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by thomas harris
Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: nyloil bearing material
Replies: 1
Views: 602

nyloil bearing material

I had a few big hunks of this stuff and table saw cut them into more manageable square strips for my small lathe. Well they sat in my storage for some time. I just needed to make an odd sized bearing the other day and pulled some of it out. The strips had warped in the direction of the saw cuts. Is ...
by thomas harris
Sat Mar 03, 2012 1:02 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Made something for my car today
Replies: 16
Views: 2084

Re: Made something for my car today

that knob will be around long after the car has rejoined the earth. perhaps on somone elses old car. maybe just in the ground. love the overkill possible when a little machining is at ones disposal. the store bouglht replacement would have likely broken in a week or two.
by thomas harris
Wed Feb 29, 2012 7:42 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Not metal but worth seeing
Replies: 21
Views: 3405

Re: Not metal but worth seeing

pretty cool looking lampshade, but it is essentially kindling. Better keep the high wattage lamps outta that one.
by thomas harris
Sat Feb 25, 2012 2:39 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: keeping the cleanout correct
Replies: 2
Views: 1096

keeping the cleanout correct

I am currently installing carpet tiles in my basment. The floor has a main sewer cleanout at the outside wall. It is a flat one with a slot in it. It is also recessed an inch or so below the concrete. I really would like to keep its location somewhat visible, yet not obstrusive. I was thinking of pu...
by thomas harris
Sun Feb 05, 2012 12:50 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: Balloon helium and welding helium
Replies: 18
Views: 11421

Re: Balloon helium and welding helium

In the fractioning of gasses at the plant, what I know is it is separated by temperature, from the raw liquid air, to the various fractions they take off. In the process, the O2 is the junk gas bin, but is held to less than 2% alien gasses. All the Mixed gas for welding or USP OX, is due to post mi...
by thomas harris
Tue Jan 24, 2012 6:22 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: ebay bidding
Replies: 18
Views: 4318

Re: ebay bidding

now that they hide the bidders id, they can shill bid their buddies auctions at will. I think it was mainly to allow ebay to get higher "end of auction" prices when they changed that policy. Now the bidder can't really check to see how many of the high bids are from the same seller and buyer. pretty...
by thomas harris
Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:22 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: the edinpure electric heater and other "special" heaters
Replies: 14
Views: 2269

Re: the edinpure electric heater and other "special" heaters

yep, electric heat is nearly 100% efficient. we can measure how much electricity goes into a given heater, so we know how much heat is possible. i am no genius, and my education is limited, but it amazes me that so many people have zero grasp on the simple math of measurements.
by thomas harris
Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:34 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: the edinpure electric heater and other "special" heaters
Replies: 14
Views: 2269

the edinpure electric heater and other "special" heaters

what is with this? how can ads that are so deceptive be allowed to continue? i have a brother who will not accept the idea that we can measure heat output, and that's what matters most in ANY heater! 1500 watts is 1500 watts. 5000 btu is 5000 btu. If anyone is interested I may have some gas for sale...
by thomas harris
Mon Jan 16, 2012 7:55 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: "creating" jobs.
Replies: 6
Views: 1408

Re: "creating" jobs.

no doubt there are ways to make hiring easier which involve our government, but the true reason for hiring is not simply to "create" jobs. running a profitible business is good for employment, and these politicians/business people can say that. but I don't buy the idea that they create jobs out of c...
by thomas harris
Mon Jan 16, 2012 7:02 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: "creating" jobs.
Replies: 6
Views: 1408

"creating" jobs.

Tired of all the candidates claiming this was the case in their business history. Jobs are a necessary by-product of a growing business. I just can't imagine many upper level management meetings focusing primarily on creating more payroll. The workload is too big for the the owner(s), and additonal ...
by thomas harris
Tue Dec 27, 2011 3:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Home Shop floor treatments?
Replies: 25
Views: 4087

Re: Home Shop floor treatments?

the pressroom i worked at a few years back did their floors with rustoleum epoxy. it required a chemical etch which was rinsed with warm water. it stayed on through some hard use, including forklifts and pallet jacks. the press i ran had a lever which was operated every time you started it. as a jok...
by thomas harris
Thu Dec 22, 2011 7:13 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Made in China
Replies: 11
Views: 2391

Re: Made in China

no, didn't happen to me . i just see with my eyes what is around me. i usually keep my mouth shut if opening it means getting the axe.