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  • Bruno Mueller
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    I got a thread cutter tool for little money. The shank has a Morse taper 1.
    But in my milling machine spindle I have MT 2.
    I made myself an MT 2 shank for this tool.
    The unit has a slip clutch that limits the torque. The shank sits between two friction discs that transmit the torque. These pure discs are adjusted by an adjusting ring.

    A commercial MT2 shaft with a thickened, soft end was supplemented with a 45 mm thick block and subsequently machined.
    I pressed on the block with Loctite 648 and pinned it for safety.

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    Original clamping shaft MT 1in the tool.


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    Original clamping shaft MT 1 and shaft with MT 2 made by myself.


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    Assembly of the slipping clutch.
    A friction disk is inserted into the housing first, followed by the shaft.
    The next friction disk is placed on the shaft. This is secured against rotation with two stud bolts.
    These stud bolts also secure the clamping shaft.


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    Here, the two stud bolts are clearly visible.


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    Ready to be used.
    The ring is used to set the torque.

    The tool is suitable for threads from M4 to M10.

    This device was manufactured in the GDR by the company "Georg Friedrich Bamberger KG" from Schmalkalden in Thuringia.
    The brand name is "GEFRIBA".
    It is the size 11.
    The company has produced other sizes in the same design. In the sizes 10; 11; 13; and 15.
    Last edited by Bruno Mueller; 04-15-2021, 11:20 AM.

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  • lugnut
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    Got my second COVID-19 shot.

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  • nickel-city-fab
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    pulled weeds

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  • JFLingg
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    Made a new steam connection for my Elmer's Wobbler, old one wouldn't take tubing I wanted to use. Only took four tries to get a good one. Had to relearn a few things. Used Atlas 618 & a 5-40 die.
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  • The Metal Butcher
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    Dad picked up a 15hp motor for me today, so I guess I will be building my first RPC here soon. Still trying to decide between a pony motor or start caps. I dunno, I guess it will come down to budget.

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  • J Tiers
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    Originally posted by The Metal Butcher View Post
    .............
    I've heard it actually hits younger folks harder due to our immune system being more active/responsive. I dunno, I don't follow medial stuff, but it sounds logical. .....
    I know two people who had covid a year ago and recently got the shots. Both of them (one medical and one essential) were really knocked out by the FIRST shot, presumably because their immune systems were primed. Both said they thought they had got covid again.

    So you may be right. My immune system is pretty good, I rarely get sick, even if my wife is.

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  • The Metal Butcher
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    Originally posted by J Tiers View Post
    Been cleaning up the area that needs work so that I can move woodworking to there, as opposed to sharing with the metalwork and scraping bench. Put up some greenboard, some pegboards, and hung up tools that had no home and have been sitting on top of other things,

    In a lot of ways, I HATE pegboard. But, with the "grabbit" tools that you just want to pick up, and don't want to go through a hassle to get hold of, it works. However, in general, it does not work over top of a workbench. So I put it up in a shallow alcove (like 6" deep) where the hooks will not catch on anything, and nothing is in front of it. I may like it, or I may not. So far I think I do.



    Hmm, got #2 on Monday. Can't be sure, but all I had so far was two nights of alternating mild fever and chills. Not too bad.

    Down there must be ahead of us in MO, since you are presumably early 20's. I'm in the "old folks" category, and even so could not get a shot until 3 weeks ago. My wife, who is a fair bit younger than I am, still is not eligible for #1.
    Alabama is doing surprisingly alright.... for once. I'm a little behind my Dad being over 65, and only one day behind my mom, who is under 65. I'm classified as "essential worker", so I've gotten it ahead of some of my peers.

    I've heard it actually hits younger folks harder due to our immune system being more active/responsive. I dunno, I don't follow medial stuff, but it sounds logical. At any rate, it's well worth it vs getting covid.

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  • J Tiers
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    Been cleaning up the area that needs work so that I can move woodworking to there, as opposed to sharing with the metalwork and scraping bench. Put up some greenboard, some pegboards, and hung up tools that had no home and have been sitting on top of other things,

    In a lot of ways, I HATE pegboard. But, with the "grabbit" tools that you just want to pick up, and don't want to go through a hassle to get hold of, it works. However, in general, it does not work over top of a workbench. So I put it up in a shallow alcove (like 6" deep) where the hooks will not catch on anything, and nothing is in front of it. I may like it, or I may not. So far I think I do.

    Originally posted by The Metal Butcher View Post
    Got my ass kicked by my second covid shot. Started out with just my arm hurting, but I slept horribly and developed a fever overnight. ..........
    Hmm, got #2 on Monday. Can't be sure, but all I had so far was two nights of alternating mild fever and chills. Not too bad.

    Down there must be ahead of us in MO, since you are presumably early 20's. I'm in the "old folks" category, and even so could not get a shot until 3 weeks ago. My wife, who is a fair bit younger than I am, still is not eligible for #1.

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  • The Metal Butcher
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    Got my ass kicked by my second covid shot. Started out with just my arm hurting, but I slept horribly and developed a fever overnight. Then I had to be at work early so I could machine a bunch of graphite fixtures for 5 hours straight. I'm amazed I didn't blow any dimensions or pass out. I did have to get a chair. I shoulda told my boss no, ain't none of em getting used today anyway. Whatever.

    At least machining like $1500 worth of graphite doesn't bother me anymore. 🤷‍♂️

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  • Arcane
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    I was cleaning up one drawer in the bench my 9" S.B. sits on and decided to try to do something with a board the previous owner bored holes in to fit 1/2" shank end mills, ect. because they were so tight it took two hands, determination and holding your tongue just right to wrench them free. I tried a new end mill hoping that would do it but no joy! So I started to look around to see what i had that would open the holes up just a smidgen and found nothing ...until I decided to check a woodruff key cutter I had, a #404 which is a nominal 1/2" diameter BUT it appears it was made oversize to allow for resharpening! Turns out it measures at an actual .510 which made all the holes just about perfect!

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  • Arcane
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    Today I got my yearly haircut!

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  • DennisCA
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    Oh yeah about that pantorouter, I made a new template based on the formulas I wrote about earlier, this is the fit of the mortise and tenon now:





    You know it's a good fit when it goes *plop* when you pull it apart.

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  • I make chips
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    I'm too old for this.So why do I do it... Trimming five tall trees.Climb as high as I can then break my back with a chain saw and a pole saw. Then haul all of it to the burn pile. Fueled by ibuprophen I have three done two to go.Then there's my luck as now there's a burning ban going on. Oyeah, don't call me if you have trees.

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  • PStechPaul
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    John has had a rather hard life. I won't go into details, but his father died when he was young, and his mother died in his arms. He really doesn't have any family, and I am one of his only close friends. At one time he was making good money as an appliance salesman at Montgomery Ward, but that job ended when they went out of business. He recently lost his part-time job as a sanitation worker. He's been waiting on his Covid relief / stimulus payment as well as a large tax refund, but things are messed up. $750 of that will be to pay me for buying his electric bike, but the battery connector got damaged and the replacement has not arrived. Always something turns bad. So I'm trying to help him, and he is a good guy.

    We were working on my old dilapidated woodshed today. Trying to use mostly old recycled junk lumber.
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    Yesterday I got a call back from Honda Corporate and they authorized a rental car for me until they get the replacement driveshafts.They apparently have the parts for cars with automatic transmission, but mine is a 5 speed manual. So today I got this car from Enterprise...

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  • mattthemuppet
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    installed a transmission oil cooler on our Pilot. Amazingly it doesn't come with one stock and the 6spd autos are prone to cooking their fluid. It's already had a fluid flush and reprogram under warranty due to clutch slippage, so I figure that and the Texan climate made this a priority. Could have gone with the OEM cooler for $170 or thereabouts which would have taken 2-3h to install, but I bought a larger Hayden cooler for ~$60 with extra hose and clips then spent 10h installing it. Works out about $11 an hour, so above the minimum wage at least!

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