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  • Birthday 05/21/1959

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  • Location Northfield,Ohio
  • Full Name John Urminski

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  1. JohnU added a post in a topic Throwing Away Old Stuff..   

    I don't toss stuff nearly as much as I should as well! The eyeglass lenses got me thinking I do the same thing! Multiple old scripts filling a drawer! My rationale is that good money was spent and seems a waste to throw away! Even though they're unusable. Same with old computers and electronics, clothes, get the picture., I need to clean out my garage and basement!LOL!
  2. JohnU added a post in a topic X-Acto with an LED Light built in - Hobby Lobby   

    Gotta get one of these to help with BMFing like everyone else has mentioned. Just bought a new Dewalt drill with a built in light and love it! This idea for the knife is just as "brilliant"!😄
  3. JohnU added a post in a topic Wetted nitrocellulose reclassified   

    The type I'm familiar with is magicians flash paper used for on stage pyro effects.
  4. JohnU added a post in a topic smiley faces   

    That's poop?! I thought it was chocolate ice cream!😇
  5. JohnU added a post in a topic Global Alien Oreo Conspiracy Theory   

    If you're really into kooky conspiricy internet logic, google the Mandella effect!
  6. JohnU added a post in a topic Painting tests for new colors   

    Section 3. Composition/information on ingredients
    Ingredient name
    % by weight
    Lt. Aliphatic Hydrocarbon Solvent Med. Aliphatic Hydrocarbon Solvent Toluene
    Methyl Ethyl Ketoxime
    32.86 15.66 15.04 11.16 7.7 0.3 0.14
     Any concentration shown as a range is to protect confidentiality or is due to batch variation.
    There are no additional ingredients present which, within the current knowledge of the supplier and in the concentrations applicable, are classified as hazardous to health and hence require reporting in this section. 
    Taken from the SDS on Kylon's web site.
  7. JohnU added a topic in Model Building Questions and Answers   

    Ford van Sliding Side Door
    Got my MCM issue 201 and got excited when I saw the Down n Dirty article dirt bikes with the van. Very cool little bikes but I need to know how to get that side door on the van to slide open and closed. Got one in my stash I'm holding off on building till I can get this figured out. Any ideas? Thanks, figured if anyone would know it would have to be here!
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  8. JohnU added a post in a topic Oops...self-driving cars perhaps not quite ready for prime time yet.   

    Frankly, I'm all for the back up cameras on vehicles! Fantastic safety feature! Have one on my pickup and it eliminates the huge blind spot from the top of the tailgate, bumper to the ground! Can't count the number of near misses it helps to avoid! Yeah, I still use all my mirrors! This feature augments there use. Why do you think they use them on school buses?
  9. JohnU added a post in a topic Most of my models are water damaged   

    They'l dry up on your radiator all right, more likely melt into a pile of plastic goo!
  10. JohnU added a post in a topic Anything Good at Harbor Freight?
    Don't waste your money on those mini drills! The really small ones don't have points on them and don't cut worth a carp! Get the tiny drills from micro mart instead! Cost a little more but work!😉
  11. JohnU added a post in a topic I tried purple power for the first time   

    Same question. Can Purple Power be used in this ultrasonic cleaner?
  12. JohnU added a post in a topic better light   

    Sam's Club in my area carries a 4 ft LED shop light that out shines fluorescent tubes at $35 a unit! I'm replacing the lighting in my whole workshop!
  13. JohnU added a post in a topic UUUHHHH?!? HHHMMMM???   

    Kinda wonder what the reaction would be here if these cars were made out of plastic from someone's spare parts box and sitting on a table. Does't seem all that different from some of the stuff I've seen in the contest magazines except there made from real car scrap parts! Just sayin'!😜
  14. JohnU added a post in a topic Light bulb for paint drying?   

    I built a down draft paint booth that uses the same filter as my furnace 1 x 16 x 25 inches. The working area above is about 20 - 25 inches and the front is slightly slanted so I can lay a piece of plexiglass over the front without it falling off. I mounted a ceramic light fixture to a small piece of wood that can easily be removed from my booth when I'm painting. To dry paint I use a 100 watt lightbulb. The fixture is mounted as high as I can get it in the booth on the back wall so it's not too close to my parts. Using an outdoor liquid thermometer inside the booth with the light and closed with the plexiglass, the temperature only gets to 97 degrees. To be sure, I tested the heated space with a junker body and it survived no melting after sitting over night. May have got lucky because it works great for drying enamal piant in about 2 to 3 days! But then, I use Donn Yosts paint method too!😉 Lately it been getting more difficult to get 100 watt bulbs may try 75's instead