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by SteveHGraham
Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Drilling Hard Rock With Carbide
Replies: 9
Views: 213

Re: Drilling Hard Rock With Carbide

I found out my little Kubota can put enough stretch in a 4" tow strap to make the end sail by my head when it comes loose. I think reducing the size of the objects I pull will add to my lifespan.
by SteveHGraham
Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Drilling Hard Rock With Carbide
Replies: 9
Views: 213

Re: Drilling Hard Rock With Carbide

I have already ordered some wedges. We'll see if I get anywhere.
by SteveHGraham
Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Drilling Hard Rock With Carbide
Replies: 9
Views: 213

Re: Drilling Hard Rock With Carbide

I kept digging around the rock, and when I uncovered a mass about as big as a card table, I decided to try pulling it out with a strap. That didn't get me anywhere. The Makita was nearby, so I decided to play with it, using a 1/2" bit. The stone isn't all that hard to drill. The rock is very strange...
by SteveHGraham
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Dead power feed
Replies: 4
Views: 117

Re: Dead power feed

Photo?

I had a problem with an Align feed, and when I called, the guy who runs the company helped me order a new part.
by SteveHGraham
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:35 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: My Sheldon lathe
Replies: 9
Views: 248

Re: My Sheldon lathe

Friend of mine bought a liberty ship and offered me whatever machinery I could remove from it. I try not to think about it.
by SteveHGraham
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Drilling Hard Rock With Carbide
Replies: 9
Views: 213

Re: Drilling Hard Rock With Carbide

The problem with splitting these rocks is that it doesn't get them out of the ground. If you break a big rock like this, you end up with two rocks, still large, wedged against each other, holding each other in place. The advantage of pulling them is that you can move a very large rock very quickly. ...
by SteveHGraham
Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Drilling Hard Rock With Carbide
Replies: 9
Views: 213

Drilling Hard Rock With Carbide

Today I pulled a 6-foot boulder out of my yard. I thought it was two smaller rocks, but when I looped a strap around one end and pulled, one large rock came up. I was surprised to see that I could move it with a strap when I could not get anywhere with the tractor's hydraulics and a subsoiler. I sti...
by SteveHGraham
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Push Drill Bit Compatibility
Replies: 9
Views: 341

Re: Push Drill Bit Compatibility

Thanks for that link.

I can get push drills in great condition for nearly nothing at the local flea market, but bits are unobtainable.
by SteveHGraham
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Push Drill Bit Compatibility
Replies: 9
Views: 341

Re: Push Drill Bit Compatibility

A 1/16" tube that won't get clogged with leather?
by SteveHGraham
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Push Drill Bit Compatibility
Replies: 9
Views: 341

Push Drill Bit Compatibility

The other day I went to a flea market and saw a bunch of push drills selling cheap. A push drill is like a ratcheting screwdriver. A tool like this can be useful for certain things. Problem: none of the drills had bits with them. I looked around for bits on Ebay, and I saw that there were different ...
by SteveHGraham
Sat Jul 13, 2019 7:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Old Baldor Buffer
Replies: 26
Views: 1109

Re: New Old Baldor Buffer

I certainly hope so, because I'm not taking these bearings out until they fail.
by SteveHGraham
Sat Jul 13, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Old Baldor Buffer
Replies: 26
Views: 1109

Re: New Old Baldor Buffer

These things were listed as sealed in the Ebay ad. I didn't bother checking until now. Apparently, they are "double shielded," whatever that means. Grit will have to work pretty hard to get into them. The grinder has tight-fitting end caps and big felt washers behind them. The original bearings were...