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by RMinMN
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:24 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Backing up computer files
Replies: 27
Views: 11459

Re: Backing up computer files

One trick that I have heard works sometimes is to put the hard drive into the freezer overnight, then reinstall it while still cold. Old wives' tale. Subjecting the disk to such a temperature extreme will almost certainly cause the magnetic coating on the platters to separate when the disk is spun ...
by RMinMN
Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:08 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Backing up computer files
Replies: 27
Views: 11459

Re: Backing up computer files

This is a warning to save all your computer data periodically on an external hard drive, CD or flash drive. I do all my train drawings using Autocad. I had a lot of drawings I made over the years stored on my XP computer. I didn't have it backed up and now my computer crashed. The computer service ...
by RMinMN
Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:34 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: holesaw on a lathe
Replies: 29
Views: 12116

Re: holesaw on a lathe

If you plan to make several holes and the size isn't quite so large, this set of hole saws seems to work really well. https://www.banggood.com/12pcs-15mm-50mm-Hole-Saw-Cutters-Kit-Drill-Bit-Set-p-1038253.html?rmmds=search&cur_warehouse=USA I've only done a test cut with my drill press but it cut thr...
by RMinMN
Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:32 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Pests
Replies: 9
Views: 4643

Re: Pests

earlgo wrote:
Sun Mar 31, 2019 4:36 pm
We have Carpenter Bees up here in sunny NE Ohio. No matter what one does, they appear again and drill more holes.carpenter bee damage.jpg Maybe I should buy a Bee house, or just let them be(e).
--earlgo
Put on an aluminum facia and let them chew on that.
by RMinMN
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Clockwise Anti - Clockwise To Undo Machine Spindle Nuts
Replies: 17
Views: 3931

Re: Clockwise Anti - Clockwise To Undo Machine Spindle Nuts

Whatever will we do when all the analog clocks have been replaced by digitals and the children of today have no concept of clockwise?
by RMinMN
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Bearings rumble at high RPM
Replies: 4
Views: 3065

Re: Bearings rumble at high RPM

Two causes I can think of are lack of lubrication and a chipped roller. It might be easy to add a little grease to the bearing to see if the rumble goes away but I really think you will be replacing the bearing.
by RMinMN
Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Welding
Topic: combination welders
Replies: 18
Views: 6846

Re: combination welders

So, my little weld pack 100 Lincoln welder from Home despot has failed. And I've only had it for15 years. I have used it a lot though. so I went to home depot again and at this time they have these units that are supposed to be Mig, Tig, and stick combo. do those actuallt work well, or are they a t...
by RMinMN
Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:57 am
Forum: All Things CAD and CAM
Topic: Free and easy to learn 3D CAD
Replies: 50
Views: 39782

Re: Free and easy to learn 3D CAD

I started CAD just a few weeks ago with Fusion 360 and slice for 3-D printer with Cura. Both have steep learning curves but both have a lot of power too. Fortunately the filament is cheap and I'm not under any deadline so when I make a mistake and the printed object comes out wrong it isn't a major ...
by RMinMN
Sun Feb 03, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Photo Prints on Laser Printer
Replies: 4
Views: 2564

Re: Photo Prints on Laser Printer

I have a Brother color laser printer. We want to print some photos on it. Our local Staples has photo printing paper, but it all says it is for inkjet printers. The clerk told my wife that if we don't use photo paper made for laser printers, that it could damage the printer. I'm skeptical, but cert...
by RMinMN
Wed Jan 30, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: How to Remove Rope from Chainsaw Chamber?
Replies: 6
Views: 2690

Re: How to Remove Rope from Chainsaw Chamber?

If you can see the top of the piston alongside the rope you might be able to use a wooden wedge to force the piston down. If you can't see the top of the piston you might be able to remove the spark plug and use a wooden dowel and small hammer to drive the piston down. If neither of those work you w...
by RMinMN
Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: How to Remove Rope from Chainsaw Chamber?
Replies: 6
Views: 2690

Re: How to Remove Rope from Chainsaw Chamber?

It is likely that you got the end of the rope wedged into the exhaust port or transfer port. Remove the muffler so you can see the piston. The transfer port would be lower in the cylinder so you might be able to see if that is where the rope wedged. You might be able to (very carefully so you don't ...
by RMinMN
Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Too cold
Replies: 14
Views: 4901

Re: Too cold

When I designed my house I planned for a heating system to barely keep up when the outside temp was -50F. It didn't quite keep up when we had a temp of -57 so I feel I did a good job. The -28 we had this past weekend was no problem.