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    • Thanks Dennis!! I wish I could hug them!

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      • Originally posted by Mcgyver View Post

        Thanks. On the Patch, no, but there is another crane shop east of TO
        Thanks, just wondering. The shop next door to us runs big cable spools (drums? Don't know the proper word for them) every once in a while, and they had a couple about that size out in the parking lot waiting for the truck a few weeks ago. Just wondering if that's where they came from.

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        • [QUOTE=DennisCA;n1925534]Took pictures of cats
          Gotta love those kitties. Wish I could play with my Raven again.
          “I know lots of people who are educated far beyond their intelligence”

          Lewis Grizzard

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          • A few years back I gifted a friend with a digital caliper and it quite working for him recently so I gave him one I wasn't using and told him to give me the bad one because I wanted to have a go at getting it working. I'm please to say I got it working 100% again; all it needed was a good cleaning which meant separating the head into it's two component halves ( half a dozen very small screws) and cleaning the part you never see.
            Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

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            • got an old free Cricut label maker thing working again (broken switch and duff capacitor on the board) and remade an oil filter wrench as the new car also has it's oil filter in a completely inconvenient location:
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              Tom - great to see your new headstock (spindle?) installed, must be nice to have all those speeds available now.

              Arcane - sometimes chips and dirt get in and scratch up the read strip in the caliper head, so it's not a bad idea to give them a clean out every so often. Glad yours got a new lease of life!

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              • Fought with the Alibre program for a couple hours, then fought with the update process. Finally got it working again in updated form, but the deadline I had got blown. I really did not want to do an update in the middle of a project, but when things were not working that the update was supposed to fix, I was stuck.

                It's a good program, but it does have some issues that I happen to run into because of what I do with it (client work). And when it is doing strange things, it is almost as bad as fixing a Mac.
                2730

                Keep eye on ball.
                Hashim Khan

                Everything not impossible is compulsory

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                • Assembled an air intake plenum for the heatilator fireplace in our living room. It appears the builders hooked up the flex pipe to the intake before installing the chimney for the wood furnace (downstairs). They weren't able to leave enough space between the fireplace and chimney for an elbow, so they just squished and deformed the flex. When it was necessary to change the air intake control, there was no way to re-connect the flex - it just buckled and unravelled. (It's spiral wound.)

                  I'm not much of a tin basher, but with some pre-formed bits and pieces from the home improvement place (we don't have a lot of choice this far north), and a lot of cutting and riveting, the final product ended up quite presentable.
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                  • I removed the exhaust fan from our bathroom because it quit turning. Its mount was bolted and spot welded in place. The bolt heads were inside the fan housing beyond the rounded up edge which I could reach with 2 fingers. One spot weld had not held, the other held well. To remove the mounting I used my Dremel with a carbide end mill to cut the mounting ear. (machining content). Once removed from the housing, the fan was only held to it by two nuts and the shaded pole motor had 2 machine screws holding it together. I removed the rotor, cleaned it with WD40 then oiled the bearings with sewing machine oil. Much easier to reassemble as when I cut off the spot weld it left that mount open so I could put the bolt in and start the nut, then slide the mount onto it. I said bad words describing the design engineer and the assembly monkeys for such a messed up mount.

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                    • Originally posted by YukonHam View Post
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                      I'm not much of a tin basher, ...
                      You are now - nice (!) work.

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                      • Today I tested positive for COVID, 9 more freaking days in a hotel room without a window that opens

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                        • RB, hope you have minimal or zero symptoms, and are back out in the world soon no worse for wear.
                          "A machinist's (WHAP!) best friend (WHAP! WHAP!) is his hammer. (WHAP!)" - Fred Tanner, foreman, Lunenburg Foundry and Engineering machine shop, circa 1979

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                          • Originally posted by mattthemuppet View Post
                            ..........Arcane - sometimes chips and dirt get in and scratch up the read strip in the caliper head, so it's not a bad idea to give them a clean out every so often. Glad yours got a new lease of life!
                            He's a mechanic so no chips where he uses it and he keeps it stored in the plastic case it came in. He doesn't even use it often. When I pulled it apart it didn't look dirty at all but I still gave all surfaces related to the reader strip a cleaning with an alcohol wetted very soft paper towel. All I know is it worked when I put it back together for which I am quite glad.
                            Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

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                            • Originally posted by RB211 View Post
                              Today I tested positive for COVID, 9 more freaking days in a hotel room without a window that opens
                              Please be aware of any symptoms and if you get sick, get to an emergency room.
                              “I know lots of people who are educated far beyond their intelligence”

                              Lewis Grizzard

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                              • Originally posted by RB211 View Post
                                Today I tested positive for COVID, 9 more freaking days in a hotel room without a window that opens
                                I hope you come through it with minimal problems.

                                Do you know how you became infected?

                                Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

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