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Forum: The Garage 04-17-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 997
Posted By Desert Skies
Personally, I would prefer an engineered building...

Personally, I would prefer an engineered building with proper columns so you wouldn't have posts in the middle of the floor space. Pouring a floor in an existing structure is also a pain.
Forum: The Garage 04-16-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,213
Posted By Desert Skies
I have air ratchets but I picked up a Milwaukee ...

I have air ratchets but I picked up a Milwaukee M12 ratchet to do some boat work and have to say, I'm quit pleased with it. They come in 1/4 and 3/8 and the plus side, it's quiet.
...
Forum: The Garage 03-30-2015, 06:48 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 18,269
Posted By Desert Skies
Thanks, all channel is 3" and the deck supports...

Thanks, all channel is 3" and the deck supports are 1.5 x 3/16 angle which I replaced with 3" channel laying down when I upgraded the deck to bar grate.

Deck is 4'x10' which I had to make long...
Forum: The Garage 03-25-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 563
Views: 287,013
Posted By Desert Skies
Here is another use I found for those aluminum...

Here is another use I found for those aluminum gas sample bottles.

I rolled some flat bar to match the radius of the bottle.
...
Forum: Equipment 03-17-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 791
Posted By Desert Skies
I will have to look at this one, seems they...

I will have to look at this one, seems they addressed the visor on this version.
Forum: Equipment 03-17-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 791
Posted By Desert Skies
I bought an Aria XD4, fit was good but after an...

I bought an Aria XD4, fit was good but after an hour wearing around the house, I got a splitting headache. It did fit my melon but the two seams in the back of the liner are hard and press right on...
Forum: The Garage 03-16-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,053
Posted By Desert Skies
I picked up a Miller Diversion 180 last year. ...

I picked up a Miller Diversion 180 last year. New to TIG but been welding gas, stick and MIG for years. The one knob, one switch approach works very well for me, easy to setup and pretty much pedal...
Forum: The Garage 03-12-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 563
Views: 287,013
Posted By Desert Skies
Just a reservoir. I've had to use it twice so...

Just a reservoir. I've had to use it twice so far but it's easy to remove for use and refilling.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 564
Views: 71,154
Posted By Desert Skies
Same here I but would also like to be paid the...

Same here I but would also like to be paid the labor rate too since I did the work. :wink:
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 564
Views: 71,154
Posted By Desert Skies
What a load. :lol3 "BMW is aware of one...

What a load. :lol3

"BMW is aware of one failure to date as a result of these cracks forming from over tightening beyond the recommended torque settings."
Forum: The Garage 03-12-2015, 06:09 AM
Replies: 563
Views: 287,013
Posted By Desert Skies
Here's another little project for the DR. ...

Here's another little project for the DR.

Took a couple aluminum sample gas bottles like this one.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v249/DesertSkies/DR%20Spare%20Fuel/IMG_0241800.jpg

Cut...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-11-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,728
Posted By Desert Skies
Link?

Link?
Forum: The Garage 03-11-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 563
Views: 287,013
Posted By Desert Skies
Thanks! Yea, I traded running bars and chasing...

Thanks! Yea, I traded running bars and chasing wimmins for shop tooling. :lol3

The bender is just a standard tubing bender. I didn't heat the tubing but did clamp the bender in a bench vice.
Forum: The Garage 03-11-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 563
Views: 287,013
Posted By Desert Skies
Some great stuff here... :freaky I build...

Some great stuff here... :freaky

I build allot of things, here is a tail rack I did for my DR.

Started bending some 1/2" chromoly.
...
Forum: The Garage 03-11-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,318
Posted By Desert Skies
Not to forget the TIG as a foot controlled...

Not to forget the TIG as a foot controlled defibrillator when used without the accompanying ground clamp.

Plasma also when trying to catch the drop with the free hand.
Forum: The Garage 03-11-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,318
Posted By Desert Skies
I've caught my wife using one of my wood chisels...

I've caught my wife using one of my wood chisels for a screw driver. I'm just glad she didn't spring a leak.
Forum: The Garage 03-11-2015, 07:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,318
Posted By Desert Skies
Glad to see I'm not misusing any of these tools.

Glad to see I'm not misusing any of these tools.
Forum: The Garage 03-09-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 18,269
Posted By Desert Skies
Late to the game as usual. I've built a few, I...

Late to the game as usual. I've built a few, I needed a trailer to haul the wife's touring lounge on long trips where she didn't want to do the highway miles. I didn't want to carry ramps and a...
Forum: The Garage 03-03-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,820
Posted By Desert Skies
Before I bought a HF lift table, Here's my home...

Before I bought a HF lift table, Here's my home brew answer.

The table.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v249/DesertSkies/GS%20Junk/IMG_87111023.jpg

The lift.
...
Forum: The Garage 03-02-2015, 06:18 AM
Replies: 3,094
Views: 441,460
Posted By Desert Skies
Got bored so I took an aluminum gas sample...

Got bored so I took an aluminum gas sample bottle, cut the bottom off and welded some brackets on it to make a holster for my preheat torch.
...
Forum: The Garage 02-23-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 3,094
Views: 441,460
Posted By Desert Skies
I built a set of swivel speaker pods and a...

I built a set of swivel speaker pods and a console electronics mount for the kids pontoon.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v249/DesertSkies/Monark%20Repair/IMG_2068%201_zpscoer1mfp.jpg
...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-17-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,753
Posted By Desert Skies
Yep, expect to see lots of hiking boots on the...

Yep, expect to see lots of hiking boots on the porch.
Forum: The Garage 02-17-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 3,094
Views: 441,460
Posted By Desert Skies
Looks doable. Each pipe would only have to...

Looks doable. Each pipe would only have to support 1/4 the total weight.

I like this mod, will do something similar to allow me to lift my mower and UTV. :thumb

I will probably go with square...
Forum: The Garage 02-16-2015, 05:41 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 21,492
Posted By Desert Skies
Woodworking and welding, the two just seem to go...

Woodworking and welding, the two just seem to go good together. :thumb
Forum: The Garage 02-12-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 21,492
Posted By Desert Skies
I'm a cheap bastige so I make a lot of tools and...

I'm a cheap bastige so I make a lot of tools and fixtures. Here are a couple.

R1200 filter wrench.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v249/DesertSkies/GS%20Junk/IMG_6994_800.jpg
...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-12-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,743
Posted By Desert Skies
Give Ralph Delmar a call down in Terlingua. He...

Give Ralph Delmar a call down in Terlingua. He is cutting back on moto wrenching but maybe can help you out of a jam. He may still have some tires around.

http://www.cycletek.net/

Also, make...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-09-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,753
Posted By Desert Skies
Locals are fairly protective of their property...

Locals are fairly protective of their property and don't take kindly to people exploring their private roads.

If you are looking for more riding than the park has, check out;

Big Bend Ranch...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-09-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,883
Posted By Desert Skies
But here in TX, if passed, it will take a several...

But here in TX, if passed, it will take a several generations before all drivers understand it is legal. So, I"m guessing I'll never do it. Too many big jacked trucks in traffic for me on my little...
Forum: The Garage 02-07-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,409
Posted By Desert Skies
First, size your images to make them more forum...

First, size your images to make them more forum friendly.

Second, Gorilla Glue and clamps can be your friend.
Forum: The Garage 02-06-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,795
Posted By Desert Skies
This place kills me. The OP was looking for...

This place kills me. The OP was looking for info, found it, made his choice but yet the suggestions go on. :lol3
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-06-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 928
Posted By Desert Skies
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v249/DesertSkies...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v249/DesertSkies/Hill%20Country/IMG_8015800.jpg
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-06-2015, 09:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 928
Posted By Desert Skies
Trick I use in the Hill Country for hot weather...

Trick I use in the Hill Country for hot weather riding is a full face saturated with water and ride with the visor down and vents open. Can you say evaprotive cooling? :thumb
Forum: The Garage 02-05-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,035
Posted By Desert Skies
I used 3/4 ply and covered it with melamine on...

I used 3/4 ply and covered it with melamine on some the benches in my garage and sdop. Fairly oil resistant and cheap, around $13 for a 4x8 sheet so once you do bugger it up, pull the old off and...
Forum: The Garage 02-04-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,795
Posted By Desert Skies
:thumb Good idea... .

:thumb

Good idea...


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Forum: The Garage 02-04-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,795
Posted By Desert Skies
The Pop Mech guide will have the same tear out...

The Pop Mech guide will have the same tear out protection as the track saw as the blade is against the edge of the guide.

I don't have to re saw on the table saw so that's not an issue. I also...
Forum: The Garage 02-04-2015, 06:10 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,795
Posted By Desert Skies
Sure it's not but if you're not cutting panels...

Sure it's not but if you're not cutting panels regularly, why spend $600 for a saw to do a job you don't do that often? I've cut a lot of panels for doors and table tops as well as ply that I...
Forum: The Garage 02-04-2015, 05:35 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,795
Posted By Desert Skies
Hell, if you're just thinking of cutting panels,...

Hell, if you're just thinking of cutting panels, instead of the expensive Festool, buy a quality circular saw and make your own guide. A lot cheaper and the saw can be used for other cuts.

How to...
Forum: The Garage 02-03-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,795
Posted By Desert Skies
I had forgot about this. Mine is starting ti take...

I had forgot about this. Mine is starting ti take a shit so looks like a good opportunity to apply $100 towards a good 12" compound miter. :thumb
Forum: The Garage 02-03-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,795
Posted By Desert Skies
I also have a router mounted in mine which is...

I also have a router mounted in mine which is damned handy for making the cope cuts for door rails. I had a custom bit set maid for my cabinet doors.
...
Forum: The Garage 02-03-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,795
Posted By Desert Skies
I have built a lot of the furniture and all the...

I have built a lot of the furniture and all the cabinets in our house. A big saw isn't only for big sheets, I use it for tenons and all sorts of specialty cuts. It plus side of a good cabinet saw...
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