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by TomB
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bandsaw tires
Replies: 25
Views: 1113

Re: Bandsaw tires

I was gifted with a little 3-wheel Enco EC-2 bench top band saw. I used it for some lite work and then had to replace the tires. I measured the wheel diameters and called some company that the search engine found. I got 3 tires and some two part tire glue. I took the wheels off and replaced the bear...
by TomB
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Wavy Parallels. What are they good for?
Replies: 8
Views: 1616

Re: Wavy Parallels. What are they good for?

I find then useful when measuring things on the granite table. What about the waviness that makes them useful on the granite block as opposite to regular parallels? Sorry for the late response. I started to respond then went to lookup a price but got called away. While away my laptop stopped and th...
by TomB
Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Wavy Parallels. What are they good for?
Replies: 8
Views: 1616

Re: Wavy Parallels. What are they good for?

I find then useful when measuring things on the granite table. The thin flat parallels are what I use in the vice and to use then I have a box of wood spacers of various sizes each with one side covered with some compressible foam insulation.
by TomB
Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Storing End Mills
Replies: 18
Views: 1490

Re: Storing End Mills

I have found that wood holes to stick things into or boards drilled and then split, rust the tools they hold. I don't know why.
by TomB
Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HEIGHT Gauge question
Replies: 47
Views: 3943

Re: HEIGHT Gauge question

Thank you all for the answers
by TomB
Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electric motor capacitors
Replies: 18
Views: 1153

Re: Electric motor capacitors

Given you use to hear a click as speed wound up and down and that it sat for 4 years I suggest that the centrifugal swithc might be stuck on the shaft. I have several in that state.
by TomB
Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HEIGHT Gauge question
Replies: 47
Views: 3943

Re: HEIGHT Gauge question

50 years ago I was a newbe tool designer and the tools, mostly part holders with sensitive electrical connections, were built by very qualified tool and die makers. A good share of what I know about machining was learned by watching them. Every granite table they used had one of those gauges on it. ...
by TomB
Wed Dec 26, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Dog Lover Lament
Replies: 47
Views: 5213

Re: Dog Lover Lament

I ended up with a hybrid Black Lab that had been bought from an expensive CA kennel that deliberately bread dogs to correct some of the faults in the pure breeds. This one lived to 18 years, had no hip displasia and stayed as thin as a 2 year old lab. Further it was wonderful with people, even stran...
by TomB
Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ceiling tile for my shop
Replies: 36
Views: 3881

Re: Ceiling tile for my shop

I had a similar garage in upstate NY, It gets very cold in that area do I wanted a lot if insulation with minimal labor. I put 24" wide by 6" bats between the trusses, squeezing them close together. Then to add something to hold them up I put up 4x8 sheets of OS B. To get rid of the problem of edges...
by TomB
Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Never enough time
Replies: 1881
Views: 175848

Re: Never enough time

I have recessed ceiling lights and I replaced them with dim-able LED bulbs. In Vt that is an automatic as the state somehow subsidizes LED bulbs so they cost less than incandescent bulbs. They worked fine gave perfect colored light but the dimmer stopped working. The lights would be either full on, ...
by TomB
Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Flail Mowers?
Replies: 28
Views: 4763

Re: Flail Mowers?

I'm interested in the roller part; ... So TomB, you seem to be saying the roller didn't have a deleterious effect on cutting performance, on rough material at least? ... The roller was behind the flail such that the grass and weeds went through the flail and then the cut grass was rolled flat. In o...
by TomB
Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Flail Mowers?
Replies: 28
Views: 4763

Re: Flail Mowers?

The ski mountain I use to own required a Flail mower. There was no other choice. When were mowing with brush hogs we would go through 3 machines a year where each died from bent blades, shattered housings and broken drive shaft ends. I did not mow or maintain, just paid the crew and bought new machi...