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by liveaboard
Sat Oct 19, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vise Squad
Replies: 22
Views: 1721

Re: Vise Squad

I agree.
I've never met a rigid swivel vise. the value of the movement is small and the cost is high.
If I made such a thing, it would have a 1" x 8" base and some sort of insane clamp. but even that would be a compromise.
by liveaboard
Fri Oct 18, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: THE END!
Replies: 7
Views: 150

Re: THE END!

Information loss has always been an issue; paper burns or rots, memories fade, you can't carve much in stone and even that won't last forever.
In this case, the information is simply being discarded because no one is willing to pay for it's maintenance.
by liveaboard
Fri Oct 18, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electrical wiring in the home shop.
Replies: 37
Views: 667

Re: Electrical wiring in the home shop.

When you say whole system GFI, does that mean the main breaker is a GFI type? There is a main breaker [or fuse on older boxes] and a gfi in series. Now that GFI's are cheaper, the norm is to put several in the breaker box, so that the entire house [or whatever] doesn't lose power when one trips. I ...
by liveaboard
Fri Oct 18, 2019 3:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electrical wiring in the home shop.
Replies: 37
Views: 667

Re: Electrical wiring in the home shop.

Liveaboard wrote “You Americans would be shocked [hopefully not literally so] to see Euro installations. .” Because of the way their system is designed, they don’t use a ground, so you can touch any one wire and not get shocked, but if you touch both, you will feel that. Like any system, there is g...
by liveaboard
Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: Buy Acetylene Outfit for Both Acetylene and Propane?
Replies: 48
Views: 4343

Re: Buy Acetylene Outfit for Both Acetylene and Propane?

Acetylene is much nicer to use; if someone else is paying for it.
I use propane + oxygen for heating, cutting, and brazing.
by liveaboard
Thu Oct 17, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mill & Lathe: Where to Put Them?
Replies: 33
Views: 879

Re: Mill & Lathe: Where to Put Them?

The answer is simple; level the lathe in a spot where stock can extend outwards, if necessary, through a window or door.

Make the mill mobile.
by liveaboard
Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electrical wiring in the home shop.
Replies: 37
Views: 667

Re: Electrical wiring in the home shop.

You Americans would be shocked [hopefully not literally so] to see Euro installations. 220v, 380V all in plastic. Plastic tube with loose wires or multi-wire cables, plastic junction boxes, plastic breaker boxes. Even in industrial shops. Metal conduit! Yikes, what a hassle. You might expect there t...
by liveaboard
Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Torx bits
Replies: 4
Views: 156

Re: Torx bits

They're standard things, get them from wherever you buy tools.
Get good ones from wherever you buy good tools.
by liveaboard
Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mill & Lathe: Where to Put Them?
Replies: 33
Views: 879

Re: Mill & Lathe: Where to Put Them?

Machinist I knew in India had a window with a grill over it, had a ring set in that lined up with the headstock bore.
I suppose you could do that with the tailstock end too.
by liveaboard
Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:36 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Screwcutting not picking up in the same place
Replies: 19
Views: 552

Re: Screwcutting not picking up in the same place

I have no threading dial; I'm a reverser. It's like everything, it takes a little practice. Whenever possible I have an end groove the depth of the thread. I shut off the power and pull the tool out with a quick turn of the cross slide wheel. Sometimes, when things are tight, I reverse for a moment ...
by liveaboard
Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BIG bed planer
Replies: 7
Views: 438

Re: BIG bed planer

I told my wife I bought a new bed.
She said she likes the old bed.
Ok, I said, I'll just put it in the workshop...
by liveaboard
Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Steel plate identification
Replies: 22
Views: 1229

Re: Steel plate identification

I once made a compressor bracket for a diesel engine from some hard brittle scrapyard plate like that; it cracked. I welded and gusseted it, it cracked again.
I would suggest getting some other material for your transmission mounts.