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  • Was that just a standard parting/grooving tool you used for the trepanning? I know there are specific face grooving tools available but between being specific for a limited diameter of groove and costing a small fortune each, it's put me off buying something for when I inevitably need one.

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    • Originally posted by Cenedd View Post
      Was that just a standard parting/grooving tool you used for the trepanning? I know there are specific face grooving tools available but between being specific for a limited diameter of groove and costing a small fortune each, it's put me off buying something for when I inevitably need one.
      Hastily modified with angle grinder from standard tool to get some curvature for the "blade"

      Modified parting tool and set of "pressure plates" and large "washers" with centerbores have been very useful, makes quick job of turning large disks.
      I should still make couple of larger "pressure plates" with centerbore, the job shown was quite noisy as there is quite a bit of unclamped 316 disk free to "sing".

      Still not any deal breaker, did the trepanning at normal carbide speeds.

      And I think I should add some sort of boss to the sacrificial plywood disks so it would fit snugly in the chuck bore, staying there securely and centered.
      Maybe a thick washer turned to size and mounted with couple of wood screws.
      Location: Helsinki, Finland, Europe

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      • Edutainment! Teaching my son some electrical (fan installation) and plumbing (faucet swap). And.... getting some help on the five friggin fans my wife wanted swapped. :-0
        It's amazing how far this puts him ahead of the average shmo. Never mind the soldering, cabinet making, and Tollexing skills from building a vacuum tube amp together ;-)

        Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk

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        • Cleaned up after the plant sale. Sold almost everything. Dom't have the numbers yet, but UCIB should do average to above as far as proceeds.

          Only problem is that neither my wife nor I want to look at a plant for the next month, but we need to do work around the gardens on the property.
          2730

          Keep eye on ball.
          Hashim Khan

          Everything not impossible is compulsory

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          • Working on some custom Kodi performance improvements and Chill'n with my vill'n.

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            • Did my first shingle repair the other day, one involved lying on my gut about 25ft over the ground to reach a ripped up section on the steep side of the house. Saved a few hundred I suspect, not bad for 2 hours work.

              Working on a dust chute for the SG today, got the chute portion about half finished. Put the 2.5" vac hose hole on the wrong side so I've got some patching to do.



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              • Spent the morning cleaning blood and guts off the hall floor and the mat. Want another villain 3Phase?! I'll post him to you!

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                • Made some ramps.



                  Andy

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                  • Anyone else think season 8 of GOT is kind of boring compared to seasons 1-7? The big long awaited battle last night was quite boring and monotonous. Maybe it is budget related but the quality of the special effects, lighting, and cinematic arrangements were quite disappointing.

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                    • Originally posted by vpt View Post
                      Made some ramps.



                      Great idea Andy!
                      Nicely executed as well. I can see that concept taking off, it really opens up a lot of opportunities and makes loading and unloading much less of a hassle.
                      Home, down in the valley behind the Red Angus
                      Bad Decisions Make Good Stories​

                      Location: British Columbia

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                      • Originally posted by Willy View Post
                        Great idea Andy!
                        Nicely executed as well. I can see that concept taking off, it really opens up a lot of opportunities and makes loading and unloading much less of a hassle.
                        Yup, nicely done. I've got a 5x9 box trailer, and I've loaded 2 quads that way a few times before. Load the first one up into the box with ramps from the trailer. For a landscape business (I'm assuming) that would pay for itself pretty quickly through ease of use.

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                        • Originally posted by vpt View Post
                          Made some ramps.
                          That would make a sweat jump for a sledgehammer!

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                          • Had the supreme pleasure of moving stuff around in the shop to allow replacement of a water heater. One of those jobs I will hire out happily.

                            The old heater, which lasted 22 years, started leaking last Tuesday or Wednesday, and "blew" on Friday, after I had already called and arranged for its replacement the day after I found the leak. I was surprised at it "blowing" as it did, it shook the entire plumbing system and house, "started" some faucets, and of course opened a big leak of water, along with some sand, across the basement floor. Had to hustle down and shut it off, cut the water to it, and put down a temporary dam to guide the water to the least troublesome floor drain.

                            Several decades ago, we had a water heater with a monel tank. Tank would have lasted a century, except that the city had the bright idea of requiring backflow preventers on the incoming water line, but NOT requiring expansion tanks.... so the absolutely rustproof tank was gradually forced out by heat expansion of the water, until it was ripped apart. A lot of that went on, and the city eventually reversed the requirement.

                            This one was a plain steel tank, probably glass-lined. Replacement tomorrow, unless some other crazy city requirement gets in the way.
                            2730

                            Keep eye on ball.
                            Hashim Khan

                            Everything not impossible is compulsory

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                            • On Sunday I helped an old (born May 1931) friend with his telephone (part of a FIOS bundle), and I also tried to program his second remote to work with his Philips flat screen TV. I found several procedures on-line, but none of them worked. I connected both TVs to the main set-top box so he could watch his premium channels (Playboy and HD) on both, and I removed his second STB and took it to the Verizon store so he could stop paying like $9/mo rental, and they gave me a new remote to see if it will work for on/off and sound on his second TV.

                              This is the user guide: https://www.verizon.com/home/accesso...5_brochure.pdf

                              Another guide: https://www.verizon.com/cs/groups/pu...ios-remote.pdf

                              I also tried to teach him how to use a cheap ($20) used Win7 laptop I gave him, but it is quirky and he has vision problems as well as Parkinsons, so I don't think he'll be able to use it.

                              He also has an iPad that a friend bought for him, but he has had trouble using it, and I was not familiar enough with it to show him. So I took it home with me, along with a book "My iPad for Seniors", and I soon was able to use it. Mostly I just browsed the pictures that were taken with it, used Safari to browse the internet (what's with the stupid compass icon), and I installed a free calculator as well as an 8-ball pool app and a Brainium solitaire app, which I played until the wee hours last night.

                              One more thing... I have been using Dogpile for a search engine, but lately I have been getting the following web page, which is apparently a "honeypot" used to block hacking attempts by attracting them to it (like a sting) and then blocking them. I thought it might be malware but it appears to be legit, and probably installed by Dogpile.

                              http://pauleschoen.com/pix/PM08_P76_P54.png
                              Paul , P S Technology, Inc. and MrTibbs
                              USA Maryland 21030

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                              • Teasing the cats again

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