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  • I like to think that I am a beekeeper (hobby) but of late the title is more appropriately 'bear feeder'.
    Last year I lost 5 hives to the black bear. A few days ago, another attack that damaged one hive but we were able to find the queen and rebuild the colony. I had my fill of it. I built an electrified fence today with a slop jar full of ZAP.
    ****-you, Yogi.
    Bill Pendergrass
    Rotec RM-1 w/Rusnok head
    Atlas TH42 QC10

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    • Rewired 2 out of 3 light fixtures for the LED bulbs, and installed the bulbs. The third fixture has a lot of crap under it that makes it hard to get to. Wished I did it sooner just for the simplicity and reliability of it. Doesn't seem any brighter or diffused as well, but definitely good enough so far.

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      • Ok, I take it back, they are very bright, even with just 2/3rds working.

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        • Mounted a small chuck to do some machining on rounds..

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          • More work on the porch roof renovation project over the last few days:



            Framing just about finished, and now installing sheathing. This is 23/32" premium OSB board, usually used for subfloor, but seems fine for roofing as well. It is heavier and denser than equivalent plywood, as well as cheaper ($26 vs $35 or so).




            We had an "oops" moment - misjudged where the sawhorse was when cutting the OSB sheathing. I noticed the saw working a little harder, and thought it had just sliced into the 2x4 on the sawhorse. But it actually cut the steel as well! I just drilled a third hole and used three screws into a new 2x4.
            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 skunkworks View Post
              ....a small chuck...
              Yeah, R-I-G-H-T. That thing weighs more than a lot of mills here.
              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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              • Made these bird feeder holders for my wife a while ago.



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                • Originally posted by DICKEYBIRD View Post
                  Yeah, R-I-G-H-T. That thing weighs more than a lot of mills here.
                  it is all perspective... It isn't our biggest chuck...

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                  • Today we stripped off the remaining shingles on the porch roof, but left the tar paper underlayment until tomorrow, when I'll get another roll of 30# felt, flashing, drip edge, and 6 or 7 bundles of shingles. The roof is just about 8' x 24', or 192 S.F., and each bundle is 33 S.F.





                    Quite a mess:




                    Also took a short video of some horny butterflies that fluttered by, trying to mate?

                    http://enginuitysystems.com/pix/hous...flies_5386.AVI
                    Last edited by PStechPaul; 06-04-2019, 11:02 PM. Reason: video
                    http://pauleschoen.com/pix/PM08_P76_P54.png
                    Paul , P S Technology, Inc. and MrTibbs
                    USA Maryland 21030

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                    • Morning started with tropical feel, forecast says +27 °C for the evening.

                      Planned holiday trip to northern Norway, still couple of weeks work left but should be there before sunset!
                      Location: Helsinki, Finland, Europe

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                      • Started preparing the vertical table for reassembly. Even with a handy crane a support is needed to be able to slide the table on.




                        Remember to reinstall the cam stop that acts against the tapered gib before sliding it on all the way.


                        Reinstalled the operator side cover:




                        It occurs to me at this time I've neglected freshening up the front face of the vertical table. Those T-slot and other surfaces could do with a brightening up. Anyone have any recommendations on how to go about it without affecting the geometry of the table? I am thinking citric acid and fine steel wool perhaps.
                        Last edited by DennisCA; 06-06-2019, 11:48 PM.

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                        • Started tidying my corrid....workshop yesterday. Was going to finish up the broaching tool....but could find the tool bit. Got fed up with the cycle of do job, make mess, tidy, repeat so I got sidetracked and instead, started on making a shelf for the top of my lathe. Should give me an area I can put stuff down that I'm working with, without it instantly disappearing or getting in the way (often put stuff on the ways or leadscrew cover - you can guess, right). Well, that's the misguided lie I've sold myself on anyway!
                          Got the basic shelf cut and started drilling holes in the back end to drop chucks and centres into. Can't do anymore because my workshop has suddenly at least halved in size....it's raining. Don't fancy doing the edging with a (240V) mitre saw in the pouring rain!

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                          • One of my pet peeves is to adjust bench grinder rests you need to go to the tool box and get wrenches. While I was dressing up the Cummings grinder the thought came to me on making my Craftsman bench grinder rests adjustable with out tools. Here is my video on how I did that. A simple shop project that pays dividends

                            https://youtu.be/Xl36L-LJa8w


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                            • Must be grinder modification day. A few years ago I picked up a A 46 O Norton wheel from advise here. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/thr...HSS-lathe-bits

                              I put it on and the grinder would shake so bad it would actually move across the room by itself, so I took it off and put it in a drawer for about 4 years. I decided to have another go with it so I turned up a bushing and looked online to balance the wheel. The wheel is dated 1979, but it took a lot of drilling in only one area to get it to balance out. I think it may be a defect wheel that someone took home in 1979 instead of tossing. There were so many holes required I would alternate sides to not weaken one side too much. The video I was watching showed the Norton wheels balancing out with a few pecks of the drill. Mine took about six per side, all in the same location directly across from each other. Once it was done, I can turn it on and the grinder is smooth and stays put. I got a Shifter Kart wheel balancer a long time ago and it worked perfect for the grinder wheel, even the hub adapter was 1-1/4".

                              After all that, I decided the factory sheet metal rest had to go, so I cut a 1/4" thick one to take its place.

                              Thanks for all the advise. The grinder is an import, but after balancing and a new rest it does grind HSS so much better than the original wheel.



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                              • Originally posted by DennisCA View Post
                                Started preparing the vertical table for reassembly.
                                Love the progress. Thanks for updating the build. JR

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