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  • Originally posted by Fasturn View Post
    This is a copy of a RCA 44 BX microphone. Everything is from raw stock, except for some screws. Was used for radio back in the 1940's.
    The logo ,RCA emblem was a challenge, useing Mastercam X 9 for the art work. Had to scale everything from pictures.

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    That’s a Fantastic Job a real Show Piece!

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    • Reminds me I got a cassette deck last night, gonna have to do some work to repair it, mostly worn belts it seems:

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      • Drank beer and made good choices.

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        Also I've been starting to ride my pennyboard a bit post college. Still fun, but I'm way too much of a ***** to go fast.
        21" Royersford Excelsior CamelBack Drillpress Restoration
        1943 Sidney 16x54 Lathe Restoration

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        • Got out my headband magnifiers with a "2X" lens.....to be able to see the mm graduations on a rule well enough to be able to mark out accurately. I know they said that it's all downhill from forty....but DAMN!

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          • I turned 24. Dad gave me two gifts today. He came by while I was at work and spent the day cleaning an organizing. He is very good at it, I am not. Mowed the grass since my mower was broke down and just generally helped out. I thought it was quite touching, and exactly what I needed. That's something money can't buy.

            The other is a 0.99997" Baker Master Setting Ring in beautiful condition. I'm sure that will come in handy.
            21" Royersford Excelsior CamelBack Drillpress Restoration
            1943 Sidney 16x54 Lathe Restoration

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            • Originally posted by The Metal Butcher View Post
              Dad gave me two gifts today. .... That's something money can't buy.
              Nice. "Take some of my load off", the present you really want but can't ask for Happy birthday too.

              Made a slight rid for my own back. I've been looking at wood chisels for a while now. I have two left from my dad that were really good and all that are left to me after various people and family have borrowed them over the intervening 43 years. Found that Irwin Marples still make them and then found a limited edition set of 8 in a box (rather than 6 in a roll). Only downside is now I have 8 of them to sharpen instead of the set of 4 I was originally looking at! I'm sure the woodworkers will point out that the side walls are thicker that ideal for dovetailing but my dad managed it and the clear red and yellow handles are really iconic looking....well at least they are if that's what your dad's chisels looked like.

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              • On Friday I drove to the emissions station in Owings Mills, and went to use their self-service kiosk which costs just $10 instead of $14 for the full-service drive through. There was a large blank screen and only limited instructions. I tried several times to insert my credit card but still nothing seemed to work.

                But then I noticed a little portion of text in a corner of the display, and when I shaded it with a shopping bag the big black blob started to dissipate, and finally I could proceed. The display was in direct full sunlight and was totally washed out. Seems like someone would have thought to provide a shading hood or curtain to take care of that problem.

                But everything proceeded nicely and my little Honda Fit ULEV passed the test.
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                Paul , P S Technology, Inc. and MrTibbs
                USA Maryland 21030

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                • Finished up a rush job for a customer. Made these little 304 Stainless pivot blocks. Did not have a 9/16 ball endmill, so ended up drilling and reaming a 9/16 hole on center. Then I flipped them and milled the slot through.

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                  I just need one more tool,just one!

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                  • Originally posted by The Metal Butcher View Post
                    I turned 24.
                    happy birthday!

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                    • I adapted a caliper type slide DRO to my tail stock…


                      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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                      • made 4 hex head shoulder bolts for a friend who's fixing up some guys '56 or '57 F100. The nuts welded into the hood had been changed so the replacement bolts didn't fit, plus 2 of the hinge inserts had wallowed out. So 2 bolts were made for the side with inserts (0.427" shoulder) and 2 for the side without (0.500" shoulder).

                        also made a temporary arbor to mount them too after parting off, so that I could face them to height without damaging the threads.
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                        finished bolts. Threads are a bit rough as the die chipped in use, but they'll do fine. The shiny one is the replacement that doesn't fit.
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                        final "fitting"
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                        he's happy as he can get the truck out of his garage and start working on something else, I'm happy as I turned some ex-paper shredder hex steel into $50

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                        • Matt

                          By the shape of the truck windsheild it is a 53 to 55 Ford.

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                          • So I take it that in the USA you have to get an emissions test separate from any other controls? Annual?
                            In the UK after 3yrs old a car has one combined annual "MOT" test checking brakes, body rust, lights, seat belts, and emissions. A nice little earner for the garages.

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                            • Originally posted by Baz View Post
                              So I take it that in the USA you have to get an emissions test separate from any other controls? Annual?
                              In the UK after 3yrs old a car has one combined annual "MOT" test checking brakes, body rust, lights, seat belts, and emissions. A nice little earner for the garages.
                              Well, there isn't really such a thing as "in the USA" - most of the requirements are by the individual states (and we have 50 of them).

                              In California there isn't such a thing as an MOT - there are no safety checks required, just emissions tests. And none of those are required for the first six years for a new car. After that it's every two years.

                              We just had both of ours go through the emissions test. Our '97 Camry required an actual tailpipe test. The '11 Tacoma just required the tech to check out the stored codes in the onboard computer.

                              Each of those tests cost us $47. Can't complain.

                              -js
                              There are no stupid questions. But there are lots of stupid answers. This is the internet.

                              Location: SF Bay Area

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                              • Originally posted by Baz View Post
                                So I take it that in the USA you have to get an emissions test separate from any other controls? Annual?
                                In the UK after 3yrs old a car has one combined annual "MOT" test checking brakes, body rust, lights, seat belts, and emissions. A nice little earner for the garages.
                                Lmao. You can drive a 100 year old plank of wood if it has a tag and registration.
                                21" Royersford Excelsior CamelBack Drillpress Restoration
                                1943 Sidney 16x54 Lathe Restoration

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