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by BadDog
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mill & Lathe: Where to Put Them?
Replies: 33
Views: 762

Re: Mill & Lathe: Where to Put Them?

I would love to have a forklift, and have come across some SMOKING deals, but just can't justify one. However, I have 2 5k+ pallet jacks. One standard width, and another with wide forks. The wide one has some very simple weldments that adapt it to easily and safely move most everything in my shop. I...
by BadDog
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Plasma cutter options
Replies: 10
Views: 303

Re: Plasma cutter options

I can't offer much except to say I have a small Hypertherm 380 and absolutely love it for automotive style stuff. Most typical heavy cut is 1/4" material (typically brackets, gussets, etc), and it works great for that. I've cut up to 3/8" with modestly degrading performance, but it suffers from a ve...
by BadDog
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Harbor Freight 6000-Pound Lift Thoughts
Replies: 27
Views: 1931

Re: Harbor Freight 6000-Pound Lift Thoughts

LOL, seems that didn't translate well. As I said, "when you already have one". That was the crux of the entire post. If so, the space is permanently allocated anyway. And for the typical "home shop", it's not likely to have something on it all the time. So, like the school, reutilizing it as a table...
by BadDog
Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Harbor Freight 6000-Pound Lift Thoughts
Replies: 27
Views: 1931

Re: Harbor Freight 6000-Pound Lift Thoughts

It makes a GREAT table, when you already have the lift and it's not otherwise (or soon to be) occupied. Seems mine always has a truck of some sort on it these days, mostly my most recent build for myself. Local school did their beginning of year book acquisition in a sectioned off bay of the auto sh...
by BadDog
Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: 1911 Project
Replies: 19
Views: 1190

Re: 1911 Project

At one time I had lost interest in my normal projects, and I thought I would finish an unfinished AR-15 lower and build out from there. They're still setting in the box they arrived in. It's a big commitment to see a project like this through, and off road desert stuff has filled my plate again, so ...
by BadDog
Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Metabo "No-Tool" Hub on Angle Grinder Unscrews Self
Replies: 9
Views: 1355

Re: Metabo "No-Tool" Hub on Angle Grinder Unscrews Self

I'm far too clumsy (and often absent minded when focusing on the task) for that, I would invariably stick an ankle into it, or bump it and let it damage the floor and the disk. However, if the guard is in the right location (yes, I keep the guard on unless a specific need otherwise) I sometimes set ...
by BadDog
Sun Sep 29, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Metabo "No-Tool" Hub on Angle Grinder Unscrews Self
Replies: 9
Views: 1355

Re: Metabo "No-Tool" Hub on Angle Grinder Unscrews Self

All my cheap grinders have very effective brakes that don't unscrew the disk.

I just touch it to the surface I'm working on (not areas to remain pristine) whatever I'm grinding or cutting...
by BadDog
Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shelf Life
Replies: 28
Views: 2254

Re: Shelf Life

Agreed on all points
by BadDog
Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shelf Life
Replies: 28
Views: 2254

Re: Shelf Life

Yeah, mines the green x31 too. It's got it's good points, but it's not been what I thought it could be. Then again, I'm just not a big wood person.
by BadDog
Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shelf Life
Replies: 28
Views: 2254

Re: Shelf Life

Yes, X31.
by BadDog
Fri Sep 27, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shelf Life
Replies: 28
Views: 2254

Re: Shelf Life

I stand corrected. I have about 1800 sf. At 900 sf you have much less space than I do. My mistake, no idea why I thought you had a bigger shop. I'm much like you in ergonomic desire. I can get all the way around most anything (though some back paths tend to accumulate stuff), and unless in mid large...
by BadDog
Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shelf Life
Replies: 28
Views: 2254

Re: Shelf Life

I'm pretty sure you've got more space than I do.