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by Bernie/MA
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Visits
Topic: Thinking about new project
Replies: 9
Views: 71

Re: Thinking about new project

Lol, like a hospital bed
by Bernie/MA
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Visits
Topic: Thinking about new project
Replies: 9
Views: 71

Re: Thinking about new project

Paul, it would be powered by a cordless 3/8 drill via flexible cable. The cane I made lifted 175# with no problem. Capacity would be less I think with sissors action but should be enough. I looked for quite a while to find 3/8 LH acme rod. Finally found it in MO today. McM doesn't have 3/8, 1/2 up. ...
by Bernie/MA
Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Visits
Topic: Thinking about new project
Replies: 9
Views: 71

Re: Thinking about new project

.I guess it could be made to go higher. This would raise you to a sitting position the way I have it figured now.
by Bernie/MA
Wed Aug 21, 2019 3:04 pm
Forum: Visits
Topic: Thinking about new project
Replies: 9
Views: 71

Thinking about new project

Us old mechanics that want to work under our cars can't get up and down as good as we used to. What about a creeper that elevates to sit on and then lower to roll under and back up to get up? I think it's feasible and possible. Been looking for components.
by Bernie/MA
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:53 pm
Forum: Visits
Topic: Word of the week: taciturn
Replies: 4
Views: 61

Re: Word of the week: taciturn

I'm here, just looking. Trying to get ambition enough to do something . Radar looks like showers have passed, no excuse. Last year I cleared brush off the edge of a field but then it rained so much I couldn't get it seeded. 20 foot x200 strip to bog harrow and pick up roots, etc. Didn't get the hay ...
by Bernie/MA
Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:03 pm
Forum: Visits
Topic: Retirement ponderings...
Replies: 8
Views: 240

Re: Retirement ponderings...

I guess I've never "worked" because ,with a few exceptions, I always liked what I was doing. However, the new invention that was going to make me well off hasn't happened yet. But... the brain is still working. Been checking parts avaliable this AM for the next project. Anyway, I didn't plan ahead s...
by Bernie/MA
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: Visits
Topic: %$#@& Deer
Replies: 6
Views: 611

Re: %$#@& Deer

You must spend a lot of time gardening. Does Mrs help? Well kept flower beds are beautiful. Weeds not so much. My grand mother used to have lots of flowers, in and out. The beds are all grown over now.
by Bernie/MA
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: Visits
Topic: Waiting 4
Replies: 1
Views: 267

Re: Waiting 4

I remember my grandmother using a wringer washer. There was a wringer on the back porch at camp to wring out bathing suits.
by Bernie/MA
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Visits
Topic: Furnace oil tank
Replies: 1
Views: 297

Furnace oil tank

Has anyone ever built something out of one? Thinking about truck tool carrier for a bed.
by Bernie/MA
Tue Aug 13, 2019 7:25 am
Forum: Visits
Topic: Finally found the problem
Replies: 1
Views: 294

Finally found the problem

with the V4 engine on my mower. The original one I guess was the points but the new coil we put on was no good out of the box. Put the old one back on and it started right up. Meanwhile good weather has passed by for a few days so I'm working on a bed for the Dodge. The old one is past repair.