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FYI: In the course of some reading/research, I found many comments on the reason for the thin plastic strip on the top of the patch. Many of which made no sense. I ended up calling the TEMA Tip Top patch company and speaking the product engineer. Common question (makes me wonder why the answer isn't on their web site) and the answer is: Nothing to do with using the patch. It's residue from the manufacturing process and they just leave it on. I assume that's cheaper than trying to remove it, and it does provide a small layer of protection over the patch.One more hint: Use the abrasion pad to mark the hole. And I've found the more complete the abrasion, the better the glue will stick to the inner-tube. The latest Tip Top patch kits stipulate that after putting on the patch, no pressure period is required.
Nice project, and nice lathe (along with your vice, polisher, etc. I'm jealous). Lathe model? Just another $.02 opinion/suggestion. Research out the lubricants called for in your lathe's literature. Pull those carriage wipes, clean them in kerosene/paraffin/spray penetrating oil (almost anything but WD-40, it leaves a residue to fight moisture you don't want in this application), and get some way oil on your bed. No lube there is one of the quickest ways to kill a bed. There are several sellers, one local to me, that sell nice packages of acceptable lubricants in small quantities for hobbyists. Drop me a note if you would like the vender. Best wishes for your future projects.
Simple Bicycle Framebuilding Jig
The simplest bicycle framebuilding jig I could come up with...
Ikea Hack Cat Tower
3D printed Push Puppet named Eeps
The posting will live for a long time, perhaps it will help someone else out.
Ah, a perfect voltage! If you mentioned it earlier, I apologize for overlooking it. I saw one picture, on the web?? Here?? there the author had used bundle ties to put one on a bicycle chain (lower) stay. Just mentioning in case someone stumbles across this as an "not-quite-so-portable" option. I have several things that detractors pointed out the flaws from their point of view. While completely disregarding what I had as my criteria. Some was good, but most was irrelevant. You obviously experienced some of that, but took what you could use and said politely No thanks." to the rest. Hope to see more of your work.Ron
DUH, you had it in plain sight at the bottom. Chalk it up to a really bad reading day.
Pin Router for a Sears Radial Arm Saw
I have a running joke with my GF about growing my hair out (yes, it's about 5" longer then her's). When she says the magic phrase, off to the barber I go. Till then, this might be fun. :-)
John, my primary point is that 19v volts will damage a 12v battery. Desperate times can call for desperate methods, one time probably won't kill it, but the cost has to be weighed.I grew up outside what's now the Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow, and knew several people involved in military sales, including my brother. Yes, times change. Sometimes good deals can still be had, I have a couple of first editions courtesy of being being willing to buy a "pallet box" (47-1/2" x 39-1/2" x 28") of books in the hope something good might be in there. Auctions . . . yes "but" (Behold the Underlying truth), since the late 80's most of the decent lots are purchased by deep pocked folks who can afford to out bid the smaller bidders till they give up and quit coming to the auctions . . .Regardless, I've never seen a military hand generator voltage that could be used for charging anything. The idea to use a military hand crank generator has several assumptions that aren't valid. Since some people aren't given to doing much research, I decided to speak up rather than let invalid assumptions stand. If someone knows of a military hand-crank generator that produces a usable voltage, I'm very interested. There are Chinese ones hitting the market ~ $300 USD as of this date, that produce high (430V, 130 mA) and low voltage (6.3V, 2 A). Not real useful for charging a battery or other common use electronics. Use what you can and forget the rest.Just my $.02Ron
Sadly, 1. They tend not to be cheap. In your browser of choice query: "military" hand crank generator2. The outputs are not common. I.e. Output: 162vdc @ 60ma & 3.1v @ 300ma. The infamous "Gibson Girl" kite antenna radio generator produced 24v and 330v for the tube radio.
Suggest you check prices on surplused military generators . . .
Battery charging: From my long ago automotive schooling, automotive alternators acceptable output is 13.5 ~ 14.6 vdc. 19.5 is too high for an automotive battery. This 'struable might be adapable:http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Battery-Charger-For-Your-Cordless-Power-Tool/Bike generators: Check out http://makezine.com/projects/the-drill-rod/ and think old school friction wheel like the 5w bicycle bottle generators used rather than a chain. Mount the motor on the chain stay and a friction wheel of sufficient size. Tire sidewall rather than the cap.
From my long ago automotive schooling, automotive alternators acceptable output is 13.5 ~ 14.6 vdc. 19.5 is too high for an automotive battery. This 'struable might be adapable:http://www.instructables.com/id/Solar-Battery-Charger-For-Your-Cordless-Power-Tool/ Check out http://makezine.com/projects/the-drill-rod/ and think old school friction wheel like the 5w bicycle bottle generators used rather than a chain. Mount the motor on the chain or seat stay and a friction wheel of sufficient size.
Leaf Bag Holder & Recycled Campaign Sign Funnel
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