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  Topic: members / visitors
gandrfab

Replies: 13
Views: 1167

PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Fri May 22 20 7:21 pm   Subject: members / visitors
Shear lazyass is about all that keeps me from doing it.
I have 1 each 4'x8'x1/4" and 4'x8'x3/16" steel plates, 60 to 80 gallon naked compressor tank laying on its side.
All inside my 2500 ...
  Topic: members / visitors
gandrfab

Replies: 13
Views: 1167

PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Thu May 21 20 6:09 pm   Subject: members / visitors
I need to self motivate and build a smoker or smokers.
  Topic: members / visitors
gandrfab

Replies: 13
Views: 1167

PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Wed May 20 20 6:09 pm   Subject: members / visitors
I stop in almost every day. Cool
  Topic: Substitute for thread tapping oil
gandrfab

Replies: 6
Views: 5008

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Sat Apr 25 20 7:04 pm   Subject: Substitute for thread tapping oil
How did the drilling go?
  Topic: Substitute for thread tapping oil
gandrfab

Replies: 6
Views: 5008

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Sun Apr 19 20 10:00 pm   Subject: Substitute for thread tapping oil
I recommend against using brake fluid.

A step bit and step drilling are 2 different animals.
You do not want to center punch then start hand drilling a 3/8th' hole, usually burns up bits and makes ...
  Topic: Substitute for thread tapping oil
gandrfab

Replies: 6
Views: 5008

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Sat Apr 18 20 6:11 pm   Subject: Substitute for thread tapping oil
Oh and drilling holes in steel go as big as you can with drill bits, then use the step bit if needed.
  Topic: Substitute for thread tapping oil
gandrfab

Replies: 6
Views: 5008

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Sat Apr 18 20 6:10 pm   Subject: Substitute for thread tapping oil
Water is better than dry when in a bind and it needs drilling.
motor oil
3 in 1
ATF
WD40
In that order
Little background I have been metal fabricating for a living the past 27 years.
If you'r ...
  Topic: Building a griddle
gandrfab

Replies: 2
Views: 5109

PostForum: Welding   Posted: Thu Apr 16 20 5:48 pm   Subject: Building a griddle
This would depend on the size of burner or burners used.

Killer cast iron burner/burners....?
https://www.google.com/search?q=cast+iron++jet+burners+brass&tbm=isch&ved=2ahUKEwipvfmI2uzoAh ...
  Topic: Hope all are safe
gandrfab

Replies: 6
Views: 5437

PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Wed Mar 25 20 7:58 pm   Subject: Hope all are safe
Keep isolated as best you can and clean.

This is going to take more than 2 weeks to pass.
  Topic: Twice Baked Potato & Rib Eye Steak
gandrfab

Replies: 2
Views: 6669

PostForum: Grilling   Posted: Tue Mar 03 20 7:33 pm   Subject: Twice Baked Potato & Rib Eye Steak
Looks great
  Topic: Old dog = not so new trick
gandrfab

Replies: 3
Views: 3554

PostForum: Welding   Posted: Tue Jan 21 20 6:42 pm   Subject: Old dog = not so new trick
I'm 47 yo and have been welding 27 of those years for a living.
I made the switch about 21 years ago.
Welcome to the club. Cool

What other things could make your life easier if you would let your ...
  Topic: MERRY CHRISTMAS
gandrfab

Replies: 5
Views: 3564

PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Mon Dec 23 19 6:53 pm   Subject: MERRY CHRISTMAS
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  Topic: 2.5 acre 1/2 cleared FL
gandrfab

Replies: 1
Views: 10962

PostForum: Buy, Sell or Trade   Posted: Thu Oct 24 19 9:16 pm   Subject: 2.5 acre 1/2 cleared FL
Price lowered to $49k

About 15 miles by road from the New Smyrna Beach Florida boat ramp.
  Topic: Steel suppliers?
gandrfab

Replies: 2
Views: 2616

PostForum: Welding   Posted: Thu Oct 17 19 9:43 pm   Subject: Steel suppliers?
Every other week seems a bit to far apart.

Alro metals delivers up my way every day. If I put an order in before 3 or 5 I'm not sure when the cut off time is, my metal is here the next day. I thin ...
  Topic: 1985 Miller Trailblazer 55, gas
gandrfab

Replies: 4
Views: 1826

PostForum: Welding   Posted: Mon Sep 30 19 5:46 pm   Subject: 1985 Miller Trailblazer 55, gas
Did'ga get it?
  Topic: 1985 Miller Trailblazer 55, gas
gandrfab

Replies: 4
Views: 1826

PostForum: Welding   Posted: Fri Sep 27 19 5:42 pm   Subject: 1985 Miller Trailblazer 55, gas
Here's 2 Diesels for a price comparison
https://www.machinerytrader.com/listings/construction-equipment/auction-results/list/manufacturer/miller/model/trailblazer-55d

I'm a miller fan myself if i ...
  Topic: Been given 3 empty, full sized kegs.
gandrfab

Replies: 21
Views: 6359

PostForum: Cookers   Posted: Mon Sep 16 19 11:24 pm   Subject: Been given 3 empty, full sized kegs.
welcome
  Topic: Step drill bit issues
gandrfab

Replies: 4
Views: 2411

PostForum: Welding   Posted: Thu Jun 27 19 7:04 pm   Subject: Step drill bit issues
Side note, harbor freight is not known for it's stellar cutting bits.
Keep the bit wet with any oil will help, cutting oil is better.
I have even use water but lets not get carried away.
  Topic: Step drill bit issues
gandrfab

Replies: 4
Views: 2411

PostForum: Welding   Posted: Thu Jun 27 19 6:59 pm   Subject: Step drill bit issues
I will have to agree on the slow, straight, and steady.
But pressure to a degree stops chatter.

Speed example, most cordless drills spin to fast in high gear wide open and to slow in low gear wid ...
  Topic: Pre cooking meats
gandrfab

Replies: 7
Views: 3748

PostForum: General BBQ Discussion   Posted: Tue Jun 25 19 12:16 am   Subject: Pre cooking meats
Ribs don't last or we don't get enough.

Pulled pork is a left over staple in our house.
 
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