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by RONALD
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:30 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Harold!
Replies: 30
Views: 701

Re: Harold!

Here is another email from Harold's wife, Susan, sent out 2:30 AM CDT. I do not keep such hours and just opened it at 8:15 AM CDT. Wow. I'm really touched by all the positive responses I've received from family and friends. I know Harold will be too when he reads them tomorrow. I appreciate you post...
by RONALD
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:24 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Harold!
Replies: 30
Views: 701

Re: Harold!

The following came in as an email around 4PM CDT my time, Harold is in PDT I believe. Thanks, Ron. I talked to Harold a while ago, and he sounded fine. A little bored, but fine. They won't let me visit because of the COVID-19 thing, but we talk on the phone a lot. He just called and said the doctor ...
by RONALD
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Harold!
Replies: 30
Views: 701

Harold!

Just opened up this email from Harold's wife, it was sent out in the early AM. On behalf of all of us at The Home Machinist, we wish Harold a speedy recovery. Home Machinist writings, Induction Furnace, many other project, pale in comparison to ones Health; the number one project for all of us! Hell...
by RONALD
Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Made In America
Replies: 2
Views: 433

Made In America

https://www.starrett.com/dms/flipbooks/ ... tml?page=4

The above is a site that was sent to me today about Starrett being American made!

It should be of interest to ALL Home Machinists.
by RONALD
Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:36 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Way OT, recommend a good refrigerator...
Replies: 34
Views: 1654

Re: Way OT, recommend a good refrigerator...

When we built our house in the 70’s, I installed a Sub-Zero Refrigerator in the Kitchen. By around 1998, it was functioning but was getting a little worn inside. We bought a new Sub-Zero in May of 1998, and before I installed it, I reinforced the floor, they are too heavy for the ordinary sub-floori...
by RONALD
Tue Jun 09, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: IMTS 2020 Canceled
Replies: 1
Views: 417

IMTS 2020 Canceled

The International Manufacturing Technology Show, IMTS 2020, in September, finally had the same fate as many other technical shows and conferences. There is no way to have such a massive show of equipment on line. They advertise in all the trade magazines, and I wondered if they would be greedy enoug...
by RONALD
Sun Jun 07, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Machinery Course Textbook Recommendation
Replies: 7
Views: 792

Re: Machinery Course Textbook Recommendation

In other posts, I had mentioned that when they closed the Machine Shop of Russ H.in 2003, I had paid into the Shop Department $500 for a B&S #2 Mill and another $500 for tool room and other contents. Russ used "Machining Fundamentals by John R. Walker 1998 Edition. There were ~ 50 of the books just ...
by RONALD
Fri Jun 05, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brown and Sharp Micrometer
Replies: 13
Views: 1513

Re: Brown and Sharp Micrometer

Ye Olde Lane Tech with its vast number of Shops, and large Technical Drawing Department first started eliminating shops in the 1980's, the last, auto shop, closing around 2015. Around 2016, the Principal called the remaining Tech Drawing people during the summer and rudely told them their jobs were ...
by RONALD
Fri Jun 05, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brown and Sharp Micrometer
Replies: 13
Views: 1513

Re: Brown and Sharp Micrometer

Now, if you want a real big Micrometer how about this one: I've had this on Home Machinist before, it is actually a 10 to 1 model of a 1 Inch Micrometer, that I restored a few years ago. In 1928, they were capable of making all the parts, except the base, which is an old grinder pedistal. Today, the...
by RONALD
Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: AlloyAvenue
Replies: 2
Views: 638

Re: AlloyAvenue

The site "The Home Foundry" asked the same thing I did above, and no one seems to know what is going on. It certainly is a strange way we interact with Web. http://forums.thehomefoundry.org/index.php?threads/alloy-avenue.1068/page-3 Home Foundry is a recent edition to metal casting sites, and does n...
by RONALD
Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brown and Sharp Micrometer
Replies: 13
Views: 1513

Re: Brown and Sharp Micrometer

I sent a retired colleague of mine who taught Machine Shop your question, and here is hisreply. Russ was a super teacher had the students learning CAM with a little CAD, did not matter to the BOE, they closed his shop anyway, and I got to buy some of the machinery. Because he also also had a Certifi...
by RONALD
Sun May 31, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: AlloyAvenue
Replies: 2
Views: 638

AlloyAvenue

The site AlloyAvenue, which has been around almost as long as this site, but with different names, now appears to be out of business. One gets: "Server currently undergoing maintenance", but that has been going on for many weeks. They had lots of good casting information, and sometimes outright dang...