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Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 11-25-2022, 10:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 134
Posted By USMCPOP
Sorta blacksmithing

Got a few knives and tools during my recent 2 month vacation in Thailand and Vietnam.
Forum: Machining 07-12-2022, 04:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,662
Posted By USMCPOP
I don't recall the details, but this one was bad....

I don't recall the details, but this one was bad. My son Tan, the machinist, doesn't need the reminders.

He had a video where a CNC mill went nuts and over-speeded and chucked something like a...
Forum: Fabrication 06-25-2022, 08:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,635
Posted By USMCPOP
Cutting sodium filled valves: ...

Cutting sodium filled valves:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JfdWCHlNeSs

Valve steels 101:

https://www.enginebuildermag.com/2005/12/valve-selection-hot-valve-materials-for-hot-engines/
Forum: Welding 05-28-2022, 05:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,086
Posted By USMCPOP
My kid at community college class ... 6013 isn't...

My kid at community college class ... 6013 isn't for penetrating and AC is a happy medium I think. This is 135 Amps AC on 1/8" ticket though I don't know what size electrode. Smooth as a baby's...
Forum: Machining 05-26-2022, 11:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,868
Posted By USMCPOP
Here's one that is a bit different - has a rotary...

Here's one that is a bit different - has a rotary tamle on the spindle.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXDOvAa6Mus

Another: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zl1xjG7IgkU

A couple guys at...
Forum: Machining 05-26-2022, 10:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,868
Posted By USMCPOP
Here's a catalog sheet. Shows an optional...

Here's a catalog sheet. Shows an optional outboard support.

http://www.vintagemachinery.org/pubs/2098/20221.pdf
Forum: Shop & Safety 04-27-2022, 03:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,513
Posted By USMCPOP
Years back I had a gold wedding band. Very soft,...

Years back I had a gold wedding band. Very soft, like 22K gold. Got it in Thailand. One time I hopped a couple feet off an aluminum stepladder and it caught on the edge of the extruded step. No...
Forum: Welding 03-29-2022, 04:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,719
Posted By USMCPOP
Rub a little bead on the underside (concave side)...

Rub a little bead on the underside (concave side) close around the hole. That should do for pre-heat. Weld 'er up and let it cool slowly. Done.
Forum: Welding 03-28-2022, 10:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,719
Posted By USMCPOP
Pre- and post-heat wouldn't hurt to avoid...

Pre- and post-heat wouldn't hurt to avoid cracking and hardening in the HAZ area. They are hardened. Last I looked they were on the order of 1070 to 1080 steel.

From Agri Supply an there...
Forum: Machining 03-19-2022, 03:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 610
Posted By USMCPOP
I remember a guy on Practical Machinist who was...

I remember a guy on Practical Machinist who was selling a very pristine/unused SIP jig borer, simply because it didn't fit in his space/what he was doing. It was in the Pacific northwest, so...
Forum: Shop & Safety 02-14-2022, 06:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,501
Posted By USMCPOP
I have a Swordfish brand rotating vise like that...

I have a Swordfish brand rotating vise like that I got maybe 30 years back for about $45. new. I haven't beat on it, but it appears to be very nicely made. 4 inch jaws, opens to 3 1/2 inches. Very...
Forum: Fabrication 02-10-2022, 05:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,273
Posted By USMCPOP
Put a cheap flour tortilla between each one,...

Put a cheap flour tortilla between each one, stack them and put a cinder block on top. :devil:
Forum: Welding 02-08-2022, 12:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,200
Posted By USMCPOP
I tried a random inflation calculator: The...

I tried a random inflation calculator:

The inflation rate in the United States between 2008 and today (2022) has been 30.47%, which translates into a total increase of $35.04. This means that 115...
Forum: Shop & Safety 02-02-2022, 06:51 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 24,562
Posted By USMCPOP
How many light fixtures in the big room? That is...

How many light fixtures in the big room? That is crazy bright!
Forum: Fabrication 12-28-2021, 01:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,578
Posted By USMCPOP
Harden what is probably a mild steel washer with...

Harden what is probably a mild steel washer with low red heat and oil quench? I don't think so.

I'd be inclined to go to Agrisupply and try to find a cheap chain sprocket that could be hacked. ...
Forum: SFT Information 12-11-2021, 12:12 AM
Replies: 270
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Views: 198,887
Posted By USMCPOP
Don't be afraid to send me reminders as I'm a bit...

Don't be afraid to send me reminders as I'm a bit lost in space and time these days.
Forum: Fabrication 12-08-2021, 10:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,433
Posted By USMCPOP
How many tall modern buildings are going to be...

How many tall modern buildings are going to be around in 90 years or so?
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-13-2021, 06:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,353
Posted By USMCPOP
Amazon has it for $29 as well: ...

Amazon has it for $29 as well: https://www.amazon.com/Metabo-HPT-G12SR4-Grinding-Lightweight/dp/B07L21GNHL?th=1

I was also looking at a Porter-Cable for $10 more. 7.5 Amp, paddle switch.
...
Forum: Machining 11-01-2021, 05:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,318
Posted By USMCPOP
Picky, picky machinist ... My younger son is...

Picky, picky machinist ... My younger son is one. Tolerances, RA finish, etc. I talk a good fight but it's hard to keep up. I love it. Keeps him off the streets for sure.
Forum: Welding 09-30-2021, 04:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,216
Posted By USMCPOP
Just DAMN! :D

Just DAMN! :D
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 09-30-2021, 04:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,232
Posted By USMCPOP
The older I get, the more I like my 2 ounce ball...

The older I get, the more I like my 2 ounce ball pein hammer.

Beautiful work, Jenn, and lots of it!
Forum: Fabrication 09-25-2021, 11:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,658
Posted By USMCPOP
Job well done.

Job well done.
Forum: Welding 09-24-2021, 03:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,349
Posted By USMCPOP
From the linked article: Gas shielded flux...

From the linked article:

Gas shielded flux cored wires can easily meet the mechanical property requirements in a wide range of welding applications. In comparison, the mechanical properties you...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-17-2021, 01:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,902
Posted By USMCPOP
I uses Pass & Seymour outlets (20A) and switches...

I uses Pass & Seymour outlets (20A) and switches in my garage addition about 15 years ago. Don't remember the grade but very nice.
Forum: Fabrication 07-17-2021, 03:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,833
Posted By USMCPOP
You have talent. And patience. And an eye for...

You have talent. And patience. And an eye for these sort of things. Well done, Sir.
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