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by gravy
Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to Slect the Right Material
Replies: 71
Views: 16414

Re: How to Slect the Right Material

Going back to the original question, I'll add a rule of thumb: Look at what the major manufacturers do. If they make the table out of cast iron, there is probably a good reason. Figure out why they use it before you dismiss it. They may well have production and cost considerations that may not apply...
by gravy
Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cheap Insulation for Garage Roof?
Replies: 34
Views: 11073

Re: Cheap Insulation for Garage Roof?

Steve, Hire an insulation contractor to spray foam the underside of the roof. They have skinny young guys that can crawl among the trusses and get it done in hours where it would take you or I weeks to apply batts or board or rolls of whatever. The cost of the whole job will likely be less than the ...
by gravy
Sat Feb 25, 2012 8:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Factory installed smoke
Replies: 19
Views: 4594

Re: Factory installed smoke

Did you know that all power tools, motors, and transformers work on the principle of condensed smoke. That is right the factory installed smoke makes them work. :? You don't believe me do you. I have been an electrician for forty years and I can assure you, that every time the smoke gets out of a m...
by gravy
Sun Feb 19, 2012 6:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Huge forging press
Replies: 9
Views: 3407

Re: Huge forging press

If it's any consolation, we still have some respectable stuff here...

My brother-in-law in Houston works for an oilfield equipment manufacturer. He refers to the 65,000ton press as "the little one".

I don't remember the tonnage of "the big one".
by gravy
Wed Jan 11, 2012 8:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Toolbox gloat
Replies: 13
Views: 4438

Re: Toolbox gloat

BadDog wrote:You have no idea how difficult it is not to hate you right now... :twisted:
Resistance is futile... I'm just gonna hate him for a little while.
by gravy
Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interesting user list............... for this site
Replies: 11
Views: 3965

Re: Interesting user list............... for this site

Also your potential employer, is common practice now. Although I would not want to work for such a nazi company. For fun, Google yourself (discreetly) and see what comes up, you will be surprised. I did that. I learned to my surprise that I'm a 31 year old pro football player with an unimpressive r...
by gravy
Tue Nov 22, 2011 8:15 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: MONARCH WEIGHT?
Replies: 16
Views: 6440

Re: MONARCH WEIGHT?

I believe the DoAll will have a threaded hole on top for a lifting eye. Do not lift it by the table - the trunnions aren't that strong.
by gravy
Wed Nov 02, 2011 1:48 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Mystery thread hole.
Replies: 6
Views: 3097

Re: Mistery thread hole.

I also have a Phase II BXA QCTP. I just checked mine and the hole is plain old 3/8-16. It's always possible that yours is different...

I believe it is usually used for mounting an indicator.
by gravy
Sun Oct 30, 2011 7:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stanley #7 plane ( Made in Canada)
Replies: 10
Views: 3907

Re: Stanley #7 plane ( Made in Canada)

They are not a standard thread. Boy, that's an understatement: ADJUSTING NUT BOLT/STUD: 25/128" diameter x 28 t.p.i. Did they REALLY have to make it 1/128" larger than 3/16? :-) Steve Does it really matter? As long as the tolerances don't stack up too badly and you don't jam a big stud into a small...
by gravy
Fri Oct 21, 2011 8:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: In Respect
Replies: 2
Views: 2037

In Respect

I've just learned that Milacron's father died today (Milacron/Don runs the Practical Machinist website). I propose a toast to Don's father, and a moratorium on inter-forum rivalry for at least a day or two.

Peace to the whole family.
by gravy
Sat Oct 01, 2011 10:06 pm
Forum: Site Software Questions and Answers
Topic: Language on the forum
Replies: 37
Views: 476468

Re: Language on the forum

And, while we're on the subject, I'm sick and tired of cliches, and I'm bound and determined to stop using them, so help me God! (Just thought I'd toss a little humor in...the above statement is pretty much all cliches) I totally agree with the intention of this thread...thank you! Mark in Modesto ...
by gravy
Sat Oct 01, 2011 7:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mystery Measuring Tool --- Can you identify ?
Replies: 8
Views: 3474

Re: Mystery Measuring Tool --- Can you identify ?

Also consider typesetting back when it was done with lead slugs. 72 point type?