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  • Willys36's instructable Sliding Table Saw Outfeed Extension Table's weekly stats: 2 months ago
    • Sliding Table Saw Outfeed Extension Table
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  • Willys36 commented on Mattrox's instructable The Bolt Puzzle3 months ago
    The Bolt Puzzle

    I have a local bolt supply house. Can get just about any fastener known to man there!!

    It is the weld that convinces the folks it cant unscrew though.

    Unfortunately the trick really needs the weld showing to convince the contestant that the nut won't unscrew.

    Actually as mentioned above, the guys with the most knowledge will likely 'know' the nut can't be unscrewed. Also not he specifies a left handed bolt which most folks will instinctively try to unscrew it right handed which tightens the left handed one. I am going to try it.

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  • Willys36 commented on RussellR8's instructable Magic Drill Chuck3 months ago
    Magic Drill Chuck

    I got tired of the constant searching and bought a keyless chuck!

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  • Willys36 made the instructable Spark Plug Puzzle3 months ago
    Spark Plug Puzzle

    I made one over the weekend. Target has a small dish drainer for about $9 that makes grids for two puzzles. I made a couple changes to the design. Study the picture below and you can see that I cut the rabbets wider on the uprights which gives more room to drill the diagonal plunger hole. then I sliced off about 1/8" thickness on the inside of the plunger block so I could drill 3 spacing holes about 1/4" deep behind the grid holes, then I glued a 1/8" slab back in and drilled the 3 small holes. I found that no matter what I did the magnet I got was way too strong to let the plunger go no matter how hard I pounded. I even ground the plunger to a point for minimal contact with the magnet to no avail. I finally cut a disk of the paper that came in the magnet packaging...

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    I made one over the weekend. Target has a small dish drainer for about $9 that makes grids for two puzzles. I made a couple changes to the design. Study the picture below and you can see that I cut the rabbets wider on the uprights which gives more room to drill the diagonal plunger hole. then I sliced off about 1/8" thickness on the inside of the plunger block so I could drill 3 spacing holes about 1/4" deep behind the grid holes, then I glued a 1/8" slab back in and drilled the 3 small holes. I found that no matter what I did the magnet I got was way too strong to let the plunger go no matter how hard I pounded. I even ground the plunger to a point for minimal contact with the magnet to no avail. I finally cut a disk of the paper that came in the magnet packaging and glued it in the plunger hole to isolate the magnet and plunger and detune the magnet strength a bit. That worked great.Finally I made the box a bit taller and glued in a dummy block to lead puzzle solvers astray thinking that has something to do with the solution. Great puzzle thank you for sharing it with us.

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  • Willys36 commented on Willys36's instructable Custom Car Seat From Scratch3 months ago
  • Willys36 commented on Willys36's instructable Bird Table3 months ago
    Bird Table

    Thanx Sue. I did win honorable mention. Will have another T-shirt for the gym!!

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  • Willys36's entry Bird Table is a winner in the Furniture Contest 2017 contest 3 months ago
  • Willys36's entry Bird Table is a finalist in the Furniture Contest 2017 contest 4 months ago
  • Willys36 commented on Willys36's instructable Cast Aluminum Intake Manifold4 months ago
    Cast Aluminum Intake Manifold

    Very kind words. It did take some time but I never look at that aspect of my projects. I so much love being out in my shop making stuff, I really don't care how long the projects take.

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  • Willys36 commented on Willys36's instructable Cast Aluminum Intake Manifold4 months ago
    Cast Aluminum Intake Manifold

    Yes, in fact I have built a couple of those. One was a tunnel ram manifold I built for my hemi when in college in the 60s. In the 90s I built a 360degree one for the hemi. I wanted to make this one look factory so went the extra mile.

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  • Willys36 commented on Willys36's instructable Cast Aluminum Intake Manifold4 months ago
    Cast Aluminum Intake Manifold

    No we did not do any dyno work on the manifold. We did have seat-of-the-pants verification that told us it worked. Multiple carbs gets into the performance aspect with the attendant difficulties tuning those things. Our goal was a reliable, easy to maintain performance improvement which is what we got. I have a history with this technology including designing and building an exhaust and intake manifold for a single cylinder engine in the mechanical engineering lab at Fresno State for my Senior Project in earning my BSME degree. Did all the dynamometer work and even built a pressure monitoring device that recorded port pressures every 15degrees of crank rotation to confirm the power curve is a function of port pressure. That was 45 years ago but as I recall I got a 15% improvement...

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    No we did not do any dyno work on the manifold. We did have seat-of-the-pants verification that told us it worked. Multiple carbs gets into the performance aspect with the attendant difficulties tuning those things. Our goal was a reliable, easy to maintain performance improvement which is what we got. I have a history with this technology including designing and building an exhaust and intake manifold for a single cylinder engine in the mechanical engineering lab at Fresno State for my Senior Project in earning my BSME degree. Did all the dynamometer work and even built a pressure monitoring device that recorded port pressures every 15degrees of crank rotation to confirm the power curve is a function of port pressure. That was 45 years ago but as I recall I got a 15% improvement in power at the design RPM and an improved torque curve over the entire range. This stuff really works!!

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  • Willys36's instructable Custom Car Seat From Scratch's weekly stats: 4 months ago
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  • Willys36 commented on Willys36's instructable Custom Car Seat From Scratch4 months ago
    Custom Car Seat From Scratch

    That TV is what Ed used in 1962. Found it on Ebay. It is a true 7" portable but has NO solid state components. That was 1962 before printed circuits, before transistors, even before 8-tracks. The TV is totally vacuum tubes and hand wiring. It is a piece of art itself; no snap together plastic here, the entire chassis and even the name tags are assembled with miniature machine screws, lock washers, flat washers and nuts.

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    Good catch. Been a while since I spec'd out any electrical work. Forgot the difference!

    I had no idea what TV he used so I found a blog (there is a b log on the internet for EVERYTHING!!) and sure enuf someone recognized this one. Delmonico was a Japanese import that he said flooded the US market with cheap imports. Remember when made in Japan meant total junk. Actually this TV shows up on Ebay fairly often, just needed to know that was what I was looking for. The REALLY rare piece on the car that is my biggest treasure is the dash. It is an aftermarket 60s piece that is rarer than rare. I stumbled on it, didn't even know I was looking for it. Have never seen one before or after anywhere.

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  • Willys36 commented on Willys36's instructable Woodcarving Panther Statue4 months ago
    Woodcarving Panther Statue

    I have used urethane foam for other things but this is a classic woodcarving. I wanted it totally out of wood so a foam core would be really hard to put in it. In fact, the 'air core' I used with the plywood box is pretty much what a foam core would have been.

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  • Building a Custom Automotive Wheel From Scratch

    Couldn't have said it better!! 'Hot Rodder' was a much more pejorative term in the 50s than 'Gang Member' or 'Terrorist'. Hot rods by definition are rebellious, not following the rules.

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  • Building a Custom Automotive Wheel From Scratch

    It is a misnomer to call the Mysterion a car. It is fine sculpture in automotive motif.

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  • Willys36 commented on Willys36's instructable Custom Car Seat From Scratch4 months ago
    Custom Car Seat From Scratch

    Yes fiberglass composite is awesome stuff. Strong and hard but very flexible so it needs extra support for something like this seat or a car body. I love working with it too.

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  • Building a Custom Automotive Wheel From Scratch

    Lime gold candy over white pearl just like Ed had Watson paint the original. That Lime gold candy is weird stuff; paint it over a silver base and it comes out bright lime green. However paint it over a white base and it comes out that lemon yellow.

    This may be a concern but it is quite a stretch form the intent of the instructable showing construction of a decorative wheel for a strictly show car to making wheels for the Wagon Queen Family Truckster! This car will hopefully drive a short distance and be filmed doing so but it will be at idle speed and a very short distance. It will never conceivably be a street driven car for a myriad of reasons. That being said, I would have no qualms putting a similar wheel on a hot rod that is street driven. This of course assumes the builder has good welding skills but the finished wheel is rock solid, true and balance. I see no danger in it.Disclaimer for EPA/OSHA/CALOSHA/NTSA/NAFTA/SSI/APCD/TSA/DOE/NASA, and any other governmental agency that might throw me in jail; I deny ever saying t...

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    This may be a concern but it is quite a stretch form the intent of the instructable showing construction of a decorative wheel for a strictly show car to making wheels for the Wagon Queen Family Truckster! This car will hopefully drive a short distance and be filmed doing so but it will be at idle speed and a very short distance. It will never conceivably be a street driven car for a myriad of reasons. That being said, I would have no qualms putting a similar wheel on a hot rod that is street driven. This of course assumes the builder has good welding skills but the finished wheel is rock solid, true and balance. I see no danger in it.Disclaimer for EPA/OSHA/CALOSHA/NTSA/NAFTA/SSI/APCD/TSA/DOE/NASA, and any other governmental agency that might throw me in jail; I deny ever saying the things in this post!!!!!!!

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  • Building a Custom Automotive Wheel From Scratch

    Thanx Cboy. Means a lot coming from Mr. fabrication. Building a T truck from scratch is quite an accomplishment too!

    They were bought to cut so no problem!

    This method was pretty much fool-proof. Can't see how it could go wrong! Pretty much made themselves once I figured out the necessary jigs.

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  • Building a Custom Automotive Wheel From Scratch

    I wrote a book all about it. It's available on Amazon.

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  • Building a Custom Automotive Wheel From Scratch

    Balance has to be good. Everything is uniform and concentric. I am not worried about that on this car though. If I ever do drive it, it will be @ idle speed around a show parking lot. There is NO room for feet so couldn't sit in it very long and it is really impractical to drive. Strictly a show car.

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  • Willys36 made the instructable Garage Shelves4 months ago
    Garage Shelves

    I just built a couple sets in my daughter's two garages last week. I used similar methods but they needed to park the hoods of their cars under the bottom shelves so I hung them from the ceiling rather than providing legs to the floor. I didn't use joist hangers. I lapped the cross braces under the shelves onto the front legs with two 3" drywall screws. Also, notched the fronts of the legs to inset the long shelf braces with my circular saw. Cut a bunch of 1 1/2" deep slices 3 1/2" wide then knocked out the chips and cleaned the notch with a chisel. These things would hold a fully loaded 747!!

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  • Giant Shelves Made From 2x4s and Plywood

    Oh, and as you can see they needed the space under the bottom shelves for the hoods of their cars so I hung the legs instead of standing them on the floor.

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  • Willys36 made the instructable Giant Shelves Made From 2x4s and Plywood4 months ago
    Giant Shelves Made From 2x4s and Plywood

    I just finished a similar set of shelves in two car garages for my daughter and son-in-law last week. About the only difference in construction in mine is that I counter sunk the front rails into the vertical 2x4s instead of toe-screwing them for a bit more strength. I just cut the notches in the uprights with a bunch of cross-cuts with the circular saw and knocked out the chips with a hammer and cleaned the space with a pass with a chisel.

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  • Willys36's instructable Woodcarving Panther Statue's weekly stats: 5 months ago
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  • Willys36 commented on Willys36's instructable Woodcarving Panther Statue5 months ago
    Woodcarving Panther Statue

    Thanx!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Willys36 commented on Willys36's instructable Woodcarving Panther Statue5 months ago
    Woodcarving Panther Statue

    Yes, could have added a lot of random hairs. When you study the face of these cats they are really hair challenged!! Just figured whiskers are best know hairs. Focus is intended on the snarl, huge canines, and stainless steel claws.

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  • Willys36 commented on Willys36's instructable Bird Table5 months ago
    Bird Table

    Thanx! it is one of several bucket list projects I just had to do. I finally realized my mortality; have more projects lined up than life left. And NOOOOO jaws on the floor. Very unsanitary.

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  • Willys36 entered Bird Table in the Furniture Contest 2017 contest 5 months ago
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  • Willys36 commented on Phil B's instructable Make an Electric Motor Run Again6 months ago
    Make an Electric Motor Run Again

    No problem. He is a non-gearhead tot he max. It never crossed his mind to salvage the motor and he had no use for it anyway!

    No problem. He is a non-gearhead to the max. Never crossed his mind to salvage the motor and he had no use for it anyway!

    Yep. a steel cover and a connection to my shop vacuum system.

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