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  1. The Garage Project lives

    bump for a very old thread.

    Have been away for waaaaay too long and thought I'd give an update on the garage project. Can't believe how long it's been. Anyways, we began site prep a few weeks ago...
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    hardware storage and other storage

    felt compelled to dig out some pics of the last shop. For most f my stuff, I have smaller items stored in tool boxes with the tools they go with. For plumbing, all the fittings, pvc stuff, glue and...
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    Re: hardware storage

    Yes, there is a definite divide between wood and metal. I have built most of my shelving and storage items from wood, but friends do comment whenever they see me cutting lumber, knowing I spend alot...
  4. Re: New Home Construction - the do's and don'ts thread

    As if heavy electrical cable isn't hard enough to manuever when it's room temp, it's downright miserable to work with in the cold. Were you running through joists, or using clips? I ran 46 feet of...
  5. Re: New Home Construction - the do's and don'ts thread

    Art: Yes, I used Shark Bites for the first time and they worked great. My new supply lines to the sink are PEX, so I found a good spot to make a junction from copper to the PEX, and they worked...
  6. Re: New Home Construction - the do's and don'ts thread

    Thanks Scott;

    Art (and Cebby), here's a link to some pics.http://picasaweb.google.com/neuswede

    I loaded up some of the early pics of the damage and floor repairs, cutting down and chipping up...
  7. Re: New Home Construction - the do's and don'ts thread

    Well, it has been an incredible odyssey these past few weeks. Finally was able to get to the cabling of the house for cable and internet connections, and am back on-line after about 3 weeks.

    As I...
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    Re: Craftsman Air Ratchet Q?

    Sear warranty does have a nasty clause in it...tehy can now replace your tool with one that has been refurbished. Found this out the hard way about 2 years ago. A brand new flex head ergo handle 3/8...
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    Re: Chop saw vs. Cold saw

    I have a Makita chop saw, and I think when you use the term "chop", you can probably assume inaccuracy. Chopping to me denotes close to acceptable, while cutting denotes a greater degree of accuracy...
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    Re: Check out what I drove this weekend!!!

    Probably not as COOL as driving a locomotive, but I did have some fun with my vintage race car at The US Vintage Grand Prix at Watkins Glen a few weeks ago. This was my first time at The Glen, and if...
  11. Thread: Rim clamp

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    Re: Rim clamp

    I have a little first hand knowledge of the process; I am in the sales department for a company that sells vintage car and truck tires. Unlike many tire companies, all of our sales staff actually can...
  12. Thread: Rim clamp

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    Re: Rim clamp

    looks like alot of good work going on there....
  13. Re: New Home Construction - the do's and don'ts thread

    Yes, Central Wisconsin is definitely snow country. We've been very fortunate in the past few years with only a few small storms and little accumulation. The worst we've had more recently was...
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    Yes, the Northeast can be especially brutal in the winter. I spent my childhood growing up in Northeast Ohio along Lake Erie, so I am well acquainted with lake effect snow storms and harsh winter...
  15. Re: New Home Construction - the do's and don'ts thread

    Art:

    The new place is approximately 13 miles east of Hershey, in South Lebanon Township. We're practically neighbors.

    Marc
  16. Re: New Home Construction - the do's and don'ts thread

    Home purchase update: We closed on Oct. 29th (yes the 80th anniversary of the stock market crash of 1929, and the locally imposed date celebrating Halloween this year in our area). Anyways, we had...
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    Re: Check out what I drove this weekend!!!

    For anyone travelling in Pennsylvania and who love trains, check out Steamtown USA in Scranton and the Pennsylvania Railroad Museum in Strasburg (near Lancaster). Another good one is the B&O Museum...
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    Re: Check out what I drove this weekend!!!

    And I thought I've driven some cool stuff? That takes the prize for torque and horsepower! Pretty cool to actually take the controls, even at 15 mph.

    Marc
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    Re: In the market for a shop press

    With all the shops going out of business, I went with a nice quality built used press and spent $75 to but it and bring it home. After clean-up, adding my shade of red paint, some new hardware and a...
  20. Thread: hello

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    Re: hello

    Couldn't agree more...Glen also made a similar point, too. I also think that the slowness may be attributed to the fact that for many of us, we're out in the shop or garage ACTUALLY building stuff,...
  21. Thread: Coffee Mug

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    Re: Coffee Mug

    You raise some interesting points but I prefer a smaller mug that better fits in the cup holder and is easier to manuever in a vehicle. I find that larger ones don't fit well and have a tendency to...
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    Re: Hobart Handler

    No experience with the Hobart (good reputation and a good brand) but I bought my Millermatic 175 a few years ago from Indiana Oxygen Co on ebay. Even with shipping, it was less than I could have...
  23. Re: New Home Construction - the do's and don'ts thread

    Still waiting for the inspection and appraisal to be completed. Signed the mortgage application yesterday and have a tentative closing date of Oct. 30th.

    After a discussion with my zoning officer,...
  24. Re: New Home Construction - the do's and don'ts thread

    lOur original closing date was booked for Nov 13, but our lender now thinks Oct 29 will work. After closing, I'll need some time to get the permits. In my township, you need a building permit for any...
  25. Re: New Home Construction - the do's and don'ts thread

    Well it's been a long road to finding a house, but we FINALLY had an offer accepted! The home sitting on an acre (the short sale house) is still sittingthere and after almost 6 weeks of waiting, the...
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