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  • Originally posted by Bob Engelhardt View Post


    Different style than US - especially the vertical member at the top, let into the studs. Much stronger than our double plate, but very much more labor intensive. Is that the standard there, or is it your way of doing it better?

    Had to look what is "double plate" and AFAIK that is barely ever used in here. DennisCA's construction with notched studs looks like the "standard" way of doing things around here.

    Location: Helsinki, Finland, Europe

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    • Have the new lathe running fairly well, it will hold .001" on the diameter all day.
      Rigid enough to make small chips which is very important.

      550 FPM cutting speed, .050" DOC, .012" IPR feed for roughing, .015" DOC , .010" IPR for finishing. 1018 steel.
      This is the second side

      https://photos.smugmug.com/My-First-...20part-640.mp4

      Finished part, the next operation is chamfer, bore then thread 1 1/2-4 Acme, 70 RH and 70 LH
      Total time for both sides including chucking and un-chucking is less then 2 minutes, finish is not a priority as they are welded on the ends of 2 3/8" diameter tubing then painted (-:
      The stock was drilled to nearly the finished diameter in a manual turret lathe.
      Last edited by Bented; 07-23-2021, 07:08 PM.

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      • Bought the UJK Parf Guide jig a little while back. Plan to make up a cheap (if ignoring cost of jig!) replaceable worktop for outdoor use.....being as I have no indoor space of which to speak. Nice system, seems to be going well - for the few minutes I can get done between work and rain. Only issue is that it comes in a cardboard box that's pretty much trash once you've opened it. Looked at making a case but have neither the time nor the enthusiasm (to be brutally honest). Most stuff is too small if I want to get the (special) metre sticks in too. Flight cases go that big - provided I'm happy to drop over £100 (probably $150 ish) for one....and I'm not! So, I found a solution that I think will make some of you guys smile. What's about those sort of dimensions? A rifle! So, one cheap rifle case off Amazon, one wife scared the police will turn up (I was winding her up) and some Kaizen foam later and I'm equipped to make people an offer they can't refuse!



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        • Finished what's probably the last berry pick of the year yesterday (maybe one more pick). Best wild black raspberry crop I've ever seen here. Got quite a few quarts over the last couple weeks, and lost even more to the birds. Same with black currants. Gooseberries (red and green) didn't do too good this year, but enough for some jam, and it looks like we'll get our first crop of hazelnuts this fall, as both trees planted about 5 years ago are FULL of nuts. Can't wait. Cherry bushes and trees gave up a few per plant (up from one total last year lol), and maybe next year will be producing. Still no apples or pears yet. Was a tough year for all trees due to the gypsy moths.




          Also just finished up converting this treadmill frame that has been kicking around for a few years into a rolly cart to hold my airbrush and vac/pressure tank stuff this morning. Going to make a few more racks, and shelves for it and maybe a drawer to hold my airbrushes.





          Taking a lunch break while while sipping on some orangecello, and grapefruitcello I bottled a few weeks ago. Life is good.

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          • I cleaned out one eavestrough on my house. I getting too old to be traipsing up and down a ladder multiple times.
            Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

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            • Wade 8a parts machine aquired.
              On the hunt for ALL things Wade 8a Lathe. If you have ANY leads for parts, tooling, etc. Please send me a private message.

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              • Lot of trees dying. Spruce, pine, ash, and maples like this one.

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                • Originally posted by Ridgerunner View Post
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                  We have an entry for that category "Why women live longer than men".

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                  • I came up with an idea today for moving my roof beams. I really like this solution, didn't need to buy anything at all, I already had this and it works well. I could move it closer to the center and it'd work even better.





                    This is the ridge beam, still gonna do some work on it before getting it up on the roof. Might hit the forest tomorrow though and see if I can get myself more bilberries.

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                    • The farmers down the road from me had a out door fork lift. They welded 5 or 6 55 Gal. drums end to end and mounted them on a skid, they used angle iron from the corners of the skid to the top drum for bracing. One guy stood in the top drum and was raised up, it was something to see, sorry I didn't get a picture, neighbor said it was a hell of a ride.

                      Jon
                      SW Mi

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                      • That roof beam trick works well for I-beams also. anything long thin, and heavy.
                        2730

                        Keep eye on ball.
                        Hashim Khan

                        Everything not impossible is compulsory

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                        • Desperate for a hobby to do on the road, I discovered 1/32 slot car racing. I’m frequently in LA and there’s a great hobby store called “Electric Dreams”.
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                          • I'm recuperating from the work I did yesterday which was transferring a truck cab from a wood dolly I built to move it around the yard to a steel framework it's bolted to for transport. All went well until I tried to put in the fourth bolt and found it was a full half bolt diameter off. Talk about a fight to get it lined up! And in near 90oF heat to boot which this old couch potato is NOT used to.
                            Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

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                            • Lifting the beam into place using two winches:



                              And installed:


                              Got the second beam in place list night as well. Next is to tackle the 3rd.

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                              • Played race-the-builder. Radiator taken off the wall and one valve leaking. No caps on his van so he was going to go buy some. Knocked one up from a chunk of ali bar with a 13mm drill, boring head (can't drill 19mm with my size of chuck), a G1/2 tap and some flat washers. Not only did I beat him collecting them, I beat him getting round to leaving to go get them.....and a good job I did or the drip tray would have overflowed!

                                Ended the day milling some 40mm beech block (slots and reliefs) to support the brackets he'd raised by 35mm for the new worktop....and then fixed when I touched them and the screws started pulling out. Builders....they all seem to start off good but if you don't want to kill them by the end of the job, you've found a good one! (and should let me know their details!)
                                Defintely earned my beer tonight!

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