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by curtis cutter
Mon Sep 02, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wheels on Shop Press?
Replies: 21
Views: 3563

Re: Wheels on Shop Press?

SteveHGraham wrote:
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:34 pm
Did you add any support to the base?
No, no added support. It is not the most stable but it works. I just got tired of it being in the way and threw a cheap set on it. They are the four bolt probably 2" diameter wheels. I just used two of the holes in opposite corners.
by curtis cutter
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wheels on Shop Press?
Replies: 21
Views: 3563

Re: Wheels on Shop Press?

I put casters under my Harbor Freight press like yours and it was a little flimsy but works ok.
by curtis cutter
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Dorian
Replies: 15
Views: 3321

Re: Dorian

Take the globe at turn it to the location you wish to look at. You can click on the word Earth in the lower left and bring up a host of features. https://earth.nullschool.net/#current/wind/surface/level/orthographic=-87.46,25.38,393/loc=-122.475,47.420 This is a cool site to monitor lightning strike...
by curtis cutter
Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lathe leveling
Replies: 8
Views: 1695

Re: Lathe leveling

There is much to know about tooling and turning. It is becoming increasingly clear to me that my choice of getting old iron was fortunate as my lack of understanding of how one properly cares for a machine could potentially have cost me a great deal. I believe I will continue to learn on this cheap ...
by curtis cutter
Sat Aug 31, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lathe leveling
Replies: 8
Views: 1695

Re: Lathe leveling

Yep. Have you got a 10ths reading dti? If so remove the tail stock then run the carriage all the way to that end as far as you can. That will be the most unworn area on your lathe bed with most lathes and how there generally used.Set up your dti on it's magnetic base so the indicators tip is maybe ...
by curtis cutter
Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lathe leveling
Replies: 8
Views: 1695

Lathe leveling

I finally got around to checking the trueness of my old lathe. When I start at the chuck, with the level on the carriage, I have the level adjusted (by using feeler gauges) under one end until it is level. I then take the carriage to the far end of the lathe and added shims under the far end base un...
by curtis cutter
Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fix my Generator
Replies: 37
Views: 5046

Re: Fix my Generator

We used to have a problem with our portable generators on our fire engines running fuel into the crankcase. They were Honda units. What we found was after bumping up and down the road, the needle valves were being damaged due to each bounce allowing more fuel into the bowl. After replacing a couple ...
by curtis cutter
Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shop Uses for Scuba Tank?
Replies: 16
Views: 3138

Re: Shop Uses for Scuba Tank?

I have taken the old FD bottles that are no longer "certifiable" and remove the valve and cut the top (non valve end) off. I have it mounted on my tractor loader frame. It makes great place to hold about 15' of chain and the chain cannot fall out the valve hole but it drains in the rain and when was...
by curtis cutter
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: The Photo Album
Topic: Patio's projects
Replies: 460
Views: 124136

Re: Patio's projects

This is a perfect solution while the highest restriction level on outdoor burning is being enforced Pat. Kudos to you.
by curtis cutter
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: End Of Life
Replies: 5
Views: 1692

Re: End Of Life

Wish I had a gantry crane for putting some patients into the back of our aid cars. 300 is not that big. By necessity, our stretches are now rated for 600 pounds...
by curtis cutter
Wed Jul 24, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 6' rotary cutter blade broke off
Replies: 16
Views: 4296

Re: 6' rotary cutter blade broke off

On mine the gearbox looks good and the PTO shaft is good so a new bottom end should get me running for a long time. The deck looks like trash but it should be safe for doing the pasture topping. When I got this used unit a couple years ago for $200 dollars it was in pretty rough shape. I did not rea...
by curtis cutter
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 6' rotary cutter blade broke off
Replies: 16
Views: 4296

Re: 6' rotary cutter blade broke off

The counter rotating blades sort of focus debris to the center rear; heavy stuff opens the flaps[s]. Grass mostly stays under I think; it's hard to tell from the seat. If I cut thick tall grass, there will be some lumps of gathered dead material left in my wake. For just topping weeds I suspect it ...