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Very Good Plans for Model A Ford

Very Good Plans for Model A Ford

05-11-2019 10:45 PM by Redoak49 | 6 comments »

I recently bought two sets of plans for a Ford Model A. I reviewed the one from Gatto earlier and was not happy with the way it was printed on blue paper and hard to read. This one from Forest Street Designs is much better and clearly printed on white paper and very clear. This allows me to copy various parts of it to make the parts. I have looked briefly through the plans and it seems to have very good details. While I do not expect to completely follow the plans, I do expect to uti...

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Good Plan but Poor Printing

Good Plan but Poor Printing

05-11-2019 01:38 PM by Redoak49 | 2 comments »

I recently purchased the Model A Roadster Plan from Gatto Plans. The details in it are pretty good but the printing is not good. The plans arrived and printed on blue paper. This makes it very difficult to make copies to use while making the model. In addition, the printing is small and looks like it was typed and probably was as it is copyrighted in 1990. For my older, more mature, eyes, this plan is very user unfriendly. I have tried scanning to black and white with different sett...

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Bright LED Shop Light

Bright LED Shop Light

12-05-2016 03:13 PM by Redoak49 | 6 comments »

I have been replacing my 4 foot shop lights with LED lights. I bought this one at Sam’s Club for $34.88 and it is really bright. 4500 Lumens5000K Bright White Light42 Watts and about half the power of my previous fluorescent light. It came with chains to hang it, on/off switch and a cord. Overall, this is a nice shop light at a good price.

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Ridgid 14 Gal - Wet Dry Vac

Ridgid 14 Gal - Wet Dry Vac

09-15-2016 11:20 PM by Redoak49 | 13 comments »

My 25 year old Craftsman shop vac finally gave it up and started making weird noises and electrical smell… time to pull the plug on it. I looked over various Ridgid vacs and decided on the 14 gal. 6.0-Peak HP Wet Dry Vac. I know that there was a more powerful and larger vac but this one fit the size I needed and the cost was not too bad ($100). The one I got has the blue filter which is for fine dust but not HEPA rated. Things I like about this vac— —It is quieter...

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Oneida Super Dust Gorilla - 5 HP

Oneida Super Dust Gorilla - 5 HP

07-29-2016 12:42 PM by Redoak49 | 10 comments »

Several months ago, I purchased a new dust collector. Before, I had a Jet 1.5 HP dust collector with a cartridge filter and vortex cone. It did an OK job and was piped into my shop with 4” PVC. My measurements of the flow at the dust collector were 670 CFM at the 6” port and only 450 CFM at the 4” port. The maximum static pressure was 10.25” Inside my shop, the flow was greatly reduced. I decided that I needed something bigger to collect more of the dust and so looked at a number of t...

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A Great Drill Driver and the Useful Hackzall

A Great Drill Driver and the Useful Hackzall

04-27-2016 10:11 PM by Redoak49 | 4 comments »

I had added this Milwaukee M12 drill to my Christmas list this year. I had tried it at the store and it was a nice size. Thankfully, my wife got it for me and it came in a kit with the drill/driver, charger, two batteries and the Hackzall. The drill driver works well and has plenty of power and a good clutch on it. It is solidly built and feels good in my hand. It is now my go to drill/driver and is lighter than the 18V one that I have. The chuck works well and it is easy to tighten a...

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