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by Harold_V
Thu Jun 24, 2021 2:25 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Slide valve
Replies: 45
Views: 1750

Re: Slide valve

Yes, it is a waste of everyone's time.
I ran my commercial shop for 16 years. At no time in those 16 years did I quote a job without knowing what it entailed. Anyone who would do so is asking for trouble. All readers are advised to ignore this individual.

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by Harold_V
Thu Jun 24, 2021 1:55 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Economy Box 'n Reef
Replies: 48
Views: 3030

Re: Economy Box 'n Reef

Did a quick search for urethane film for my friends sand blast cabinet. Starting with McMaster Carr and then looking elsewhere, didn't see any clear urethane film. Can I ask, what was your source? The first piece I got was years ago, provided by a friend. He got it from a guy who ran a plastic oper...
by Harold_V
Wed Jun 23, 2021 3:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hidden Tool Holding Costs
Replies: 11
Views: 241

Re: Hidden Tool Holding Costs

If I were a professional and/or had a Bridgeport or SouthBend, I would feel different. Chuckle! Well, I've been a machinist since 1957. In all my years of being in the trade, I witnessed a couple things. One of them was that the only shop that had a SB lathe was a job shop, and it was badged SB, bu...
by Harold_V
Wed Jun 23, 2021 3:16 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: It followed me home!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 297

Re: It followed me home!!!

I acquired a #2 Cincinnati tool and cutter that was in similar condition, although without the rusting. I spent the required time and effort to get it back to being useful and have been nicely rewarded with a machine that is quite useful and very pleasing to the eye. I wish I'd have taken a couple o...
by Harold_V
Wed Jun 23, 2021 1:52 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Safety valve location
Replies: 12
Views: 522

Re: Safety valve location

Glenn Brooks wrote:
Tue Jun 22, 2021 12:48 pm
Mike, Iam no expert, but I’ve always heard the safety should be located at the highest point in the system- which allows it to gauge highest pressure.
Help me understand that, Glenn. Seems to me that the pressure inside a boiler is not variable by location. Have I missed something?

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by Harold_V
Wed Jun 23, 2021 1:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hidden Tool Holding Costs
Replies: 11
Views: 241

Re: Hidden Tool Holding Costs

Ain't no such thing as a cheap tool. I'm not sure I agree. A lot depends on what one expects from the tool in question. A great example. About 20 years ago, HF offered a set of six combination wrenches, 1¼" to 2". They look a great deal like wrenches marketed by Craftsman. I made the purchase, as m...
by Harold_V
Wed Jun 23, 2021 1:32 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Dunning-Kruger Effect
Replies: 6
Views: 148

Re: Dunning-Kruger Effect

Hmmm. That's interesting. Care to share more of your thoughts? I'm keenly interested, as I constantly face challenges that are outside my area of expertise. Many years ago I was in my shop when I received a visit from the husband of one of my sister's friends. He was a school teacher and had three m...
by Harold_V
Tue Jun 22, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: It followed me home!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 297

Re: It followed me home!!!

If it were me, though, I would have run faster. :lol: --earlgo Indeed! Getting this machine operational won't be all that difficult, but making it a precision machine, as it was intended to be, would be a totally different matter. The amount of damage done to exposed slide areas will make it diffic...
by Harold_V
Tue Jun 22, 2021 3:25 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Economy Box 'n Reef
Replies: 48
Views: 3030

Re: Economy Box 'n Reef

Don't know how the tape would tolerate that kind of abuse. Actually, it tolerates direct blasting, just as most rubber type products do. I use it routinely when blasting items that I need to mask. By far superior to masking tape or duct tape. I'm sold on the product for use in the blast cabinet. I ...
by Harold_V
Mon Jun 21, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Economy Box 'n Reef
Replies: 48
Views: 3030

Re: Economy Box 'n Reef

I read, with great interest, your experiences with duct tape. There's an alternate that is far better, and eliminates the adhesive removal process. There is a tape on the market that is red in color, and it resembles electrical tape, although it's 2" wide. It's used by the folks who plaster. I learn...
by Harold_V
Mon Jun 21, 2021 2:42 pm
Forum: All Things CAD and CAM
Topic: Monitor for Acad
Replies: 16
Views: 294

Re: Monitor for Acad

Thanks, Jon W for those comments. That should help when the day comes. What little I used 10 was with a tablet, template and puck. That sure makes it easier. BDD----thanks. I'm likely to stick with ACAD, if for no other reason, it's the devil I know, although not well. Bill: Patio, one of our reader...
by Harold_V
Mon Jun 21, 2021 1:39 am
Forum: All Things CAD and CAM
Topic: Monitor for Acad
Replies: 16
Views: 294

Re: Monitor for Acad

Any computer or TV screen can be used. 34" to 80" autocad does not care People still use AutoCad??? :shock: I sure hope so! I was gifted ACAD 14, along with the manuals and code. I have yet to install it, but I'm hoping it functions. I have a little experience with ACAD 10, so I'm slightly familiar...