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by warmstrong1955
Fri Feb 28, 2020 8:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drilling Hole In Sandblast Cabinet For Bulkhead Adapter
Replies: 15
Views: 607

Re: Drilling Hole In Sandblast Cabinet For Bulkhead Adapter

I mounted a second light in my blast cabinet. I drilled the hole for the grommet that the S/O cable went through, about 3/4" diameter, with a step bit. Nothing exciting, just business as usual, and it took seconds. I've drilled a kazillion holes in electrical panels with step bits. For sheet metal, ...
by warmstrong1955
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: out of the blue Big Dave
Replies: 11
Views: 438

Re: out of the blue Big Dave

I miss Dave.
We were yucking it up back & forth by email for quite some time before he passed.
People you know.....but you don't know....or something like that.......

Other Bill
by warmstrong1955
Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: Building in isolated location
Replies: 611
Views: 117234

Re: OT: Building in isolated location

pete-- The area is 17' 8" wide and 26' long with a 38" x ~9' bump-out where the sink sits. It's a few feet longer than the shop in the garage of the KC house we sold. But, I don't have to share it with two cars! So, it's enormous from my perspective. --Bill Will be much better than your Garage Maha...
by warmstrong1955
Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:42 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: Wanted - threaded steel balls, 5/8-11
Replies: 7
Views: 235

Re: Wanted - threaded steel balls, 5/8-11

How about using some round stock?
Drill & Tap, and part or cut to a happy length. then, turn down the sharp OD on both ends to make them user friendly to the paws.

Not a ball.....sort of an oblong, but, it they don't look bad.

Bill
by warmstrong1955
Sun Feb 23, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: tab washers needed for restoration
Replies: 15
Views: 415

Re: tab washers needed for restoration

To a bearing guy..... they are lockwashers! ;) Sure, and unlike the split ring kind they actually work. Still makes them hard to find, though. Bearing guys, speak there own language. No different than machinists, or welders.....whatever. I used to by 'em a couple at a time, and by the box....from.....
by warmstrong1955
Sun Feb 23, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: tab washers needed for restoration
Replies: 15
Views: 415

Re: tab washers needed for restoration

To a bearing guy.....they are lockwashers!

;)
by warmstrong1955
Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: tab washers needed for restoration
Replies: 15
Views: 415

Re: tab washers needed for restoration

Find one here: https://www.skf.com/au/products/rolling ... uts/keyway

Then, you can search their site by part number, or better yet, call ‘em.
by warmstrong1955
Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: tab washers needed for restoration
Replies: 15
Views: 415

Re: tab washers needed for restoration

rrnut-2 wrote:
Fri Feb 21, 2020 1:35 pm
McMaster carries tab washers, but they don't look anything like the picture.

Jim B
So I took a quick look. What McMaster calls tab washers, normal people call toothed lock washers, or star washers.
A lot of things like that are regional.
by warmstrong1955
Fri Feb 21, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: tab washers needed for restoration
Replies: 15
Views: 415

Re: tab washers needed for restoration

Most often called tab washers, or lock tab washers. As I recall, McMaster doesn't carry them.
I bought them & still buy them from bearing suppliers, like Motion Industries, Applied Industrial, etc.

Some auto parts stores carry them also.
by warmstrong1955
Fri Feb 21, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: Building in isolated location
Replies: 611
Views: 117234

Re: OT: Building in isolated location

Tie it down like any equipment is when it's hauled on an 18-wheeler. Straps on the front of the equipment are angled to the rear, and the ones on the rear, angled to the front. And they should be tight. That keeps stuff from moving or sliding on the bed of the trailer. Running tie downs, straps or c...
by warmstrong1955
Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LED Shop Lighting
Replies: 140
Views: 14116

Re: LED Shop Lighting

When this conversation started, I took apart a T12 lamp, bypassed the ballast, inserted an LED bulb and it was really bright for about 2 nanoseconds. I put it all back together with the ballast and fluorescent tubes. Then I bought fixtures from Costco. Just my EI experience. --earlgo Maybe you had ...
by warmstrong1955
Wed Feb 19, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: Building in isolated location
Replies: 611
Views: 117234

Re: OT: Building in isolated location

Give it some time Bill. When nerves get wrecked, the do come back, slowly, and to varying degrees.
I have too much experience in that! ;)
The other thing that happens, is your brain will adjust to the changes, as well as how you have to do some things.

Other Bill