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by Downwindtracker2
Tue May 21, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 100+ Years ago
Replies: 13
Views: 620

Re: 100+ Years ago

They did it in the millions . The Great War as it was called, is considered the birth of Canada as a nation.
by Downwindtracker2
Tue May 21, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 100+ Years ago
Replies: 13
Views: 620

Re: 100+ Years ago

After the war, women got the vote. Many credit their war work.
by Downwindtracker2
Sat May 18, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 100+ Years ago
Replies: 13
Views: 620

Re: 100+ Years ago

This was in Canada, there are men doing the work. In France, the men were at the front, a lot of them buried there. Women were doing these jobs.
by Downwindtracker2
Sat May 11, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Cheap Tool guy got me...
Replies: 18
Views: 1640

Re: The Cheap Tool guy got me...

I learned long ago, taps and dies is where buying new quality is worth it. But at prices where you only buy one at a time.
by Downwindtracker2
Thu May 09, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 100+ Years ago
Replies: 13
Views: 620

100+ Years ago

It gives me pause when I think about how many shells were expended on those bombardments . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IgHwYkZ91s
by Downwindtracker2
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Willard lathe tool
Replies: 3
Views: 928

Re: Willard lathe tool

Some shaper tools have a dog leg .
by Downwindtracker2
Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Torque and it's relation to tramming a mill head
Replies: 14
Views: 1719

Re: Torque and it's relation to tramming a mill head

A simple rule, if you are tightening with a 3/8" ratchet, Don't Use the Handle, put your palm over the head and use your wrist. Even then, you'll probably over do it.
by Downwindtracker2
Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: socket wrench storage
Replies: 18
Views: 1730

Re: socket wrench storage

When they gave up making tools in USA, the companies like Blackhawk, Armstrong and Hebrand sold the stock off at scrap iron prices. A local tool store sold the sockets by the bag. So now I need the rails to somewhat organize them. Some clip rails work well, others, they just fall off. 1/2" deep sock...
by Downwindtracker2
Tue Jan 01, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Speaking of Shop Realities ...
Replies: 25
Views: 4255

Re: Speaking of Shop Realities ...

Why is it that with three workbenches there no place to work on something. Even if I could use the floor, at my age it's pretty tough, there is no floor space.
by Downwindtracker2
Thu Dec 27, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What tools should I have?
Replies: 49
Views: 4588

Re: What tools should I have?

Thread mike ,Shars has them at an almost affordable price.
by Downwindtracker2
Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Getting Older.
Replies: 41
Views: 6662

Re: Getting Older.

Besides, when I was young ,beer kegs lightened up pretty quickly.
by Downwindtracker2
Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:39 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Getting Older.
Replies: 41
Views: 6662

Re: Getting Older.

At the first sawmill I worked at, the machinist limped pretty bad. I asked about him, " He got shot with a shotgun climbing out the window." You know machinists do live dangerously.