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by BigDumbDinosaur
Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Turning plastic on a metal lathe
Replies: 14
Views: 220

Re: Turning plastic on a metal lathe

The portholes in my F7 are made of cast acrylic and were turned in a lathe. The cut was so smooth the surface was almost glassy in appearance. There were no ill effects on the lathe.
by BigDumbDinosaur
Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Newbie - Buying first metal lathe
Replies: 43
Views: 748

Re: Newbie - Buying first metal lathe

I did fall into the trap of carbide inserts but managed to wiggle free. That's an interesting comment, one that needs to be read and understood. Those who have the intestinal fortitude to read my ravings are all too familiar with my admonition to avoid that trap. Not doing so robs an individual fro...
by BigDumbDinosaur
Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Newbie - Buying first metal lathe
Replies: 43
Views: 748

Re: Newbie - Buying first metal lathe

Some thoughts on which should come first: lathe or mill. A large number of the parts that have gone into my F7 were produced by a laser shop as blanks or formed subassemblies (e.g., the frame sections). Many others were fabricated by me using the machines in my shop: an Arboga geared drill press, a ...
by BigDumbDinosaur
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Best Ceiling Fan Buying Guide
Replies: 7
Views: 214

Re: Best Ceiling Fan Buying Guide

pete wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:58 pm
Uh you joined up just to add spam???
It's a common problem. I'm sure a moderator will send him back to India with his ceiling fans.
by BigDumbDinosaur
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:25 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Best Ceiling Fan Buying Guide
Replies: 7
Views: 214

Re: Best Ceiling Fan Buying Guide

David2901 wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:11 am
It is important to check the Fan Blade Number and Size to choose the best ceiling fans in India.
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If it tastes like Spam and looks like Spam, guess what? It's spam!
by BigDumbDinosaur
Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: marking tools
Replies: 15
Views: 625

Re: marking tools

Buy HF tools and no-one will steal them. Or, buy a HF tool box and put good tools in it. Reminds me of the old advice about the safest place to store a violin is in a banjo case. As a retired violinist I must correct that statement. Use a viola case. ~RN Now, now. One of my music mentors was a viol...
by BigDumbDinosaur
Wed Jun 05, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Request For Services
Topic: Need coupling bored and key way broached
Replies: 6
Views: 204

Re: Need coupling bored and key way broached

Thanks for the reply. When I searched both lovejoy and McMaster I didn't find a coupling with a1" bore and a3/16"keyway in the L095 series. Also my pump shaft is 3/8".I may have missed something, but I couldn't come up with a working combo A 3/16 inch keyseat is not industry-standard for a 1 inch s...
by BigDumbDinosaur
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: wheel pullers
Replies: 3
Views: 204

Re: wheel pullers

I have stripped out the threads on two wheel pullers with acne threads and just picked up two others at an auction that have fine V threads. The new to me ones, with fine threads were made by the Owatonna Tool Company here in the US. I would have thought that the acne thread would be stronger but i...
by BigDumbDinosaur
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Request For Services
Topic: Need coupling bored and key way broached
Replies: 6
Views: 204

Re: Need coupling bored and key way broached

I'm trying to swap a motor on my log splitter but I found that the new motor shaft is 1"and the old was 3/4" so the coupler to the pump won't fit. I've tried to find a new couple without success. The problem is that the key way is 3/16" and I am not coming up with that size in a 1" bore. The coupli...
by BigDumbDinosaur
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: marking tools
Replies: 15
Views: 625

Re: marking tools

earlgo wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:23 pm
Buy HF tools and no-one will steal them.
Or, buy a HF tool box and put good tools in it.
Reminds me of the old advice about the safest place to store a violin is in a banjo case.
by BigDumbDinosaur
Mon May 13, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Web page and facebook
Replies: 4
Views: 587

Re: Web page and facebook

Well was raining all day so I tried my hand at setting up a website for our new train track we are about to start to install. It was a lot easier than I thought it would be to set up the website. https://greysonvalleyrr.com/ andhttps://www.facebook.com/Greysonvalleyrr-314832616081116 Kind of hard t...
by BigDumbDinosaur
Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Today's Discovery: Wire Gauge Drill Bits for Carbs
Replies: 16
Views: 1217

Re: Today's Discovery: Wire Gauge Drill Bits for Carbs

b4autodark wrote:
Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:48 pm
I have an Anderson-Forrester GDK4080 kit, had it for years for doing oil, propane and natural gas burner orfices, really handy.

https://www.amazon.com/ANDERSON-FORRESTER-GDK4080
That link is 404.