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by jcfx
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Layout dye
Replies: 15
Views: 221

Re: Layout dye

Dykem layout fluid ( the kind that dries ) comes in Blue, Red, Yellow and Black, I prefer the black since it gives me
a nice crisp contrast, more so than the blue.
by jcfx
Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Request For Services
Topic: Engraving need , laser or rotorary or etc.
Replies: 10
Views: 1039

Re: Engraving need , laser or rotorary or etc.

SteveS, In case physical engraving doesn't pan out for you, have you looked into electrolytic etching or chemical etching with ferric chloride ? Electrolytic etching is what I've done for some special TV props, all you need is a DC power source salt water and some sheets of PnP Blue to transfer your...
by jcfx
Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Site Software Questions and Answers
Topic: iPad Photo editing software
Replies: 9
Views: 275

Re: iPad Photo editing software

Jcfx, thanks. Actually I did not know about the on screen features you describe. Many thanks! I will,explore and see if this helps. If so, will be very handy, as anything black in color, e.g. most locomotives, are usually extremely difficult to capture in a digital image, particularly indoors with ...
by jcfx
Sun Oct 07, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Site Software Questions and Answers
Topic: iPad Photo editing software
Replies: 9
Views: 275

Re: iPad Photo editing software

Glenn, I assume you know that tapping the screen when your in camera mode on either iPhone or iPad will let you adjust exposure and focus to a degree with contrasty scenes like the examples you posted. For example frame the scene and tap the darkest part such as the boiler in the posted picture and ...
by jcfx
Fri Sep 21, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Indexable insert holding system ?
Replies: 5
Views: 429

Re: Indexable insert holding system ?

I've anticipated that a top clamp style would make the minimum bore size larger, what I'm more concerned about is rigidity of the insert to the shank.
by jcfx
Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Indexable insert holding system ?
Replies: 5
Views: 429

Indexable insert holding system ?

I'm looking to get 3/8" shank indexable boring bar for my lathe, I've noticed that most of them use a torx screw thru the center of the insert to
hold it to the shank, some have a finger clamp system to do the same. Which one would be the best in terms of rigidity ?
by jcfx
Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: WHO NEEDS CNC?
Replies: 60
Views: 4183

Re: WHO NEEDS CNC?

Nice video of manually producing parts, I'm curious about the threading gizmo you used, is that something that was commercially available
or is it something you made ?

It looks very handy for short runs ( or long ) for threading.
by jcfx
Sun Sep 09, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Rant about Home Depot
Replies: 49
Views: 1148

Re: Rant about Home Depot

I feel your pain, been there done that and stormed out of HD too many times to count.

McMaster is my best friend now, they even have same day delivery if ordered early enough.
I can live with 100 count boxes of machine screws.:)
by jcfx
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Need advise starting a mothballed car
Replies: 25
Views: 1556

Re: Need advise starting a mothballed car

Harsh ride is an understatement. Spleen buster is closer to the truth! Brutal was the word I used! My Rubicon's ride has nothing in common with my old CJ5. And a bonus....it has a heater that actually keeps you warm, and an air conditioner! Bill Speaking of heaters, I bought the CJ 5 in Miami in Fe...
by jcfx
Mon Aug 13, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Need advise starting a mothballed car
Replies: 25
Views: 1556

Re: Need advise starting a mothballed car

As long as he doesn't drive on the highway it should be ok; "should" is not a very safe word. But once it's sold, not your job anymore. That's the issue, he wants to drive it out of state, I said no way, it's gotta be towed. Once it's sold, it's not my job anymore but I don't want it to be on my co...
by jcfx
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Need advise starting a mothballed car
Replies: 25
Views: 1556

Re: Need advise starting a mothballed car

DavidF - It's a AMC CJ 5 1978 vintage, it is my intention to get rid of it as project vehicle, with very little money spent on it
aside from a battery, I seem to have a taker but he wants to drive it away which I recommend against because of various issues mentioned before.
by jcfx
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Need advise starting a mothballed car
Replies: 25
Views: 1556

Re: Need advise starting a mothballed car

liveaboard - when I was poking around the engine compartment I did look into the air cleaner, just a little dust, but no small mammals ! Tires are definitely something the next owner needs to address, they haven't completely deflated but are low on air where the tire is belled at the contact point w...