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#1 JD DANNELS OFFLINE  

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Posted June 26, 2015 - 09:52 PM

And I actually accomplished something. I usually grab a cup of coffee and go out to the garage about 7:30-8:00 am. It was raining, so I got to thinking about the aluminum frame floor jack that was not working. Did a bunch of cleaning, bled the air out of the system and refilled. then got the sticking pump freed up. It was working good, so I made a new screw from a brass toilet seat bolt for the lost screw in the two piece handle, had to tap the metric hole for a 1/4 inch bolt.
that done I moved on to the other floor jack that the handle had been lost forever and made a new handle from the scrap bin. Got to practice my solldering on that one, along with getting out the anvil and heavy hammer to form the crimp to fit the valve screw.
That done I scrapped out one of those exercise things with the belt to rub the fat off?
I am going to use the base and telescoping stand to make a grinder pedastal.
Then I dug out a couple hammer heads from under the bench polished them up and installed new handles. 1 is a 16 oz ball peen and the other an 8 lb sledge,( hope not to need that one often)!
No big jobs, but some that had been waiting for a long time for me to get the gumption to do it.

Edited by JD DANNELS, June 26, 2015 - 09:55 PM.

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Posted June 27, 2015 - 05:23 AM

Sounds like a productive day!


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Posted June 27, 2015 - 05:43 AM

Its nice to get those odd jobs done !
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Posted June 27, 2015 - 06:02 AM

Those jobs like that tend to build up when you are busy. Now that you've fixed that stuff you will always have a good working floor jack when you need it and a hammer handy when you need to make a small adjustment to some stubborn part. 


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Posted June 27, 2015 - 07:38 AM

Want to visit my shop next? I'll leave the door unlocked for ya !

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Posted June 27, 2015 - 08:26 AM

Want to visit my shop next? I'll leave the door unlocked for ya !

If you ever need a helping hand give me a holler. I have not been in SW Iowa in many years.
I rarely get off my 9 acres since I retired, there always seems to be plenty to keep me busy.
I am not sure how I ever managed to work a full time job, and keep things going at home?

Edited by JD DANNELS, June 27, 2015 - 08:27 AM.





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