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by spro
Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Harbor Freight 6000-Pound Lift Thoughts
Replies: 27
Views: 4659

Re: Harbor Freight 6000-Pound Lift Thoughts

Well dangit why didn't say that before? Not everybody is looking up that lift. Of course it was mandatory to have mechanical stops but so many are thinking about leak down. Thinking about different braces, when it wasn't necessary to discuss.
by spro
Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:31 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: 1911 Project
Replies: 42
Views: 4713

Re: 1911 Project

Isn't that Neat.!. Btw my Dad's service arm was late WWII, early Korea days. It's easy to say neat and all that but actual gunsmith is another level. I've read your posts entirely and they stand for themselves. Thanks.
by spro
Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Trying to ID this older lathe
Replies: 13
Views: 2399

Re: Trying to ID this older lathe

Upon closer inspection, you are correct which is verification we receive from mentors. Two strikes already.. :) Thanks Harold. I wouldn't want it to go further.
by spro
Fri Oct 04, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upgrading Harbor Freight 20-ton Press to Air
Replies: 34
Views: 4959

Re: Upgrading Harbor Freight 20-ton Press to Air

Btw, old hacks like me save bearing races for a purpose. They may be torn up inside but accurate to height and very hard. One can see the imprint of these over time. What I mean is imprint into bed plates. I'm not throwing a bearing upon a rough surface, there is always something to space the work. ...
by spro
Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Trying to ID this older lathe
Replies: 13
Views: 2399

Re: Trying to ID this older lathe

It is a remarkable lathe. The jaws and compound missing may speak to a major crash. Notice at left, the stand of many face plates and stuff there is a Jacobs Rubberflex Chuck which means he had the collets too. Also I expect L0 taper of the spindle, maybe.
by spro
Fri Oct 04, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: 1911 Project
Replies: 42
Views: 4713

Re: 1911 Project

This is really neat work. I hadn't expected stamping the serial #s would upset the frame rail that way but it did and you fixed it. Within our family we have Dad's original service 1911, 45 cal. And he taught us how to shoot with it. It was funny be he liked it. It was a whole different deal when yo...
by spro
Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upgrading Harbor Freight 20-ton Press to Air
Replies: 34
Views: 4959

Re: Upgrading Harbor Freight 20-ton Press to Air

Okay. Before somebody says it, here goes. I talk about alignment then how does he put iron plates on steel plates and expect perfect alignment? I don't. I check and reset along the way, it is easy. The further the ram is extended under pressure, it is distorting the frame in ways we don't see. Since...
by spro
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upgrading Harbor Freight 20-ton Press to Air
Replies: 34
Views: 4959

Re: Upgrading Harbor Freight 20-ton Press to Air

BTW, I'm one of those guys who purchased the iron bed plates. So far so good but I stand at the side because the pump is at the side for one thing. The larger press has thick steel plates underneath the iron....but fracture could still happen.
by spro
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upgrading Harbor Freight 20-ton Press to Air
Replies: 34
Views: 4959

Re: Upgrading Harbor Freight 20-ton Press to Air

It's okay. I hope your seals have arrived so you continue with the press project. The one press is a bench press with a pressure gage but the pump is separate "power pack" which can be mounted anywhere. It is just fine.
by spro
Fri Oct 04, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: OT creative language
Replies: 26
Views: 2412

Re: OT creative language

Speaking of words, when did you see "atsea" ? BDD used it . I only saw that word with crossword puzzles. My 1930 dictionary doesn't have it but it is a very old term for being lost, without bearings or compass. Awash with hundreds of miles of sea all around and not knowing which direction to go. I c...
by spro
Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:58 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: OT creative language
Replies: 26
Views: 2412

Re: OT creative language

I know this is getting silly. There has been years since hoards of them littered the sidewalks. Folks just walked over them and the stains lasted but consider that bug sleeping for near a decade and when it comes out, it is totally different, tree wise. The trees they were programmed to are gone and...
by spro
Thu Oct 03, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: OT creative language
Replies: 26
Views: 2412

Re: OT creative language

I still like a cicada. Mostly red eyes and some are blue. They don't emerge that way. It is a large husk as a beetle. That beetle claws its way through the earth and finds a safe point. It finds a place and transforms within the husk to another creature. OOh ugly dad , smash it but it isn't. You can...