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« Reply #45 on: August 03, 2009, 02:16:45 PM »

I don't know if they are commercially available, but any local machine shop should be able to make one for you.
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« Reply #46 on: August 15, 2009, 05:06:44 AM »

Hole saw and a junk head.  Drill it out with the saw.  On the steel bore motors it will make nearly no difference. What is being flexed is aluminum, against steel, the steel will win.  Also, we are talking almost no torque, these are not 1/2 in head bolts getting torqued to 100ftlbs.  In my opinion, it will just make you feel good, not give you a good feel. 
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« Reply #47 on: October 10, 2010, 08:26:04 PM »

take some rope and run it around the pullys like your belt would and cut it where the 2ends meet and measure it.

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« Reply #48 on: December 30, 2010, 08:03:24 PM »

THAT WORKS,BUT ADD 1-2 INCHES. THE STRING GOES ALL THE WAY IN THE PULLEYS WHERE THE BELT NEVER GOES.
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« Reply #49 on: January 01, 2011, 07:55:56 PM »

I looked and couldn't find a thread about this. I thought it would be interesting share some ideas that you use to make your shop be more effecient. I am in the process of setting mine up the way I want it, and would like to see what some other have done as far as storage, homeade tools, etc. Here is something that I made this evening. It is for funnel storage so that your funnels don't drip everywhere.

It's made from 3/4" PVC pipe. I have less that $10 in it, including pipe cleaner and glue.
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« Reply #50 on: January 01, 2011, 08:20:33 PM »

i use a piece of 1x6 board about 1 ft long to hold spark plugs. i drill 1/2 in holes in it about 3 in apart then just screw the plugs in it. It is nailed up on my wall.
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« Reply #51 on: January 01, 2011, 09:15:59 PM »

VERY NICE IDEA. twothumbsup
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« Reply #52 on: January 01, 2011, 10:28:26 PM »

to hang invoices. and receipts, and notes up in the garage I have taken a few wooden spring style clothes pins and twisted one side out of the way. and drilled a small hole through the other (so not to split the wood) and pounded a nail through it into a convenient place on the wall. easy to grab and easy to see. and the clothes pins were free.( they came off the wifes clothesline) Dont tell her
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« Reply #53 on: January 02, 2011, 08:47:00 AM »

I have a vice mounted toi a p[iece of squarestock, i can slip it into a reese hitch. I have a piece of stock welded to a bench for at home.
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« Reply #54 on: January 02, 2011, 10:27:49 AM »

after 35 yrs. I have a ton but will just post a few: pnuematic broom, 4' of 3/8" copper tubeing and one of your air fittings.bend the first last 6'' in 90's creating a big 's' shape,braze your air fitting on and you can sweep your whole shop in about 20 seconds! not recommended for dirt floors.... lol
air lines: run them overhead as soon as you can right out of the compressor then make drops where you want them with drains about 1' below your outlets this will dramatically reduce moisture in the lines, also where you attach a valve or coupler use THREADED NYLON BUSHINGS these will never leak or go bad.threading metal into plastic is a break waiting to happen.and use brand new pvc when installing!mine are 1/2" throughout and work fine but if you want to increase your volume go to 1 1/2" if you have a tiny compressor this will help a tad.
a really neat and easy way to store air tools: it is called "punch angle" metal angle, the stuff usually used for hanging garage door openers etc. it has holes punched every 2'' or so on both sides.drill out every 6th hole on one side just big enough for your air fittings and mount it to the wall.I have one at each work station and all the tools normally used there are right there at eye level.the in between holes can be used for chuck keys,wheel attachments etc. and you always know where they are or belong.
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« Reply #55 on: January 02, 2011, 07:33:05 PM »

YOUVE BEN IN THE SHOP WAY TO LONG. bigsmile
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« Reply #56 on: March 03, 2011, 05:48:09 AM »

If you have a tubeless tire that leaks down, let the air out, break the bead and smear some permatex around the bead. Should seal up good for you.
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« Reply #57 on: March 03, 2011, 05:53:34 AM »

What works best a bead sealer.
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