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  • Originally posted by Tim The Grim View Post
    Today I finished machining some parts for the local Engineering students group I’ve been helping out. They paid me $200.00 and I donated half to El Pasoans Fighting Hunger and the other half to the Salvation Army in memory of my grandfather who they helped so much in France during WW1.
    Thanks Tim!

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    • Originally posted by redlee View Post
      Back when things were made properly 3/4 HP Black and Decker grinder.
      Runs quiet and smooth like babies butt.
      Back when they made things so they could be taken apart to fix, were fixable and whoever made them didn't die of embarrassment at the state of what you find when you get past the outer layer. There's no pride in 99% of what's made now

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      • I picked up a pocket flashlight. The Fenix brand E18R model is not much to look at. It's 2.3 inches long, black with copper accents. It includes a rechargeable 4.15v 700 mAh lithium ion battery and a cable to charge it while it's in the flashlight from a USB source. The light has low (5 lumen), medium, high and turbo (750 lumen) mode. It's expensive, running around $65, but I collect flashlights so that's not out of my range for a "toy".

        Just for fun, I decided to check this itty-bitty light against some more conventional ones. Top to bottom, they are a Fenix PD35 (850 lumens max), Ultrafire WF-502B (900 lumens) Surefire L4 Lumamax (100 lumens) and the E18R. The quarter is just for scale. Speaking of money, the brightest rated light cost me the least (about $20) and the most expensive (the Surefire) cost me $160 in 2003. Both Fenix models were under $75.



        And then I did some comparisons of the light beams in a totally dark back yard. You get to guess which is which. All 4 pictures were taken with the same settings and the light at the same spot. In all cases the pictures were taken within 10 seconds of turning on the light.


        (surefire er18 PD35 Ultrafire ) Note: The surefire did light the fence, but the camera's ISO, aperture and shutter speed were chosen using one of the brighter lights.

        Dan
        Last edited by danlb; 12-03-2020, 09:33 PM.
        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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        • I had a series of unfortunate events with work so I am only one step away from losing my lucrative aviation career. I am making moves to secure a future outside of aviation that will make liberal use of my home machine shop, and just decided to cash out ALL of my vacation time to be used for investments.
          The thought of this actually makes me feel happy.

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          • Originally posted by RB211 View Post
            I had a series of unfortunate events with work so I am only one step away from losing my lucrative aviation career.
            Wow. That really sucks a lot. I understand that an commercial pilot's pension is also tied to reaching some milestone too. Hope everything goes well for you.

            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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            • I have no pension, pension plan is rental properties.

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              • Originally posted by RB211 View Post
                I have no pension, pension plan is rental properties.
                That's probably a very smart way to do it.
                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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                • Anybody see my chuck key? I looked where it should be, I looked where it could be, I looked where it would be. I'm about to start looking where it couldn't be.

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                  • Originally posted by Bob Engelhardt View Post
                    Anybody see my chuck key? I looked where it should be, I looked where it could be, I looked where it would be. I'm about to start looking where it couldn't be.
                    Go buy one and then you'll find it.

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                    • Originally posted by Bob Engelhardt View Post
                      Anybody see my chuck key? I looked where it should be, I looked where it could be, I looked where it would be. I'm about to start looking where it couldn't be.
                      Do what I do, I leave it in the chuck and it is usually found embedded in a wall or ceiling in the same plane as the chuck.

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                      • I find that if I go to the effort of making myself a really nice chuck key to replace it, it soon shows up. Bonus being you end up with a nice chuck key and a spare
                        RB211 Hope the work thing goes as well as possible for you.

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                        • This week I've been converting my old Grizzly 2 hp. single stage dust collector to a 2 stage. Been welding up brackets to hold everything. Next i'll run the ducting.
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                          • Moving things around in the grinding room/woodworking area. Moved all the grinders over against a wall that I opened up by moving about 25 plants to a different area. (We have a goodly number of tropical type plants that come in for the winter, bananas, and various citrus, cactus, and houseplants, plus a coffee tree.)

                            Not sure I am happy with that, I had originally thought I would ut a workbench there, but I don't have the workbench at the moment. I could build one, but the two old-school workbenches I have just plain spoiled me. They are both ones with steel K-type legs, one of the two very heavy, and they just do not wobble. The heavy one has 3" thick wood top glued up of real 2 x 3 section lumber. I want another one.
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                            Keep eye on ball.
                            Hashim Khan


                            It's just a box of rain, I don't know who put it there.

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                            • T dipper that setup really sucks. I did the same setup with my Jet 2hp collector the bucket on the filter will ever fill up. John b.
                              Last edited by john b; 12-06-2020, 07:39 PM.
                              John b. SW Chicago burbs.

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                              • I really need to get the ducting for my pentz cyclone, been doing some woodworking and I am running the shop vac which is failing to catch most of the dust from the table saw, so I am running the shopvac and also the dust collector without ducting just as an air cleaner.

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