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by BadDog
Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: touch screen ghost touch
Replies: 7
Views: 1209

Re: touch screen ghost touch

I've used screen protectors with success. Some of my phones have had super sensitive screens, and the protector helps quiet them too. On my current (Pixel III) I have no protector, and sometimes I swear it reacts without quite touching the screen, or at least below the threshold that I can "feel" it...
by BadDog
Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Sheet Metal Fabrication
Topic: HF Sheet Metal Brake
Replies: 8
Views: 3116

Re: HF Sheet Metal Brake

I would say make them in stacking cumulative sizes kinda like very coarse gage blocks. 1", 2", 4, 8, etc. That allows all widths from 1 to 15 by increments of 1" with no redundancy. Wouldn't be as rigid/strong, but maybe throw in a 1/2" if desired for very light work that doesn't work out to integra...
by BadDog
Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trimmable flap disk
Replies: 4
Views: 1432

Re: Trimmable flap disk

Mine too. I just swapped out a disk today. Looked at it for trimming, no point I could see. But I tend to use mine flat unless getting into a corner or the like.
by BadDog
Sat Nov 02, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Made a shop press
Replies: 28
Views: 5371

Re: Made a shop press

My 50T uses 4 rods
by BadDog
Mon Oct 28, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Flap Wheel Grit for Good Finish?
Replies: 3
Views: 1381

Re: Flap Wheel Grit for Good Finish?

I've got 40, 80, and 120. 40 for moving metal, fit up, beveling for welding, and removing a bead for the cases where I don't want to leave the weld bead in the finished product. And I also will usually jump to 120 before paint. The 80 is mostly for cleaning paint, scale, rust, and lighter dressing w...
by BadDog
Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Size of Grinder Pedestal Platform?
Replies: 6
Views: 1574

Re: Size of Grinder Pedestal Platform?

On the extra material, absolutely. It always comes in handy, particularly when you have to make something twice. :roll: Like the oil cooler line standoff clamp I made today. Looked perfect in cardboard template, only to find out the that rigid finished product holds the lines just far enough off the...
by BadDog
Sun Oct 27, 2019 2:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Size of Grinder Pedestal Platform?
Replies: 6
Views: 1574

Re: Size of Grinder Pedestal Platform?

From experience, grinders tend to have enough small amplitude vibration in use that stuff will walk off a flat surface. So to be a shelf, it would need a lip, not sure what useful features that would present, other than a trough to accumulate grinding debris. What would you use it for? The only thin...
by BadDog
Wed Oct 23, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: Wood Shaper Cabinet = Welding Table?
Replies: 3
Views: 1788

Re: Wood Shaper Cabinet = Welding Table?

+1
by BadDog
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mill & Lathe: Where to Put Them?
Replies: 34
Views: 6124

Re: Mill & Lathe: Where to Put Them?

I would love to have a forklift, and have come across some SMOKING deals, but just can't justify one. However, I have 2 5k+ pallet jacks. One standard width, and another with wide forks. The wide one has some very simple weldments that adapt it to easily and safely move most everything in my shop. I...
by BadDog
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Plasma cutter options
Replies: 10
Views: 2314

Re: Plasma cutter options

I can't offer much except to say I have a small Hypertherm 380 and absolutely love it for automotive style stuff. Most typical heavy cut is 1/4" material (typically brackets, gussets, etc), and it works great for that. I've cut up to 3/8" with modestly degrading performance, but it suffers from a ve...
by BadDog
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Harbor Freight 6000-Pound Lift Thoughts
Replies: 27
Views: 6648

Re: Harbor Freight 6000-Pound Lift Thoughts

LOL, seems that didn't translate well. As I said, "when you already have one". That was the crux of the entire post. If so, the space is permanently allocated anyway. And for the typical "home shop", it's not likely to have something on it all the time. So, like the school, reutilizing it as a table...
by BadDog
Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Harbor Freight 6000-Pound Lift Thoughts
Replies: 27
Views: 6648

Re: Harbor Freight 6000-Pound Lift Thoughts

It makes a GREAT table, when you already have the lift and it's not otherwise (or soon to be) occupied. Seems mine always has a truck of some sort on it these days, mostly my most recent build for myself. Local school did their beginning of year book acquisition in a sectioned off bay of the auto sh...