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by mcostello
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Magnetic linear scales - are they good?
Replies: 10
Views: 1530

Re: Magnetic linear scales - are they good?

I bought the cheapest set of scales from DR Pro's. Having heard of some of the problems associated with using a DTI and overhang etc. I tried a different approach. The longest micrometer standard I have is 11", it is untested as I don't have a mic that big. I used an edge finder and touched both end...
by mcostello
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Surface Grinder
Replies: 4
Views: 920

Re: Surface Grinder

No never found anything.
by mcostello
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Surface Grinder
Replies: 4
Views: 920

Re: Surface Grinder

Have one that looks the same, only one door is the only difference. Mine is labeled MSC but they deny it. :)
by mcostello
Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: how to use youtube?
Replies: 12
Views: 1524

Re: how to use yooutube?

If They would take a picture of Me in the airport through My skivvies I bet it would give the most hardened peeper heart burn and sore eyes.
by mcostello
Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: how to use youtube?
Replies: 12
Views: 1524

Re: how to use yooutube?

Want to try something interesting........... search for something today. Search for same thing tomorrow and get totally different results, sometimes the previous days result is not there anymore. Sounds like Someone else coughed up more money that day.
by mcostello
Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Consequences due to lack of penetration because of inexperience welders.
Replies: 32
Views: 4995

Re: Consequences due to lack of penetration because of inexperience welders.

The same stuff that is being torn down today.We need the reminders, just like the reminders of old, grand machinery and how it was used. There steered it back to shop machinery related.
by mcostello
Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Replace v belt question
Replies: 8
Views: 1178

Re: Replace v belt question

Businesses will not miss an opportunity to make a buck. Someone will fill the void.
by mcostello
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Consequences due to lack of penetration because of inexperience welders.
Replies: 32
Views: 4995

Re: Consequences due to lack of penetration because of inexperience welders.

Ever since Eve bit the apple (not blaming anyone) We have made bad mistakes, that's why learning History is important.
by mcostello
Sun Jun 30, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Chainsaw Sharpening: Files v. Gadgets
Replies: 32
Views: 4254

Re: Chainsaw Sharpening: Files v. Gadgets

Just to clarify, I was not talking about a bent blade, just a bar that wears unevenly across the top.
by mcostello
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Chainsaw Sharpening: Files v. Gadgets
Replies: 32
Views: 4254

Re: Chainsaw Sharpening: Files v. Gadgets

As a hint, When Your saw does not cut square and everything You have done does not help, just take Your trusty square and place it along the side of the bar and see if the grooves are not worn unevenly. How to fix? CAUTION- machinist related- just put them on Your belt sander table that has been che...
by mcostello
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Chainsaw Sharpening: Files v. Gadgets
Replies: 32
Views: 4254

Re: Chainsaw Sharpening: Files v. Gadgets

Saw shops seem to do that here, easily taking a third of the tooth off. I just use a Dremel and MK1 eyeball it.
by mcostello
Sun Jun 02, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Practical use for 303 stainless drops
Replies: 5
Views: 2933

Re: Practical use for 303 stainless drops

Keep them marked, never know when You might get different material. Nothing quite as surprising as "mystery metal."