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by Charles
Sun Mar 06, 2005 9:46 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: US POST OFFICE
Replies: 11
Views: 3134

Re: US POST OFFICE

I have had lots of cast iron antique coffee grinders shipped via USPS Priority Mail WITH insurance. I offer to pay extra for double boxing. P.O. has given me the option of submitting a repair estimate or cost of replacing broken part on items that were damaged in shipment. Postal service is far from...
by Charles
Thu Feb 05, 2004 9:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Home made 1" band sanders
Replies: 5
Views: 2411

Re: Home made 1" band sanders

If you are looking for a "do it yourself" belt sander this link will take you to 2 sanders without motors.(yoy provide motor) I use them with Trizact belts. There is a knife site someplace that sells thids 1x42" sander with a leather belt. They reccomend running backward for knife stropping. Belt mo...
by Charles
Sat Jan 24, 2004 8:59 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Where can I buy wood handles for push brooms ...
Replies: 5
Views: 1963

Re: Where can I buy wood handles for push brooms .

Whoops,
Did not read the heading about brooms. Can offer no suggestions. Good Luck CS
by Charles
Sat Jan 24, 2004 8:55 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Where can I buy wood handles for push brooms ...
Replies: 5
Views: 1963

Re: Where can I buy wood handles for push brooms .

Diyer, I had the same problem, finding handles for antique coffee grinders. Finally bought a small wood lathe and made my own. Am using thinwall brass tubing for the ferrules. Have since learned that ferrules are available through some woodworking supply. Am told that woodturning on metal lathe gums...
by Charles
Mon Jan 05, 2004 3:50 pm
Forum: The Photo Album
Topic: my shop
Replies: 1
Views: 3666

Re: my shop

Jim,
Enjoyed your shop pix. Looks organized and easy to "sweep up" after projects.
Charles
by Charles
Fri Jan 02, 2004 9:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cheap Leveling Feet
Replies: 3
Views: 1251

Re: Cheap Leveling Feet

Plow bolts with jam nuts work nicely too. They actually look like a foot, when in place.
by Charles
Wed Dec 31, 2003 11:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: More Drill and Bit Grinding
Replies: 12
Views: 2477

Re: More Drill and Bit Grinding

Tim, I finally found an affordable Darex. A good option is to buy a General Tool drill fixture. They also were marketed by Craftsman and others. Yard sale for a buck or 2, ebay 10.00 or so. Looks a whole lot like the Lisle drill sharpener in Enco. Jan/Feb 03 HSM magazine has an article about modifyi...
by Charles
Mon Dec 22, 2003 10:02 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: 6.5 earthquake near Paso Robles
Replies: 0
Views: 979

6.5 earthquake near Paso Robles

Was playing 8 ball about a mile from home. The shock bounced me into a wall. Sprinklers came on. Got the hell out of there and home to check on shop, several thousand lbs of antique coffee grinders and my sweetheart. ( Listed alphabetically) No real damage. Parrot hanging upside down in cage going o...
by Charles
Sat Dec 20, 2003 7:20 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: The Machinists who make house calls
Replies: 3
Views: 1994

Re: The Machinists who make house calls

OOPS!!! Link, to page, does not work. Go to Fortune.com and click on "the machinists who make house calls" Interesting.
by Charles
Sat Dec 20, 2003 7:15 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: The Machinists who make house calls
Replies: 3
Views: 1994

The Machinists who make house calls

Link to Fortune.com article "the machinists who make house calls".
Machinists Who Make House Calls
by Charles
Fri Dec 05, 2003 10:30 pm
Forum: Sheet Metal Fabrication
Topic: Di Acro 24" Brake-What's it worth
Replies: 10
Views: 6308

Re: Di Acro 24" Brake-What's it worth

Marty posted a pix of a Pexto PX24 brake last year, a friend of his was offering it for 450. Once I learned that the man attends Westec show yearly I offered full asking price if he would hand carry to show. The brake was as advertised. Roper Whitney offers the same brake for 4200. I am a happy man....
by Charles
Fri Nov 21, 2003 8:56 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Smoker electric or propane
Replies: 5
Views: 1757

Re: Smoker electric or propane

I have worn out two "steam smokers", I think that is the type sold in Wallmart and big box stores. Also made and wore out a large steam unit from food grade 55 gal drum. Steam smoker cooks with steam generated by a pan of water located between the heat source and meat, and whatever heat rises around...