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  • Slick idea gary. I've done something similar but more to address the task of getting cutting oil to the tool. We have an exceptionally clean shop as we primarily do instrument work and we have no misters or pumped coolant systems operational. So I hooked up a small overhead reservoir with cutting oil and allowed it to gravity feed through plastic tubing to a paste brush which was fixed to the tool post. I had previously stuffed the hollow handle of the brush with some sponge to meter the flow. It worked pretty well but I only use it on jobs with very long cuts so I don't have to stand there and apply cutting oil by hand.

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    • Nice grinder Swordfish. I like the castors on the bottom. Is it still nice and stable with them?

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      • Originally posted by sasquatch
        Impressive work thanks for posting that.

        Did i miss it or did you post the dimensions???
        I assume you are asking me for dimensions, if not here they are anyway.

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        • casters

          Tanto, All the casters are swivel and have locks but I have never used them. This has no noticeable vibration . I am sure all the weight helps in that respect.

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          • DATo, My tracking knobs / system is different than any 2x72 I had seen. It is similar to a delta 6x48 system. One handed - slacken the big knob, adjust track with the small, lock the large knob. In making knives you are constantly shifting the belt over one edge and then the other or at least I am and have not had one problem with tracking. These look too simple to work but they do and do it with all the style and grace you would expect from a 1.5 k machine.

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            • Originally posted by swordfish
              DATo, My tracking knobs / system is different than any 2x72 I had seen. It is similar to a delta 6x48 system. One handed - slacken the big knob, adjust track with the small, lock the large knob. In making knives you are constantly shifting the belt over one edge and then the other or at least I am and have not had one problem with tracking. These look too simple to work but they do and do it with all the style and grace you would expect from a 1.5 k machine.
              Glad to hear everything worked as expected. Often is the time that instructions are not proofed properly in the designers zeal to publish and the builder finds himself doing a lot of dimension tweaking. You've done a very nice job with that project and I'm sure it will serve you well. Thanks for posting !!!

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              • Wow

                Well, it has been a little over a year and a half since I started the "shop made tools" thread.

                Now it has had over a million hits. (page views)

                I had wondered if the software would crash like some Y2K scenario or the water in my sinks would start to swirl the opposite direction. Nope.

                I wonder if there are other forums that have threads that have over a million hits. I ran across one the other day about garages that was only about 100K hits behind and still active.

                Does anyone know of any other very popular threads that have reached over a million hits?

                Brian
                OPEN EYES, OPEN EARS, OPEN MIND

                THINK HARDER

                BETTER TO HAVE TOOLS YOU DON'T NEED THAN TO NEED TOOLS YOU DON'T HAVE

                MY NAME IS BRIAN AND I AM A TOOLOHOLIC

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                • Originally posted by bborr01
                  Does anyone know of any other very popular threads that have reached over a million hits?

                  Brian
                  Only porn sites!

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                  • Brian, as you can see, I'm a nube here but "Shop Made Tools" is the first thread I read though. All the waaaaaaay!

                    Great job.
                    Chris

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                    • Originally posted by bborr01
                      Well, it has been a little over a year and a half since I started the "shop made tools" thread.

                      Now it has had over a million hits. (page views)

                      I had wondered if the software would crash like some Y2K scenario or the water in my sinks would start to swirl the opposite direction. Nope.

                      I wonder if there are other forums that have threads that have over a million hits. I ran across one the other day about garages that was only about 100K hits behind and still active.

                      Does anyone know of any other very popular threads that have reached over a million hits?

                      Brian
                      Well it has done something, the water in our sinks IS swirling in the opposite direction.

                      Well done Brian, great thread, never miss looking at it when I log on, in fact I am subscribed to it.

                      Thanks.

                      Fred

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                      • BRAIN,
                        here's on that's real close.

                        tom

                        http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/s...ad.php?t=51567

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                        • Originally posted by reone98
                          BRAIN,
                          here's on that's real close.

                          tom

                          http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/s...ad.php?t=51567
                          Tom,

                          I think garagejournal.com is the site where I saw another garage thread that was close in hits. The guy had a million dollar garage full of toys, cars, machines, etc.

                          By the way, welcome to the forum.

                          Brian
                          OPEN EYES, OPEN EARS, OPEN MIND

                          THINK HARDER

                          BETTER TO HAVE TOOLS YOU DON'T NEED THAN TO NEED TOOLS YOU DON'T HAVE

                          MY NAME IS BRIAN AND I AM A TOOLOHOLIC

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                          • How about this one with 1,201,297 views since it was posted earlier this year on the 5/1/2011.
                            The link was posted on the Madmoder forum as "Be Carefull When Asking For Advice!" LOL
                            http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f11/9...nions-1149721/


                            Thats Oldcarguy's garage, but only has 318,102 views.
                            http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/s...ead.php?t=2122

                            The only other one with near a million views is the bunker
                            http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/s...ad.php?t=12234


                            Dave
                            Last edited by Davo J; 08-28-2011, 03:20 AM.

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                            • Originally posted by bborr01
                              Tom,
                              I think garagejournal.com is the site where I saw another garage thread that was close in hits. The guy had a million dollar garage full of toys, cars, machines, etc. Brian
                              Brian, you are probably thinking of OldCarGuy's complex here. Cheers, Bill

                              http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/s...ead.php?t=2122

                              http://www.practicalmachinist.com/vb...y-shop-124958/

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                              • Originally posted by Nightshift
                                Brian, you are probably thinking of OldCarGuy's complex here. Cheers, Bill

                                http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/s...ead.php?t=2122

                                http://www.practicalmachinist.com/vb...y-shop-124958/
                                Bill,

                                Not that one. This other guy had two garages on his property (I think he was limited to something like 3200 sf per garage so he built two).

                                They were chuck full of old, very collectible cars. And a machine shop. And just about everything else one would put in a garage. Complete mechanics shop. You name it, he had it. Also floors clean enough to eat off from.

                                I'll post it here if I come across it again.

                                Brian
                                OPEN EYES, OPEN EARS, OPEN MIND

                                THINK HARDER

                                BETTER TO HAVE TOOLS YOU DON'T NEED THAN TO NEED TOOLS YOU DON'T HAVE

                                MY NAME IS BRIAN AND I AM A TOOLOHOLIC

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