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About metaljunkie

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    Springfield XD
  • Hobbies
    Wood and metal machining

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  1. Which air compressor?

  2. Which air compressor?

    I have the Lowes quiet tech air compressor and love it. It runs about 10 or 12 decibels less than most air compressors it's size and has been trouble free since I bought it which was only a few months ago. I mainly use it for small cfm air tools like drills, a small sander, and blowing off my work station when I'm doing small projects. Comes in handy when I blow the junk out of range brass before cleaning in my ultra sonic cleaner. I actually did a video showing the noise difference between the Quiet Tech and a pancake compressor the same size but was never able to upload to this group. A hair dryer is louder than the Quiet Tech. Bought it mainly because of less noise, compact size and the fact that I currently reside in an apartment, so I have to keep the noise level down to an acceptable level. Fits perfect in my portable work bench I keep tucked away in my closet.
  3. Other hobbies

    Had a buddy years ago who did the same thing. He would collect the cooking oil from local restaurants and make his own diesel. I think he said he had to add some type of chemicals to it. He drove for almost free while he had the truck.
  4. Other hobbies

  5. Other hobbies

    When I'm not working at my day job, You can find me either in the apartment reloading or making something cool with one of my lathes or at the range shooting up my reloads. Here's what I made today on my metal lathe using a piece of stainless steel I had laying around.
  6. Other hobbies

    Top shelf work!!!
  7. Homemade Stainless steel ink pen

    My new stainless steel wedding ring. Took most of the day to make because I didn't have a good carbide tip boring bar. Now maybe all the ladies will stop chasing me.
  8. Rrich1's shop project builds.

    Those Delta saws take up a lot of room. It would be nice if it served more than one purpose.
  9. Rrich1's shop project builds.

    That's a great idea. I have the same Delta table saw sitting in my garage at my other home. Let me know how it works out after you get it going.
  10. I'm new

    Welcome Stan. You will find a great group of folks here that will be willing to help with any questions you have. Dig in on the different topics and share your work, hobbies and ideas.
  11. Feeling your pain. Went home for Christmas and spent too much time troubleshooting my furnace problems. Finally got it fixed by replacing the fan switch and blower motor.
  12. Apartment work bench

    What the neighbors don't know, won't hurt them. I've been in this apartment for almost a year and have not received one complaint about noise or dust. I do run a pretty tight ship when it comes to wood turning, always keeping the dust collection system on and taking extra pains when it comes to clean up.
  13. Here is my hobby

    Stay focused ChrisK
  14. Hello everyone

    Welcome to the group Jaybird. There are a great bunch of folks on this forum that can provide a lot of experience on everything from home repairs to turning wood and metal on lathes. Let me be the first to offer some advice based on my experiences with teenagers. There all antisocial and I was the same way. Teach that young man the basic safety rules, provide the tools and materials and he will most likely astound you with his creative mind.