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by BadDog
Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Give me the Bad News on Hydraulic Seal Leaks
Replies: 2
Views: 12

Re: Give me the Bad News on Hydraulic Seal Leaks

Depends on where it is. If it's the loader, then it's an exposed cylinder and easy enough to attack. But they mostly all leak some anyway, so most do as he did, just keep an eye on the fluid until the mess and inconvenience (or function) gets to be enough that rebuilding the cylinder is worth it. Yo...
by BadDog
Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is Shop Life Possible Without AC in Florida?
Replies: 23
Views: 931

Re: Is Shop Life Possible Without AC in Florida?

I tell you, I can hardly BREATH it's so thick. I'll tell you one thing, I'll take the heat any day over that muggy bug infested mess I put up with when I lived in WPB. Out here things don't much rust, and most bugs get pretty much burned out in the summer. And while we occasionally see the high side...
by BadDog
Tue Jul 25, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is Shop Life Possible Without AC in Florida?
Replies: 23
Views: 931

Re: Is Shop Life Possible Without AC in Florida?

Jeez, what's with all that whining. ;) We just got a nice cool down with a drop of 10-15*F. It's been a real nice break in the heat! Extended forecast shows only up to about 101-106 with 30-45% humidity. But it's raining pretty much every day (up to 2" in an hour) with my yard wet right now. So...
by BadDog
Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:44 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Please,talk me out of buying this Hendey Lathe
Replies: 10
Views: 139

Re: Please,talk me out of buying this Hendey Lathe

I agree with John. For my use, practical with modern/convenient features trumps style. Lovely old lathe that would be nice to have, particularly if all gussied up and hand scraped. Maybe if it is the tool room version with all the goodies, and if as good as advertised would certainly be much better ...
by BadDog
Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fun in the shop
Replies: 12
Views: 434

Re: Fun in the shop

Sounds like lots of work, have fun. Pillar tool?
by BadDog
Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Machining Setup's with Few Comments
Replies: 18
Views: 1549

Re: Machining Setup's with Few Comments

It's been a while, but for hard steel I believe C6 is the preferred choice. With a faster and more rigid/powerful lathe I would suggest Cermet. Glenn first got my attention on those a few years ago, but for very light/fine cuts and wonderful finish in hard steel, they can't be beat. And modern coate...
by BadDog
Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vacuuming grinder dust
Replies: 6
Views: 239

Re: Vacuuming grinder dust

Good choice, I have the same separator on my big shop vac.
by BadDog
Thu Jul 20, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vacuuming grinder dust
Replies: 6
Views: 239

Re: Vacuuming grinder dust

My surface grinder has a built in suction/filter system. The base has a whole row of what look a lot like hanging file folder envelopes, except they are a cloth envelope. The debris is pulled in at the bottom by a good size motor and debris resistant fan. Big stuff falls out on the floor due to loss...
by BadDog
Wed Jul 19, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Surface grinder door hinge hold down clamp.
Replies: 5
Views: 228

Re: Surface grinder door hinge hold down clamp.

I did. Very cool on both, and not something I would ever have considered.
by BadDog
Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pin Gages?
Replies: 13
Views: 333

Re: Pin Gages?

They do. The only one I know is B&S (672) who make the adjustable hole parallels. But they don't dovetail together like typical adjustable parallels.

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by BadDog
Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pin Gages?
Replies: 13
Views: 333

Re: Pin Gages?

I've got pin gauges and use them every once in a while to accurately figure out hole sizes, or to measure across for center line dimensions. Most often just to calibrate a micrometer, and my "feel". But so far not something I use regularly, or couldn't live without.
by BadDog
Tue Jul 18, 2017 11:13 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Power for Turning 3/4-6 Acme Tap?
Replies: 23
Views: 478

Re: Power for Turning 3/4-6 Acme Tap?

Sure, but at least a wrench can be repositioned easily where a tap-wrench cannot. The center I made has a pretty long shaft guiding the floating point, so it resists side forces pretty well as long as you don't overcome the spring, which could be made stronger I suppose. But mine was really made for...

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