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Technical Little tips and tricks for garage hobbyists.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ron Brown, Jul 30, 2019.

  1. Bentrodder
    Joined: Aug 10, 2010
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    Man, I'd pay some of y'all to come organize my crap!
     
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  2. ekimneirbo
    Joined: Apr 29, 2017
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    This is a little more involved, but it will make you a nice main workbench. You could use a kitchen cabinet underneath. I got a wooden cabinet at a school auction for about $20 and it fit pretty well underneath. I put 2x4 or 2x6s across the workbench surface and a steel sheet for pounding on. Holds a vice well. Got some of those small parts cabinets ($50-$75 ea) and a couple industrial cabinets ($50 ea) to mount on the wall. Then the pallet rack above holds lots of treasures for future projects. Can be assembled as the right cabinets become available, just need a section of racking to start the thing going.....so its not all cash needed at one time.

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    If someone is going to have only one workbench in their shop, this makes a pretty nice way to get a really strong bench and you can cut the height of the pallet racks if they are too tall. You can also get ones with longer cross bars and make a longer workbench. If you go on multiples of 4' (48") you can fit the wall cabinets in the back. Also, notice that you can install a shop light and have plenty of light for whatever you are working on.
     
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  3. Bandit Billy
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    My white letters turned brown over the winter. Being lazy, I mean creative, I used simple green and my 2" air DA sander and velcro green scotchbrite pads. I have a cheater valve on the DA so I cranked the air down low and gave em a scrub.
     
  4. ekimneirbo
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    I like to use Simple Green for cleaning my hands........I think its the best hand cleaner ever. Just spray it on my hands and wipe with a rag. No grit, no greasy residue, and my hands are Oh so soft aswell.:D
     
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  5. seb fontana
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    Dawn...:rolleyes:
     
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  6. 05snopro440
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    I still use SOS pads and warm water, quick and easy.
     
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  7. ekimneirbo
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    The thing about the Simple Green is that I have a "spray bottle" sitting in my shop. When I'm working and just need a quick hand cleanse, a quick spray and wipe and I'm clean as new. Don't need any water or anything but a rag. Some jobs I end up cleaning my hands several times. Dawn works good if you have water to rinse with, but the Simple Green is so simple to use that I gave all my other hand cleaners to a neighbor. I buy the gallon bottle with a spray bottle attached to it for refilling. Try it just one time..........I think you will become a fan.:)
     
  8. Lone Star Mopar
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    I do the simple green bit too. Keep a spray bottle right next to the paper towels. Cleans well, doesnt smell like hell & lasts forever.
    I opened a thing of Gojo out of the cabinet the other day. When I bought it, it was the consistency of petroleum jelly. When I opened it it was now a liquid mess only fit for the trash can.
     
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  9. GearheadsQCE
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    I don't clean my whitewalls, but I do use Brillo Pads and lacquer thinner to clean my hands! :D
     
  10. Lone Star Mopar
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    After years of using solvents & chemicals at work with bare hands (young & dumb). Ive gotten a bit more paranoid (smarter ??) & now prefer gloves & avoiding exposure to carcinogens as much as possible.
     
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  11. GearheadsQCE
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    You probably don't like to breathe asbestos dust either!

    I was being facetious and still am. :eek:
     
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  12. Lone Star Mopar
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    Oh yea I got the facetious part, I though it was funny ! I was just rambling, not busting your balls.
    I was going to say nowadays "I avoid carcinogens, unless they get me really high.." but I figured someone would miss that Im joking.
    Back to our regularly scheduled tips & tricks.
     
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  13. 05snopro440
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    It's not a solvent, but the MSDS does warn:

    If I have to wash my hands thoroughly after handling it, it's not hand cleaner in my book.
     
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  14. spanners
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    I hate the smell of gear oil or diesel on my hands so I give them a quick wash with lacquer thinner and then soap and water. Gets rid of the pong.
     
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  15. Harv
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    When my son did his first gearbox oil change, he got the gearoil everywhere. Took a long time to get rid of the smell. He still refers to gearoil as Liquid Arse.

    Cheers,
    Harv
     
  16. Gizzy
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    I got one too
     
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  17. j hansen
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  18. spanners
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  19. SilverJimmy
    Joined: Dec 2, 2008
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    Picked up a couple WorkMate benches a while back, yard sale find. Needed to get them up off the floor and not falling over. Came up with a modified French cleat design for storing them up on the wall and outta the way. F46BB170-C1DE-423B-8FF3-A456B2547A8D.jpeg D771038F-53B2-4E26-9BEE-7983F42DE947.jpeg E971392C-04A5-4D14-91A1-EB613C881F7F.jpeg Just a bunch of scrap wood and some Sheetrock screws, worked slick!
     
  20. spanners
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    Very nifty way of storing them. I can't understand why people throw them out. I've been using 2 that I picked up from kerbside rubbish 30 years ago.
     
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  21. Great idea. I ‘m out of wall space at my place, i’m actually considering building a wall down the middle of my pole barn just to get more wall space
     
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  22. Tow Truck Tom
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    Hah ha,,, on my hands I favor Dawn 1/2 strength.
    Clothing Used to the smell of diesel. First Dad memories was that of him running asphalt in a '50 flathead Ford dump truck.
    Decades later I ran 18 wheelers long haul. The fun was from the fifth wheel black graphite grease. Dawn Dish Soap always removed the grime.
    As a teenager,, A couple of rear diff changes led to my Denim jacket getting a righteous aroma.
    I sported it for several weeks but I think the 'laundry lady' Mom 'disappeared' it.
     
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  23. choptop40
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    wall shelving coming soon to a shop near me...lol..6 foot high to free up floor space...anchored to wall and suspended by roof joists...
     
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  24. j hansen
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    If you are in a pinch:rolleyes:
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  25. Six Ball
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    I'm sure there are lots of stories here. My quick tip is don't use this approach on the OD fuse in your Studebaker on a really hot day between Vegas & Kingman.
     
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  26. impala4speed
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    Photoshop or not, that's hilarious! If not photoshop then it's one of the dumbest things I've ever seen.
     
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  27. I needed to hide an engine under the bench..
    My carts were too tall and I didn't want to spend time building one...i have several HD casters but naa.
    I went to HD got a couple of 5/8 round stock hard wood,cut them in 2' sections then used plywood and an angled frame...rolls real easy.
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  28. Whatever that picture was, it looks like someone "fixed" it!
     
  29. j hansen
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    I think it was gone in 60 seconds!:D
    But I dont know why......
     
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  30. j hansen
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    You have mail!
     

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