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  1. TheLocalDrunk

    Induction heater / forge

    Thanks Kevin, "Necessity is the mother of invention" The guy I was looking into this project with decided it was just easier for him to use MAP and a couple firebricks to accomplish what he needs so I think this project is going to get dropped until I have the need again. But for SURE if I...
  2. TheLocalDrunk

    Looking for Tonneau cover

    Its a good lead I will check that out too Cheers
  3. TheLocalDrunk

    Engine case seperator

    KEB said “www.bitsofpieces.com you have to call him. He had 30 ish and 25 ish inch long. I got the longer one for around 250 to my door”
  4. TheLocalDrunk

    Engine case seperator

    Yes thats correct So the thread is fully in the dowel. And the dowel is JB'd in the block.
  5. TheLocalDrunk

    Engine case seperator

    KEB bought a long stick of it for one of his projects and I purchased some off him. Expensive stuff though. Around 8$ an inch. I will ask him and get back to you.
  6. TheLocalDrunk

    Looking for Tonneau cover

    Yeah, I had the big single fiberglass one on my last truck. Found it too limiting when your trying to fit big things in the box. Want to try a tri-fold one. Thanks anyhow
  7. TheLocalDrunk

    Engine case seperator

    Thanks! When I first saw it and saw the damage. I kind of laughed at it and thought "Throw it away, buy a new one". But now I am thinking "Damn this is going to work". He is lucky though. The amount of hours that went into this so far would have cost him an arm and a leg. He was going to try...
  8. TheLocalDrunk

    Engine case seperator

    Update for those interested. The next step was to repair the threaded hole that got blown out. So, I set it up in the mill and opened up that threaded hole to about .375 with my 3/8 end mill to a depth of 0.7" Then we made a new dowel that was 0.6" long, .344 in diameter and then threaded...
  9. TheLocalDrunk

    Looking for Tonneau cover

    I would like a hard Tonneau that is a tri-fold, that will fold up against the window allowing access to the whole box. My Truck is a 2018 GMC 1500 Short box (5'8" i think)
  10. TheLocalDrunk

    Looking for Tonneau cover

    Hey all Figured I would network a little bit here. I need to get a tonneau for my truck. Can anyone here get better deals then retail?
  11. TheLocalDrunk

    Bandsaw out feed table.

    What a simple solution. With the blacksmith, I have spent way too much time in front of one of those bandsaws and that would be a great little improvement. Cheers
  12. TheLocalDrunk

    Induction heater / forge

    oh, do you have a link? I searched "Kiln" and it didnt come up with anything. Yeah, on the high side of things I could build a 2000w unit for just under 300$. So A kiln for the same price could be better. doesnt seem like anyone else has played around much with induction though. Still might be...
  13. TheLocalDrunk

    Induction heater / forge

    Hey Guys, I was chatting with KEB about small boring bars. I had to borrow some that he made up for the engine I am repairing. This shows that I need some too and I think the best way is to just make some myself which brings me to this post. The ones I borrowed from him are ground down from a...
  14. TheLocalDrunk

    First Lathe, any tips on getting it up and running?(picture heavy)

    Ewwww, Yeah, I just used brass turned it down, stuck it in and didnt think any more about it :s
  15. TheLocalDrunk

    Would you believe

    oh i need to check mine now ;)
  16. TheLocalDrunk

    Tool box organization

    Tried guitar string but we were cutting some very dense foam and needed to have the heat stupid high. The guitar string would melt at a lower temp. The Vape wire can handle higher temps.
  17. TheLocalDrunk

    Tool box organization

    YES!! The foam cutter works well. The free hand cutting is what screws things up. Requires skill and a steady hand.
  18. TheLocalDrunk

    Tool box organization

    This was built a little while ago so we are going off memory. It was using random parts we had kicking around. I think it was 120vac from the wall to the dimmer, then to a 120vac/12vAC transformer. Used the wire they use for coils in those vape things. Full open would prolly see 4-5 amps. The...
  19. TheLocalDrunk

    Tool box organization

    I built a hot wire foam cutter at work for some custom pelican cases. Not pretty but it works. Laser or die cut is def cleaner though. Great idea though. I am finding that the top drawer of my tool cabinet under my lathe is constantly being opened and closed with the common lathe tools and it...
  20. TheLocalDrunk

    Engine case seperator

    We built a new barrel for my Race 10/22 for steel challenge. Took a barrel liner and have it "glued" in some 7075 aluminum with that special locktite. Its going NO where. That stuff is magical.