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by BadDog
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: titan machinery milling machine defect
Replies: 6
Views: 108

Re: titan machinery milling machine defect

Nothing to add, except another vote advising to send it back.
by BadDog
Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Hand Held Tachometer
Replies: 3
Views: 64

Re: Hand Held Tachometer

They make contact and non-contact varieties. Most contact are mechanical, all non-contact are electronic. The former may provide direct SFPM measure and can work applied to the end of a shaft, the latter require a distinct optical reference (usually reflective tape) along the circumference (or at le...
by BadDog
Thu Apr 11, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: machining should square
Replies: 14
Views: 430

Re: machining should square

Maybe make another inner washer that has a reasonably long bore and is a snug slip fit. That way it is shaft located and square, and the shoulder isn't responsible for squaring. If, like like with my 7" grinder washers, you are using a larger hole wheel anway, you should have plenty of bore length t...
by BadDog
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cutting Mats
Replies: 8
Views: 271

Re: Cutting Mats

They are popular for the very reason they are named as they are. You can use a razor or xacto style knife to cut through materials (usually paper and card stock, but other things too) without damaging the surface or the blade. They are said to be "self healing", meaning that they will withstand a LO...
by BadDog
Sat Apr 06, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: essential tools for milling
Replies: 20
Views: 768

Re: essential tools for milling

Or as often in my case for the "ease and convenience" tools, more like "as deals present". Being quite cheap about such things, until then, I muddle by with more brute-force-n-ignorance. Particularly starting out, mostly simple projects, you can do a LOT with fairly little. It's those ease and conve...
by BadDog
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: combination welders
Replies: 17
Views: 1043

Re: combination welders

I completely agree. The only exception for liquid cooling being if you only do fairly light work or short duty cycles. And you can get away without it more on steel than aluminum. And having the option for a small air cooled torch can be nice when snaking into and working in tight spaces, though tha...
by BadDog
Mon Apr 01, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: combination welders
Replies: 17
Views: 1043

Re: combination welders

Ditto all points. I've never been one of those "artists" with TIG, but in years past had passable work. My hands are no longer steady enough, and I too often foul the electrode or otherwise produce less than ideal results. I find that I really have to use a good hand steady to get decent results. An...
by BadDog
Mon Apr 01, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Time to have some fun!
Replies: 9
Views: 584

Re: Time to have some fun!

Congratulations! I figure I'm going to be working until they put me in a box...
by BadDog
Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Fix my Generator
Replies: 36
Views: 1131

Re: Fix my Generator

I think I'm going to be doing the same thing, though with only 1-2 gallons. In the desert, there's not that much to run for long other than the pressure washer, or maybe chipper 1 or 2 times a year. Everything else is diesel.
by BadDog
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Fix my Generator
Replies: 36
Views: 1131

Re: Fix my Generator

And apparently it doesn't seem to continue doing harm when you drain or run it dry, or damage those blasted little primer bulbs. I sure don't remember this kind of problem in (many) years past, but many things have changed, so exactly how much is one thing or another I can't say.
by BadDog
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Fix my Generator
Replies: 36
Views: 1131

Re: Fix my Generator

This has again piqued my interest, and I needed a brief break/distraction. And you comment about Sunoco caught my attention as one of the place "down town" (S Phoenix, I'm N Phoenix, nearly 30 minutes by freeway with NO traffic!) I was told had good fuel. So I called them to see if it was true. And ...
by BadDog
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Fix my Generator
Replies: 36
Views: 1131

Re: Fix my Generator

I was wrong about the availability of av-gas at the local airport, but as I recall, some of the performance arenas will have real gas more affordable than buying canned gas. There is a high performance (drag, etc) motorcycle shop downtown that lists real (high octane racing) gas without ethanol. And...