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  • I yanked Doozer's chain a bit...😆
    Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

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    • received a set of 4 1-2-3 blocks from China. now I need to order another set. this set contained 2: 1-2-3 blocks, and 2: 25-50-75 blocks. I wanted 4 alike, I ended up with 2 and 2.

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      • Um, bought some treasure (to me) cheap. Only way with vintage.


        Anyone know what the far Left 2MT item is? Tri-shaped only tip sharp w divots, and marked “Made in U.S.A” “G S Pat.” and 11/16” ?



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        • Got me another redfish.
          You may only view thumbnails in this gallery. This gallery has 1 photos.

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          • Originally posted by DennisCA View Post
            Dishwasher broke (stopped pumping out waster water, refused to start up new washing programs again after I drained it), spent most of saturday fixing it. Had to take it out and disassemble it. First I thought it was an eletronic error but all the components looked pristine. After that I disassembled the pumps and heaters so I could reach the drain pump, inside that I found a shard of glass wedged in the impeller preventing it from moving, I tested the pump independently and it worked fine so that was probably it.

            Reassembled and it started up and ran a test program, it worked! Well the first time I saw it was leaking water, so I had to stop and redo all the hose clamps. Also lifted it on two chairs so I could look under it and watch for leaks. But it ran a program from start to end properly and no leaks.

            So now this thing just needs a better filter, pretty crappy filter to let a glass shard through.

            Most modern dishwashers have a garbage disposal built into them and they need to have big enough holes in the screen to let larger food in to be disposed of. BTW, a friend of mine had exactly the same problem and bought a new pump for their dishwasher. Found the same problem when he was getting ready to put the new pump in. His wife had broken a glass in the dishwasher and it must be she figured the dishwasher could take care of it.
            OPEN EYES, OPEN EARS, OPEN MIND

            THINK HARDER

            BETTER TO HAVE TOOLS YOU DON'T NEED THAN TO NEED TOOLS YOU DON'T HAVE

            MY NAME IS BRIAN AND I AM A TOOLOHOLIC

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            • Originally posted by rrrgcy View Post
              Um, bought some treasure (to me) cheap. Only way with vintage.


              Anyone know what the far Left 2MT item is? Tri-shaped only tip sharp w divots, and marked “Made in U.S.A” “G S Pat.” and 11/16” ?


              Looks like some sort of spade drill, maybe with a special sharpening job for drilling some odd material.
              OPEN EYES, OPEN EARS, OPEN MIND

              THINK HARDER

              BETTER TO HAVE TOOLS YOU DON'T NEED THAN TO NEED TOOLS YOU DON'T HAVE

              MY NAME IS BRIAN AND I AM A TOOLOHOLIC

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              • Toys for the kids, building a catapult for the kids. I am building two copies to be exact. It's gonna be inspired by the Da Vinci catapult so the turned dowel will go in the center and there will be a ratcheting wheel and trigger mechanism to let it go.



                I don't have a wood lathe anymore so I had to improvise using my metal lathe. I think I prefer using it over the wood lathe, at least for making simple parts like this what I want to be perfectly round and consistent. Used a leather to cover the ways and also had dust extraction.

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                • Anyone know what the far Left 2MT item is? Tri-shaped only tip sharp w divots, and marked “Made in U.S.A” “G S Pat.” and 11/16” ? Looks like a “hard rock “ or “black” drill for very hard metals

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                  • Originally posted by Cenedd View Post

                    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
                    Yes there is, however most now buy equipment strictly on price, why buy a tool that costs $150.00 when you can buy another manufacturers tool for $29.95?
                    I buy two of these at a time for general shop use, bought 2 this July and one still works, one went in the scrap when it failed last month. $22.00 each'
                    Can't beat it, use them for low priority work, measuring standard fasteners, mill finish stock, rough machining and general measuring.

                    Why use a Starrett tool to measure hot rolled steel stock?

                    The people that work in the high end of manufacturing still have pride in the products that they make, you will not ever buy them because of cost.





                    When they stop working toss them. https://www.amazon.com/VINCA-DCLA-06...54&s=hi&sr=1-6

                    Thank you China.
                    Last edited by Bented; 12-09-2020, 08:33 PM.

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                    • What did I do today? Well the most recent thing was "attending" via zoom, the service for my half sister Katia, who died of Covid a few days ago. That came right after a silly city commission meeting that I was glad to get out of early, but not very happy about the reason I did.
                      She had just gotten married in August.
                      Last edited by J Tiers; 12-10-2020, 01:35 AM.
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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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                      • So sorry. Words aren't much help, but I am sorry for your loss.
                        “I know lots of people who are educated far beyond their intelligence”

                        Lewis Grizzard

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                        • Very sorry to hear that, Jerry.
                          21" Royersford Excelsior CamelBack Drillpress Restoration
                          1943 Sidney 16x54 Lathe Restoration

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                          • Jerry, that sucks. so sorry

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                            • My condolences Jerry

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                              • I'm so sorry to hear this!! Our prayers to you and yours.

                                Pete
                                1973 SB 10K .
                                BenchMaster mill.

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