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by larry_g
Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Makes a Machinist's Vise a Machinist's Vise?
Replies: 34
Views: 4098

Re: What Makes a Machinist's Vise a Machinist's Vise?

I'll have to disagree on using an anvil surface as the differentiation. If you go here, https://www.mile-x.com/vises/ you will see a few different brands and including the Wilton machinist vise with an anvil surface. There is no set definition of the difference between the two but to me it seems tha...
by larry_g
Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Grease Gun v. New and Improved Grease Gun
Replies: 12
Views: 1160

Re: Grease Gun v. New and Improved Grease Gun

A couple of thoughts on grease guns. You have the pistol grip handle, the old style lever pump and the new battery powered. You also have rigid pipe or flexible hose 'tween the gun and the coupler. Each has it's place. My brother used to call the lever style with a hose a " three handed grease gun" ...
by larry_g
Sun Jul 15, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: Annoying Movie Welding
Replies: 30
Views: 2042

Re: Annoying Movie Welding

I kinda thing that the Hollywood set is primarily concerned with separating you from your money. They have no interest in training you how to weld, or any concern that .05% of their viewing audience find technical fault with their process.

lg
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by larry_g
Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: It is not a lathe !
Replies: 20
Views: 3597

Re: It is not a lathe !

BadDog wrote:
Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:48 pm
I believe that image in the article is a slotter.

I concur, Watch this hard to watch u-tube to see one. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idwjF535xgA

Search out vertical slotter

lg

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by larry_g
Thu Jan 18, 2018 1:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Screw drivers @#!$!!
Replies: 18
Views: 1631

Re: Screw drivers @#!$!!

< slight rant > I need a screw drivers, real, well made ones, I'm tired of the poop that passes as screw drivers from Stanley, Dewalt, Milwaukee, etc..... < end slight rant > I want screw drivers that : Actually fit Phillips screws be they # 1, #2 and #3 Phillips Where the tips don't shatter ( just...
by larry_g
Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:16 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: 23 Degrees: Cold Enough to Freeze Hose Bibbs?
Replies: 13
Views: 1838

Re: 23 Degrees: Cold Enough to Freeze Hose Bibbs?

We have for years ran the water in the barns and outer areas. Where you only have a few days of freezing a decade flowing water is the easiest fix. Be creative and mist the hose end into the air and wake up to ice sculptures.

lg
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by larry_g
Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: To Goat or not to Goat?
Replies: 23
Views: 2935

Re: To Goat or not to Goat?

My wife has had a small heard of sheep for many years. A couple of years ago she decided goats would be nice also. They are the bane of my existence. As said they respect no fence, they climb, and they don't taste good. A sheep is as good a brush hog as a goat. Goat feed will kill a sheep. Both will...
by larry_g
Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: individual drill bit
Replies: 12
Views: 1303

Re: individual drill bit

mcostello wrote:Cheap drill bits may be one of the most expensive tools You might ever buy, next to cheap taps. .
Kinda goes along with my saying, "I can't afford cheap tools.". Going with a name brand from a good tool supplier is best in my book. I go with MSC.

lg
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by larry_g
Fri Oct 13, 2017 1:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drilling to depth?
Replies: 33
Views: 3005

Re: Drilling to depth?

Another possibility is to bring the quill to the stop, raise the table to give zero clearance between the part and the drill bit, then put a spacer equal to the hole depth under the part to be drilled. Or a combination of the above and a spacer for the deeper holes.

lg
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by larry_g
Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thread ending positon
Replies: 9
Views: 1368

Re: Thread ending positon

To do this with precision you can figure the the cut to make. If you have a 32 pitch thread divide 1/32 and this will give you the the movement one turn will give you. 1/32=.03125.. if you divide this by 360 degrees you will have distance per degree. .03125/360= .00009 in/degree. Once you get how ma...
by larry_g
Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drilling to depth?
Replies: 33
Views: 3005

Re: Drilling to depth?

I am preparing to build a Von Broklin pump and it involves drilling a LOT of #50 holes to specific depths, more accurate than I trust the built-in depth stop for. Is there and easy way to know the depth accurately (without installing a DRO) or is using a collar on the bit the best way? What machine...
by larry_g
Sat Sep 30, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Finally Got to Shoot on my Own Land
Replies: 22
Views: 2341

Re: Finally Got to Shoot on my Own Land

We have land rented to a Christmas tree farmer. He was asking me who was shooting into the trees? No one that I knew but he did explain that lead can kill a tree and to put the word out not to be shooting trees. So take care in shooting into the woods.

lg
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