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by seal killer
Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drill Bit Storage for a Hoarder
Replies: 20
Views: 2667

Re: Drill Bit Storage for a Hoarder

Steve--

Mine is the top one.

--Bill
by seal killer
Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: Building in isolated location
Replies: 572
Views: 110063

Re: OT: Building in isolated location

Russ and liveaboard-- Russ , I didn't get to watch the actual surgery because they used general anesthesia. I would love to see a video of it . . . now. liveaboard , it all stays in. (Like BadDog said.) One screw in the distal end may have to come out if bone doesn't fill in around the end of it. Ug...
by seal killer
Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: Building in isolated location
Replies: 572
Views: 110063

Re: OT: Building in isolated location

All-- I've had a minor setback. I did a high dive off a ladder and shattered my left wrist. The distal end (the end next to the wrist) was broken completely off and a long longitudinal break in the radius also occurred. I didn't know that was even possible. It's interesting to think of the forces in...
by seal killer
Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drill Bit Storage for a Hoarder
Replies: 20
Views: 2667

Re: Drill Bit Storage for a Hoarder

dg-- We all face(d) that problem. I solved it by buying a metal drill bit storage cabinet. I can't remember what it cost, but it was not expensive. It has drawers labeled from teeny-tiny (pro term) to 1/2" in 1/64 or 1/32 increments. (It's not in front of me and I don't remember.) I also keep (kept ...
by seal killer
Wed Nov 13, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The home shop machinist, health of the hobby
Replies: 126
Views: 34333

Re: The home shop machinist, health of the hobby

Mr. Ron--

Go for the longevity record and I hope your wife's health improves.

--Bill
by seal killer
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The home shop machinist, health of the hobby
Replies: 126
Views: 34333

Re: The home shop machinist, health of the hobby

AllenH59--

That is a great story! Congratulations!

As a former college dean, I often employed outside help in such manner. Doing so brought fresh ideas into the academic community; ideas are the lifeblood of academia.

Way-cool on you!

--Bill
by seal killer
Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: Building in isolated location
Replies: 572
Views: 110063

Re: OT: Building in isolated location

Harold--

You're right! Thanks for the link.

--Bill
by seal killer
Sat Oct 26, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: Building in isolated location
Replies: 572
Views: 110063

Re: OT: Building in isolated location

pete--

The immortal Mr. Bean!

--Bill
by seal killer
Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: Building in isolated location
Replies: 572
Views: 110063

Re: OT: Building in isolated location

pete-- Thank you for the detailed guidance. I'm glad it's in this thread . . . I won't have to remember where to look for it. The mill's table is lowered all the way and the head is rotated 90*. The mill is now configured for as low a center of gravity as possible. Plus, like the lathe (and saws), t...
by seal killer
Fri Oct 25, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: Building in isolated location
Replies: 572
Views: 110063

Re: OT: Building in isolated location

Pete-- There will be plenty of tie down straps, for sure. I'll also screw lumber around the pallets to the deck of my trailer to prevent them from shifting. I'll be back here for all the advice I can get when I see exactly how the equipment has been palatalized. I have seen enough of it to know the ...
by seal killer
Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: Building in isolated location
Replies: 572
Views: 110063

Re: OT: Building in isolated location

All-- Ok. Its been a while since I last posted. All is good. The house has been finished for quite some time. I am working in the garage in the areas dedicated to the hallway leading from the garage into the house, full bath (#5), the laundry and--most importantly!--my shop. Structurally, its all do...
by seal killer
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The home shop machinist, health of the hobby
Replies: 126
Views: 34333

Re: The home shop machinist, health of the hobby

RussN--

Wow! That is great!

--Bill; retired dean and I would have hired her to teach (something) in a split second!