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Forum: General Garage Discussion 07-12-2016, 06:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,074
Posted By gorilla
Re: That day has come...

[I] hope that you were responsible enough to render that tank unusable before you sold it. If someone was stupid enough to attempt to repair it and it fails you might be liable.
Forum: General Garage Discussion 07-02-2016, 11:38 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,564
Posted By gorilla
Re: Drill Doctor Reviews

I bought a drill doctor 10 years ago. It worked ok for a short time and then wouldn't put the proper relief angle on the drills. A good friend of mine had the same results. IMHO drill doctors are...
Forum: Vintage Tool Discussion 06-29-2016, 01:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 996
Posted By gorilla
Re: What is it?

MY guess is that the slot on the side of the socket once contained a leaf spring that held the nut or bolt in the socket in place. It may have been needed to assemble something in an difficult spot...
Forum: Fabrication & Techniques 06-17-2016, 03:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,286
Posted By gorilla
Re: Filling pitted aluminum prior to powder coating

I want to watch you silver solder to aluminum!
Forum: Fabrication & Techniques 06-17-2016, 12:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,286
Posted By gorilla
Re: Filling pitted aluminum prior to powder coating

You might try Devcon F. It's an aluminum filled epoxy that sands and machines well. It has a much heaver viscosity than something like JB Weld so I don't think it would have problems with air...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 06-17-2016, 12:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,152
Posted By gorilla
Re: Remember the Morton Salt slogan?

You do know about the flow restrictor in the heater hose?
Forum: General Garage Discussion 05-11-2016, 04:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,414
Posted By gorilla
Re: Storing files & rasps

I think that a blueprint cabinet would work well for file storage, wide shallow drawers. Should be some around used kind of made obsolete by computer data storage.
Forum: General Tool Discussion 05-09-2016, 09:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,730
Posted By gorilla
Re: It's cool, but what is it called?

Look's like it might be a tool for adjusting idle air screws on carburetors.
Forum: Fabrication & Techniques 04-27-2016, 11:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,240
Posted By gorilla
Re: DOM tubing went out of round when welding

I would make a split clamp from some 1" steel plate and clamp around the outside to put it back into shape. You might even be able to move it with a big C clamp.
Forum: General Garage Discussion 02-28-2016, 07:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,368
Posted By gorilla
Re: Oil drain reservoir for the shop, worth it?

I have an oil reservoir like the one you describe I bought it shortly after I installed my lift. I love it. I no longer have to pour oil from a drain pan into a funnel in a 5 gallon can. I can put...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 02-28-2016, 11:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 684
Posted By gorilla
Re: thoughts on the price of this southbend lathe?

In my part of the world that lathe would be a screaming good deal. Go buy it! Add a VFD and your ready to make chips. Don't be overly concerned about tooling you can buy what you like as you need it,...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 02-17-2016, 02:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,005
Posted By gorilla
Re: Lift installed... but is it safe???

Have you checked the torque on the anchors? If you were there for the installation did you see him set the anchors with a torque wrench? If the anchors are not overtightened your probably OK.
Forum: Fabrication & Techniques 02-16-2016, 10:30 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 19,479
Posted By gorilla
Re: Overbuilding a hitch mount Motorcycle carrier

It would look like a engineering analysis showing the effect of the load on the vehicle and the loads on the attachment points. This needs to be done by someone with a formal education in engineering...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 01-30-2016, 12:26 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,517
Posted By gorilla
Re: Ever think of giving up the air compressor?

Can't blow chips off the mill,lathe or drill press with a cordless tool. hard to fill tires with a battery.
Forum: General Garage Discussion 01-14-2016, 12:16 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,644
Posted By gorilla
Re: Talk me out of putting my lathe in the spare bedroom

I have a 16"x40"lathe and a full size mill in my shop. I have a rubber floor mat in front of both machines that is full of 1" diameter holes. Most of the chip's fall into the holes and the holes seem...
Forum: Fabrication & Techniques 01-07-2016, 08:18 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,590
Posted By gorilla
Re: Need some help building this very simple bracket

Kevin, are we Agreeing or disagreeing? after 40+ years in the shops I know how to make that part but I also know that work like that is much more cost effective done by other means then milling. ...
Forum: Fabrication & Techniques 01-07-2016, 06:37 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,590
Posted By gorilla
Re: Need some help building this very simple bracket

The radius's on that part make it hard to make even with a conventional milling machine. Easy but expensive on a CNC mill. The best method would be a CNC plasma cutter or a water jet. In my...
Forum: Fabrication & Techniques 12-11-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,920
Posted By gorilla
Re: Building a compact welding stand.

IMHO a welding table needs to be set up so that you can walk all the way around it and the top should overhang the frame far enough so you can clamp things down. Since you have a Lincoln buzz box I...
Forum: Fabrication & Techniques 12-10-2015, 11:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,237
Posted By gorilla
Re: Grinder Organization.

If the cords bother you that much cut them down to about 12" and install twist lock connectors on the ends and add a twist lock to one extension cord. added bonus is that the plugs never fall out of...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 12-08-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 900
Posted By gorilla
Re: Metal repair help

First thing to do is to stop drill the end of the crack to keep it from growing. If you don't want to spend the $ for welding you could use steel pop rivets to attach a doubler plate to reinforce the...
Forum: Vintage Tool Discussion 11-26-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,368
Posted By gorilla
Re: Ever seen a lathe like this?

I think that the thing that looks like a vise is really a rather crude cross feed, the slot is for the old style lantern type tool holder. Can't tell from the picture if cross feed pivots but even if...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 11-25-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,351
Posted By gorilla
Re: Is 14 Ga. too thick......

14 gauge sheet is .078" thick that's almost 2x common 19 gauge body metal. (.043")
Forum: Fabrication & Techniques 11-17-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,129
Posted By gorilla
Re: Best way to MIG weld a cast steel exhaust manifold?

I wish you'd told me this 40 years ago before I repaired at least 500 pounds of cast iron stuff with brass. Brazing is an excellent way to repair cast iron,
Forum: Fabrication & Techniques 11-02-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,175
Posted By gorilla
Re: Rockwell Band Saw Issues

If you are tearing the teeth off the blade you are running too fast or your material is too hard or you are feeding too hard. Blade speed should be about 100sfm. Do you have a way to measure the rpm...
Forum: Fabrication & Techniques 11-02-2015, 01:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,175
Posted By gorilla
Re: Rockwell Band Saw Issues

Try cutting that piece of steel with a hack saw, you may have a piece of steel that has a hard spot. Old bed frames are known for this.
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