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  • Why I have a workshop!

    To someday, create something as elegant (and practical!) as this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W37meydbb5E
    "A machinist's (WHAP!) best friend (WHAP! WHAP!) is his hammer. (WHAP!)" - Fred Tanner, foreman, Lunenburg Foundry and Engineering machine shop, circa 1979

  • #2
    Why doncha built something useful like a tractor or a go cart that you can use ? ? ??? ? ?? ? ??
    DZER

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    • #3
      Mebbe he doesn't want a go-kart and doesn't need a tractor............
      1601

      Keep eye on ball.
      Hashim Khan

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      • #4
        That is unfathomable ! ! !
        You're jerking my leg, right?
        DZER

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        • #5
          Well, I already did the go-kart thing back in the 60's, and I can borrow a JD 40U if I need a tractor. So I don't want or need either one.....😉

          But I did just need a forming die, and made it, even if I am no die designer and have had to work on it more in order to get what I need formed right....... So I see the point.... that's more like why I have a shop, so if I want something I can make it.
          1601

          Keep eye on ball.
          Hashim Khan

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          • #6
            I have that same 2 speed "eggbeater" hand crank drill
            http://pauleschoen.com/pix/PM08_P76_P54.png
            Paul , P S Technology, Inc. and MrTibbs
            USA Maryland 21030

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            • #7
              I thought everybody had a machine shop to repair the machines they bought to repair the machines they bought to repair the mach...

              ... just me then?
              21" Royersford Excelsior CamelBack Drillpress Restoration
              1943 Sidney 16x54 Lathe Restoration

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              • #8
                "Why I have a workshop?"

                I never planned on it. As stuff broke around I thought to fix it.


                The hand held drill worked great, for a long time. Then I got a small bench top drill press.


                That was a good time.
                My old yahoo group. Bridgeport Mill Group

                https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/...port_mill/info

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by JRouche View Post
                  "Why I have a workshop?"

                  I never planned on it. As stuff broke around I thought to fix it.


                  The hand held drill worked great, for a long time. Then I got a small bench top drill press.


                  That was a good time.
                  Is that how this all starts?

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                  • #10
                    Ha! Ha! Love it Mickey , a real Heath Robinson design but I shudder to think of the man hours it took !
                    Knowledge withheld is knowledge lost

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                    • #11
                      That was great! Its all about how do you get yer Cookie. JR

                      That dude? Brilliant.
                      My old yahoo group. Bridgeport Mill Group

                      https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/...port_mill/info

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                      • #12
                        I always thought starting with the RPC to power my 1941 10EE and how the variable speed works was enough Rube Goldberg for me.
                        Last edited by RB211; 08-31-2020, 09:03 AM.

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                        • #13
                          my initial reaction was also why!?! but really JR is right, etc. While its not for me, there's not much practical purpose to model engines either, but I like it. whatever floats your boat and its a waste of breath fretting why someone else's interests aren't the same as yours
                          Last edited by Mcgyver; 08-31-2020, 07:42 AM.
                          in Toronto Ontario - where are you?

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by RB211 View Post
                            I always thought starting with the RPC to power my 1941 10EE and how the variable speed works was enough Ruth Goldberg for me.
                            Was Ruth married to Rube Goldberg ?



                            The motor/generator unit on my Hendey T&G lathe is so loud.
                            It must be 3600 rpm and they have a fan on it.
                            It all worked fine, but I said no way.
                            I found a 230v DC drive rated at 22amps from Minarik
                            to power the DC spindle motor to eliminate all that noise
                            from the M/G and keep things simple.

                            --D
                            Last edited by Doozer; 08-31-2020, 08:41 AM.
                            DZER

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                            • #15
                              Re hand drills : I've been using the red one which was my fathers since I was a teenager the two speed I've had for probably 50 years or so . The brace and a whole bunch of bits only about 40 or maybe a bit more, it's a Craftsman from back when Sears sold some decent tools . :-) My woodworking goes back a lot further than my metal working . :-)
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