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Discussion in 'Tilted Gear' started by cis689, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. bobby

    bobby More Than Slightly Tilted ! Donor

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    It died a wet and rotten death but was reborn as homeless housing !

    xoxoxoo
     
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  2. kramus

    kramus what I might see Donor

    We picked up Yolanda, our 2020 Tesla Model Y this afternoon. She's now hooked up to the just-installed-today Tesla charger, which seems to give approx 40 mph/65 kph of power to the battery.
    I've been driving gas cars for 45 years, so there will be a lot to learn (especially because everything is controlled via a touch screen beside the driver). Exciting, eh?

    Yolanda 1.jpg Yolanda 2.jpg
     
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  3. Zweiblumen

    Zweiblumen Slightly Tilted

    Location:
    Iceland
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  4. Zweiblumen

    Zweiblumen Slightly Tilted

    Location:
    Iceland
     
  5. boink

    boink Getting Tilted Donor

    Location:
    Seattle
    These showed up this weekend IMG_20210221_095635895.jpg sketch1613888828892_20210220231554860.jpg

    I had the full run of Wierdo in college but I lent them to a gal who wanted to write comics... She did, sort of. But dispite me asking and writing her my mailing address she never returned them. It's gonna cost me about $250-$300 to replace them. I may send a fb message to thank her for that expense.

    The car is shown at the top as when it arrived.
    By the end of last night it was the lower two pics.
    Had plenty of play damage from a kid...just like me in the late 60's early 70's. Now hot wheels collector geeks might say I damaged it more.
    Files, sandpaper and a set of modern wheels. Waiting on another car to steal an engine out of.
     
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  6. boink

    boink Getting Tilted Donor

    Location:
    Seattle
    Here's a Starrett 18" rule/square blade I just got. It's special because of the offset groove and that it's 1-1/2" wide.
    My boss just bought a new 24" virsion for over $200 but this is used (auction pic with rust) and after I got it, some wet dry 400 grit and then 600 grit. Final polish with Flitz polish and it looks great and cost me $125.
    These wide rules fit special protractor heads.
    My boss and I are probably borders but I always try to beat the average price and go with used stuff and he is a "want it now" kinda guy.
    I think I have more cool stuff cause I focus on things they no longer make.
    I would guess this is newer than the 50's because on the opposite side it has "quick reading" 32nds and 64ths.
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  7. Chris Noyb

    Chris Noyb Get in, buckle up, hang on, & don't criticize. Donor

    Location:
    Large City, TX
    I was a machine operator, DeVlieg jig mill, in the early '80s. After the oil bust hit Houston machinist tools could be bought for pennies on the dollar.
     
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  8. boink

    boink Getting Tilted Donor

    Location:
    Seattle
    Oh yeah I spose that was some fairly big machine work ?
    I mostly cut, drill and tap...then weld and grind. It's not machine tolerance but we try for pretty high accuracy in our shop. Dimensions change a lot from sanding, weld shrinkage and plating brass and nickel coatings..makes it hard to hit on the 64ths but we don't usually think in thousands of an inch.
    There's never been much of a lull in high end architectural, from the 80's till now.
     
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  9. boink

    boink Getting Tilted Donor

    Location:
    Seattle
    Just got this old stanley tape measure.
    6 ft. long tape with no return spring. You just slide the tape out and back in.
    About $9.00 with shipping.
    I just thought it had a cool housing with the deep depression on both sides where you hold the case.
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