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Forum: Shop & Safety 10-20-2019, 05:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 559
Posted By Randyjaco
Way to go. I love flea markets. Over the years I...

Way to go. I love flea markets. Over the years I have scored many items for cheap at flea markets and yard sales.
Randy
Forum: Machining 07-05-2019, 05:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 748
Posted By Randyjaco
I have one just like it. I don't use it very...

I have one just like it. I don't use it very often, but there are times when it's super useful. He's going enjoy his new toy.:D
Randy
Forum: Fabrication 05-13-2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,888
Posted By Randyjaco
I have the solid blade version. I seldom use it...

I have the solid blade version. I seldom use it but it when I have it worked well. I have used it to bend quarter inch plate and strip stock as well as 16 ga. Stainless pieces.

Randy
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 05-08-2019, 05:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 719
Posted By Randyjaco
We Texans don't see many basements

We Texans don't see many basements
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-15-2019, 06:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,783
Posted By Randyjaco
I once broke a presurized PVC air line. Nobody...

I once broke a presurized PVC air line. Nobody was injured, but a lot of sharp plastic pieces when all over. Ever since I have made it a point to avoid them. It is not worth the risk. The only...
Forum: Shop & Safety 11-30-2018, 07:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,299
Posted By Randyjaco
I would definitely go with the cyclone, but not...

I would definitely go with the cyclone, but not with a shop vac. Those motors are for short duty. I burnt one up doing the same thing. Go with a dust disposal fan. You can get one from Harbor Freight...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 08-04-2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,027
Posted By Randyjaco
$75 - $150 here

$75 - $150 here
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 07-22-2018, 06:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,352
Posted By Randyjaco
Anybody come up with a means to shape a decent...

Anybody come up with a means to shape a decent wedge? I have a bunch of UHDPE that should make a decent wedge. I just haven't figured out a way to hold it to get the proper angle.

Randy
Forum: Machining 07-08-2018, 06:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,031
Posted By Randyjaco
I make my own from files that I get for cheap at...

I make my own from files that I get for cheap at flea Markets and yard sales.

Randy
Forum: Machining 06-08-2018, 05:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,372
Posted By Randyjaco
I was always told never to grease a chuck. Grease...

I was always told never to grease a chuck. Grease is a chip magnet. Oil is sufficient.

Randy
Forum: Fabrication 04-24-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,482
Posted By Randyjaco
You know, I think you need to beef up that mobile...

You know, I think you need to beef up that mobile table, when you consider the number of drill presses mounted on it:devil:
Forum: Shop & Safety 04-03-2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,808
Posted By Randyjaco
I have mine up in the rafters under the carport...

I have mine up in the rafters under the carport adjacent to my shop. I can still hear it running, but it's way quieter. It's protected from the elements and gets great air circulation.

Randy
Forum: Machining 03-21-2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,612
Posted By Randyjaco
I wonder how many times this thread has been...

I wonder how many times this thread has been scanned by NSA and others? :devil:
I'll bet the first day it was posted alarms went off somewhere.
Randy
Forum: Welding 12-09-2017, 08:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,727
Posted By Randyjaco
I have had one of those Weller 2PKCs for years....

I have had one of those Weller 2PKCs for years. It's a damn good dependable unit.

Randy
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 10-29-2017, 07:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,338
Posted By Randyjaco
That book is a treasure. Thank you for posting. ...

That book is a treasure. Thank you for posting.

Randy
Forum: Shop & Safety 07-20-2017, 07:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,602
Posted By Randyjaco
I learned about grinder dust long ago during my...

I learned about grinder dust long ago during my working days. I was judiciously grinding a small piece of stainless. All of a sudden there was a large flash beside me. A fire started inside a...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 04-14-2017, 06:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,293
Posted By Randyjaco
Lady Legs Caliper

I picked this up today at a yard sale. I see them from time to time. These were shop made and I know that they were very risqué in their day. Does anyone know the history on these. They seem to be...
Forum: Machining 01-12-2017, 07:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,104
Posted By Randyjaco
Cool idea, I will have to copy it

Cool idea, I will have to copy it
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-11-2017, 08:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,857
Posted By Randyjaco
First I would like to say it that I know nothing...

First I would like to say it that I know nothing about truck fans. But I find it hard to believe that the industry would accept an 80 HP loss on a fan that should only be needed when the truck was...
Forum: Machining 12-29-2016, 06:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,015
Posted By Randyjaco
I seldom use the flood cooling on my bandsaw. ...

I seldom use the flood cooling on my bandsaw. Don't normally need it. The coolant tank is filled with brown high Sulphur Tapping oil from Home Depot. It does the job well when I need it. It never...
Forum: Fabrication 11-27-2016, 07:16 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 10,122
Posted By Randyjaco
Great job. What is the travel of the jack? Mine...

Great job. What is the travel of the jack? Mine only do a couple of inches.
Randy
Forum: Machining 11-18-2016, 06:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,749
Posted By Randyjaco
It is pressed in pretty firm. I am not able to...

It is pressed in pretty firm. I am not able to drive it out. I am going to have to work out some sort of fixture to put it into my shop press.
Randy
Forum: Machining 11-18-2016, 03:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,749
Posted By Randyjaco
Mine doesn't have that screw. I figured that...

Mine doesn't have that screw. I figured that they might be a pressed fit, but I couldn't figure out the direction or if there might be an interference lip somewhere?

Thanks
Randy
Forum: Machining 11-17-2016, 07:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,749
Posted By Randyjaco
Ellis Vice Help

I just scored an Ellis vise. It is in pretty poor shape. Anyone know how too remove the slides? No evidence of pins or set screws.

TIA

Randy
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 10-27-2016, 08:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,445
Posted By Randyjaco
That was an interesting thread. Randy

That was an interesting thread.

Randy
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