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by ronm
Tue Apr 21, 2015 7:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The home shop machinist, health of the hobby
Replies: 108
Views: 22031

Re: The home shop machinist, health of the hobby

Probably gives the Safety Nannies a case of the vapors too...all the more reason to like it.
by ronm
Mon Apr 20, 2015 8:29 am
Forum: Welding
Topic: Would You Buy Used Tanks?
Replies: 48
Views: 20616

Re: Would You Buy Used Tanks?

That swastika thing is interesting-I was having a hard time getting my head around why an oxygen tank would be spoils of war...seems like Walthers & broomhandle Mausers were more like what a soldier would ship home...
by ronm
Sun Apr 19, 2015 8:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: frozen fittings/shafts/bolts
Replies: 17
Views: 1956

Re: frozen fittings/shafts/bolts

The old trick for freeing up a track-bound crawler tractor is to run it up & down a shallow stream bed, with water deep enough to get into the pins & bushings. If you're lucky enough to have a nice creek running right where you need it... My D2 Cat had been sitting in the same spot for about 10 year...
by ronm
Wed Apr 15, 2015 9:42 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: Would You Buy Used Tanks?
Replies: 48
Views: 20616

Re: Would You Buy Used Tanks?

Yep-make sure he owns them...
by ronm
Tue Apr 14, 2015 8:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Irony of Material Shopping
Replies: 22
Views: 2243

Re: The Irony of Material Shopping

Worst thing that ever happened here was the local scrap/surplus/steel yard guy retiring & selling out to a big company-(Pacific Steel)...used to be able to hunt around the yard, they had bins w/ brass, Al, cutoffs ,drops, etc., at good prices...no more, you can't get past the office, & no remnant bi...
by ronm
Sun Apr 12, 2015 7:53 am
Forum: Welding
Topic: How Big a Tank for Smith Little Torch?
Replies: 15
Views: 4002

Re: How Big a Tank for Smith Little Torch?

I have one of the little backpack size torch sets on the service truck. 90% of the jobs I do use a torch for a minute or 2-cutting off a bearing race, heating a broken-off bolt, brazing a hydraulic line...the little bottles last on the average over a year. I have a larger set, medium size bottles in...
by ronm
Sat Apr 11, 2015 8:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The home shop machinist, health of the hobby
Replies: 108
Views: 22031

Re: The home shop machinist, health of the hobby

Thanks Harold, I think it will work out. She is a good woman.
by ronm
Fri Apr 10, 2015 11:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The home shop machinist, health of the hobby
Replies: 108
Views: 22031

Re: The home shop machinist, health of the hobby

How did those bearings turn out, Ron? Are they operational? If so, any regrets with the final choice of alloy? They turned out great, fit beautiful, but not tested yet, the D2 being the side project & suffering from lack of time, due to other concerns, not the least of which was getting married in ...
by ronm
Fri Apr 10, 2015 9:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The home shop machinist, health of the hobby
Replies: 108
Views: 22031

Re: The home shop machinist, health of the hobby

I've been on this forum since 2003, (had to look at my profile to see, & I was surprised it's been that long...). My participation has dropped off a lot lately on this & other forums I hang out on, due to I guess it would be called forum burnout...just seems like the same ol' same ol', over & over. ...
by ronm
Fri Apr 03, 2015 8:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Broken end mill, ruined part!!
Replies: 59
Views: 4779

Re: Broken end mill, ruined part!!

RED FLAG TIME! End mills don't bend. Unless they are made in China, the mysterious land where mystery metal come from. They forgot to harden it, or They quenched after coming out of the oven long after the power failed I worked with Chinese vendors and is comical the creativity displayed in screwin...
by ronm
Thu Apr 02, 2015 8:54 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Select model OB mill
Replies: 3
Views: 1163

Re: Select model OB mill

LMAO! That's perfect, Dave...
by ronm
Mon Mar 16, 2015 11:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Male or Female End on Compressor Hose?
Replies: 34
Views: 2852

Re: Male or Female End on Compressor Hose?

What's the best way to terminate an air compressor hose? Male fitting or female? When you go male, the air blasts out when you remove the tool, so you have to shut the tank valve. Sorry, but why is there even a question about this? :? It's like why isn't there 2 live prongs sticking out of a wall s...