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by tornitore45
Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: THE END!
Replies: 9
Views: 299

Re: THE END!

People in my generation have shoe boxes full of family pictures. All different sizes and finish, some fading Polaroid and the yellowing pictures of great grandma and a old aunt nobody remember the name, perhaps there is a name and a date in the back. The box is passed on divided among siblings. My c...
by tornitore45
Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electrical wiring in the home shop.
Replies: 52
Views: 1297

Re: Electrical wiring in the home shop.

Fires are not so common in Europe because practically all houses are brick, blocks, concrete and stones, even partitioning walls. Tiles are far more prevalent than carpets. The house I lived in until married had a 220V 10A service, when the rare fuse blew we replaced the link between the screws with...
by tornitore45
Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electrical wiring in the home shop.
Replies: 52
Views: 1297

Re: Electrical wiring in the home shop.

Nice, thanks.
by tornitore45
Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mill & Lathe: Where to Put Them?
Replies: 34
Views: 1246

Re: Mill & Lathe: Where to Put Them?

Just a rough geometry consideration. Let's say you have a 1 meter mill table + the 1/2 meter movement on each side you need 2 meter space. If you place the mill in a corner you use up 1.4 meter of wall on each wall corner totaling 2.8 meters If you place the mill parallel to the wall you use up 2 me...
by tornitore45
Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BIG bed planer
Replies: 7
Views: 667

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: 16
Views: 1452

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: 1572

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: 1760

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: 2770

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: 53344

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: 26
Views: 2854

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: 2258

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...