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by Jorg50
Fri Sep 18, 2020 10:05 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Trying to prevent ribbing on tapers
Replies: 22
Views: 4315

Re: Trying to prevent ribbing on tapers

Mauro addressed the issue correctly. It is not easy to use a compound and achieve a uniform cut, due to deflection of the slide as you apply pressure. You may find that loosening the gib so the slide moves easily may improve the finish, but don't count on it. Best way to eliminate the problem is to...
by Jorg50
Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:22 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Fed up
Replies: 19
Views: 10297

Re: Fed up

Why is it when a friend or family member needs help with something, your there to help, but when you need a helping hand ,everybody disappears or gives you every excuse under the sun why they can't be there. Over the years I've learned how to do everything myself so I don't have to rely on anyone. ...
by Jorg50
Thu Jul 23, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Way OT, recommend a good refrigerator...
Replies: 39
Views: 12374

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

As a member of a board populated by guys who fix things, you realize, of course, the blow this represents to my ego, my masculinity and my self-image. As a person who fixes the unfixable and repairs the unrepairable, one who, when someone says, “You can’t fix that,” replies, “Watch me,” one who, wh...
by Jorg50
Wed Jul 22, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Frustration...
Replies: 25
Views: 10844

Re: Frustration...

A mechanic should have at least some background of engineering. Once I was explaining how a certain job should be done to a engineer, at the end of our conversation he told me , you are too complicated. Well for someone who doesn´t know the subject! When we don´t know something it is always difficul...
by Jorg50
Wed Jul 22, 2020 6:56 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Frustration...
Replies: 25
Views: 10844

Re: Frustration...

<snip> My foreman made my life so miserable, I left 6 weeks later. Go figure. I had a similar experience. My conclusion is that when a worker outshines leadership, the worker is a threat. Jealousy on the part of the foreman tends to result in badgering of the perceived threat, with the distinct pos...
by Jorg50
Tue Jul 21, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Harold!
Replies: 33
Views: 10090

Re: Harold!

Harold, thank God you are better and getting back. I would say that you are a master mind. The experience that you have share is priceless. There is a saying: The people that are secretive about their work do not know what they are doing. Which is not your case! You have taught me a lot from soft Ja...
by Jorg50
Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: Sheet Metal Fabrication
Topic: Chop saw
Replies: 25
Views: 13551

Re: Chop saw

Anyway, thank you very much Harold for taking the time to answer. At least now I know what to look for, most sellers just want to sell you a disc and don´t care what is the composition of it.
by Jorg50
Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Sheet Metal Fabrication
Topic: Chop saw
Replies: 25
Views: 13551

Re: Chop saw

Harold, I am having difficulty in getting the grinding disc that you have recommended "aluminum oxide" none of the manuals specify what they are made. Do you know if there is a reference or code with numbers or letters to identify this disc?
Thanks in advance for all of your help!
by Jorg50
Fri Jun 05, 2020 6:20 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: my workbench
Replies: 10
Views: 4371

Re: my workbench

As much as hate the fact, my mess keep climbing up to the point I spend more time looking for things or wiggling a space to do the next operation that actually doing useful work. Then I clean up. The process soon restart. I think I getting better though. Thank God I am not the only one :). To get a...
by Jorg50
Fri Jun 05, 2020 5:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making carbide tipped boring bars
Replies: 8
Views: 2678

Re: Making carbide tipped boring bars

I do agree with you liveaboard, vídeos do have their value but a picture and a detail explanation if written and then printed can viewed many times without getting to the computer.
by Jorg50
Fri Jun 05, 2020 5:13 am
Forum: Sheet Metal Fabrication
Topic: Chop saw
Replies: 25
Views: 13551

Re: Chop saw

Harold, thank you for taking the time to assist me with this issue and explaining in detail as always. I have bought several brands of griding discs for steel for this chop saw with no sucess as you can see in my post up above. My surprise is that when the chop saw does not cut because the metal got...
by Jorg50
Thu Jun 04, 2020 4:02 am
Forum: Sheet Metal Fabrication
Topic: Chop saw
Replies: 25
Views: 13551

Re: Chop saw

This is right for the material that I am cutting which is iron, it has on the grinding disc for steel the dimension of the grinding disc 355x3x25.4 millimeters, 3860 RPM, 72m/s. The Dewalt for stell same dimensions, 4300 RPM, 80 m/s. Rapolex also same dimensions 3500 RPM max 100m/s. Dronco 350x2.8x2...