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  • Bored a shaft coupling to 4 1/4" .
    Then cut a 1" keyway in it using the rude and crude key seater, old school 1940's tech (-:

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    • Made one of these wooden clamps, been working on on and off for a while. Still need some work.

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      • So far, only fixed the neighbor's garage door opener.

        Now it's on to re-assembling the Rivett headstock with my "new" parts, and seeing if I have all the parts needed to drive the QC box.
        2730

        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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        • Originally posted by DennisCA View Post
          Made one of these wooden clamps, been working on on and off for a while. Still need some work.
          That looks really nice Dennis, even if it is in that horrible, tree carcass stuff! > I never have been much of a woodworker.


          I finally transitioned my desktop to W10 LTSC from my 7 year old Windows 7 install, which was starting to get corrupted and have issues. A friend set up the drive on another computer along with the base programs and drivers I needed, so it was a 10 minute hot swap and I was back up and running. Didn't even have to log back into this forum. I loved 7 dearly, but all good things must come to an end.
          21" Royersford Excelsior CamelBack Drillpress Restoration
          1943 Sidney 16x54 Lathe Restoration

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          • Originally posted by DennisCA View Post
            Made one of these wooden clamps, ...
            I made one of those once (though yours is much prettier) - I made the jaws extra long as the off-the-shelf ones don't have enough reach. Also made a few using 1" sq steel tube - the wooden ones don't like being welded around.

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            • Wife and I got Covid shots yesterday. It was no big deal. After I got home I got to thinking... I did not feel the needle go in. I did not feel the serum as the plunger was pushed. I did not feel the withdrawal of the needle. I was not sore. I began to wonder if I really got the shot, or did the doctor fake it and save the syringe for sale on the black market???

              This morning I woke with an ache at the injection site. All is good!

              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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              • Mine was a little sore the net day too. That could be coincidence as I picked up the front of my car to get a socket that rolled underneath.

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                • Originally posted by danlb View Post
                  Wife and I got Covid shots yesterday. It was no big deal. After I got home I got to thinking... I did not feel the needle go in. I did not feel the serum as the plunger was pushed. I did not feel the withdrawal of the needle. I was not sore. I began to wonder if I really got the shot, or did the doctor fake it and save the syringe for sale on the black market???

                  This morning I woke with an ache at the injection site. All is good!

                  Dan
                  My cousins wife got the first shot at a grocery chain pharmacy. They have a policy where the person has to wait 15 minutes before they can leave in case of an adverse reaction. While she was sitting there waiting, the pharmacist girl came back out in distress and told her she had given her a shot of nothing (air). My cousins wife is a retired nurse and was not happy. The pharmacist then gave her another shot of the actual vaccine.

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                  • A "shot of air" is not good.... If it gets into a blood vessel, it can lead to bad things, varying from blocked blood flow and resulting tissue death, to an "induced" heart attack, etc. Depends if it gets into an artery or a vein. "Air embolism" is the term, I believe.

                    Given into a muscle , dunno.
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                    2730

                    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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                    • Today I baked a cake...a muffin cake to be exact. πŸ˜› πŸ˜› πŸ˜›
                      One bag of bran muffin mix is perfect for a 9" Pyrex cake pan.
                      Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

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                      • man, that's a muffin I'd like to eat with a nice cup of coffee

                        I added some more insulation to the back of our car, waiting on another roll of 8mm thick closed cell foam to finish the front. Annoyingly I'll have to take the 2nd row seats out again, but at least this time it'll be quicker/ easier.
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                        • Parting spacers from 5/8" diameter steel tubing, they stack up on a rod held in the tail stock. Remove when full.

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                            I cut it off twice; it's still too short
                            Oregon, USA

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                            • That Tim Clarke is why people work withe the "horrible tree carcass stuff". Beautiful when done well.

                              So, this is what I've been up to (amongst the usual) for the last few days. My lathe QCTP tooling is insecurely hooked (by the dovetail ) on the splashback where they can nosedive into the chiptray on a whim. It's also overcrowded. I've been dabbling with the whole 3D printing lark for a while so I made these (and many more) to fix the problem.



                              The recess (you can see on the left one) is just "storage". Tiny but thought it might be useful for the odd spare insert - may as well use the space for something and it didn't feel right to try to add drills or something like that in the design.

                              6mm through-hole was printed at 6.25mm (yeah, my dimensional accuracy isn't all that currently) and then reamed to size because I have that luxury. I was thinking of a rod screwed through the sides of the splashback but I might just go with dowels for the moment - I have some lying about, they seem to work fine with just the weight of the other holders and it means not drilling holes.
                              One inverted (for boring type tools), one standard and one extra wide for my boring bar holder. Also did an extra wide for the Morse 2 taper holder. These are all for import 000 size QCTP by the way.



                              Fitted to the splashback.....well, dropped in place for the moment. I'll add the dowels once I've decided where each should go. Also in view is evidence of a repaired tailstock casting Got it to less than 0.01mm front to back but in the up/down plane it's at least 0.07mm out and not easily adjustable....but that's another issue




                              Tidy

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                              • ^^^^^^
                                Very nice.
                                Illigitimi non Carborundum 😎
                                9X49 Birmingham Mill, Reid Model 2C Grinder, 13x40 ENCO GH Lathe, 6X18 Craftsman lathe, Sherline CNC mill, Eastwood TIG200 AC/DC and lots of stuff from 30+ years in the trade and 15.5 in refinery unit operations. Now retired. El Paso, TX

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