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Forum: Individual Classifieds 04-24-2019, 01:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 254
Posted By idickers
I built a clone of Kerry's Imperial and love it. ...

I built a clone of Kerry's Imperial and love it. This is a terrific price for such a great wheel and accessories. And there is no way I built and equipped it for $1500!
Forum: General Discussion 04-07-2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,021
Posted By idickers
Any pics or writeup of your $500 reciprocating...

Any pics or writeup of your $500 reciprocating machine?
Forum: General Discussion 04-03-2019, 09:57 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 21,127
Posted By idickers
Could a rivet gun with a steel insert work for...

Could a rivet gun with a steel insert work for flow-forming as a portable plannishing hammer? I've got some rear shock towers for a suspension in a race car that I formed out of 13 ga (.095") steel...
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 03-05-2019, 05:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,641
Posted By idickers
Also, take a look through some of the new helmets...

Also, take a look through some of the new helmets from Jackson, Lincoln, and Optrel with the blue tinted lenses. I am red/green colorblind and the standard green lens was not working well for me. I...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 02-11-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,020
Posted By idickers
Thanks for the neat tip! I had such consistent...

Thanks for the neat tip! I had such consistent bad luck with threaded pipe leaking that I used all soldered copper for my lines.
Forum: Shop Safety 07-18-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 8,784
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: 8,784
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: 8,784
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: 8,784
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: 8,027
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: 7,259
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: 3,044
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: 3,044
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: 77,260
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: 9,312
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: 1,484
Posted By idickers
I'm interested, PM sent.

I'm interested, PM sent.
Forum: Introductions 12-17-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,112
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: 362
Views: 177,944
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: 6,774
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: 3,460
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: 14,913
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: 3,568
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: 1,820
Posted By idickers
PM sent, quite interested!

PM sent, quite interested!
Forum: Heads Up Announcements 11-26-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 17,320
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: 17,320
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!
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