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  • Yesterday I finished a speed handle for a friend here is a photo. I have a video made but it be a while before it’s released


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    • Sadly, a project of necessity. Birthday yesterday and I’ve noticed more and more difficulty reading the scale on the micrometer

      Mid 40s and it seems to be heading downhill, LOL

      I had this old Stanley magnifying glass sitting around, no base. I opened up a mounting hole on my surface plate and bingo, sight.

      Soon come the cheaters, maybe next year

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      "Good judgment comes from experience, and often experience comes from bad judgment" R.M.Brown

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      • Originally posted by plastikosmd View Post
        Sadly, a project of necessity. Birthday yesterday and I’ve noticed more and more difficulty reading the scale on the micrometer

        Mid 40s and it seems to be heading downhill, LOL
        I wear 1.5x reading glasses all the time now except when I'm watching TV or driving. I still have 20/20 vision at a distance but everything is now blurry within a few feet. It seemed like one day a few years ago I noticed my laptop screen wasn't as sharp then after a week or so I got concerned and went to the eye doctor and they said welcome to your 40's. It took only a few months before I absolutely needed 1.5x reading glasses to see anything clearly up close.

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        • Originally posted by jdedmon91 View Post
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          Cool speed handle...I need to make one of those. What's the machine behind the hat?
          Milton

          "Accuracy is the sum total of your compensating mistakes."

          "The thing I hate about an argument is that it always interrupts a discussion." G. K. Chesterton

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          • Steel deep hex sockets pressed into aluminum?

            Yesterday I got another package from China, this time a mini sewing machine from AliExpress (about $15):


            It didn't run very well on the ACadapter, OR on four AA cells, so I took it apart:






            Here is a video clip showing it "running":
            http://enginuitysystems.com/pix/hous...chine_4968.AVI

            I could not find anything obvious to explain the rough operation, but it did run better when I powered it from a bench power supply instead of the 1 A 6 volt adapter. It seems obvious that the voltage at the machine is dropping, as evidenced by the light getting very dim. And I am surprised that it appears to be a tungsten filament bulb, and not an LED!

            I was able to use it to sew up a torn pocket in my old blue jeans.
            http://pauleschoen.com/pix/PM08_P76_P54.png
            Paul , P S Technology, Inc. and MrTibbs
            USA Maryland 21030

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            • Originally posted by DICKEYBIRD View Post
              Cool speed handle...I need to make one of those. What's the machine behind the hat?
              My SRD drill grinder


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              • Originally posted by PStechPaul View Post
                Steel deep hex sockets pressed into aluminum?

                Yesterday I got another package from China, this time a mini sewing machine from AliExpress (about $15):


                It didn't run very well on the ACadapter, OR on four AA cells, so I took it apart:






                Here is a video clip showing it "running":
                http://enginuitysystems.com/pix/hous...chine_4968.AVI

                I could not find anything obvious to explain the rough operation, but it did run better when I powered it from a bench power supply instead of the 1 A 6 volt adapter. It seems obvious that the voltage at the machine is dropping, as evidenced by the light getting very dim. And I am surprised that it appears to be a tungsten filament bulb, and not an LED!

                I was able to use it to sew up a torn pocket in my old blue jeans.
                No actually standard sockets with the drive cut off, I bored the aluminum stock for a .003 press fit, and coated the socket with loctite 648 green bearing retainer. Then milled the sockets flush with the aluminum. This is a gift to a friend. I actually video the build for my YouTube channel, but waiting for my friend to receive it before uploading it.


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                • FYI, you don't need to quote the entire post to which you are replying, especially if most of it is NOT what you are commenting on. Maybe this is just my own pet peeve, but I see it a lot here, and it is entirely unnecessary.

                  It might be a good idea to roughen the outer surface of the sockets so they get a better grip into the aluminum to resist torque-out.
                  http://pauleschoen.com/pix/PM08_P76_P54.png
                  Paul , P S Technology, Inc. and MrTibbs
                  USA Maryland 21030

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                  • Originally posted by PStechPaul View Post
                    FYI, you don't need to quote the entire post to which you are replying, especially if most of it is NOT what you are commenting on.
                    Of course, he could just as well advise you not to post a bunch of photos unrelated to the topic you are commenting on ...

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                    • Yeah, who wants to see some Chinese girl's toy? At least my Singer has metal gears.

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                      • I did a lot of cleaning up in the shop and made a few trips to the dump. I also installed another light under my mezzanine to illuminate all of my small storage bins. I added 60 more small storage drawers, and finally labeled some of my small #2, #4, #6, #8, and #10 fasteners.







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                        • Ok. This is the second wrench I made like this. Both was tight press fit with locktite. My personal wrench is still performing well just using the standard finish on the sockets. It works well as long as you have enough of a press fit. .003 press actually was difficult to press with my 12 ton hydraulic press


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                          • 3 phase. I like storage solution.


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                            • Originally posted by 3 Phase Lightbulb View Post
                              I did a lot of cleaning up in the shop and made a few trips to the dump. I also installed another light under my mezzanine to illuminate all of my small storage bins. I added 60 more small storage drawers, and finally labeled some of my small #2, #4, #6, #8, and #10 fasteners.







                              Still all nilly willy, stainless with mild and brass and plastic? Nuts in the middle of bolts, washers in random places. OCD a little more!
                              Andy

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                              • Originally posted by vpt View Post
                                Still all nilly willy, stainless with mild and brass and plastic? Nuts in the middle of bolts, washers in random places. OCD a little more!
                                It's nicely ordered now.. Nuts, washers, machine screws in that order starting from #2 to #10.

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