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AKwelder last won the day on July 23 2019

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About AKwelder

  • Birthday 07/10/1972

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    Fairbanks, Alaska
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    My Boys, Tractors, Welding & Fabricating, Beekeeping, & The Land

    460 gas with fast hitch
    Super C NFE and fast hitch
    57 230 with fast hitch
    1100 mower

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  1. Yeah. Wonderful Thursday morning we had frost in a few areas
  2. Took my boy to the local hardware store for a project he was working on, as we we leaving I pointed out the glass case of Starrett tools. The counter guy said they might have to quit carrying them because Starrett has decided to only sell on Amazon. Good grief
  3. Well, I took the Christmas lights down, a sure sign of summer, but it was 37* this weekend
  4. If the goal is to torque the bolts uniformly, buy what ever is cheap and in stock at HF or the local store. If the actual torque value is critical (engine rebuilds) I might still use the cheap torque wrench but I have picked up a few more expensive ones over the years for critical work, and they do not get used for non-critical work. You might be surprised at how much more important consistency is instead of a perfect torque. From the way to long class I had in the military decades ago most people use the wrench incorrectly and get uneven/inaccurate results anyways. We found that we had a variation of over 50% when we tried to test. After calming down and being consistent we closed that gap. A few items such as always zeroing out the tench, pulling squarely with the wrench using the same grip, not jerking, only using the middle 50% of the wrenches range and a few more items make more difference that people realize
  5. I would let it be, the weathered coating, broken pattern and lived in appearance works from my point of view. Why take on more work if you don’t need to?
  6. This is really got my wife upset right now, she is trying to figure out how to purchase here parents place, and is upset on us taking on that much debt. All the while there are people living a more extravagant life style than us while working less and spending more. To bring the thread back to the original topic, it’s getting really bad, even the government is doing it.
  7. I bought new ones direct from the dealer really reasonable just before covid, you might spcheck
  8. Thanks for the input guys, I will talk to the parts store again. They are so lost.
  9. I haven’t done much pipe fence. I would try Finney’s method. It would be more forgiving and you can dress up the hole with a stone if you need to. I have seen the chop sawing the ends like Bitty shows and it works after you get it dialed in. If we are cutting saddles for piping we normally make a steel template that slips over the pipe, which is what it sounds like you doing. I have an App that calculates my ordinate lines for saddles when we are doing one off versions
  10. Here is my bracket like I said, it’s an old beater
  11. No hole in mine. I’ll get some pictures
  12. I have a ford f350 that’s an old beater. I use it for random hauling. The drivers window keeps having the metal track on the bottom come off. any recommendations on a new adhesive to use to keep it together?
  13. Just one question, do those numbers assume your time is free?
  14. Thank you. I think a small dose of chlorine is needed to keep everything going. Each there own
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