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  • Originally posted by Cenedd View Post
    RB211 Just keep an eye on the news. Nvidia have or are going to be hobbling the 3060 for Ethereum mining with a combination of encrypted firmware and drivers. You may need to be careful what drivers you put on or it may be only new cards that are affected but worth a read-up if you're using them already.
    Yeah, that's their newest card, the ti version came out first, go figure. I am cautious about any new drivers though.

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    • Just picked up 3 totes full of tooling I got with the Tormach. Now I get to clean up this mess and figure out where I'm going to put it. Eventually it will go in the back corner where the excello (when I sell it) is, but for now I think along the wall under the stop sign. I really wish it was summer, so I could just move a bunch of stuff outside.

      I also have to go dig out my trailer and engine hoist for next Saturdays move. We've got about 10-12 inches of snow the past few weeks so this should be fun. Time to go get the plow jeep stuck .

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      • Felled some trees (or I paid someone to, since they where clearing the property on the other side of the road)



        Day before I dug a path to the bird feeder through knee deep snow, wasn't able to get my snow blower into position so I had do it by hand, got the pulse rate going there... This guy seemed to appreciate better access to the bird feeder... Wasn't intentional.

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        • Well, for the past week we have been iced in and couldn't go anywhere. The power went out for a day and a half, and the roads finally became passable on Friday. Finished reading a book, and started relearning how to solve a Rubiks cube. Haven't done that in years. A couple of weeks ago, when my great nephew asked if I would solve his for him, my wife piped up and said "Oh sure, Uncle Dave is really good at it". So far, I've managed to get two rows done, but the bottom row is not going well. Been married to the same girl for 59 years. 60 is iffy.
          “I know lots of people who are educated far beyond their intelligence”

          Lewis Grizzard

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          • Originally posted by Dave C View Post
            Well, for the past week we have been iced in and couldn't go anywhere. The power went out for a day and a half, and the roads finally became passable on Friday. Finished reading a book, and started relearning how to solve a Rubiks cube. Haven't done that in years. A couple of weeks ago, when my great nephew asked if I would solve his for him, my wife piped up and said "Oh sure, Uncle Dave is really good at it". So far, I've managed to get two rows done, but the bottom row is not going well. Been married to the same girl for 59 years. 60 is iffy.
            LOL my brother cheated at it -- he peeled the stickers off and re-arranged them according to color. Didn't tell me till years later.

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            • I've been cleaning and reorganizing my garage this winter; it REALLY needed it and today I came across 4 blister packs of LeHigh snap Hooks #7029 and they had the price tag still on them from Army & Navy which closed their doors in the summer of 2000. I thought they might be useful..."someday".

              I'm throwing out a LOT of stuff which might have been useful at some time in the past but it isn't any more.

              Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

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              • Originally posted by nickel-city-fab View Post

                LOL my brother cheated at it -- he peeled the stickers off and re-arranged them according to color. Didn't tell me till years later.
                If I wasn't so dang stubborn I'd probably be considering that myself.
                “I know lots of people who are educated far beyond their intelligence”

                Lewis Grizzard

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                • Some Rubik's Cubes are easier than others to solve.

                  Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

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                  • Cleaned up my garage for the Tormach move. I will be fully committed to a "shop" layout now, no more opening the door, and getting a half a vehicle in to work on anymore. Guy ended up not wanting to buy my Excello, so it stays. I'm kinda glad, as I had a bit of a change of heart over the weekend about selling it. Spent 3 hours in the plow making trail back to the barn on Saturday, Shoveled out the trailer and now we're getting dumped on again lol. Only got the jeep stuck twice this time, a bit of an improvement on years past . Can't wait until next Saturday.

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                    • I finished up putting 8 new way wipers on the Nardini at work today. Old ones weren't doing anything. When I got there the saddle wasn't even touching, it was riding on a layer of graphite so thick the under-gibs were binding up and it took almost two hands to crank. Now, it's just slightly stiffer than it should be. Probably due to the rack being filthy and the apron dry. Still working on those. I had got a new oil can, goldenrod. At first I thought that the tip was making a good seal with the ball and the hydraulic pressure couldn't overcome the spring tension. Seemed crazy, but every oil port on every machine I tried had lots of backpressure. Well, they were just all stuck, packed with graphite. I got most of them working, though I did bend the handle and had to straighten it in the process. :P So strange to see the saddle not bleed graphite for once and just to leave a little line of oil and smuts where it stopped. Damn tailstock went from two hands to pull to one finger operation.

                      Also a coworker was boring out the end of a 2' tube with no steady or support of any kind (granted there is no steady for that lathe). Damn thing was howling so bad you could hear it through two walls. So.... go to know my hard work will be wasted. Doozer's comments about industry and machines are very on point.
                      21" Royersford Excelsior CamelBack Drillpress Restoration
                      1943 Sidney 16x54 Lathe Restoration

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                      • Originally posted by The Metal Butcher View Post

                        Also a coworker was boring out the end of a 2' tube with no steady or support of any kind (granted there is no steady for that lathe). Damn thing was howling so bad you could hear it through two walls. So.... go to know my hard work will be wasted. Doozer's comments about industry and machines are very on point.
                        Ugh.... I would have been screaming louder than the boring job if I saw that. I hurts me deep inside somewhere, to see machines being abused after all the work that goes into building them.

                        Side note: I finally got my ER chuck made without errors 4th attempt......
                        Also a cats-head chuck. Still have to tap it, will make brass screws for it.
                        Those two chucks let me have another 2.5" of bed length on jobs less than 1" dia.
                        Am considering an outboard "spider" chuck like the gunsmiths use.
                        The SB is capable of it, if I do my part.
                        Last edited by nickel-city-fab; 02-26-2021, 09:39 PM.

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                        • Doing some "garden work". Getting these logs moved and up into the air so they can dry out better.







                          Will debark them and in the summer or spring I will work on making beams from the three biggest ones

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                          • Spent two days from 8am to 6pm sitting in job interviews, mostly with me as the candidate and one with someone else wanting to come here. I'm planning on having a very quiet day talking as little as possible!

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                            • Had a sudden urge to weld today and I got these old, really rust U-beams that's been laying around for years. Decided to make a rocket stove to experiment with.















                              After a test firing I can say that the combustion was not as clean as I had hoped, started smoking occasionally which indicates not enough oxygen makes it to the flue gasses to manage complete combustion. The lid being closed did not help any either. I think I was to experiment with adding a louvered intake on the back to introduce fresh air right over the flames to see what that does, maybe add something to create some turbulence too. I'm basing that on some articles I read about experiments with masonry heaters and getting a complete combustion.

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                              • could also be that the flue is too large for the fire in the bottom, so that it doesn't draw well enough.

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