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    • August 8, 2018 8:00 PM EDT
    • Bill Barnwell said:

      guess most people are still using a rotary dial phone, LOL

      Well there are some downsides to this gadget, it's definitely not perfect.

      So, it has it's place but for the downsides, I think I'll stick to my methods.

       

      It's apparently been invented for quick in the field splices of "holiday lights".

       

      Geg

    • August 8, 2018 7:53 PM EDT
    • Sean McGillicuddy said:
      Bill Barnwell said:

      guess most people are still using a rotary dial phone, LOL

       

      Nope I have a flip phone !!

       

      I have an I phone that I hate using for telephone calls.

       

      Staying on "topic" after rereading twice as suggested. Nothing is "waterproof" except a frogs ass. However that is my opinion only or for those that prefer text...IMO

    • August 8, 2018 12:04 PM EDT
    • Bill Barnwell said:

      guess most people are still using a rotary dial phone, LOL

       

      Nope I have a flip phone !!

       

    • August 8, 2018 11:43 AM EDT
    • guess most people are still using a rotary dial phone, LOL

    • August 8, 2018 8:33 AM EDT
    • Here is a link that shows you how to solder them.

       

      http://www.holidaycoro.com/Solder-Shrink-Tubing-p/177.htm

    • August 8, 2018 8:05 AM EDT
    • Seems iffy to me, I guess I'm an old school guy who likes to be able to inspect solder connections before covering them up. With these I guess the only way to check for a good connection would be a pull test. Without a proper amount of flux you might just end up with wires that are touching but not properly soldered. Water resistant maybe, very few things are water proof !

    • August 8, 2018 7:21 AM EDT
    • I will stick to the solder of old for a higher melting temperature, esp. for outdoors.  I do use heat shrink over my connections.

    • August 7, 2018 6:05 PM EDT
    • Those are interesting , I like the idea

    • August 7, 2018 4:44 PM EDT
    • Homie Shack?

       

      Oh the joke potential right there......

    • August 7, 2018 11:58 AM EDT
    • Found this on Facebook and it is heat shrink tubing with a metal connector inside that is made out of low temp solder, insert the 2 wires mesh together and heat and you wind up with a water proof electrical bond, Billwater proof comnnector

    • July 8, 2018 6:21 PM EDT
    • Hobby Lobby

    • July 8, 2018 6:10 PM EDT
    • What Big Box store did you visit, I may wander by one we are is same area ... kinda

    • July 8, 2018 5:38 PM EDT
    • Practice on soda cans.  If you can learn to paint one of those, you can paint anything.

    • July 8, 2018 4:37 PM EDT
    • Cool. Once you get the knack, airbrushes are a great tool to have.

    • July 8, 2018 1:24 PM EDT
    • Had to go to town on Friday, and stopped by the big box hobby and craft store to buy some copper rod for making hand rails. I noticed they had most of their airbrushes and accessories marked down for clearance. I picked up an Iwata Neo airbrush kit. It was originally priced at $239, marked down to $169, and was being cleared out for 50% of the lowest marked price. Paid $85 dollars plus tax for the kit. It came with airbrush, compressor, hose, three bottles of paint and a bottle of cleaner. Spent some time this morning playing around with it. The yellow paint was the perfect color for a model of a Porsche 914 kit I picked up for the layout. I'm doing the kit to look like my very first car, which was a yellow 1971 Porsche 914.

       

       

      [img]https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1765/29410464868_cd723e9536_b.jpg[/img]

    • June 21, 2018 9:02 PM EDT
    • in my case, there was too much time spent on my other hobby - volunteer firefighter.

      and now, since that is history, i'm really busy catching up with all the small repairs in house and generalstore.

      and, i can't deny any more, that age makes me slower. the metalic age, you know...

      silver on the head, gold in the mouth and lead in the bottom.

    • June 21, 2018 5:48 PM EDT
    • Oh yea Korm, blame me, go ahead and blame me!

       

      Just kidding. Back when I was barely making ends meet, on the rare occasion when I had a few bucks of disposable income, I would go wander around the local mom and pop hardware store and see if I could find any useful tools. Over the years I have collected most of what I think I need to build most of what I want to build. Good thing too, because the mom and pop hardware store is becoming a thing of the past.

       

      So now Korm, you can glue up 90 degree corners. So I guess its time for you to dust off the building project you had in mind a decade ago, and start working out the plans on how to build it. I kid, because I planned on having a more complete railroad then I do now, 5 years after I started. I started in 2003. So I am quite a few years behind schedule.

    • June 21, 2018 1:56 PM EDT
    • I had quite a few - they are intended for making picture frames square but work on most corners.