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Forum: The Garage Today, 08:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 256
Posted By groundrules
This was on my dr350 when I bought it. you...

This was on my dr350 when I bought it. you could barely push the bike backwards because the hooks bound everything up.

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Forum: The Garage 02-26-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,866
Posted By groundrules
This. I wanna know. In part because Craftsman...

This. I wanna know. In part because Craftsman is having a big sale right now, and I need some deep sockets. I'm tempted to try them, but I'm still skeptical. ...
Forum: The Garage 02-24-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 672
Posted By groundrules
there was a thread on here once before about...

there was a thread on here once before about people home-brewing repairs by filling the chip voids, and more importantly, removing the little burr that is made by the rock (seems that was the real...
Forum: The Garage 02-19-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,959
Posted By groundrules
depends what model bosch, but I bought a new one...

depends what model bosch, but I bought a new one for the office for under $400. I'd spend top dollar if you're going to use it again, but man, the thing is going to be living in the dirt, and that's...
Forum: The Garage 02-19-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,959
Posted By groundrules
if you were closer, we'd be talking about a...

if you were closer, we'd be talking about a loaner. I'd at least consider buying the spade bit at Harbor Freight, as this isn't a real precision tool. You could buy the hammer there too, but I'm...
Forum: The Garage 02-19-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 861
Posted By groundrules
I like little bins, but one requirement for me is...

I like little bins, but one requirement for me is that they be covered somehow, as open ones tend to accumulate dust, sawdust, grinding grit, etc. Also, just the mere act of having to pull out a...
Forum: The Garage 02-19-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,959
Posted By groundrules
you can get a similarly-shaped, but tougher sled...

you can get a similarly-shaped, but tougher sled in the masonry isle at Home Depot. They make a trough for mixing concrete that would be good.
...
Forum: The Garage 02-09-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 927
Posted By groundrules
I just went through this same adventure with a AA...

I just went through this same adventure with a AA LED light. I still have yet to extract the batteries. I've tried to break down the corrosion, I've tried driving them out, but no luck. It's...
Forum: The Garage 02-04-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,556
Posted By groundrules
the crux on that set up is finding a perfectly...

the crux on that set up is finding a perfectly straight 1x for the guide. maybe a piece of aluminum would be mo' bettah?
Forum: The Garage 02-03-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,556
Posted By groundrules
so after all that, you went with the trials bike...

so after all that, you went with the trials bike :lol3
Forum: The Garage 02-03-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,556
Posted By groundrules
the first time you try to push a decent size...

the first time you try to push a decent size piece of lumber through that little guy, you'll know there's quite a difference in utility. I'm not just talkin' about cutting sheet of ply.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-03-2015, 03:42 PM
Replies: 4,610
Views: 755,218
Posted By groundrules
Dearest Centralians, I just put up a post on...

Dearest Centralians,
I just put up a post on the big board trying to hawk my dining room table and chairs. More photos at the link:
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1041375
...
Forum: The Garage 02-03-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,556
Posted By groundrules
also, if you want to go cheap and portable, and...

also, if you want to go cheap and portable, and end up with the little guy, I have to say that a good companion to a table saw in the cheap and portable vein is this Kreg guide. I like/use it so...
Forum: The Garage 02-03-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,556
Posted By groundrules
choosing between the portable saw and the...

choosing between the portable saw and the powermatic cabinet is like saying 'hmmm, really torn between the TW200 and that KTM 1190 Adventure'.

There's SOOO much in between. I scored an awesome...
Forum: The Garage 01-27-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 904
Posted By groundrules
seems like a good use for ramsets...

seems like a good use for ramsets (http://www.ramset.com.au/Product/Detail/83/DynaSet-Drop-in-Anchors):

expansion style: ...
Forum: Upcoming 01-26-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,281
Posted By groundrules
puttin' the smoke in The Smokies!

puttin' the smoke in The Smokies!
Forum: The Garage 01-26-2015, 12:37 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,118
Posted By groundrules
based on this thread, I picked up a pair of the...

based on this thread, I picked up a pair of the Riggs (wrangler?) pants for $25. They come in carpenter style and "ranger" which is more of a cargo pants setup. I went with the latter, because I...
Forum: The Garage 01-21-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,510
Posted By groundrules
it's runnin' your finger down that fresh bead to...

it's runnin' your finger down that fresh bead to smooth 'er out that's the tricky part.
Forum: The Garage 01-12-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,261
Posted By groundrules
thread drift a bit- is there a similar tester...

thread drift a bit- is there a similar tester that one can use for power tool batteries? I have a bunch of 12v NiCads, and having rebuilt some myself, as well as paid others to rebuild, I'd love a...
Forum: The Garage 01-09-2015, 06:55 AM
Replies: 1,151
Views: 221,487
Posted By groundrules
did you get the 500 lb or the 1000 lb one? I...

did you get the 500 lb or the 1000 lb one? I think i'm going to go this route, simply so I can move bikes around while lifted (and stored vertically).
Forum: The Garage 01-07-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,968
Posted By groundrules
Said the guy named 'squish' :lol3:lol3

Said the guy named 'squish' :lol3:lol3
Forum: The Garage 01-06-2015, 02:56 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,033
Posted By groundrules
Yeah, I kinda did the same- bought for one...

Yeah, I kinda did the same- bought for one specific cut during a remodel, I told my GF that cut cost about 50 bucks an inch. It has since proven itself invaluable as other odd situations crop up.
Forum: The Garage 01-06-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,033
Posted By groundrules
http://www.familyhandyman.com/tools/power-tools/os...

http://www.familyhandyman.com/tools/power-tools/oscillating-tool-uses/view-all

http://www.popularmechanics.com/home/improvement/interior/10-jobs-you-can-do-with-a-multitool#slide-1
Forum: The Garage 01-06-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,033
Posted By groundrules
there was a tangent of this conversation in the...

there was a tangent of this conversation in the Harbor Freight thread, so some of these comments are duplicates, but let me re-hash a couple of thoughts:

-cordless probably isn't gonna have the...
Forum: The Garage 12-27-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 1,151
Views: 221,487
Posted By groundrules
I bought the hanging tool cabinet and hung it...

I bought the hanging tool cabinet and hung it yesterday. It gets a mild pass. It's typical HF sheet metal quality, meaning it goes together, but it's no bank vault. I wanted storage, specifically...
Forum: The Garage 12-19-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,082
Posted By groundrules
Schumacher makes a dual voltage charger that I...

Schumacher makes a dual voltage charger that I use to solve this problem. not expensive.
Forum: The Garage 12-19-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 4,618
Views: 635,842
Posted By groundrules
Thanks for this, as well as all the other...

Thanks for this, as well as all the other previous advice given by others. I have messed with it a bit more since asking, and it does seem like a case of operator error rather than a machine issue. ...
Forum: The Garage 12-15-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,381
Posted By groundrules
I'm setting up shop in the basement and after...

I'm setting up shop in the basement and after hanging cabinets, my GF said 'you're going to put up a calendar of bikini girls in here aren't you?'

Me: <silence>(silence)

Her: I'll get you the...
Forum: The Garage 12-15-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,815
Posted By groundrules
I had one hole wallow out because the carbide tip...

I had one hole wallow out because the carbide tip on the drill lost a tooth, and it started to wobble before I knew what had happened. But all and all, a successful mission.

EDIT: just for the...
Forum: The Garage 12-15-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,815
Posted By groundrules
yes, this is basically what I did. The top of...

yes, this is basically what I did. The top of the cabinet is bolted into the sill on the top of the block wall. The tapcons are holding this lower nailer in. The lower portion is all shear force,...
Forum: The Garage 12-13-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,815
Posted By groundrules
well, like I said, I'm hanging a lot of the...

well, like I said, I'm hanging a lot of the weight from the sill above, but even a 3/8th tapcon has a shear rating of around 750 lbs, and I'd be using a whole lot more than one.
Forum: The Garage 12-13-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 1,181
Views: 429,535
Posted By groundrules
love it!

love it!
Forum: The Garage 12-13-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,815
Posted By groundrules
Thanks. You think the PL400 would have any...

Thanks. You think the PL400 would have any issues sticking to dryloc paint? I'm a little hesitant to glue, as I'm not sure this will be the final configuration. But, I do have access to the sill...
Forum: The Garage 12-13-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,815
Posted By groundrules
Tapcons - in block or in mortar joint?

what say the masses? I'm going to be hanging some old upcycled kitchen cabinets in the basement shop and and I intend to use tapcons into the block wall to hold 2x lumber as furring strips to screw...
Forum: The Garage 12-08-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 4,618
Views: 635,842
Posted By groundrules
I have a Lincoln weldpack HD flux core only...

I have a Lincoln weldpack HD flux core only machine, and one problem I seem to have consistently is getting a steady arc. The arc seems to cut out a lot with lots of stops and starts, like there's...
Forum: The Garage 11-25-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 1,151
Views: 221,487
Posted By groundrules
I am a happy owner of the black 4-drawer unit,...

I am a happy owner of the black 4-drawer unit, and while I can't speak to specifics on the 5 drawer, I am perfectly pleased with the quality of what I have. I find the height of the under-drawer...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-24-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 4,610
Views: 755,218
Posted By groundrules
Ohioans: I just put a GP5500 generator up on the...

Ohioans: I just put a GP5500 generator up on the big board if any of y'all might be interested. LINK: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1025763
...
Forum: The Garage 11-24-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 1,151
Views: 221,487
Posted By groundrules
yeah, I bought an expensive oscillating tool and...

yeah, I bought an expensive oscillating tool and even though I spent more, I still feel like I can say the same. The first time I used it during our remodel, I said to my GF "well, that cut was...
Forum: The Garage 11-21-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,885
Posted By groundrules
just my opinion, for what it's worth- mesh is...

just my opinion, for what it's worth- mesh is fine, tied rebar is overkill/not necessary.
Forum: The Garage 11-20-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 1,151
Views: 221,487
Posted By groundrules
yes.

yes.
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