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by ronm
Tue Jan 13, 2015 9:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mitigating a Machine Shop disaster.
Replies: 35
Views: 2871

Re: Mitigating a Machine Shop disaster.

This guy came to live with me when my daughter's dogs were making life miserable for him...no, they didn't hate him, they loved him...wouldn't leave him alone, wanted to play 24/7. I've never been a real cat person, but he basically adopted me, & when it came down to just him & me here, he was a goo...
by ronm
Mon Jan 12, 2015 6:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to Get Shell of Drilled-Out Bolt Out of Part
Replies: 70
Views: 4107

Re: How to Get Shell of Drilled-Out Bolt Out of Part

What is the part made of? You can heat the remains of the bolt red & let it cool, then soak it with loose juice...expansion & contraction is your friend. If the part is aluminum or potmetal, you have to be careful heating it. Thing to remember about seized parts is they didn't get that way overnight...
by ronm
Fri Jan 09, 2015 9:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Removing Broken Taps
Replies: 20
Views: 2326

Re: Removing Broken Taps

Just in case you had any doubt, your post offers *no useful advice* on the question I actually asked. Sigh. Edit: And this is puzzling, as your answers to many other questions are so often helpful... John Ummm.....I think you missed the useful advice. An ounce of prevention, is worth a pound of cur...
by ronm
Fri Jan 09, 2015 9:12 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: aftermarket heater cores
Replies: 17
Views: 2218

Re: aftermarket heater cores

Silicon heater hose is what you want if you want it to last a LONG time. But the price will set you back a notch or 2...
As for the innocent/foe thing, I have no information for you on that... :?
by ronm
Tue Jan 06, 2015 9:17 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: aftermarket heater cores
Replies: 17
Views: 2218

Re: aftermarket heater cores

Aftermarket suppliers tend to consolidate several "close" variations of parts into one "will fit" piece, to simplify catalogs & inventory. Not saying it's right, just that it's done...I have a feeling the Japanese stuff is worse in that regard, it seems they make running changes about every 10 min. ...
by ronm
Mon Jan 05, 2015 9:29 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: how many chunks (chucks) do you need?
Replies: 13
Views: 1577

Re: how many chunks (chucks) do you need?

I wouldn't call it a fetish, but I've bought a couple chucks on ebay just because I liked 'em...one tiny little 4-jaw that would be perfect for a 1/4 scale model of a lathe, if I ever got around to making one. :? The other is a weird little 2-jaw that does fit my Craftsman lathe, but I bought it mai...
by ronm
Fri Jan 02, 2015 10:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How NOT to throw your lathe chuck key through the windshield
Replies: 29
Views: 2463

Re: How NOT to throw your lathe chuck key through the windsh

One of my biggest fears in my small shop is not removing the chuck key from the lathe and accidentally starting it up and flinging it through the windshield of my "baby"..... What motivates me to take the damn key out of the chuck is NOT being caught by a bound key and being pulled into the chuck a...
by ronm
Fri Jan 02, 2015 10:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How NOT to throw your lathe chuck key through the windshield
Replies: 29
Views: 2463

Re: How NOT to throw your lathe chuck key through the windsh

When I was in high school machine shop, the old instructor, upon seeing a chuck key left in a chuck, would grab it & throw it down the aisle in the middle of the shop where it would end up under the welding bench...the "walk of shame" to retrieve your key would make a lasting impression...never even...
by ronm
Sun Dec 28, 2014 11:57 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Deer hunting
Replies: 19
Views: 2485

Re: Deer hunting

after the elk is on the ground is not a good time to find you have few friends and they are older than you. in Oregon with the drawings for tags you may forget why you wanted to hunt by the time you get a tag even. Oh, you kill an elk & you have friends you never even knew you had...trouble is, the...
by ronm
Sun Dec 28, 2014 11:38 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Deer hunting
Replies: 19
Views: 2485

Re: Deer hunting

I always wanted to hunt deer or hogs. The thing that kept me from it was the thought of me, three miles from a car, with 200 pounds of meat to drag, followed by the horror of butchering, wrapping, and freezing it. Yep, the saying goes, when you kill it, the fun's over & the work starts...except wit...
by ronm
Sat Dec 27, 2014 10:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are Cordless Tools Evil?
Replies: 26
Views: 2298

Re: Are Cordless Tools Evil?

I thought I'd fool 'em on the high-dollar stuff too, bought a Harbor Freight drill-driver on sale. it worked...once...literally about 30 seconds, & the gears sounded like a coffee grinder in there. So I took it back, got a garden hose & torch cart in trade. the hose lasted one summer, the cart is st...
by ronm
Mon Dec 22, 2014 8:40 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Need Advice for missing compound on cross feed
Replies: 24
Views: 2612

Re: Need Advice for missing compound on cross feed

For fine adjustment of facing cuts, you need a micrometer carriage stop. Or you could use one in the absence of a compound...I know, more accessories to buy...there's no end to them...