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Old 11-02-2011, 03:32 AM   #1366
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We traditional metal workers lost a giant in the craft due to galvanized stuff. It took two weeks after the event for him to go down, but Paw-Paw Wilson documented it for his last safety lesson. Here is a link worth reading. It's short, to the point, and parts of it are written by the victim.
http://www.anvilfire.com/iForge/tuto...n=safety3/demo

I will add that it's very unlikely that you would reach the temps needed using a firepit and, most likely, you would be using the pit out of doors so you've got good ventilation. But...........don't tell me that burning zinc fumes are non-toxic.
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Old 11-02-2011, 03:34 AM   #1367
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Set some simple rule, explain the consequences, and they do a pretty good job of governing themselves. If they dont, the learn the consequences firsthand and are extremely unlikely to make the same mistake again.
I will always remember my high school shop teacher as he went through the safety rules. After each safety lesson he would end it by working in the phrase "don't get blood on my tools!"

Shop class was very beneficial to me and even 30 some years later I'm still using skills and techniques I learned there.
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Old 11-02-2011, 09:10 AM   #1368
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I think the Zinc worry is not applicable to washer drums.
I tried to find evidence of Galvi being used for this purpose (searching the net) and could not.
I also never have seen either. It makes sense as left wet Zinc will produce a surface oxide which would stain clothes and be rough as well.

I did find this and similar:


There are 3 different types of materials used in washer tub construction.
  • Stainless Steel: The most durable choice and longest lasting
  • Porcelain Coated Steel: Very durable but porcelain can chip and the steel can rust.
  • Polymer Plastic: Durable, but it can get rough over time and increase wear on the clothes.
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Old 11-03-2011, 08:30 PM   #1369
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... But...........don't tell me that burning zinc fumes are non-toxic.
Ok, I'll concede that non-toxic is probably a stretch. My point was that "Like, lung replacement surgery type toxic." was a bit extreme... Moving on!

I bought an old Atlas/Craftsman 12x36 lathe, but wanted a proper stand.






I even used the lathe to make things! My learning curve is still pretty steep, but these are in my SL's engine and working well. Timing chain tensioner pulley, out of nylatron GSM (upper right). Made the new pin at lower right too:

Idler gear bushing:

They ain't much, but I have to start somewhere...
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Old 11-03-2011, 09:29 PM   #1370
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Ok, I'll concede that non-toxic is probably a stretch. My point was that "Like, lung replacement surgery type toxic." was a bit extreme... Moving on!

I bought an old Atlas/Craftsman 12x36 lathe, but wanted a proper stand.






I even used the lathe to make things! My learning curve is still pretty steep, but these are in my SL's engine and working well. Timing chain tensioner pulley, out of nylatron GSM (upper right). Made the new pin at lower right too:

Idler gear bushing:

They ain't much, but I have to start somewhere...

Awesome! A trifecta welding, carpentry and machining.
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Old 11-03-2011, 11:29 PM   #1371
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thats one tool i really wish i had.....

now what is that lil green/teal beasty ast first i thought it was a morris but the lines arnt right..definatly a mini/micro
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Old 11-04-2011, 05:13 AM   #1372
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It's a Fiat 600, actually the rip-snortin' 600D with the 767cc engine. Too many projects!
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Old 11-04-2011, 10:45 AM   #1373
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and there I was, scratching my head, wondering HOW you managed to weld up all those 1 by 1 lengths of wood . . . . . . . ;-}
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Old 11-04-2011, 10:49 AM   #1374
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and there I was, scratching my head, wondering HOW you managed to weld up all those 1 by 1 lengths of wood . . . . . . . ;-}
I had the same thought too. I the table would turn out real flimsy.
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Old 11-04-2011, 11:48 AM   #1375
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It's a Fiat 600, actually the rip-snortin' 600D with the 767cc engine. Too many projects!
My first cage as a kid. I see that they are now fitting motorcycle engines to these (and the 500) cars - I believe they go like hell!
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Old 11-04-2011, 11:49 AM   #1376
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ahh fiat ...must be an odd year or just an odd angle on that nose...nice to see im not the only one with a 4 wheeled thumper of sorts
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Old 11-04-2011, 08:06 PM   #1377
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these had been rattling around in the tool box for ages....





....so i made this little leather pouch.




one side....




.....the other....




....and a side on view.













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Old 11-04-2011, 08:12 PM   #1378
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....and a side on view.














Very cool! Mind sharing the details of how you did the stitching?
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Old 11-04-2011, 09:43 PM   #1379
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Very cool! Mind sharing the details of how you did the stitching?

It's just a traditional saddle stitch. Mark out the spacing for the stitches, then use this..............................





.........diamond bladed awl to make the holes. (It's steel, "diamond" refers to the shape).....................




...........and stitch it using waxed thread (traditionally linen, now mostly nylon)................






................with two harness needles, one on either end.

Apart from the pictured tools, all you need is a stitch marking wheel and some sort of clamp to hold the item while you stitch it. It's slow, but not hard to get a reasonable result. I'm a bit out of practice.....you can see my "reverse side" stitching is not as neat as it could be.

I reckon there'd be plenty of tutorials on the net.
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Old 11-06-2011, 02:06 PM   #1380
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Ok, I'll concede that non-toxic is probably a stretch. My point was that "Like, lung replacement surgery type toxic." was a bit extreme...


It's good for everyone to make their own choices regarding exposure and personal limits and I don't want to convince anyone of anything. This is outside my scope and apparently a non-issue in this case but it does seem like it might merit mention in this context. Just for the record I wasn't making it up; I have a professional acquaintance that did some cut and weld work on street lighting poles and as a result he's been sporting someone else's lungs for the last few years and has an odd yellowish pallor that would definitely be hard to fake.

Make the best choice for you... but in this instance make it an informed one, please.

Now the old joke about lung replacement surgery:

The worst thing about it is that for the first few coughs it ain't your phlegm.

uh, sorry...

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