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1. Gantry cranes....a follow-up (score: 1)
Author: "Gerald Brazil" <>
Date: Sat, 10 Apr 2004 15:02:59 -0400
A few months ago I asked this group for ideas about gantry cranes. I was considering building or buying one. If I built it I was looking at wood and steel as alternatives. I got a lot of good respons
/html/shop-talk/2004-04/msg00045.html (8,887 bytes)

2. RE: What do you call......... (score: 1)
Author: "Gerald Brazil" <>
Date: Sun, 11 Apr 2004 18:49:08 -0400
Steve do the research but before you do this be sure to check out where your water table is in early spring.....if I had put one of those in my pole barn I would have had a fish tank until about late
/html/shop-talk/2004-04/msg00051.html (8,313 bytes)

3. RE: Crap! (score: 1)
Author: "Gerald Brazil" <>
Date: Sun, 1 Feb 2004 23:04:54 -0500
Dave I'll give an unsolicited endorsement for a rodent eliminator that I have had complete success with. It is called a Rat Zapper. I bought it to get rid of chipmunks that decided my new deck would
/html/shop-talk/2004-02/msg00002.html (9,079 bytes)

4. How to build a lifting gantry for a chain fall..... (score: 1)
Author: "Gerald Brazil" <>
Date: Mon, 23 Feb 2004 22:10:47 -0500
I just bought an old tractor and am looking at an engine rebuild this spring/summer. I could probably pull it with my cherry picker but I'd feel more confident with the greater safety factor of a gan
/html/shop-talk/2004-02/msg00107.html (7,781 bytes)

5. A to build a gantry for a chain falls.... (score: 1)
Author: "Gerald Brazil" <>
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2004 19:00:30 -0500
Thanks to everybody who gave me a lot of good suggestions. I rejected the idea of wood because I wasn't confident that I would be able to build it well enough. I then explored making one out of steel
/html/shop-talk/2004-02/msg00138.html (7,750 bytes)

6. RE: Garage Door Adjustment (score: 1)
Author: "Gerald Brazil" <>
Date: Sun, 4 Jan 2004 19:50:22 -0500
One other thing.....David's description of the process is correct but I will add one thing which he implied, but didn't state explicitly..... Make sure you add the same number of twists to both the r
/html/shop-talk/2004-01/msg00004.html (9,811 bytes)

7. RE: Tools (score: 1)
Author: "Gerald Brazil" <>
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2004 14:55:17 -0500
I guess I'd cast my vote for my big two stage air compressor. It seems to get involved in everything I do. On a more basic level, I think I'd vote for a really good bench vise with removable copper j
/html/shop-talk/2004-01/msg00074.html (8,555 bytes)

8. Salamanders.. (score: 1)
Author: "Gerald Brazil" <>
Date: Sat, 6 Dec 2003 10:46:51 -0500
Well my 25 year old kerosene wick type space heat has finally given up the ghost. I would like to replace it with a salamander type heater. There are ones that are kerosene fueled and others that are
/html/shop-talk/2003-12/msg00019.html (6,988 bytes)

9. Can anybody explain this? (score: 1)
Author: "Gerald Brazil" <>
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2003 10:01:05 -0500
I was recently shopping at Menard's and saw a Stanley tool set that interested me. It was a set of combination open end and ratchet wrenches. The ratchet wrench end attracted me because it was fine t
/html/shop-talk/2003-11/msg00067.html (8,000 bytes)

10. Can anybody explain this,,,,clarification..... (score: 1)
Author: "Gerald Brazil" <>
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2003 20:23:30 -0500
This was not a case that the 7/16 had been ripped off by some was the plain fact that the set never included a 7/ went from 3/8 to 1/2 with no slot for the holder for a 7/16. Als
/html/shop-talk/2003-11/msg00089.html (7,010 bytes)

11. Can anybody explain this....a follow up (score: 1)
Author: "Gerald Brazil" <>
Date: Tue, 18 Nov 2003 06:05:06 -0500
WOW ! This produced almost as much chatter as raising the topic "air compressors"......sure learned a lot about who manufactures tools and who thinks what about what brands, but thus far nobody has h
/html/shop-talk/2003-11/msg00108.html (6,693 bytes)

12. RE: Cleaning old tools (score: 1)
Author: "Gerald Brazil" <>
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2003 07:10:52 -0500
Gary, I would recommend buying a gallon of Kroil and setting up a little "soak tub". Immerse a few tools in it for a day or so. Set up a table grinder with a soft wire wheel and after soaking, clean
/html/shop-talk/2003-11/msg00158.html (7,978 bytes)

13. RE: Cleaning old tools -- an alternative (score: 1)
Author: "Gerald Brazil" <>
Date: Mon, 24 Nov 2003 07:14:28 -0500
I just had another idea for Granddad's tools.....don't clean them up and put them on eBay as "primitives".....I never ceased to be amazed at what people will pay for old tools on e Bay...seems like t
/html/shop-talk/2003-11/msg00159.html (7,313 bytes)

14. RE: Single stage Snowblowers (score: 1)
Author: "Gerald Brazil" <>
Date: Tue, 30 Sep 2003 15:48:37 -0400
I use an old single stage Snapper and I live in Michigan. I just don't let the snow get ahead of me. I blow it before I get 6". A single stage model will be fine for what passes a snow in DC. --Origi
/html/shop-talk/2003-09/msg00174.html (7,945 bytes)

15. RE: Lifts (score: 1)
Author: "Gerald Brazil" <>
Date: Wed, 20 Aug 2003 20:42:43 -0400
I am using a 7k# lift on a 4" slab with no problems. Regularly lift a F Well, I've come to the end of my rope regarding not having a lift in my shop, so I'm going to buy one. Thinking about this one:
/html/shop-talk/2003-08/msg00086.html (8,289 bytes)

16. RE: Parts cleaner solvent opinions (score: 1)
Author: "Gerald Brazil" <>
Date: Fri, 18 Jul 2003 09:11:02 -0400
The problem with this is that you still have a disposal problem....While the Super Agitene is biodegradable all of that gunk you dissolved off of your dirty parts isn't. So how do you disposed of it
/html/shop-talk/2003-07/msg00090.html (9,439 bytes)

17. RE: Parts cleaner solvent opinions (score: 1)
Author: "Gerald Brazil" <>
Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2003 00:13:37 -0400
Actually they are very fussy about handling it. One time when it was time to replace it I just put a barrel of the dirty stuff in the back of my truck since I was going to be going near there place.
/html/shop-talk/2003-07/msg00092.html (8,564 bytes)

18. RE: Oil stains on concrete (score: 1)
Author: "Gerald Brazil" <>
Date: Sat, 26 Jul 2003 17:41:28 -0400
The best thing I have found for cleaning up oil drips is to use a blend of kitty litter (cheap is fine) and cement (not readymix stuff like Quickcrete)......I take a 3 gal. poly pail and fill it abou
/html/shop-talk/2003-07/msg00135.html (8,838 bytes)

19. RE: oh oh, what is wrong with my motor (score: 1)
Author: "Gerald Brazil" <>
Date: Sat, 10 May 2003 07:29:49 -0400
I am glad some stories have a happy ending....(let's hope it is the end) Many others wrote I should go to the dealer. I had planned on going at lunch time anyway but I found those needle bearings lat
/html/shop-talk/2003-05/msg00026.html (10,823 bytes)

20. RE: Lincoln AC-225 (score: 1)
Author: "Gerald Brazil" <>
Date: Sun, 11 May 2003 22:12:21 -0400
Don I'd second the recommendation that you start with gas. You will find that is has so many more uses like cutting things away, heating rusted nuts etc. Start by learning to braze and then move onto
/html/shop-talk/2003-05/msg00035.html (9,111 bytes)

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