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by earlgo
Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Harold!
Replies: 24
Views: 331

Re: Harold!

Godspeed your recovery Harold. Stay strong Susan.
--earlgo
by earlgo
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Packing Foam
Replies: 3
Views: 380

Re: Packing Foam

BINGO!
Thanks, jfx, for your help! I sure was barking up the wrong tree.
--earlgo
by earlgo
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Packing Foam
Replies: 3
Views: 380

Packing Foam

I am looking for a source for the (relatively) thin sheets of white close celled foam similar to Kaison foam. I have looked on all the obvious websites and have not found what I think I am looking for. It is the stuff one gets from the VFW to help prevent damage to the various pens etc. that they se...
by earlgo
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:08 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: my home made hydraulic hedge cutter
Replies: 27
Views: 4086

Re: my home made hydraulic hedge cutter

It is absolutely mind-boggling that you are able to do this kind of work in your shop. Motivation is everything.
More power to you!
--earlgo
by earlgo
Sat Jun 20, 2020 9:16 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: New small mill
Replies: 9
Views: 734

Re: New small mill

Your location isn't shown so I have no idea what cities are within driving distance, but there is a shop in Euclid Ohio that deals in used equipment. It is HGR Industrial Surplus. HGR Industrial Surplus 20001 Euclid Ave. Euclid, OH 44117-1480 Phone: (216) 486-4567 - Fax: (216) 486-4779 Toll Free: (8...
by earlgo
Thu Jun 18, 2020 8:54 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Way OT, recommend a good refrigerator...
Replies: 34
Views: 1370

Re: Way OT, recommend a good refrigerator...

Ha, we bought a Whirlpool about a year ago because SWMBO wanted a freezer in a bottom drawer. It works much better and stuff is easy to find. It came with an internal ice maker, but we do not have well water that is suitable so we did not connect it. Unfortunately, every once in a while when it star...
by earlgo
Sat Jun 13, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Strange zerk fitting on MSC milling machine
Replies: 8
Views: 748

Re: Strange zerk fitting on MSC milling machine

I can't see your fitting but if it is like this one then it was intended for a special lube gun for way oil so one couldn't use a standard grease gun. This is on a Producto-Matic small horizontal mill that I have been told was typically used for typewriter parts. Zerk fitting special.jpg I replaced ...
by earlgo
Fri Jun 12, 2020 10:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best endmill for slotting Stainless.
Replies: 7
Views: 681

Re: Best endmill for slotting Stainless.

Dang, wish I'd said that, but then I always do things the hard way...
--earlgo
by earlgo
Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: milling a wedge
Replies: 11
Views: 783

Re: milling a wedge

Steve, have you considered buying a large door hinge https://www.mscdirect.com/product/details/89087738?rd=k&tg=Recommendations&tpp=false&searchAhead=true&searchAheadTerm=door%20hing&typahddsp=89087738&hdrsrh=true and mounting that and then adding "shims" to get the correct angle of view? Just anoth...
by earlgo
Fri Jun 12, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best endmill for slotting Stainless.
Replies: 7
Views: 681

Re: Best endmill for slotting Stainless.

Not a problem with a horizontal mill. Perhaps you should consider buying a stub wheel mill holder with an R8 shank for your vertical mill. https://www.mscdirect.com/product/details/08450116 Then you could mount a 3/8 width wheel cutter and avoid the wobbly problems one encounters with end mills. Jus...
by earlgo
Tue Jun 09, 2020 4:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Before you do anything, you must do something else first...
Replies: 23
Views: 1321

Re: Before you do anything, you must do something else first...

I'll pass the word along to Mr. Washington that his principle has become a Home Machinist Topic. He will be amused.
--earlgo
by earlgo
Sun Jun 07, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Machinery Course Textbook Recommendation
Replies: 7
Views: 716

Re: Machinery Course Textbook Recommendation

You might take a look at the Tool and Manufacturing Engineers Handbook V1, although it is expensive. I had one when I was rowing the corporate galley and it was a very good reference. https://www.amazon.com/Tool-Manufacturing-Engineers-Handbook-Vol/dp/0872630854/ref=pd_sbs_14_1/146-3724460-8174909?_...