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by TomB
Sat Aug 01, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: NEWLY-ACQUIRED JET 1236PS
Replies: 14
Views: 323

Re: NEWLY-ACQUIRED JET 1236PS

I have had good luck moving a Shopmaster 3-in-1 that weights just a bit more that your machine by setting it on a two wheel dolly that lays flat with two extra smaller wheels (Lowes or Home Depot sells it) and a 4 strand block and tackle or a come-a-long. I put planks on the stairs and hook the tail...
by TomB
Sat Aug 01, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Eyeglass worn with mask fog getter ridder of-er
Replies: 16
Views: 479

Re: Eyeglass worn with mask fog getter ridder of-er

Most people seem to be wearing "surgical" masks [here anyway]. They don't seal on the face at all. .... I have wondered about the effectiveness of surgical masks but still I wear one whenever I am off my property. What I think might be helping their effectiveness is that they turn the virus particl...
by TomB
Wed Jun 10, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Lubrication For Lathe Headstock
Replies: 23
Views: 6609

Re: Lubrication For Lathe Headstock

Since I got my Shopmster TriPower it has leaked a red oil from the headstock area. Not something I could fix because it leaks by a seal that is in between two big sections (One of those parts that seem like they were proped up in place and then the rest of the machine was built around it.) Well not ...
by TomB
Tue Jun 09, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: 3 in 1 Machine - How Do You Move This 507 lb Machine?
Replies: 32
Views: 12195

Re: 3 in 1 Machine - How Do You Move This 507 lb Machine?

When I got my 3-in1 (the 1300# type) they loaded it in the back of my pickuup (it was all boxed) and I drove it home. Backed into my garage and proceeded to unloading it with my collection of lifting things. I connected onto the headstock end with a chain hoist hooked to my homemade rafter joists. I...
by TomB
Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:33 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: McMaster-Carr
Replies: 3
Views: 1719

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: 1678

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: 1678

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: 3099

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: 3099

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: 623
Views: 147262

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: 3772

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: 3772

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...