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  • I finished assembling my Clausing Horizontal Mill. I replaced all the belts and the hose that operates the Reeves Drive. It is like a new machine no belt slippage just quiet with everything working as it should. It will be put to work machining some Gooseneck Dies for my home made Press Brake.

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    • I drove up to Minnesota, and found that the "snow showers" were actually a near blizzard on 35 N, with vehicles in the ditch and a road that was a mess. UGH.
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      Hashim Khan

      Everything not impossible is compulsory

      "There's no pleasing these serpents"......Lewis Carroll

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      • Studded tires have been on since october here.

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        • Originally posted by DennisCA View Post
          Studded tires have been on since october here.
          And are illegal here. We had them 50 years ago, and they tore up the roads.
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          Everything not impossible is compulsory

          "There's no pleasing these serpents"......Lewis Carroll

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          • Today I wished all my fellow veterans a Happy Veteran's Day, and thanked them for their service.

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            • Originally posted by J Tiers View Post

              And are illegal here. We had them 50 years ago, and they tore up the roads.
              They wear the roads more sure. But no choice really, the weather dictates what is required. Alternative would be a lot more deaths and vehicles in ditches and other accidents.

              I noted the same in Germany once when I bought a car from there and drove it home, planned to buy tires for the winter but could not get studded tires because they where illegal, fine for them down south I guess, so I had to order them from a finnish company and as we came off the boat in Hangö from Rostock in a january snowstorm that guy came in his van late at night and helped us change the tires on the car so we could drive the 450km up north without ending up in a ditch.

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              • it's more the idiots who grind them into the pavement trying to drive out of a hole in the ice.... they DO get out, by grinding the ice away, and also the road.....
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                Everything not impossible is compulsory

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                • There are also probably some yahoos that thought it was fun and cool to burn rubber (and asphalt) on dry roads with the studded tires. If conditions are bad enough for studded tires, just get a good set of chains and you can be "king of the road". You may be limited to about 30 MPH, but you'll sure get where you need to go.
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                  • In the north of the country (where I happen to be right now) there is plenty of snow and ice, and low temps, that may not get above zero F for weeks. But there are also plows, so things do not get too bad.

                    Driving up here, I only saw one plow on the interstate (Federal) highway, however..... the rest was a mess.
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                    Hashim Khan

                    Everything not impossible is compulsory

                    "There's no pleasing these serpents"......Lewis Carroll

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                    • Originally posted by PStechPaul View Post
                      There are also probably some yahoos that thought it was fun and cool to burn rubber (and asphalt) on dry roads with the studded tires. If conditions are bad enough for studded tires, just get a good set of chains and you can be "king of the road". You may be limited to about 30 MPH, but you'll sure get where you need to go.
                      That just won't for normal people going about their every day business, going around at 30mph of taking chains on and off. Almost everyone here has studded tires in winter time, been the norm for 50 years. With the warming winters though, stud free winter tires might become more common, but not yet.

                      Roads are plowed, but not always in time and even when plowed, the roads over time develop a thick and solid layer of compacted snow, salting won't even work then and sand or fine gravel is deployed to help. And sometimes when it has been cold and it thaws and you get slick ice on the road studded tires work the best.

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                      • Originally posted by DennisCA View Post

                        ........ And sometimes when it has been cold and it thaws and you get slick ice on the road studded tires work the best.
                        Known as "black ice" here..... smooth ice that you do not see well. Bad stuff. When it does not get above zero F the thawing is no issue, but above 20F, the sun can melt ice on roads.

                        Ice is a bigger problem south of here, back where I now live.
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                        "There's no pleasing these serpents"......Lewis Carroll

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                        • Made a new mobile base for drum sander; also refurbished the drum sander (new switch and etc). Designed the mobile base so I can raise it to my table saw height to act as a receiving table.
                          I can't get the feeder belt to track; tried everything, today, I will check to see if the rollers are parallel and if the table is square. any suggestions?
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                          • Today I made two small turning tool holders. Starting material was bright steel 15x20x80 mm. After milling the threads were made. Afterwards I engraved my "brand" and blackened the holders.
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                            These holders are designed for my Multifix Aa system.
                            Many greetings from the southwest of Germany.
                            Bruno
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                            • A couple of days ago I did probably the best cold bluing job I've done yet on a piece of mysteralloy. Lovely dark and even black it was. Yesterday it rained quite heavily. Today I have evidence this provides no rust-proofing whatsoever - worse than leaving it bare to be honest. Left outside and covered in orange rust. Hammerite next, I think.

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                              • Passed 1000 youtube subs and 250 on instagram. I really need to make some new content.

                                Looks like I might be claiming the Daowoo 20x60 at work as "mine". Or at least have it be off-limits for graphite. Seems like a really nice lathe, but need some desperate cleaning, oiling, and some repair. Apparently it has a ball-screw leadscrew. How does that even work? I'll have to grab the manual and read through it.
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                                1943 Sidney 16x54 Lathe Restoration

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