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Forum: Shop Safety 07-18-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,326
Posted By idickers
Will something like these LED T5...

Will something like these LED T5 (https://www.hyperikon.com/led/garage-shop/led-tubes/t5-t8-led-tube-light-4ft-22w-dual-end-powered-frosted/) bulbs work for you?
Forum: Shop Safety 07-17-2018, 02:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,326
Posted By idickers
Ken brings up a good point. In addition to the...

Ken brings up a good point. In addition to the LED bulbs that Kerry identified, those of us with "vintage" eyes need more light. I notice it especially when welding or when working on a project car...
Forum: Shop Safety 07-17-2018, 01:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,326
Posted By idickers
I've also read that you can save a little more...

I've also read that you can save a little more energy by deleting the ballasts.
Forum: Shop Safety 07-16-2018, 12:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,326
Posted By idickers
Kerry, I've been looking to do this myself. If I...

Kerry, I've been looking to do this myself. If I understand correctly, you removed the ballast and just wired up the holder for the bulbs?
Forum: Automotive Projects 12-12-2017, 12:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,975
Posted By idickers
The balsa model is really useful. Here's one I...

The balsa model is really useful. Here's one I built for a roll cage I built recently. I don't have the book at work, but if I remember the 1/8" balsa is approximately a 1:12 scale for the 1.5"...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 05-31-2017, 11:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,160
Posted By idickers
I like the extra light idea, although I often am...

I like the extra light idea, although I often am welding in areas where I can't fit the lamp on top of my helmet. I bought a 5-pack of small LED Cree flashlights off of Amazon (about $3 apiece!),...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 04-10-2017, 09:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,667
Posted By idickers
I had my helmet shoot-out, and the winner was the...

I had my helmet shoot-out, and the winner was the Optrel e684. It was just so much easier to see the puddle and the base metal. I haven't been able to clearly see the bead trailing the arc for some...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 03-30-2017, 03:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,667
Posted By idickers
welding helmet for color blind folks

Any color-blind welders out there? For 13 years I have used a Miller Elite auto dark helmet, and have always had trouble viewing the work area ahead of the puddle, even with work lights on the...
Forum: Automotive Projects 04-18-2016, 07:56 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 71,468
Posted By idickers
Very cool project! Kudos for sticking with it...

Very cool project! Kudos for sticking with it after the fire. I love this project, being fond of both BMW's and the Atlantic. I look forward to updates!
Forum: Business Classifieds 04-13-2016, 09:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,589
Posted By idickers
Dang, I ordered the metal shaping multipack two...

Dang, I ordered the metal shaping multipack two days too early! Oh well, they just arrived and feel like great hammers with a nice weight and comfortable handles. Can't wait to start smooshing some...
Forum: Individual Classifieds 03-24-2016, 10:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,374
Posted By idickers
I'm interested, PM sent.

I'm interested, PM sent.
Forum: Introductions 12-17-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 988
Posted By idickers
And welcome, from a bit further west than Marty...

And welcome, from a bit further west than Marty and Dutch.
Forum: Automotive Projects 11-22-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 335
Views: 159,824
Posted By idickers
Really impressive. And inspiring!

Really impressive. And inspiring!
Forum: Basic questions and answers 11-09-2015, 10:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,315
Posted By idickers
I applaud your ambition, that's a hard piece to...

I applaud your ambition, that's a hard piece to make. Is that a BMW 2002? I had that similar piece rust out on my '02, and lucked into a parts car, where some quality time with a Sawzall resulted...
Forum: Introductions 09-12-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,217
Posted By idickers
Welcome, Matt! There are a fair number of...

Welcome, Matt! There are a fair number of members here from upstate NY.
Forum: Events 07-17-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 14,321
Posted By idickers
Looks like fun! I can't wait until my schedule...

Looks like fun! I can't wait until my schedule allows me to attend again.
Forum: General Discussion 03-11-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,380
Posted By idickers
I think it's a great idea Kerry. I bought the...

I think it's a great idea Kerry. I bought the SWAG finger brake kit (http://www.swagoffroad.com/20-TON-Finger-Brake-Heavy-Duty-DIY-Builder-Kit_p_86.html) for my HF 20-ton press, and I use it all the...
Forum: Individual Classifieds 01-12-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,690
Posted By idickers
PM sent, quite interested!

PM sent, quite interested!
Forum: Heads Up Announcements 11-26-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 16,458
Posted By idickers
Just received my copy as well, with similar fast...

Just received my copy as well, with similar fast shipping. Skimming through, this book looks outstanding. They layout and production are top notch, and with 1400 pages in two volumes, it is truly...
Forum: Heads Up Announcements 11-21-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 16,458
Posted By idickers
I just ordered a copy of the english translation....

I just ordered a copy of the english translation. At first I balked at the shipping, but then I realized the weight was about 10 lbs. That's a lot of book!
Forum: General Discussion 10-23-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,104
Posted By idickers
+1 :) If a topic is not of interest, I don't...

+1 :) If a topic is not of interest, I don't read it. But I end up reading a lot...
Forum: Heads Up Announcements 08-26-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 9,798
Posted By idickers
Thanks for the notice Bill. Ordered!

Thanks for the notice Bill. Ordered!
Forum: Business Classifieds 08-12-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 12,178
Posted By idickers
I'm not sure these are still available. I sent...

I'm not sure these are still available. I sent Rick an email, but haven't heard back yet. If they are available, I'd like to buy one.
Ian
Forum: Business Classifieds 08-04-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 12,178
Posted By idickers
Are these linear stretching dies still available?...

Are these linear stretching dies still available? I just picked up a HF planishing hammer, and these would be a treat!
Forum: Automotive Projects 08-01-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 81,266
Posted By idickers
Beautiful car and truly inspirational build! I...

Beautiful car and truly inspirational build! I love the original GT40, but yours is much cooler!
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