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Top 10 Essential DIY Skills That Aren't as Hard as You Think

Top 10 Essential DIY Skills That Aren't as Hard as You Think
I think it depends on your definition of "maintenance." I wouldn't hesitate to change my own oil or something like that but I wouldn't dream of replacing a radiator myself. That isn't my idea of "maintenance." That's fixing something. Sorry you are afraid of doing that stuff, but even a complete engine rebuild is easy to do, and no you don't need "special tools" unless you call things beyond a hammer and screwdriver "special" I can do a front end alignment on a car in my driveway with a tape measure and a couple of carpenters squares along with the wrenches most people would have. Also if you do buy the cheap but special tools you can replace your own tires and balance them better than the "laser computerized" balance machine at the tire place. In fact the only expensive special tools I need are a Crane and engine run stand. Danger? This is why I don't take my cars to the dealer for any routine maintenance. Aside from that, dealers are inconvenient.

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RUBBER WOOD GEARS (RECYCLED ) - by kiefer This is a true reuse recycle project which will come in handy for some future projects .The gears as you see them are made from two layers of 3/4” plywood glued together and a strip of timing belt from a car engine that was going to the garbage .The timing belt is bonded with GORILLA SUPER GLUE to the plywood hub .These are some pics of how I made them .I rough cut the discs on the band saw then sanded them to size checking the fit by wrapping the belt around the disc and sneaking up to the perfect fit .I cut off a short section of the belt as a alignment piece and clamped at the joint . The application for this according to my grandsons are for wheels on a tractor and on and on.I can see this as a router lift application and a box joint jig indexing device .I would like your thoughts on this and welcome any comments .Have fun with this me and the boys sure have . Kiefer -- Kiefer 松

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3D Printers: Make Whatever You Want On most weekends, 14-year-old Riley Lewis and a few of his eighth grade friends gather at his house in Santa Clara, Calif. The group of about five, depending on who’s around, grab some chips and bean dip and repair to the garage, where Riley and his dad have created something of a state-of-the-art manufacturing hub. The boys can pretty much fabricate anything they can dream up on a machine called the RapMan. As the hours tick by, they cover tables with their creations: rockets and guitar picks and cutlery.

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