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  • It is sorta bathroom-esk, agreed!
    "Good judgment comes from experience, and often experience comes from bad judgment" R.M.Brown

    My shop tour www.plastikosmd.com

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    • Walked around the beach in front of the hotel in Guam...

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      • Originally posted by plastikosmd View Post
        It is sorta bathroom-esk, agreed!
        I saw all that mosaic tile on the floor and thought there must be a story behind that!!!!!!!!!
        Location: The Black Forest in Germany

        How to become a millionaire: Start out with 10 million and take up machining as a hobby!

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        • Originally posted by RB211 View Post
          Walked around the beach in front of the hotel in Guam...
          Ahh, those shots bring back fond memories.

          RB211, Having lived on Guam for two years and appreciating how small the island is, I'm wracking my brain trying to place those scenes. When I was out there (early 80's) almost all the hotels were on Tumon Bay. Maybe that's where you are; that would make the near promontory "Two Lovers Point," but that distant promontory doesn't jive with my memory. ...Unless you were standing at the extreme left side of the bay, a vantage point I was never at....?
          Lynn (Huntsville, AL)

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          • Originally posted by RB211 View Post
            Walked around the beach in front of the hotel in Guam...
            You bastard!!!!! I could use a nice sunny day off Cape Cod in the bay or in Stellwagen Bank right now.... I'll have to wait ~4 months for that

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            • Day off today, started the next project(s)

              What’s better than one broken sicklebar mower?

              two!

              These mowers fit on the simplicity or Allis garden tractors ( I own a b12)


              Time to make one functional mower and then start to possibly fix our rebuild the other or sell as parts

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

              My shop tour www.plastikosmd.com

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              • Repaired a cheap dial indicator that was broken (dial was loose, went every which way). I decided I should take it apart and see how one of these things worked. Put it back together and now it seems to be working. I wasn't intending to repair it, mostly just see how it worked since I thought if I took it apart, it was never coming back together I thought, but it was simpler than I thought in design. I suppose I didn't need to take it apart that far either, just putting the needle back on firmy should have been enough.

                Started putting it back together


                The dial re-zeros accurately every time so I think it's good. Doesn't feel like a quality indicator though, my 2nd hand german indicator is lightyears beyond this.

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                • Previously dug the floor lower in this garage to install an 8' x 16' garage door. Finally, hung the man door. That first step was getting a little tiring. I installed a wider door so I had to saw the block wall wider. For the new standard pre-hung door, I had to pull the brick mold and make extension jambs because of the thickness of the block wall. Joined the extension jambs with biscuits.




                  I probably should lower the light switch too lol.

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                  • Looking good Ridgerunner!
                    I cut it off twice; it's still too short
                    Oregon, USA

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                    • Built Like a brick shi.... errrr, shophouse!
                      I cut it off twice; it's still too short
                      Oregon, USA

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                      • Moved my steel plates to another location, installed more storage bins and sorted/labeled my 1/4" - 1" countersinks.





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                        • Now you need to design and build an automated robotic inventory storage and retrieval system:


                          https://www.mcmurraystern.com/produc...mated-storage/



                          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Automa...trieval_system

                          By Thomas Philippi - TGW Mechanics GmbH, Wels, Austria, [1], CC BY-SA 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=5132691

                          https://www.stoecklin.com/en/intralo...arts-warehouse


                          http://www.southwestsolutions.com/eq...rieval-systems
                          http://pauleschoen.com/pix/PM08_P76_P54.png
                          Paul , P S Technology, Inc. and MrTibbs
                          USA Maryland 21030

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                          • Flew into Tokyo...

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                            • I'm still recovering from the flu, so I have not done much.

                              But this morning I found the lid of the extra fancy Keurig coffee maker would not close. Google showed a few different ways to get it to close, most of which were based on the principle of "try this to see if it works". The Number one cure for the problem was to stick your finger in a hole as you put pressure on the lid each time you closed it. Number two was to squeeze a part of the hinge each time you closed it. Number 3 was to pull down on a certain part.

                              That seems rather unscientific to me. I don't like unscientific "fixes".

                              I played with it for a while and found that FIX #3 worked for me. Then I studied it to see what parts shifted when I pulled down on that part. I found a metal shaft with ends trapped in slots cast in a plastic which shifted upward and allowed the hinge to pivot. Closer examination showed the shaft had wallowed a depression in the plastic on both ends. As I reverse engineered the plastic supports I realized that there should have been some sort of pad under the steel shaft. There was even a slit for a slice of something to fit into.

                              Obviously I needed to make a "rubbing pad" to protect the supports. I found a 6" by 1/2 inch wide strip of light gauge metal in the garage. It was just the right size when cut into 3/16 x 1/2 inch strips. I happen to have some sheet metal sheers that chew out a 3/16 inch strip as it cuts. I added small strips of 3M super two sided tape and fit them in.

                              Works like a charm.

                              Once again, I've shot myself in the foot. The replacement model that I would have bought had more bells and whistles. It does lattes and stuff. But this one will probably work for another few years.

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

                              Location: SF East Bay.

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                              • Originally posted by danlb View Post
                                I'm still recovering from the flu, so I have not done much.

                                But this morning I found the lid of the extra fancy Keurig coffee maker would not close. Google showed a few different ways to get it to close, most of which were based on the principle of "try this to see if it works". The Number one cure for the problem was to stick your finger in a hole as you put pressure on the lid each time you closed it. Number two was to squeeze a part of the hinge each time you closed it. Number 3 was to pull down on a certain part.

                                That seems rather unscientific to me. I don't like unscientific "fixes".

                                I played with it for a while and found that FIX #3 worked for me. Then I studied it to see what parts shifted when I pulled down on that part. I found a metal shaft with ends trapped in slots cast in a plastic which shifted upward and allowed the hinge to pivot. Closer examination showed the shaft had wallowed a depression in the plastic on both ends. As I reverse engineered the plastic supports I realized that there should have been some sort of pad under the steel shaft. There was even a slit for a slice of something to fit into.

                                Obviously I needed to make a "rubbing pad" to protect the supports. I found a 6" by 1/2 inch wide strip of light gauge metal in the garage. It was just the right size when cut into 3/16 x 1/2 inch strips. I happen to have some sheet metal sheers that chew out a 3/16 inch strip as it cuts. I added small strips of 3M super two sided tape and fit them in.

                                Works like a charm.

                                Once again, I've shot myself in the foot. The replacement model that I would have bought had more bells and whistles. It does lattes and stuff. But this one will probably work for another few years.

                                Dan
                                My Keurig machine senses the "stuff" in the water to measure how much it sends to the boiler part. I thought I would be smart, to extend it's working life using purified water. The damn thing after a few cycles will just puke out all the water into the drip tray because it can't measure. It is designed to work by 1000 paper cuts. Assh*ole design!

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