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by BigDumbDinosaur
Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:18 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Electric power primer
Replies: 13
Views: 549

Re: Electric power primer

Any idea what that thing weighed when it still had its propulsion machinery installed?
by BigDumbDinosaur
Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Show us your lathe!
Replies: 438
Views: 144210

Re: Show us your lathe!

JET 1236PS

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JET 1236PS Engine Lathe

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JST 1236PS Headstock
by BigDumbDinosaur
Tue Sep 15, 2020 11:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is this any good for way oil?
Replies: 14
Views: 454

Re: Is this any good for way oil?

Here is the lube information that came with the Atlas 12" lathe in 1958. I believe that the Craftsman lathes were made by the Atlas Press Co in Kalamazoo, MI but I may be mistaken. This is from the "Manual of Lathe Operation and Machinist Tables" that was supplied with the lathe.Atlas Lathe lube #1...
by BigDumbDinosaur
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Way lubrication
Replies: 8
Views: 325

Re: Way lubrication

Harold_V wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 1:29 am
Vactra #2 is commonly used as way lube.
Ditto what Harold said. In a pinch, non-detergent 10W-30 motor oil will work. However, better to spend the money to get the right stuff.

In any case, to paraphrase Richard J. Daley, lube early and lube often. :D
by BigDumbDinosaur
Mon Sep 14, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is this any good for way oil?
Replies: 14
Views: 454

Re: Is this any good for way oil?

I bought this full quart of oil at a garage sale for .25 cents. EP gear lubricants are not a good choice for machine ways. Way oil is moderate viscosity product, equivalent in viscosity to 10W-30 motor oil. I recommend you spend the money needed to purchase the proper oil and thus protect your inve...
by BigDumbDinosaur
Mon Sep 14, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Had to evacuate because of forest fire.
Replies: 15
Views: 518

Re: Had to evacuate because of forest fire.

And to think that much of this could be avoided if the tree-huggers weren't so opposed to a reasonable amount of culling of timber to reduce the amount of fuel available to burn.
by BigDumbDinosaur
Sun Sep 13, 2020 1:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: craftsman 15-1/2" drill press - buy or not?
Replies: 15
Views: 5101

Re: craftsman 15-1/2" drill press - buy or not?

I got lucky 31 years ago and stumbled across an Arboga geared drill press with eight speeds (lowest speed is 150 RPM), an MT3 spindle and a crank-up table. It was being sold at a machinery auction and although I didn't have an immediate need for it at the time, I bought it anyhow, figuring one day I...
by BigDumbDinosaur
Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:31 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Cell phone video: please, please, shoot horizontal
Replies: 15
Views: 565

Re: Cell phone video: please, please, shoot horizontal

As I said, better to use a real camera. But you can't make calls or text with a real camera ! :wink: Couldn't agree with you more but the kool-ade has been drunk by the masses. I'm old-fashioned. I believe it's best to use a tool for its intended purpose. Just as I don't use my micrometers as C-cla...
by BigDumbDinosaur
Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:27 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: How to get a hold of the owner of Tom Bee?
Replies: 14
Views: 1213

Re: How to get a hold of the owner of Tom Bee?

Covid-19 has or had a lot of post offices closed. I was able to request a pickup of USPS priority packages but it took a couple days for them to come get them. My bank's lobbies have been closed, only drive throughs open. As a result, the drive through wait has exceeded 90 minutes during lunch and ...
by BigDumbDinosaur
Thu Sep 10, 2020 10:46 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Cell phone video: please, please, shoot horizontal
Replies: 15
Views: 565

Re: Cell phone video: please, please, shoot horizontal

Totally in agreement for landscape mode, but unfortunately cell phones in actual use is in portrait mode ( ever try to talk on a cell holding lengthwise ? ) and it's reflexive to start photographing in portrait mode since the UI is geared towards phone use. It's an awkward device when held in lands...
by BigDumbDinosaur
Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:20 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: How to get a hold of the owner of Tom Bee?
Replies: 14
Views: 1213

Re: How to get a hold of the owner of Tom Bee?

Have you noticed they have a new phone number? (Perhaps also mail address?) They tell that on their FB page: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2850103351710091&id=1728596963860741&__tn__=%2As%2As-R If this link does not work for you, their main FB page is https://m.facebook.com/tombeeonli...
by BigDumbDinosaur
Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Cell phone video: please, please, shoot horizontal
Replies: 15
Views: 565

Re: Cell phone video: please, please, shoot horizontal

Watching the news about the forest fires tonight I again saw a number of cell phone videos that would have been much better if framed horizontally. Please, please, when you shoot video on your cell phone, hold it horizontally... Better yet, use a real camera, not a phone pretending to be a camera.