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  • kendall's Avatar
    02-04-2015, 12:41 AM
    Was sitting comfortably in my shop reading and listening to music, when music hit a quiet moment I thought I heard an engine and voices. After a...
    119 replies | 11265 view(s)
  • brian Rupnow's Avatar
    02-09-2015, 07:11 PM
    brian Rupnow started a thread Buzz Saw in General
    In days of old, when knights were bold--and chainsaws hadn't been invented----People still had to saw logs up into 16" lengths for "stove-wood" to...
    110 replies | 8767 view(s)
  • plunger's Avatar
    03-17-2015, 06:48 PM
    plunger started a thread OT Fracking in the usa in General
    There was talk of them doing fracking in the Karoo(s africa) There has been a huge uproar about it.It seems to have taken the back burner since oil...
    116 replies | 7497 view(s)
  • hwingo's Avatar
    04-09-2015, 04:25 AM
    hwingo started a thread Gears & Cutting Gears in General
    Hi Guys, Iíve been studying the subject of gears in earnest with expectations of learning how: 1. to determine dimetral pitch (Pd) using...
    113 replies | 7327 view(s)
  • oldtiffie's Avatar
    02-09-2015, 09:18 PM
    Can car electronic protections be hacked? I saw this item in the press here today. ...
    100 replies | 6376 view(s)
  • vpt's Avatar
    02-15-2015, 08:10 AM
    vpt started a thread OT Do you vaccine? in General
    Seems to be quite the talk about vaccines lately. I won't start off by saying if I am for it or not in hopes not to sway the direction of the thread....
    93 replies | 5933 view(s)
  • Pinresto's Avatar
    04-09-2015, 03:42 PM
    I should have titled this thread "does this exist" because I can't find what I'm looking for. I'd like to have a bench top disk sander. I have a...
    101 replies | 5915 view(s)
  • Spin Doctor's Avatar
    04-18-2015, 03:34 PM
    Tried a dead blow. Tried a sledge hammer to the inside wall of the time. Tried driving with the lug nuts finger tight. No luck period. Ideas? It...
    95 replies | 5537 view(s)
  • loose nut's Avatar
    03-06-2015, 09:58 AM
    The first link is a mostly honest review of Chinese calipers and somewhat funny https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvszAb0Y0Ec The next vid isn't...
    67 replies | 7396 view(s)
  • hephaestus's Avatar
    03-29-2015, 10:51 PM
    hephaestus started a thread Way Oil in General
    Is there any equivalent to way oil I can buy off the shelf at walmart or Napa or any auto parts store that will work ?
    77 replies | 5736 view(s)
  • Axkiker's Avatar
    02-13-2015, 08:21 PM
    Axkiker started a thread Clausing 5914 purchase in General
    Well I just bought one... What does everyone think about them? Any specific areas of interest with these lathes? Here is what I do know: ...
    88 replies | 6262 view(s)
  • chrisinestes's Avatar
    02-24-2015, 08:41 PM
    I was buying beer tap handle ferrules from a guy out East. I tried to order another 100, and his wife emailed back saying her husband had passed...
    69 replies | 6620 view(s)
  • J Tiers's Avatar
    03-14-2015, 08:40 AM
    Anyone notice that all the brooms have the ends of the bristles split so that they brush DUST better, but pick up and carry every bit of swarf that...
    77 replies | 5391 view(s)
  • AD5MB's Avatar
    03-02-2015, 08:01 PM
    make turntables for the self delusional golden ears. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLWd7zvYYFo
    69 replies | 5859 view(s)
  • Seastar's Avatar
    03-03-2015, 08:05 AM
    Seastar started a thread We've been screwed! in General
    In my 70 years of repairing and making things I have screwed and unscrewed what must be hundreds of thousands of screws. Here are some observations...
    64 replies | 5738 view(s)
  • sid pileski's Avatar
    04-07-2015, 11:59 AM
    I just completed this engine, other than some polish and anodizing. It uses a ball for the piston. No rist pin. I've contacted George to see if it...
    72 replies | 5132 view(s)
  • Filson's Avatar
    04-02-2015, 03:26 PM
    Hey guys, So, I've been rolling around the idea of buying a metal lathe (and some day a milling machine) for quite some time now, and I'd love to...
    76 replies | 4633 view(s)
  • Axkiker's Avatar
    02-22-2015, 05:30 PM
    Anyone have an opinion on proto tools... I have been looking for an alternative source of new tools since I decided Craftsman wasnt up to par any...
    68 replies | 5055 view(s)
  • John Stevenson's Avatar
    03-31-2015, 04:19 AM
    Following on from Gary's post about his completed Arduino indexer project and as not to hijack his post I have started this one. Has anyone...
    78 replies | 5566 view(s)
  • PStechPaul's Avatar
    03-11-2015, 05:36 PM
    (From my thread on shop class): I had to tap a 1/4-20 hole that I drilled with the specified #7 drill (0.201") to about 3/4" deep, and after a few...
    60 replies | 6040 view(s)
  • vpt's Avatar
    04-27-2015, 08:46 AM
    Like I posted in the "what did you do today" thread, I went and looked, offered, and bought a mill. It is a Lagun FT2 V-belt head. I thought in the...
    72 replies | 4473 view(s)
  • jj.cameron's Avatar
    03-19-2015, 08:03 AM
    jj.cameron started a thread For sale!!! in General
    No for sale posts allowed on this site. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. George Bulliss
    51 replies | 6354 view(s)
  • plunger's Avatar
    02-02-2015, 02:18 PM
    Following on from the thread of lack of machinists. I wonder if home shop machinists are slowly shrinking around the world.When I first started...
    60 replies | 5418 view(s)
  • metalmagpie's Avatar
    02-06-2015, 08:48 AM
    I went to electrical engineering school in the mid-'80s. In the process, I was unofficially taught to never ever buy any electronics components from...
    54 replies | 5135 view(s)
  • Stu's Avatar
    02-16-2015, 11:44 AM
    Stu started a thread What is it? in General
    I picked this up in a box lot at an auction. Does anyone know what this is? I thought it might be used to quickly measure small rounds, but...
    47 replies | 6201 view(s)
  • R.burgy's Avatar
    04-11-2015, 08:58 PM
    I am the dumbest dumb person in the world!!! I am sure some of you have seen some Of my posts on this site and many others. I bought a LMS 7x lathe....
    57 replies | 4656 view(s)
  • pensacola8's Avatar
    03-14-2015, 01:40 AM
    Hello, I'd like to hear the pros and cons as to which is preferred--end mill holders or collets. I know they both grip end mills or other cutters...
    53 replies | 4850 view(s)
  • hwingo's Avatar
    03-18-2015, 12:12 PM
    hwingo started a thread Repairing a DRO in General
    Good Morning Guys, I have a 3 axis (X,Y,Z) Grizzly brand DRO that I use on my conventional mill. The Y axis has stopped reading. The entire...
    63 replies | 4277 view(s)
  • Black Forest's Avatar
    04-01-2015, 07:48 AM
    I want to build a welding positioner with a motor. Would I be better to buy a DC motor and controller or a 3 phase motor and VFD?
    66 replies | 4552 view(s)
  • PStechPaul's Avatar
    03-25-2015, 04:26 PM
    The thread on the museum for craftsmanship made me think about what will happen to my "stuff" after I'm gone. I don't have any children, and my only...
    44 replies | 4046 view(s)
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