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by curtis cutter
Sun Dec 20, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Because of all the knowledgeable folks here. :)
Replies: 4
Views: 606

Because of all the knowledgeable folks here. :)

An example from John Hasler: "Cratex abrasive rubber sticks are great for that. They also get down into the threads."

How many others here spend hours copying and pasting items from this site to search and learn? :)
by curtis cutter
Mon Dec 14, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: dry ice transit; where does the co2 go?
Replies: 10
Views: 600

Re: dry ice transit; where does the co2 go?

I have wondered about the CO2 issue as well, thinking that I would not want to transport something being kept cool with dry ice in a confined space. You have to wonder about Omaha Steaks being transported in mail trucks. Learned some interesting stuff in some fire training: When the space is filled...
by curtis cutter
Sun Dec 13, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: dry ice transit; where does the co2 go?
Replies: 10
Views: 600

Re: dry ice transit; where does the co2 go?

Very interesting observation. It certainly is worthy of consideration. Those heavier than air gasses as well as lighter than air gasses can create hazardous conditions that are not visible to people. Halon was another extinguishing agent that was used extensively in computer rooms and aircraft in th...
by curtis cutter
Fri Dec 11, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: Shoptask owners?
Replies: 64
Views: 25024

Re: Shoptask owners?

"Pardon the beginner questions because about 99% of what I work on is aluminum with about 1% being mild steel so this is uncharted territory for me." I appreciate your asking as there are a lot of guys like me out here who read and learn from the responses to even what many would believe the simples...
by curtis cutter
Wed Dec 09, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Source for high-strength metric bolts
Replies: 8
Views: 932

Re: Source for high-strength metric bolts

Maybe a crane manufacturer could be a good source of information.
by curtis cutter
Sat Dec 05, 2020 9:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: lathes and mills cannot be level on ships?
Replies: 41
Views: 3722

Re: lathes and mills cannot be level on ships?

I remember taking tours of the Boeing facility in Auburn Washington with my dad. I was allowed into the facility as I was an Auburn firefighter at the time and it was in our response area. He was in charge of the crane system installation and maintenance. He shared with me some of the difficulties o...
by curtis cutter
Fri Dec 04, 2020 10:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: lathes and mills cannot be level on ships?
Replies: 41
Views: 3722

Re: lathes and mills cannot be level on ships?

Russ Hanscom wrote:
Fri Dec 04, 2020 8:33 pm
Level is irrelevant- the machine can be mounted on the wall or on the ceiling or any other orientation as long as there is no twist in the bed.
I wonder if the floors were thicker in shop areas than elsewhere on ships though.
by curtis cutter
Sun Nov 29, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Finally used my machines today!
Replies: 39
Views: 4000

Re: Finally used my machines today!

On my IH584 I use bushings to reduce the CAT 2 lift arms to accept my CAT 1 implements. I keep a few extra bushings in the tool box in the 584. I also have a top link with a CAT 2 tractor end and a CAT 1 implement end. I do very little with the 584 beyond using the loader and dragging the pasture ha...
by curtis cutter
Thu Nov 26, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving
Replies: 1
Views: 1427

Re: Happy Thanksgiving

On the first Saturday in December our Lion's Club and Fire Department combine forces to go door to door to collect food donations to fill our local food bank.
by curtis cutter
Wed Oct 28, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Sirens
Replies: 21
Views: 3401

Re: Sirens

They were used a lot in volunteer fire stations.
by curtis cutter
Sun Oct 25, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: The Photo Album
Topic: Patio's projects
Replies: 513
Views: 183232

Re: Patio's projects

I agree with Ed. Looks nice!

Gregg
by curtis cutter
Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bearing issue?
Replies: 22
Views: 4174

Re: Bearing issue?

Update, Sitting around the house with a cold for three days and I finally got out to the shop. When the cover was off the noise was definitely coming from the bearing at the chuck end. I decided to take the shaft out to examine the bearing and the noise was simply a light click for the roller cage. ...