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Hello Blanchae: Quite the opposite, at the shop I worked they bought a hydraulic press to have more control of the ( slow ) speed. With the crank presses they could change the motor pulley, but that only helped a little. On progressive draw dies they might have 5 draw steps before the part reached the finial shape. Press work can be neat! Carl.
Hello: As a former Die Maker I would like to suggest changing the shape of your blank. Also we would have a pressure plate hold the edge of the blank to avoid wrinkles around the edge. We also would have punched the center hole after drawing the shape. Lubrication is a must. Impressive work! Carl.
Hello Again: Cool Shape, did I mention I had worked at Speidel? Carl.
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We did this with our Cat Cindy, but the bell was outside. If Cindy wanted to stay out all night we would pull the bell inside so she wouldn't wake us.It was funny when Mother would excuse herself from the phone saying: "The Cat is ringing the door bell, I need to let her in,"Thanks, Carl.
Hello:I too have made my own track, curves, straights, turnouts and a 45° crossing.For joiners I used wood pegs like these: http://factorydirectcraft.com/catalog/products/130...Thanks, Carl.
Hello:I've used just the door liners with their shelves on my shop wall. I also used a freezer to store paint in freezing weather. One 40W light bulb kept all the paint at 60°F.Thanks, Carl.
Hello Phil:I really like the adjustable feature. Pro models don't have this, only a scale.Thanks, Carl.
Hello Lugnutt73:I did a friend's garage once. After I finished he could find all he had, but blamed me for all that was lost??So I now offer suggestions for all.Good luck, Carl.
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Good Idea!I did find that for plastic nuts just my hands were enough.Thanks, Carl.
Hi Gang:Just re-read the post about multiple swing doors like they display poster on. What If you did it in a corner of your shop. The hinge points would be on a diagonal across the corner. Then all the doors could swing 90 ° both ways before hitting.Carl.
Nice job, Thanks. Carl.
Wow! I never figured on using the pegboard for any accuracy. My work is fairly rough, but it looks better if all the parts are "wrong" by the same amount! If the angle must be right I use guide boards and C-clamps. Thanks for looking!
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Hi Thinker:No detail photos of the right swing door. The top is a tilted shelf with holes for the screw drivers. The middle is a bar with dividers for the pliers. The bottom is just bins.The jug shelves are detailed here:http://www.instructables.com/id/Jug-Shelves/Best wishes, Carl.
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Hi Gang:For my tent I cut a blue tarp to size for a ground cloth. I put grommets and innertube rubber band to latch them to the corner stakes. The advantage is it is just the right size and doesn't stick out to gather water from the roof.Then I cut a second tarp over sized for the inside. I have had an inch of water in the tent and my sleeping bag was still dry in this tarp boat.Thanks, Carl.
Hi Gang: I made six of these for around the house. If I make more I will skip the glue and use a short cross wire to hold the sock down. ( The Palmetto Bug Stomp is our local dance weekend )Thanks, Carl.
I think that is a great idea. I do have similar cards with threaded holes that are store bought. Once you get all the 1/4" bolts in one spot it is easy to see the fine and course threads. Thanks!
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Hello Devine: Well except for time my cost was zero: Scrap plywood, handles and old door hinges from the bin and a few screws, also salvage. My problems with pegboard are keeping the pegs in place and the overall thickness. I have thought of the poster stand type display, but I'm happy with what I've done.
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I've been saving time by never un-buttoning my shirts. So many I have just ironed and sewn the front shut up to the third button from the top. Stays flat and never any gaps!Carl.
Hello:May I suggest a folding work surface? Only open when you are working and fold it as soon as you are done. Perhaps some shelves near by to store the Barbie Dolls?Best wishes, Carl.
Hi Gang:What I didn't show are the drawers that are full of spare wrenches and screwdrivers. I keep them to cut up and adapt for special jobs. Plus they are really out of the way now.Carl.
Thank you all for your kind thoughts. Carl.
Mostly I find them on the side of the road. Some times I find them in the Magic Woods! ( Illegal dump sites ) I would buy a vacuum at Goodwill if it had the early rewinder from the 50's or 60's.
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The faucets had brass tubes that I broke off first. Then I tightened the nuts before the new tubes were put on. Carl.
Hello Vyger:Peg Board is one option, but somewhat clumsy. I keep thinking!Thanks, Carl.
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Hello John:I did save it with the extra faucet parts. But it is so simple and quick to make it might save tool box space to just make a new one in twenty years!Carl.
Hi JmsDwh:I found that just twisting the pipe was enough. Much more and either the nut would crack or the sink porcelain give way. But in a tight spot it might really help.Thanks, Carl.
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