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by SteveHGraham
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: I bought a Lathe
Replies: 17
Views: 270

Re: I bought a Lathe

"Hold my beer and watch this."

Can't argue with a person who likes adventure.
by SteveHGraham
Mon Mar 25, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Fix my Generator
Replies: 17
Views: 191

Re: Fix my Generator

I never would have believed that a dry carb could get clogged, but I suppose that's what happened.

I know of a Sunoco that sells real gasoline. I guess I need to start buying my gas there.
by SteveHGraham
Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Fix my Generator
Replies: 17
Views: 191

Re: Fix my Generator

The fuel feeds by gravity. Don't know about the carb. It ran fine when I bought it.
by SteveHGraham
Mon Mar 25, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Fix my Generator
Replies: 17
Views: 191

Fix my Generator

A couple of days ago, I ran my portable generator so I could weld. It's a Champion generator from Tractor Supply (Chinese). This thing probably has less than 10 hours on it, and the last time I used it, I ran it dry to keep fuel from drying up in the carb. I could not get it started. I disconnected ...
by SteveHGraham
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: I bought a Lathe
Replies: 17
Views: 270

Re: I bought a Lathe

No compound. No gears. No threading dial. No feeds. No way to change speeds. No tailstock. It's not really a lathe; it's a specialty machine based on a lathe. It may not be possible to turn it into a lathe. You would have to find all the missing parts (not fun), and the lathe would have to be compat...
by SteveHGraham
Sat Mar 23, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Titan CNC video - manual machining
Replies: 10
Views: 257

Re: Titan CNC video - manual machining

Harold_V wrote:
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:36 pm
I could crank out scrap faster than anyone else in the shop.
Are you challenging me?
by SteveHGraham
Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Titan CNC video - manual machining
Replies: 10
Views: 257

Re: Titan CNC video - manual machining

He says "boom" a lot.
by SteveHGraham
Fri Mar 22, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Women in the hobby?
Replies: 47
Views: 1305

Re: Women in the hobby?

To make up for the hijacking, I was going to post a video featuring a lady working a Haas machine, but it turned out she was more of an operator than a machinist, so...
by SteveHGraham
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Women in the hobby?
Replies: 47
Views: 1305

Re: Women in the hobby?

That may be, but the thinking is flawed. Manual machining teaches basics--the very things one needs to understand in order to make reasonable decisions in programming. It's like knowing how to grind tool bits. If you understand the geometry, and have the necessary skill to apply what you know, you ...
by SteveHGraham
Thu Mar 21, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Women in the hobby?
Replies: 47
Views: 1305

Re: Women in the hobby?

Titan Gilroy is trying to get people hired and support domestic manufacturing. That is his primary focus. Obviously, if you make someone wait years before training them on the equipment they will most likely end up using, you do them a huge disservice. Someone has to pay their bills while they wait ...
by SteveHGraham
Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Women in the hobby?
Replies: 47
Views: 1305

Re: Women in the hobby?

A guy named Titan Gilroy created an online CNC academy, and he's trying to get people to teach kids CNC before manual machining. He keeps complaining about our unwillingness to support manufacturing through education. He says the typical line is that kids have to do manual machining for two years be...
by SteveHGraham
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:36 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Women in the hobby?
Replies: 47
Views: 1305

Re: Women in the hobby?

Arduinos rock! Every boy and girl should be introduced to them in school around the 5th grade and should be a regular part of education, reading, writing, maths and coding. It's amazing how we expect kids to pick up tech stuff on their own, especially when you consider the usless PC garbage we thin...