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About Dave51B

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  • Birthday 09/08/1954

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    Danville, In.
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    Antique Tractors and equipment

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  1. Ok, sounds good....but I gotta ask.....where are you getting brown paper grocery bags nowadays? Dave
  2. That makes sense.....I understand what yer talkin' about........ dave
  3. C-1...if it took me 30 min. to get my coal forge going.....I would have to quit. I haven't timed it exactly, but up to forging temp in 10 min. tops I would say. A handful of homemade charcoal, a propane torch, some air blown in and last sessions coke and I'm good to go....Should I time it? Life is Good Dave
  4. Sooo.......when and where is the IFI meet-up this year? Any group photo planned? See ya there Life is Good Dave
  5. How to keep tempering color?

    Have you tried the brass brush trick ,to get color? Dave
  6. Tanto Fiction

    Thank You very much, I appreciate you taking the time to school me. Dave
  7. Tanto Fiction

    Ok, I'll show my ignorance here. Is this a take down model? Is the dark wood piece to push the handle pin or a small ceramic sharping stone. And my last stupid question. (for now) If I'm seeing this right....what is the advantage of the take down? Other than you can. Thanks as I've said before..... Dave not a knife maker
  8. Can you ID this found tool?

    I'm going to "guess" ice breaker for stock tanks.... Dave
  9. I received my Quadstate registration pamphlet in the mail yesterday.....looks to be a good 40th year round-up ! I just wish I could stay for the whole thing....Maybe we can con Wayne to put out an IFI member sign in sheet or a can to collect IFI business cards? Now I just need to figure out what day to go....... Life is Good Dave
  10. Orrr.....you could cast a few extra for the next guy in your original situation.....just sayin' Life is good Dave
  11. If I ever say I'm going to build it instead...

    Yip, Vaughn T.....that's pretty much what I found. Shoot, I have even picked up 1/16" rods to give the mig a rest on small stuff. I hope one of the techy guys chimes in to give us a clue of what we're dealing with. Thanks for the feedback Dave
  12. It's OK, I understand the showroom condition thing. The regular start ups make me feel a bit better. I notice there are no oil stains on the floor under them. Unlike most working tractors, that have an occasional drip. Do you have much trouble with condensation in the transmissions and final drives? In my area, I need to crack open the drain plugs once in a while to let a bit of water out. Yes, I would think it would get a bit fumie in there if ya start all of em'. Most people don't realize it's about a 12 step process to start an old Deere. And each tractor has it's own little quirk. Again, very nice line up and I still think you guys are having way to much fun... Thanks Guys Life is Good Dave
  13. OK....I'm better now. I think I will be able to reply....got the eyes dry and twitches gone....Thanks guys, You have a very nice lineup there. Very nice.....I see the paint is still on the steel wheels. Do you get a chance to take em' out and work em' a bit? To me having those sitting in a barn not working is...wait for it......as bad as having an good anvil for yard art.... such a waste. I heard some rumors of some nice tractors in a shipping container headed Aus. a while back. Hmmm.... Brasso, you best be taking good care of those! I bet they sound good in that metal building....Thanks for the pics by the way. Life is Good ( In Aus. too ) Dave