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61. Re: Sears powder coat? (score: 1)
Author: Doug Braun <doug@dougbraun.com>
Date: Tue, 9 May 2006 09:54:28 -0700 (PDT)
Go to an upscale mall, and you can see really terribly ripped-up jeans for 2-300 dollars! I had a pile of about 6 worn-out Wrangler jeans, which cost me maybe $15 each at Target. I was thinking of go
/html/shop-talk/2006-05/msg00023.html (7,308 bytes)

62. RE: More Garage Floor Coating Questions (score: 1)
Author: Doug Braun <doug@dougbraun.com>
Date: Wed, 10 May 2006 17:04:06 -0700 (PDT)
Yes, I did the pressure wash and etch. It took longer than the actual painting, of course. It would be foolish to skip these steps on a non-new cement floor. Doug
/html/shop-talk/2006-05/msg00037.html (7,395 bytes)

63. Re: Installing a shower floor (score: 1)
Author: Doug Braun <doug@dougbraun.com>
Date: Fri, 19 May 2006 18:47:31 -0700 (PDT)
The purpose of the cement is to make the floor solid and rigid when you are stepping on it. So you want to minimize the amount of air gap between the cement and the floor. That's the theory, but I ha
/html/shop-talk/2006-05/msg00050.html (7,310 bytes)

64. Re: Installing a shower floor (score: 1)
Author: Doug Braun <doug@dougbraun.com>
Date: Fri, 19 May 2006 19:54:53 -0700 (PDT)
I think the original post was talking about a molded fiberglass or plastic shower floor that is intrinsically waterproof. The web site was talking about building up a floor from mortar and tiles, whi
/html/shop-talk/2006-05/msg00052.html (6,879 bytes)

65. Re: air jack cylinders (score: 1)
Author: Doug Braun <doug@dougbraun.com>
Date: Fri, 14 Jul 2006 12:37:17 -0400
I recently got some Krud-Kutter brand "The Must for Rust", which is a phosphoric-acid-based solution in a pump spray bottle. It worked better than I expected. I got it from McMaster. (Their NJ wareho
/html/shop-talk/2006-07/msg00019.html (7,527 bytes)

66. Shop Press? (score: 1)
Author: Doug Braun <doug@dougbraun.com>
Date: Wed, 9 Aug 2006 13:45:49 -0700 (PDT)
I was thinking of getting one of those low-end (e.g. Harbor Freight or Homier) 20-ton shop presses, the kind that are built around a big bottle jack and a steel frame. Are those worth owning, or wil
/html/shop-talk/2006-08/msg00006.html (7,235 bytes)

67. Re: Shop Press? (score: 1)
Author: Doug Braun <doug@dougbraun.com>
Date: Thu, 10 Aug 2006 05:50:31 -0700 (PDT)
So, how hard do you have to pull on the handle to get 20 tons of pressure? Obviously these cheap presses don't have a pressure gauge, but I guess you could calculate the total leverage and know the r
/html/shop-talk/2006-08/msg00013.html (7,363 bytes)

68. Re: flooring (score: 1)
Author: Doug Braun <doug@dougbraun.com>
Date: Sun, 20 Aug 2006 17:33:54 -0700 (PDT)
Wjen we moved last year, we ripped up the carpet in the finished basement and installed cork flooring. The flooring tiles were much heavier and denser than the usual bulletin-board type of cork. They
/html/shop-talk/2006-08/msg00053.html (6,979 bytes)

69. Technical Video Rental (score: 1)
Author: Doug Braun <doug@dougbraun.com>
Date: Sun, 20 Aug 2006 18:39:31 -0700 (PDT)
If you haven't heard of www.technicalvideorental.com, I recommend checking it out. I heard about it from an antique Ford web site, and since last Thursday, I've already gotten and watched two videos
/html/shop-talk/2006-08/msg00054.html (6,520 bytes)

70. RE: Mounting an electric hoist (score: 1)
Author: Doug Braun <doug@dougbraun.com>
Date: Tue, 22 Aug 2006 06:12:10 -0700 (PDT)
For lifting British car engines, you don't have to worry too much about "specs", except that it should be not too expensive, and not too hard to actually get. Last year I got a folding crane from a t
/html/shop-talk/2006-08/msg00070.html (8,340 bytes)

71. Re: Mounting an electric hoist (score: 1)
Author: Doug Braun <doug@dougbraun.com>
Date: Wed, 23 Aug 2006 19:05:44 -0700 (PDT)
Comt to think of it, for a one-time job lifting a dinky little engine from a Sprite that can be rolled back and forth, I'd just get about $20 worth of lumber and a come-along and rig up some sort of
/html/shop-talk/2006-08/msg00079.html (8,297 bytes)

72. Body Work on Work-Hardened Sheet Metal? (score: 1)
Author: Doug Braun <doug@dougbraun.com>
Date: Sat, 26 Aug 2006 20:21:40 -0700 (PDT)
I am trying to fix up some body sheet metal that got pretty banged up a long time ago, after which somebody bashed it into more or less the right shape and put tons of lead over it. I've removed the
/html/shop-talk/2006-08/msg00091.html (7,286 bytes)

73. Re: Removing Hardening (score: 1)
Author: Doug Braun <doug@dougbraun.com>
Date: Sun, 27 Aug 2006 15:17:03 -0700 (PDT)
Have you discussed this project with your wife? :-) Doug
/html/shop-talk/2006-08/msg00094.html (6,803 bytes)

74. Re: lawnmower repair redux (score: 1)
Author: Doug Braun <doug@dougbraun.com>
Date: Sun, 3 Sep 2006 14:42:43 -0700 (PDT)
About Sears: I saw a funny thing today at sears.com. I was looking at the Kenmore dehumidifiers they sell, and the Web site has an Amazon-esque thing where you can post reviews of their products. The
/html/shop-talk/2006-09/msg00003.html (7,229 bytes)

75. Re: lawnmower repair (score: 1)
Author: Doug Braun <doug@dougbraun.com>
Date: Sun, 3 Sep 2006 17:12:41 -0700 (PDT)
Here is yet another thing that can break and drive you nuts: The plastic tube that brings gas to the carb. I had a leaf blower where that tube got a crack, causing the carb to suck a mixture of air a
/html/shop-talk/2006-09/msg00006.html (6,480 bytes)

76. Re: 4 light hi-beams (score: 1)
Author: Doug Braun <doug@dougbraun.com>
Date: Sun, 10 Sep 2006 22:13:23 -0700 (PDT)
I wouldn't be at all surprised if something melted. Wiring on modern cars is surprisingly skinny. I bet they do thermal simulations on computers to figure exactly how skinny each wire can be without
/html/shop-talk/2006-09/msg00025.html (8,147 bytes)

77. Re: Garage door springs (score: 1)
Author: Doug Braun <doug@dougbraun.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Oct 2006 08:44:19 -0700 (PDT)
Over a several year period, I had 2 or 3 springs break on the garage doors of my old house. The first time it happened, the spring flew back and smashed into a light, and tore apart the (wooden) supp
/html/shop-talk/2006-10/msg00005.html (8,330 bytes)

78. RE: McMaster (was Garage door springs) (score: 1)
Author: Doug Braun <doug@dougbraun.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Oct 2006 12:09:02 -0700 (PDT)
McMaster is a great resourceand their NJ location is only 12 miles from my house. Just this morning I ran over there and picked up two sacks of sandblasting media. I had placed a will-call order the
/html/shop-talk/2006-10/msg00016.html (6,269 bytes)

79. Re: Garage door springs (score: 1)
Author: Doug Braun <doug@dougbraun.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Oct 2006 12:32:28 -0700 (PDT)
For dealing safely with regular garage door springs, there are two key rules: 1: Don't mess with them unless the door is all the way up! When the door is up, the springs have very little tension. 2:
/html/shop-talk/2006-10/msg00017.html (7,689 bytes)

80. Re: Frozen Lug nuts (score: 1)
Author: Doug Braun <doug@dougbraun.com>
Date: Thu, 12 Oct 2006 08:44:29 -0700 (PDT)
The drilling-a-hole thing sounds like a good idea, but be sure to also soak the nut-to-wheel joint. But first try tightening the nut (as hard as you tried loosening it) and then loosening it. I recen
/html/shop-talk/2006-10/msg00024.html (8,483 bytes)


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