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New toy...
Yesterday I conned the kid into going to Harbor Freight with me, well, don't really have to con too much on that!  Wink  BUT, while we were there I bought a fairly stout mill/drill machine and told him ...

Started 04/22/07 at 23:55:41 by Justin B.
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Disk Space Usage
I thought it would be good to point out...
My account currently has a 350MB (yes, that's MB) disk space cap on it.  My usage is currently at about 348MB.  Luckily, the cap is SUPPOSED to be 550GB...

Started 06/08/07 at 16:52:35 by suraklyn
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Interesting mod II
Justin, Did you get your Mill up yet?

Started 05/05/07 at 10:52:16 by MrRiden
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more metal working tools
i was in at my local harbor frieght today. walking around looking for the big deal on step drills. three drills for $9.99 cool. i turn the corner and start to walk down the big item display isle. they...

Started 05/01/07 at 22:37:40 by Jon P (Ex Member)
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Interesting mod
If you ever do get that mill I have a project. A fellow over on the Airheads list had his valve covers modified and installed a 6m helicoil in the head and counterbored the covers 11mm to...

Started 04/17/07 at 11:48:15 by MrRiden
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So I noticed at least one person in here who mentioned turning wood, so I thought I'd throw this out there...
I recently purchased a wood lathe from Harbor Freight (#34706), and I've been dabblin...

Started 04/29/07 at 17:00:52 by suraklyn
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changing rear wheel
I'm thinking about having another go at modding a rear mudguard. Has anyone tried fitting a sprung hinge? My last version involved having it detach just infont of the rear light mount. I attached it u...

Started 04/18/07 at 19:30:38 by thrang (Ex Member)
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Milling machine is fun!
Class this week started us on the vertical mill!!!  Grin  Man, I gotta get me one of them things

Started 04/05/07 at 20:55:40 by Justin B.
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By: MrRiden
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Calling all metal lathe experts...
I just augmented my backyard "dawg-house" with a Harbor Freight 9x20 metal lathe.  I think my first "real" project will be to make a wheel balancer.  But, I first have to figure out what I'm doing wit...

Started 11/14/06 at 18:31:08 by Justin B.
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Ultra-Sonic Cleaners
Just took possession of an ultra-sonic cleaner, bought it primarily to clean mechanical clock movements, as I dabble in amateur repair of these mechanical nightmares ! I can see some applications in m...

Started 02/20/07 at 16:33:23 by Bob_Roller
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Precision measurement instruments
I'd like to give my preliminary impressions of the digital calipers that Harbor Freight has on sale right now.  The 6" is on sale for $15.95, and in my opinion is a great deal.  Grin I have had one of t...

Started 12/29/06 at 17:45:46 by Justin B.
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Making brackets and other gizmos...
I had put a set of Krauser K2 bags on my '81 R100 last fall and, as usual with Krauser's universal type mounts, the upper mounting bracket left much to be desired in the strength and rigidity departme...

Started 12/24/06 at 11:18:15 by Justin B.
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