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by earlgo
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: How to Lock Screw in Skillet Handle?
Replies: 21
Views: 396

Re: How to Lock Screw in Skillet Handle?

Golly gee whiz. I have raised 4 kids to adulthood and offered many, many suggestions and solutions over the years and all fell on deaf ears. Steve, whether you use my suggestion or not, it felt unreal to have someone actually say they would follow my idea. WooHoo! :shock: :lol:

--earlgo
by earlgo
Sat Feb 16, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: How to Lock Screw in Skillet Handle?
Replies: 21
Views: 396

Re: How to Lock Screw in Skillet Handle?

1) Take your screw out of the pan.
2) Locate the threads perpendicular to the jaws on your vise grip pliers
3) Squeeze until you see light to mild thread deformation.
4) Reinstall screw with JB Weld
5) Hope you never have to remove the handle again.
6) :shock:
--earlgo
by earlgo
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Is there a Civil Engineer in the house?
Replies: 20
Views: 630

Re: Is there a Civil Engineer in the house?

I am not a CE either. But, every bridge that I have looked at has had some kind of expansion joint OVER a pier and sitting on a roller or rocking pad. Mr. Hasler is most likely correct that the pier is in the wrong place or the girders were cut wrong, or worse, installed in the wrong spot. That woul...
by earlgo
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: plugging a barrel for bluing ....
Replies: 33
Views: 7717

Re: plugging a barrel for bluing ....

H: The choice of prosilver on the global page was the default at the time I joined. I did not even know that there was an option. At your suggestion, I will alter the choice. Re: Plugging the barrel. We never plugged the barrels at the Colorado School of Trades when using the DuLite bluing (black ox...
by earlgo
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: plugging a barrel for bluing ....
Replies: 33
Views: 7717

Re: plugging a barrel for bluing ....

H:
Don't know what is happening but here is a screen shot of my global preferences:
Global Pref shot.jpg
Global Preferences
It may or may not help the troubleshooting.
--earlgo
by earlgo
Sat Feb 09, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: plugging a barrel for bluing ....
Replies: 33
Views: 7717

Re: plugging a barrel for bluing ....

epanzella, I wrote another PM, hit the submit button and it disappeared again into Cyberspace. It did not show up in my sent box. I chose your handle from the search list to be sure it was correct. I am at a loss now, as to what to do.
--earlgo
by earlgo
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: plugging a barrel for bluing ....
Replies: 33
Views: 7717

Re: plugging a barrel for bluing ....

epanzella I checked and there is none to you in my "sent" box. Cyberia must have gotten it. I'll try to send it again.
--earlgo
by earlgo
Sat Feb 09, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: SX3 spindle clamp
Replies: 6
Views: 348

Re: SX3 spindle clamp

pete: You are most likely correct. Your remark about aluminum mushrooming and locking in place is relevant, too.
Admittedly I have never had to clamp any of the spindle split cotters very tightly to do the job at hand. I do not own a Vertical Mill, so I cannot comment on that situation.
--earlgo
by earlgo
Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: SX3 spindle clamp
Replies: 6
Views: 348

Re: SX3 spindle clamp

My 1885 Sebastian and May lathe has a steel cotter to clamp the tailstock spindle.
Ditto the 1958 Atlas Lathe
Ditto the 1966 Delta Drill press.
None have ever locked. Just my limited experience.
--earlgo
by earlgo
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: SX3 spindle clamp
Replies: 6
Views: 348

Re: SX3 spindle clamp

It is called a "cotter". Why, only history can tell.
You may have to remake the entire thing and fit it all carefully in the cylindrical hole so the two cylinders don't cock and wedge in place.
Good luck.
--earlgo
by earlgo
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: chuck jaws
Replies: 21
Views: 799

Re: chuck jaws

When I went through this with the 12" Atlas I bought a backplate from SHAR with the chuck. The backplate did not fit properly and so it got into a major repair/rebuild of the chuck plate. I bored out the center and threaded it with a 20pitch thread. Then I cut a bushing that would mate and secured i...
by earlgo
Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: steamin10 (Big Dave)
Replies: 43
Views: 1447

Re: steamin10 (Big Dave)

Get well soon, Dave, we are keeping you in our thoughts.
--earlgo