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  • Originally posted by The Metal Butcher View Post

    My powerhacksaw can be moved easily with it's 6" risers. But on casters, it wouldn't be a great machine haha. So that's a good example of where the pallet jack reigns supreme.
    Nice feature with Dolly handle and fixed wheels no Caster’s.

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    • Originally posted by wierdscience View Post

      These just have wheel locks, though the notches are there for swivel locks as well.I may add some to opposite corners if needed,in use the press won't have any lateral force applied to it unless it's being moved over for cleaning.
      Adding a Floor Lock to the center of the end with the swivel casters gives you the best of both worlds: with the lock in the up position you have a highly maneuverable stand and with the lock down you have stable 3-point support:

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      Just check the location to make sure that the lock doesn't interfere with the swivel casters rotation:

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      They come in a number of styles/heights/capacities; check Grainger, McMaster and Amazon, then look for the best price (I got mine from Zoro via eBay, but it had a Grainger part number).


      Charlie
      Avid Amateur Home Shop Machinist, Electronics Enthusiast, Chef, Indoorsman. Self-Proclaimed (Dabbler? Dilettante?) Renaissance (old) Man.

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      • After a couple days of letting the rigidizer air dry I stuck the weed burner torch (not done my ribbon burner yet) in there to fire it for a while. Of course I couldn't resit sticking some 1/2" hot rolled in there to try it out, and do some hammering on the anvil.





        I can't wait to finish it up and start learning the craft. That one heat was pretty fun and encouraging. Even if my anvil is stuffed in the corner and I had to lean over a bunch of junk to use it .

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        • Finally a "five-minute job" that didn't take more than half an hour!
          I had the "problem" of having "too much" beer to fit in my (small) beer fridge. Stacking some of the cans was an obvious solution but because the floor has channels in it (either for drainage or strength), the cans don't sit level and stacking them is likely to result in a beer crime
          Cut a rectangle of aluminium sheet as a new floor and all is good. Aviation snips couldn't get round the hemmed edges (sheet used to be a PC side panel). Got best results with the mitre saw wielding a blade suitable for wood and metal.
          Best thing: nicely stocked fridge

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          • Originally posted by Cenedd View Post
            Finally a "five-minute job" that didn't take more than half an hour!
            I had the "problem" of having "too much" beer to fit in my (small) beer fridge. Stacking some of the cans was an obvious solution but because the floor has channels in it (either for drainage or strength), the cans don't sit level and stacking them is likely to result in a beer crime
            Cut a rectangle of aluminium sheet as a new floor and all is good. Aviation snips couldn't get round the hemmed edges (sheet used to be a PC side panel). Got best results with the mitre saw wielding a blade suitable for wood and metal.
            Best thing: nicely stocked fridge
            WAIT A MINUTE! I thought you are British. Don't Brits drink their beer warm?
            I cut it off twice; it's still too short
            Oregon, USA

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            • Originally posted by Tim Clarke View Post

              WAIT A MINUTE! I thought you are British. Don't Brits drink their beer warm?
              Don't know about Brits, but the temperature of a cool basement is perfect.

              That "ice cold beer" thing is for nasty tasting "beer flavored liquid" , example: Bud Light.
              CNC machines only go through the motions

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              • Originally posted by Tim Clarke View Post

                WAIT A MINUTE! I thought you are British. Don't Brits drink their beer warm?
                Well, it depends on the beer. Some commercial beers, as Jerry said, are best served at a temp you can't really taste them. Some "real ales" are cellar'ed casks so they're cooler but not cold. Those are the ones you'd call "warm".
                I'm on the craft beer wagon....but I try not to be obnoxious about it A couple of monthly subscriptions mean there's usually something interesting to try. Sometimes they're not so great but sometimes what you think will be horrid, is surprisingly drinkable - like a beer-based bloody mary. Sounds foul but was really quite nice.
                Best comedy name has to go to "Cripple Dick" at 10.5%

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                • Ha! Every bit as funny as “spotted dick” pudding
                  I cut it off twice; it's still too short
                  Oregon, USA

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                  • Machined, but not fully polished. Connecting rod for my Stuart Beam engine.
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                    I cut it off twice; it's still too short
                    Oregon, USA

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                    • Do you know why the British drink warm beer? LUCAS makes refrigerators!!

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                      • Originally posted by Butcher View Post
                        Do you know why the British drink warm beer? LUCAS makes refrigerators!!
                        Are you saying that Lucas oil is a pretty good glue?
                        CNC machines only go through the motions

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                        • Made these 2 threaded "gage" pins today. m12x1.75 thread, and a 6mm dia hole in the other end. Lengths are 72mm/84mm. They are part of an engine cradle fixture I've been building for the last few months, and the last pieces I needed to machine. Customer was here to buy off the fixture today and I wanted to consult with him about some details before I made them. They are for checking the position of a weld nut at a certain gage length from the face (hence the two different lengths). The 6mm hole is checked via position pin, and true position probe. The cross holes and knurl are to thread it in between the yokes it fits in. Very tight quarters.



                          Been a while since I've used these guys too.

                          One of those things I don't use very often, but glad to have them in my box.
                          Last edited by Dan Dubeau; 03-24-2022, 04:25 PM.

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                          • My wife bought a couple of these bird feeders. I machined some stand off feet for them out of aluminum to keep the wood legs from sitting directly on the concrete. Screws are supposed to come tomorrow to finish installing them.

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                            • Made some progress on the steam chest for my Beam engine.
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                              I cut it off twice; it's still too short
                              Oregon, USA

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                              • I did once quench a scriber in a pint of Guinness, ( I didn’t mean to, wrong pot) warmed the beer a bit.
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