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Old 04-01-2004, 08:45 AM
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Been, do you know how to use all that stuff? I'm going to be the rookie at Winfields. Dan

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Old 04-01-2004, 11:59 AM
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Dan,

I can hold my own on the lathe and mill, as long as we hold the tolerance to .005" or so. A GOOD machinist can take it to .0005", so I guess I'm 10% of a real machinist.


I'm OK at mig, passable for stick, WAY OUT OF PRACTICE at gas welding, and just learning TIG. I do OK tigging aluminum and steel, but Stainless drives me bananas. I "sugar" the back side pretty bad, unless its fusing. I can do that !

Forming sheetmetal? I think GM's trunk-monkey could do better. We'll see if we can change that! Is it the 29th yet?
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Old 04-05-2004, 03:31 PM
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I have a Love/Hate thing going with H/F! I bought a ball joint separator and a tie rod separator. They didn't last one job ...or for that mater one ball joint ...FOR BOTH! Took them back to the same clerk, on the same day I bought them from. It surprised me he seemed to act embarrassed!!? ...But coughed up my re-fund money right then and there. I bought a small touch-up paint gun there, used it so much the I wore out the pivot screw. Took the whole thing in to see if I could order another screw, and they GAVE me a whole new gun! ...I had the first one maybe 9 months. I've found that you have to be able to judge/gage good tools when you go here ...but if you have made a mistake, you can normally get your money back. Good Luck! ...Mark
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Old 04-06-2004, 03:22 PM
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HF tools

I always refer to HF tools as 'affordably replaceable'. Their usually priced low enough that if it breaks, you won't go broke replacing it. If you do break one of their tools you should consider how much you use it. If you break it twice, you use that tool enough that should've bought the big name brand to begin with and just learned that old lesson; buy the right stuff the first time and only cry once, maybe a little longer, but only once ;-)

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Old 04-20-2004, 07:46 AM
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Walls painted / Trim is done

Just have to stripe it , install electrical cover plates and air taps .

Work is temporarily suspended until my buddies 71 Lemans is done. He had it in a shop for THIRTY MONTHS, and the motor was 100% apart. He was robbed by the shop, big time ! Anyways, they told him they were closing the shop and come grab the car. He'd have to store it until the shop owners buddy could take it to complete it. What a joke. I have had it since Friday. The motor should be back in the car tomorrow night. Running by the weekend (if I don't go to Carlyle). THEN WERE GONNA DO SMOKEY BURN OUTS IN FRONT OF HIS SHOP !!!

(And this is from 2 grown men !)
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Old 04-21-2004, 05:25 PM
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Harbor Freight

Harbor Freight;

The joke was on me! I bought their $39.00 slide hamme (but didn't notice the advertised weight of it). When it arrived it was in a big case (too big thought). Upon opening It I could hardly beleive my eyes...this thing is for heavy duty equipment like bulldozers and such!
I am still wondering "Wha' Hoppen""...LOL!

I also ordered a 3 Jaw/4 piece Puller Set and was shorted the smallest one. Just because of the hassle involved, I don't think I will be back.
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The shop is now at 90%. Still left are:

Naked women posters (a MUST !)

8" Strip around perimeter

refrig. / microwave/ TV and a hard line for the telephone (remote telephone don't work well in a steel building

finish the airlines

outlet coverplates


See gallery for updated photos...
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Old 04-27-2004, 02:01 PM
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Super nice!! Makes me wanna go out and throw rocks at mine. LOL!! I see you painted your shelving in the rear of the shop to match the hoist. Nice touch. The more I see the pics of your ceiling the more I like the looks of it. When I had mine done the guy textured it. Big mistake. Cobwebs hang in there like mad. Super job BA2L.

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Old 04-28-2004, 12:00 PM
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Thanks Kevin, but I REALLY need to get some naked women up on the wall. Been out there so much, I forgot what they look like !!
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