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by BigDumbDinosaur
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: fixing go cart for next generation
Replies: 21
Views: 493

Re: fixing go cart for next generation

whateg0 wrote:
Mon Mar 30, 2020 12:50 pm
How are you going to prevent wear on the sliding surface of the outer race vs the washer?
...not to mention galling of the rubbing surfaces and possible seizure.
by BigDumbDinosaur
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: fixing go cart for next generation
Replies: 21
Views: 493

Re: fixing go cart for next generation

Basically, when you tighten the nut you are pushing against both inner races. What I want to do is push against the two outer races allowing the balls and inner races to find their (for lack of better words, happy places) in the alignment. I don't think what you are trying to do is a good idea. The...
by BigDumbDinosaur
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Engine hoist capacity beware
Replies: 24
Views: 1628

Re: Engine hoist capacity beware

I think that some of these do have three points of contact with the ground. If the front is wide enough and the load sufficiently far forward that it keeps the CG well within that triangle, it should be fine, though I know even a pallet jack sometimes feels a little unsteady. I would prefer to do t...
by BigDumbDinosaur
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Engine hoist capacity beware
Replies: 24
Views: 1628

Re: Engine hoist capacity beware

whateg0 wrote:
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:00 pm
I've started a design that should be far stronger overall. Bigger, fixed wheels up front, pallet jack-like steering, heavier wall tubing.

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Is that thing on three wheels?
by BigDumbDinosaur
Tue Mar 24, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: OP even for the Junk Drawer - Corona virus
Replies: 40
Views: 1630

Re: OP even for the Junk Drawer - Corona virus

Harold_V wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 6:34 pm
spro wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 3:17 pm
Our eyes don't sense pain
I'll try to keep that in mind the next time I have something in an eye. No pain. It's all in my head!
:lol:
by BigDumbDinosaur
Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: OCME Club Suspends Public events
Replies: 29
Views: 2259

Re: OCME Club Suspends Public events

What makes it worse is folks who are not taking it seriously. Below is the headline. I can't post the photos as they are copyright, but below is also a link to the story. One of the things I've learned in life is that I.Q. can be measured in negative numbers. Look at this in a positive way. COVID-1...
by BigDumbDinosaur
Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: OCME Club Suspends Public events
Replies: 29
Views: 2259

Re: OCME Club Suspends Public events

I can only hope I'm wrong, for if I'm not, we are going to experience deaths in numbers that numb the mind, just as is happening in Italy, but on a grand scale. The population density in much of Europe, as measured by average persons per square mile, is significantly higher than it is in North Amer...
by BigDumbDinosaur
Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:15 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: OP even for the Junk Drawer - Corona virus
Replies: 40
Views: 1630

Re: OP even for the Junk Drawer - Corona virus

This is particularly nasty. We people were suffering from something in 2019 . Already had the "flu" shot. Something else. Not allergies. This virus was let out last year and a killer. Your statement is alarmist. All viruses are "killers" if the host organism cannot resist the attack. Most healthy p...
by BigDumbDinosaur
Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:53 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: OP even for the Junk Drawer - Corona virus
Replies: 40
Views: 1630

Re: OP even for the Junk Drawer - Corona virus

As someone suggested on a news site, shut off the TV, put away your phone and take a contemplative stroll in the woods. We're being inundated with news about COVID-19, much of it hysterical. COVID-19 spreads the same way as other viruses of its type, which means good hygiene—as well as common sense—...
by BigDumbDinosaur
Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:40 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: McMaster-Carr
Replies: 3
Views: 356

Re: McMaster-Carr

Everyone loves McMaster-Carr for their quality products and delivery time, but I ordered a strip of brass, 1/16" thick x 1/4" wide x 24" long and it arrived in a box that measured 6" x 7" x 25". I also ordered an 1/8" end mill that arrived in a box that measured 6" x 3" x 9" and a 5' length of 1/2"...
by BigDumbDinosaur
Tue Mar 17, 2020 12:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Engine hoist capacity beware
Replies: 24
Views: 1628

Re: Engine hoist capacity beware

NOT true at all. Every mobile crane has an "on rubber" static and travel load charts, along with "on outriggers" load charts. I should clarify I was referring to advertised capacity, which is invariably stated as a static rating. Derricks are a fixed point hoist that are not capable of moving from ...
by BigDumbDinosaur
Mon Mar 16, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mystery drill bits
Replies: 15
Views: 1017

Re: Mystery drill bits

As to the 100-degree flathead probability, as an example, the drill I have with the 1/4-inch tip has a 3/8 body. A 1/4 dia. 100-degree flathead is .507 across the flat head. So that doesn't work. Perhaps there are aircraft flatheads with the proper o.d. There is some aircraft hardware out there tha...