Category Archives: Repair

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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Replacement Focusing Knob

I have an old Bushnell spotting scope that I bought a while back.  Overall, it is in good condition.  One of the problems is that the focusing knob has been cracked from tightening down the set screw that holds it … Continue reading

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Making a T-Bolt for the Hendey Lathe

In the process of grinding the jaws on my lathe, I tightened down one of the compound bolts…but it never got tight.  Hmm.  I looked at it carefully and noticed the nut and stud were both turning.  Not good.  I … Continue reading

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