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  1. That's an Elenco conversion. The front axle is from a WW 2 Dodge. handy with a loader or in the woods. They could be hard on front axles.

  2. 59 minutes ago, Sledgehammer said:

    Some sort of wood working adz?  I need to consult the vintage catalogs I guess





    Those are called ship carpenters adzes around here. The ones with lips on the outside edges are the most sought after. Don't use the pin for a pry bar. Another thing I thought of regarding the wrenches is to suggest you check out a web site called Alloy Artifacts. Tremendous amount of info on U.S. toll makers of sockets and wrenches mostly. P & C was started by two blacksmiths. maybe somebody could make a link to it.

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  3. That screw driver could be close quarters but also think increased leverage for stubborn screws. i bought some P&C wrenches in the seventies from an industrial type hardware that was going under and had them on sale. They are more modern looking said to be economy line for Proto. I still have them and still as good as new even though they have seen some use as I work(ed) on heavy equipment.

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  4. 2 minutes ago, Diesel Doctor said:

    I would not think of using this in the house. Between burning the oxygen out of the air and the carbon monoxide, it is a dead problem waiting to happen.

    I am looking at a battery and the inverter box to power the furnace only so I have heat.

    They say it will run a day or so but I doubt that. The furnace yes, but the fan will draw a lot more power. I am on CNG!

    Then, if I have to change the battery, take it to the garage and swap it with another vehicle, I can then start it and recharge the battery.

    That will be far safer than any combustible heater in the house.

    If you have small kids, the heater is even more of a "NO" as they have developing brains and cannot stand what an adult can.


    I used to run a battery system back in the late 70's. Nothing fancy just rv lights and a car battery. I would swap out with car but I got lazy and parked car outside of window and ran a couple of wires in to battery in house. If I stayed up too late or something and the car wouldn't start it was on a hill so gravity solved that. 

  5. 18 hours ago, acem said:

    What editions would have this?


    I don't know when it wasn't included. Mine is a four volume set. Framing is in vol 3. I've seen later ones that are in one large volume but I don't remember what was in the later ones and I have only retained my first set. I'm no expert on timber framing but I'll share what little I know in general terms. Square timbers are more efficient for posts as compressive strength is determined by area ie 8x8 timber has a factor of 64. 6x10 a factor of 60. For timbers tensile strength is width x depth squared so 8x8x8=512 6x10x10=600. Early barns square timber later barns rectangular timber also affected by what size logs you have and type of sawmill. A common error I've seen in some recent construction is to notch out carrying timbers for floor joists or rafters for purlins, etc. Think about what happens to the depth of the timber. From full depth to minus depth of notch ie 10 inches to six inches. A change from 10 times 10 to 6 times 6 or 100 down to 36. Like encouraging a trim board to bend by cutting grooves across the back of it. A tenon that projects from the end of a post is fine. A beam that just buts up to a post with a projecting tenon pinned in isn't as you have reduced the beam to the size of the tenon as far as tensile strength goes. A ledge in the post for the beam to sit on is better in addition to the pinned tenon of course.  I guess thinking about how much wood is taking the load should be part of the design process. I also know that there are lots of recent and old buildings that have less than ideal joints are fully functional and have stood the test of time. I also know that in order for timber frames to meet engineering design and building code requirements in some places a lot of stainless steel reinforcing weldments are concealed inside the timbers. I hope this helps and once again I'm not a pro framer.

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  6. Old sets of Audels carpentry manuals cover timber frame construction. My edition from 1923. I didn't think it is now a 100 years old....A modern reference would also be necessary as there have a been a lot of changes in materials, regulations and so forth. The Audels is really good as far as joint design and clearly illustrating what not to do and explaining why.

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  7. 49 minutes ago, searcyfarms said:

    so speaking of such cursing things...............not that i ever do anything like that other than im by myself or with somebody - how in the world do you find a helmet that doesnt flash up under the chin and reflect things and see better ? i see to get along best wtih my old antique jackson helmet that i got with my first AC/220 lincoln buzz box - i have yet to like my mig machine, the stupid fat head gets in the way of my welding ( im probably doing something wrong ) - i cant seem to master getting it to run a nice weld - i keep runnning back to my stick welder like a truck chasing forest gump. I am so used to trying to manage the puddle on a stick i cant seem to be able to see it let along manipulate it with the dumb mig machine. I think I need to admit defeat and attend some kind of welding classes i dont even use my mig im so frustrated and curse it like a guy named Finney ( not the proverbial sailor 😉 ) im not too proud to admit defeat

    The mig makes a distinctive hissing/crackling sound when it's running correctly. Try and position the gun and your head so that you can see whats happening. HTH YMMV

  8. An elderly neighbor couple who farmed wanted to get a barn cat from shelter. Would live in barn with their one milk cow, get milk at milking time, food , checked by vet etc.

    The shelter denied adoption because they didn't think it would get "love". They do lie about dogs previous behavior. Told us dog had no issues. Found out later it was a known runner and chaser of deer.

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  9. I was mechanic on a pipe job years ago when an over enthusiastic operator manged to drown a 5800 Link Belt in the Androscoggin River. This was a memorable occasion that fortunately did not result in any deaths or injuries even though the operator did not know how to swim. I can still see him sitting on top of the house waiting for the boat the company safety director didn't have.

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