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by SteveM
Wed Dec 11, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fire Danger
Replies: 10
Views: 207

Re: Fire Danger

We were brought up with "oily rags - fire danger!!!!" without any context. From what I understand, the oils that can do this are "drying oils". As they dry, they generate heat. The best example of this is linseed oil, which is why your fire was started in the wood finishing area. I've never heard of...
by SteveM
Wed Dec 11, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drill Bit Storage for a Hoarder
Replies: 15
Views: 367

Re: Drill Bit Storage for a Hoarder

neanderman wrote:
Wed Dec 11, 2019 3:34 am
warmstrong1955 wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:38 pm

What a generous offer!

:)
I'm sure he was just trying to be supportive...
It's easy to be generous when it's not yours.

That's one of the primary rules of politics.

Steve
by SteveM
Tue Dec 10, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drill Bit Storage for a Hoarder
Replies: 15
Views: 367

Re: Drill Bit Storage for a Hoarder

Between the drill bits I got from my dad, and others I've picked up at garage sales, at one point I had more than 50 lbs of drill bits (not including MT and S&D bits). I sharpened a bunch, made sets and we sold them at a tag sale a few weeks ago (probably sold 10 -12 sets) but I still have a lot. I ...
by SteveM
Tue Dec 10, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: metric drill swap
Replies: 3
Views: 144

Re: metric drill swap

leeko wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:50 pm
Drills don't take much space!
You haven't seen my shop.

Steve
by SteveM
Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: metric drill swap
Replies: 3
Views: 144

metric drill swap

I picked up an auction lot that came with some metric drills, which I have little use for. They are all sizes in 10ths of a millimeter (e.g. 8.9 mm) and none are whole or half millimeter. They range from about 4mm to 10mm There are about three dozen drills and all appear to be either new or little u...
by SteveM
Tue Dec 10, 2019 5:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drill Bit Storage for a Hoarder
Replies: 15
Views: 367

Re: Drill Bit Storage for a Hoarder

I wouldn't have room in the garage for 9 cabinets, much less be able to populate them. If you put eight of them arranged in a square with the side of one next to the back of the adjacent one, you could put them on a lazy susan and they would take up a space about 20" square. That's my plan, althoug...
by SteveM
Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Power HACKSAW question
Replies: 9
Views: 252

Re: Power HACKSAW question

I had one that didn't lift and I think I spent more time replacing blades than sawing.

Seriously, I think I had to put a new blade on every few cuts.

I have an HF horizontal bandsaw blade and eat will eat a power hacksaw for lunch. I don't see any reason to have a power hacksaw.

Steve
by SteveM
Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drill Bit Storage for a Hoarder
Replies: 15
Views: 367

Re: Drill Bit Storage for a Hoarder

I have nine of these: https://aqjhj5aebf-flywheel.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/EDP13000-m.jpg They are made by Huot. I have them for fractional, letter and number drills as well as taps, reamers and end mills. I just picked up a metric master dispenser cheap at an auction and I'm going ...
by SteveM
Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:25 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: My 12" 4 jaw has gained weight.
Replies: 14
Views: 344

Re: My 12" 4 jaw has gained weight.

What you need is something some people call a "sky hook".

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This design allows you to balance the weight.

Steve
by SteveM
Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Piston or Wedge QCTP.
Replies: 5
Views: 259

Re: Piston or Wedge QCTP.

BadDog wrote:
Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:54 am
...and the rest CDCO provided.
CDCO has the best price on toolholders, and if you don't have enough toolholders, it's not quick change.

As with most toolholders (including Phase II) replace the screws. Get a box if quality setscrews (e.g. HoloChrome).

Steve
by SteveM
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Piston or Wedge QCTP.
Replies: 5
Views: 259

Re: Piston or Wedge QCTP.

In a word: Wedge All else equal, wedge is better. That said, I bought a generic wedge toolpost and it wasn't as good as my piston Phase II, so I dumped it and went back. I eventually got a Phase II wedge, and it's an improvement. While parting, the toolholder would actually rock, as it wasn't being ...
by SteveM
Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: propane question
Replies: 29
Views: 3660

Re: propane question

Harold_V wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 2:40 am
I was chastised for suggesting adding heat to propane bottles.
My dad ran a steam line around the tank in the tank car. If it iced up, he just opened up a valve in the cab for a few minutes.

Steve