About projectsbyzac.com

This website came about as a single source solution for organizing and sharing my many projects with friends across various forums and social media outlets.  Sharing the same information, repeatedly in multiple outlets was just too time consuming and responding to questions became difficult  to manage.  In addition to the management challenge, recent changes to Facebook, Google, and online forums make it increasingly difficult to share useful content.  This website allows me to post my project images and data.   I have broken down the projects into different categories.  I share links to my blog posts on various forums and sites.

A secondary bonus of this website, is that it allows me to keep datasheets, part numbers, and sources on projects in a well organized easily accessible fashion.   Some of my posts contain information that may seem redundant but in a year or two when I need a replacement part because one burnt out or broke I will easily be able to find the supplier and part number here on the website.  In a way  Projectsbyzac.com has become something like my personal project lab notebook and log.

I hope you enjoy my posts, if you have any questions please leave a comment and I will reply as soon as time allows me to do so.  Please let me know if you find a bug or a broken post. I’ll do my best to fix it. I am not a master of wordpress nor am I one of web programming.

Thanks for visiting!

7 thoughts on “About projectsbyzac.com

  1. Sean McGown says:

    Hey just wanted to thank you for posting a picture of our Chelsea vanity combo on your site. I just tweeted a shout out to you to all our followers.

    Sean McGown
    Online Marketing Manager
    St. Paul Home Products

  2. Justine says:

    Hello – I just read your article on restoring the beautiful old iron, it gave me hope! We were in the Caribbean and found an antique musket in the sand c. 1600-1750 with musket balls and all.. The wood handle is totally gone, only a bit of brass, and the iron is left. As you can imagine it is TOTALLY corroded. Would your instructions/method really work (if followed closely) without damaging the metal that is left (which i can honestly say might be nearly corroded to the core)?
    Please respond as I am very intested in stopping the corrosion so I can show off more accurately what it is, it’s a real treasure. I do have a small piece to set it on but wonder at your thoughts before I try it out.
    Thank you!
    Justine bennett

    • Zac says:

      Wow! That sounds like an awesome treasure you found Justine. The method should work. I think the only issue would be if the iron has corroded entirely through. Iron, especially older iron can be tricky in this regard depending on where and how it was smelted from ore. In theory and practice the electrolytic rust removal process works only on the oxide (rust) and does not strip any of the good metal away. Be careful with the polarity so you don’t make your musket the sacrificial electrode. You should be fine provided that the entire musket isn’t just a lump of iron oxide and there is some good metal left underneath all of the corrosion. I would love to see a photo of the musket before and after if you do go ahead with the electrolytic rust removal restoration.

  3. FJ says:

    Have a look at what I just bought.

    http://silodrome.com/honda-cx500-cafe-racer/

    Can you help me with a few idea for Front Wheel and exhaust… any other creative bits…?
    Thanks.
    FJ
    Arlington, VA USA

    • Zac says:

      Wow, that’s a cool bike! Very minimalist. Curious as to why are you thinking you want to change the front wheel and exhaust on that bike? Is it to return to a disk brake set up? A front drum on a bike seems like a bad idea seeing how much work the front brake does.

  4. Harry Whitehead says:

    Hi there. Thanks for the drawing of the bearing block for the RF-45. I am also doing a ball screw conversion and thought I would have to take the mill apart to take the dimensions. You have saved me a bunch of time.
    Was wondering if you have the drawings for the y direction ball screw on the cross slide.
    Regards
    Harry Whitehead
    hmwhvs@aol.com

  5. Algen says:

    Hello,

    I can’t find any contact info in the site so forgive me for using the comment section. I’m Algen, I work with engineering website EEWeb.com and would love to feature your website as a site of the day on EEWeb. Is this of interest to you?

    Hope to hear from you soon.

    Sincerely,

    Algen

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