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by thomas harris
Tue Dec 25, 2012 8:04 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Fork llft operation
Replies: 2
Views: 1192

Re: Fork llft operation

that's a cool trick, but I had a fella where i once worked who bent a fork into a"ski shape" at the tip when he went down the ramp to the outside and nailed the steel door frame at high speed. didn't hurt himself, but the fork went to the metal shop for straightening and heat treating. wish i had ev...
by thomas harris
Sun Dec 23, 2012 6:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A christmas gift for my dad
Replies: 12
Views: 1364

Re: A christmas gift for my dad

I don't flyfish, but if so that would be an absolutely awesome gift from any of my sons. Looks like a beauty of a reel and made by his own son. Don't get much better. Enjoy the holidays.
by thomas harris
Sat Nov 24, 2012 11:11 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Public Safety Message
Replies: 7
Views: 1719

Re: Public Safety Message

we had a fella in our town long ago who strapped himself under the chassis of a truck in an effort to diagnose a sound. He actually stayed there while someone drove it down the road. The driveshaft caught his clothing and well, need I say more. Terrible accident, tragedy, but very stupid mistake. Yo...
by thomas harris
Tue Jul 31, 2012 7:15 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: knurled roller for a barley mill
Replies: 4
Views: 1656

knurled roller for a barley mill

where could one source such a thing inexpensively. I am looking to fab. a grain mill, but I don't think a little 6x18 atlas would be up the the job of knurling a 1" diameter stainless round. If I had the rollers, the rest would be time consuming, but doable. eccentric adjustment for roller gap/crush...
by thomas harris
Wed May 09, 2012 9:07 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: the mechanics of jumping from an elevated platform.
Replies: 18
Views: 2883

Re: the mechanics of jumping from an elevated platform.

No, not gonna give it a try. I don't even want anyone to attempt it, although many have and paid the price. so if anything is launched up into a free fall, once the projectile reaches the highest point, the rest of the path is a parobolic funtion with symetry to the intial path before the "top" of t...
by thomas harris
Wed May 09, 2012 4:21 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: the mechanics of jumping from an elevated platform.
Replies: 18
Views: 2883

the mechanics of jumping from an elevated platform.

If one were to standing long jump from an elevated building, will you gain much in the way of distance, as measured from the point directly below your platform and a level line to the point of impact. This comparison would be to a long jump on the ground directly below the platform. NO i am not goin...
by thomas harris
Sun Apr 29, 2012 9:12 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Unfriendly: Home Model Engine Machinist
Replies: 16
Views: 5355

Re: Unfriendly: Home Model Engine Machinist

this is an excellent forum for answers to many topics. even a caveman like me is not laughed away from here. i thank all who have tried to help answer my many questions.
by thomas harris
Fri Apr 20, 2012 5:18 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: home heating oil tank move
Replies: 30
Views: 8140

Re: home heating oil tank move

You do not want a tank of oil in your basement. I now must tell a true story which happened in my hometown. Two adresses. Very similar. A large fuel oil order. A filler outside which was connected to the leftover pipe from a tank removal in the basement. You guessed it. They pumped a hundred gallons...
by thomas harris
Wed Mar 14, 2012 5:06 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: craftsman battery charger
Replies: 6
Views: 1345

Re: craftsman battery charger

we had one of those at work and the boss insisted it was "ok" to charge for a "short time" on the booster setting. This would do it faaaaaaaaaaaaast. It died.
by thomas harris
Mon Mar 12, 2012 6:57 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Another Lathe Use
Replies: 12
Views: 2640

Re: Another Lathe Use

I have used mine to rotate jb weld fixed parts while they dry. (keeps the stuff from running to one side). put it in back gear for a nice slow turn.
by thomas harris
Sun Mar 11, 2012 7:45 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: repairing a rotary hammer
Replies: 0
Views: 1043

repairing a rotary hammer

I have a Bosch bulldog rotary hammer that went south. It broke the piston. This is not by any means their top-o-the-line unit, but when it worked it worked well. My uncle borrowed it and it took a dump on him. he actually wanted to buy me a new one, but it was somewhat old and it really was just bad...
by thomas harris
Mon Mar 05, 2012 8:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: boring away from the headstock
Replies: 4
Views: 1079

boring away from the headstock

I always feel a bit safer with this method. Is it inherently wrong? I was thinking of grinding a boring bar specifically to cut in this direction. This would be for through boring applications only.