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  • Nothing too exciting,,, Went back to an auction sale i was at last week to pick up the rest of the stuff i bought for my son,s shop.

    Steel table, piece of 10" channel with 2- 1 1/2" pillow blocks, a 20" length of 1 1/2" machined mandrel, and a fiberglass weatherproof box with some electrical breakers in it.
    Paid $5.00 for the lot.

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    • I took a length of 2x3x1/4 and cut a 54" piece out of it to fabricate a guard for a customers bandsaw. Its a big old Hem saw with a 40" cut capacity. Then I made a couple fences to be used on the same customers plate saw so they don't have so much trouble clamping down aluminum plates when they cut them into strips. That was after repairing another customers saw on site about 30 minutes away.

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      • took some pics to send out to trade

        took pics of tools that i haveand e mailed them to a fella to trade for a lathe.

        coughed my common sence out threw up some coughed some more.
        Last edited by wrenchbender; 02-07-2011, 06:43 PM.

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        • Couple of hours finishing welding some hull repairs on a 1935 canal narrow boat. Then power failed, something to do with high winds on overhead lines. Went out & delivered some replacement exhaust valves to the engine shop for a Gardner diesel I'm rebuilding, and picked up a roll of felt for my shed roof because the wind has blown the old felt off.
          When out got an urgent call from some barge owners I do engine work for, one of their barges has blown aground. Could I come out & quickly finish a job I was doing 'as & when' on their tug (new bronze studs in heat exchangers) so we could try to pull the barge off. Did all that, well dark by this time, failed to pull it off (the river level has dropped since it went aground), but brought the crew ashore and got home to make a bite to eat at 10 pm. Have to go back tomorrow to try again in daylight, if they can persuade the navigation authority to boost the level a bit.

          Tim

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          • So did you drink my coffee Tim that I didn't get yesterday ?

            Nearly brought the new dog up for you to play with then remembered your cats, ower dog wouldn't have stood a chance plus I don't know what he's like with water and no way I'm jumping in the bloody cut to fetch a ringing wet sheepdog out.
            .

            Sir John , Earl of Bligeport & Sudspumpwater. MBE [ Motor Bike Engineer ] Nottingham England.



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            • Originally posted by John Stevenson
              So did you drink my coffee Tim that I didn't get yesterday ?

              Nearly brought the new dog up for you to play with then remembered your cats, ower dog wouldn't have stood a chance plus I don't know what he's like with water and no way I'm jumping in the bloody cut to fetch a ringing wet sheepdog out.
              Must have missed your call by a few minutes, but didn't realise until later there was one missed.
              Wanted to pick your brains on how your bandsaw coolant is set up, can you manage a pic? Mine has just the tank but no evidence of any pipework.

              I don't drink coffee in the afternoon

              Tim

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              • Try and get some pics tomorrow but it's crammed in a corner.
                Mine has two tanks on it [ big headed bastard ! ] got the one inside which is fastened to the door and then a pipe goes from the bottom of that to another small tank at the back that has the pump in it.

                That feeds to oil to the rollers, I use neat cutting oil, doesn't go fast enough to smoke and it oils the whole machine, drain to back to the tank in the door.

                Whether or not mine is original I have no idea, it was like this when I got it.

                I have fitted remote switches onto the head for start stop and a toggle switch for coolant, all in 22mm fittings.

                I have also fitted an air cylinder at the side of the damper. It's fed by a 5/3 dual solenoid valve at the rear. One solenoid is powered by the auto stop and the other by the start button, extra blocks on both switches.

                In use you press start and the air is released, the arm comes down and the damper takes over, when it's finished cutting it hits auto stop, energised the other solenoid and it raises by air so you can slide the next piece thru and set the vise.

                An adjustable bowen cable sets the max hight.

                Without this is a 3 handed job to work the saw.
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                Sir John , Earl of Bligeport & Sudspumpwater. MBE [ Motor Bike Engineer ] Nottingham England.



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                • Just got back from welding class..... otherwise haven't done squat except do work, at work, for a client who I feel sure is going to try to stiff us for the money
                  CNC machines only go through the motions.

                  Ideas expressed may be mine, or from anyone else in the universe.
                  Not responsible for clerical errors. Or those made by lay people either.
                  Number formats and units may be chosen at random depending on what day it is.
                  I reserve the right to use a number system with any integer base without prior notice.
                  Generalizations are understood to be "often" true, but not true in every case.

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                  • Originally posted by J Tiers
                    Just got back from welding class..... otherwise haven't done squat except do work, at work, for a client who I feel sure is going to try to stiff us for the money
                    I squated today amongst the other activities.
                    John M...your (un)usual basement dweller

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                    • Reported to my first day on my new job, after being unemployed for 19 months. Found a Mcmaster catalog #116 on the desk.
                      North Central Arkansas

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                      • Originally posted by Deja Vu
                        I squated today amongst the other activities.
                        Most of us have better facilities than that in the bog, but whatever you are into
                        CNC machines only go through the motions.

                        Ideas expressed may be mine, or from anyone else in the universe.
                        Not responsible for clerical errors. Or those made by lay people either.
                        Number formats and units may be chosen at random depending on what day it is.
                        I reserve the right to use a number system with any integer base without prior notice.
                        Generalizations are understood to be "often" true, but not true in every case.

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                        • Went to the casino, won $300. Thats almost a RPC.
                          Andy

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                          • Spent all afternoon with the tug getting that barge pulled free, did it in the end & then had to bring it back to the wharf under its own power where it had set off yesterday midday. No apparent damage done, just a huge waste of time and not a little fuel.

                            Yesterday there was a gale blowing, 76 mph winds recorded in the Mersey. Today was a beautiful day for a pleasure cruise, sunny, mild and just a light breeze.

                            Tim
                            Last edited by Timleech; 02-08-2011, 03:51 PM.

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                            • Picked up a 6-32 die and a couple taps at the local. Forgot to pick up a corresponding drill bit, so I ordered a cheaptastic 115 jobber set on teh innertoobz.

                              Crap no doubt but if it drills these two holes I'll be happy.

                              Sadly that means I won't be tapping tonight.

                              And the project goes by yet another week while I wait. :-/
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                              Proud machining permanoob since September 2010

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                              • Finally finished up a wiring project.

                                That means I finally got my rotary phase converter wired and running. As part of this little wintertime project, I ran three outlets for the 3 phase, ran two more 240 volt 20 amp outlets, another string of 120 volt outlets, re-arranged some lighting so I can see what I'm doing, and finished the final little 4' X 12' section of my loft where I store all sorts of stuff.

                                So finally I can not only turn my "new" Bridgeport on, but I can actually see what I'm doing.

                                Tomorrow I sweep the floor. Then I have to actually do something to try to make some money to pay for all this wire.

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