecessary.

Now, mouse...
Forum: The Garage 10-30-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,745
Posted By groundrules
sheep's bladder and a leather bag my god,...

sheep's bladder and a leather bag

my god, they actually make these things still. thanks, google:

http://clang.adkinssoftware.com/canteen%20pics/canteen%2001.html
Forum: The Garage 10-29-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,885
Posted By groundrules
just waiting for all the jo momma responses to...

just waiting for all the jo momma responses to start...

how about some carpet protection mat, the kind with the spikes on the back. Cut to fit the seat, placed ouchy side up.
...
Forum: The Garage 10-29-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,343
Posted By groundrules
that'd be my seat-of-the-pants guess as well

that'd be my seat-of-the-pants guess as well
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-22-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 71,402
Views: 5,872,598
Posted By groundrules
I'd just clarify the paperwork situation. ...

I'd just clarify the paperwork situation. "Title" doesn't necessarily mean it's plate-able. I've got dirt-only titles, and the hoops to jump through to make that a street title are not simple ones.
Forum: The Garage 10-20-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,174
Posted By groundrules
just out of curiosity, what's wrong with a bleach...

just out of curiosity, what's wrong with a bleach solution?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-17-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 5,066
Views: 500,643
Posted By groundrules
Same motor that's in a YSR50, except the shift...

Same motor that's in a YSR50, except the shift drum is different- backwards, basically. The RX50 motor swap into the YSR gives you GP shift pattern :wink:
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-17-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 71,402
Views: 5,872,598
Posted By groundrules
yikes. I heard on the radio this morning that 33...

yikes. I heard on the radio this morning that 33 at Tarkiln road was closed, musta been this.

Hope you get some peace after witnessing that shit. It's not easy to be the witness/first...
Forum: The Garage 10-16-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,546
Posted By groundrules
Those struts look backwards to me. I'd do front...

Those struts look backwards to me. I'd do front low, back high.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 10-16-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 5,066
Views: 500,643
Posted By groundrules
$3200 my ass. ...

$3200 my ass.

http://columbus.craigslist.org/mcy/4676926777.html

1984 RX50

http://images.craigslist.org/00Y0Y_1vScjiSISc6_600x450.jpg
Forum: The Garage 10-14-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,385
Posted By groundrules
I've used a regular (albeit beefy) shop vac to...

I've used a regular (albeit beefy) shop vac to excavate 20-50 gallons of dirt at a time from holes cut in a concrete slab. This method was chosen because it's easy to go deep in a relatively small...
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