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  • Played photographer for the Portland Superheroes Coalition, a local group of cosplayers who appear as superheroes for different charitable events, did two events today, Portland Superhero Fun Run which raised money for music in schools and Intel Family Day, dont know who they donated to for that one. Took over 250 photos today.

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    • Made this 7/16-28tpi X 5/8-24tpi adapter for a silencer.

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      • Gotta ask what takes a 7/16x28 as most are 1/2x28 or 5/8x24? You did a nice job!

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        • To tell you the truth I don’t know what takes a 7/16-28tpi. I just made what the guy at the gun store asked me to. Since 5/8-24 is standard for 30 cal. I have no worries about him trying to stuff a larger than 30 cal. out the 7/16 adapter.

          And I’m quite proud of the knurling on this one. Dare I say it I might be getting the hang of it. It’s not very reassuring when the instructions with my knurlier say it’s not an exact science and a practice part is needed.

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          • I got a few things done today.

            Did that toolpost nut but really hated the shoulder bolt so I made this out of stainless and brass.



            And I disassembled and cleaned and lubed these record vises. I had the little one forever and last week got it's bigger brother. The little guy was jealous so I made him some copper jaws.


            Steve

            My youtube:
            http://www.youtube.com/MyShopNotes

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            • Steve, doggonnit... I need to make one of these too. haven't checked yet, you remember the thread size?

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              • Thread size on mine was 9/16 - 18

                Originally posted by caveBob View Post
                Steve, doggonnit... I need to make one of these too. haven't checked yet, you remember the thread size?
                Steve

                My youtube:
                http://www.youtube.com/MyShopNotes

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                • Hi Old Dog: What did you use for the free running bearing? I have used water pumps from cars for this. This has also allowed me to change the grinding diameters although after making these changes, only used this once. Wayne.

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                  • I spent some time cleaning up these setup blocks I picked up on the weekend. Pretty good score IMO, got it all for $75.

                    I measured many of them and they are mostly under 1 thou off high to low as measured with a mic. Need to get them on the surface plate to find out what pairs match the best.

                    Steve

                    My youtube:
                    http://www.youtube.com/MyShopNotes

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                    • Excellent score, Schor.

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                      • Been retired for a week now, lucky me right. 6 loads of painted wood and plastic to the anal landfill that sorts from my trailer to a mile of stops for each item been a while since I went to the dump. Built a lathe table from scraps they didn't make the dump run, table legs recycled computer desk. Top an IKEA futon lower frame for a top base waterbed 1/2 inch plywood for inner and outer top front and 1/2 inch single layer for the rear where boxed tools now reside. Got my 65 year old SB-9AX48 on the table with a comealong half a bucket of thinned oil and it all turns nice, not used for 1/2 an eon my guess. Spindle thrust bearing installed nice to have no slop in the spindle. Removed everything from my workshop shed and I do mean everything. Tomorrow I get to do the other side and put all my gold tools in a new to me big wooden box. Had a very nice day and feel like I need my ciropractor in a box inversion table for a 1/2 hour ride before going for coffee on the bike. Retirement simply means I now work harder for me than at any other time in my life for no income but I do like it so far.
                        Last edited by bubby-joe; 07-31-2014, 01:20 AM.

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                        • A friend needed a depth stop for his Buffalo 18 drill press, so I made one,

                          Steve

                          My youtube:
                          http://www.youtube.com/MyShopNotes

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                          • I needed a tool holder holder so I made one.

                            Steve

                            My youtube:
                            http://www.youtube.com/MyShopNotes

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                            • I did something I can't believe I hadn't thought of before. As I was removing the ER32 collet chuck from my mill yet again to install a drill chuck, I thought "wouldn't think be easier if I had a drill chuck on a straight shank I could pop right into a collet?" I now have 3/8" 1/2" and 5/8" drill chucks on 3/4" shanks for those times when my drills are between collet sizes. I think my boring head's destined for one too.

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                              • Achtanelion.Damn ,why did I not think of that.My tooling is limited but now its going to speed things up.

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