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Forum: Shop & Safety 05-29-2020, 12:56 AM
Replies: 1,124
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Posted By mccutter
I would leave the Gorton wired as-is... Brings to...

I would leave the Gorton wired as-is... Brings to mind a favorite saying of mine: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it!" ;)
Forum: Machining 05-28-2020, 11:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 870
Posted By mccutter
I feel your lament, Red. BUT, there is hope, IMO....

I feel your lament, Red. BUT, there is hope, IMO. ;)

(1) We are paying a lot for packaging and marketing (ie: convenience) buying at the box stores. I too, find it easier to just pick up a new...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 05-28-2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 368
Posted By mccutter
I was working on a project boat in Fairhaven, MA...

I was working on a project boat in Fairhaven, MA at an older shipyard and they had a crew that would replace planks on the older fishing boats. Had a big, long "steam box" they would set up. Once the...
Forum: Welding 05-25-2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,102
Posted By mccutter
Like JB said, you get a "feel" for what metal you...

Like JB said, you get a "feel" for what metal you have in your hand. A silver piece of metal will be lighter if it is Al and heavier if it is SS. That is a very basic example. A magnet can sometimes...
Forum: Shop & Safety 05-24-2020, 07:25 PM
Replies: 1,124
Views: 58,439
Posted By mccutter
For the floors, right? :confused: That shit is...

For the floors, right? :confused: That shit is messing with my OCD! :D



Those I-beams will make GREAT legs for the table! ;)



Just pay attention, you'll be fine. If you fall, fall on your...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 05-24-2020, 04:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 237
Posted By mccutter
Talking 0-80 x 1/4" shcs

0-80 x 1/4" shcs--thought this would be funny coming from the other end of the sizing spectrum... :D OAL about 5/16" (8mm).
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 05-24-2020, 04:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 627
Posted By mccutter
Part of tool ownership is being able to repair...

Part of tool ownership is being able to repair them, IMO. Never been afraid of tearing something apart to see what went wrong--nothing lost if vital component is toasted but everything to gain if it...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 05-24-2020, 03:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 679
Posted By mccutter
You should PM "Windy Acres" (Bill) who is...

You should PM "Windy Acres" (Bill) who is currently in the generator biz. He could probably advise you...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 05-24-2020, 02:05 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,892
Posted By mccutter
Regarding my earlier comment about some kind of...

Regarding my earlier comment about some kind of mesh or wire blade guard, I'm in the shop last night and I hear a "ba-ding, ba-ding, ba-ding" from the 30" stand-up fan. :eek: I'm like "WTF?" and I...
Forum: Welding 05-23-2020, 05:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,102
Posted By mccutter
Looks like a decent "starter" unit. You don't see...

Looks like a decent "starter" unit. You don't see many AC/DC TIG units at that price point ($690). The pedal is a "bonus", hopefully it is a decent unit.

Let us know when you get it--an "unboxing"...
Forum: Welding 05-21-2020, 11:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,102
Posted By mccutter
As with any new or re-learned skill, some...

As with any new or re-learned skill, some practice may be needed. This is especially true with welding. Some processes are easier than others. Go to this LINK...
Forum: Welding 05-21-2020, 07:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,102
Posted By mccutter
Some call it "fusion" welding but autogenous...

Some call it "fusion" welding but autogenous welding fuses the parent metals (if compatible) by simply melting a little of each together to create a weld.

Why do you ask? Watcha working on?...
Forum: Shop & Safety 05-21-2020, 02:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 183
Posted By mccutter
Make sure oil level is correct...

Make sure oil level is correct...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 05-19-2020, 05:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,892
Posted By mccutter
Outstanding, Tim!...

Outstanding, Tim! https://www.shopfloortalk.com/forums/images/icons/icon14.gif ...although I expected to see a "wall of air" with all three fans running off the same motor... :D

You should...
Forum: Welding 05-19-2020, 01:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,298
Posted By mccutter
The current flowing through the leads (or an...

The current flowing through the leads (or an extension cord) can heat them up. As they heat up, the resistance will increase, as will the heat. Normally, air will cool them. But if the cables are...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 05-17-2020, 11:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,892
Posted By mccutter
I don't believe you--I need proof! :D

I don't believe you--I need proof! :D
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 05-17-2020, 12:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,333
Posted By mccutter
I had a friend Uwe (oovay) from Germany that was...

I had a friend Uwe (oovay) from Germany that was a MB master tech. Since high school. Around the sophomore year in Germany you decide your career/education track and go into that program: college,...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 05-16-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 323
Posted By mccutter
Outstanding, Matt! :)...

Outstanding, Matt! :) https://www.shopfloortalk.com/forums/images/icons/icon14.gif
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 05-16-2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 802
Posted By mccutter
They are DEFINITELY worth the $20 or less you pay...

They are DEFINITELY worth the $20 or less you pay for one. I think I have three of them now, one came with an auction lot (free). The ones I have all happen to be about the same diameter, which is a...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 05-09-2020, 05:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,333
Posted By mccutter
Although maybe not quite worthy of suckage ;),...

Although maybe not quite worthy of suckage ;), that is a fine automobile you have there and the price was right! :) That is a vehicle that will experience a NEMP and not miss a beat! :D

That paint...
Forum: Shop & Safety 05-05-2020, 01:44 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,222
Posted By mccutter
THIS ^^^^^ LINK...

THIS ^^^^^ LINK (https://www.ecmag.com/section/codes-standards/what-ufer-ground-concrete-encased-grounding-electrodes)
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 05-03-2020, 12:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 454
Posted By mccutter
As Walker opined, they are designed to be...

As Walker opined, they are designed to be submerged and enclosed to work best. The "blade" is an impeller, and needs to be submerged and enclosed for optimum efficiency. Otherwise you risk...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 04-30-2020, 01:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 540
Posted By mccutter
About all I use the HF scissors for is cutting...

About all I use the HF scissors for is cutting open veggie bags and blue painter's tape I use for labels. I don't expect nor get much from them.

I have a few pairs of Wiss shears in a pile of...
Forum: Shop & Safety 04-28-2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 1,124
Views: 58,439
Posted By mccutter
First picture is a "push broom". They make all...

First picture is a "push broom". They make all styles and sizes. It works by grabbing the stick part in both hands and pushing the bristle part towards dirt on the floor. Keep pushing the dirt until...
Forum: Fabrication 04-28-2020, 12:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,135
Posted By mccutter
Here is a thought: LINK...

Here is a thought: LINK (https://www.easternmetal.com/dock_deck_bleachers_seawall.html)
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