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by BadDog
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Chainsaw Sharpening: Files v. Gadgets
Replies: 32
Views: 3211

Re: Chainsaw Sharpening: Files v. Gadgets

I think our wives may be related, closely...
by BadDog
Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vise, Vise, Baby
Replies: 54
Views: 5706

Re: Vise, Vise, Baby

Around here (which is much more scarce than the rust belt), there are always nice vises listed on CL/FB/OU/etc for less than $400. Of course you have to pay attention and not buy junk, but vises aren't exactly hard to check out. I was just last week sorely tempted buy a 4" Athol (~80 lbs claimed) fo...
by BadDog
Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Old Baldor Buffer
Replies: 26
Views: 3593

Re: New Old Baldor Buffer

Nice. And at $250, I only wish I could have beat you there... Congrats.

Regarding wheels, I'm no expert by any means, but yes, there is a bit to know/learn there, certainly far beyond what I do know to tell.
by BadDog
Sun Jun 30, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Chainsaw Sharpening: Files v. Gadgets
Replies: 32
Views: 3211

Re: Chainsaw Sharpening: Files v. Gadgets

I am inclined to think it doesn't matter which way one pushes a chainsaw file, since the metal can't tell. I do plan to observe the height of my rakers from now on. On all other points, agreed. But if this was directed at my response, I don't think you understood. As it turns out, unless you work u...
by BadDog
Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Chainsaw Sharpening: Files v. Gadgets
Replies: 32
Views: 3211

Re: Chainsaw Sharpening: Files v. Gadgets

Me either. But as I said, the way we all sharpened our chains didn't require we concern ourselves with the rakers. If you had a quality chain, which in spite of being "dirt poor" we generally did (avoiding false economy), so the well maintained chains lasted quite a long time and always cut fast and...
by BadDog
Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Chainsaw Sharpening: Files v. Gadgets
Replies: 32
Views: 3211

Re: Chainsaw Sharpening: Files v. Gadgets

I grew up in NW AL, where cutting wood with chainsaws was just part of life for many of us. Firewood (for use or sale), clearing to build etc, clearing from storms, not to mention a few working in the logging industry from time to time, and so on. Everyone I knew (family, friends, and even a few sem...
by BadDog
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Newbie - Buying first metal lathe
Replies: 89
Views: 9280

Re: Newbie - Buying first metal lathe

Oh, and those fore/aft receivers on my trucks also mount a HS9500 winch with custom built cradle (protection for winch, and handles to carry) front or rear. Trucks very often get winches mounted on the front, which is fine for rock crawlers that use them to get over otherwise impossible barriers alo...
by BadDog
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Newbie - Buying first metal lathe
Replies: 89
Views: 9280

Re: Newbie - Buying first metal lathe

Most of my receivers are mounted vertically, and all tool mounts have a vertical post. For those not vertical (mainly vehicles), I have a 90* adapter allowing the use of the vertical mounted tools retaining the height variability/adjustability. For greater stability with more displacement, a longer ...
by BadDog
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Threading
Replies: 13
Views: 1952

Re: Threading

I'm troubled by the comment that the additional feed doesn't result in a cut. Something, somewhere, isn't secure, or the tip of the threading tool is badly rounded. I forgot to comment on that one. My thought when reading was that with the very shallow infeed angle, hardened steel, perhaps less tha...
by BadDog
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Threading
Replies: 13
Views: 1952

Re: Threading

Yes, it's not uncommon to run across lathes that label compound degrees starting 0 parallel to the lathe spindle axis, you are not the first to stumble onto that issue. As to what number on the thread dial, go by your manual. You can reindex the part to finish the thread, I've had to do it a few tim...
by BadDog
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Newbie - Buying first metal lathe
Replies: 89
Views: 9280

Re: Newbie - Buying first metal lathe

Each grinder will be on a plywood base that will lock onto the bench, so that I can have different grinders for different purposes and not have to constantly change wheels. I've been of a similar thought for many years. In particular, my last shop was a one car detached and had NO room to spare. So...
by BadDog
Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Turning plastic on a metal lathe
Replies: 18
Views: 2384

Re: Turning plastic on a metal lathe

I've turned PVC many times without issue, but that's at manual machine speeds. And my lathe ways stay all but dripping with oil, so that may contribute as well. When I turn wood, cast iron, or rusty/scaly metal, I drape the ways and cross slide with a leftover length of thick/rubbery/soft tool box d...