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by thunderskunk
Thu Jul 30, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: What happened to Don Cossitt?
Replies: 2
Views: 230

Re: What happened to Don Cossitt?

I’m still wondering which is worse; knowing the government controls propaganda or having no clue who’s pulling the strings.
by thunderskunk
Tue Jun 16, 2020 1:19 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: CMM chassis for great DIY cnc build: $300
Replies: 5
Views: 954

Re: CMM chassis for great DIY cnc build: $300

Mike Walsh wrote:Be one heck of a 3d printer too.
I’m a terrible salesman, but I gotta believe it’d be overkill for 3D printing.
by thunderskunk
Sun Jun 14, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: CMM chassis for great DIY cnc build: $300
Replies: 5
Views: 954

Re: CMM chassis for great DIY cnc build: $300

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by thunderskunk
Sun Jun 14, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: CMM chassis for great DIY cnc build: $300
Replies: 5
Views: 954

CMM chassis for great DIY cnc build: $300

Hey gents, What you have here is a fine piece of metrology history: this was an old Mitutoyo manual CMM with semi-automatic functions. Super weird design. I thought I was going to restore it, but I bought a Renishaw Equator that’s not from the Cold War era. As a bonus, it actually functions. Anyways...
by thunderskunk
Wed Jun 10, 2020 9:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: IMTS 2020 Canceled
Replies: 1
Views: 709

Re: IMTS 2020 Canceled

They advertise in all the trade magazines, and I wondered if they would be greedy enough to actually have 130,000 individuals NOT at the required distance, and some Trumpies refusing to wear masks! What does whether you do or don’t like Trump have to do with wearing a mask? It was the right decisio...
by thunderskunk
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: 3 in 1 Machine - How Do You Move This 507 lb Machine?
Replies: 32
Views: 12271

3 in 1 Machine - How Do You Move This 507 lb Machine?

I really hope the OP figured this out; 6 years is a long time to do all your machining in the prone from the floor.
by thunderskunk
Thu May 28, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Paint help
Replies: 27
Views: 7298

Re: Paint help

Greg, I’ve decided to stay away from All Rustoleum paint. I’ve found that it chips badly at the slightest impact with any metal object. Frustrating how easily it chips, and how big the flakes are that pop off the surface. No more for me! Alternatantly, when I refinished my Ottaway, couple years ago...
by thunderskunk
Wed May 27, 2020 6:29 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Cylinder honing
Replies: 15
Views: 3160

Re: Cylinder honing

So my only experience with a Sunnen is professional; we’d drill and bore aluminum parts then hone just about every single hole, from .080 to 3” diameter. For the most part setting up the boring bar was more work than it was worth, and our mills were pushing 35 years old, so the honing was more to ma...
by thunderskunk
Wed May 20, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: The 1" Kozo A3 that never was (a bit of a CAD rambling)
Replies: 22
Views: 3907

Re: The 1" Kozo A3 that never was (a bit of a CAD rambling)

Just kidding: was window shopping and “accidentally” hit the buy now button. Oh well.

Man I suck at budgeting.
by thunderskunk
Tue May 19, 2020 5:24 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 90-Ton 2-8-2 Build, 1.5"/ft. Scale, 7.5" Gauge
Replies: 115
Views: 62543

Re: 90-Ton 2-8-2 Build, 1.5"/ft. Scale, 7.5" Gauge

I think I’ve crossed paths with your build thread a few times here; that’s one sharp looking engine! Great choice and fine modeling.
by thunderskunk
Mon May 18, 2020 9:20 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: The 1" Kozo A3 that never was (a bit of a CAD rambling)
Replies: 22
Views: 3907

Re: The 1" Kozo A3 that never was (a bit of a CAD rambling)

Speaking of, I’m pretty sure I bought my Kozo A3 book straight off DLS. Now it’s all on amazon and the only one available is “used good” for $150? $150??? What is going on here...

I looked it up on Village press, and they still have it at $50. Life on earth can continue. I was getting worried.