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Offline Norm

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fixing things
« on: August 02, 2012, 03:00:26 PM »
The daughter broke the latch on the dogs cage....no problem took the latch
apart and made a new handle.....but then when I tried to put it together
I had a problem the parts wouldn't stay in position....I tried masking tape....
Nothing seemed to work then I asked what would HE do?

........and a voice inside my head said....." Try some hot glue "

of course !ila_rendered
and so I tried it and it worked perfectly ....just holding it in position until
the glue cooled.....after I finished it was easy to remove (glue don't hold too
permanent when attached to grimy chrome )
so Thanks Glen ::) LOL !
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Re: fixing things
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2012, 03:41:42 PM »
Yet another use for hot glue!

I try to stay away from it myself..tend to use the most dangerous stuff I can get my hands on.
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Re: fixing things
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2012, 04:16:06 PM »
Cool, my voice would have said epoxy or weld. But then that would mean paint and etc :)

Glad you didn't use Crazy Glue :)

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Re: fixing things
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2012, 05:01:56 PM »
Yeah don't like crazy glue have to be too careful fingers get
stuck to stuff you don't wanna be stuck to :o
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Re: fixing things
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2012, 07:05:15 AM »
Yet another use for hot glue!

I try to stay away from it myself..tend to use the most dangerous stuff I can get my hands on.

Oh which reminds me of the time a (small?) gob of hot tar dripped onto the
top of my ear at work one time  .....what do you do ?....rub it?....nah!  leave it go
until it cools....and then pull it off?....plus the skin it is stuck to? (comes off easy
since the meat is cooked and soft.....) No right answer here ....just plain pure pain !

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Re: fixing things
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2012, 02:17:34 PM »
Apply equal portion of hot glue to other ear, keep it symmetrical so it doesn't affect your balance. Also a great opportunity to attempt the "Spock" look :)

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Re: fixing things
« Reply #6 on: August 13, 2012, 08:05:20 AM »
Hot glue can fix ANYTHING!

Never want to run out of hot glue.
My supply is getting a little low by my standards.
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Re: fixing things
« Reply #7 on: August 13, 2012, 08:36:07 AM »
Yeah my supply is down to about a hundred .....Hot glue 
and duct tape is really nice for remaking custom NiCad paks
Someday Hi temp glue.
That Gorilla tape has a really nicer surface almost classy upholstery repair....?
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Re: fixing things
« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2012, 09:26:31 AM »
I took a quick look at a 19.2  1/2 inch Craftsman cordless drill that my youngest
son brought over and gave to me 2 batt.paks and charger....Charged up the
paks....great shape slapped one in the drill only trouble one speed ....no variable
son says grinning, "Yeah I know it's either on or off ! ".
I says, " Oh well ....better than nothing ....at least the torque settings work......"
So Last night I take it apart figuring maybe order a new trigger unit......
......I don't need it that bad......maybe someday I'll order the part.....
Put it back together squeeze the trigger ....expecting it to work just as before.....
 ;D surprise ....I barely squeeze the trigger and it's working....squeeze it a little
harder and it speeds up !
Duh ?  Hey ! it's working !
So what happened?  All I did was take it apart and put it back
together again ?
The Fritzsche Magic Touch ?
anyone have a mystery 'fix' like that ?
Ah everythings so much fun when things turn out like this !
So easy to have a positive attitude !

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Re: fixing things
« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2012, 07:56:45 AM »
   Nice fix Norm.  Yes, had that happen with a DeWalt 14.4V.  Now this one had taken a 12 foot drop to a cement
floor. Case cracked, and some pieces rattling around inside.  Split it, took out the bits, put it back together and used some
of the thick grade crazy glue.  Speed control started working again.  Not my "A" drill, as the gearbox jumps out of
Hi range sometimes, but still functioning 5 years later.  I'd have a look at the transmission linkage, but the only
way it will come apart now is with a hammer. ;)
"Even a blind squirrel will find an acorn once in a while"
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Re: fixing things
« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2012, 06:00:34 PM »
Hey bj.....

Now this one had taken a 12 foot drop to a cement
floor. Case cracked, and some pieces rattling around inside.


Craftsman might have fared better.....

Hey ....a story I gotta tell you......

Oh Gosh it must have been over 30 some years ago....

........bought a Craftsman router 1/2 HP on *sale*  if someone
is dumb enough to put it on charge payments it cost more than
buying one at regular with cash (of course) anyhow on with my
story......
I had it for about 2 weeks and it started goofing up
looking at it closely I could see that some of the wires
had come loose from the commutator.....so I take it
back and the salesman says "Hmmm....well I can let you
have this smaller router and credit you with about $5 "

Huh?   why would I want to do that? it's still under warranty !
 
Oh Yes.....but you bought it when it was on sale.

.....but it's just like those over there !

Oh No not exactly .....those have a different part number...

they are regular price....

So I took it back home until these routers were on sale again....
then I give it to the same salesman (who didn't even remember me)
told him what was wrong with it (didn't work) without blinking an eye
he handed me another....went over and made out some papers
and I was on my way ....so now I had a new router and an extra wrench.....
that came with the old one.

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