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by warmstrong1955
Fri Dec 07, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: all-thread studs for clamping
Replies: 18
Views: 1357

Re: all-thread studs for clamping

Our Fastenal is open to the public. Nice enough folks, but way to pricey. I set up an account there to get a whopping 5% discount, which makes my Fastenal price 30% or higher compared to MSC. So, if I have to have something right away, I'll get it. Otherwise, I'll wait a day & get it from MSC. Their...
by warmstrong1955
Sat Dec 01, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: feeling stupid
Replies: 38
Views: 1491

Re: feeling stupid

earlgo wrote:
Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:41 am
Well, if it makes you feel any better, I haven't broken this tap yet.spindle thread tap .jpg
Maybe next time it gets used. :roll:
--earlgo

Next time you thread something with it, use a 3/4" drive impact wrench.
That'll get her done!
:)
by warmstrong1955
Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PB Blaster is Snake Oil
Replies: 56
Views: 7030

Re: PB Blaster is Snake Oil

LIALLEGHENY wrote:
Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:17 pm
By the way, has anyone ever tried snake oil? Where would one get some? The Everglades perhaps? :D :D :D
You’re confused.
Snake oil isn’t made out of snakes, it’s made for squeaky snakes.
by warmstrong1955
Wed Oct 31, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: retemper a wrench?
Replies: 11
Views: 921

Re: retemper a wrench?

I've modified dozens of sockets on the lathe, and the mill. Cheapy China things to real ones....Proto, Williams, Snap-On, Craftsman etc. Most good ones, are a tough go with HSS. Slow, and I have had to resharpen often. Carbide works quite well, and that's what I use. Only way to go for milling. Some...
by warmstrong1955
Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is a good rust preventative for machine storage.
Replies: 51
Views: 3150

Re: What is a good rust preventative for machine storage.

If you are a fan of watching rust form, Ned took pics, month by month.
Pretty neat test.

http://www.home-machine-shop.com/GREAT_ ... -08-1.html
by warmstrong1955
Sat Oct 13, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Help ! Please send boat !!
Replies: 11
Views: 1019

Re: Help ! Please send boat !!

Vu jade.....that feeling you have been there before, but didn't want to go back.... (Not to be confused with Deja vu) I remember this quite well....I was driving through Phoenix quite regularly.... just not 'zactly the year. This doesn't really show the extent of the water damage back then, but give...
by warmstrong1955
Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Tesla cars
Replies: 56
Views: 6389

Re: Tesla cars

We don't see Tesla's, or other electrics around here. I guess grandma could use one to go to the grocery store, and to get her hair done, but for most folks, not enough range, and whatcha gonna haul in one? Where's the Tesla pickup anyway? When I do go clear to Reno, I fill the pickup. Want to go to...
by warmstrong1955
Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Help ! Please send boat !!
Replies: 11
Views: 1019

Re: Help ! Please send boat !!

Monsoons running a bit late this year John? Sounds like someone didn't get the schedule! Caliche is pretty much like concrete, and the arroyos that drained things around there are long since covered up with highways, buildings, and parking lots. I lived in southern Arizona in the 70's, and I find Ph...
by warmstrong1955
Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Twist drill prices
Replies: 30
Views: 2624

Re: Twist drill prices

So you're saying that in the US, you can sometimes buy things even cheaper than in other places in the US; and therefore you pay more [in the US] than consumers do for those products outside the US? Ok, got it. I'm not comparing to other countries....just within the US. Or Canada for that matter. M...
by warmstrong1955
Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Twist drill prices
Replies: 30
Views: 2624

Re: Twist drill prices

You're agreeing with me? I'm opening the champagne. Where is my can opener... The parts and warranty issue is real. The manufacturers generated it in order to fight back. I don't worry too much about it when buying a jacket, however. Some companies that sell grey market stuff have their own warrant...