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by neanderman
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shop Build (help appreciated!)
Replies: 79
Views: 8743

Re: Shop Build (help appreciated!)

Another vote for what I presume other's have recommended: engineered joists. ... I know of two types of 'engineered joists'. Those that are 3 or 4 manufactured 2 x 8 (or 6 or 10) and those that are flat trusses fab'd out of 2 x 4s with pin plates at the joints. Good points. My familiarity is with t...
by neanderman
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: India Stones
Replies: 6
Views: 1022

Re: India Stones

No need to pay someone to flatten one. There is a well known process to flatten any surface using a total of three 'flat' objects. I can't recall the details, but if you google 'flatten surface,' I suspect you'll find it.
by neanderman
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: making a cast iron riser block
Replies: 7
Views: 1088

Re: making a cast iron riser block

What mill do you have?
by neanderman
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rotary table Lubrication
Replies: 10
Views: 1116

Re: Rotary table Lubrication

IIRC, I think my Phase II RT said to use hydraulic oil. I'll have to look tomorrow.
by neanderman
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shop Build (help appreciated!)
Replies: 79
Views: 8743

Re: Shop Build (help appreciated!)

Another vote for what I presume other's have recommended: engineered joists. And I agree that I'd want to be able to use the ceiling for holding some sort of lift, crane, whatever, at least above certain machines. Moving things from one machine to another is easy enough with mover's dollies; but lif...
by neanderman
Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: New member saying hi!
Replies: 6
Views: 1786

Re: New member saying hi!

Welcome aboard! We're a pretty friendly bunch and there is some real expertise here. So don't hesitate to ask a question, no matter how simplistic it might seem. No one is going to flame you (because Harold don't cotton to that!)
by neanderman
Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: Building in isolated location
Replies: 537
Views: 82405

Re: OT: Building in isolated location

Congratulations! Quite the undertaking and thanks for sharing.
by neanderman
Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What do you call this 'whattayacallit'?
Replies: 7
Views: 1278

Re: What do you call this 'whattayacallit'?

John Hasler wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:28 pm
SteveHGraham wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:22 pm
Pro tip RE overdosing on Metamucil: you're not supposed to smoke it.
So you tried it? What was it like?
I don't recommend you take it IV either; it'll really clog you up!
by neanderman
Fri Jan 25, 2019 11:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Large pan for evaporust-ing
Replies: 7
Views: 1286

Re: Large pan for evaporust-ing

Nice solution (no pun intended... :D )!
by neanderman
Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:49 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: Enfield p14 question
Replies: 4
Views: 1370

Re: Enfield p14 question

Daoh! That sucks.
by neanderman
Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steam in Nashville
Replies: 27
Views: 5963

Re: Steam in Nashville

Awesome to see yet another locomotive return to steam!
by neanderman
Sat Jan 05, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Storing End Mills
Replies: 18
Views: 3702

Re: Storing End Mills

tornitore45 wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:14 am
I have found that wood holes to stick things into or boards drilled and then split, rust the tools they hold. I don't know why.
Must be the environment humidity or that jug of muriatic acid you saved.
That would do it, but it might also be the wood. What species have you been using?