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  • I fueled up my 42 year old tractor that was already hitched to the plow from the previous days work and got in about 4 1/2 hours of seat time before I stopped for lunch and the rain that I knew was coming. To make this machining related I installed a new power steering pump from the land of almost right and used my BFH (big farmer hammer) to adjust the reservoir to fit where I needed it to go. The old reservoir leaked from damage that it got at the dealership and I bought a new pump with reservoir for less than half the cost of just the reservoir from a dealer.

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    • Originally posted by 3 Phase Lightbulb View Post
      Did you only fly control line?
      I flew a bit of everything back in the day. From the 2 channel Cox .010 plane in the pic all the way to a 1/3 scale Bob Godfrey Laser 200 & everything between. R/C pylon racers, control-line racers, free-flight glow, free-flight rubber, sailplanes, indoor parlor mites, autogyros, competition fun-flies & many others. The guys I'm hanging with now fly mostly control-line stunt & combat but they let me fly my little R/C stuff in between their flights.
      Milton

      "Accuracy is the sum total of your compensating mistakes."

      "The thing I hate about an argument is that it always interrupts a discussion." G. K. Chesterton

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      • Originally posted by DICKEYBIRD View Post
        I flew a bit of everything back in the day. From the 2 channel Cox .010 plane in the pic all the way to a 1/3 scale Bob Godfrey Laser 200 & everything between. R/C pylon racers, control-line racers, free-flight glow, free-flight rubber, sailplanes, indoor parlor mites, autogyros, competition fun-flies & many others. The guys I'm hanging with now fly mostly control-line stunt & combat but they let me fly my little R/C stuff in between their flights.
        I mostly fly Extra 300, Cap 232, Edge 540, Sukhoi SU31/SU26, pattern planes, and a few delta wings. I used to fly a lot of 60 size 3D Helicopters (mostly Raptor 60s and a Raptor 50).

        One of the only pictures I have flying my Raptor 60 inverted over the runway.



        Also found a really old picture of a "Pizza Box Flyer". These were fun to make



        Also found a picture of me flying my Raptor 50 at a "float fly" back in 2003:



        Last edited by 3 Phase Lightbulb; 08-26-2018, 02:33 PM.

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        • I didn't do much today. I tried changing the battery in my smart watch. It required disassembling the watch and the 'new' battery would not hold a charge. Sigh.

          Then I swapped out the battery in my wife's tablet because it's bulging. It's also resetting spontaneously. It's only 4 years old. It does not bulge anymore but it still reboots without being asked. Factory reset is next. Sigh.

          Then the doorbell rang and this appeared on the step. They are machine screw length HSS drills from Morse Cutting Tools. Sound familiar? They are the ones who invented the twist drill AND the morse taper. 29 bits from 1/16 to 1/2 by 64ths. They are not gold colored. The have a mirror like silver surface and they are reflecting the yellow counter top.

          At the end of the project, there is a profound difference between spare parts and extra parts.

          Location: SF East Bay.

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          • Danlb: gotta love it when the postman brings you (tool-) porn. I favour the stub length (which I believe, perhaps mistakenly) is the same length myself. I'd love to claim it's because of technical reasons like less wander, more rigidity etc....but if I'm honest it's mainly because I lack the z-axis travel on my mill! :-D
            Slowly putting together a set of fractional metric bits I cobalt....'cos I'm.bound to need 'em if I've not got 'em!

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            • Originally posted by Cenedd View Post
              Danlb: gotta love it when the postman brings you (tool-) porn. I favour the stub length (which I believe, perhaps mistakenly) is the same length myself.
              Are you saying your porn tool is stub length?

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              • I'm finishing up doing all full top to bottom clean and lube on the lathe after moving it across the state to a new location. Just disassembled/cleaned/oiled/reassembled the 3 jaw last night. Tonight's task is the same for the BXA tool post and changing the plug to a 240v locking plug to run it off generator power.
                My recommendation?

                No matter what I tell you, get a second opinion.

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                • Originally posted by 3 Phase Lightbulb View Post
                  Are you saying your porn tool is stub length?
                  And proud of it! I work in IT....one of the few industries where "My one is smaller than your one!" is a boast to be proud of!

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                  • I finished the plates for my auction press this morning. Here is the video
                    https://youtu.be/eLWDrxs5F5g


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                    • Pasted Peelaway #2 and stuck the paper stuff all over the front door. I may stain it. I have stripped some other woodwork in a sunporch and it looked good when done, so if this looks promising, the frame is next.
                      1601

                      Keep eye on ball.
                      Hashim Khan

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                      • I needed to make a scrub blade so I could flatten a table top. I'm no woodworker mind you but I can watch YouTube [emoji16]. I made a curved iron from one that should have been trashed. I was trying to figure a decent way to sharpen the edge. I finally found a use for my ko lee T&C grinder [emoji16].

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                        • Well we've finally had a break from scorching sun and a few good downfalls of rain.....so the grass I was enjoying getting away with not cutting has suddenly grown with a vengeance. Mowed it, sharpen the blade back up and tried to clear up with the garden vac. It jammed and started smoking. Took apart that which wasn't put together with one-way clutch screws (sigh), cleaned it up and put it back together. Think I must have done it wrong because I didn't have any parts left over! It sucks more now.....or less, depending on your viewpoint.

                          Then I spent a while with a brush and touch-up paint trying to if not undo, at least 'less-bad' evidence of other people's parking

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                          • Well I didn't do this today, but a few days ago. I was at our hunting camp trying to catch up on yard and food plot mowing.
                            I hit a stump with the mower and knocked the universal joint out of the PTO drive shaft also bent the yoke.
                            I was able to get the U joint cross with bearings locally but not the new yoke, so had to straighten the old one.
                            I didn't expect to be able to bend it straight but tried it anyway and got lucky. When installing the new cross and bearings they lined up perfectly so I think it will last.
                            There is about 7 hours running time on the new U joint with no problems and I glad to be able to finish up.





                            Dwight

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                            • I installed my new weather station (temperature transmitter, rain gage, and wind direction and speed portion) on the roof of my garage. I think my wife was right, that 77 year olds have no business up on the roof. I got it done and didn't break my neck so all is good. Installing the guy wires was the tough part.
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                              I would rather have tools that I never use, than not have a tool I need.
                              Oregon Coast

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                              • Mel: as far as I see it, you either lie down and wait for death or you get on with it and live. Maybe some of the things you may do are "not sensible for a man of your age" but there's a balance point....and only you can say where that lies. If you feel confident doing it, then good on you and long may you feel so!

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