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  • I whacked by old jacobs-style chuck onto a new taper adapter and whacked that into my tailstock. To my surprise it all fit. Bored my first hole using the lathe. It's also the first time I used my tailstock. Then for no reason, I tapped the hole I bored. Which was my first 1/4x20 tappage experience.

    /sheds a tear

    Then I turned down the 4-jaw's backplate so it didn't extend past the chuck.

    In short, I totally goofed off!

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    • "Then I turned down the 4-jaw's backplate so it didn't extend past the chuck."

      Why did you do that? I can't imagine how the extra material was getting in the way of anything.
      Any products mentioned in my posts have been endorsed by their manufacturer.

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      • playing shop and fell into tornado shelter

        feel like a idiot i have a tornado shelter built in the floor of shop and had the cover off and forgot to drop back in place and was getting ready to change the speed on my mill smithy 3in1 and stepped off into a 5 foot hole and busted my butt but good. been clumsy since i was a kid and still trying to prove i'm still good at busting my but. three times this week. got more bruises then someone who has been in a drag down fight. my wife has been laughing all day long.
        gotta be a better day tomorrow.

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        • Originally posted by winchman
          "Then I turned down the 4-jaw's backplate so it didn't extend past the chuck."

          Why did you do that? I can't imagine how the extra material was getting in the way of anything.
          As it protruded by less about 1/4", it probably wasn't. But it looked like I didn't finish the job when I turned the backplate. Also, the edges were sharp. Now the front edge is flush with the chuck and the back edge has been broken with a file. Looks nicer, feels nicer.

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          • Originally posted by Tony Ennis
            I whacked by old jacobs-style chuck onto a new taper adapter and whacked that into my tailstock. To my surprise it all fit. Bored my first hole using the lathe. It's also the first time I used my tailstock. Then for no reason, I tapped the hole I bored. Which was my first 1/4x20 tappage experience.

            /sheds a tear

            Then I turned down the 4-jaw's backplate so it didn't extend past the chuck.

            In short, I totally goofed off!
            You "bored a hole" from a jacobs chuck in the tailstock? Do tell!

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            • Originally posted by John Stevenson
              Today,

              Came back, read the forum, laughed my arse off at Tims antics with the little LW, thank Christ I'm out that game, 19 years was long enough, decided electric motors aren't quite that bad.
              The struggle continues.
              Tried a screw puller on the pulley last night, not a hope.
              This evening went back with a 30 ton hydraulic puller, pumped it up to the full 30 tons, lots of heat. it moved mayabe 5 thou before the shaft heated to match the pulley. Pumped up just a touch over the limit (6000 psi) for the 30 ton ram, & one of the tension rods sheared!
              I've got a 50 ton puller, it's a bl**dy heavy cumbersome thing to maul around & I'm not sure if there's a way I can set it up without using the same tension rods. (I do have a spare pair)
              It's good quality kit, I'm a bit surprised that it sheared. Next stage apart from the 50 ton ram is to take the whole thing to where I can get an oxy torch on it, first to give it a quicker thermal shock than I can manage with a propane blowlamp, & second to burn the bu**er off if everything else fails!!

              Tim

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              • Pulled a transmission out and apart, replaced one whole cluster and one gear assembly on the other cluster. Assembled and bench tested good, should be able to install next warmer day. It takes alot to heat the shop when it is -10F.
                Andy

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                • Woke up 3:45am EST, flew on a 737-800 to Texas, then on a 737-900 to San Fran, arrived 11am PST. Still up, going out with my woman tonight, hope I don't fall asleep. Studying my butt off for airline interviews.

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                  • today, yesterday, day before- worked on cleaning up the shop. I have some floor now, some benchtop, found some stuff I lost, clogged the vacuum cleaner hose- now I'm contemplating how to fit the pressure/vacuum station into the shop. These are all concrete walls (basement) and at one point shortly after I bought the place I gathered up all the white paint I could find and painted the walls. I ran out of paint and couldn't finish one end of the shop. It's sort of dark there, even though I have lots of light in that area. I'd like to paint that now, but there's soooooo much stuff to move-
                    I seldom do anything within the scope of logical reason and calculated cost/benefit, etc- I'm following my passion-

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                    • took my camera into work to snap pics of some tools, and stuff I've made for the shop made tools thread. It's only taken a few months to get around to it. Hopefully the time it takes me to post them is shorter.
                      Last edited by Dan Dubeau; 01-21-2011, 12:03 PM.

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                      • Cut my first threads on the lathe......thought it might be difficult. nope, just tedious

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                        • I practiced some welds today, in prep for building a rolling stand for my Mill. Learned a few things in the process.

                          1) A 100 amp mig CAN weld 16ga to 1/8 inch with no problems, even using gas.
                          2) I can get actually see MUCH better with the expensive Miller Elite helmet than I could with teh no-name auto-dark.
                          3) As it gets dark outside, you can't see what you are doing as well.

                          But most important...

                          A) When doing practice welds, do NOT do full welds on all 4 sides when attaching a 12 inch long 1x2 to a 24 inch long 2x4, even if it is a beautiful job. It's a bitch to get off to re-use.

                          B) Don't do A 3 times, closer together than your band saw and angle grinder can get into.

                          Anyone want to buy a 3 leg (inline) 12 inch tall stool for narrow butts?

                          Dan
                          At the end of the project, there is a profound difference between spare parts and extra parts.

                          Location: SF East Bay.

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                          • Finished and tuned up a traditional screw box and cut a test thread on a two inch diameter blank. Getting ready to put an all wood face vise on my workbench which I started in the early 70's. Reckon I ought to stop rushing into things.
                            Jim

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                            • i made a shot "glass" at work (don't judge me, it is slow) out of a bent 316 SS pump shaft, then gave it some color by heating just the rim with a propane torch. nice and blue at the rim and fading as it goes down.

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                              • Sent a report to a client that is going to make them unhappy, with a list of serious safety issues in their product (what we were hired to do).........

                                Came home, worked on the various scraping tasks I have in hand, and then came here to waste time..... went back to more scraping, and am hitting the BBS's for entertainment before bed.
                                1601

                                Keep eye on ball.
                                Hashim Khan

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