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by tornitore45
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Smearing On Cutter Block After Using Evapo-Rust
Replies: 13
Views: 2075

Re: Smearing On Cutter Block After Using Evapo-Rust

From a guy that almost flunked HS chemistry. Possibly Evaporust works by some chemical reaction that convert the Iron Oxide into an Iron Compound or Oxigen Compound (with element coming from Evaporust). In such case the film must be quite bonded to the surface, not something than can be dissolved or...
by tornitore45
Wed Oct 30, 2019 4:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electrical wiring in the home shop.
Replies: 61
Views: 10469

Re: Electrical wiring in the home shop.

"Why do you need a wire between the two phones?"
Priceless!
Another kid was riding in a car and could not relate to the sentence crank the window down.
by tornitore45
Wed Oct 23, 2019 2:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dead Buffer Starter
Replies: 15
Views: 2526

Re: Dead Buffer Starter

Click may be a relay. Relay may not pull completely to close the contact. Take it apart an poke around.
by tornitore45
Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: THE END!
Replies: 9
Views: 1832

Re: THE END!

People in my generation have shoe boxes full of family pictures. All different sizes and finish, some fading Polaroid and the yellowing pictures of great grandma and a old aunt nobody remember the name, perhaps there is a name and a date in the back. The box is passed on divided among siblings. My c...
by tornitore45
Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electrical wiring in the home shop.
Replies: 61
Views: 10469

Re: Electrical wiring in the home shop.

Fires are not so common in Europe because practically all houses are brick, blocks, concrete and stones, even partitioning walls. Tiles are far more prevalent than carpets. The house I lived in until married had a 220V 10A service, when the rare fuse blew we replaced the link between the screws with...
by tornitore45
Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electrical wiring in the home shop.
Replies: 61
Views: 10469

Re: Electrical wiring in the home shop.

Nice, thanks.
by tornitore45
Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mill & Lathe: Where to Put Them?
Replies: 34
Views: 5745

Re: Mill & Lathe: Where to Put Them?

Just a rough geometry consideration. Let's say you have a 1 meter mill table + the 1/2 meter movement on each side you need 2 meter space. If you place the mill in a corner you use up 1.4 meter of wall on each wall corner totaling 2.8 meters If you place the mill parallel to the wall you use up 2 me...
by tornitore45
Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BIG bed planer
Replies: 7
Views: 2418

Re: BIG bed planer

You could not resist and bought it, did you. Honey look the deal I got today. :D :D :D
by tornitore45
Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Caliper battery covers
Replies: 16
Views: 4270

Re: Caliper battery covers

One thing I like about my vernier caliper is that it reads inches and millimeters. An easy way to see if you picked up a metric part or screw or an inch part. I worked in electronic for 55 years and developed a high distrust of anything electronic built to commercial standards. Yes electronic can be...
by tornitore45
Sun Sep 29, 2019 7:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Metabo "No-Tool" Hub on Angle Grinder Unscrews Self
Replies: 9
Views: 2716

Re: Metabo "No-Tool" Hub on Angle Grinder Unscrews Self

I have a 7.5 inch Harbor Freight that cuts thick steel (1.25") stock pretty fast. I do not have enough room for anything more adequate. The breaking feature is great to have, you would know if it is braking or coasting down because it takes a long time to free wheel to a stop. And obviously one can ...
by tornitore45
Fri Sep 27, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fan Boy
Replies: 21
Views: 3731

Re: Fan Boy

I don't know how much longer I'll live here, but I don't intend to suffer when the hot weather comes back. Today I'm thinking about comfort, among other things. Ceiling fans are fine for a living-room but but for real cooling when one is working not so good. I do not know how long I'll live, here o...
by tornitore45
Wed Sep 25, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shelf Life
Replies: 28
Views: 5483

Re: Shelf Life

I was skeptical about the utility of a 4' deep shelf until I saw you have access on bot sides. That is a very optimal arrangement if you have room for protruding into the area but do not want to use up wall space.