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by earlgo
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Best Type of Axe for Busting Rotten Stump?
Replies: 11
Views: 93

Re: Best Type of Axe for Busting Rotten Stump?

I'd check the Garrett Wade web site for good tools. www.garrettwade.com
Lehman's Hardware in the Amish Country of Ohio has good tools too. www.lehmans.com
Good luck to you.
--earlgo
by earlgo
Wed Aug 15, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: End mills my choice small lot OR? ???
Replies: 5
Views: 123

Re: End mills my choice small lot OR? ???

John: What would a typical "my choice" be? A variety of sizes? Bunch of small ones? A few large ones?
--earlgo
by earlgo
Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best way to remove material?
Replies: 13
Views: 139

Re: Best way to remove material?

This may sound off-the-wall, but how about holes as big as will fit in the waste and a jig saw or sawsall with a metal cutting blade to get the bulk of the rest, followed by the mill?
Laugh if you will, but it may trigger another better method.
--earlgo
by earlgo
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Inspection Sheets: Worthless?
Replies: 25
Views: 486

Re: Inspection Sheets: Worthless?

All this reminds me of long ago when the company I worked for bought sulphurated oil by the tank truck and sold it by the gallon. Each delivery from the supplier had a spec sheet proving the composition. One delivery sheet looked so familiar that the plant supervisor got out the last delivery sheet ...
by earlgo
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Strategies for Removing Rocks from Yard
Replies: 14
Views: 244

Re: Strategies for Removing Rocks from Yard

Maybe Steve can find a video of the old Western 'SHANE' and see how Van Heflin and Alan Ladd did it.
--earlgo
by earlgo
Tue Aug 07, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Strategies for Removing Rocks from Yard
Replies: 14
Views: 244

Re: Strategies for Removing Rocks from Yard

Steve, it sounds like it would have been worth the effort to remove the top of the rock to ground level and left the rest of the iceberg 'in situ'. But then I am not there to see.
--earlgo
by earlgo
Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Tractor v. Diesel Pickup
Replies: 55
Views: 913

Re: Tractor v. Diesel Pickup

$3600 would have hardly paid for a new roof much less nailing the house back together after the 26" Tulip tree split the roof and house. Prevention, and all that silly stuff.
--earlgo
by earlgo
Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Tractor v. Diesel Pickup
Replies: 55
Views: 913

Re: Tractor v. Diesel Pickup

Steve: do the stump grind thing and save time and trouble. 5 trees removed, 3 trees trimmed, 5 stumps ground flush for $3600. No arguments, no hassle and none fell on the house.
Up a tree.jpg
Chestnut stump.jpg
Worth every cent and then some.

--earlgo
by earlgo
Thu Jul 26, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Welcome to the Lathe Forum!
Replies: 34
Views: 20939

Re: Welcome to the Lathe Forum!

The 12" Atlas/Craftsman I inherited from my dad was in poor shape due to worn ways and carriage, and gears and spindle, etc. I wasted a lot of time and spare parts on it and it runs OK but it is not a serious lathe anymore, if it ever was. One of our on-line friends here calls this model lathe a fle...
by earlgo
Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Hand grinding tool bits
Replies: 11
Views: 614

Hand grinding tool bits

This is probably a trick all you machinists already know, but I tripped on it the other day. I was grinding a boring bit from a 5/16" square HSS blank and as you know it gets hot really fast. I happened to lay it on the mill table to cool off and it lit in a puddle of oil. It was cold in a very few ...
by earlgo
Thu Jul 26, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buying fasteners
Replies: 21
Views: 664

Re: Buying fasteners

There are 5 Fastenal stores near my location and I have never been to any of them. The local ACE has a wide selection of Hillman fasteners, by each or the box. A McMaster-Carr distribution center is closer than 4 of the 5 Fastenal stores, so there is not any reason to go to yet another store. McM is...
by earlgo
Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dressing a diamond grinding wheel
Replies: 10
Views: 606

Re: Dressing a diamond grinding wheel

Oh, thanks for the catalog cut. It is a bit steep in price for my garage shop. One could buy a couple of new diamond wheels for the price of the dresser, but if one had a commercial shop, it would have a manageable ROI.
Thanks again.
--earlgo