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Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 12-08-2019, 09:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 407
Posted By Lew Hartswick
For me, Most ALL "talking videos" are a wast of...

For me, Most ALL "talking videos" are a wast of time. EVERYONE talks so fast and in the case of female voices so high pitched I don't hear but one word out of a sentence. :-(
...lew...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 12-08-2019, 09:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 434
Posted By Lew Hartswick
< someone with skills can usualy do with hand...

< someone with skills can usualy do with hand tools what it takes another to do with a whole shop. >
Yep! things like sharpening a hand saw or as Cutter said inletting hinges.
...lew...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 12-08-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 739
Posted By Lew Hartswick
I'd think it would have to have "Steer by wire" ....

I'd think it would have to have "Steer by wire" . To get a steering column from the cab to the wheels it'd have to have so many gears the backlash would never work. :-)
...lew...
Forum: Fabrication 12-08-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 487
Posted By Lew Hartswick
One I helped (most of the lathe and mill work)...

One I helped (most of the lathe and mill work) make for the guy in the one pix. a few years ago in the High School shop we were volunteering at. The fine horiz. drive seems like a good idea. I never...
Forum: Fabrication 11-17-2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,464
Posted By Lew Hartswick
:-( How to ruin a perfectly great machine. ...

:-( How to ruin a perfectly great machine. I'd be very reluctant to even touch that if I was in a shop and needed to use a belt grinder.
...lew... I guess ART is in eyes of the beholder
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-09-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 992
Posted By Lew Hartswick
I "Think" Methyl Alcohol is what the Ethel was...

I "Think" Methyl Alcohol is what the Ethel was "denatured" with in the past. I wonder what caused/allowed gasoline to be used for it now. ???
:-) are they using gas that already has Ethel already...
Forum: Fabrication 10-09-2019, 10:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,200
Posted By Lew Hartswick
Maybe the "Bernie" influence. :-) ...

Maybe the "Bernie" influence. :-)
...lew...
Forum: Shop & Safety 09-24-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,769
Posted By Lew Hartswick
Sell it and buy a new one next spring, before you...

Sell it and buy a new one next spring, before you ruin this one . :-(
...lew...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-23-2019, 07:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 523
Posted By Lew Hartswick
I have the 1/4" version of that bought in Chicago...

I have the 1/4" version of that bought in Chicago in 1940/50 . It has a metal partition to hold the set of sockets but there are a pair of 8 point that don't have room in the partition. :-)
...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-11-2019, 07:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 820
Posted By Lew Hartswick
I've had mine for well over 30 years and no...

I've had mine for well over 30 years and no problems. I always reversed the scribe when I carried it around but do leave it "operative" when I put it the tool box drawer.
...lew...
Forum: SFT Information 09-08-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,245
Posted By Lew Hartswick
No problems here at 0600 to 0800 and often in the...

No problems here at 0600 to 0800 and often in the evening .
...lew...
Forum: Fabrication 09-08-2019, 07:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,509
Posted By Lew Hartswick
Do you really think there is enough carbon in...

Do you really think there is enough carbon in re-bar to harden it ?? :-)
...lew...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 08-20-2019, 09:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,048
Posted By Lew Hartswick
I did that on the previous one but never got...

I did that on the previous one but never got around to it on the last install. I don't trust those plastic ones to re-seal so dont do the "periodic" flush bit.
...lew...
Forum: Welding 08-19-2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,412
Posted By Lew Hartswick
Maybe you should find out why it trips the...

Maybe you should find out why it trips the breaker. :-) and fix it .
...lew...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 08-06-2019, 08:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,222
Posted By Lew Hartswick
My two Kennedys are both OLD. :-) The most...

My two Kennedys are both OLD. :-) The most recent one is well over 20 years, bought used from a local "tool collector" , the other bought new in about 1955 when I was an electronic technician, for...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 08-04-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 837
Posted By Lew Hartswick
If you do use epoxy, I highly recommend West...

If you do use epoxy, I highly recommend West System "GFlex" . It's great for that sort of application, where there is some flexibility needed.
...lew...
Forum: Fabrication 07-31-2019, 09:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,492
Posted By Lew Hartswick
The cutter certainly looks it. :-) One of those...

The cutter certainly looks it. :-) One of those carbide tipped boring bars . :-)
...lew...
Forum: Machining 07-26-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 26,363
Posted By Lew Hartswick
Just looked at this thread: What happened to...

Just looked at this thread: What happened to Mark Ball ??? I noticed he had a post or so on this.
...lew...
Forum: Fabrication 07-22-2019, 09:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,078
Posted By Lew Hartswick
I think it was the secondary he removed. ( The...

I think it was the secondary he removed. ( The high voltage for the maggie. I don't see any sign of the filament [pardon me Heater] winding either.) :-)
...lew... and old Radar maintenance...
Forum: Machining 06-02-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 426
Posted By Lew Hartswick
Just a simplified version of the recoil rope...

Just a simplified version of the recoil rope lawnmower starter. :-) I suppose all you guys have tractors or battery powered lawnmowers and have forgotten such devices. :-)
...lew...
Forum: Machining 06-01-2019, 04:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,250
Posted By Lew Hartswick
Making the slits is always the biggest problem....

Making the slits is always the biggest problem. Should be 3 so can't just use a bandsaw . I suppose on a large one could do 4 but I've never done any big enough to do so. I've made a bunch of hex...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 05-19-2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,764
Posted By Lew Hartswick
IF you really consider Carbonic acid an acid I...

IF you really consider Carbonic acid an acid I guess there is but it's so weak as to hardly qualify. :-) CO2 dissolved in water. You had better be careful of all that ACID in anything that fizzes....
Forum: Machining 05-13-2019, 10:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 983
Posted By Lew Hartswick
Your pix looks exactly like the ones we have . ...

Your pix looks exactly like the ones we have . Note the big view has to be reversed, the shank is on the wrong side. :-)
...lew...
Forum: Machining 05-13-2019, 02:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 983
Posted By Lew Hartswick
My recommendation for a knurling tool is this...

My recommendation for a knurling tool is this one. We have been using them for 20 years at the high school . I did get a new set of knurls with the tapered edges.
...lew...
Forum: Machining 05-03-2019, 08:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 742
Posted By Lew Hartswick
I thought everyone read all three, HSM, HM, and...

I thought everyone read all three, HSM, HM, and PM as well as SFT. :-) I only quit the HM due to that silly build in remote location crap that went on for so many months and evidently seveal years....
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