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by BadDog
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: Annoying Movie Welding
Replies: 16
Views: 273

Re: Annoying Movie Welding

I would agree 100% with their primary motivation. But presumably the means to that end is telling engaging believable (in context anyway) and entertaining stories. And when EVERY professional in EVERY field that I've discussed such things with says the technical gaffs very much interfere with their ...
by BadDog
Fri Jul 13, 2018 5:47 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: Annoying Movie Welding
Replies: 16
Views: 273

Re: Annoying Movie Welding

The welding is the least of it. I see things constantly that make me think that even a very poor low paid technical consultant would have avoided such an obvious blunder. But as others said, it's Hollyweird, and they just don't care if such things are even vaguely correct. It's all about their artis...
by BadDog
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:47 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: Eye protection for silver soldering?
Replies: 5
Views: 130

Re: Eye protection for silver soldering?

My experience aligns with what Bill described. I've got an old school set of torch goggles (Boilermaker issue circa 1975 or so) that I use for cutting. And I use a lighter (shade and weight) pair of goggles for O/A welding and brazing. But solder, just safety glasses to protect from spatter and UV e...
by BadDog
Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Monarch lathe
Replies: 33
Views: 658

Re: Monarch lathe

Exactly my point. The taper is defined by the ratio of the long feed vs the cross feed with no way to change the ratio. If that happens to be 2:1, then you can turn 2:1 (half angle) tapers, perhaps with the compound for depth of cut, but it's not much use otherwise. Maybe that might produce things c...
by BadDog
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Monarch lathe
Replies: 33
Views: 658

Re: Monarch lathe

Yeah, ok, but they wouldn't know what to order, and it doesn't come in gold plate.
by BadDog
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Monarch lathe
Replies: 33
Views: 658

Re: Monarch lathe

I expect they are still made, or can be had made, but only lawyers (and their cousins the politicians) can afford them.
by BadDog
Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Monarch lathe
Replies: 33
Views: 658

Re: Monarch lathe

A very specific and not terribly useful taper since you don't have any control, much less fine control, of the feeds independently. Unless there is something I'm missing, I would expect it's just a peculiarity of the design that didn't require independent lock-out rather than actually a feature.
by BadDog
Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Foredom Pedal With Dumore Drill Press?
Replies: 20
Views: 480

Re: Foredom Pedal With Dumore Drill Press?

On that note, I just used my Dumor yesterday. My wife lost a screw from her current favorite sunglasses. Glasses were not expensive, though not cheap, but I am. I took the other screw out to see if I had one. It was roughly a #1, but had some bastard fast thread that looked somewhat like a wood scre...
by BadDog
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Foredom Pedal With Dumore Drill Press?
Replies: 20
Views: 480

Re: Foredom Pedal With Dumore Drill Press?

17k rpm, 1A @ 115V, 1/16 hp.

I've got one too, almost never used. My Pratt Whitney "sensitive" (at a feather weight 80+lbs up to 1/4" bits) is far more useful for anything except TINY drills. But I am vaguely interested in the possibility of using one of those pedals...
by BadDog
Wed Jun 27, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Any Creative Fabicators?
Replies: 15
Views: 721

Re: Any Creative Fabicators?

I had a car trailer with a similar axle setup. It was a few decades ago, but as I recall it used 4 rubber rods that resisted the axial movement. The hubs were offset on lever arms about 12" or so. And the outer sleeve was mounted such that it could rotate axially relative to the trailer. It also had...
by BadDog
Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: MIG Pulsing issue
Replies: 18
Views: 581

Re: MIG Pulsing issue

There are some things that you have to have on hand. Contact tips are one of 'em. I save the old ones. Just.....cause.....there's no such thing as junk. :) Last thing I used a worn out one for was a nozzle in a venturi. Agreed, I have packages of each for the 3 wire sizes I use. Also keep a spare n...
by BadDog
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone Familiar with Grace Brand Picks and Hooks?
Replies: 12
Views: 759

Re: Anyone Familiar with Grace Brand Picks and Hooks?

All of them I've used seem ok when you just "twist and yank" on them. Where they have always failed for me (except the snapons) is when you need the sharp point to hold strong. All my cheap ones get the point broken off or bent, thus failing to do the job I require. I'm sure they have a failure poin...