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by earlgo
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:22 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Backing up computer files
Replies: 23
Views: 478

Re: Backing up computer files

Mr. Ron, I am sorry that you lost all your data. That is devastating to a hobbyist. Before the copy of SW I used timed out, I made hard copies of all the drawings, and electronic copies on a thumb drive of all the files and put them in a notebook. I also made a copy of the SW Viewer software and put...
by earlgo
Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shaperight shaper
Replies: 5
Views: 257

Re: Shaperight shaper

Thanks, rudd. I have directed others to Vintagemachinery.com and when the time came, I forgot to go there myself. DUH! :oops:
--earlgo
by earlgo
Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shaperight shaper
Replies: 5
Views: 257

Re: Shaperight shaper

Pete, nice suggestion, hadn't thought of that.
I passed along the suggestion to the interested party and he said that it wasn't really necessary to take the knob off, he was just cleaning up the shaper and thought it might help.
Still, if anyone has a parts list....
--earlgo
by earlgo
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shaperight shaper
Replies: 5
Views: 257

Shaperight shaper

Does anyone have a parts list for a Shaperight shaper? If you do, please PM with information on how to get this.
Failing that does anyone know how to remove the handle from the vertical screw. The 'invisipin' is hard to see.

--earlgo
by earlgo
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: machining should square
Replies: 14
Views: 430

Re: machining should square

If you knew someone with a tool and cutter grinder, you could mount the motor on the table perpendicular to the wheel, turn on the motor and turn on the grinder and proceed to square up things. Something like I did to the buggered up motor shaft and subsequent sleve. Grinding the motor shaft.jpg Gri...
by earlgo
Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Measuring a diameter without a caliper
Replies: 19
Views: 638

Re: Measuring a diameter without a caliper

Very nice solution Mr. Carlstedt. Nice math calculation Mr. Klotz
This is worth keeping in the 'notebook'.
--earlgo
by earlgo
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: All Things CAD and CAM
Topic: Free and easy to learn 3D CAD
Replies: 43
Views: 19877

Re: Free and easy to learn 3D CAD

Ran out of tears for the beer, so I logged into ONSHAPE, the cloud version,(sorta') of Solid Works and have been working my way through the lessons while doing models relevant to the lessons. It still isn't SW but it may be after I get a leg or two up.
--earlgo
by earlgo
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Measuring a diameter without a caliper
Replies: 19
Views: 638

Re: Measuring a diameter without a caliper

If you had a 12 in or larger height gage, you might be able to emulate a caliper by clamping a flat bar to the height gage base and use it like a caliper. Alternatively you could take a length of fine wire and wrap it around the column a number of times, measure the length where it overlaps, divide ...
by earlgo
Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: holesaw on a lathe
Replies: 11
Views: 575

Re: holesaw on a lathe

Yes, I've done it too, although with not so big a hole saw. One just has to keep clearing the chips, or provide a chip ejection hole. The slug can be saved for a giant washer.
Nice job liveaboard.
--earlgo
by earlgo
Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: essential tools for milling
Replies: 20
Views: 768

Re: essential tools for milling

No-one has yet mentioned a good light. Essential to see what you are doing. I made this one from a length of 3/4" Lokline coolant hose. LocLine lamp.JPG A dead-blow hammer is really helpful, too, until you get the Kurt vise. If you are a tall person, blocking up the mill so the table is at elbow hei...
by earlgo
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Time to have some fun!
Replies: 9
Views: 584

Re: Time to have some fun!

RSG it was advise given to me at my retirement lunch. I thought it might be true, and after 6 years, I tried it only a couple of times, after long consultations and verifications. Just pick your battles carefully. :lol:
--earlgo
by earlgo
Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Pests
Replies: 9
Views: 963

Re: Pests

We have Carpenter Bees up here in sunny NE Ohio. No matter what one does, they appear again and drill more holes.
carpenter bee damage.jpg
Carpenter Bee Damage
Maybe I should buy a Bee house, or just let them be(e).
--earlgo