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by liveaboard
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:09 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: CRASH.
Replies: 4
Views: 126

Re: CRASH.

I had the same thing happen while facing; after the event the driving gears just slipped. I didn't know that the driving gear was made to slip on a tapered shaft, and took it all apart. I was lucky, just a little turn of the knob was required. Since I'm self taught, I have no idea whether most or al...
by liveaboard
Sun Mar 22, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Covid 19 information
Replies: 13
Views: 565

Re: Covid 19 information

COVID-19 201 deaths in 61 days, 3.2/day, 1.3% lethality Flu 2100 deaths in 122 days, 17.21/day, 0.045% lethality Suicide deaths 132/day, 100% lethality Traffic-related deaths in 2018 36,560, 100/day, 100% lethatlity Terry Miller You state that suicide and traffic death is 100% fatal, but covid 19 i...
by liveaboard
Sun Mar 22, 2020 3:18 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Covid 19 information
Replies: 13
Views: 565

Re: Covid 19 information

Suicide attempts are not 100% fatal, and neither are traffic accidents. Your number are biased. Regular flu deaths are overwhelmingly those with significant weakening due to pre-existing conditions. Covid 19 kills those too, but also many healthy working people. Deaths are low because it's just the ...
by liveaboard
Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Door switch magnets
Replies: 5
Views: 417

Re: Door switch magnets

You have to do crazy things sometimes when you can't get a $1 part that fits.
by liveaboard
Fri Mar 20, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: OP even for the Junk Drawer - Corona virus
Replies: 31
Views: 1048

Re: OP even for the Junk Drawer - Corona virus

Googles or a full face shield, and particle masks.
We have the gear.
by liveaboard
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Eye bolt rating
Replies: 23
Views: 1255

Re: Eye bolt rating

And a few days after responding to this thread, I get this spam email; "Rigging Products-Lifting Eye Bolt"
Coincidence?
by liveaboard
Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: OP even for the Junk Drawer - Corona virus
Replies: 31
Views: 1048

Re: OP even for the Junk Drawer - Corona virus

"Most" More than half. Sure, the human race won't be wiped out. very reassuring. Actually, the mortality rate seems to be holding at around 2%. that's really very high for a virus that is so incredibly infectious. Maybe I'm also being alarmist; but if the house is on fire, there needs to be an alarm.
by liveaboard
Thu Mar 19, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: OP even for the Junk Drawer - Corona virus
Replies: 31
Views: 1048

Re: OP even for the Junk Drawer - Corona virus

Stay in your workshops for a while; I guess most of us are fairly happy to be alone with our machines anyway.

I know I am.

Take care, everyone. Too much caution might make you feel and look silly, but it won't kill you.
by liveaboard
Wed Mar 18, 2020 2:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Engine hoist capacity beware
Replies: 24
Views: 1271

Re: Engine hoist capacity beware

Afaik OSHA rules and regulations only cover the equipment being used and the employee's working at any job site. There authority does not cover what can and can't be sold throughout the U.S. This is important. People assume that this sort of gear must be safe if sold in a US shop, safe meaning a sa...
by liveaboard
Tue Mar 17, 2020 5:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Eye bolt rating
Replies: 23
Views: 1255

Re: Eye bolt rating

If you're in a hurry, bore holes in some nice steel strip, cut tabs off, and weld them to your square tube frame. You could do all 4 in 20 minutes or less if a drill press and saw are available to you. In a pinch, really fast, flame or plasma cut the holes + all. cheap, fast, strong, safe. The only ...
by liveaboard
Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Engine hoist capacity beware
Replies: 24
Views: 1271

Re: Engine hoist capacity beware

could not buy the metal for the price at which imports were selling. I often have this problem. Maybe the material isn't quite as much as a readymade thing, but it's so close that I don't feel clever. Then I look at those thin steel parts with cheese bolts stuck through, get some steel, go home, an...
by liveaboard
Mon Mar 16, 2020 2:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: solid rivets
Replies: 33
Views: 1735

Re: solid rivets

I haven't succeeded in cutting super straight like an ornamental hedge. Basically, I get the tractor into the right position and sight over the hood at something off the far corner, and move along keeping in line with that point. Sometimes it works... Other times I'm too deep and hit something I can...