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by spro
Fri Feb 28, 2020 11:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drilling Hole In Sandblast Cabinet For Bulkhead Adapter
Replies: 18
Views: 644

Re: Drilling Hole In Sandblast Cabinet For Bulkhead Adapter

Have you considered "punch die" sets? All you need is a start hole to fit the tightening bolt. No chips flying everywhere.
Okay, looking back, it is a really small hole.
by spro
Fri Feb 28, 2020 4:07 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Frustration...
Replies: 20
Views: 819

Re: Frustration...

The immense roots' under structure of trees change the lay of the land or roads. There are reasons roads are washed out or collapse. That one grand dame which hovered above, we drive past...(many many more) they finally had it by windstorm or neglect. It was going to happen.
by spro
Fri Feb 28, 2020 3:40 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Frustration...
Replies: 20
Views: 819

Re: Frustration...

The topic came from spray nozzles thru tractors to bitter oranges. I enjoyed every bit of it. Didn't mention " bag worms" . There is always something to kill the "evergreens" too. Really tall ones with choking vines sucking the life out of them, mixed with poison ivy . Grand trees go down and cause ...
by spro
Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: I want an extension hammer
Replies: 1
Views: 66

Re: I want an extension hammer

Serious miter gears at the head for the impact driven by a straight shaft. I can almost see it but need some help.
by spro
Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:36 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: I want an extension hammer
Replies: 1
Views: 66

I want an extension hammer

I think our Friend Dave would want us to go beyond. Newer topics and the inspirations. What about not having to haul out a ladder, to pounda freakin nail tight into a sagging gutter? What about a lot of things on roofing , where all it takes is impact at a distance. I expect is has already been done...
by spro
Fri Feb 28, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: out of the blue Big Dave
Replies: 11
Views: 440

Re: out of the blue Big Dave

Isn't it like he is still with us. Bone solid advise about things which were and will remain.
by spro
Fri Feb 28, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: Wanted - threaded steel balls, 5/8-11
Replies: 7
Views: 241

Re: Wanted - threaded steel balls, 5/8-11

Smaller trailer hitch balls for garden tractors. Also, chrome gear shift balls for automobile transmissions. I wouldn't mention that but somewhere there are loads of those from Hi-Gear and earlier companies, taking up space.
by spro
Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vectrax 923003 bandsaw
Replies: 1
Views: 131

Re: Vectrax 923003 bandsaw

The plate or fixture between the motor and gearbox was replaced by steel and remarkable work. Alas, not soon enough. As the old plate cracks, the heavy motor leans and the steel worm cores out the brass wheel.
by spro
Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: tab washers needed for restoration
Replies: 15
Views: 423

Re: tab washers needed for restoration

Sorry for distraction. Tom B knows what he is looking for and the tabs lock tight from one side to the other. Important is that central tab. That is used with wheel axles. So you don't usually need that with machining tools. You have to grind that tab out- waste. The spindle runs high speed so the b...
by spro
Sat Feb 22, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vectrax 923003 bandsaw
Replies: 1
Views: 131

Vectrax 923003 bandsaw

They are fine to a point. There is a lot of heavy motor hanging off the gearbox. The mounting flange was cast iron and fractures. The Worm wheel is shot. Has someone gone down this road and knows about this ?
by spro
Sat Feb 22, 2020 4:56 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: out of the blue Big Dave
Replies: 11
Views: 440

Re: out of the blue Big Dave

Consolation and compassion. Thanks.
by spro
Sat Feb 22, 2020 9:18 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: out of the blue Big Dave
Replies: 11
Views: 440

out of the blue Big Dave

Big Dave. Bless his soul. He knew so many things and shared them with us . He is never put to rest in our minds. There are more grand mentors who fade away. I cry the loss of many but Dave predates and his posts live on. So abruptly he left us. Out of the blue, people roar back into our memory. This...