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    I have used the 16d nail and re-bar tie wire for...

    I have used the 16d nail and re-bar tie wire for 40+ years. Works perfectly in a 3/16" diameter hole . You do not need a duplex nail ( double head ). Any 16d nail will do. In the OP's case I would...
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    I tried making walnut alcohol based stain. I put...

    I tried making walnut alcohol based stain. I put the green husks in a 1/2 gallon jar with denatured alcohol. Left the husks in for a week and them removed and strained the mix. It does work to an...
  3. Make your fan, easy enough. Pop Rivet aluminum...

    Make your fan, easy enough. Pop Rivet aluminum angle to a 8.75" disk and fasten a hub to the center of the disk. I did this 3 months ago. I ordered a fan ,plastic replacement for a 1HP motor. Fan...
  4. I had a similar problem with cat urine. The floor...

    I had a similar problem with cat urine. The floor was heart pine. Tried oxalic acid, then a card scraper.
    Wound up removing the entire floor and replacing it with Maple flooring. I saved the heart...
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    miter slot runners

    Not familiar with your saw. Are the slots 3/8" deep and 3/4" wide? Most saws except portable bench saws are like that. If the table is aluminum the slots may be 5/8" wide and ? deep.
    I made my...
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    Can't help with bandsaw mills but thought my sash...

    Can't help with bandsaw mills but thought my sash saw would interest some. Sash saws are essentially a window sash with saw blades installed vertically. The sash moves up and down with a pitman arm...
  7. Hitachi, I owned 7 and 1 PC 350 that was used...

    Hitachi, I owned 7 and 1 PC 350 that was used only as a spare. The PC double shot too often. I was going to give it away but thought better of it. This piece of crap was dangerous. I cut it in half...
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    35+ years ago I bought two new tap and die sets,...

    35+ years ago I bought two new tap and die sets, one standard and the other metric. These probably came from the land of Corona virus. I had both sets for about 6 months before I needed to use a...
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    You drilled around the pin, can you grip the pin...

    You drilled around the pin, can you grip the pin with vice grips? If so then heat the cast iron hub. When it is hot enough then grip the pin and pull and turn . This may remove the pin.
    The hub...
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    When the tires develop cracks it's time for new...

    When the tires develop cracks it's time for new ones. Your tires will benefit from a good cleaning. Take and old stiff brush like a toothbrush and scrub the tires without the blade. When most of the...
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    One drop of silicone caulk ,centered top and...

    One drop of silicone caulk ,centered top and bottom. Dab a lubricant like petroleum jelly in the center ,top and bottom on the panel. Install the panel. The panel can be removed when the caulk...
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    I was going to suggest same thing. I used to do a...

    I was going to suggest same thing. I used to do a lot of raised panel work and used 3/8" 18 gauge brad nails to keep the panel in place. One nail centered at the top and one nail at the bottom. This...
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    Years ago I built a wood lathe. The cost of a...

    Years ago I built a wood lathe. The cost of a cone pulley was out of the question for me at that time.
    I decided I would make one. Much easier than I originally thought. I glued up 5 pieces of...
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    Lots of wood workers who have their shop in an...

    Lots of wood workers who have their shop in an unheated garage keep cans of paint and finishes from freezing with a picnic cooler and a 60 watt bulb. If I were you I would look for a freezer or...
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    Is it possible to raise the ceiling? My son...

    Is it possible to raise the ceiling? My son bought an old house that had 6'-6" ceilings on the second floor. House was built in 1843 with 3x4" ceiling joists. I tore down the horse hair plaster, then...
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    Mick, this post has nothing to do with your lathe...

    Mick, this post has nothing to do with your lathe but your job description " Diesel Fitter" reminded me of a joke.
    Two brothers just got off the boat from abroad and were looking for work. After...
  17. I've rented dumpsters many times when I was a...

    I've rented dumpsters many times when I was a building contractor. Always a better option than hauling away in a truck. I usually rented the largest dumpster that was practical for the job site.
  18. I did something like this with a 1-1/2 HP motor....

    I did something like this with a 1-1/2 HP motor. The plastic fan broke and melted. I cut a disk.
    6" dia. from a sheet of 1/8" 6061 aluminum. Made a hub, screwed disk to the hub and added 1/2" x...
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    I use 50/50 solder and no problems. Lines been up...

    I use 50/50 solder and no problems. Lines been up 25+ years.
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    Try this first as it is quick and easy. Cut a...

    Try this first as it is quick and easy. Cut a piece of sandpaper to fit the tool post. Grit doesn't matter. Install between the tool post and the compound.
    Many mini- type lathe instructions mention...
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    Probably doesn't change chucks too often. mike

    Probably doesn't change chucks too often.
    mike
  22. You can do this with a router and 1/2" shank end...

    You can do this with a router and 1/2" shank end mill. Make an accurate template from MDF or plywood. Install appropriate bushing in router that will ride against the template. Put center lines on...
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    Make a skid the size of the surface plate ....

    Make a skid the size of the surface plate . Install a strap or chain that you can pull from your truck out to a paved road. Now you can use an engine lift. The skid can be 2x4"s with the front...
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    I built a wood lathe for about $150.00 in parts ....

    I built a wood lathe for about $150.00 in parts . I wouldn't consider building a metal lathe for reasons already mentioned. This lathe started out with a 12'6" bed made to turn columns. When the...
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    I went to a cabinet shop to pick up a saw that...

    I went to a cabinet shop to pick up a saw that was for sale. Police, fireman and an ambulance was there.
    I was told that an airline burst and hurt 3 employees. Went back to my shop and later on...
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