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  1. He can pry my shaper out of my cold dead fingers...

    He can pry my shaper out of my cold dead fingers ... when he can lift 3 tons of weight.

    Although how did that shaper get on top of my fingers? Probably has something to do why I'm cold and dead.
  2. The Battle Shaper (Cincinnatti 24" shaper from...

    The Battle Shaper (Cincinnatti 24" shaper from around 1910) does really well in preparing hot rolled steel using just HSS cutters. At first I was going to use the Battle Shaper to remove the hard...
  3. Anybody ever made a home-made elevator or cargo hoist ??

    As age progresses I find myself less enamored of lugging heavy boxes up the stairs in the house and to the loft in the shop. I have been looking at websites showing the home made elevators and/or...
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    Dan the Chemist www.homeshipmachinist.com ...

    Dan the Chemist
    www.homeshipmachinist.com

    Personal Goals

    To subsume all of my talents and energies to the goals of a DEEPLY MAD SCIENTIST and help them conquer the world. To see the...
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    Statistics show that most car accidents happen...

    Statistics show that most car accidents happen within 5 miles of home and at speeds of less than 30 miles per hour.

    That doesn't mean you should conclude that you will be safer if you drive like...
  6. A day or two after I posted this I looked at it...

    A day or two after I posted this I looked at it in the cold light of the morning and thought "Oh wow, that looks like a subject heading for a GoFundMe asking for money..."

    Yeah, I'm going to...
  7. I never used a relay based machine, but I did...

    I never used a relay based machine, but I did use machines with discrete logic elements. I used to watch the lights on the front panels of the Varian 620-i, Dec 11, and Dec 10 machines... With...
  8. I just bought a copy of that on eBay. I should...

    I just bought a copy of that on eBay. I should have read the fine print carefully. They had a picture of an old edition, but in a bunch of other stuff the eBay ad said "picture doesn't show the...
  9. If you live in one of those horrible places...

    If you live in one of those horrible places where the cycle of cold night temperatures and warm humid days leaves your tools shimmering in dew, and then rust...

    You can use a fridge for...
  10. Here is a slightly better picture. The yellow...

    Here is a slightly better picture. The yellow arrow shows where the wasp had done it's thing.

    When I got Old Sparky (and the Battle Shaper) it wasn't abused, but 20-30 years of sitting in the...
  11. Um, I don't really know how these motors work, ...

    Um, I don't really know how these motors work, so I'm going to wave my hands and make some guesses.

    I am assuming the brushes are the blocks of carbon that are mounted in big rectangular...
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    Hopefully not the same way this woman got hers: ...

    Hopefully not the same way this woman got hers:

    https://i.imgur.com/038vyVI.jpg
  13. *BING BING BING* Give that man a seeegar !!!...

    *BING BING BING*
    Give that man a seeegar !!!

    I traced the 220 V from the wall to Old Sparky, through the antique lever switch with real FUSES, the 1950s (?) contactor, and the off/on switch...
  14. HELP ... Old Sparky is sick and needs diagnosis and treatment

    Some of you might remember Old Sparky, the 1930's (or earlier) motor that runs the Battle Shaper. Well, old Sparky has lost the get up and go.

    Sparky was running fine last fall, and then I...
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    Coffee cup. Digital calipers, 6" ruler. ...

    Coffee cup.

    Digital calipers, 6" ruler.

    Sharpie.
  16. Yes, you did. Now I will have to stalk you, and...

    Yes, you did. Now I will have to stalk you, and kill you, your family, your living ancestors, your descendants, and all those who have ever met you.

    :)
  17. As a person who has written, reviewed, and edited...

    As a person who has written, reviewed, and edited a lot of technical papers... I'd be very tempted to say

    "graduated in tenths of a thousanth of an inch".
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    Yeah yeah yeah... WHY HAVEN'T YOU BOUGHT IT...

    Yeah yeah yeah... WHY HAVEN'T YOU BOUGHT IT YET? If yer not going to buy it, where is the PM giving me the name and contact information for the seller?
  19. Dern uppity kids... You get within reach of my...

    Dern uppity kids... You get within reach of my cane and I'll show you who has a hard time expressing his feelings.
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    Yes, you do. Make room.

    Yes, you do. Make room.
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    I'm running a normal Bridgeport, and I was...

    I'm running a normal Bridgeport, and I was taught on a B'port.

    What do people think - am I being too cautious with a 30 thou DOC ?
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    "Adaptive milling" by hand ???

    Recently I was milling a .516 wide by .500 deep slot across a 3" wide piece of steel. I did it the way I learned of old ... set the work up so the long axis of the slot was along the X axis of...
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    When the Missus and I were a courtin, we were...

    When the Missus and I were a courtin, we were making some costumes on the living room floor. I was cutting some leather and managed to slice into my knee. I thought "dag nabbit" and kept...
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    Break those edges

    Yesterday I was using my B'port to square a block of cold rolled steel that had surface rust, and the cutter was leaving a strange looking mark at the edge of the face. I quick swiped up and across...
  25. I have some Westinghouse TECO VFDs running my...

    I have some Westinghouse TECO VFDs running my mill and lathe, and while getting used to the VFDs I accidentally turned the machine off using the original switch a few times. No harm was noted. ...
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