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by RONALD
Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:15 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: THE END!
Replies: 9
Views: 300

Re: THE END!

One of the guys on Yahoo Brown & Sharpe said he would attempt to bring all the B&S stuff now on Yahoo over to Groups.io, so I gave him the permission to try. I have three mills and one surface grinder, and a large collection of B&S printed materials, I really do not need that information for my use....
by RONALD
Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: Lost pla ceramic shell cast iron
Replies: 4
Views: 1988

Re: Lost pla ceramic shell cast iron

I have done some ceramic shell, but they are all fairly large castings, were done in Lost Foam, and top gated. They were burned out in an oven for ceramics. The side rods came out ok in C99700, I gave up on iron several decades ago. The real size bell hanger is yet to be poured in A319, just haven't...
by RONALD
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: THE END!
Replies: 9
Views: 300

Re: THE END!

Google way back around 2003 also had Groups.

I posted the on their "Old Machinery" site the work of restoring my B&S #2 Mill.

A few years later, Google abandoned all the sites: POOF!
by RONALD
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: THE END!
Replies: 9
Views: 300

THE END!

Looks like Yahoo is pulling the plug on all their groups. Apparently the Brown & Sharpe Group, which I'm a half owner, with all its reams of information will be a wisp of smoke! Again this demonstrates the ephemeral nature of the Internet, Websites, and the so called Cloud! I have no intention of do...
by RONALD
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:27 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Colchester Lathes.
Replies: 11
Views: 1685

Re: Colchester Lathes.

Here is the printed info from when I bought my Harrison VS330TR in 1994. It was one of the last ones, because they took too much time in production, and they were moving on to the Alpha series of computer controlled lathes. My lathe may have been built on the same line shown in the video, by then, 1...
by RONALD
Wed Oct 16, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electrical wiring in the home shop.
Replies: 52
Views: 1299

Re: Electrical wiring in the home shop.

When I was about 9, a long tyme ago, I wanted to fix an old clock that was missing part of the wire, I took two wires wound them together, put rubber tape and friction tape over, and plugged it in. The sparks flew, the fuse blew, and at that point I learned it took two separate wires to conduct elec...
by RONALD
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Harbor Freight 6000-Pound Lift Thoughts
Replies: 27
Views: 2600

Re: Harbor Freight 6000-Pound Lift Thoughts

I have purchased lotsa stuff from Harbor Frate, but I do believe their quality is marginal. The closest HF is about 7 miles west in a place called Crystal Lake, but on the way there is also a Menard's, so with my Menard's Card I go there first, they are just slightly better in tool quality. To my ea...
by RONALD
Sat Oct 05, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Harbor Freight 6000-Pound Lift Thoughts
Replies: 27
Views: 2600

Re: Harbor Freight 6000-Pound Lift Thoughts

Before buying that H.F. Lift, I would spend awhile looking at https://www.ebay.com/b/Hydraulic-Lift-Tables/bn_7024932961 You will get some idea about better quality and what used prices are. That's where I found those two Presto and one Econo Lift tables, of course, I did this over a span of about t...
by RONALD
Fri Oct 04, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The home shop machinist, health of the hobby
Replies: 108
Views: 22547

Re: The home shop machinist, health of the hobby

It's all about attracting the youth, and here is an AFS attempt. On this site, they have a magazine designed to show those looking for a career, how metal casting can be that one! Will it work, only time will tell: http://meltingpoint.squarespace.com/digitalmagazine Ye olde folks who have been comme...
by RONALD
Tue Oct 01, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Harbor Freight 6000-Pound Lift Thoughts
Replies: 27
Views: 2600

Re: Harbor Freight 6000-Pound Lift Thoughts

I have three Harbor Frate Lift tables, and they all have one problem, when you pump them up to a desired height, they slowly go back down. My brother, an expert in oil seals, believed it was the rubber compounds the Chinese used. I have two like the one shown below, and a smaller one used for vises,...
by RONALD
Sun Sep 15, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Things to Look Out for When Buying Lift Table?
Replies: 9
Views: 1593

Re: Things to Look Out for When Buying Lift Table?

Here are three hydraulic tables we bought off of eBay, one is used for an assembly/welding table in my garage, the other two are used in conjunction with TT#1 and TT#2. In that third photo, I'm welding up the locomotive holder for the top of TT#2's lift table. The yellow Econo Lift was most expensiv...
by RONALD
Wed Jul 24, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Consequences due to lack of penetration because of inexperience welders.
Replies: 32
Views: 6642

Re: Consequences due to lack of penetration because of inexperience welders.

Here is a case of poor civil engineering, it happened just a few months ago.

Probably cost several million to correct:

http://www.chaski.org/homemachinist/vie ... 5&t=107870