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  • Originally posted by Cenedd View Post
    I get that with some of the projects I'm working on. Can't sleep because the how's of the project are going round and round my brain - usually unproductively. Sometimes it's the kick that gets me to finish something - must finish this because I want to sleep tonight!
    Yes, now it's all about, "How do I do internal splines, make the clutch discs", etc...



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    Last edited by RB211; 08-30-2019, 11:37 AM.

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    • Putting up shutters over the house windows and doors in preparation for hurricane Dorian. The East coast of Florida is paradise, most of the time.

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      • Originally posted by jdedmon91 View Post
        I reworked a brake rotor for a race car locally. Here is the video https://youtu.be/GCsDfvDDVeM


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        You know , it would be a lot easier on your mill, if you use a multi insert face mill.
        And running your quill out that far, on a slamming banging cut, is not good for the machine.
        Last edited by 754; 08-30-2019, 08:58 PM.

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        • Originally posted by Jim Williams View Post
          Putting up shutters over the house windows and doors in preparation for hurricane Dorian. The East coast of Florida is paradise, most of the time.
          Be safe my friend. Prayers are with you.
          Last edited by Tungsten dipper; 08-31-2019, 08:22 AM.

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          • Originally posted by Jim Williams View Post
            Putting up shutters over the house windows and doors in preparation for hurricane Dorian. The East coast of Florida is paradise, most of the time.
            Originally posted by Tungsten dipper View Post
            Be safe my friend. Prayer are with you.
            Ditto. I've been there....weirdly. "Holiday will be fine after all....I mean, what are the chances of two big hurricanes in the same season?!....Oh." Was rather grateful to American Airlines for getting me out as the storm almost literally tore chunks off the back of the plane!
            Hope it misses you there.

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            • Florida? Nice place to visit in February when it's 20F and sleeting in MD. But in August? Been there, done that, no thanks. Heat + humidity are bad enough (and also oppressive here in MD), but being only a few feet above rising sea level, with hurricanes and tidal waves? Nope - don't want to live there. I have friends who moved there, or have properties there, because they hate the cold and snow. But I just wear another layer of warm clothing, and toss a few more logs on the fire, and I'm safe and comfy. In FL summers are only bearable with massive A/C, so when power is out, it can be a life-threatening situation.

              But I do worry about those who live, work, and visit there, and I hope y'all will be safe during this major storm. Take care...
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              Paul , P S Technology, Inc. and MrTibbs
              USA Maryland 21030

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              • Took delivery of my power hammer
                Blacksmith bug is subtle
                "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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                • Today I went to see my optometrist to get fixed up with new bifocals for close up work. I don't need anything for distance, since my cataract operations. I ordered two sets of glasses---One set with rather nice looking metal frames, and one set full on safety glasses with side shields for working in my machine shop. I'm wearing a set of drug store "cheaters" right now, but after a half hour of reading they give me a headache. ---Brian
                  Brian Rupnow
                  Design engineer
                  Barrie, Ontario, Canada

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                  • I started to do a bit of repair work to my back deck. It's small at about 6 1/2 feet square and only three steps up and I thought all I would need to do is replace a few 2x6 planks but like many things, once you get into it you find there's more that needs attention so I've decided to rebuild almost all of it and be done with it forever.
                    Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

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                    • Originally posted by plastikosmd View Post
                      Took delivery of my power hammer
                      Blacksmith bug is subtle
                      Wow! That is a beautiful machine right there. Nice size too. JR
                      My old yahoo group. Bridgeport Mill Group

                      https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/...port_mill/info

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                      • Finished painting the shed I built, (10 X16) it will free up space in the shop.
                        At 64, this the LAST shed I’ll build!




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                        • Need to move back to garage from kitchen.. been honing my sourdough bread and with this speed I'll gain 50lbs before christmas

                          This was from Californian sourdough "seed"

                          Location: Helsinki, Finland, Europe

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                          • Day before yesterday, I got to visit the ER after falling from a ladder. For the benefit of others, here's what NOT to do.

                            Situation. building a closet in my mom's new (to her) house. There's never enough storage. 10 foot ceiling, the closet is 7 foot long by 28 inches deep. I wanted to finish the project, so 1 AM found me taping the drywall+ceiling joint inside the closet. The 6 foot step ladder was in the opening with the steps up against the wall.

                            What not to do. As I stretched to apply more mud to the tape I leaned back against the wall. This pushed the top of the ladder away from me. I did what you always do in this situation. You try to wedge yourself in by pushing with your feet. The ladder went flying and I fell about 5 feet straight down in a perfectly horizontal position. I landed on my back with my head mashed against the wall. My shoulder, back and neck hurt so bad that I was afraid to move. EMT did the cervical collar thing and off to the ER we went. No permanent damage.

                            Machining content. Yesterday I was well enough to resume the project. I found the leg on the ladder had buckled badly. No idea when or how it got so twisted. I straightened it out using woodworking clamps as presses and 2x4 pieces as levers and fulcrums. A new ladder is in the near future.



                            P.S. Trying google photo to see if it works.
                            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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                            • Danlb--glad you are still with us. Falls are never fun. Glad that you weren't seriously hurt.---Brian
                              Brian Rupnow
                              Design engineer
                              Barrie, Ontario, Canada

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                              • Yes, danlb. I'm another who is very happy you weren't more seriously hurt than you were! That could have been waaay worse!
                                Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

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