PUMP CAR


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Now, if I tried playing with one of these things, my back would absolutely kill me. So, I''ll just give it a grade of B-.
JOAT You'll never get anywhere if you believe what you "hear". What do you "know"?. - Granny Weatherwax
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Have similar plans for a "Irish Mail Car". Looks about the same

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Thanks, JT! This is a rare jewel you have uncovered and shared. Now I understand and apologize to you! My next question is, has anyone else out there used paraffin in woodworking before? Sounds primitive but represents a sound idea, nonetheless. I've used it for surfboards and candles(I used to live down the street from Ron Jon in the 60's), but it never dawned on me to use it for woodworking. Any ideas or experiences out there? I am still new at this so, please, do not flame me for my ignorance. I can think of many ways to brainstorm the use of use paraffin. Is it better than the 5 dollar bit of "Beeswax" you buy from Woodcraft Well, let's find out!
Fly Safe and Have Fun!
Good Luck! Bobby
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Bobby wrote:

A bead store somewhere in your locale will have a brick of beeswax for about $8--considerably cheaper.
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Absolutely! I keep a bar of paraffin in my tool box all of the time. Rub your screw threads into it just before you drive the screw into a pre-drilled hole in hardwood. Excellent lubricant. I used to do this with soap but there are concerns about soap drawing moisture and paraffin works just as well. Cheap1
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Oh wow! Memories.
Does anyone remember the Boy Mechanic book that was published duirng the late 1940's or early 1950's. It was a compilatioin of projects from Popular Mechanics that were aimed at "boys". The book included some pretty interesting and challenging projects - some of which would have gotten dad's heart rate going and some that caused moms to have a heart attack. Some were fairly boyish but others included:
- An engine/propeller driven ice boat capable of speeds of 80MPH - Conventional sail driven ice boats capable of speeds of 50-60MPH - Various chemistry lab projects that might take the roof off (hydrogen generation?)
Kidding aside this book and its projects helped me maintain a fair amount of curiosity regarding the way things work and went together. Probably insturmental in my intrest in woodworking and fiddeling.
RonB
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RonB wrote:

You can still get them as a four volume set from LV.
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