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by SteveHGraham
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bandsaw tires
Replies: 4
Views: 106

Re: Bandsaw tires

You should be posting this at Sawmill Creek, where everyone has band saws with tires. I have a Shop Fox. The tires turned to cheese. I had to scrape them off the rims, one chunk at a time. I bought new tires from Grizzly, but afterward I learned they have a bad reputation. People recommend Carter or...
by SteveHGraham
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Flea Market Score.
Replies: 10
Views: 288

Re: Flea Market Score.

I think I would sell that on Ebay, put part of the money toward a much cheaper vise that will do the exact same thing, and pocket the difference.
by SteveHGraham
Sun Jan 13, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Vintage Craftsman Drill Press
Replies: 10
Views: 457

Re: Vintage Craftsman Drill Press

"Vintage" just means "used." People sell things that are five years old and call them "vintage." If it's made in China, it's not going to bring much.

You can check sold listings on Ebay to get an idea what it's worth. Don't check "completed" listings. Check "sold."
by SteveHGraham
Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Chainsaw Won't Start With Brake On
Replies: 12
Views: 443

Re: Chainsaw Won't Start With Brake On

The saw parts arrived. I took the clutch off, hoping my missing screw was behind it, but there was nothing there. I dry-fitted the clutch to the drum and found that the drum was distorted. This must be the cause of the problem. I can't figure out what caused it to go out of round. The saw has never ...
by SteveHGraham
Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:33 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Welding Machine
Replies: 37
Views: 1485

Re: Welding Machine

Possibly apocryphal story: An audio engineer set up an A/B demo using audiophile-quality speakers and sound source to compare ordinary speaker wire and some gold-plated "low oxygen" brand. Big switch labeled "Cheap wire" and "Low distortion wire". Sat some audiophile experts down to listen and watc...
by SteveHGraham
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Welding Machine
Replies: 37
Views: 1485

Re: Welding Machine

I have a buddy who mentions my Home Depot wires just about every time we talk about sound. He is convinced I'm ruining my system with an Onkyo amplifier and hardware store wires. I have some Arcam amps, but they're gathering dust in storage. Too much hassle to use, and the sound is no better. One an...
by SteveHGraham
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Welding Machine
Replies: 37
Views: 1485

Re: Welding Machine

The manual for the McIntosh MC2KW says it has two power supplies, each with its own AC source. Apparently, you have to put them on separate circuits. One wonders how audiophiles feel about that. You can't just plug stuff into the wall. You have to use special cords and power conditioners and special...
by SteveHGraham
Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Welding Machine
Replies: 37
Views: 1485

Re: Welding Machine

When it comes to tubes, you can pretty well count the output tubes and multiply by whatever wattage each tube is supposed to supply. If you have two KT88's, you're not getting 400 watts.

A 35-watt guitar amp will drive you out of your house.
by SteveHGraham
Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Welding Machine
Replies: 37
Views: 1485

Re: Welding Machine

Reminds me of something my dad told me. He started working for a big urban law firm, and he said he was amazed the first time he saw someone bill for more than 24 hours in one day.
by SteveHGraham
Mon Jan 07, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Welding Machine
Replies: 37
Views: 1485

Re: Welding Machine

by SteveHGraham
Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Welding Machine
Replies: 37
Views: 1485

Re: Welding Machine

Maybe it's used for welding the frames on time machines.
by SteveHGraham
Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Setting the compound at 0* or 30*
Replies: 33
Views: 1090

Re: Setting the compound at 0* or 30*

John Hasler wrote:
Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:18 pm
I set it at whatever angle keeps it out of the way.
Sums up my policy.