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by curtis cutter
Sun Dec 02, 2012 4:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Newbee Needs help with direction and angle of cutting bit
Replies: 11
Views: 1471

Re: Newbee Needs help with direction and angle of cutting bi

Popeye, we are at nearly the same level of knowledge here I think. I have a formula that sort of works for me. Every time I grind a new HSS bit, it takes me about 2-3 hours to get it right. I have only made a few "important" things but mostly I am just wasting steel at this point. Every project is m...
by curtis cutter
Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:23 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Missed my Gym session
Replies: 10
Views: 2168

Re: Missed my Gym session

JackF wrote:Big Dave,

You are winning the battle. :) :) Gregg, sorry for your loss, lost my dad at 82, smoking for 20+ years at an early age and over weight for most of his life. :( By the way, welcome. :)

Jack.
Thanks. You staying dry up there?
by curtis cutter
Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tapity tap tap
Replies: 14
Views: 1638

Re: Tapity tap tap

I sent an E mail to Starrett a few months back and they sent me a nice wall chart for free.
by curtis cutter
Sun Nov 04, 2012 12:14 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: First responders
Replies: 5
Views: 1299

Re: First responders

About five years ago we had a flood that sent as much as 10' of water through homes in our community. We had utility workers from many regions working on our stuff here. We knew they were working long hours, far from home, and we made sure they had hot coffee when they wanted it and delivered them h...
by curtis cutter
Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to get a stuck Allen screw out
Replies: 18
Views: 1911

Re: How to get a stuck Allen screw out

If it were laying on my shop floor I would get a good pair of vice grips and the oxy-acetylene torch. I would first turn it upside down and put oil on the "underside" of the work. Next I would grip that screw tightly with the vice grips, Quickly heat the metal around the screw and slowly work it bac...
by curtis cutter
Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: While the cat's away, the mice get busy!
Replies: 10
Views: 1442

Re: While the cat's away, the mice get busy!

Very nice! Does your friend need another friend?
by curtis cutter
Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:24 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: TBI decision for motorheads
Replies: 10
Views: 1641

Re: TBI decision for motorheads

If I can't set the dwell in it, it is pretty much too new for me.
by curtis cutter
Sun Oct 14, 2012 12:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Protective Coating(s)
Replies: 29
Views: 3524

Re: Protective Coating(s)

I am a rookie at this and at the age of nearly 60 years I will never even have an iota of the knowledge a lot of these folks do. I expect they roll their eyes at some of my stupid questions but they usually offer suggestions never the less. They offer suggestions from points of view that I have not ...
by curtis cutter
Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:21 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Anyone Help with a 12Volt power supply?
Replies: 12
Views: 2617

Re: Anyone Help with a 12Volt power supply?

By "protection breaker" do you mean a standard breaker, GFCI outlet or GFCI breaker or a Arc fault type breaker? I see it has a 4 amp input fuse.
by curtis cutter
Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: cutting steel on a table saw??
Replies: 68
Views: 7486

Re: cutting steel on a table saw??

I agree with what Harold posted: "Do not discount the amount of pressure required to accomplish a cut, and the related dangers of free hand cutting tough materials." This idea seems very risky to me having seen many injuries (worked on a FD aid car for 42 and counting years) from "free handing" item...
by curtis cutter
Fri Sep 21, 2012 8:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Newbie needs some advice on working with machinist.
Replies: 25
Views: 3138

Re: Newbie needs some advice on working with machinist.

JIA, Not meant to insult, but the "billet" term will get you instantly branded by any good machinist or even most hobbiests as someone who doesn't know much. Billet is a term mostly used when it shouldn't be. It might even raise the price by some machinists. Billet for what you mean is just a solid...
by curtis cutter
Fri Sep 14, 2012 9:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: truck repair
Replies: 7
Views: 1053

Re: truck repair

Rick wrote:Thats wierd, the passenger side window glass in my 98 Dakota fell yesterday. Got into it last night and found the same bushing in the bottom of the door. Guess I better go look for an old sccrewdriver :D
Mine is a 96. Make a few of them for spares. Apparently that is a weak point.. :)