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1. Re: Any amateur locksmiths? (score: 1)
Author: <>
Date: Thu, 2 Mar 2006 16:51:04 -0600 (CST)
The one I dealt with 5 years ago did just this. The fee was $10. The ease with which they cut through my "heavy-duty" shackle was a little disheartening.
/html/shop-talk/2006-03/msg00021.html (7,371 bytes)

2. Wheels - a long time ago (score: 1)
Author: <>
Date: Fri, 16 Dec 2005 11:06:48 -0600 (CST)
I was just doing some Random Thinking, and realized that someone on this group might actually know this, or where to find it... A few millinia ago, before the wheel, people came up with carts that sl
/html/shop-talk/2005-12/msg00241.html (7,240 bytes)

3. Re: Which brings me to my next question... (score: 1)
Author: <>
Date: Wed, 7 Sep 2005 15:42:19 -0500 (CDT)
I've heard that ALLDATA may be quite good for some vehicles. I was sorely disappointed with what I got for my '94 Nissan Quest. For some areas of the car, there was no information at all. Most of the
/html/shop-talk/2005-09/msg00012.html (8,089 bytes)

4. Re: Engineering 101 (score: 1)
Author: <>
Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2005 07:17:56 -0500 (CDT)
I really enjoy this type of discussion; several sources of experience and knowledge coming together to figure out how to build a "toy" !!! Now, Mike, at some point you're going to have to fess up and
/html/shop-talk/2005-07/msg00160.html (8,642 bytes)

5. Re: Shop lighting-l.e.d.s? (score: 1)
Author: <>
Date: Mon, 28 Mar 2005 16:39:45 -0600 (CST)
I'm looking at lighting options right now also. I've pretty much narrowed it down to fluorescent, considering 4' vs 8' tubes. For a pretty good overview of what's available in terms of sizes, types,
/html/shop-talk/2005-03/msg00135.html (8,233 bytes)

6. RE: Shop lighting-l.e.d.s? (score: 1)
Author: <>
Date: Mon, 28 Mar 2005 19:29:15 -0600 (CST)
Yep, only reason I looked at Sylvania is that's the brand that Lowe's carries. Home Depot carries Phillips. Do any of the big chains actually carry the GE fluorescent lamps?
/html/shop-talk/2005-03/msg00137.html (7,584 bytes)

7. Re: Vinyl storage shed (score: 1)
Author: "Lee Daniels" <>
Date: Mon, 6 Sep 2004 21:50:08 -0500
I got a 6x8 one of these at Sam's for about $250. I think it's a Rubbermaid brand. I put it on a pad of concrete garden tiles. Nice thick hard black rubber floor and the floors and roof mostly snap t
/html/shop-talk/2004-09/msg00039.html (8,047 bytes)

8. Re: Concrete driveway expansion joint repair/replacement (score: 1)
Author: "Lee Daniels" <>
Date: Mon, 19 Jul 2004 00:08:09 -0500
Here's what we're doing to all of these in Texas: 1. pry, dig, gouge, curse out the old boards. Use a narrow pry bar in the joint and another rod/stick/board on the ground perpendicular to the joint
/html/shop-talk/2004-07/msg00106.html (8,607 bytes)

9. McPherson strut replacement - fill with oil? (score: 1)
Author: "Lee Daniels" <>
Date: Fri, 4 Jun 2004 22:22:42 -0500
Just picked up a new pair of struts to replace the 150,000 mile (i.e., really shot) ones on my '94 Nissan Quest. Replacement procedure is simple enough: mark orientation, remove assembly, compress sp
/html/shop-talk/2004-06/msg00017.html (7,607 bytes)

10. cleaning gunk off of stuff (score: 1)
Author: "Lee Daniels" <>
Date: Thu, 24 Jun 2004 17:17:18 -0500
This topic has passed here before - but I can't remember the details. I've got a Jaguar with a couple of long-term slow oil leaks (engine oil and power steering oil) that have completely crudded up t
/html/shop-talk/2004-06/msg00150.html (7,385 bytes)

11. is the carport sturdy? (score: 1)
Author: "Lee Daniels" <>
Date: Tue, 23 Mar 2004 09:01:32 -0600
My dad is building a small carport; just enough to keep the sun off his car during the summer. He sunk six 4x4's and is now working on the rafters. Now he says he wonders if the 4x4's are strong enou
/html/shop-talk/2004-03/msg00120.html (7,086 bytes)

12. auto-body spray gun - for appliances? (score: 1)
Author: "Lee Daniels" <>
Date: Fri, 13 Feb 2004 13:04:19 -0600
In days of old I've painted a couple of cars with a hobby-quality gun, and got good results. But the paint was lacquer and dried immediately, before any dust or bugs found their way onto the surface.
/html/shop-talk/2004-02/msg00053.html (7,910 bytes)

13. Re: Uses for air compressor tank (score: 1)
Author: "Lee Daniels" <>
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2003 09:02:55 -0500
know Here's my top 10 list: 10. Stuff with explosives to make a nice warhead. 9. Still has the wheels? - Soapbox derby car! 8. Beer Keg? 7. Cut in half longwise - it's a barbecue pit. 6. If it's one
/html/shop-talk/2003-09/msg00091.html (7,811 bytes)

14. AOL blocking (score: 1)
Author: "Lee Daniels" <>
Date: Fri, 1 Aug 2003 13:33:10 -0500
Regarding AOL blocking the mailings: it may have something to do with the viruses that have been propogating recently, and they're using sender spoofing to make it look like they're co
/html/shop-talk/2003-08/msg00005.html (8,859 bytes)

15. modified Torx (score: 1)
Author: "Lee Daniels" <>
Date: Sun, 12 Jan 2003 16:18:21 -0600
I regularly come across fasteners that have a Torx-type recess in the head, but with an irritating modification. Right in the middle of the hole, there's a raised "pin". This effectively keeps you fr
/html/shop-talk/2003-01/msg00031.html (7,950 bytes)

16. Re: Tools Brands (score: 1)
Author: "Lee Daniels" <>
Date: Tue, 3 Dec 2002 14:58:08 -0600
Some Snap-on tools really are great quality, but as Kai said, shop around. The recent Snap-ons I've bought haven't been all that great. But the Snap-on brand Pozidriv screwdrivers I have are the best
/html/shop-talk/2002-12/msg00015.html (7,739 bytes)

17. Re: Cleaning oil off concrete (score: 1)
Author: "Lee Daniels" <>
Date: Fri, 8 Nov 2002 08:26:50 -0600
I've done this the same way for years, and haven't been disappointed. Get a bag of Oil-Dry or other similar stuff at the autoparts store. (20lb bag, about $5). Some say kitty-litter works too, it's t
/html/shop-talk/2002-11/msg00091.html (7,566 bytes)

18. Re: lighting configuration (score: 1)
Author: "Lee Daniels" <>
Date: Mon, 9 Sep 2002 14:25:29 -0500
I'm also getting ready to add some serious lighting to the garage/shop that came with the house I bought earlier this year. I've just about settled on getting the high-output (HO) fluorescent lightin
/html/shop-talk/2002-09/msg00033.html (7,997 bytes)

19. Re: Re:Lawn Sprinkler System (score: 1)
Author: "Lee Daniels" <>
Date: Sun, 25 Aug 2002 13:41:29 -0500
I agree that the RainBird "design service" will draw up a monster system for but I went ahead and did it (back when it was free; now it's $29.95, refundable upon purchase of parts). What it does is g
/html/shop-talk/2002-08/msg00217.html (7,784 bytes)

20. Re: How do you water them? (score: 1)
Author: "lee" <>
Date: Tue, 11 Jun 2002 20:45:10 -0400
Go to a horticultural vendor and you'll see long poles with a crook in the end, topped with a "shower head". They connect to a water hose. On-off valve near at the hose-connect. As for why they have
/html/shop-talk/2002-06/msg00090.html (7,564 bytes)

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