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by RONALD
Sat Aug 22, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Online Machine Simulators
Replies: 3
Views: 1288

Re: Online Machine Simulators

I sent your question to two retired shop teachers I know, here is one reply. It really is not directly about Simulation, but shop safety. He taught shop for over 35 years, and did not use any simulator. Of course, it applies to any machine - Safety First! Mike K. wrote: "An on line lathe simulator n...
by RONALD
Wed Jul 29, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Ballast for RR Work.
Replies: 3
Views: 1509

Ballast for RR Work.

Our RR work is progressing, here is the latest: We had run out of track ballast in May, and as it turned out, the gravel pit in Algonquin, Illinois, was not making any Grade 9 Road Gravel; probably a consequence of the virus lockdown. I called again in June, no luck, but when I called Wednesday, 22 ...
by RONALD
Tue Jul 14, 2020 8:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brown and Sharp Micrometer
Replies: 18
Views: 4646

Re: Brown and Sharp Micrometer

I emailed Russ H. and his email reply is: Right Hand Thread!

Yep, I have broken a few facteners by not asking first, Right or Left?
by RONALD
Sat Jul 11, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: The Photo Album
Topic: CNC Milling of 3.5 ton Material
Replies: 3
Views: 1439

Re: CNC Milling of 3.5 ton Material

Great video!

Just got thru reading (printed edition) of Modern Machine Shop for July.

The cover headline is "The Vital Role of Die Making."

Of course, MMS is all about doing it in the USA, before such skills are lost forever.

Always enjoy machinery in action.
by RONALD
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Harold!
Replies: 33
Views: 6220

Re: Harold!

Here is another email from Harold's wife, Susan, sent out 2:30 AM CDT. I do not keep such hours and just opened it at 8:15 AM CDT. Wow. I'm really touched by all the positive responses I've received from family and friends. I know Harold will be too when he reads them tomorrow. I appreciate you post...
by RONALD
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Harold!
Replies: 33
Views: 6220

Re: Harold!

The following came in as an email around 4PM CDT my time, Harold is in PDT I believe. Thanks, Ron. I talked to Harold a while ago, and he sounded fine. A little bored, but fine. They won't let me visit because of the COVID-19 thing, but we talk on the phone a lot. He just called and said the doctor ...
by RONALD
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Harold!
Replies: 33
Views: 6220

Harold!

Just opened up this email from Harold's wife, it was sent out in the early AM. On behalf of all of us at The Home Machinist, we wish Harold a speedy recovery. Home Machinist writings, Induction Furnace, many other project, pale in comparison to ones Health; the number one project for all of us! Hell...
by RONALD
Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Made In America
Replies: 2
Views: 1494

Made In America

https://www.starrett.com/dms/flipbooks/ ... tml?page=4

The above is a site that was sent to me today about Starrett being American made!

It should be of interest to ALL Home Machinists.
by RONALD
Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Way OT, recommend a good refrigerator...
Replies: 39
Views: 7885

Re: Way OT, recommend a good refrigerator...

When we built our house in the 70’s, I installed a Sub-Zero Refrigerator in the Kitchen. By around 1998, it was functioning but was getting a little worn inside. We bought a new Sub-Zero in May of 1998, and before I installed it, I reinforced the floor, they are too heavy for the ordinary sub-floori...
by RONALD
Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: IMTS 2020 Canceled
Replies: 1
Views: 924

IMTS 2020 Canceled

The International Manufacturing Technology Show, IMTS 2020, in September, finally had the same fate as many other technical shows and conferences. There is no way to have such a massive show of equipment on line. They advertise in all the trade magazines, and I wondered if they would be greedy enoug...
by RONALD
Sun Jun 07, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Machinery Course Textbook Recommendation
Replies: 7
Views: 1905

Re: Machinery Course Textbook Recommendation

In other posts, I had mentioned that when they closed the Machine Shop of Russ H.in 2003, I had paid into the Shop Department $500 for a B&S #2 Mill and another $500 for tool room and other contents. Russ used "Machining Fundamentals by John R. Walker 1998 Edition. There were ~ 50 of the books just ...
by RONALD
Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brown and Sharp Micrometer
Replies: 18
Views: 4646

Re: Brown and Sharp Micrometer

Ye Olde Lane Tech with its vast number of Shops, and large Technical Drawing Department first started eliminating shops in the 1980's, the last, auto shop, closing around 2015. Around 2016, the Principal called the remaining Tech Drawing people during the summer and rudely told them their jobs were ...