Category Archives: Repair

Truck Battery Cable

I had some starting issues with my truck recently.  After looking into it some I discovered that my battery cables weren’t in good shape.  My truck has a dual batteries and it seems the corrosion was so bad that one … Continue reading

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Starrett Level Clean-Up

I found a Starrett level in an antique store the other day.  All of the vials were intact but the paint was starting to come off in spots.  I decided to take it apart to fix the paint….and break it. … Continue reading

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Estate Sale Air Ratchet

I picked up a Blue-Point air ratchet from an estate sale a couple weekends ago for $5.  I knew it had some kind of issue because the throttle lever laid flat against the body as opposed to sitting away from … Continue reading

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Drive By Wire Throttle Body

My car has a GM 3800 Series II V6 motor that has a so called drive by wire system which is fairly common on vehicles today.  Drive by wire systems measure the position of the accelerator pedal. This reading is … Continue reading

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Ball Peen Hammer Cleanup

I picked up a couple old ball peen hammers that need a little clean up.  I want to use some of my ball peen hammers for working metal which is why they’re getting this treatment.  This hammer is in good … Continue reading

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More Work on the Fritz

While I’m waiting to find a 3 phase transformer, I’m continuing to clean up the Fritz Werner mill. I found another cover to pull off.  It is on the gear box that adjusts the table’s feed speed.  Everything in there … Continue reading

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Speaker Crossover

Over 10 years ago I made a center channel speaker for my home theater sound system.  “Home Theater” is over selling it a bit but it was my center channel speaker.  I made it from some scrap plywood my dad … Continue reading

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