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steve p
Sweet. Nice of them to leave it.
Steve

 We,re chained to the world and we all gotta pull.
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Mister Wilson
mcdugal2 wrote:
Here's what I did yesterday in the shop...

In case any wondered what that was. It is a new valve for Scott Farling's Arc lantern, using the original valve wheel...


The one that was drilled out?
John
H.C. Lanterns dealer
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate #2001 A Turd's Odyssey
Canadian Blues #028
Coleman Slant Saver #31
Looking for 6-56 and 6-58 Birthday lanterns.
There's been an alarming increase in the number of things I know nothing about.
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mcdugal2
Yep...
Phil Rhoades ICCC# 1125
The Coleman Blue's 243's. #035

"I'm a man, but I can Change, if I have to, I guess." - Red Green
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outlawmws
I  had time before dinner so the Front brace bracket trimmed and de-burred, and a pic of the spare tire...

carriier front brace trimmed.jpg  carriier Spare.jpg  had time before dinner so the Front brace bracket trimmed and de-burred, and a pic of the spare tire...


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“A Human Being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, give orders, take orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook  a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.  Specialization is for insects.”            - Lazarus Long


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Gunhippie
Busy day yesterday, and another today.

First, racing the heat, we tore about 1/4 of the roof off the shop:



So we could remove the old, decrepit, and under-sized hot liquor system (water heater, in brewer's terminology):



Myself, rigging the last of two tanks to go:



These will not be missed!



This gleaming beauty will go in the place of the two ratty old tanks:



It's a tight fit--I hope I measured that space right!



It fits!



Now to get it plumbed and the control system installed. Long week ahead!

It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
Texan's last words: "Y'all--hold my beer--I wanta' try sumptin'."
Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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judeyramone
Not my shop, but in the shop at work I made this tripod:



It will be going camping with my boys & I on 9 Aug.
Judey

Milspec syndicate #0167
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outlawmws
Love the tripod Judey!


Timm, did you get the monster tank all hooked up?
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“A Human Being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, give orders, take orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook  a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.  Specialization is for insects.”            - Lazarus Long


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Gunhippie
outlawmws wrote:
Love the tripod Judey!


Timm, did you get the monster tank all hooked up?


Saturday, 19:40 hours, still working on it... maybe tomorrow. Pipe fitting is time-consuming, as is building an electronic control system. I HAVE to have this done by Monday... then, maybe, a day of rest.
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
Texan's last words: "Y'all--hold my beer--I wanta' try sumptin'."
Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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uvarmint
I decommissioned and disconnected a 300 gallon water heater, with 118 kW of heating elements, to make room for our new 1,200 gallon gas-fired water heater. Dirty hot work.


I saw the headline and my eyes bugged out. I thought it might be the beginning of an Eternal Lantern build.
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outlawmws
Haha!  How about if Timm?  The ultimate long running lantern? 

Lessee,  300 gallons times at least $5 (you can probably get a bulk drop off direct from the refinery...);  so looking at a $1500 fill the lantern bill!  Cheap  compared to $12 a gallon from Coleman!  $3600!  Maybe you can get it wholesale...  [rofl]
[Logo%20Outlaw-half]  Coleman Blue's 243's #341


“A Human Being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, give orders, take orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook  a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.  Specialization is for insects.”            - Lazarus Long


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Deanofid
I have this piece in the shop from a forum member. 

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At the arrow above, there is a nut missing that holds in the air circuit valving for this AGM type fuel valve.  Someone broke it off.  First step was to de-solder the fuel pick up so the piece can spin in the lathe.



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I threaded a piece of material to go into the other end of the valve so I can chuck up the piece and do some work on it.



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The threads of the old part are broken off inside the valve.  Also, someone used glue on the threads, making this a little less simple to repair.  In the pic above I am using a miniature boring bar to cut away the  remnants of the old part stuck in the valve.



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Here, I have cut the old piece out as much as I can without ruining the threads in the valve.  You can see the peaks of the original threads in the valve in this shot.  If glue hadn't been used on the threads, this would be the point where the old broken off threads would start to just peel out as the boring bar on the lathe caught them while feeding in the tool.  They are stuck in with glue.



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So, to break the glue, I heated the piece, and then used a pin punch to gently pry away the old threads.



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And, here are the old threads left by the broken nut that is supposed to be in that spot. 
That's it for today.  I have to make a new fitting to go in that threaded hole, which will hold in the spring and valve pin that shuts off the air circuit on this style of valve.
Maybe some more pics tomorrow if I get to make the new piece.
Dean -Midnight Kerosene Ritualist--http://www.deansmachine.com  ICCC #1220.   275 commiseration #0018.
"In Him was life, and His life was the Light of men."  John 1:4
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outlawmws
Nice step by step pics and documentations Dean!
[Logo%20Outlaw-half]  Coleman Blue's 243's #341


“A Human Being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, give orders, take orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook  a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.  Specialization is for insects.”            - Lazarus Long


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outlawmws
Added that missing gusset on the Carrier project, and painted the bare metal.  

I also scraped the crud ff the drawer fronts of the wood tool box cleanup project so its usable. the drawers were nearly black with whatever it was...

All done and on the bench:

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And all the tools most supplies put away, some in motion projects on top...

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[Logo%20Outlaw-half]  Coleman Blue's 243's #341


“A Human Being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, give orders, take orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook  a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.  Specialization is for insects.”            - Lazarus Long


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Stan_D
Beautiful.
Einstein, when describing radio said "Wire telegraph is like a very long cat. You pull his tail in NY and he meows in LA. And radio works the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat."
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outlawmws
Thanks Stan!
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“A Human Being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, give orders, take orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook  a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.  Specialization is for insects.”            - Lazarus Long


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Gunhippie
Done! http://www.colemancollectorsforum.com/post/got-er-donemy-biggest-fettle-of-the-year-8920015?pid=1297855742#post1297855742

Now I can get back to cleaning and fixin' some stoves and lanterns--I've got a bit of a backlog after a month and a half of seven day weeks.
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
Texan's last words: "Y'all--hold my beer--I wanta' try sumptin'."
Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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Deanofid
Finished up the part from post 211, the AGM air circuit thingy.  After getting the broken threads out of the valve, time to make a new fitting to hold in the bits.


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Turn down to the proper diameter, chamfer and center drill.




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Then drill out a cavity for the parts to fit into and thread the outside.




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This is how the parts go in.  Much different than the way Coleman does it, this is the instant light air circuit for AGM type lanterns. 
When you open the valve on an AGM 1/4 turn, the small part with the cone is pressing on the end of the valve shaft, so the cone part of the piece lets some air up through the fount and into the generator, along with some gas.  When the lantern burns bright, you open the valve all the way, and that clears the way for the cone part to be pushed into and seated in chamber inside the valve, cutting off the air from the fount.  Then the lantern burns  using only fuel from the fount, no air.  Air for the mantles comes from the same design as Coleman;  The generator gas tip causes a venturi effect and draws air along with the vaporized gas through the air tube that is next to the mantle(s), and the lantern runs.

In the picture above, the valve is upside down.  Looking at the top of the picture you see the threaded end of the valve that goes into the fount, and you can also see the tiny air pickup tube that feeds the lantern air when it is first starting.  After warmup, that air supply is cut off by opening the valve all the way.



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There the new part is in place, and all that's left to do is re-solder in the fuel pickup tube.

Dean -Midnight Kerosene Ritualist--http://www.deansmachine.com  ICCC #1220.   275 commiseration #0018.
"In Him was life, and His life was the Light of men."  John 1:4
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Stan_D
You are a master, Dean.
Einstein, when describing radio said "Wire telegraph is like a very long cat. You pull his tail in NY and he meows in LA. And radio works the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat."
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outlawmws
Great Job on that Dean!

[Logo%20Outlaw-half]  Coleman Blue's 243's #341


“A Human Being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, give orders, take orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook  a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.  Specialization is for insects.”            - Lazarus Long


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outlawmws
I've been having Yardsales this weekend so not much other than cleanup and sometimes repair of what I'm selling (resurrected a Rototiller that had no spark today...) going on.

I did receive a 7W LED bulb for the vintage T10 (Tube) holding work Lamp I rewired for the "new" mini worklbench.

Man I like this light!  probably about 70W equivalent, and the bulb is directional (and has 180 deg rotational capability).  I JUST barely got it to fit - I had to disassemble the lamp, screw in the bulb, then reassemble the socket onto the lamp.  its an over tight fit, has slight deformation on the back edge, but works and with only 7W I don't have a concern about the lamp heat melting the wires that law against the bulb with an inadequate heat shield... (More like a heat conductor...)

Here are shots of the Lamp, Top Bottom and on the top of the tool cabinet:

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And shots of the light it produces;  the last two are with and without the floor lamp I have next to it for general lighting, with the last being without.  I cannot tell on the bench surface if the general light is on or off with this work lamp on.  (60W equiv LED for the general light...)

This will be a great work light and the bulb would be a great replacement for an old fashioned drop light (directional by definition)

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Work light 8 bench backlight.jpg 


Work light 9 bench.jpg 

[Logo%20Outlaw-half]  Coleman Blue's 243's #341


“A Human Being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, give orders, take orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook  a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.  Specialization is for insects.”            - Lazarus Long


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1hpycmpr
All I did in my shop tonight was move the lampshade from this............



..........to this.



Seriously, that's all I did!
Mark
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michiganphil
It wasn't today, but Saturday afternoon. 

I recently picked up this Kelty Tioga Jr frame pack (fits tiny torso from 9"-14").

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It is a 90's vintage, and didn't have a sternum strap. I thought the shoulder harness would probably benefit from having one so I got all the buckles and webbing from strapworks for about $7. I got out the wife's sewing machine and put it to use.

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I sewed the loops for the sternum strap and the buckle, and the lower seam for the adjustable ladder onto each shoulder strap. Then I assembled the loops onto the adjustable ladder/shoulder strap, and stitched the top of the ladder to the shoulder strap. It almost looks like it came that way. While I was at it, I also repaired a pulled seam on the hip belt.

The machine didn't really like the multiple layers of webbing, but it got the job done and I am pleased with the result.


Philip
ICCC #1326
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Deanofid
Did something for the shop, today.

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This is a new chuck on the Atlas lathe.  It is the same kind of chuck as is used on my smaller lathes, but I found one on the supplier's website that was threaded for the one inch spindle on the Atlas, so bought one.  These small lathe chucks have what are called soft jaws, so are good for certain materials.  You can see the regular sized chuck for this lathe in the background.

Anyway, the small chucks come with what are called "Tommy bars" for opening and closing the chuck jaws.  You can see them in the pic above, and might notice they are already bent, since the larger lathe requires tighter clamping of the jaws to make full use of it's cutting capacity.



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So, I made a couple of more sturdy Tommy bars that I can put more leverage on without bending.



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They fit in the new chuck like this.  The bars are made from a high carbon tool steel called W-1.  With the proper hardening and tempering, this kind of steel can be made into anything from a tap or reamer to a cold chisel or hammer head. 



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I could probably use the new Tommy bars as they were, but I'm going to harden and temper them to make them tougher.
In the pic above I'm heating the working end of a bar to a red heat.  It still has a way to go to get to full red, yet.  There is a transitional temperature for this kind of tool steel that must be reached in order to make it as hard as it can get.  The way to tell when that temperature has been reached is by magnetic attraction.  When the end of the rod starts looking good and bright red, I touch a magnet to it while I am still heating it.  If the magnet sticks, not hot enough yet.  When the magnet no longer is attracted to the tool steel, it has reached the critical temperature. 

When I get to that temp, I quickly take the tool steel rod out of the vise and plunge it into room temp water, swirling it around to cool it evenly.



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The two bars have now been hardened as hard as they can get.  At this point, they are so hard that a file just skips over them, and they cannot be filed at all.  Hard like glass.
If I used them like this, I would almost surely break the smaller tips right off.  The steel is so hard that it is brittle.  What I have to do to turn the steel from being dead hard to hard and durable is temper the parts.



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In order to temper the steel to the temperature I want, I needed to make the ends shiny with an abrasive, so that I will be able to see the ends as the color changes on the next heat.



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I want these to be hard, but also tough, like a chisel, rather than a cutting tool or a hammer head.  That color is kind of a dark blue, and I heated the rod below the tip so I could watch the color creep up to the tip.  The pieces go through a number of different color shades as I heat them, and when I see the right color, they are quenched in water again.  These are tempered back from dead hard to the blue color you see at the top of the pieces, which is the color for toughness, as well as being quite hard, but not as hard as they were.

On the right side piece I have noted a few of the different colors that we can use for making specific tools.  The top is blue, as I've said, for tough, durable steel.  Then as you look down to the line marked "A", you can see it is kind of a dark purple, which would be for tools like screw drivers, or some types of springs.  A little lower is a lighter purple at letter "B", for things like chisels, or a cutter for wood.  Down at letter "C" is the "tool maker" color, usually called straw color.  If you were tempering a tool that had been hardened, and you wanted to cut regular steel with it, that is the color you would want.  That's the color I try for when making taps and dies.

These are just a few examples of the various colors.  The tools steel has to be clean and shiny for these colors to show up as they are heated, and you have to watch closely to get the yellow or straw colors, because they come up fast.

That's what I did in my shop, today.
Dean -Midnight Kerosene Ritualist--http://www.deansmachine.com  ICCC #1220.   275 commiseration #0018.
"In Him was life, and His life was the Light of men."  John 1:4
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outlawmws
Philip,  Nice job on the min pack repairs and additions!   Who will the victim be that uses it?  Kids or Grandkids?

Dean,  Cool upgrade and write-up on the tommy bars!
[Logo%20Outlaw-half]  Coleman Blue's 243's #341


“A Human Being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, give orders, take orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook  a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.  Specialization is for insects.”            - Lazarus Long


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outlawmws
Mark,  Sometimes something simple is all you need... [wink]
[Logo%20Outlaw-half]  Coleman Blue's 243's #341


“A Human Being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, give orders, take orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook  a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.  Specialization is for insects.”            - Lazarus Long


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Deanofid
outlawmws wrote:
Dean,  Cool upgrade and write-up on the tommy bars!

Thanks!  I loved the outcome on that neat little chest of drawers, too.  It's similar to the old style machinist's chest.  Looks really nice.
Dean -Midnight Kerosene Ritualist--http://www.deansmachine.com  ICCC #1220.   275 commiseration #0018.
"In Him was life, and His life was the Light of men."  John 1:4
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michiganphil
outlawmws wrote:
Philip,  Nice job on the min pack repairs and additions!   Who will the victim be that uses it?  Kids or Grandkids?


I got it for my boy. He's only 3, so he can't really use it yet. I'm just getting him used to the idea, and letting him carry it empty around the house or short walks on the nature trail. He opened the box it came in and says,
"it's for camping, for walking in the woods"- yes buddy, it is.
"there's lots of room for all my friends"- (stuffed animals) we'll see about that

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Next summer, the goal is just to have him carry his sleeping bag. Our current setup is an Osprey Poco with 35L gear storage, and kid carrier. It's getting too heavy (30lbs. gear for us + 35lb. kid).
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He is getting too big to carry anymore.  Besides, we will need the space in his current pack (me) for his little brother to come along. Little brother will be a year old next summer and ready to go.
Philip
ICCC #1326
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Deanofid
Love that second picture, Philip.  What a cute kid, being toted around by dad.  [smile]
Dean -Midnight Kerosene Ritualist--http://www.deansmachine.com  ICCC #1220.   275 commiseration #0018.
"In Him was life, and His life was the Light of men."  John 1:4
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mesduckman
This 236 was not running, knew it at the time of purchase. Put it aside for a couple months. Today we went to the other column... I like this one, Beast.

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Larry - ICCC #1605
275 Appreciation Syndicate #0199
Whistling wings in a sunrise marsh, heaven is upon us.
Acts 10:13 - RKE
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Northman49
Tried my hand at making a Q99. Homemade tube and gen nut. Gen tip was only original item. Worked great til I broke the mantles. Had a pair of  insta clips, removed the clips and tied mantles
with wire. Not original looking but I like to experiment.

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She was only a moonshiner's daughter, but I loved her still.

I keep my tools sharp...but my mind sharper!
  Ed
                 CANADIAN BLUES Member #023
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outlawmws
Had some time before dinner, so I setup the tiny 1936 table saw for milling some very un-straight oak pallet wood into straight pieces. These will hopefully become the sides to one of two boxes for camp gear...


First cut them a bit over size for length for the best sections, then setup the saw with a LONG angle as the fence, and trimmed off the "hump" (riding the "high" ends against the overlong fence)

Then I set it up for 4-5/8" and cut them straight with the no straight edge against the long fence.

I also trimmed a LOT of split ends and other damage. They are still not perfect, but its not going to be furniture. I have a bunch of narrower boards I need to do for Box # 2, and I'll have to make some wider boards from the narrow stuff for this one, as I'm missing 3 shorter boards this width...


The saw setup:

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And the "roughed out" milled boards:

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[Logo%20Outlaw-half]  Coleman Blue's 243's #341


“A Human Being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, give orders, take orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook  a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.  Specialization is for insects.”            - Lazarus Long


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Rocky
Just ran in and out as it was well over 100 degrees out there with the heat and humidity yesterday.  Air conditioning the workshop may be the next project considering the heat we have been having this year.  You will be soaked through and dehydrated in 15 minutes with the way its been lately.  Test firing a stove or lantern has been a challenge leaving you asking - "Do I really want to light a flame when its this hot out?"

It was already in the 80's outside this morning at 5 AM with the shop in the 90's.
Rocky
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mikewells
Finished this up yesterday for a friend of mine. Made it out of some junk I had lying around


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Mike Wells
E Bay user name whitegas5152
ICCC # 1038
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outlawmws
Very cool Mike!
[Logo%20Outlaw-half]  Coleman Blue's 243's #341


“A Human Being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, give orders, take orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook  a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.  Specialization is for insects.”            - Lazarus Long


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Stan_D
Outlaw, love the saw. 3 of my shop tools are a little newer (1954).

But you can make furniture level lumber from pallets. I've posted this before, but this case for my 200A was oak from a pallet. I joined 2 planks to make each side wide enough.

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Einstein, when describing radio said "Wire telegraph is like a very long cat. You pull his tail in NY and he meows in LA. And radio works the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat."
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outlawmws
Stan that came out great!

My oak is REALLY rough, and with some nail holes despite trimming what i could away.  I don't have a planer, so the surfaces aren't getting much better than a rough pass with a belt sander.  I've hit somewhat of a snag,  its so rough and some are so warped I may not have enough for both boxes...  I'm looking at alternative scrap lumber now.
[Logo%20Outlaw-half]  Coleman Blue's 243's #341


“A Human Being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, give orders, take orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook  a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.  Specialization is for insects.”            - Lazarus Long


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Deanofid
Nice "junk" Mike.  Beautiful job on the fount vise!
Dean -Midnight Kerosene Ritualist--http://www.deansmachine.com  ICCC #1220.   275 commiseration #0018.
"In Him was life, and His life was the Light of men."  John 1:4
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outlawmws
Another possible project!  (like I need another...)  I was digging something else out, and found this:  

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Of course, it was at a different angle and I know you guys will think what I immediately thought!

Polish the concave face maybe put the bracket on the back side, set it up for mounting on one of the lantern pole setups I made recently... and...  [RedLantern]

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[Logo%20Outlaw-half]  Coleman Blue's 243's #341


“A Human Being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, give orders, take orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook  a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.  Specialization is for insects.”            - Lazarus Long


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outlawmws
OK, Back on track for material for the boxes I think.  Tonight I managed to get two more pallets with 1/2" thick X something over 3" Oak.  This is better than what I have, so I may "upgrade" some marginal pieces.  All I need to do is get the nails up without busting too many boards...  (There are always losses...)
[Logo%20Outlaw-half]  Coleman Blue's 243's #341


“A Human Being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, give orders, take orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook  a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.  Specialization is for insects.”            - Lazarus Long


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outlawmws
Saturday night I finalized the box plans for length and height (width had been determined...), and Sunday I glued some spit ends on some of the boards (It is salvage wood...), then spent WAY more time than I expected to get the finger joint dado and fixture setup. Turns out my Dado is 5/8 and the arbor is 1/2.. so I had to come up with a sleeve. (I also bought the main hinges I needed as well as some magnet catches for the inner cabinet doors one box will have while I was at the HW store)

Then I realized the dado body is too big for the dang arbor length! so I dug out three identical new blades (also 5/8 hole, I had to cut about a 3/16 sleeve section off the bronze bushing I'd bought) and stacked them with the middle one offset, dang! this thing cuts an almost exact 1/4" kurf! [rocker]

Then, after FOUR tries, I got the actual fixture to space correctly...

Here is a test on a some scrap... My very first ever (successful) Box/Finger joint: 

First Finger joint.jpg 

Started on the real deal after two more test runs, and! [sAng_scream]

I broke the dang fingering fixture! [grouch] The bit between the kerf clearance and guide "Popped"!   Had I glued the guide in place, it probably would have been fine... So I'm gluing it up with the guide getting glued as a stiffening block, and some scrap guide wedged into the kerf to help clamp it...


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Done cutting fingers for the night! 

However, I did get two more test pieces done and two of the real deal, so that's enough for my "after dark" final layout with the real parts, so I can cut shallow dadoes into the inside face for the separators to fit into before final glue up and clamping. 

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The good news is I tried some of the 1/4" ply the dividers will be made from and the stacked blades cut a perfect dado for that as well!

A setback but not too bad...

Today after work I got the fixture back out of glue clamps and into use:

A mockup of the fixture in use.  You can see the 3 failed tries...

Fixture fixed.jpg 

I got all four box half cases finger jointed,  I still need to dado then for the dividers, and then cutting the side panels (recycled paneling), glue up the cases, and clamp, using the side panels to make sure they are square.

The narrow set for the two lanterns and stove.  This will also convert to the stove table, with aluminum tube legs, which I already have.  One like this was posted here on CCF, which was the inspiration for this double set.

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Lots more to go before done!  Things move slow during the work week...

Sanity check for fitment:

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“A Human Being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, give orders, take orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook  a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.  Specialization is for insects.”            - Lazarus Long


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Gunhippie
http://www.colemancollectorsforum.com/post/ot-battle-lantern-fettle-8947102?pid=1298033422
It's priceless until someone puts a price on it.
Walk a mile in a man's shoes before you criticize him--then you're a mile away, and he has no shoes.
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Timm--Middle of nowhere, near the end of the road, Oregon.
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51plymouth
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Replaced my garage entry door
Dave 
Coleman 275 Appreciation Syndicate member #0125
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outlawmws
Well after two evenings of re-thinking the stuff I wanted inside the "Supply" box, I cut the dados for the dividers and after dinner, the outside panels.

So I've almost got boxes!:

Plugging nail holes, sanding  then I start gluing and clamping the cases, together.  I wanted the panels so I can make sure the cases glue up square...

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[Logo%20Outlaw-half]  Coleman Blue's 243's #341


“A Human Being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, give orders, take orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook  a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.  Specialization is for insects.”            - Lazarus Long


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outlawmws
Drilled and dowel plugged nail holes tonight before I ran out of gas, but they are all done. Tomorrow I sand and glue the cases together, then sand some more.... Then attach the side panels and start on the dividers, shelves, and two interior doors. 

I was expecting to use mostly 1/8" or possibly 1/4" dowel. It was mostly 5/16, a few 3/8, and two 7/16! (those I had to glue some cracks I'd missed before, and clamp it shut while I drilled) Only four were 1/8, and two 1/4... rusty nails do damage...

I had to go get the 3/8 and more 5/16 as I ran out...(I had less than a foot to start of the 5/16). Of course it was two separate trips! [tard]

I thought I had used about 1/3 of the salvage paneling I had. I was looking for some smaller 1/4" ply panels for dividers and shelves, and I found two more oversize sheets, and half another! [willy_nilly]

Tomorrow, after yard sailing, is another day...
[Logo%20Outlaw-half]  Coleman Blue's 243's #341


“A Human Being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, give orders, take orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook  a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.  Specialization is for insects.”            - Lazarus Long


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judeyramone
Used up the remainder of some material left over from my son's lantern case to make this nice little 502 box:



I also sprayed 3 coats of clear on the aforementioned lantern case.
Judey

Milspec syndicate #0167
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greatdane
I am always fixing or producing some stuff in wood and I can never just do one thing at the time, so I go from one project and on to another when I get bored.

My neighbor had to make a new floor in his livingroom which floor wasnt changed since 1890 and he asked if I could use the floor joists. I got them for free and made a new workbench/table.

I also had to make a hatch for our laundry duct and when I finished that I started making a bit more serious swing out of some oak there was in the way.

In the evening I visited friends and we did some lamping + I made a lamp working for my sister.


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Greatdane

“Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only pressurelamps can do that”. 
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outlawmws
Now THAT'S a serious work bench!  Great job Greatdane!

Judey,  LOVE the 502 box!  (thought I posted that already;  Not sure what happened...)
[Logo%20Outlaw-half]  Coleman Blue's 243's #341


“A Human Being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, give orders, take orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook  a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.  Specialization is for insects.”            - Lazarus Long


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Deanofid
Wow, what a work bench!  Very well done.
Same for your stove box, Jude.  Nice work.
Dean -Midnight Kerosene Ritualist--http://www.deansmachine.com  ICCC #1220.   275 commiseration #0018.
"In Him was life, and His life was the Light of men."  John 1:4
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Stan_D
Sadness is what is going on in my shop. Knew this day would come, just not so soon.  We're moving out of the house my parents bought in 1954, 3 years before I was born.  Headed in to a rental for two years, and then on to what I hope will be our waterfront villa.  The shop tools my Dad bought, almost right away, were a table saw and a drill press, both Craftsman.  In fact, all the tools are Craftsman. 4X36 tabletop belt sander, bench grinder.  The last tool my Dad added before he passed in '76 was a wood lathe.  In the early 90s, I was given a 6" jointer.  About 10 years ago, I took a router table that had 15" legs, and built it into a bench you could stand and use, and about 4 years ago, I was given a 9" band saw.  All of this was crowded into about a 15' X 20' space.  All this has to be moved.  Including a work bench my Dad made. Oh, and my stock of lumber.

And here's the tough part. I won't be able to have most of these usable whilst in this rental. I have room for the table and band saw, and maybe the drill press. The rest will be disassembled and stored. Luckily, I have the storage room.  The light at the end of the tunnel is that in the planned villa, I hope to have a 20'X30' space, and at that time might be looking to add a tool or two.  And the first project there will be a small boat for the Grandson.

Oh, my aching back.  Helluva time to run out of Advil.

Einstein, when describing radio said "Wire telegraph is like a very long cat. You pull his tail in NY and he meows in LA. And radio works the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat."
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outlawmws
Stan, at least you will be in a position to reassemble a new shop down the road a bit.  Some guys have to lose most if not all their tools and start over.  (I can't imagine doing that, even if I had ready cash...  I've been collecting tool since I was 14 or 15.   - Actually even earlier for slot cars and the like.)

I know it will be hard to make those "guns or Butter" decisions about what gets stored or moved to the rental.  Best of luck on that!  If you don't have an inventory, you might want to start now if only for planning purposes!
[Logo%20Outlaw-half]  Coleman Blue's 243's #341


“A Human Being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, give orders, take orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook  a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.  Specialization is for insects.”            - Lazarus Long


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