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  • Originally posted by Bob Engelhardt View Post
    Now what you're gonna' need is a few sheep to keep him/her occupied & out of trouble
    yup. I grew up in farm country, sheep dog trials at the fair sort of thing "way to me, way to me".

    The quality breeders wouldn't sell to someone who didn't have sheep. Not judging, just saying how it was.
    in Toronto Ontario - where are you?

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    • Used my recently tested truck and trailer unloading device to unload a trailer:

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      Slightly over 2,200 pounds. Did an outstanding job. One machine down, 2 to go.


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      • I have started a new project.
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        I have transferred all the drawings to the metric scale and adjusted the resulting oblique dimensions.
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        The first part has already been made.
        Part Nr. 2
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        Many greetings from the southwest of Germany.
        Bruno
        http://www.mueller-bruno.de

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        • Bruno Mueller So the idea is that you mount the attachment between centres, feed it a blank disk - presumably with the involute profile cut into it already - and it cuts the interruptions that make teeth? And the relief around those teeth....while it's all spinning? Interesting project, will follow it with interest if you want to post a link to its own thread


          Made feet for a friend's speaker cabinet that he's building and veneering. These are in EN8 as that's what I had lying around in the size - aka 1040 I believe. I said to him that I've made 19mm AF flats to adjust the length to prevent rocking. Presumaly you have a 19mm spanner? Apparently he doesn't and always uses adjustables. Am I allowed to demand their return?!




          Also tweaked the design of my air tank once slow-delivery parts arrived. Assembled it with Loctite this time and it's lost no pressure at all in 48 hours. Not a strict necessity....but nice to know that I did better than Hyundai managed on my compressor!



          Looked at ChazC's stock rack solution and it gave me the kick I needed to actually do something about mine. I've often been jealous of the vintage shallow-drawer steel cabinets you see used for stock and tool storage on YouTube. Similar are available on eBay here but they're all miles away and collection only. Wanted the 15 drawer, would have settled for the 10 due to space. Measured it and don't have room even for 10....but I found new Bisley (well-known brand here) steel 5-drawers new for half RRP and free delivery so I ordered two



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          • Further load test of the old gantry. Hit 2,900 pounds today. Wells Index 847. Heavier than I thought it'd be.

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            • Originally posted by eKretz View Post
              Used my recently tested truck and trailer unloading device to unload a trailer:

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              Slightly over 2,200 pounds. Did an outstanding job. One machine down, 2 to go.


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              Looks Like the big brother to my 13" Turnmaster both likely made by Turret Mfg in Tiawan
              I cut it off twice; it's still too short
              Oregon, USA

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              • Originally posted by Tim Clarke View Post

                Looks Like the big brother to my 13" Turnmaster both likely made by Turret Mfg in Tiawan
                Yep, pretty sure you're right. I think they are Taiwanese clones of one of the Clausing Colchester models. Good little lathe for what it is.

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                • Making a new chuck back plate. Piece of scrap steel. My homemade boring bar and ground HSS threading bit worked well. It's 1-1/2" 8TPI withworth thread. It's a little undersized but it fits over the holes of the chuck, and besides it wouldn't matter if they where holes or just slots cut into the sides every 120 degrees, it'd still be captive. Making a fit a bit undersized as well, becauseI want to be able to adjust this chuck for maximum accuracy. I did that to my old chuck and it worked well, though that chuck is bellmouthed and worn.







                  The hole there is not for the chuck to back plate mount.

                  And if someone asks why I didn't just buy one, I looked into it, but it'd be a hundred bucks easily before it got home to where I live far away from the world. That was the cheapest I found. I got this scrap piece for a few cents years ago. And why else have this as a hobby if I am just gonna buy things anyway?
                  Last edited by DennisCA; 04-11-2022, 01:38 AM.

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                  • Originally posted by DennisCA View Post
                    That was the cheapest I found. I got this scrap piece for a few cents years ago. And why else have this as a hobby if I am just gonna buy things anyway?
                    You're doing it wrong Dennis! It's long been established that you can only use the hobby excuse when you've made something that you could have bought much cheaper!

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                    • Originally posted by Cenedd View Post
                      Bruno Mueller So the idea is that you mount the attachment between centres, feed it a blank disk - presumably with the involute profile cut into it already - and it cuts the interruptions that make teeth? And the relief around those teeth....while it's all spinning? Interesting project, will follow it with interest if you want to post a link to its own thread


                      Made feet for a friend's speaker cabinet that he's building and veneering. These are in EN8 as that's what I had lying around in the size - aka 1040 I believe. I said to him that I've made 19mm AF flats to adjust the length to prevent rocking. Presumaly you have a 19mm spanner? Apparently he doesn't and always uses adjustables. Am I allowed to demand their return?!




                      Also tweaked the design of my air tank once slow-delivery parts arrived. Assembled it with Loctite this time and it's lost no pressure at all in 48 hours. Not a strict necessity....but nice to know that I did better than Hyundai managed on my compressor!



                      Looked at ChazC's stock rack solution and it gave me the kick I needed to actually do something about mine. I've often been jealous of the vintage shallow-drawer steel cabinets you see used for stock and tool storage on YouTube. Similar are available on eBay here but they're all miles away and collection only. Wanted the 15 drawer, would have settled for the 10 due to space. Measured it and don't have room even for 10....but I found new Bisley (well-known brand here) steel 5-drawers new for half RRP and free delivery so I ordered two


                      Great, now I have another wife/partner mad at me, but a great price!

                      Just so I can add a few more wives/partners to those who hate me on this side of the Atlantic: I buy most of my hardware from Bolt Depot (great prices, no minimums and fast, reasonable shipping). In add-on to a good range of parts, they also sell storage racks and boxes (the racks also fit Plano Drilling 17-4 ph stainless boxes, which are easier to open and you can change the portions):

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

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                      • ChazC Well, you've got to spread the incandescent spouses around the globe; if they're all in one place, they can reach critical mass!
                        Anyway, you're safe because she'll be too busy being angry at me for the new tools I ABSOLUTELY DIDN'T buy......for her project

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                        • Originally posted by Mcgyver View Post

                          yup. I grew up in farm country, sheep dog trials at the fair sort of thing "way to me, way to me".

                          The quality breeders wouldn't sell to someone who didn't have sheep. Not judging, just saying how it was.
                          Understood. I have had Border Collies for 50 years. Plus goats, horses, chickens, and children, and wives. I had to do a reset a few years ago, so when i started over, the first thing on my list was a Border Collie. A new wife was further down the list. The b/c was a filter for that. If the woman wouldn’t cope with the dog then she couldn’t cope with me. Got a good one. 16 years later she asks “ when are we getting another Border Collie?

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                          • I like dogs, but we have cats, which I also like and have had since I was about 5. Back many years ago after college, my cat had to approve of all girlfriends, or they were out. The cat made an excellent choice of "the" girlfriend to approve!

                            The same cat commented rather effectively on a previous girlfriend. The g/f was out in the yard at the apartment, in the sun, reading a book. The cat walked up behind her, turned around, and just plain hosed her down.....! The cat was totally correct, that one was unsuitable.
                            CNC machines only go through the motions

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                            • Jerry,
                              If you like cats you can't be all bad!

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                              • Originally posted by J Tiers View Post
                                The same cat commented rather effectively on a previous girlfriend. The g/f was out in the yard at the apartment, in the sun, reading a book. The cat walked up behind her, turned around, and just plain hosed her down.....! The cat was totally correct, that one was unsuitable.
                                Animals simply know if someone isn't suitable.It must be the vibes they give off!

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