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by revrnd
Mon Jun 29, 2015 9:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Clamp Question
Replies: 3
Views: 916

Re: Clamp Question

OK, thanks for the explanation.
by revrnd
Mon Jun 29, 2015 8:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Clamp Question
Replies: 3
Views: 916

Clamp Question

A friend was going thru the tools of his ex's father (small engine mechanic). There were a couple of these:
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Any ideas as to its use?
by revrnd
Mon Jun 22, 2015 10:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cleaning, degreasing equipment
Replies: 6
Views: 1574

Re: Cleaning, degreasing equipment

"Totally Awesome" Safe ( MSDS ), biodegradable and cheap. In fact, I get it from the local dollar store , believe it or not. I buy the refill bottles and dump them into my parts washer. It's a great degreaser, it's good for washing the black mold spots off a white boat cover (even removed the grey ...
by revrnd
Wed Jun 10, 2015 7:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Will Rubber Drawer Liners Rust Steel Tools?
Replies: 22
Views: 3261

Re: Will Rubber Drawer Liners Rust Steel Tools?

steamin10 wrote:
I think the runner is the same fine ribbed stuff rvrnd is referring to.
The stuff I had used had a 1/8" rib maybe every 5/16". I've tried to find a pic of it online to no avail. All I did find was the thick (3/8") industrial foam we used along the assembly lines.
by revrnd
Tue Jun 09, 2015 9:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Will Rubber Drawer Liners Rust Steel Tools?
Replies: 22
Views: 3261

Re: Will Rubber Drawer Liners Rust Steel Tools?

In the past I've used rubber (not foam) floor runner that was about 1/8" thick.
by revrnd
Mon Jun 08, 2015 6:41 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Cleaning a new Mill?
Replies: 14
Views: 2641

Re: Cleaning a new Mill?

I finally got around to taking a pic of the label on the cleaner I've been using.
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by revrnd
Mon Jun 08, 2015 11:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chuck wrench for small drill chucks
Replies: 3
Views: 931

Re: Chuck wrench for small drill chucks

Great idea! Now I know what I will do with my extra keys. One thing that I will do different is put a hole or hook on them so that I don't lay it on the bench and spend 15 minutes looking for the sucker even though it's right in front of me. Mark I've attached mine to the drill press table w/ a len...
by revrnd
Wed Jun 03, 2015 9:57 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Cleaning a new Mill?
Replies: 14
Views: 2641

Re: Cleaning a new Mill?

warmstrong1955 wrote:Maybe the new solvent was some of that 'enviornmentaly friendly' stuff.
Bill
Bill, no doubt, that or "cheaper". Mind you I probably spent 3X the time as before cleaning parts.
by revrnd
Tue Jun 02, 2015 11:04 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Cleaning a new Mill?
Replies: 14
Views: 2641

Re: Cleaning a new Mill?

I wish I knew what GM replaced Safety Kleen w/ in our plants back around '06 or '07. I had to rebuild air cylinders that used a high moly grease. We had a Safety Kleen tank to clean the parts. Grease came off easily and the cleaning tank was in an "open" area of the plant. We never had any issues w/...
by revrnd
Tue Jun 02, 2015 10:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I am an idiot
Replies: 20
Views: 2323

Re: I am an idiot

About 6 months after I started my apprenticeship, I had moved out of the "basic training" area and was assigned to a jig & fixture group. They were in the process of making a large number of "core bake frame frames" for our radiator assembly department. I was helping to rework a small die that bent ...
by revrnd
Tue May 26, 2015 9:58 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Cleaning a new Mill?
Replies: 14
Views: 2641

Re: Cleaning a new Mill?

Would brake clean be suitable? I don't recall what I used when I cleaned my new machines, but I have used it since to clean tapping fluid from finished parts after threading.