Recent content by Dan Gonzales

  1. Dan Gonzales

    Boating On the Cheap

    I found a 15' Gregor for $80, an Evinrude 25 hp for $150 and the trailer for $100. I know how to take care of the metal work but need some pointers on what to check out on the outboard. I'm a good shade tree mechanic, just don't know the particulars of outboards. Thanks in advance for any pointers.
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    Recycling a diamond saw blade into a draw knife.

    A neat video showcasing some garage metal working skills and some lathe work. I sometimes need a small piece of high quality steel and this video has found a free source for me as I have a couple of friends who own masonry businesses. I'm going to hit them up for some used blades. Cheers,
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    A new old member

    Been away for awhile. Life can take you away from things you like for awhile, but I'm back. Cheers to the familiars and now to catch-up with new members and old. Dan Gonzales Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
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    Alternative use of jig and drill press

    I was stripping line off some reels at my workench when this idea popped in my head. I dug out a scrap of 2" long 1x6 pine cutoff from the trash bin. Split it into a few pieces with a claw hammer. Nailed a 6 penny finish nail in about an inch. Made a 3/16" hole in my lockset jig. Chucked and...
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    Handheld Router Dust Control

    This looks worthwhile. Fine Homebuilding: How to Make a Custom Dust Collector for Your Router Cheers,
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    what would you change?

    Found them. Probably a bear to fit. The line carries different styles and finishes. Amerock BP8700-ORB Double Demountable Hinge 3/8-Inch inset Product Line
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    Disappointing Delivery

    I carry an old unknown Chinese/Taiwanese 8" 4-in-hand rasp and file in my tool bag. I never thought much about it until now that it's lost its bite. I ordered what I thought would be a spiffy replacement. A genuine 10" Nicholson product. Here's the image from the order page. Here's what...
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    How Bessey Tradesman Clamps Are Made

    This video makes me happy. BESSEY Production of a malleable cast iron screw clamps - TG series
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    I'm not new, but might as well be...

    Hello All, I'm not new, but might as well be... Good to see familiar names again. I've been occupied taking care of... life. Then it hit me, I need to start doing fun stuff again. Cheers to all. Dan G
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    Kid's Workbench with Vise

    Hello All, Last week we had my son's Cub Scout den over to build their pinewood derby cars. It gave the kick in the pants I needed to build three of these benches. I had originally bought the vises on clearance for $9 each, I would use a larger vice with a dog if I were to build more...
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    Compressor Silencers

    My Makita compressor came with a filter and cover very similar to that one. It's the quietest piston compressor of that size that I have heard so far.
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    Name That Device

    Long story short, last year we had to roast 4 sacks of New Mexico green chile over a couple of grills. It took 4 of us a few hours to get it all done. Those roasting machines are the way to go. There is no other chile that tastes like these anywhere else in the world. Absolutely delicious.
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    A Seasonal Message

    I would like to share an experience with you all, about drinking and driving. As you well know, some of us have been known to have had brushes with the authorities on our way home from the odd social session over the years. A couple of nights ago, I was out for a few drinks with some friends...
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    A Different Christmas

    A man calls his son two days before Christmas and says, "I hate to ruin your day, but I have to tell you that your mother and I are divorcing; thirty-five years of misery is enough." "Dad, what are you talking about?" the son screams. "We can't stand the sight of each other any longer," the...
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    Golden Eyes

    I heard my son calling me, when I turned the corner this what I found. Evil dog dog imprisons child!