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by SteveHGraham
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Zoro Code: SAVEDAYS
Replies: 0
Views: 60

Zoro Code: SAVEDAYS

20%/$150
25%/$250

Ends at midnight.
by SteveHGraham
Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:52 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Backing up computer files
Replies: 23
Views: 489

Re: Backing up computer files

I have owned plenty of PC's. None ever came with a warning saying I couldn't use them in cold weather.
by SteveHGraham
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Backing up computer files
Replies: 23
Views: 489

Re: Backing up computer files

Sorry, but that is bad advice. This is a good example of going outside the parameters of a discussion. Actually, it isn't. The discussion is about securing one's data. There's little to be said about any backup method that doesn't protect the backup medium from physical damage or theft. At the risk...
by SteveHGraham
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Backing up computer files
Replies: 23
Views: 489

Re: Backing up computer files

Sorry, but that is bad advice. This is a good example of going outside the parameters of a discussion. It's fine advice for a person like Mr. Ron, who is anticipating, and willing to guard against, an ordinary disk crash, not a fire or theft. We are comparing external to internal--two poor solution...
by SteveHGraham
Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Backing up computer files
Replies: 23
Views: 489

Re: Backing up computer files

You don't need to clutter your desk with an external drive. Most PC's will let you install extra internal drives.

You can also use cloud storage, if you trust Uncle Sam. Don't we all?
by SteveHGraham
Thu Apr 11, 2019 6:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cutting Mats
Replies: 8
Views: 274

Re: Cutting Mats

Bentworker wrote:
Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:15 pm
I think they were made popular by the YouTube personality "AVE".
I noticed them while looking at videos by hipster "makers."

AvE is the last person I would model myself after!
by SteveHGraham
Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cutting Mats
Replies: 8
Views: 274

Re: Cutting Mats

I don't know if that's the right name for it. It's a long neoprene mat, like a mouse pad the size of a bath towel.
by SteveHGraham
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cutting Mats
Replies: 8
Views: 274

Cutting Mats

I keep seeing people with weird green mats on their workbenches. The mats have 1" grids on them. I feel inadequate because I don't have one. Apparently, everyone who does anything with tools is supposed to have one. I looked these things up, and they are called "cutting mats." Wonder if anyone here ...
by SteveHGraham
Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reading rotary table????
Replies: 18
Views: 564

Re: Reading rotary table????

For stuff like this, I write things on a sheet of paper, double-check it, and then follow the list.
by SteveHGraham
Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: essential tools for milling
Replies: 20
Views: 778

Re: essential tools for milling

Imagine beginning machining after the demise of Enco.
by SteveHGraham
Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: essential tools for milling
Replies: 20
Views: 778

Re: essential tools for milling

A clamping set will be cheap. You will want parallels. I started with 1/8". You need a test indicator to tram the mill and vise.

You won't get anywhere without collets and a drill chuck. I recommend Golden Goose chucks over new Jacobs.

A way cover will keep swarf away from bearing surfaces.
by SteveHGraham
Mon Apr 01, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Grease Gun v. New and Improved Grease Gun
Replies: 13
Views: 3605

Re: Grease Gun v. New and Improved Grease Gun

I ended up buying a LockNLube coupler for the end of my Home Depot grease gun. It's way better than the stock coupler. Much easier to put on and take off, and it holds tight.