Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

What's in your garage?

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • FusionKing
    replied
    Interesting....I always wondered what happened there.
    I never seemed to fit in there. Most of my posts were ignored I felt. I've tried for years and pretty much gave up.... definetly a "clique" or at least that is my impression. I did see you were "banned" and actually tried to find out why to no avail. I also read some of your posts on Toolbox or something like that.
    Somehow I was under the impression those guys were professional welders also.
    There are a lot of great guys over on Welding Web though. Not speaking of the management, but rather the general membership. I did spend a huge amount of time on XS11 and pontoon Magazine's Forum a long time ago.
    I pretty much decided between here and WW and Hobart, with Miller being my primary home.
    That being said I do believe we could be a bit more "On Topic" and perhaps keep projects posting in the project section. But I am really happy to see such an increase of threads and posts. Especially considering not too far back it was nothing but about broken down machines, and still being posted in the Welding Discussions forum.
    I do believe we could add 2 new categories. One for welding machine discussion and one for simply "off topic" discussion. I realize I am only one person and there are many other viewpoints. much better to have more to read than I have time for than to only see the same old posts from several days back.
    Man I do miss H80N !!
    I simply want to thank everyone here for hanging out and posting so often. it really is one of my diversions along with my morning coffee jut before I have to join the actual world of making metal submit to my will

    Leave a comment:


  • Franz©
    replied
    Originally posted by ryanjones2150 View Post
    Glad I don’t go to that site.
    There is a long list of people who no longer go to SloFlushingTurds, and I know and still communicate with many of them.
    My understanding is HairCutter recently expressed concern about the site atrophying.
    Several left when they learned I had been shanked and why.

    Leave a comment:


  • Franz©
    replied
    Ronald Lemke a/k/a Shade Tree Weldunce is a soap and lubricant salesman out of Illinois covering an industrial account route.
    His welding business is/was 2 stalls in his wife's horsie barn. His sole manufacturing job in the shop to my knowledge was making starter solenoid covers for a Defense Contractor. The job was accomplished by a weldor employed by Cat working in the horsie barn when not working at Cat.
    His original deal was scamming server time by giving the server owner a large percentage of advertising revenue. That server owner got smart over time.
    He went to College with a man who lives in my area. He has been to my house to pick up an air compressor. On my wife's instruction I invited him in for coffee and her home made Italian cookies. He and his former fellow student didn't have time to stop because they had to get to a bar and drink beer. Italian grandmothers tend to interpret that as poor rearing on the part of a man's parents as well as an insult to the grandmother who extended the invitation. I tend to agree with her assessment. Since he was off the property and likely never to return I listened to Granny and chose to not pursue the issue with the punk.

    Cutter is a licensed hairdresser in Texas who has earned his living for at least 20 years as a handyman for apartment and rental house owners. His shop sits on a service ally behind his house. His skillset as a hairdresser must have been high or his client base was extremely stupid. I'm not certain and can only say he was well groomed when he stopped at my house in the company of Madam X, the wife of a living retired Army career officer. They get together a couple times a year for a week and fornicate according to them. My wife was not at home when they visited. Madam was happy to advantage herself of the opportunity to sit in and enjoy my 68 Plymouth Fury 3. Her response to why she didn't just shed the nonperforming husband and move to Texas with Cutter was "she couldn't afford to loose all the benefits".

    The software is VBulletin, I selected it when the board was being built. Cutter and Madam are highly conversant with the operation of the board and to my knowledge run day to day operations.
    There is a section accessible to only a select group called the Goat Locker. It's primary use is to be a place where members are humiliated. Shady loves to humiliate people and considers himself a master of the skill. My opinion is the only skill Shady ever mastered is baiting.

    Around the time I crashed and burned, Shady had learned Pelton was looking for a welding site to buy where a couple of their children could play manager and make a few bucks. Pelton was looking at WannabeWeb and Shady made an offer to sell SloFlushingTurds to Pelton. They entertained his offer and told him membership was insufficient for their plan. Shady decided after consultation with the suck engineer from Vactor board membership could be boosted by hauling in members of Pirate 4x4 and accepting the language level of that group. I don't and won't play that crap, and I especially won't tolerate it on a site where children are well known to read the board with their parents consent. I made my position known and stood my ground.
    I can with fair ease deliver foul words in minimally 4 languages, and yet I see no great need to Fbomb to make my point. In fact I see constant Fbombing as a detraction from a site. Apparently I was outvoted, and shortly after I got out of the hospital, I was covertly banned. Fine, I built it, I'm finished, I'm down the road, UNTIL people stop telling the truth. I can also afford lawyers. I may be old and crippled up, but I still don't back down or give ground without good reason. Shady came to understand my position and comply with my demands.

    I remain a student of both SunTsu and Edward Bernays, and I am certain both were better teachers than I ever was a student.

    Leave a comment:


  • ryanjones2150
    replied
    Glad I don’t go to that site.

    Leave a comment:


  • smawgmaw
    replied
    Originally posted by Franz© View Post

    Sure am, right after the soap salesman who runs SloFlushingTurds sent me a PM telling me he wished the heart attack had killed me. His hairdresser helper didn't like me either.
    The Get Dead Soon message kind of annoyed me, so the soap salesman learned how expensive lawyers can be.
    Then I was BANNED. Of course Ronnie the soap salesman didn't have the guts to say so publicly.

    He was depressed because Pelton Publishing didn't buy SloFlushingTurds.
    Okay, I was just curious as I was not aware of what happened.
    Last edited by smawgmaw; 07-17-2019, 07:42 AM.

    Leave a comment:


  • Franz©
    replied
    Originally posted by smawgmaw View Post

    Franz, just a simple question. Are you the same Franz that got banned from shopfloortalk.com years ago? Just curious.
    Sure am, right after the soap salesman who runs SloFlushingTurds sent me a PM telling me he wished the heart attack had killed me. His hairdresser helper didn't like me either.
    The Get Dead Soon message kind of annoyed me, so the soap salesman learned how expensive lawyers can be.
    Then I was BANNED. Of course Ronnie the soap salesman didn't have the guts to say so publicly.

    He was depressed because Pelton Publishing didn't buy SloFlushingTurds.

    Leave a comment:


  • smawgmaw
    replied
    Originally posted by Franz© View Post
    Who you trying to kid Berry?
    Your wife makes you keep the shop neat & safe so the kids can use it for a playroom.
    Franz, just a simple question. Are you the same Franz that got banned from shopfloortalk.com years ago? Just curious.

    Leave a comment:


  • Franz©
    replied
    Who you trying to kid Berry?
    Your wife makes you keep the shop neat & safe so the kids can use it for a playroom.

    Leave a comment:


  • ryanjones2150
    replied
    BH....I think I set my coffee cup on that box just the other day....dadgumit.

    The crew at the fire house know what my rampage looks like when I’m storming through the station looking for where I sat my coffee cup. Nowadays, when they find it, they just bring it to me....knowing full well that if I’m not looking for it now, I will be in a few minutes.

    Leave a comment:


  • tackit
    replied
    When Franz figures out how to win the lottery and sells his secret to us members here, here's what I would buy for blasting jobs and blowing up beach balls, most things I clean down to gray metal would only take a few seconds to do.

    It pulled behind the tractor hooked to a blasting pot to deal with sneakin hunters vehicles would be the bomb too. Can you imagine them coming out of the woods and seeing their vehicles stripped down to bare metal.

    https://america.sullair.com/en/news/...tier-3-markets

    Leave a comment:


  • Sberry
    replied
    I keep my shop stripped of absolutely anything I am not using or working on. I spend a few mins every day hauling it out to storage. I have a basement in another building and 2 mobile homes for stuff too good to toss but don't want to work around. I also have another 80x100 for storage which really made the shop work so much easier. I keep pickups, service truck, forklift, all that stuff out in it. The big downside is the birds lately. We built about 1000 aq ft of shelving in it mostly from mobile home beams. Click image for larger version  Name:	basement Cary 2.JPG Views:	0 Size:	23.4 KB ID:	599496Click image for larger version  Name:	basement Cary.JPG Views:	0 Size:	25.1 KB ID:	599497Click image for larger version  Name:	basement stuff.JPG Views:	0 Size:	40.2 KB ID:	599498Click image for larger version  Name:	storage building summer.JPG Views:	0 Size:	30.9 KB ID:	599499Click image for larger version  Name:	shelves right corner.JPG Views:	0 Size:	46.1 KB ID:	599500
    Last edited by Sberry; 07-15-2019, 07:10 AM.

    Leave a comment:


  • Burnt hands
    replied
    Click image for larger version

Name:	Hoffa.jpg
Views:	91
Size:	50.4 KB
ID:	599494

    Leave a comment:


  • Franz©
    replied
    Noel, media blasting & the dust is minimally 2 books.

    Step 1 is and always will be minimizing the dust with an impingement curtain. Seems like Tack and I did this last week.
    Step 2, let gravity work for you instead of fighting gravity.. Relocate your pickup area down to the grate like ZeroBlast and you get a major gain in efficiency.
    Step 3, Thein separator. Cheap and easy to build, especially if you got room for a 30 gallon drum with removable lid. Plasma+ MIG + RTV and watch that puppy work. Get a couple weight lifters when the drum needs to move.
    I never took it this far, but my hunch is for a cabinet blaster a screen could be inserted into the Thein tub with a vibrator to reclaim some media while letting the crud fall thru.
    I also have a love for old Kirbys sitting at the curb. They're easily rebuildable and complete bypass unlike a shop vac.

    Of course you can spend a lot more money, but the Thein blows the doors off most commercial product. If you still plug filters, drywall bucket between Thein & vac producer. About an inch of water in the bottom and some PVC.

    The mug in one place ain't gonna fly. Shoot I misplace my gimp stick at least twice a day for sport. My cat loves watching me look for it, and she won't tell me where it is.

    Chevelle went on blocks when I headed to the Peninsular playground of insanity. My 4x4 was 5 feet from it on other blocks. Mom went to her grave 9 months after getting her first new car in her name. I know exactly what happened. Truth was when I got back it was just another line item to add to the account.

    Leave a comment:


  • Noel
    replied
    What's a pool shed? Lol. I'm thinking out loud when I say I wish I didn't know but I do. Lived the good life as a kid in Southern California. And not that I have a large circle to hang with, but I don't know anyone here with a pool except my kid who bought a used blow up one for the grand daughter. He doesn't have a pool shed I can tell you that with certainty. But I will find that tub of tinning flux, it's around.

    This whole glass beading and cleaning parts seems / is, some what OCD. But off the shelf clean is the poor mans new part. Working and not getting the hands dirty is the way to go.
    I have tried the molasses, electrolysis, different acids and fall back to blasting with glass bead? I have been thinking however that the filtration system I have in place before the vac could be improved upon? Any ideas for that?

    I'm the same with names. I tend not to remember or just don't remember names unless it seems I see a need for a solid connection. Like the fellas at NAPA. I know those guys by name. They know me by mine. Yet my neighbor, right next door, It's howdy neighbor, hey bud, how's my friend doing, but he's never called me by name so I sometimes wonder??? As far forgetting where you last set the mug, always set it in the same place. That works for me. It can work for you to.

    Well maybe I was as surprised with that story when you mentioned it, as you must have been to find the blocks stacked up? Who does that eh? Sounds like she sold it and stacked the blocks? Lol...Mothers. Gotta love em.
    I say remembering that is important, where you left the mug, not so much.

    Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_3716.JPG
Views:	114
Size:	64.6 KB
ID:	599474 Top right corner. That's my spot. Find yours and you will always find the mug.

    Leave a comment:


  • Franz©
    replied
    Tinning flux - visit the neighbor's pool shed with a container.

    Beads are more for peening than cleaning. Plastic beads is for frustration. I love watching the bike boys squirt them in the cabinet.

    They give me real strange looks when I tell them about molasses and chelation and how superior it is to beating rust seeds into craters. I got so bored electroplating rust I haven't charged my tank in 4 years. Seems like the fun went out of the process when I got the tank running clear 24/7.

    Had a man years ago who was a human camera. Fran looked at hose or wire systems took em apart & put em back together months later without notes. He really hated me hitting the PA system and saying CLICK when he looked at something. I can walk into a building where I last worked 20 years back or more and find what I built, unless somebody moved it. I can generally remember where I put a part a year later, but I'm terrible with names, and I can sit my mug down and not remember where I put it 2 minutes later.

    Just so you feel better, Mom's 66 Chevelle was sitting on blocks in the yard in 67. When I got back in 71 only the blocks were sitting.. At least the blocks were piled.

    Leave a comment:

Working...
X