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PostSubject: Not a tractor, but you can learn a lot!   Not a tractor, but you can learn a lot! Icon_minitimeMarch 20th 2022, 7:58 pm

If you haven’t watched Karl Fisher’s youtube channel, you have missed out.

Look at this bit of magic. Many ideas for our hobby, plus Karl is always doing something amazing.



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PostSubject: Re: Not a tractor, but you can learn a lot!   Not a tractor, but you can learn a lot! Icon_minitimeMarch 20th 2022, 8:45 pm

Well that's one way to give an old hopeless car some afterlife, I like it!


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PostSubject: Re: Not a tractor, but you can learn a lot!   Not a tractor, but you can learn a lot! Icon_minitimeMarch 20th 2022, 8:56 pm

I just finished watching the video. Karl has a great shop and made a lot of his own tools. He also tells and shows how to make a lot of the things he makes, using normal tools like we would have. A zip cut for example instead of plasma cutter. Lots of good tips and ideas in every video I have watched, plus, he is always positive and fun to watch.
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PostSubject: Re: Not a tractor, but you can learn a lot!   Not a tractor, but you can learn a lot! Icon_minitimeMarch 27th 2022, 6:32 am

what if I don't even have a rotozip... I'm not even kidding, we have about 3 mastercrap grinders but no such tool, ours broke 5 years ago and we never replaced it Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Not a tractor, but you can learn a lot!   Not a tractor, but you can learn a lot! Icon_minitimeMarch 27th 2022, 11:14 am

I was talking about 4” grinders with a cut-off wheel. I have a rotozip, always thought it was useless until I got a 1/4” collet for it. (I lost the original one) and now use it as a ‘die grinder’.

A zip cut (picked that name up from watching metal fabricators on the tube) is a great tool. The cut-off wheels are just super strong now. Even the cheap ones. I snagged one and tore a chunk out of the edge trying to get it out and it still worked fine, no breaking.
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PostSubject: Re: Not a tractor, but you can learn a lot!   Not a tractor, but you can learn a lot! Icon_minitimeMarch 27th 2022, 11:40 am

His shop is decent sized and very well organized.

I think my biggest problem now is too many tools in too small of a place, I literally have zero room to work on stuff. When I turn around in my garage there is a good chance of me elbowing something or having my hiney knock something down (still makes me laugh) and I have to high-step over stuff which is now common.

The tool bench I want to make is one I can drive around, 4'x8' and has most every tool I have down state on it.
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PostSubject: Re: Not a tractor, but you can learn a lot!   Not a tractor, but you can learn a lot! Icon_minitimeMarch 27th 2022, 12:01 pm

Nevadablue wrote:
I was talking about 4” grinders with a cut-off wheel. I have a rotozip, always thought it was useless until I got a 1/4” collet for it. (I lost the original one) and now use it as a ‘die grinder’.

A zip cut (picked that name up from watching metal fabricators on the tube) is a great tool. The cut-off wheels are just super strong now. Even the cheap ones. I snagged one and tore a chunk out of the edge trying to get it out and it still worked fine, no breaking.
Oh, okay that makes a little more sense, and yeah cutoff discs are super cheap here, you can normally get them for 99 cents a piece or less...

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