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Forum: Shop Safety 07-16-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 223
Posted By mr.c
Do you have a link to those bulbs? Amazon lists...

Do you have a link to those bulbs? Amazon lists 8000 led bulbs.
I am in the same or worse condition. I normally just turn on the lights in the first 20 foot bay and most of those no longer light....
Forum: Announcements 05-17-2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,824
Posted By mr.c
Keep trying Peter. Some of us idiots would love...

Keep trying Peter. Some of us idiots would love to take your classes.

By the way, try to leave political opinions to yourselves. Not everyone agrees with yours. This is not the place for that....
Forum: General Discussion 05-05-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 418
Posted By mr.c
MetalShaping videos

YouTube sees a trend in what videos you tend to watch and search for. I found in their suggested offerings a video from Runge Cars. The one they suggested was on buck making. It was so good that I...
Forum: Buck Building 04-26-2018, 09:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 741
Posted By mr.c
Clearly not his first rodeo. Did you see the 250...

Clearly not his first rodeo. Did you see the 250 GTO Ferrari in the background? I would like to see that one out in the open. Destined for a BMW v12 engine.
Forum: General Discussion 04-25-2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 990
Posted By mr.c
That truly is amazing.

That truly is amazing.
Forum: Events 04-04-2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 11,905
Posted By mr.c
Man, it is killing me that I can't be there....

Man, it is killing me that I can't be there. Somebody take plenty of photos. I am surely going to miss seeing the many friends that I have made through the years. Perhaps Will can tell you the news...
Forum: Comments and Suggestions 03-28-2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,136
Posted By mr.c
Where did you say it was? ;>} No kidding do not...

Where did you say it was? ;>} No kidding do not hesitate. You snooze you lose.
Forum: Automotive Projects 02-08-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,549
Posted By mr.c
OK. I was going to stay out of this to see if...

OK. I was going to stay out of this to see if someone brought up the "friend" factor. No one commented on this so here goes.
Is this gentleman a good friend? If so, is it really a good idea to...
Forum: Introductions 01-15-2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 385
Posted By mr.c
Welcome, Anthony. Have you been to The Creative...

Welcome, Anthony. Have you been to The Creative Workshop in Dania? It is a restoration shop and they also do one-offs. Very talented folks.
Forum: Automotive Projects 11-05-2017, 01:01 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,407
Posted By mr.c
Daniel: Seeing this has brought a big smile...

Daniel: Seeing this has brought a big smile across my face. I have been a spridget guy for fifty years. I started racing a MKII in 1968. I had some serious fun with that car. I still have it and a...
Forum: Automotive Projects 10-12-2017, 01:04 AM
Replies: 286
Views: 122,064
Posted By mr.c
Mike: You probably already know this. It was...

Mike: You probably already know this. It was common on these engines to drop valve seats if the engine got too warm. Staking in the seats would be a good plan. If a seat drops it takes out the whole...
Forum: Automotive Projects 10-11-2017, 12:03 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 122,064
Posted By mr.c
Mike: Which V-12 are you going to use? 5.3L...

Mike: Which V-12 are you going to use? 5.3L flathead or HE or a 6.0L?

Some (maybe most of the US imports) of the 5.3L flat heads had very low compression ratio 7.8 to 1 if I recall correctly. A...
Forum: Automotive Projects 09-20-2017, 08:52 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 66,509
Posted By mr.c
Are those wired edges or did you make them on...

Are those wired edges or did you make them on your pulmax with your "P" dies?
Forum: Miscellanous products related to metalshaping 09-15-2017, 10:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,309
Posted By mr.c
I was truly blessed. I can still hear chainsaws...

I was truly blessed. I can still hear chainsaws running. I didn't need mine. I have four or five oak trees tall enough to take out the house. All intact. The power on my street and the line that the...
Forum: Miscellanous products related to metalshaping 09-15-2017, 03:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,309
Posted By mr.c
I was wondering how you made out. We do have a...

I was wondering how you made out. We do have a few folks here in Florida that I have concerns for their well being. The storm was huge so everyone in Florida got hit. I sat up all night with the...
Forum: Miscellanous products related to metalshaping 09-14-2017, 05:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,309
Posted By mr.c
Stumps?

I took a walk to see how bad some friends got hit down the dirt road across the street. There was enough cut up oak stumps to supply a bunch of metalshapers. Most two foot diameter and some 3-4 foot...
Forum: Shop Safety 08-29-2017, 10:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 7,560
Posted By mr.c
I suffer from heavy metals toxicity (30+ years)....

I suffer from heavy metals toxicity (30+ years). It has ruined my life.
When I weld or use the plasma cutter, I (most of the time) have a CPAP machine that I replaced and use the old one in the...
Forum: General Discussion 08-08-2017, 07:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,514
Posted By mr.c
I was able to spend some time with Clay at THE...

I was able to spend some time with Clay at THE tent meeting in Robinson,IL (2004?). He made a comment that has stuck with me. As we were standing watching someone test drive one of his machines he...
Forum: General Discussion 05-24-2017, 01:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,533
Posted By mr.c
Is 1725 strokes/minute suitable for you? The Heck...

Is 1725 strokes/minute suitable for you? The Heck Trace-a-punch is a scotch yoke machine and it is a direct drive 1 1/2 HP 1725 rpm motor. It is rated for nibbling 1/8" stainless steel all day long....
Forum: General Discussion 05-20-2017, 01:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,105
Posted By mr.c
So it is a scotch yoke mechanism (the bronze...

So it is a scotch yoke mechanism (the bronze block). How was the wear on those pieces?
Forum: Welding Sheet Metal 04-27-2017, 12:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,014
Posted By mr.c
Oxidizing flame?

Oxidizing flame?
Forum: Events 04-05-2017, 11:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,223
Posted By mr.c
I had a great time at Pat's class and the...

I had a great time at Pat's class and the following redneck roundup. I learned a lot at Pat's class including a clever use of the TuckPuck with an arbor press. Silent shaping.
It was good to be...
Forum: Events 02-23-2017, 07:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 18,338
Posted By mr.c
Dinner's ready. Pull up a seat.

Dinner's ready. Pull up a seat.
Forum: Heads Up Announcements 02-22-2017, 03:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,551
Posted By mr.c
I took a look at the photos of both machines. The...

I took a look at the photos of both machines. The Heck is an early model like mine with the stripper foot that bolts on the side of the machine. This one has the stripper foot relocated further back...
Forum: Events 01-11-2017, 12:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,938
Posted By mr.c
Pat: I would like to be enrolled in your second...

Pat: I would like to be enrolled in your second class if it is not full.
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