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by BadDog
Tue Dec 17, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How Would I Bevel a 6" Piece of 1/8" x 1" Bar Stock Across Its Length?
Replies: 19
Views: 2729

Re: How Would I Bevel a 6" Piece of 1/8" x 1" Bar Stock Across Its Length?

Soft jaws? Trig it out (or WAG) to get the offset step in each jaw, mill into jaw as convenient, deal with warpage.
by BadDog
Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: Building in isolated location
Replies: 611
Views: 117145

Re: OT: Building in isolated location

Same
by BadDog
Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: Building in isolated location
Replies: 611
Views: 117145

Re: OT: Building in isolated location

Best of luck to you, it has been well worth it to me as well. It had gotten so bad I could barely function, and was doing almost nothing in my shop for the preceding year or more. The initial pain and recovery is just the first step (so to speak), knee recovery takes a long time. My alignment is per...
by BadDog
Wed Dec 11, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: Building in isolated location
Replies: 611
Views: 117145

Re: OT: Building in isolated location

I wisely waited until after my right knee joint replacement to view the surgery films. Yikes! No wonder I hurt in places far removed from my new knee!!! They beat the crap out of me. Going OT: May be a bit graphic, but given the demographic, I don't expect so. Not me. When I had my bilateral knee r...
by BadDog
Tue Dec 10, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drill Bit Storage for a Hoarder
Replies: 24
Views: 4363

Re: Drill Bit Storage for a Hoarder

You could just send me the new box, then you wouldn't have to change anything. Just here to help...
by BadDog
Mon Dec 09, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drill Bit Storage for a Hoarder
Replies: 24
Views: 4363

Re: Drill Bit Storage for a Hoarder

Wow, I'm jealous. I only have the primary imperial boxes. I really want that big one at the bottom!
by BadDog
Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: Building in isolated location
Replies: 611
Views: 117145

Re: OT: Building in isolated location

I've got enough metal in my body to be worth more as scrap metal than anything else. I find I rarely set off the older detectors, other than at some checkpoints that seem to be set super sensitive (typically LAX, Laguardia, Sea-Tac, etc). You'll usually see it before your turn because they will be w...
by BadDog
Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: Building in isolated location
Replies: 611
Views: 117145

Re: OT: Building in isolated location

I would bet big money that will stay in. Once healed, they cause more damage to remove, so are left in place as long as there are no issues (like infection or chronic associated pain). All of my pins, screws, bars, and plates stayed in place, except the ones that protruded to be locked into a sort o...
by BadDog
Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: My 12" 4 jaw has gained weight.
Replies: 23
Views: 2908

Re: My 12" 4 jaw has gained weight.

I've got a "sky hook" for just such issues, but find it's usually more hassle than value for anything less than the big 15". I have a D1-6, and my best solution to date for the 12" HD 4 jaw is a stack of 2x4 drops. For all my medium sized chucks (8" to 12", already mounted), I cut a 2x4 just wider t...
by BadDog
Mon Dec 09, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: Building in isolated location
Replies: 611
Views: 117145

Re: OT: Building in isolated location

Ouch! You don't do things halfway do you. I've had a few, and compound fractures are no joke. Cool plate.

I had fun watching them drill and tap a hole in a bone, then set a screw using a tiny torque wrench. Even through the haze I thought that was rather cool.
by BadDog
Mon Dec 09, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drill Bit Storage for a Hoarder
Replies: 24
Views: 4363

Re: Drill Bit Storage for a Hoarder

Not typically very cheap, but I use the large Huot boxes for bulk storage.
by BadDog
Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Piston or Wedge QCTP.
Replies: 19
Views: 3226

Re: Piston or Wedge QCTP.

I had an Phase II AX piston (AXA is actually wedge) that came on my first little lathe (G4000). It was fine, but the lathe was limp and underpowered. I got a larger lathe (Rockwell 11), and another PII AX. This lathe was much more robust, allowing much heavier work, and I started noticing on hard in...