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  • My tailstock DRO failed on me today, just when I needed it.
    It would turn on but none of the buttons would function after that.


    I tried a new battery but when I had the cover off, the interior looked like it had come over from China on the deck of the ship. I completely disassembled it down to the board, sprayed everything with tuner cleaner and brushed it with an acid brush. Surprisingly muckey in there. There’s always a tiny screw hidden under a piece of tape too.
    I put it all back together and it works fine again l
    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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    • Originally posted by Bented View Post
      Old school parts for a 100 year old paper manufacturing plant.
      Where is there a 100 year old paper plant that is still in operation? NJ or PA?
      Last edited by reggie_obe; 01-29-2022, 10:56 PM.

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      • Just finished a 96 part order for some parts (32pcs of 3 sizes) I prototyped a few months ago. Customer finally released them and promptly ordered more (with a couple changes). Here's hoping this becomes a regular thing. A nice cap to a very busy week.

        Lathe parts, but I did have to engrave the sizes on half of them.


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        • Originally posted by reggie_obe View Post

          Where is there a 100 year old paper plant that is still in operation? NJ or PA?
          Philadelphia

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          • Originally posted by Bented View Post

            Philadelphia
            Is it Newman? https://newmanpaperboard.com/

            At least two paper mills in Pa. were closed last year and the equipment was auctioned off.

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            • Trying to find some more space for tooling. In the picture you can see a white cabinet right below the window in my shop. The top shelf is full of off-cuts of aluminum. I'm going to throw them all out and put drawers into that top space. The drawers won't be full depth of the shelf, so I'll still have a bit of room below the drawers. the drawers may have dividers built into them. I haven't shown any drawer pull handles.

              Brian Rupnow
              Design engineer
              Barrie, Ontario, Canada

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              • Tomorrow, some type of drive components in cast iron. The person that drew this has excellent handwriting skills.

                The current drawing is dated 1977, it is going to be a dirty Friday.
                Last edited by Bented; 02-03-2022, 07:05 PM.

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                • While working on a sculpture of an otter in a pond, i had three little elements of that sculpture ready to weld in place. It occurred to me that these would make a nice little challenge coin for fishermen. Or a pocket bottle opener, though most bottles are twist off these days. So i made three smaller ones out of stainless and polished them up and added texture. Little trout coins about 2 inches long. Cut on my cnc plasma table.

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                  • Originally posted by Ironbearmarine View Post
                    While working on a sculpture of an otter in a pond,.......................
                    I like that sculpture... unique, and quite good..
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                    CNC machines only go through the motions

                    "There's no pleasing these serpents"......Lewis Carroll

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                    • Originally posted by Ironbearmarine View Post
                      Or a pocket bottle opener, though most bottles are twist off these days. So i made three smaller ones out of stainless and polished them up and added texture. Little trout coins about 2 inches long. Cut on my cnc plasma table.
                      I like it, well done on the sculpture.

                      I just need one more tool,just one!

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                      • Originally posted by wierdscience View Post

                        I like it, well done on the sculpture.
                        Thanks. Its sort of a re-emergence of an old career. Started doing this back in 2020, then the whole shut down thing killed the art festivals. So i used the lull to create a nice body of work. And every day hatches a new idea, so it won’t get stale. At one level, i don’t have to work, but on a deeper level i do. If you are retired then you’ll know what i mean. I am 70 and i still know what it is i like about women, and which end of the gun to point and which end of the girl to kiss(both).
                        here is a pet gate i built for my stairway

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                        • Originally posted by Ironbearmarine View Post

                          Thanks. Its sort of a re-emergence of an old career. Started doing this back in 2020, then the whole shut down thing killed the art festivals. So i used the lull to create a nice body of work. And every day hatches a new idea, so it won’t get stale. At one level, i don’t have to work, but on a deeper level i do. If you are retired then you’ll know what i mean. I am 70 and i still know what it is i like about women, and which end of the gun to point and which end of the girl to kiss(both).
                          here is a pet gate i built for my stairway

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                          Brilliant and there is plenty of evidence this will be a self supporting passion you have. I'm not retired and probably never will be for the same reasons as you. Constantly learning and experiencing new techniques and materials is what keeps us young IMO.
                          I just need one more tool,just one!

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                          • IBM that is some beautiful work.
                            Bringing the sales and marketing guy out in me, your creativity could be marketed to upscale clients. But at that point you likely couldn't keep up with orders $$$ and it no longer would be fun as you would become a production tool.

                            Well done

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                            • Great looking gate Iron bear. I like your artsy stuff!

                              This morning I dug the little 3d printer out from under a bunch of crap on my workbench downstairs and sliced up a few things I've been meaning to get to for a while. I haven't printed anything in months. First up is another pocket hole jig. A buddy of mine has borrowed mine more times than I've used it, so a couple weeks ago I just told him to keep it, and I'll make another one lol. I forgot I told him that and spent 10 minutes looking for it last night before I remembered. They say the memory is the first thing to go.....So this morning I dug the little 3d printer out from under a bunch of crap on my workbench downstairs and sliced up a few things I've been meaning to get to for a while...



                              The nerd in me will always be fascinated by these things.

                              Now I gotta head out to the garage to clean out a coolant sump. Yay. I need to design and build an oil skimmer for it.....

                              edit: all done.

                              Last edited by Dan Dubeau; 02-05-2022, 05:34 PM.

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                              • Was replacing some parts today on my Snowmobile from a crash with a 6” widow maker hiding under the Snow while riding in the mountains.Machine &I stopped real quick🤓 Click image for larger version

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