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by BadDog
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hammermill has passed
Replies: 5
Views: 218

Re: Hammermill has passed

Very sad. Rest in peace...
by BadDog
Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is a good rust preventative for machine storage.
Replies: 51
Views: 1789

Re: What is a good rust preventative for machine storage.

a dehumidifier works exceedingly well. I have always used one in both the shop and the gun room. I've got one running right now down in the vault. I'm not sure I need it, but it keeps me happy knowing that stuff is dry. Dehumidifier? What's that? I've heard it's often related to something else I he...
by BadDog
Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speaking of Shop Realities ...
Replies: 21
Views: 931

Re: Speaking of Shop Realities ...

Hey, that's me!
by BadDog
Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shop realities
Replies: 68
Views: 2448

Re: Shop realities

by BadDog
Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shop realities
Replies: 68
Views: 2448

Re: Shop realities

I went from a 60 gallon "5 (chinese) horsepower" oil bath cast iron "Industrial" (so the label said) Husky. It was quite adequate for almost everything I wanted to do. But the blast cabinet would bring it to its knees. It would run constantly, and never catch up until I gave up and let it. This Curt...
by BadDog
Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shop realities
Replies: 68
Views: 2448

Re: Shop realities

I have a Curtis 80 gal with 5HP baldor motor. But they sell the same unit (including pump) with a 7HP 220V single phase, just a higher rated capacity. I also have a 7 hp Baldor motor I've considered putting on it, but frankly it's not high on my priority list since the one it came with does everythi...
by BadDog
Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shop realities
Replies: 68
Views: 2448

Re: Shop realities

SteveHGraham wrote:
Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:15 am
How big a pipe do you need to run shop air between 120 and 150 feet?
Don't forget about humidity and condensation. If the line can't be drained (or blown clear?), I expect it would eventually prove to be a problem.
by BadDog
Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dial for Drill Press Speed Control?
Replies: 11
Views: 461

Re: Dial for Drill Press Speed Control?

I have an old variac, and a passing thought once or twice to try that on my little Dumore, but never tried it.
by BadDog
Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is a good rust preventative for machine storage.
Replies: 51
Views: 1789

Re: What is a good rust preventative for machine storage.

:? Well, so much for my memory of Boeshield coming out on top. :oops:
by BadDog
Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is a good rust preventative for machine storage.
Replies: 51
Views: 1789

Re: What is a good rust preventative for machine storage.

WD40 isn't even worth considering. But in earlier discussion of this topic, I remember that Boeshield always came out on top. And there are a large variety of options used by the tool and die industry. And then there is always heavier stuff like cosmoline. But it's going to vary depending on whether...
by BadDog
Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MEK sources
Replies: 30
Views: 1302

Re: MEK sources

Hmm, that's interesting. I usually get it by the quart, so I didn't look for it in gallons. I can't understand why they would eliminate it in only some stores, or eliminate quarts and still carry gallons. Either way, hopefully it will become a non-issue for me next time I go by an Ace.