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Author: "Tw Cook" <>
Date: Mon, 2 Oct 2000 17:35:00 -0500
That is probably not really enough compressor. I have a similar Craftsman setup. Using fine sand and a fine nozzle, it works if I wait pretty often for the compressor to catch up. If you watch the pr
/html/shop-talk/2000-10/msg00011.html (12,238 bytes)

2. Re: a weighty question (score: 1)
Author: "Tw Cook" <>
Date: Mon, 10 Jul 2000 22:27:43 -0500
... illegal. I'm glad I don't live in a place like that! I am blessed with at least a few legacy tools (a couple from a great-grandfather, a few from a grandfather, and quite a few from my father), a
/html/shop-talk/2000-07/msg00010.html (8,985 bytes)

3. Re: Porter-Cable 19.2V drills at Home Depot (score: 1)
Author: "Tw Cook" <>
Date: Mon, 3 Apr 2000 16:42:53 -0500
I have the 14.4v and have really liked it. In fact I have a lot of P-C tools, have had a very good experience with each of them. Wish I could think of a good excuse to go try to pick up one of the 19
/html/shop-talk/2000-04/msg00003.html (8,366 bytes)

4. Re: Turning brake rotor -> (score: 1)
Author: "Tw Cook" <>
Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2000 14:58:07 -0600
I'm blessed with reasonably competent nearby parts folks, but have been seeing TV ads for and now this reference. Have others had any experience with these? I suppose it might make goo
/html/shop-talk/2000-02/msg00138.html (7,457 bytes)

5. Re: Household tools! (score: 1)
Author: "Tw Cook" <>
Date: Wed, 8 Dec 1999 21:39:29 -0600
Lids from Pringles potato chip cans. Ideal for mixing JB Weld because they're translucent and you can look at the bottom and see if it is properly mixed all the way down. Tw
/html/shop-talk/1999-12/msg00067.html (7,047 bytes)

6. Re: The Ideal Shop HELP (score: 1)
Author: "Tw Cook" <>
Date: Wed, 22 Dec 1999 13:57:02 -0600
in not I've used a number of packages; Visio is pretty good, and at least has the advantage that you can use it for a lot of stuff beyond floorplans. However, Mark is right, there is nothing faster o
/html/shop-talk/1999-12/msg00132.html (9,633 bytes)

7. Re: OK, then...whose ratchets? (score: 1)
Author: "Tw Cook" <>
Date: Thu, 23 Dec 1999 14:54:27 -0600
Speaking of crescent wrenches, I recently picked up a Knipex "plier-wrench" which I now use where I used to use a crescent. There's a good photo of it at along with a
/html/shop-talk/1999-12/msg00154.html (9,156 bytes)

8. Re: The Ideal Shop HELP (score: 1)
Author: "Tw Cook" <>
Date: Sun, 26 Dec 1999 08:10:33 -0600
If you are referring to the white wallboard that you can write on like a whiteboard, it is called Melamine Wallboard. Here in Texas, you can get it at McCoys for about $10 per 4x8 sheet. Tw
/html/shop-talk/1999-12/msg00179.html (8,144 bytes)

9. Re: Tap and Die set (score: 1)
Author: "Tw Cook" <>
Date: Tue, 28 Dec 1999 10:38:49 -0600
That's a good strategy. I found that I could get good quality individual taps and dies from a local industrial bolt supply house for reasonable prices. This is especially handy if you need an unusual
/html/shop-talk/1999-12/msg00230.html (8,791 bytes)

10. Re: My First Real Tool Box! - Organization? (score: 1)
Author: "Tw Cook" <>
Date: Tue, 28 Dec 1999 11:34:10 -0600
Lee, I suspect this is a fairly religious question, but I'll answer from my perspective anyway. First, the top compartment will end up being more or less a junk collection from time to time, so just
/html/shop-talk/1999-12/msg00234.html (10,326 bytes)

11. Re: Shop security (score: 1)
Author: "Tw Cook" <>
Date: Thu, 30 Dec 1999 17:06:41 -0600
I had a friend who had an Alfa spyder who always carefully locked the doors but left the windows open. That way he figured that if his insurance agent asked 'was the car locked?' he could truthfully
/html/shop-talk/1999-12/msg00277.html (8,202 bytes)

12. Re: Router & router table incompatibility - got any ideas? (score: 1)
Author: "Tw Cook" <>
Date: Sun, 28 Nov 1999 21:18:47 -0600
Just get a P-C 69x series router motor and permanently mount it in the table. Way more handy than mounting/unmounting anyway, and they are not very expensive - you used to be able to buy them without
/html/shop-talk/1999-11/msg00240.html (8,292 bytes)

13. Re: general wrench question (score: 1)
Author: "Tw Cook" <>
Date: Fri, 13 Aug 1999 09:09:03 -0500
Sears carries them, just not in 1/4 inch drive. I stumbled on one of their 500 piece sets being gotten rid of cheap last year and it included a set of 3/8 and 1/2 inch drive 8 point sockets. - Tw Sea
/html/shop-talk/1999-08/msg00046.html (9,052 bytes)

14. Re: harbour freight recall (score: 1)
Author: "Tw Cook" <>
Date: Fri, 11 Jun 1999 22:20:55 -0500
I have (literally) tons of prickly pear. I can't seem to kill it, so surely it'll grow nearly anywhere. Anyone who wants to show up with a truck can have all they can haul. Or I'll gladly mail some f
/html/shop-talk/1999-06/msg00058.html (8,492 bytes)

15. Re: Craftsman Wrenches (score: 1)
Author: "Tw Cook" <>
Date: Wed, 23 Jun 1999 22:03:10 -0500
I have rarely had a Craftsman tool fail other than from abuse (screwdrivers as pry bars, and the time I dropped one across a battery and melted some places in it), but have never been questioned on a
/html/shop-talk/1999-06/msg00156.html (8,623 bytes)

16. Re: solder gun recommendations please (score: 1)
Author: "Tw Cook" <>
Date: Sat, 22 May 1999 07:37:41 -0500
I've got a Weller soldering gun that my Dad got sometime in the 40s (long before I was born) when he started a radio/tv repair business. It still works fine, and unless I run over it with a truck or
/html/shop-talk/1999-05/msg00107.html (8,370 bytes)

17. Re: solder gun recommendations please (score: 1)
Author: "Tw Cook" <>
Date: Sun, 23 May 1999 13:54:02 -0500
Larry, it is comforting to know that it will withstand that, although I may choose not to try it myself! Tw a (long no I
/html/shop-talk/1999-05/msg00115.html (9,967 bytes)

18. Re: solder gun recommendations please (score: 1)
Author: "Tw Cook" <>
Date: Mon, 24 May 1999 19:43:49 -0500
I have done this numerous times in the past when I didn't have a spare tip handy. They don't last nearly as long as the commercial tips, since they get hottest right at the tip and it deteriorates an
/html/shop-talk/1999-05/msg00122.html (8,656 bytes)

19. Re: Auto Transport Trailers (score: 1)
Author: "Tw Cook" <>
Date: Thu, 15 Apr 1999 15:32:23 -0500
Re swaying trailers - the trailer I'm currently using (belongs to a friend who conveniently doesn't have room to store it at his house) has an equalizing hitch, which includes anti-sway bars. I'd not
/html/shop-talk/1999-04/msg00044.html (8,348 bytes)

20. Re: Bolting Compressor to the floor (score: 1)
Author: "Tw Cook" <>
Date: Tue, 16 Mar 1999 17:30:22 -0600
I think these are called "Red Head" - they're similar to those drywall expandable bolts. I just used some of these which I got at Home Depot to anchor my deck to the house (original constructor hadn'
/html/shop-talk/1999-03/msg00059.html (9,477 bytes)

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