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  • Finally installed the 65' Goodyear 1/2" air hose reel that I bought last year on my shop air system and added wheels to my HF 12T press.

    https://www.amazon.com/Goodyear-Retr.../dp/B01GFA35SC








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    • made a little stand out of stainless for a wood carving a friend did for me, sanded the wood and stained it. I think it came out really nice.


      also went to the scrapyard to get rid of some alu scrap/ chips and some dead Christmas tree lights. Came home with some alu sheet 3/32 x 2x3.5ft), pipe, plate, some stainless rod, a cute little copper cake tin and this chunk of stainless (16lb alone!). 6lb alu and 17lb of stainless for $10 after taking off the $2.65 I got for my crap.


      shortly I'll be making a mortar and pestle for the wife's Christmas present out of some 3" stainless round and some 1" stainless rod, also from the same scrapyard. I have to ration myself or I would have space to move in the garage.
      Last edited by mattthemuppet; 12-16-2018, 01:28 PM.

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      • Originally posted by PStechPaul View Post
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        Maybe next time I take it to my mechanic's he can spray used oil over the underside of the truck. I'm sure not going to crawl under it. .....
        Do it with a Russian service lift......Just turn that sucker over on it's side so you can get at the bottom easily.
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        • Originally posted by 3 Phase Lightbulb View Post
          Finally installed the 65' Goodyear 1/2" air hose reel that I bought last year on my shop air system and added wheels to my HF 12T press.
          If you haven't seen it or tried it or know about it, get yourself some flexzilla hose.

          Your welcome.
          Andy

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          • Assembled a 2T shop crane. Funny I bought this and I am going to modify it right off he bat. The extending legs did not fit under the pallet as I thought. Next step is to rebuild it so it can go around the pallet, the base is almost perfectly sized so it will be a relatively simple job of cutting and welding square tubing.

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            • Originally posted by vpt View Post
              If you haven't seen it or tried it or know about it, get yourself some flexzilla hose.

              Your welcome.
              Yea? Where were you 1 year ago when I was looking to get a retractable hose reel? I think I've seen flexzilla or something similar and yes, IIRC, it was super soft and flexible yet felt very strong/durable? Nice stuff indeed. I ended up buying all my hoses last year so I'm already over-stalked. (TEKTON rubber which are OK but I agree, I should have got that hybrid stuff)

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              • shortly I'll be making a mortar and pestle for the wife's Christmas present out of some 3" stainless round and some 1" stainless rod, also from the same scrapyard.

                So, how do you plan to dig out all that stainless? I've been thinking of making one also, have the SS. I was thinking I'd waste out say, 75-80% by boring before moving to the radius attachment. But I've never tried it on a internal radius.
                I cut it off twice; it's still too short
                Oregon, USA

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                • Originally posted by Tim Clarke View Post
                  shortly I'll be making a mortar and pestle for the wife's Christmas present
                  Who does she want to blow up?

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                  • Originally posted by Tim Clarke View Post
                    shortly I'll be making a mortar and pestle for the wife's Christmas present out of some 3" stainless round and some 1" stainless rod, also from the same scrapyard.

                    So, how do you plan to dig out all that stainless? I've been thinking of making one also, have the SS. I was thinking I'd waste out say, 75-80% by boring before moving to the radius attachment. But I've never tried it on a internal radius.
                    Hi, mortar and pestle work better if the interacting parts aren't smooth. stone works better.
                    san jose, ca. usa

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                    • Today I finished up my Christmas shopping and I splurged and bought myself a small digital angle finder.
                      Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

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                      • If you don't have big drills bore it. You can draw it out and rough it in steps.
                        I have made a temlpate, with a mount then run a dial on it to follow the curve. I was making stainless bell ends to weld onto props for a race boat..
                        The freaking CNC shop wanted 180 bux to program before cutting.. think 1.25 inch long stacks out of 4 or 4.5 inch round stainless.. the machining time.
                        I madea template holder on my timem then did the job for less on a manual lathe.
                        Fast boats, the shop owners single engine Eliminator , ran 124 mph or so.

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                        • Originally posted by 3 Phase Lightbulb View Post
                          Who does she want to blow up?

                          Lemme see..... my shop, my boat and my gun safe!!
                          I cut it off twice; it's still too short
                          Oregon, USA

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                          • Originally posted by Tim Clarke View Post

                            So, how do you plan to dig out all that stainless? I've been thinking of making one also, have the SS. I was thinking I'd waste out say, 75-80% by boring before moving to the radius attachment. But I've never tried it on a internal radius.
                            um, slowly Current plan is to step drill it to 1" and almost to final depth on the mill, as my little lathe doesn't have the guts to push a large drill in stainless. Then move it over to the lathe, put it in the 4 jaw and step bore it using the x,y coordinates I've calculated for the hemisphere using some help from a Math prof and an excel spreadsheet. If you want a copy, PM me your email address and I'll send it over. You only need to change the start and stop radius (x, let's say), then plug the radius of the hemisphere and your starting depth into another cell, drag it down and it calculates all of the depths for the boring cuts at 0.005" increments. You can change the units or increments as desired too. I'm going to print that out, make myself a BIG cup of coffee and turn handles for a few hours.

                            Originally posted by gambler View Post
                            Hi, mortar and pestle work better if the interacting parts aren't smooth. stone works better.
                            yup, alot of the reviews I read (crazy to think I'm "researching" mortar and pestles) said the same, so I won't do any finishing of the bore after boring out the shape or the grinding end of the pestle once it's turned. Hopefully that should to the trick, if not I'll cut a series of concentric grooves in the end of the pestle.

                            Anyway, all the above is theory. We'll see how it all works in practice

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                            • Originally posted by 3 Phase Lightbulb View Post
                              Yea? Where were you 1 year ago when I was looking to get a retractable hose reel? I think I've seen flexzilla or something similar and yes, IIRC, it was super soft and flexible yet felt very strong/durable? Nice stuff indeed. I ended up buying all my hoses last year so I'm already over-stalked. (TEKTON rubber which are OK but I agree, I should have got that hybrid stuff)
                              Shoulda asked a year ago what hose to get. :P

                              I hear they don't take kindly to mig welding. I have been decently rough with my flexzilla and it seems to be holding up great!. I honestly am not all that impressed with their hose reel (the big one with tracking), I'd rather have the standard thinner style with the flexzilla hose.

                              Use your reels and get at least one flexzilla hose to try out.
                              Andy

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                              • Originally posted by vpt View Post
                                Shoulda asked a year ago what hose to get. :P

                                I hear they don't take kindly to mig welding. I have been decently rough with my flexzilla and it seems to be holding up great!. I honestly am not all that impressed with their hose reel (the big one with tracking), I'd rather have the standard thinner style with the flexzilla hose.

                                Use your reels and get at least one flexzilla hose to try out.
                                The hose reel is actually just for bringing air out to cars in the driveway. I have 5 regulated air drops throughout my shop and the hose reel is just easier than connecting up a hose to one of the air drops inside my shop and bringing air out to the driveway.

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