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by liveaboard
Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Teeter Totter finger for dial indicator
Replies: 17
Views: 228

Re: Teeter Totter finger for dial indicator

the U.K. attachments are actually all located in the U.S. There should be no "paper work" or duty taxes. The last one listed is from Connecticut and shipping was free. For the others, the shipping was only $5. I can certainly see that shipping to Portugal might be more problematic than to a place i...
by liveaboard
Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Teeter Totter finger for dial indicator
Replies: 17
Views: 228

Re: Teeter Totter finger for dial indicator

Yes, those are the ones I saw; in the US and expensive. + $17 postage too.
Then it will be stuck in customs until I submit paperwork that doesn't exist and pay 50% duty on the total inc. shipping.
It seems like a nice simple thing, but it's much cheaper to buy a new lever type dial indicator.
by liveaboard
Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Teeter Totter finger for dial indicator
Replies: 17
Views: 228

Re: Teeter Totter finger for dial indicator

I just checked on ebay UK, only found a few and they were in the US.
And expensive.
Maybe they're known by a different term in UK.
If anyone knows the German, French, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, or Portuguese term...
by liveaboard
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: The Photo Album
Topic: Patio's projects
Replies: 448
Views: 91408

Re: Patio's projects

Summer solstice [longest day of the year] will be on June 21.
Today, March 20, was the spring equinox when day and night are of equal length.

You do nice work.
by liveaboard
Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:41 am
Forum: Welding
Topic: combination welders
Replies: 8
Views: 204

Re: combination welders

A couple of years ago I bought a new 200A inverter stick / TIG machine for $200. I'm in Europe so the label on the outside is different, but you know they all come from the same place. The early inverter machines worked great, but not for very long unless you bought the expensive brands [like Lincol...
by liveaboard
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shop Build (help appreciated!)
Replies: 39
Views: 959

Re: Shop Build (help appreciated!)

My machine shop is inside a 20' sea container; not the original idea when we got the new house. The container was storage and the workshop attached to the house, but the noise was driving certain people nuts. So I moved my machines [and 3-phase power] into the container, and the attached space is no...
by liveaboard
Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:45 am
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: Cylinder castings
Replies: 19
Views: 402

Re: Cylinder castings

When I lived in India, I used to have all sorts of things made by a tiny local machinist [from whom I learned a great deal]. He would have 1-off sand castings made by another local shop when needed; iron, brass, and aluminum. It was cheap enough, but the quality was pretty bad, especially the iron. ...
by liveaboard
Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shop Build (help appreciated!)
Replies: 39
Views: 959

Re: Shop Build (help appreciated!)

What wimps. I've pulled out a couple of stuck local material delivery trucks with my tractor. In the village I live, we have a culture of pulling each other out for free. I've been on both ends of that. But the good one was when a loaded 12 ton decided to take a shortcut across a dry field that cars...
by liveaboard
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Angle Grinder Rant
Replies: 40
Views: 806

Re: Angle Grinder Rant

Of course, cutting a large plate with a grinder is incredibly loud; the plate vibrates and is a huge speaker. Even where I live now, I have neighbors within 100 yards; they never give me grief about my noisy work [and I reciprocate of course] but long cuts with a grinder in heavy plate just seems un...
by liveaboard
Wed Mar 13, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Angle Grinder Rant
Replies: 40
Views: 806

Re: Angle Grinder Rant

I don't really know why; vibration and noise gets to me on those long cuts. It's hard to keep a big grinder under control for that long. Often I'm cutting down the center of large plates and that means bending over with the tool. I've used a grinder when I had no oxygen; doesn't make me happy. For s...
by liveaboard
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Angle Grinder Rant
Replies: 40
Views: 806

Re: Angle Grinder Rant

I didn't say it wasn't faster; just more painful. Anyway, in that vid they're not cutting plate. Using my 9" grinder today, a couple of observations; 1; Using at hip height is good. Other possitions not so good. 2; after using for a while, a 9" wheel can be put in your 6" grinder and used again. 3; ...
by liveaboard
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shop Build (help appreciated!)
Replies: 39
Views: 959

Re: Shop Build (help appreciated!)

Other dream shop ideas; If we could have aircraft hangers, we would. But we can't. So, a combined parking area / shop space has good and bad points. You have space to maneuver in with a forklift or loader. room to work on large things like your vehicles, but usually it would be parking out of the we...