The Good Bad & Ugly shops

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  1. OLD Ron

    OLD Ron Well-Known Member

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    At least now we know that bats ..... eat there own . :)
     
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  2. Oldoutlaw

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    What fun would that be??
     
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  3. OLD Ron

    OLD Ron Well-Known Member

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    Some days we don't get much fun & we have to settle for productive . :)
    Making my nest just a little bit better than it was yesterday is a win .
     
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  4. Rifling82

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    In other words.... the toy tractor kicked his a**
     
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  5. OLD Ron

    OLD Ron Well-Known Member

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    To some degree ....... yes ! :p
    There is one part that seems not to have a place . Tonight I will look around the shop for bolts & keys I need & the ones I can't find I will go buy maybe next week . Drilling out the steering wheel hole looks like fun . I need a new master link for the chain too & get it all limbered back up . May try a old biker trick on the chain . ..... clean it all well .... pack in grease ...... wrap in foil ..... bake until the grease all melts in .... let cool ..... then wipe off excess grease . :)
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  6. Rifling82

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    I’m actually surprised, it at least looks half way descent :p:D
     
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  7. OLD Ron

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    Thanks rifling !
    It still has a long way to go & a part to be made & rivet the snifter / noise maker on .
    Then decals ....few coats of clear .... then the wagon . At this pace the snow will be blowing by then . :p
     
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  8. PeeJay1313

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    Here my Harley... FB_IMG_1564091660756.jpeg
     
  9. PeeJay1313

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    Looking good Old Ron..
     
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  10. OLD Ron

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    That is a nice clean looking ride there PJ !
    Mom-ma doesn't ride ?
     
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  11. Rifling82

    Rifling82 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    That’s gross PeeJay
     
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  12. OLD Ron

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    :eek:
     
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  13. OLD Ron

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    Pay no attention to the Huffy rider PJ that is a nice ride ! :)
     
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  14. jigs-n-fixture

    jigs-n-fixture Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    On low speed chains, cleaning them off with brake cleaner, and then baking them in the oven at about 200-degrees in an old pan filled with paraffin wax, works well and is less messy.
     
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  15. OLD Ron

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    I never heard of that jigs-n . Wouldn't the wax make the rollers stiffer ? May be worth a shot .
    Thanks for the idea ! :)
     
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    Cool but sunny day here . They are calling for 70 Tuesday .... doors & windows will be wide open that day . Today wood burner will be going .
    Today will be get at the rifle stock that I didn't get to yesterday . Never done or seen glass bedding done so this could be fun . No idea how thick or runny it is . I still need to get some clay to plug holes I don't want filled .
    At worst if the first attempt goes south .... I can grind it out & do it again .:)
     
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  17. PeeJay1313

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    Momma got her own.. FB_IMG_1586093673569.jpeg
     
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    jigs-n-fixture Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    We did it for years on mountain bike chains when i still lived in Vegas. Every chain oil, grease, or other lubricant we tried was a dust magnet.
    The chains loosen up after a little bit. General just a good shake.

    It made chains last about twice as long as any other method we came up with.
     
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    jigs-n-fixture Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    If you have access to YouTube, Midway has a good video on ho to do it.
     
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  20. OLD Ron

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    Learned a few things today .
    Dealing with old people & cleaning a small kitchen cabinet are both a pain in the butt !
    How many bread tie things does one really need to keep around ? Wow .... half of a garbage can of clutter is now gone . :)
    Bedding project went in the crapper when I opened the resin & it was hard ..... must have been old stock . Did manage to drill one hole for the steering wheel on the tractor before everything else went south . The second hole to hold it on may be a pain . Still haven't figured out where that one part goes ! :mad:
    All in all not a real productive day at the shop .:(
     
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    Rain on the way again today . Mixed bag of temps. for the week .
    No idea what I will get at today . I need to do some banking for dad so will get out a bit & see how the crazy s are doing out there . Guess I should get a list going of things I need that wouldn't go buy yet . It won't be long & the yard work will start . :cool:
     
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