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    1 Week Ago
    There has been a rodent problem with soy based plastic wire insulation on several brands of autos. They seem to like to chew wires anyway, the soy is tasty to boot.
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    2 Weeks Ago
    I used to reload shotgun shells a lot in the 60's and 70's. You could save a lot back then. It got so you could buy them loaded cheaper than buying the works. I did find it relaxing to get into the rythem though. Satisfying too.
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    4 Weeks Ago
    Funny how so many people don't know not to back drag a file or a hacksaw. My mechanic friend just bears down on them. I figure he is too old to change now.
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    4 Weeks Ago
    Sell it to a chop shop is all I can think of. Drug addicts aren't the brightest people.
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    01-10-2018
    I did a search on Blaze King that you mentioned and found the thread that went on ad infinitum on a problem installation/stove/or wood problem. I have not been able to finish it. Mildly entertaining. The one guy said you should find your grade school english teacher and punch therm in the mouth. A little testy, are we?
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    01-09-2018
    Red maple leaves are toxic as well.
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    01-04-2018
    Cobleskill replied to a thread Legal Pot In Cali in Odds and Ends
    I didn't like to drive while smoking. Or work. Wait for the end of the day. I do know people who it seems to help-slows them down, almost like medicine they need.
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    01-02-2018
    Cobleskill replied to a thread Legal Pot In Cali in Odds and Ends
    Plenty of money to be made.....
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    12-30-2017
    Screwing it up wasn't the bad part.
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    12-30-2017
    Hopefully it is better thought out and refined than the 200T fiasco. Progress is great if it doesn't leave us with a piece of crap and us holding the bag.
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    12-30-2017
    WD-40 is a good lube for tapping aluminum.
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    12-30-2017
    Yeah, me either. That's why they seal off the screws trying to keep our grubby paws out of those carbs. Someday they will all be computer controlled, fuel injection and we will be f'ed.
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    12-30-2017
    I think I would drill a hole in a piece of scrap and see how that worked out before I ran it in to a brand new engine block. It might work fine, might gall the shit out of them. Aluminum can gall without much effort.
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    12-29-2017
    Pretty common item at the fleas. Bought several replacements for broken ones. But Amazon is OK too. Flea markets can be fun. I bought 3 pairs of old, good shape American made pliers for $5 this fall. Bough a bunch of differnent kinds. Bargains are easy to find and fun to look. Usually a tool guy with nothing but. Try them lately?
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    12-29-2017
    They use them on automotive. Tapered right down to a point. Got any flea markets in your vicinity? Good place to get one size tap and tap wrench cheap.
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    12-29-2017
    Greed. Gimmee. Holding us hostage. Old stuff is going to be going up in price.
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    12-29-2017
    Oh but the pollution, and the EPA, and you will plug up the catalytic convertor. Haven't the guberment of Calyfornia learned you anything?
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    12-29-2017
    Aluminum and steel don't get along to well either. Pretty cheap, lame ass design. JD used to be top shelf. My baler is almost 40. The first kicker latch lasted 30 some years. I welded it a couple times and it broke next to the weld. OK. Buy a new one. 5 years later it breaks. Come on JD.
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    12-29-2017
    Good luck. Hope it lasts a long time for you. I bought a log splitter with a Briggs 8 hp back in the 70's. Pretty good overall. The original points lasted a decade. Then they corroded annually after being cleaned up. I bought a new set and they didn't last for beans. I went to the old timer parts store and asked him if I could switch to electronic. Yup. 20 dollars and bolt on part. Worked great. So my bud has the same engine on a tow behind concrete mixer that won't start. He asks if he can borrow my carb and coil to trouble shoot. I tell him he should just take the coil but he wants carb also. OK. Coil it is. So he goes to the local chain saw and lawn mower shop with my coil and says he wants one of these. The guy says what year and model , blah, blah, blah. He says I can sell you one, but it won't work. My bud tells him yeah OK, buddy. I just had it running with this one, so just sell me one, OK? The difference between old timers and what we are left with now. Me Briggs is just plain tired and the splitter is as well. Low to the ground model that won't flip up. I should buy a Harbor Break 99 dollar engine, get it going and sell it. I bought a TSC model last year for 800. Black Friday deal. Not bad for the money.
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    12-27-2017
    Cobleskill replied to a thread Three Word Story in Odds and Ends
    to keep a
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    12-27-2017
    Cobleskill replied to a thread Three Word Story in Odds and Ends
    He should have
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    12-24-2017
    You can trial and error with an open end wrench to measure shaft diameter,barring better devices. The Honda knock offs at Harbor Freight have a good rep if it is not used hard and often. Cheap and everybody says they are great.
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    12-23-2017
    Cobleskill replied to a thread Three Word Story in Odds and Ends
    loaded their blowguns
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    12-20-2017
    Cobleskill replied to a thread Three Word Story in Odds and Ends
    good thing their
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    12-20-2017
    Cobleskill replied to a thread Three Word Story in Odds and Ends
    diving in headfirst.
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    12-19-2017
    Cobleskill replied to a thread Three Word Story in Odds and Ends
    but they have
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    12-14-2017
    Cobleskill replied to a thread Stihl 462 in Chainsaws!
    They just get tired or crap out completely?
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    12-11-2017
    A family used to live around the corner we were close to. He had a team of Percherons he took my Mom for a buggy ride. She was thrilled. When his wife died he carried the casket on a wagon to the cemetary. He died not long after and his son did the same for his Dad.
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    12-11-2017
    Probably have to reinforce the box so they don't blow through. They are a hell of a deal. I am surprised more companies don't ship that way. Fed Ex sucks in my area.
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    12-10-2017
    It might take the temper out of steel. I have heated brake bleeder screws, sometimes more than once, and they come out without breaking. I used to dread those frozen little suckers. I replace them with new. Never damaged anything doing it so far.
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    12-10-2017
    Seriously you guys working on equipment need to try the heat quench magic. Like the check plug in a rear end with the 1/2" square plug recess. I have had them rounding out from being stuck so tight and salt induced scale. Heat that sucker up to orange and spray with water. Some things might need a rinse and repeat, but magic will happen.
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    12-09-2017
    Yes. I think so as well. Won't hurt to try though as his options are limited at the moment.
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    12-09-2017
    It takes quite a bit of practice to get good at it though. The iron worker knows how for sure. I think I would give the drill a whirl. If the bolts aren't real hard the hole is already started and centered with the allen wrench recess. Worth a shot.
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    12-08-2017
    Heating the threaded side of the bolt to orange and then quenching works magic. propane won't get it that hot. The bolts might be too hard for easy drilling. Worth a try.
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    12-07-2017
    Cobleskill replied to a thread milling thread in Chainsaws!
    Inspiring, both. What is the deals on the bottles in the milk crate?
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    12-07-2017
    Cobleskill replied to a thread Three Word Story in Odds and Ends
    to the outer
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