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  • Went to an estate auction a couple hours away. The late owner had a home shop with 3 lathes, 2 mills, a cutter grinder, surface grinder and lots of tooling. I picked up a few items. A homemade hydraulic press. That actually will fit in the shop. A B&S 0 dividing head. Plus some odd things.
    I will be making a video soon


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    • Went to an engine show in Pinckneyville Ill. Lots of steam tractors, a 110 HP Case, and many more fired up and running saws, etc.

      Didn't buy any engines this time, though.
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      Keep eye on ball.
      Hashim Khan

      Everything not impossible is compulsory

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

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      • I went to the local tool shop to buy a Nogaflex mag base, which they didn't stock. I settled for an Indicol, instead, which I also needed.

        I had to explain to the guy behind the counter the difference between the $23 import knockoff, which looked like it was milled with chisels and hammers, and the $83 real-deal Indicol branded one. I went with the real one.
        -paul

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        • I got the FREAK'n Linux 18.04 upgrade to play properly with both mouse and keyboard. Have you ever tried to "fix" a glitch without being able to input anything? Took some "on screen key board" tools and an update.

          Machined a 1.25 square drive shaft to accommodate 7/8 x 3/4 drive shaft yokes for a tractor PTO, then drilled for a cross pin to secure one end. the other end was welded solid. I should have put on long sleeves, my fore arms got a little "sun burnt".

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          • Originally posted by psomero View Post
            I went to the local tool shop to buy a Nogaflex mag base, which they didn't stock. I settled for an Indicol, instead, which I also needed.

            I had to explain to the guy behind the counter the difference between the $23 import knockoff, which looked like it was milled with chisels and hammers, and the $83 real-deal Indicol branded one. I went with the real one.
            Good choice! My Indicol is over 40 years old, used lots, And works like the day it was made.!

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            • Originally posted by CalM View Post
              I got the FREAK'n Linux 18.04 upgrade to play properly with both mouse and keyboard. Have you ever tried to "fix" a glitch without being able to input anything? Took some "on screen key board" tools and an update.

              Machined a 1.25 square drive shaft to accommodate 7/8 x 3/4 drive shaft yokes for a tractor PTO, then drilled for a cross pin to secure one end. the other end was welded solid. I should have put on long sleeves, my fore arms got a little "sun burnt".
              ugh, I read that with foreboding, I'm just about to boot my linuxcnc mill after a long layoff from using it, and the thought of "upgrade" has crossed my mind but been put to the back burner on the basis that things will come out the woodwork in the 2+ years since I actively modified it... for now I'll be super happy if the tool crib I have setup matches reality on the machine itself still and I can still generate working gcode for it.

              I've also got to fix the tractor's pto adaptor still, which my wife is nagging me about doing.

              But today, I've been making the footrest hanging and getting the toolchain to spit out what I think is working gcode for one of these. I will of course heavily air test the program with my finger hovering over e-stop nervously and then test it in foam before committing it to actual metal, especially after such a long layoff from cnc milling...

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              • I made a replacement flag bracket for our front porch. The adjustable one was cast aluminum and broke during the recent wind storm that damaged our Bradford Pear trees so bad I cut them down. Video attached
                https://youtu.be/cooUGvHOkaw


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                • A day late:

                  Desert Draw Trip Report - Or - A Tough Old Codger
                  http://yumabassman.com/forums-new/in...p?action=forum

                  Seems I'm always a day late for what I did today, because... well... on the day I am doing it I'm busy doing it. LOL.

                  Today I am going to try to get the dishwasher tied in. I'm getting tired of washing dishes in the tiny little pot sink on the other counter top. Its going to be a couple weeks probably before the new stone counter top shows up.

                  Last edited by Bob La Londe; 08-19-2018, 01:06 PM.
                  *** I always wanted a welding stinger that looked like the north end of a south bound chicken. Often my welds look like somebody pointed the wrong end of a chicken at the joint and squeezed until something came out. Might as well look the part.

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                  • Originally posted by CalM View Post
                    Good choice! My Indicol is over 40 years old, used lots, And works like the day it was made.!

                    Yeah, after trying to explain the difference in surface finishes and material hardness to the guy behind the counter, I gave up and just told him that we used to refer to an Indicol by the Indicol name saying "Please give me an Indicol", not "Please give me a universal test indicator holder" when it was time to tram a machine...
                    -paul

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                    • Over the last week....

                      I drove 1300 miles which is a bit more than the length of California. 300 miles of that 1300 was spent running errands in the San Diego area.

                      Most of the week was spent doing errands and chores for my 90 year old mother in law. I usually don't need tools since my late father in law was into restoring cars and left a well equipped tool chest.

                      TIP: If you are out of town, 500 miles from home and find that you left ALL of your flashlights behind, you can usually score a cheap or free one at the nearest Harbor Freight store. Their small 70 lumen single LED pocket light got me though searching for tools in a crowded garage, working on a 30 year old garbage disposal and finding the coal black kitten under the guest room bed. It was worth every cent I payed for it and even came with free batteries.


                      What I've done today is catch up on the forum posts.
                      At the end of the project, there is a profound difference between spare parts and left over parts.

                      Location: SF East Bay.

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                      • Skimmed a bathroom ceiling, my shoulder ain’t what it used to be, think I got chips in my bearings
                        Mark

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                        • Took our entire family (there are eleven of us now) out to Swiss Chalet restaurant to celebrate Makayla turning 11 years old. Actually there are 12 of us, but my mom who will be 98 on the 23 of this month doesn't like to travel--getting pretty unsteady on her feet. Played around a little bit with my flat belt reversing machinery, but nothing that could really be considered work.
                          Brian Rupnow
                          Design engineer
                          Barrie, Ontario, Canada

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                          • Here is the video of the auction haul
                            https://youtu.be/OdQ8w1nO3TQ


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                            • I rebooted my computer. The last time it was rebooted was about 560 days ago.
                              Location: Long Island, N.Y.

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                              • I made 10 parts for our laser engraver at work... out of Polysulfone. 5000lb lathe making parts weighing in at 1/8 ounce. Damn fiddly stuff. Most features had to hold +0 to -0.002. I had to grind a form tool and mount two tools in the holder so I could cut off and make one of the feature in a single pass. Somewhat like cutting chewing gum.

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