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by TomB
Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: McMaster-Carr
Replies: 3
Views: 401

Re: McMaster-Carr

I order from McMaster Carr very often, perhaps once every 2 weeks. I have noticed that whatever I order it always comes in a box that is much larger than what I would have expected. But I also notice that nothing I get from them is damaged in shipping. Many little things are taped in the center of a...
by TomB
Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:56 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Source for Aluminum cutoffs
Replies: 2
Views: 559

Re: Source for Aluminum cutoffs

I got the page name and have ordered the Al. Thank you
by TomB
Tue Mar 03, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Source for Aluminum cutoffs
Replies: 2
Views: 559

Source for Aluminum cutoffs

Withing the past 3 or 4 months there was a post from someone who had bought a box of cut off AL pieces and felt he had a pretty good deal. I need some pieces now and cannot find the post. if anyone can remember it and give me a bit of a hint as to search term or reference to post I'd appreciate it. ...
by TomB
Sun Feb 23, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: tab washers needed for restoration
Replies: 15
Views: 1596

Re: tab washers needed for restoration

I read all the replies and tried to open the references. Not much luck, for example the Applied Industries catalog shows lots of entries but give a picture some manufactures logo instead of a picture of the part. I will need 4 but two each in different sizes. At this point my plan is to make them. I...
by TomB
Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: tab washers needed for restoration
Replies: 15
Views: 1596

tab washers needed for restoration

I've finished restoring two of my machines and am now moving on to restoring my Shopmaster 3-in-1. This machine was actually apart when the flood hit. Mostly I had carefully laid aside all the parts but after the flood hit and before the machine could be rebuilt I moved from NY to VT. I tried to pic...
by TomB
Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: Building in isolated location
Replies: 614
Views: 126039

Re: OT: Building in isolated location

I've been through some of that surgical process. $ years ago I fell on ice several times. I live on a ski mountain and icy ground is normal but generally I don't have a problem with it. But that winter was a disaster. The next winter I started to have severe neck pain probably triggered by carrying ...
by TomB
Tue Jan 28, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Installing thread inserts
Replies: 21
Views: 2579

Re: Installing thread inserts

I drilled out my parts to the required Diameter, taped the holes with the STI bit I had bought at Fastenal and inserted the helicoil-like inserts. First one was listed as 1.5D long and it was too long. Took it out grabbing a end and pulling with needle nose pliers. Replaced it with a 1D long insert....
by TomB
Wed Jan 22, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Installing thread inserts
Replies: 21
Views: 2579

Re: Installing thread inserts

I'm going to go out on a limb and say that the first Fastenal guy wasn't much help to you, either. If the insert is for a 3/8"-24 thread, the 3/8-24 tap isn't going to do you any good. That's the thread you'll end up with after the helicoil is inserted. The tap that the helicoil set comes with is g...
by TomB
Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Installing thread inserts
Replies: 21
Views: 2579

Re: Installing thread inserts

The helicoil has that tang to drive it in, as you noted. But after the helicoil is in place, you tap the tang with a short rod and it breaks off so you are left with just the threaded section. I don't recall now, did you buy a helicoil kit? Or just the individual pieces? I am guessing the kit, sinc...
by TomB
Tue Jan 21, 2020 3:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Installing thread inserts
Replies: 21
Views: 2579

Re: Installing thread inserts

I’m back. My schedule has me driving to Albany NY every Monday to visit with my wife. She is in a dementia care nursing home. That keeps me away from forum all day. My only experience with inserts was calling them out on some tooling I was designing/documenting in 1966. On that encounter I had the a...
by TomB
Sun Jan 19, 2020 3:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Installing thread inserts
Replies: 21
Views: 2579

Installing thread inserts

Next plea for help on my hapless attempt to restore my “they were flooded” machining tools. Currently I am close to finishing my Grizzly G4030 horizontal bandsaw (the old version with the dark paint). It’s currently first priority because I need it to cut replacement steel for the horizontal mill wh...
by TomB
Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Smearing On Cutter Block After Using Evapo-Rust
Replies: 13
Views: 2846

Re: Smearing On Cutter Block After Using Evapo-Rust

I've seen that "smeary finish" on things that came out of my Evaporust bucket. I've tried several things to clear it away but nothing seemed to have any effect. I've decided I like the "smeary white " finish, but I will look forward to reading other responses to your question.