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by TomB
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:18 am
Forum: Site Software Questions and Answers
Topic: Getting password reset
Replies: 4
Views: 686

Re: Getting password reset

I still have not been able to change my password. I could not figure out how to do PM. When I tried I got into some strange state and it offered me chance to reply but when I did so I have no idea where the reply went. My email address is tbarker****31415.gmail.com with the **** removed. I will fore...
by TomB
Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Metal type for heat treating?
Replies: 2
Views: 287

Metal type for heat treating?

While reading the descriptions of steel suitable for heat treating in the McMaster Carr catalog I came across a short paragraph on a steel type that turns Black when heat treated. I read the note last spring but can't find it now. But I have discovered that I need to replace the cutter blade in my l...
by TomB
Wed Sep 11, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Site Software Questions and Answers
Topic: Getting password reset
Replies: 4
Views: 686

Getting password reset

I have always kept my password in the MS archive and it gets filled in automatically. I decided to change browsers from MS Edge to Firefox and Firefox does not read the old archive. Everything is going better except I don't remember my Home Machinist password. I've tried to use the forgot PW feature...
by TomB
Sat Sep 07, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Splicing Romex?
Replies: 36
Views: 3663

Re: Splicing Romex?

It frequently is easier to add a sub panel on the wall near the new outlets. Then you only need to run a single wire from the original panel to the new panel. In my case I brought a 220v line from the old to the new then split it to some 120v and a couple of 220v outlets.
by TomB
Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Opening Evaporust 5 gallon pail
Replies: 9
Views: 1320

Re: Opening Evaporust 5 gallon pail

Thanks to all for the advice. I had to go in for an Out Patient surgery and expected to be back in the shop trying to open can the next day. However it took me most of the week to get back to walking. I did get into shop this afternoon and using a small pipe wrench to function like the tools that we...
by TomB
Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Opening Evaporust 5 gallon pail
Replies: 9
Views: 1320

Opening Evaporust 5 gallon pail

I bought a 5 gallon pail/can/bucket of Evaporust planning to take a gallon out and put it in a currently empty can. Then I planned to just lower the rusty parts into the bucket. As such I wanted the 12" diameter top off and not just the pour spout open. The top has a note embossed saying "cut the sl...
by TomB
Sun Aug 25, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need a name for strange locking washer
Replies: 6
Views: 1100

Need a name for strange locking washer

On the machine I am rebuilding I remember taking off some strange locking washers. At the time I knew where to find them in the McMaster Carr catalog, but I've forgotten that detail. They were a flat area about the diameter of a nut with about 12 tabs that stuck out beyond the nuts diameter. They we...
by TomB
Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: First machine tool, need a bit of help identifying and advice on restoration steps
Replies: 19
Views: 2193

Re: First machine tool, need a bit of help identifying and advice on restoration steps

Before you get too involved in alternates to Evaporust test he effectiveness of what you are buying. For many years my shop was in a cellar that flooded every 5 years of so. As such I have tried many more things for rust treatment than I can remember. I now limit my choice to 'Top Saver' and 'Evapor...
by TomB
Thu Aug 22, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shop Uses for Scuba Tank?
Replies: 16
Views: 2057

Re: Shop Uses for Scuba Tank?

Just a second thought on using old SCUBA tank for plasma air. I seem to remember that a tank held 70 or 75 cubic foot of air at the recommended maximum tank pressure of 2150 psi. I remember we use to cheat that number and fill to about 2300 or 2400psi on the excuse that the tank was quite hot after ...
by TomB
Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shop Uses for Scuba Tank?
Replies: 16
Views: 2057

Re: Shop Uses for Scuba Tank?

I could get my old tank refilled but only if they were within the tank certification date limits. Getting an old tank rectified was quite expensive. I believe the process involved removing the valve, inspecting the inside of the tank for corrosion and then pressure testing the tank in a water bath. ...
by TomB
Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: S&H charges
Replies: 29
Views: 3781

Re: S&H charges

I was pleasantly surprised to see a McMaster-Carr order of bearing rod, cast iron, drills and a marking punch that was ordered on 8/14 arrive on 8/15. I did not know they had multiple warehouses so I could not figure how they possible got the stuff from Chicago to Vermont in 30 hours. But when this ...
by TomB
Sat Aug 10, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: how to use youtube?
Replies: 12
Views: 2021

Re: how to use youtube?

But both Google and Youtube are really in the business of focused advertising. I think the bottom line is that Google and Youtube aren't in the business of focused advertising, they have bills to pay, A companies product is not the bills they pay, it is not stuff they give away. A companies product...