Buggy Wheel Repairs | Setting Buggy Tires | Engels Coach Shop

Buggy Wheel Repairs | Setting Buggy Tires | Engels Coach Shop


Well once again I want to welcome you
back as I continue to work through this backlog of wheels I’ve got to catch
up on. Last week most of you noticed that I uploaded two videos last Friday and
the reason was they were kind of related, both having to do with putting on hard
rubber tires, but the two different sets of wheels had some different
personalities about them so I decided to split them up and kind of keep them
individualistic for future reference. Well this week I have kind of the same
type of deal. I’m going to upload two videos. I’m doing somewhat the same thing on both of these. They have steel tires and I’m going to tighten them up but,
both sets the wheels have a little different personality about them and a
couple different things kind of show up, so I’m going to leave them as two
distinct different videos for future reference. So the first set of wheels
that we’re going to get into in this video has to do with some damage in the
felloes that we’re going to do some repairs on. And then we’re going to set
the tires again and tighten these loose wheels up. Now these wheels are a
modified sarven, the outside flange is in two pieces, but the basic principle is
the same as a sarvenn style hub that you seen you work on before. Now there’s some pretty obvious spaces
between the spokes shoulders and the felloes, but these we can take and
tighten up with a little wedge into the tenon, but the biggest problem with this
wheel is a felloe that is splitting where the tenon of the spoke comes
through. Now this is a real common problem and if you’ve watched me put rim
rivets in, this is what it is supposed to alleviate. Well this wheel has given away
and I think I can pull it back together, I’m going to put a couple of rim rivets
in there and see if I can’t suck this together. But I noticed there’s some
filler on the inside curve and I’ve got to try to work that out so I can get
this compressed back together, Well as it turns out, somebody’s put some
auto body filler in this split trying to disguise the crack, but really didn’t get
it repaired, so now I’ve got to kind of got it cleaned out, I think we can draw it
together and make a little better repair and salvage this felloe. Well, this is just one style of repair that
we run into fairly commonly, where this tenon goes through the felloe it
basically cuts the fellow in half and it can kind of cause these bulges to where
they finally give away, but I think we’ll have a good pair of wheels here. Once again, thanks for watching! you

100 Comments

  • Stephen Brown

    February 7, 2020

    Just got notice for video number 2. Barley half way through the first one. LOL 😂

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  • Stephen Brown

    February 7, 2020

    And that rivet needs to be.0000000001 longer. LOL

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  • Danny Burriss

    February 7, 2020

    I love watching you work. It’s nice to see old school work that seems to have disappeared

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  • Wiley CoyoteSr

    February 7, 2020

    Once again, thanks for letting us watch your work. Never have I thought about fast-forwarding one of your video's. I could miss something of interest.

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  • Telephone VIP

    February 7, 2020

    Great respect from Russia.

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  • Tom Legrady

    February 7, 2020

    Did you fill in the original bolt holes in the steel wheel?

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  • stefan robertz

    February 7, 2020

    Hi there, it looks like these wheels are painted somehow. Is this a good Idea? It prevents the wood from "breathing"… doesn't it? Sorry I do not have a clue… but I thought tat "oiling ´" wood or using some kind of "natural stuff like linseed oil and honey is the best protection????

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  • Larry Keenan

    February 7, 2020

    If you have old Makita batteries laying around check out (www.bluffvalleybattery.com) They can rebuild you batteries at a considerable saving over buying new ones. I use 18 volt DeWalt tools and I can actually rebuild my own batteries with kits that they sell.

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  • SS1911

    February 7, 2020

    Hate to see the beautiful wood painted black.
    Great job, as usual.

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  • alfonso angel

    February 7, 2020

    THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND INFORMATION .. LIKE I SAY WE ARE A DYING NOW HOW….

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  • Gord Baker

    February 7, 2020

    Nice one. You likely know that some 12 point sockets will fit those square nuts and save you some time by using the 1/4 impact driver.

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  • Some Guy

    February 7, 2020

    Would you ever re-use steel tires, or are they consumables?

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  • sdwputnam

    February 7, 2020

    You sure seem to have so much patience when your working. Never have heard one peep of a cuss word. Good work.

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  • Frank Galetzka

    February 7, 2020

    Hello Sir
    I like to thank you for sharing your work with us
    Your skills are beautifull and it remains me to my grandfather as i say .
    Thank you very much
    Good bless you
    Yours Frank

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  • Kyle Greer

    February 7, 2020

    Nice work

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  • Nigel Heffernan

    February 7, 2020

    Hi Dave hope you enjoyed the video I sent to you from Ireland just a quick question about the repair would wooden dowels not have done on the fellow repair as they would expand and contract with the wheel ?

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  • Ron

    February 7, 2020

    Repair is one thing but repairing someone else's repair is another.

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  • Mishn0

    February 7, 2020

    Did you weld up the old holes for the bolts that held the tire to the rim? I was looking for the spots but I'm not sure I was seeing them.

    Also, last week when I saw the second video I assumed it was a re-upload of the first video. I'm glad I checked and was pleased to see that it was a different video. And another bonus this week!

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  • Stuart Nagle

    February 7, 2020

    Great to see the restoration work…👍🏻

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  • Duane Lundgren

    February 7, 2020

    Real Life in the shop!! Thanks, Mr. Dave!

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  • HWPcville

    February 7, 2020

    When heating the iron rims to expand them, do you heat them to a specific degree or, based on experience just long enough to know they have expanded? Also, when tighten up a wheel is it possible to reuse the iron rim by trimming out a fraction and rewelding?

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  • MARK LOCKWOOD

    February 8, 2020

    Did they ever paint 🎨 the wheels or leave em natural with a wood stain?

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  • Jim Harris

    February 8, 2020

    Excellent

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  • OLD DAWG DREAMING

    February 8, 2020

    Thanks for the explanation, I didn’t think 💭. I will go back and see what I missed. I enjoy your videos.

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  • Scruffy 61

    February 8, 2020

    Well done on the repairing of the wheel's.
    I learn something again.

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  • K.D. Pearce

    February 8, 2020

    You could upload every day I'll watch them all.

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  • warren rubin

    February 8, 2020

    Thank you

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  • jas wats

    February 8, 2020

    Excellent, satisfying repair work!

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  • Deeran Foxworthy

    February 8, 2020

    I've watched so many of your vids and I've seen you put the steel tire on there multiple times, but I was curious, is the heat you apply to it not hot enough so that when you "quench" it with water, it doesn't harden? I've just never seen you normalize it after this process.

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  • Dirk

    February 8, 2020

    I always enjoy your videos

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  • Single Shot!

    February 8, 2020

    Very interesting!

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  • Pierre Fouchard

    February 8, 2020

    quelle dextérité…merci

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  • Rodney Wroten

    February 8, 2020

    Great repair Mr. Engels

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  • Random Stranger

    February 8, 2020

    What's the reason for the plate bolted between two of the fellows?

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  • Ron Colvin

    February 8, 2020

    Thank you much for sharing, I hope you enjoy your day.

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  • Gail Bullington

    February 8, 2020

    How do you make the little wooden wedges?

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  • Colorado Angler

    February 8, 2020

    Disliked? The only thing in this video is a man with incredible talents plying his skills in a job that he loves – what is to dislike? Only a scrooge with uncontrollable self-loathing would find something to complain about in this clip.

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  • Jeff Hatton

    February 8, 2020

    Can anyone tell me the name of the fastener being used at 13:20 ? I would love to have a link to a supply of these "tire bolts". My searching has let me down, By the way, thanks for taking the time to film and share. I like watching a skilled craftsman at their craft.

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  • David Harris

    February 8, 2020

    Did I see a hammer wedge come out of that fello with the bondo? Seems kind of picky but I wonder if those soft rivets could be blackened with some burnt oil and heat? I know it is probably just easier to paint them to keep them from rusting.

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  • thisnicklldo

    February 8, 2020

    Nice repair, always teaching us something. Are the opening and closing shots near Joliet? That looks like a scene out of a Hollywood western, open land as far as the eye can see. Is it open range? Private or public owned? Never been to Montana and unfortunately never likely to, so I'm not familiar with how it looks in the different seasons. It's breathtaking though – whatever must the first settlers have thought when they saw it?

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  • Richard Mattingly

    February 8, 2020

    Repairing a split/joint in old wood is more about getting it clean more than anything else so glue can have a surface to bond too and having the patience to let it set often up to 24 hrs for maximum strength. Paint as well as other debris or damage is like trying to weld heavily rusted metal together because it acts like a barrier/containment and it will often fail if stressed. One of the biggest challenges in repairing wood is if it's lost to must moisture because it was in an extremely dry environment and most kiln or air dried lumber still has around 8% moisture content when used. Indeed wood can change seasonally and most musicians will tell you the instruments made with it can sound different which is why they'll carry it instead letting it travel in a shipping container with other luggage. Kudos on taking the time to repair the split instead of just filling/sanding it flat that would of been the first impulse of a novice, do you recommend waterproof or just standard wood glue for a wheel repair and have your tried any Polyurethane Glue/Epoxy instead? 🛠

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  • Nathan Okun

    February 8, 2020

    You could rivet armor plates in a pre-WWII tank together with rivets that long (and they did).

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  • Rick Swanberg

    February 8, 2020

    Mr. Engle: Why do you tap on the steel tire with the hammer as you cool it?

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  • aubreyaub

    February 8, 2020

    Funny how the penny drops sometimes.
    You shrink the undersize steel rim on.
    Then with all the road work, ie, hammering, planishing, the steel would be stretched, veeery slowly.
    Just never "thunked" about it before.

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  • Doc Twiggenberry

    February 8, 2020

    How many miles on a set of tires? :>)

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  • Gene Goodman

    February 8, 2020

    Answer, No and thank you Mr Dave

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  • paul beenis

    February 8, 2020

    First time ive seen a joke in these videos 😁

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  • AndyB

    February 8, 2020

    Anybody else grab a few extra of those "glue applicators" when at Starbucks like me?

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  • Pushyhog

    February 8, 2020

    that was a great one.

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  • Glen Crandall

    February 8, 2020

    Very nice repair. I thought you would have to replace that split fellow but you showed the way to repair it. Thank you for sharing.

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  • Bill Brockmann

    February 8, 2020

    I see you're sneaking up on 100k subs. Who'd a thunk it? Your quality of both content and production is consistent. Nice work, Dave.

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  • Robert Fay

    February 8, 2020

    Have you ever tried https://www.google.com/search?q=GORILLA+GLUE for such a repair project, or for other times where you normally would use the usual wood glue(s)? And if so, why not use it for this Felloe repair? I use it to repair my https://www.google.com/search?q=Missouri+Meershaum pipe stems, which always eventually come unglued to the bowl, and it is the only thing that has ever worked successfully, and permanently, for That chore!

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  • Robert Fay

    February 8, 2020

    I am curious: What happened to the original holes in the tire iron(s)? I did not see you weld them closed, or align them up with the holes in the Felloes. (mystified)

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  • razvan isa

    February 8, 2020

    Bravo respekt ❤🤝❤✌

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  • Mergrew 01

    February 8, 2020

    How much +/- can you tolerate in diameter between a pair of wheels (i.e. Pair of fronts or backs) and still have a matching pair?
    Some of those buggies must be like my 200 year broom, it's had 50 new heads and 20 new handles and is still going strong!

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  • Keith Browning

    February 8, 2020

    There seems to be new equipment appearing in the workshop – are you modernising some of your work practices ??

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  • Al Mac

    February 8, 2020

    Thanks for the videos.Would you mind mentioning what the background music is please?

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  • Big Fred

    February 8, 2020

    I really enjoy watching …your camera work is awesome. Thanks so much for showing us about this trade…Truly amazing….Thanks again

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  • Paul Standing

    February 8, 2020

    Nice repair of the original wheels will last for a few more years thank you for sharing with us all 😀👍

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  • Stanislav G.

    February 8, 2020

    As one weird canadian uncle would say (and i'm paraphrasing here) – The longer the rivet, the better the job :))

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  • casy casy

    February 8, 2020

    did you weld in the old rivet holes

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  • ClayZ

    February 8, 2020

    The company I work at does repair work on industrial machinery. It is knowledge and art form at the same time. I tip my hat to your knowledge and skill which is fine indeed.

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  • tiredowalkin

    February 8, 2020

    The old wagons from my grandmother's side of the family are out in the barn, maybe they will be restored someday. There is a box bed, that has a rotted wheel fellow, and somebody had place sickle mower sections in between the fellows as shims to tighten up the wheels. A buggy is in parts and we have seven wheels for it. A spring wagon that is pretty good too. A bastard cousin let them sit in the weather because he was in control and jealous, so they are not beautiful. A primitive sleigh that we put a coat of clear lacquer over the red and green original paint sits in the parlor of our home. We don't have horses to pull this fleet, but just want to preserve the heritage in the family. I love this channel and this shop, would like to visit someday just to get a feel of the magic, but Indiana is a long way from Montana. Thank you so very much for keeping the good ole days alive!

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  • Robert Inscoe

    February 8, 2020

    Thanks for sharing. Don't know why but watching your videos has a relaxing feel to them.

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  • Brian Wood

    February 8, 2020

    Does anyone else want to blow on the screen when the chips accumulate? LOL

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  • Tom Truesdale

    February 8, 2020

    Another outstanding video, Thank you for taking the time to show and explain what you do to create and repair wheels.

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  • Peter Seely

    February 8, 2020

    With those extra rivets, a static balance would be in order, I'm laughing. Imagine a buggy wheel out of balance, eliminate the whopitywhop factor…🤣😅😎…good job Dave, as usual…btw, I grew up Southern Baptist and never once imagined applying scripture to your craft!

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  • Andy Wright

    February 8, 2020

    did you plug weld the old holes in the tires off screen? just curious if that is necessary.

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  • Herman Krijnen

    February 8, 2020

    Thank you for another video full of enjoyable technical details. I enjoy every video, just to see that craftsmanship still does exist. Keep it up!

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  • arnhemseptember2009

    February 8, 2020

    Nice to have an easy job once in a while…

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  • Lars Eckman

    February 8, 2020

    I noticed you reused the metal part of the wheel and after resizing and installing you had to drill holes for the rivets. What happens to the old holes? It seems like they would allow water and junk to reach the fellows. Does it matter?
    Having driven wagons 2 and 4 in hand all this really fascinates me. The wheels for my wagons were made in Montana but I don’t know where. The man that made the wagons is gone.
    Thanks for your work and explanation of the details.

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  • Barry Simmons

    February 8, 2020

    Good ole Tite Bond to the rescue again…
    Great job Dave, and once again nice camera treatment as well. Thanks for sharing.

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  • Danny Grizzle

    February 8, 2020

    Are you brazing up the old holes in steel tires?

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  • fricknjeep

    February 8, 2020

    hi there real nice thank you john

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  • UNCLE BUZZ

    February 8, 2020

    YOU SEEM TO BE IN YOUR ELEMENT.LIKE A DUCK IN WATER ,YOU ARE AT EASE . .I SEE ,YOU ARE "ONE WITH THE WHEEL",OR WHAT EVER YOU ARE DOING .THAT'S THE PICTURE OF A TRUE CRAFTSMAN .I SEE IT LESS IN TODAY'S WORK ETHIC ,THEN WHEN I WAS GROWING UP.
    IT'S JUST NICE TO SEE YOU AT YOUR WORK.
    WHEN IT BECOMES JUST A JOB, THEN IT'S TIME TO DO SOMETHING ELSE .
    IF YOU WERE A "TRAIN WRECK" AS OTHERS ARE,WE WOULD STILL WATCH .BUT THE COMMENTS WOULD NOT BE AS KIND..
    GOD BLESS YOU AND YOURS
    NOW TO VIDEO #2

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  • Richard Cornelius

    February 8, 2020

    Im follow with you sir

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  • Merlin Covlin

    February 8, 2020

    Hardly a repair…! That was real satisfying watching such ambition to go through all the work to do it right!!! Thx fer filmn' it all!!

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  • John Snoek

    February 8, 2020

    Every nut lined up, in line every time, attention to detail ! Lovely.

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  • Dottie Hildebrand

    February 8, 2020

    Love watching your channel. I love to learn your information. Amazing be to watch

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  • David Weston

    February 8, 2020

    What a privilege to watch this man. A living treasure

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  • Ted Sproat

    February 8, 2020

    Wonderful workmanship as usual. You can always make a long rivet short but you can`t make a short rivet long!

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  • عبدالله حسين

    February 8, 2020

    تمت استعادت الدولاب او الويل بفضل جهود الراءعه شكرا لك

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  • Jean Claude Depoil

    February 8, 2020

    C'est toujours un bonheur de vous regarder travailler

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  • Duncan Mac

    February 8, 2020

    Nicely done.
    Thanks for the video.

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  • Paolo G

    February 9, 2020

    What type of glue is that that you use?
    It's obviously a single part adhesive.
    My tendency is to use a high strength epoxy.
    Edit: I saw that another commenter has Identified it as Titebond . I haven't seen the brand in my country (New Zealand) but I see it is distributed by a company across the road from where I buy chemicals and solvents.
    It's a small world.

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  • William Jacobs

    February 9, 2020

    Another great video .

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  • Ford Fan

    February 9, 2020

    Looks great.

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  • Robert Gross

    February 9, 2020

    Do you ever use steam to soften the aged hard wood?

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  • Gregory Cross

    February 9, 2020

    Not long ago I read a comment from one of your viewers that pretty much said, "….hit the thumbs up before watching, …it's going to be good!" I could not agree more! I found your channel a couple days ago while sitting at home while West Texas was covered in snow and ice. Excellent content and very enjoyable. I have watched most of the Borax wagon videos and will be watching other play lists as well. Great alternative to television! Thank you for taking the time to share your skills with us! 🤠👍

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  • jeff ledlow

    February 10, 2020

    I have been subscribed now for quite a while and truly love watching what you are doing. I greatly appreciate you taking the time to list some of the tools that you use. I have just one question that I am simply dying to know the answer too. HOW MANY CLAMPS DO YOU HAVE AND WHERE ON EARTH DID YOU FIND THEM ALL? LOL!

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  • Peter Nicholsonu

    February 10, 2020

    Noticed you let old rivets fall to the floor. Recent video you used a stick with magnet on the end to retrieve the metal debri when done. Am guessing metal shavings also would fall to the floor. In the past I would say “well they can’t fall any further” and not worry about them till a job was done. Then I got to use a shot blasting machine to scour the surface off concrete floors prior to resurfacing. Inevitably 1mm steel shot balls would escape the vacuum return into the machine and scatter about hither and thither. I used a metal tray with a push handle hip height and with a wheel each end (bit like old push mowers) allowing the tray to be pushed about 3-4mm above the floor. Inside the tray was a long magnet connected to a release lever on the handle.
    I would push this all over the floor and thereby pick up all steel shot plus swarf if near a lathe then push onto a piece of cardboard. Pull the release handle and thereby deposit them dust free steel onto the cardboard for retrieval. Worked a treat.

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  • donnie brown

    February 11, 2020

    Who else hates Bloomberg ads

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  • William Haley

    February 11, 2020

    Two thumbs up. Thank you for posting

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  • Jose R Suarez

    February 12, 2020

    Wheels with personality??….😂🤣😅…!

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  • MrKotBonifacy

    February 12, 2020

    @ 4:41 – well, I'd rather use some epoxy-based adhesive than a regular PVA glue. You see, PVA wood glue is a water-based emulsion, which means it sorta binds up at the first layer of "resistance" – as soon as it encounters any water-hungry substance (like dry semi-rotten wood, dirt or dust) the water gets sucked up, the emulsion coagulates, and penetration stops. Epoxy resins are much better at penetrating porous substances and binding dirt or dust – they might be quite viscous, but the have very low surface tension, just like a regular car engine oil.

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  • John O

    February 12, 2020

    Any reason you couldn't put a metal strap on each side under those rivets?

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  • Joe Romanak

    February 12, 2020

    Once again, thanks for showing how it’s done. You make it look so easy but we know it takes a bunch of years of experience. Another good job! 😎🦆👏

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  • P.R. Nadh

    February 12, 2020

    Excellent work 👌

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  • shop shop

    February 13, 2020

    Do you ever consider using epoxy for repairs?

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  • Rick Brandt

    February 13, 2020

    Trusty Speedy hammer sets rivets!!

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