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by tornitore45
Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BIG bed planer
Replies: 7
Views: 311

Re: BIG bed planer

You could not resist and bought it, did you. Honey look the deal I got today. :D :D :D
by tornitore45
Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Caliper battery covers
Replies: 13
Views: 770

Re: Caliper battery covers

One thing I like about my vernier caliper is that it reads inches and millimeters. An easy way to see if you picked up a metric part or screw or an inch part. I worked in electronic for 55 years and developed a high distrust of anything electronic built to commercial standards. Yes electronic can be...
by tornitore45
Sun Sep 29, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Metabo "No-Tool" Hub on Angle Grinder Unscrews Self
Replies: 9
Views: 1276

Re: Metabo "No-Tool" Hub on Angle Grinder Unscrews Self

I have a 7.5 inch Harbor Freight that cuts thick steel (1.25") stock pretty fast. I do not have enough room for anything more adequate. The breaking feature is great to have, you would know if it is braking or coasting down because it takes a long time to free wheel to a stop. And obviously one can ...
by tornitore45
Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fan Boy
Replies: 21
Views: 1301

Re: Fan Boy

I don't know how much longer I'll live here, but I don't intend to suffer when the hot weather comes back. Today I'm thinking about comfort, among other things. Ceiling fans are fine for a living-room but but for real cooling when one is working not so good. I do not know how long I'll live, here o...
by tornitore45
Wed Sep 25, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shelf Life
Replies: 28
Views: 2045

Re: Shelf Life

I was skeptical about the utility of a 4' deep shelf until I saw you have access on bot sides. That is a very optimal arrangement if you have room for protruding into the area but do not want to use up wall space.
by tornitore45
Wed Sep 25, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: I.C. Engines
Topic: Edwards 5 Radial Engine
Replies: 65
Views: 52306

Re: Edwards 5 Radial Engine

Is now September and after stopping for a 3 months "Vacation" in Buffalo NY (who vacation in Buffalo?) the Edwards 5 is almost complete. Will post pictures when done. The only parts I am hesitant are the very thin rings and the Oil Scraper Ring. My eyesight can not imagine to slot it peripherally. B...
by tornitore45
Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: The Photo Album
Topic: Speaker selection switch, and more than you wanted to know!
Replies: 19
Views: 2180

Re: Speaker selection switch, and more than you wanted to know!

Inspiring. A way of saying: Never settle for good enough, if something is worth doing is worth doing well.
by tornitore45
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Used endmills
Replies: 13
Views: 1922

Re: Used endmills

I demote the marginal end mill to slogging through on non precision jobs in Aluminum. And when an end mill has finally had it it is a good piece of HSS to make a special tool for the lathe, or cut the shank to use as a dowel to align the spindle with a hole, or a spacer or a pusher in the wise. Noth...
by tornitore45
Thu Sep 12, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Battery Life
Replies: 6
Views: 879

Re: Battery Life

Lead acid battery life is not just a matter of time is related to the warping of the plates that come with cycling, heating, cooling, surge drain, jolts and vibrations. All of the factor shake off bits of the plate or the PbOxide paste that accumulates on the bottom. Eventually the detritus mound up...
by tornitore45
Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The home shop machinist, health of the hobby
Replies: 108
Views: 19893

Re: The home shop machinist, health of the hobby

The legendary prosperity of the US multiplied by the length of time it had to act has created a large population of inept both in the manual ability and intellectual department.
People in the poorest countries are the most resourceful because the dumb and the lazy will not survive or attract a mate.
by tornitore45
Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Vampliers
Replies: 12
Views: 1043

Re: Vampliers

When I saw an ad for Vampliers years back it was near Christmas. Knowing how difficult is to shop for a dad "that has everything" I sent a link to all three of my children that said: "I like one of these for Christmas but do not need 3, figure it out among yourselves" I got two, one engraved with my...
by tornitore45
Wed Aug 21, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: S&H charges
Replies: 29
Views: 3781

Re: S&H charges

I received an e-mail saying the CC charge did not go through, AFTER receiving the order. I called back and told them they are the only company doing that. They said "you ordered before, we know you". MMC is a big business serving business where speed is valued more that shipping cost. They are set u...