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1. Here's something for you woodworkers..... (score: 1)
Author: "Gerald Brazil" <>
Date: Wed, 30 Nov 2005 11:30:02 -0500
shop-talk supported in part by Fat Chance Garage I am thinning out my library. I have 16 volumes of the Time-Life books, "The Art of Woodworking". I believe this is a compl
/html/shop-talk/2005-11/msg00145.html (6,842 bytes)

2. RE: Patching an oil pan (score: 1)
Author: "Gerald Brazil" <>
Date: Wed, 3 Aug 2005 09:45:59 -0400
How bad is the hole? If just a pin hole, like from a rock, I have had success by using a large short sheet metal screw, like a # 10 or #12 and putting a small O ring under it and screwing it in tight
/html/shop-talk/2005-08/msg00006.html (7,812 bytes)

3. Oil for 2 cycle engines.... (score: 1)
Author: "Gerald Brazil" <>
Date: Mon, 25 Jul 2005 10:17:44 -0400
I have 3 tools with 2 cycle engines. Each one requires a different mix ratio. The other day I went to the hardware store to buy come 2 cycle oil and I was complaining to the clerk about having to hav
/html/shop-talk/2005-07/msg00134.html (7,053 bytes)

4. Low water pressure....a follow-up (score: 1)
Author: "Gerald Brazil" <>
Date: Sat, 8 Jan 2005 15:46:12 -0500
A few weeks ago I posted a question about a problem I was having with low water pressure on my well supplied house water. My thanks to all who gave me advice. It helped me diagnose my problem and sol
/html/shop-talk/2005-01/msg00045.html (7,686 bytes)

5. A well problem...... (score: 1)
Author: "Gerald Brazil" <>
Date: Thu, 16 Dec 2004 19:40:12 -0500
Since there is no doubt somebody in this group that knows something about this I thought I'd throw my problem out for feedback.... I live in suburbia and have a water well. The last few month I have
/html/shop-talk/2004-12/msg00111.html (7,210 bytes)

6. A question about Hypoid gear oil..... (score: 1)
Author: "Gerald Brazil" <>
Date: Thu, 18 Nov 2004 09:41:22 -0500
I have a 1958 MF tractor that I left outside most of the summer. When I checked the fluid level in the gear case which holds both the transmission/PTO and the hydraulics for the 3 point hitch I notic
/html/shop-talk/2004-11/msg00066.html (7,457 bytes)

7. RE: cutting torch or?? (score: 1)
Author: "Gerald Brazil" <>
Date: Thu, 21 Oct 2004 10:08:14 -0400
I don't know anything about them but, I just saw a Sears ad for a two blade, counter rotating circular saw with carbide tip blades that is supposed to be able to saw anything. It obviously would have
/html/shop-talk/2004-10/msg00072.html (8,322 bytes)

8. RE: pouring a new concrete garage floor (score: 1)
Author: "Gerald Brazil" <>
Date: Tue, 26 Oct 2004 06:47:30 -0400
Mark have you given any thought to having the existing floor re-leveled? Might be a lot cheaper and far less hassle. I had my drive and sidewalk "mud jacked" and have been very pleased with the resul
/html/shop-talk/2004-10/msg00124.html (8,146 bytes)

9. RE: Two Stroke Oil (score: 1)
Author: "Gerald Brazil" <>
Date: Tue, 25 Apr 2006 22:53:30 -0400
I've been using this stuff about a year now. Not long enough for a good test but long enough to know it won't cause a catastrophic failure. I started buying it at a rental place and they say that's w
/html/shop-talk/2006-04/msg00098.html (7,979 bytes)

10. RE: Painting vinyl exterior siding (score: 1)
Author: "Gerald Brazil" <>
Date: Sat, 6 May 2006 20:52:41 -0400
All, I am thinking about painting the outside of my house myself (my wife's idea). It's old vinyl siding. Some questions: prep of the vinyl for painting. what to do and what to use for cleaning the s
/html/shop-talk/2006-05/msg00003.html (7,469 bytes)

11. RE: Rodents (score: 1)
Author: "Gerald Brazil" <>
Date: Mon, 8 May 2006 22:19:38 -0400
I have, of necessity, become somewhat of an expert on rodent elimination. We have a ranch in the Flint Hills area of Kansas. To say it is remote is an understatement. The house is used only two month
/html/shop-talk/2006-05/msg00018.html (9,447 bytes)

12. RE: question on bandsaws ?? (score: 1)
Author: "Gerald Brazil" <>
Date: Thu, 10 Aug 2006 21:10:21 -0400
John, I bought one model of a HF bandsaw that is a variable speed. I buy the expensive bi-metal blades, both wood cutting and metal cutting. It works satisfactorily for both metal and wood. The bi-me
/html/shop-talk/2006-08/msg00024.html (8,021 bytes)

13. RE: Removing Busted Taps and Fasteners (score: 1)
Author: "Gerald Brazil" <>
Date: Thu, 7 Sep 2006 21:55:32 -0400
I had broken off a tap in a head once and couldn't get it out. I took it to a tool and die shop. The guy did it while I waited and I got to see how simple it was. He had a VERY OLD junker drill press
/html/shop-talk/2006-09/msg00017.html (7,729 bytes)

14. RE: Frozen Lug nuts - Actually use Kroil instead of PB Blaster (score: 1)
Author: "Gerald Brazil" <>
Date: Tue, 17 Oct 2006 11:46:41 -0400
Here! Here! For Kroil..... it is worth the price and the trouble to order it by mail..... not only is it great for loosening things, it is great for cleaning and polishing things on a wire wheel....
/html/shop-talk/2006-10/msg00052.html (7,279 bytes)

15. RE: Need a 3/4 HP Motor (score: 1)
Author: "Gerald Brazil" <>
Date: Thu, 19 Oct 2006 19:37:13 -0400
Jon, I've had good luck with Dealers Electric Motor Bldg. 123, Brooklyn Navy Yard Brooklyn, NY 11205 +1 (718) 522-1110 If you have all the specs on the motor you need
/html/shop-talk/2006-10/msg00066.html (6,848 bytes)

16. RE: Measuring tool recommendations? (score: 1)
Author: "Gerald Brazil" <>
Date: Tue, 14 Nov 2006 19:51:14 -0500
I'll second the recommendations for the "el cheapo" units from Enco or Harbor Freight. They are so cheap I have one in the basement and one in the garage. From time to time I will validate them again
/html/shop-talk/2006-11/msg00082.html (9,570 bytes)

17. RE: Air line piping (score: 1)
Author: "Gerald Brazil" <>
Date: Sat, 23 Dec 2006 16:05:36 -0500
I haven't bothered to read all the replies, so if somebody has already mentioned this, my apologies.... Two solutions: A) Harbor Freight sells a pipe threading kit for about $40...if you want to do i
/html/shop-talk/2006-12/msg00150.html (9,420 bytes)

18. RE: Air line piping (score: 1)
Author: "Gerald Brazil" <>
Date: Sat, 23 Dec 2006 22:05:23 -0500
Yes, that's it....guess I am getting a little dyslexic.....Air Chem....Chem Air.....well I was close enough that somebody figured it out... One other thing to remember.....make a flexible connection
/html/shop-talk/2006-12/msg00152.html (9,123 bytes)

19. RE: New theory of mine (humor, hoping to start a fun thread) (score: 1)
Author: "Gerald Brazil" <>
Date: Thu, 4 Jan 2007 10:04:13 -0500
That tool should obviously be called a "pickle fork"...... OK, I have new theory that I'm curious if I'm right about. The theory is based on the fact that you can tell a "self-taught" mechanic from o
/html/shop-talk/2007-01/msg00053.html (9,585 bytes)

20. RE: New theory of mine (humor, hoping to start a fun thread) (score: 1)
Author: "Gerald Brazil" <>
Date: Thu, 4 Jan 2007 10:38:36 -0500
Of course there is always the old standard in the British car manuals....."use a suitable brass drift".....that means use a brass punch a little smaller than the pin you are trying to punch out.
/html/shop-talk/2007-01/msg00060.html (9,206 bytes)

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