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by liveaboard
Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Backing up computer files
Replies: 24
Views: 591

Re: Backing up computer files

Take out the hard drive and put it into an external box with USB connection; then connect it to a working PC.
You can download data recovery software. I've used it successfully.
But of course, if the HD is physically broken, your sunk.
by liveaboard
Wed Apr 10, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Measuring a diameter without a caliper
Replies: 19
Views: 677

Re: Measuring a diameter without a caliper

Make a caliper; a C or D of steel with a screw on one end to adjust.
of course, after that you'll still only be able to measure the gap with whatever measuring tool you have.
Or you could take your home made caliper to a shop that has a big caliper.
by liveaboard
Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: holesaw on a lathe
Replies: 11
Views: 632

Re: holesaw on a lathe

Yes, each plate has a short piece of heavy tube on the other side; the tubes are part of the build. I actually bored right into the inner walls [with the lathe boring tool, not the holesaw] because the upper bearing is thicker than the plate. In the past I've done the same thing, but then cut the tu...
by liveaboard
Sun Apr 07, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: holesaw on a lathe
Replies: 11
Views: 632

Re: holesaw on a lathe

The chips jamb the blade for sure; vertical seems to work a lot better, I think because the chips come out easier. I was also withdrawing the blade often to help. I drilled one 8mm hole on the larger cut, and the chips were worming on out. The little crane; I wanted something very compact to fit ins...
by liveaboard
Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: holesaw on a lathe
Replies: 11
Views: 632

holesaw on a lathe

Roughing out a large hole in a thick plate [20mm, 7/8"] on my small lathe. I decided to try a holesaw; and was pleasantly surprised at how easily it went. A bit of coolant from a spray bottle and it cut through pretty quick, with minimal binding or chatter. holesaw on lathe.jpg So I decided to try a...
by liveaboard
Tue Apr 02, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Time to have some fun!
Replies: 9
Views: 619

Re: Time to have some fun!

Everyone I know who is retired says they are busier now than when they worked! Dave Yes; I just bought a new hobby. My neighbors think it's a car. If I was working, I wouldn't have time to work. The only trouble is that the work I do now costs money instead of earning money. I often have to stop wo...
by liveaboard
Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Threading without the end groove
Replies: 36
Views: 8641

Re: Threading without the end groove

My ancient lathe has no threading dial, no brake, no clever pull out gizmos. And as a newby, my skills are [shall we say] still in development. So I've had my struggles. A trick I found; a white paint mark on the work really helps. I count the rotations and pull out the tool as the paintmark makes t...
by liveaboard
Sun Mar 24, 2019 6:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Teeter Totter finger for dial indicator
Replies: 20
Views: 954

Re: Teeter Totter finger for dial indicator

So, what happens if it is posted in Portugal. We will be there for a week in June and a few bits would fit in the corner of the suitcase. Local post works just fine and no one notices things like that in a suitcase; lordy, the things I've brought in suitcases! Anywhere in the EU can post buy / sell...
by liveaboard
Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Teeter Totter finger for dial indicator
Replies: 20
Views: 954

Re: Teeter Totter finger for dial indicator

the U.K. attachments are actually all located in the U.S. There should be no "paper work" or duty taxes. The last one listed is from Connecticut and shipping was free. For the others, the shipping was only $5. I can certainly see that shipping to Portugal might be more problematic than to a place i...
by liveaboard
Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Teeter Totter finger for dial indicator
Replies: 20
Views: 954

Re: Teeter Totter finger for dial indicator

Yes, those are the ones I saw; in the US and expensive. + $17 postage too.
Then it will be stuck in customs until I submit paperwork that doesn't exist and pay 50% duty on the total inc. shipping.
It seems like a nice simple thing, but it's much cheaper to buy a new lever type dial indicator.
by liveaboard
Sat Mar 23, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Teeter Totter finger for dial indicator
Replies: 20
Views: 954

Re: Teeter Totter finger for dial indicator

I just checked on ebay UK, only found a few and they were in the US.
And expensive.
Maybe they're known by a different term in UK.
If anyone knows the German, French, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, or Portuguese term...
by liveaboard
Thu Mar 21, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: The Photo Album
Topic: Patio's projects
Replies: 449
Views: 94318

Re: Patio's projects

Summer solstice [longest day of the year] will be on June 21.
Today, March 20, was the spring equinox when day and night are of equal length.

You do nice work.