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  • What happened to 2016 & 2017???

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    • Originally posted by J Tiers View Post
      That's about as chilly as I'd like it to ever get.... the snow squeaks loudly under your feet, and sounds just "fall to the ground". Really sucks if there is any wind.
      The first winter after moving to Ohio for a new job was the Blizzard of '76. Two years later, I brought my new wife from Texas and we had the Blizzard of '78 that winter. The wife worked downtown at a bank and I worked at the Cleveland Clinic. I drove her into work then headed for work myself. Wind chill was -100*F. A half hour later, she called and said they told her to go home. No one was at the data center at CC so I said I'd be there in 15 minutes. There was no traffic on the roads that were passable then. By the time we headed back East, nearly all the roads were impassable. We lived in Euclid at the top of a hill and barely made it home. Spent the next 17 years fighting winters in the snow belt. Divorced then I moved back to Texas! She's still up there as far as I know.

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      • Originally posted by elf View Post
        What happened to 2016 & 2017???
        Some idiot *whistles nonchalantly* couldn't find the "What did you machine today" thread even with Google. On the plus side, this does allow for stuff that was done of a non-machining nature

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        • Originally posted by Cenedd View Post
          Some idiot *whistles nonchalantly* couldn't find the "What did you machine today" thread even with Google. On the plus side, this does allow for stuff that was done of a non-machining nature
          Is this what you are looking for?
          http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/thr...-machine-today
          Location: Long Island, N.Y.

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          • Well yesterday... I hunted all over my shop for some PW-04 locking tab washers to lock the nut that holds the thrust bearings on the ballscrews for my bigger mill. I finally found, not one, but three of them hiding in this piece of steel. I just had to cut them out.

            http://tacklemaker.info/index.php?ac...sa=view;pic=51
            *** I always wanted a welding stinger that looked like the north end of a south bound chicken. Often my welds look like somebody pointed the wrong end of a chicken at the joint and squeezed until something came out. Might as well look the part.

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            • Yes, it popped back to the top of the list shortly after I'd resurrected this thread from 2015. Still, seems to be popular

              I finished fixing the shower door handle. The one I'd repeatedly told my son that keep fiddling with would break *sigh* It was an M6 threaded rod passing through the glass with a chromed plastic knob screwed on each side and the thread gave in the plastic on one side. Now, it's a longer aluminium rod (figured it wouldn't rust that way) threaded M6 on one end and M7x1.0 on the other. Had grief when I found that my only M7 die wasn't actually M7 but single-pointing it has thrown up some useful mistakes to learn from.

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              • Originally posted by CCWKen View Post
                The first winter after moving to Ohio for a new job was the Blizzard of '76. Two years later, I brought my new wife from Texas and we had the Blizzard of '78 that winter. The wife worked downtown at a bank and I worked at the Cleveland Clinic. I drove her into work then headed for work myself. Wind chill was -100*F. A half hour later, she called and said they told her to go home. No one was at the data center at CC so I said I'd be there in 15 minutes. There was no traffic on the roads that were passable then. By the time we headed back East, nearly all the roads were impassable. We lived in Euclid at the top of a hill and barely made it home. Spent the next 17 years fighting winters in the snow belt. Divorced then I moved back to Texas! She's still up there as far as I know.


                I am in Georgetown right now visiting the inlaws.
                Andy

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                • Helped a friend install some garage cabinets.

                  Was paid with a nice Mexican Food meal for my wife and myself.
                  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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                  • Played with the new to me Mig welder. This is going to be Challenging. Used Lincoln Weld-pac 155. 240volt, came with a argon bottle. hood, 5 rolls of different wires, 2 vice grip welding clamps and 15 extra tips and extra liner. $200. Tomorrow I'll look into building a cart for it all.
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                    I would rather have tools that I never use, than not have a tool I need.
                    Oregon Coast

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                    • Originally posted by lugnut View Post
                      Played with the new to me Mig welder. This is going to be Challenging. Used Lincoln Weld-pac 155. 240volt, came with a argon bottle. hood, 5 rolls of different wires, 2 vice grip welding clamps and 15 extra tips and extra liner. $200. Tomorrow I'll look into building a cart for it all.
                      Wow. What a buy! It won't be as challenging as it appears. The 5 volt settings can be augmented by different amounts of stick-out. It's possible to get good results.
                      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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                      • Cut out parts for a coffin. Nobody died, but somebody might- this is for a party coming up. I'll have to brush up on the rules so I can decide if I want to be there or not-
                        I seldom do anything within the scope of logical reason and calculated cost/benefit, etc- I'm following my passion-

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                        • Replaced the DC motor in our community gate backup drive system (opens the gate when the power does out). And hey.. 3 hours later we lost power Unrelated to my efforts though.

                          Dumb design. Nice PM motor that is on the same belt with the main AC motor, so the bushes wear whether you use it or not. Motor was totally worn out... but heck, it lasted 12 years so nobody except me cares.

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                          • I'm working on the Myers stovetop fan. I'll experiment and see if a link to a Facebook picture will work:

                            https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=3&theater
                            So many projects. So little time.

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                            • The link works for me - although I am signed up to FaceBook.
                              "So many projects. So little time." That's easy to explain - you clearly put a lot of time and effort into making a nice piece - something that you can be proud of. From that, I suspect you would draw no satisfaction from modifying the quality to be able to knock out more projects in less time.

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                              • I picked up a 6 inch, 3 jaw BTC chuck for my HF 9x20 lathe.

                                It has two things my existing chucks don't have.

                                A) It has two piece jaws so I can add soft jaws to it.

                                B) It's a "Zero Set" model, so I can (according to the BTC documentation) expect .0005 repeatability if I'm making several parts from turned or ground materials.

                                The down side was that the chuck is covered with dried coolant / lube and just a touch of rust from something. A full teardown is in my future.

                                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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