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Forum: The Garage 02-23-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 2,858
Views: 396,076
Posted By Desert Skies
I built a set of swivel speaker pods and a...

I built a set of swivel speaker pods and a console electronics mount for the kids pontoon.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v249/DesertSkies/Monark%20Repair/IMG_2068%201_zpscoer1mfp.jpg
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Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-17-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,106
Posted By Desert Skies
Yep, expect to see lots of hiking boots on the...

Yep, expect to see lots of hiking boots on the porch.
Forum: The Garage 02-17-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 2,858
Views: 396,076
Posted By Desert Skies
Looks doable. Each pipe would only have to...

Looks doable. Each pipe would only have to support 1/4 the total weight.

I like this mod, will do something similar to allow me to lift my mower and UTV. :thumb

I will probably go with square...
Forum: The Garage 02-16-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 18,620
Posted By Desert Skies
Woodworking and welding, the two just seem to go...

Woodworking and welding, the two just seem to go good together. :thumb
Forum: The Garage 02-12-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 18,620
Posted By Desert Skies
I'm a cheap bastige so I make a lot of tools and...

I'm a cheap bastige so I make a lot of tools and fixtures. Here are a couple.

R1200 filter wrench.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v249/DesertSkies/GS%20Junk/IMG_6994_800.jpg
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Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-12-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,262
Posted By Desert Skies
Give Ralph Delmar a call down in Terlingua. He...

Give Ralph Delmar a call down in Terlingua. He is cutting back on moto wrenching but maybe can help you out of a jam. He may still have some tires around.

http://www.cycletek.net/

Also, make...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-09-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,106
Posted By Desert Skies
Locals are fairly protective of their property...

Locals are fairly protective of their property and don't take kindly to people exploring their private roads.

If you are looking for more riding than the park has, check out;

Big Bend Ranch...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-09-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,405
Posted By Desert Skies
But here in TX, if passed, it will take a several...

But here in TX, if passed, it will take a several generations before all drivers understand it is legal. So, I"m guessing I'll never do it. Too many big jacked trucks in traffic for me on my little...
Forum: The Garage 02-07-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,210
Posted By Desert Skies
First, size your images to make them more forum...

First, size your images to make them more forum friendly.

Second, Gorilla Glue and clamps can be your friend.
Forum: The Garage 02-06-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,480
Posted By Desert Skies
This place kills me. The OP was looking for...

This place kills me. The OP was looking for info, found it, made his choice but yet the suggestions go on. :lol3
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-06-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 792
Posted By Desert Skies
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v249/DesertSkies...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v249/DesertSkies/Hill%20Country/IMG_8015800.jpg
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-06-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 792
Posted By Desert Skies
Trick I use in the Hill Country for hot weather...

Trick I use in the Hill Country for hot weather riding is a full face saturated with water and ride with the visor down and vents open. Can you say evaprotive cooling? :thumb
Forum: The Garage 02-05-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,790
Posted By Desert Skies
I used 3/4 ply and covered it with melamine on...

I used 3/4 ply and covered it with melamine on some the benches in my garage and sdop. Fairly oil resistant and cheap, around $13 for a 4x8 sheet so once you do bugger it up, pull the old off and...
Forum: The Garage 02-04-2015, 09:04 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,480
Posted By Desert Skies
:thumb Good idea... .

:thumb

Good idea...


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Forum: The Garage 02-04-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,480
Posted By Desert Skies
The Pop Mech guide will have the same tear out...

The Pop Mech guide will have the same tear out protection as the track saw as the blade is against the edge of the guide.

I don't have to re saw on the table saw so that's not an issue. I also...
Forum: The Garage 02-04-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,480
Posted By Desert Skies
Sure it's not but if you're not cutting panels...

Sure it's not but if you're not cutting panels regularly, why spend $600 for a saw to do a job you don't do that often? I've cut a lot of panels for doors and table tops as well as ply that I...
Forum: The Garage 02-04-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,480
Posted By Desert Skies
Hell, if you're just thinking of cutting panels,...

Hell, if you're just thinking of cutting panels, instead of the expensive Festool, buy a quality circular saw and make your own guide. A lot cheaper and the saw can be used for other cuts.

How to...
Forum: The Garage 02-03-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,480
Posted By Desert Skies
I had forgot about this. Mine is starting ti take...

I had forgot about this. Mine is starting ti take a shit so looks like a good opportunity to apply $100 towards a good 12" compound miter. :thumb
Forum: The Garage 02-03-2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,480
Posted By Desert Skies
I also have a router mounted in mine which is...

I also have a router mounted in mine which is damned handy for making the cope cuts for door rails. I had a custom bit set maid for my cabinet doors.
...
Forum: The Garage 02-03-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,480
Posted By Desert Skies
I have built a lot of the furniture and all the...

I have built a lot of the furniture and all the cabinets in our house. A big saw isn't only for big sheets, I use it for tenons and all sorts of specialty cuts. It plus side of a good cabinet saw...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-02-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,106
Posted By Desert Skies
Mid march is good. nights can be cool still and...

Mid march is good. nights can be cool still and days warm but not too hot.

For experienced riders, all roads in the park are good with Black Gap being the most technical but only in a few spots....
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-02-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,106
Posted By Desert Skies
Time of year? Type of bikes? Riding skill set?

Time of year?
Type of bikes?
Riding skill set?
Forum: The Garage 01-29-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 2,858
Views: 396,076
Posted By Desert Skies
Started repairing our old pontoon boat logs that...

Started repairing our old pontoon boat logs that we gave to the kids to use due to us buying a new for Desert Wife and me.

We pulled the first log off.
...
Forum: The Garage 01-28-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,038
Posted By Desert Skies
:thumb ...

:thumb

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v249/DesertSkies/Shop/IMG_11431023_zpsd4182f2f.jpg
Forum: The Garage 01-28-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,453
Posted By Desert Skies
I have a couple and have been using WD-40 for...

I have a couple and have been using WD-40 for quite some time now and stones show no wear yet.

Of coarse, someone here will tell me I'm wrong. :lol3
Forum: The Garage 01-28-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,038
Posted By Desert Skies
Motor on my drum fan spun a bearing and started...

Motor on my drum fan spun a bearing and started making racket so I took these steps to fix it

Turned down the chewed up area.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-25-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,127
Posted By Desert Skies
The rare occasion I use the center stand, I leave...

The rare occasion I use the center stand, I leave the side stand down too. Don't hurt nothing and it's not in the way. Always has to be down any way when I roll it off the center stand.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-23-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,019
Posted By Desert Skies
I think he was referring to the load coming loose...

I think he was referring to the load coming loose and getting in the wheel. This has happened more than once.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-23-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,127
Posted By Desert Skies
Everybody knows a real cowboy mounts a horse from...

Everybody knows a real cowboy mounts a horse from the left except on some mountains in Wyoming where they mount them from the rear.
Forum: The Garage 01-22-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 6,445
Views: 2,855,691
Posted By Desert Skies
No, dyslexia strikes again. :fpalm It's a...

No, dyslexia strikes again. :fpalm

It's a Sierra 1500... fxd.
Forum: The Garage 01-22-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 6,445
Views: 2,855,691
Posted By Desert Skies
Thanks, GVW loaded is 4500# with a 460#...

Thanks,

GVW loaded is 4500# with a 460# tongue weight. Kicks the 5.3L's ass when we hit the hills. :lol3
Forum: The Garage 01-22-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 6,445
Views: 2,855,691
Posted By Desert Skies
Sure... Here is one loaded and ready to...

Sure...

Here is one loaded and ready to roll.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v249/DesertSkies/Big%20Bend%2012-12/IMG_0973.jpg

Couple interior shots.
...
Forum: The Garage 01-22-2015, 02:06 PM
Replies: 6,445
Views: 2,855,691
Posted By Desert Skies
Here is my Man Cave away from Man Cave. ...

Here is my Man Cave away from Man Cave.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v249/DesertSkies/Big%20Bend%2012-14/IMG_0010%20r_zpsgaxc2dte.jpg
Forum: GS Boxers 01-22-2015, 01:44 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,127
Posted By Desert Skies
It's great that BMW designers were thoughtful...

It's great that BMW designers were thoughtful enough to give owners options so they would have something to argue over. :lol3
Forum: The Garage 01-22-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 660
Posted By Desert Skies
Thanks... The pic is one of the two worst...

Thanks...

The pic is one of the two worst cracks I have to deal with. I intend to remove the old weld with a tiger disc and weld it back up with TIG. The cracks at the end of the weld which...
Forum: The Garage 01-22-2015, 07:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 660
Posted By Desert Skies
I will have to do the TIG work first then the...

I will have to do the TIG work first then the brazing due to the lower temp of the HST.

Why do you say I need to purge the log?
Forum: The Garage 01-22-2015, 07:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 660
Posted By Desert Skies
Aluminum Brazing?

I saw this product a few years back but didn't have a need for it at the time.

HST 2000 (http://www.aluminumrepair.com/video_new.asp)

We recently bought a new pontoon boat for the lake and I've...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-21-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,094
Posted By Desert Skies
Yeah, I went through a rear set of pads pretty...

Yeah, I went through a rear set of pads pretty quick before I learned to not apply the pedal when riding street. Even with just using the front brake, I go through rear pads quicker than front.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-21-2015, 06:31 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,127
Posted By Desert Skies
It should not be a problem on a healthy hexhead,

It should not be a problem on a healthy hexhead,
Forum: GS Boxers 01-21-2015, 06:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,094
Posted By Desert Skies
If the bike has servos, it will control the rear...

If the bike has servos, it will control the rear brake for you.
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