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by ronm
Mon Nov 16, 2015 9:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Al alloy for Cat pony motor bearings
Replies: 41
Views: 3467

Re: Al alloy for Cat pony motor bearings-update

Pony motor runs fine.
by ronm
Mon Sep 28, 2015 8:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RIP "ken572" - Passed Away 9/22/2015
Replies: 68
Views: 5229

Re: RIP "ken572" - Passed Away 9/22/2015

Brian, I'm sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. I haven't been on this forum for a while, but something prompted me to log on this morning & check up on what was going on...can't add much new to what has already been said about Ken, but his library of information was amazing to me, as was his gracio...
by ronm
Thu Jul 16, 2015 10:55 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Faster track on first milling machine purchase?
Replies: 35
Views: 3624

Re: Faster track on first milling machine purchase?

Or maybe the pros just think they know... That is a gratuitous comment, without specifics it can be said of anyone. Why would a consensus among people that have direct professional experience and an economic stake (they make their living) in a field be dismissed so easily without even a serious cou...
by ronm
Thu Jul 09, 2015 8:00 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Faster track on first milling machine purchase?
Replies: 35
Views: 3624

Re: Faster track on first milling machine purchase?

OK, maybe it doesn't amaze me...maybe it just irks me because I've heard it so many times...and yeah, I know, that's what a forum is for-educate the newbies. Maybe I'm just tired of forums & becoming a troublemaker... Or maybe the pros just think they know... http://www.lathes.co.uk/bridgeport/page9...
by ronm
Wed Jul 08, 2015 5:29 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Faster track on first milling machine purchase?
Replies: 35
Views: 3624

Re: Faster track on first milling machine purchase?

+1, WJH...amazes me how the pros never miss a chance to tell us how bad a BP is... :wink:
by ronm
Tue Jul 07, 2015 10:10 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Faster track on first milling machine purchase?
Replies: 35
Views: 3624

Re: Faster track on first milling machine purchase?

I was once where you are...not Arizona, but a more Northerly part of the machine tool wilderness, & in the same dilemma. I looked for mills for at least 10 years, almost bought milling attachments for the lathe, considered mini-mills, mill-drills, you name it. Then one day, an ad for a Bridgeport sh...
by ronm
Mon Jun 22, 2015 7:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Machining water jug caps and how not to do customer service
Replies: 8
Views: 1113

Re: Machining water jug caps and how not to do customer serv

Just like plastic trash can lids...somebody downwind of my place has a bunch of them, but the hardware store won't sell you a lid w/o a can. BS...
by ronm
Mon Jun 15, 2015 8:43 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: aftermarket 2-cycle carbs
Replies: 18
Views: 1673

Re: aftermarket 2-cycle carbs

Yes, primer bulbs...what a PIA...my Honda tiller has one of those Caplugs, the little red plastic caps that come on new hydraulic lines or fuel injection pumps to keep dirt out...I have thousands of those plugs, & found one that fit the hole where the primer bulb rotted out. It has lasted for severa...
by ronm
Sat Jun 13, 2015 10:43 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: aftermarket 2-cycle carbs
Replies: 18
Views: 1673

Re: aftermarket 2-cycle carbs

Where exactly did you order this carb from? My John Deere trimmer seems like it requires a carb overhaul every time I use it...Hell of a machine, when it (if it decides to) runs...
by ronm
Wed Jun 10, 2015 8:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Leak in New Harbor Freight Shop Press
Replies: 22
Views: 2527

Re: Leak in New Harbor Freight Shop Press

[snip] Next house will have 2 bedroom and a 7 car garage. That'a why our coming move will include this building that is nearly complete: Shop 90%small.jpg My dream shop when completed. It also has a 20' x 24' concrete pad in front. ~RN Too small... :roll: That's what some ol' guy told me about my 3...
by ronm
Tue Jun 09, 2015 8:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Will Rubber Drawer Liners Rust Steel Tools?
Replies: 22
Views: 1851

Re: Will Rubber Drawer Liners Rust Steel Tools?

I use cardboard from John Deere gasket packages in the drawers on the service truck. Big gaskets come on a flat piece of cardboard as big as 2 ft. square w/ little JD logos all over it...looks cool, & costs zip...when they get grody-looking I change them out for new. I took a pic of my wrench drawer...
by ronm
Mon Jun 01, 2015 9:48 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: Destroying ammunitions
Replies: 32
Views: 9485

Re: Destroying ammunitions

Interesting, thanks...