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by neanderman
Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: rotary table
Replies: 8
Views: 5459

Re: rotary table

When I was shopping, I had many of the same questions and ended up with a 10" Phase II.

That said, it will take my engine hoist, or something attached to the ceiling, to lift it off and on.

So do pay attention to weight!
by neanderman
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The home shop machinist, health of the hobby
Replies: 122
Views: 26382

Re: The home shop machinist, health of the hobby

AllenH59 wrote:
Tue Nov 12, 2019 12:29 am
This will also be an adventure. I am pretty sure my accuracy skills and patience are good enough now to do a good job of this.
Best wishes!

I look forward to your questions/updates, etc.
by neanderman
Mon Nov 11, 2019 2:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Made a shop press
Replies: 23
Views: 800

Re: Made a shop press

Very nice job.
by neanderman
Wed Nov 06, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The home shop machinist, health of the hobby
Replies: 122
Views: 26382

Re: The home shop machinist, health of the hobby

TimTheGrim wrote:
Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:13 pm
Well, after two grueling final shifts, I’m retired. My land line will now be retired as well.
It is my hope to follow suit soon.
by neanderman
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: casting in the third world
Replies: 16
Views: 3415

Re: casting in the third world

Harold_V wrote:
Wed Jul 31, 2019 3:43 pm
It's hard and dirty work, a tough way to make a living.

It still fascinates me! :wink:
You are not alone!
by neanderman
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: casting in the third world
Replies: 16
Views: 3415

Re: casting in the third world

Harold_V wrote:
Thu Jul 18, 2019 1:52 am

Imagine casting any metal in bare feet!
Exactly!
by neanderman
Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The home shop machinist, health of the hobby
Replies: 122
Views: 26382

Re: The home shop machinist, health of the hobby

That's the one thing that tempts me to trade in my flip phone -- I understand there are apps available for smart phones to filter out the spam calls. I don't use an app -- if I get a call from a number that is either not in my contacts, or that I don't recognize -- I just don't answer it! If they d...
by neanderman
Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The home shop machinist, health of the hobby
Replies: 122
Views: 26382

Re: The home shop machinist, health of the hobby

A lot of the blame can be put on the advent of the cell phone. People no longer have to search journals, books, libraries for information. Everything is at their finger tips with the cell phone and it will get worse. To an extent, this is true. But not everything (yet...) is on the web. I still con...
by neanderman
Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electrical wiring in the home shop.
Replies: 61
Views: 5305

Re: Electrical wiring in the home shop.

I'm extremely cautious when working on electrical wiring, always throwing the breaker on whatever circuit I'm working on. But when I'm working in the main panel, it gets tricky as I generally don't want to cut the main. In those situations, I ask my GF/SO to be present, explaining to her that, if I ...
by neanderman
Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: Building in isolated location
Replies: 551
Views: 97332

Re: OT: Building in isolated location

warmstrong1955 wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:51 pm

May I suggest a try at,
a 5 gallon bucket
a broom
and a 6-pack.

What could possibly go wrong?
Nothing!
by neanderman
Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Driver machining order
Replies: 17
Views: 2356

Re: Driver machining order

Put the drivers on the axles (along with all the items required on the axles) with the intent never to be removed again Turn the complete tread, flanges, front and back faces between centers. Scotty If you've ever seen a wheel lathe, that is exactly how they do it on the 1:1 scale -- on the engines...
by neanderman
Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electrical wiring in the home shop.
Replies: 61
Views: 5305

Re: Electrical wiring in the home shop.

I believe all basement outlets require a GFCI?

Regardless, all of mine are.