The Dark Lord Of Pin-Up ………. Armando Huerta

Armando Huerta is “The Dark Lord of Pin-Up”. And by that name, he is known throughout the art world. With his incredibly meticulous attention to detail, Armando creates some of the most beautiful and alluring Pin-Ups the world has ever seen. At a very young age, Armando found out that he had the drive andContinue reading “The Dark Lord Of Pin-Up ………. Armando Huerta”

Sheet Metal Gauge Chart

Gauge (ga) Standard Steel Thickness (inches) Galvanized Steel Thickness (inches) Aluminum Thickness (inches) 3 0.2391   0.2294 4 0.2242   0.2043 5 0.2092   0.1819 6 0.1943   0.1620 7 0.1793   0.1443 8 0.1644   0.1285 9 0.1495 0.1532 0.1144 10 0.1345 0.1382 0.1019 11 0.1196 0.1233 0.0907 12 0.1046 0.1084 0.0808 13 0.0897Continue reading “Sheet Metal Gauge Chart”

A History of America’s Chain Restaurants, Doughnut Shops, and Convenience Stores

White Castle   Year Opened: 1921   First Location: Wichita, KS   Bite of History: The very first White Castle opened its doors on just $700. Founder Billy Ingram sold his slider-style burgers at the bargain price of five cents per patty and, over the years, the chain prided itself on offering affordable food. By 1941, White CastleContinue reading “A History of America’s Chain Restaurants, Doughnut Shops, and Convenience Stores”

Steel & Aluminum Characteristics

Aluminum  characteristics: The 3003-H14 has superior strength characteristics over pure aluminum and is easily welded with either TIG (tungsten-inert-gas) or oxygen-acetylene gas welders, yet remains malleable for shaping and bending. By comparison, a 6061-T6 aluminum alloy would yield even more strength than the 3003-H14, but the 6061-T6 is also more brittle and if welded, may develop stress cracksContinue reading “Steel & Aluminum Characteristics”

How to Build a Voltage Regulator for $3

Here’s a straightforward way to build your own “Runtz” type voltage reducers so that you can use your 6 volt gauges on your 12 volt system. The regulator is based on the LM7806 integrated circuit, which is able to reduce voltage while maintaining a constant current. Use one regulator for each gauge; this allows youContinue reading “How to Build a Voltage Regulator for $3”