Search: Posts Made By: CycleZen
Showing results 1 to 25 of 200
Search took 0.03 seconds.
Replies: 8
Views: 375
Posted By CycleZen

Not proud to admit it, but i've done this too....

Not proud to admit it, but i've done this too. Fortunately it stays with you as a "how not to do it" lesson. The Easy Out in post #3 from Hal_S worked for me.

Dave O
Replies: 3
Views: 127
Posted By CycleZen

Just for curiosity, and if you don't mind...

Just for curiosity, and if you don't mind sharing, what are you working on?

One thing i've seen recently is a bristle disc- here's a link....
01-01-21, 12:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 150
Posted By CycleZen

Anyone tried UV-cured adhesive?

Happy New Year, everyone! Just curious if this is a workable thing, or as-seen-on-tv gimmick. Seems interesting: it stays liquid until you cure it with ultraviolet light. And wouldn't that be a...
12-13-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 481
Posted By CycleZen

Welding forum sites talk about generators and how...

Welding forum sites talk about generators and how they may affect inverter-based welders, which rely on electronics. Those sites say to look for a generator with less than 5% Total Harmonic...
Replies: 4
Views: 312
Posted By CycleZen

Our Scoutmaster started refilling 1 pound propane...

Our Scoutmaster started refilling 1 pound propane bottles (for camp stoves) from a 20 pound grill-size bottle. Bernzo bottles are 14 oz. That may be an option since you already have the torch. Maybe?
Replies: 8
Views: 346
Posted By CycleZen

Can you find a piece of steel to practice on,...

Can you find a piece of steel to practice on, maybe a joist hanger or Simpson strong-tie? That way you get to make a few mistakes before you take the final exam. You could even replicate the break...
10-08-20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 273
Posted By CycleZen

Sometime back i epoxied 1x2 pine blocks to a...

Sometime back i epoxied 1x2 pine blocks to a marble slab about 1/2" thick. The blocks were "legs" to create a raised surface over electric stove burners while the stove was not in use. The glue held,...
Replies: 5
Views: 297
Posted By CycleZen

Almost forgot: the electrode is dc-ep, so mind...

Almost forgot: the electrode is dc-ep, so mind your polarity!
Replies: 5
Views: 297
Posted By CycleZen

I've heard and read about aluminum stick welding ...

I've heard and read about aluminum stick welding but never tried it, myself. The advice i've heard is practice on a test joint first because the electrode consumes quickly, and that takes some...
09-19-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 385
Posted By CycleZen

I frequently see "free honeybee removal" ads on...

I frequently see "free honeybee removal" ads on our local Craigs List. Beekeepers will remove them to expand their stock- there's such a bee shortage that there's now a premium on bees, and quite the...
Replies: 19
Views: 710
Posted By CycleZen

Lag bolts are pretty big, on the order of 3/16ths...

Lag bolts are pretty big, on the order of 3/16ths or 1/4". I suspect the hole would be too big for a plug to seal AND be safe and permanent. Once i twisted 2 plugs together to seal a hole and that...
Replies: 10
Views: 435
Posted By CycleZen

Post #5 said it: make sure anything you buy is...

Post #5 said it: make sure anything you buy is compatible with school systems- this is likely just a matter of a phone call. If they require you to provide equipment they may also have a coupon code...
Replies: 4
Views: 243
Posted By CycleZen

Some glues can be removed with rubbing alcohol on...

Some glues can be removed with rubbing alcohol on a rag. Others can be removed with lighter fluid on a rag. Substitute gasoline for lighter fluid if you don't mind the smell. Good luck with it!
Replies: 7
Views: 299
Posted By CycleZen

I tried to zoom in on the tech specs but couldn't...

I tried to zoom in on the tech specs but couldn't read them, so i looked up the Pro 155 welder- is that the right model? The manual says the machine comes with a NEMA 6-50 plug and wants 230 volts /...
Replies: 9
Views: 1,156
Posted By CycleZen

We use a piece of plywood, and put it away after...

We use a piece of plywood, and put it away after the festivities.
Replies: 13
Views: 413
Posted By CycleZen

Thanks for all the responses! The shrubs in...

Thanks for all the responses! The shrubs in question cover a green utility box (transformer) and have grown to 8 feet tall, and cover an area about 6 ft x 10 ft. Some of the branches at the base are...
Replies: 13
Views: 413
Posted By CycleZen

Bladed head for string trimmer: ever used one?

I saw an ad for a universal fit bladed replacement head for a string trimmer. This one had steel blades and seemed like it would do the seal on a particular job i have in mind (an ornamental shrub...
Replies: 65
Views: 1,755
Posted By CycleZen

>>Get some flat steel << Good advice! Another...

>>Get some flat steel <<
Good advice! Another favor you can do yourself is to grind any mill scale or paint off the steel, and weld on shiny steel.

Here's a link to Welding Tips and Tricks, MIG...
Replies: 17
Views: 851
Posted By CycleZen

I've heard advice to place the ground as close as...

I've heard advice to place the ground as close as practical to the weld site as possible. The Bernard website tells why at bullet #3:...
05-22-20, 06:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 342
Posted By CycleZen

Another safety consideration: if the legs of the...

Another safety consideration: if the legs of the swingset are not anchored,
bigger kids can cause the legs to lift up off the ground as they swing. Two bigger kids swinging in tandem might cause...
Replies: 65
Views: 1,755
Posted By CycleZen

My Jackson helmet does not take batteries, and...

My Jackson helmet does not take batteries, and when it stopped working i sat it in a sunny spot to recharge. It did recover and start working again, but i think my next helmet will have replaceable...
Replies: 65
Views: 1,755
Posted By CycleZen

>>Making it is what it's all about.<< Agreed,...

>>Making it is what it's all about.<<
Agreed, this is how you learn the ins and out of the craft. And get an appreciation of the effort and knowledge it takes to do the job well.

Marq1, I like...
Replies: 65
Views: 1,755
Posted By CycleZen

Congrats on the new machine! If you're yhinking...

Congrats on the new machine! If you're yhinking of instructional videos, Jody Collier has a website called Weldingtipsandtricks.com and youtube videos at his WeldingTipsAndTricks channel. Jody was...
04-30-20, 06:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 296
Posted By CycleZen

We have those too. Don't know the name but it may...

We have those too. Don't know the name but it may help to ID: when you brush against them, or grab them to pull out of the ground, they eject seeds.
04-02-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,505
Posted By CycleZen

Forgot to mention, you won't find square steel...

Forgot to mention, you won't find square steel tube at Lowes or Home Deep (and it would be horrendously expensive if they did carry it). You can google the phrase "buy steel online" to find the usual...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 200
 


 
Forum Jump