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by neanderman
Tue Dec 10, 2019 5:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drill Bit Storage for a Hoarder
Replies: 24
Views: 6388

Re: Drill Bit Storage for a Hoarder

SteveM wrote:
Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:44 pm
I have nine of these:
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Yeow! I have between two and three sets, with odd 'supplemental' bits; this is truly humbling!
by neanderman
Tue Dec 10, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: Building in isolated location
Replies: 623
Views: 147527

Re: OT: Building in isolated location

Just last night, I 'missed' a step walking from my 2nd floor to my 1st, and took a tumble.

Never had a broken bone in my life; hoping I never do!
by neanderman
Fri Dec 06, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: OT creative language
Replies: 37
Views: 14809

Re: OT creative language

I'll consider that. Just finished writing some charity checks, I can likely write some more.
by neanderman
Fri Dec 06, 2019 5:49 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: OT creative language
Replies: 37
Views: 14809

Re: OT creative language

Our friend spro is quite the wordsmith, although it's unusual for me to get the drift of his posts. More a reflection of my poor education than anything, as he's a good guy and is a fountain of knowledge on machine tools. We're happy to have him here, but there are times when I wonder what he's smo...
by neanderman
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: South Bend 9 Original Way Roughing
Replies: 20
Views: 6523

Re: South Bend 9 Original Way Roughing

Carlos wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:07 pm

What is a DI?
Dial indicator.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indicator ... prov=sfla1
by neanderman
Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Taking Chinese 3 Jaw Metal Lathe chuck apart for cleaning
Replies: 12
Views: 8177

Re: Taking Chinese 3 Jaw Metal Lathe chuck apart for cleaning

Harold_V wrote: I solved my problem by attaching a shop vac to the back side of the spindle.
That thought occurred to me. Glad to see it validated!
by neanderman
Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: press fit lube?
Replies: 21
Views: 4242

Re: press fit lube?

...you can heat the piece...with a torch. Get it hot enough and the two pieces will slip together without issue. Once cooled, you'll not get them apart. It wouldn't hurt to cool the shaft, too...lowering its temperature in a freezer will help some. This is the process my father and I used when pres...
by neanderman
Mon Nov 18, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ball bearing manufacturing
Replies: 4
Views: 1721

Re: Ball bearing manufacturing

The second video is excellent. It's ibteresting to hear them reference 'total vertical integration,' a concept U.S. manufacturing has largely abandoned.
by neanderman
Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Diaphragm fabric
Replies: 32
Views: 6224

Re: Diaphragm fabric

Unfortunately, that's likely not a good choice, as the diaphragm must be capable of stretching, and I strongly suspect Kevlar doesn't permit that quality.
You are right in that suspicion. While perhaps part of how Kevlar works is via stretching, it would require research to ascertain.
by neanderman
Thu Nov 14, 2019 3:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The home shop machinist, health of the hobby
Replies: 128
Views: 45539

Re: The home shop machinist, health of the hobby

Mr. Ron:

Best wishes for being in an unenviable situation.