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by BadDog
Mon Oct 15, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: Building in isolated location
Replies: 502
Views: 55176

Re: OT: Building in isolated location

Hmmm, that's a possibility. Given the state of my retirement options, that might be a viable upgrade. But I doubt they would let me keep my machines. So I'll have to build my own reverse-prison to minimize upkeep so I can do what I want to do, and to keep out everyone else...
by BadDog
Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CBN!
Replies: 12
Views: 575

Re: CBN!

Before she moved out here (5 years ago), my mother lived in Mexico Beach (just E of Panama City) about a block from the beach. I've seen some aerial photos and videos of the area, and it appears their old house no longer exists. It looks almost like an undeveloped lot. Likewise for the 2 story "blue...
by BadDog
Thu Oct 04, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: metric drill set explained?
Replies: 65
Views: 1657

Re: metric drill set explained?

Ahh, just not used to seeing it in that term. My head processed it as "other". Not sure why "U" didn't register as "Unified". So just standard/SAE fine, which makes it irrelevant as a response to my point. Not sure what to say. I know "extra fine" exists as a standard, but from my clearly faulty mem...
by BadDog
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: metric drill set explained?
Replies: 65
Views: 1657

Re: metric drill set explained?

Maybe I ran across it and didn't recognize it. In fact, I didn't realize lug nuts are UNF. But lug studs and nuts are specialty fasteners in my book anyway. Splines, lengths, cones, shoulders, it all varies by manufacturer, vehicle, weight, etc anyway. And instruments are among the bastards I mentio...
by BadDog
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: Building in isolated location
Replies: 502
Views: 55176

Re: OT: Building in isolated location

Man, I am SO jealous. Congrats on some fine progress! Me, I'm planning to retire to an open span steel building on a concrete slab surrounded by 8' chain link with razor wire in an isolated warm/dry location. ;) In reality, with my luck, it will probably be a trailer park...
by BadDog
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: metric drill set explained?
Replies: 65
Views: 1657

Re: metric drill set explained?

So you've never encountered 1/2" UNC, 1/2" UNF and 1/2" UNEF and variants in the same size? :D You should get out more ;-) Not in any practical way, and maybe, if I lived in the UK. I've encountered them with about the same frequency as "lock in" pitches, which is to say very VERY rarely. And not s...
by BadDog
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: metric drill set explained?
Replies: 65
Views: 1657

Re: metric drill set explained?

Don't forget tolerance classes, which are usually ignored by maintenance people replacing hardware. ISO doesn't seem to have them (which is not necessarily good). LOL. Fair enough, but again, "common man". Other than missile systems machinists ordering or making to exacting specifications, or guys ...
by BadDog
Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: metric drill set explained?
Replies: 65
Views: 1657

Re: metric drill set explained?

The problems are not with measurement systems, the shortcomings lie with the users who can't cope with basic maths or make stupid assumptions. The ship example above just shows that not everyone understands Cumulative Error :D I have to work with a mix of metric and imperial fasteners and I find bo...
by BadDog
Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: metric drill set explained?
Replies: 65
Views: 1657

Re: metric drill set explained?

Russ, then your experience with Kubota has nothing to do with metric vs imperial, is simply a case of poor manufacturing standardization and procedure. But my Kubota was simply a reference to my worst recent experience. The fact (or so I think it to be) remains, for each nominal metric size, of whi...
by BadDog
Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: metric drill set explained?
Replies: 65
Views: 1657

Re: metric drill set explained?

Which part? The better hit rate when buying fasteners, or that I would need 3 times the storage for a comparable "on hand" hit rate? Depending on which I'm wrong about, the pro/con could shift substantially either way. ;)
by BadDog
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: metric drill set explained?
Replies: 65
Views: 1657

Re: metric drill set explained?

Bad Dog your experience with the availability of metric hardware is due to the fact that you live in the US and need metric. The same experience would apply to someone living in a metric country trying to procure Imperial hardware. Should you live in a metric country you would have had no problem s...
by BadDog
Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: metric drill set explained?
Replies: 65
Views: 1657

Re: metric drill set explained?

I suspect that the reason for others, like you, was that they have machines setup for inches and not mm. That's the only real downside to threading in metric for many of us - we have a qc gearbox for switching between all the various tpi, but have to resort to change gears for mm/thread. It's a bit...