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1. FWD: VW engine as an air compressor (score: 1)
Author: (Thomas Walter)
Date: Wed, 3 Sep 97 08:13:19 CDT
A while back there was the discussion of using a VW engine as an air compressor. It has been done before, but I spotted this on the stationary-engine mailing list, and wanted to pass it along. All I
/html/shop-talk/1997-09/msg00004.html (9,277 bytes)

2. distributor machines - again (score: 1)
Author: (Thomas Walter)
Date: Thu, 4 Sep 97 15:42:37 CDT
Thinking of making up a simple distributor machine: Motor for 300 to 3000 rpm (which implies 600 to 6000rpm at the engine) - fine fo my needs. Timing Light. Degree wheel. Metal lathe -- custom made a
/html/shop-talk/1997-09/msg00006.html (7,418 bytes)

3. Re: Dial Indicator Set (score: 1)
Author: (Thomas Walter)
Date: Sat, 6 Sep 97 08:23:35 CDT
On the dial indicator... what do you plan on using it for? You mentioned looking for a "set" which seems interesting. First place I would start is by checking the web for the rec.crafts.metalworking
/html/shop-talk/1997-09/msg00013.html (7,603 bytes)

4. re: Cutting Brass (score: 1)
Author: (Thomas Walter)
Date: Thu, 11 Sep 97 14:33:34 CDT
Find someone who owns a metal bandsaw. (simplest, quickest). Properly adjusted they will cut straight. Metal lathe: nice cuts, more setup time. ;-) Chop Saw: uh, fine for steel... not so for brass.
/html/shop-talk/1997-09/msg00041.html (7,368 bytes)

5. Re: Cutting Brass (score: 1)
Author: (Thomas Walter)
Date: Fri, 12 Sep 97 08:06:58 CDT
Boy lots of feeback on this one! Sorry -- first time I missed that he was cutting TUBING. I was thinking of a 2" solid bar. Ya, tubing cutter is the best. I got a couple of people asking why I did no
/html/shop-talk/1997-09/msg00044.html (7,859 bytes)

6. Buying a metal lathe (tips) (score: 1)
Author: (Thomas Walter)
Date: Fri, 1 Aug 97 07:58:51 CDT
Other than the garage floor question (& no cooling ;-) seems there are the request for information about what to look for when buying a used metal lathe. Fellow who runs Meridian Machinery has a nice
/html/shop-talk/1997-08/msg00001.html (6,436 bytes)

7. Re: Shop vac (score: 1)
Author: (Thomas Walter)
Date: Tue, 26 Aug 97 15:48:10 CDT
You know how a vacuum cleaner is annoying with NOISE? Well a shop vac is three times as bad. Ya, also good for sucking up that 5 gallon bucket of latex paint that just fell over in the back of your
/html/shop-talk/1997-08/msg00031.html (8,044 bytes)

8. Muratic acid, and "restoring aluminum manifolds" (score: 1)
Author: (Thomas Walter)
Date: Thu, 3 Jul 97 07:43:04 CDT
I recall a neat tip about restoring an aluminum manifold that had been repaired by welding. The weld was sanded/ground down to match the surface height of the surrounding metal. Then using one of tho
/html/shop-talk/1997-07/msg00022.html (6,908 bytes)

9. Re: Emergency kit (score: 1)
Author: (Thomas Walter)
Date: Fri, 13 Jun 97 08:30:31 CDT
[snip to save bandwidth... adding a few comments below] Buy a new one... toss the old one into the trunk (you know it will fit when you are in the middle of West Texas!) duct tape will do make it DR
/html/shop-talk/1997-06/msg00024.html (9,486 bytes)

10. Re: Shop tool protection (score: 1)
Author: (Thomas Walter)
Date: Mon, 30 Jun 97 11:12:36 CDT
Kevin, Uh, this really will vary depending on the climate where you live. A light spray of WD-40 every couple of weeks should be fine. Having said that, I notice recommendations from Arizona, Hawaii
/html/shop-talk/1997-06/msg00078.html (7,495 bytes)

11. Re: How to convince my wife I need another car? (score: 1)
Author: (Thomas Walter)
Date: Fri, 2 May 97 11:28:21 CDT
Gee, I seem to have the opposite problem as everyone else: Everytime I see another roadster, and make the comment about not picking it up... my wife talks me into buying it! No sooner do I mention ne
/html/shop-talk/1997-05/msg00010.html (8,556 bytes)

12. Re: Broken Stud... (score: 1)
Author: (Thomas Walter)
Date: Fri, 21 Mar 97 08:40:16 CST
As Bob mentioned above, that is a trick: I have a small BALL END dremel bit. Only a 1/8" diameter, but with a steady hand seem to be able to get a "dimple" into the offending bolt. Once dimpled, my
/html/shop-talk/1997-03/msg00135.html (7,915 bytes)

13. Re: Parts Washer (score: 1)
Author: (Thomas Walter)
Date: Mon, 31 Mar 97 16:02:56 CST
Do they sell fire insurance? I think it is rated at something like a 140F flash point. I like the extra margin, especially in a hot Texas garage. Cheers, Tom Walter Austin, TX.
/html/shop-talk/1997-03/msg00178.html (6,844 bytes)

14. Re: BOUNCE shop-talk@Autox.Team.Net: Non-member submission from [ (Christopher Russell)] (score: 1)
Author: (Thomas Walter)
Date: Thu, 6 Feb 97 19:22:44 CST
One the 7 INCH-pound wrench, have you thought of making your own. Seriously a small version of a beam wrench. You know, that might be a fun weekend project (mill and lathe work). On calibration: I h
/html/shop-talk/1997-02/msg00020.html (9,326 bytes)

15. Re: Enco lathes (score: 1)
Author: (Thomas Walter)
Date: Wed, 26 Feb 97 07:30:13 CST
Keith, First step is to locate someone with a whole bunch of back issues of "The Home Shop Machinist". Read the letters to the editors about peoples comments. Typically most come to the conclusion t
/html/shop-talk/1997-02/msg00079.html (7,982 bytes)

16. Re: fuel injection cleaning kit (score: 1)
Author: (Thomas Walter)
Date: Mon, 6 Jan 97 13:27:42 CST
Niederhoff (??) made the kit I have. While there are all sort of adapters in there, admitted all you need are a few for your own & a few neighbors use (& limited makes of vehicles) Doesn't work for
/html/shop-talk/1997-01/msg00016.html (8,413 bytes)

17. Re: Grinders vs Buffers (score: 1)
Author: (Thomas Walter)
Date: Tue, 7 Jan 97 09:26:03 CST
For most of us working in a garage, space is a concern. I have my grinding wheel over on one side of the garage. An old motor (1725 rpm) on the other side of the garage. I use my bench vise to clamp
/html/shop-talk/1997-01/msg00026.html (8,799 bytes)

18. Re: Grinders vs Buffers (score: 1)
Author: (Thomas Walter)
Date: Tue, 7 Jan 97 11:13:31 CST
You're welcome! Something else that looked neat, but I don't have the space for: A roll around cabinet. Roughly 2' x 2' top surface. Side of drawers down each side (offset to the right). On the top
/html/shop-talk/1997-01/msg00032.html (8,716 bytes)

19. Aviation Books (was Re: Grinders vs Buffers) (score: 1)
Author: (Thomas Walter)
Date: Tue, 7 Jan 97 12:34:47 CST
Corrected information: Tony Bengelis is the author Books by Tony Bengelis: Firewall Forward Sportplane Construction Techniques Sportplane Builder Aircraft Construction Thanks to Richard George for th
/html/shop-talk/1997-01/msg00034.html (6,584 bytes)

20. RE: Fluke Automotive meters (score: 1)
Author: (Thomas Walter)
Date: Tue, 21 Jan 97 20:17:12 CST
On the FLUKE vs. the "inexpensive" meters.... BUY THE FLUKE! I bought one of those "METRIX" Brand knock offs, that cost about 1/2 the price. Quite happy at first, but couldn't figure out why my volta
/html/shop-talk/1997-01/msg00088.html (9,348 bytes)

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