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by spro
Wed Jan 01, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Happy 2020 to all
Replies: 7
Views: 571

Re: Happy 2020 to all

A Fine New Year to you all !
by spro
Sun Dec 29, 2019 5:18 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: Taps 1" to 1 1/2"
Replies: 1
Views: 465

Re: Taps 1" to 1 1/2"

I'm going to wish I jumped on some of these.
by spro
Sun Dec 29, 2019 4:53 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 18
Views: 1331

Re: Merry Christmas

Oh Ed, what to say. Proton therapy is a course and seems to be available in NY, Baltimore and DC now. No way was your season merry. Good wishes and hopes go to your partner and you. I can't rightly leave it there. There is Power in prayers. Some of us are going to be in "state of grace" to where pra...
by spro
Sun Dec 29, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ball end mills
Replies: 17
Views: 1731

Re: Ball end mills

Some guys already tested themselves with a T&C grinder. I got the results and they were strange. They weren't a normal diameter but it is all about the radius of the ball. Some good, many not. There is an art to grinding a ball end mill from straight dull one. I was looking for some plunge cut but m...
by spro
Fri Dec 27, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pull start repair.
Replies: 26
Views: 1865

Re: Pull start repair.

I'm seeing that this pulley has a centrifugal clutch. Man. I thought you were going to weld on the crankshaft. Whew. Maybe that bushing alone is the cause. You can reassemble a hacksaw blade inside the pulley to cut the bushing . It will press out easier but everybody knows that. May be that you rea...
by spro
Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drill Bit Storage for a Hoarder
Replies: 24
Views: 2937

Re: Drill Bit Storage for a Hoarder

Well they are portable and that's what's often needed. I have drill index boxes near each drill press at different locations. I did get a larger box from a hardware store auction. It has a plexiglass top with sizes marked. Each trough holds many same size bits. There is a drawer below to hold replac...
by spro
Fri Dec 27, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: "Put it in 'R' for Race"
Replies: 12
Views: 1126

Re: "Put it in 'R' for Race"

-doubles, More flexible lathes with a long motor belt can go "figure 8" for awhile.
by spro
Fri Dec 27, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drill Bit Storage for a Hoarder
Replies: 24
Views: 2937

Re: Drill Bit Storage for a Hoarder

Vinyl lumber is rather new to me. Were it to be any wood, the cutting edges would be attacked first.
by spro
Thu Dec 26, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Can not change variable speed
Replies: 13
Views: 2878

Re: Can not change variable speed

These men put so much thought into their replies, it stands for years beyond now.
by spro
Thu Dec 26, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 18
Views: 1331

Re: Merry Christmas

However. The adults got along fine and the food was great. Love all around and remember. Remember when I was an idiot and thought these aunts and uncles were going to live forever. I'll get back to that later...right. What comes around goes around again.
by spro
Thu Dec 26, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 18
Views: 1331

Re: Merry Christmas

I thought my head would get bitten for mentioning. That didn't happen. I Thank You and yours for understanding. It was different this time and went sort of agnostic. I mean, the elders were sitting around and the youngest children wouldn't even talk to them. Every young person was engrossed into the...
by spro
Tue Dec 24, 2019 5:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Power HACKSAW question
Replies: 22
Views: 2580

Re: Power HACKSAW question

The old way was to have a dowel of Hard wood- I forget which type. It is clamped in the drill press and does remarkable heat to one spot. Flip blade over and go again. It is punched or drilled easier. Another thing about small power hacksaws is that their stroke is short in relation to the blade len...