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Forum: Fabrication Yesterday, 09:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,821
Posted By Dave Lee
Ok, now I understand. I couldn't figure out how a...

Ok, now I understand. I couldn't figure out how a thumb with no hydraulics worked.

I've watched some of that guy's videos before. He's a real go getter with a great work ethic. He has a video...
Forum: Fabrication 10-10-2019, 09:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 587
Posted By Dave Lee
Destaco clamps or their Chinese counterparts are...

Destaco clamps or their Chinese counterparts are cheap and available in a wide variety of sizes and configurations.


Dave
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 10-05-2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 515
Posted By Dave Lee
Congratulations Jenn. Beautiful work! Dave

Congratulations Jenn. Beautiful work!


Dave
Forum: Fabrication 10-05-2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,027
Posted By Dave Lee
Cool! We're witnessing the, "Evolution," of the...

Cool! We're witnessing the, "Evolution," of the pick-up truck bed.:D

Ok, I'll go quietly.:(


Dave
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 10-01-2019, 12:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 696
Posted By Dave Lee
K-Mart did that once with their "Benchtop" brand....

K-Mart did that once with their "Benchtop" brand. I think they stopped carrying them after 6 months.:rolleyes:


Dave
Forum: Shop & Safety 09-30-2019, 05:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 403
Posted By Dave Lee
Some flag poles and bird houses, like for purple...

Some flag poles and bird houses, like for purple martins are hinged like that.


Dave
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-30-2019, 05:40 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,104
Posted By Dave Lee
The best prices I've seen are at...

The best prices I've seen are at www.bandsawbladesdirect.com

I have gotten Lenox blades from them a couple of times. They're custom made to your length so, they take awhile to deliver but, you...
Forum: Shop & Safety 09-25-2019, 04:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 871
Posted By Dave Lee
The Lowes in my area now has Fluid Film. ...

The Lowes in my area now has Fluid Film.


Dave
Forum: Machining 09-18-2019, 09:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 704
Posted By Dave Lee
Silicone: Low vibration Loctite. Hmmm, I'll have...

Silicone: Low vibration Loctite. Hmmm, I'll have to remember that one.


Dave
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-10-2019, 12:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 614
Posted By Dave Lee
Yes, it's a scriber. I have one just like it. The...

Yes, it's a scriber. I have one just like it. The collets on them are the weak link. They break easily. Instead of turning the point around, I used to carry mine in a plastic cigar tube to keep from...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-05-2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 823
Posted By Dave Lee
Aw heck, that'll buff right out! (Well,...

Aw heck, that'll buff right out!


(Well, somebody had ta say it.):rolleyes:


Dave
Forum: Fabrication 08-14-2019, 09:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 949
Posted By Dave Lee
Beautiful work, Matt. I think she'll love it. ...

Beautiful work, Matt. I think she'll love it.


Dave
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 08-07-2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 996
Posted By Dave Lee
When I started my very informal apprenticeship, I...

When I started my very informal apprenticeship, I looked at the Kennedy boxes because everybody in the shop had them. Just too expensive. I added up the square inches and a 10 drawer Craftsman...
Forum: Shop & Safety 07-27-2019, 11:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,520
Posted By Dave Lee
Congratulations, Jen. Hope everything goes...

Congratulations, Jen. Hope everything goes according to plan.


Dave
Forum: Fabrication 07-27-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,269
Posted By Dave Lee
Oh, I could have had some fun with that as a kid....

Oh, I could have had some fun with that as a kid. However, I could hear my Dad say once again, "Boy, you work twice as hard to give your a$$ a ride!":rolleyes:


Dave
Forum: Machining 07-26-2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 25,246
Posted By Dave Lee
I read through this whole thread again and think...

I read through this whole thread again and think it's worth trying, maybe this winter.

A video popped up yesterday, of a fellow in Australia named Bruce Whitham, who is manufacturing a kit called...
Forum: Fabrication 07-22-2019, 11:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 924
Posted By Dave Lee
Not to hijack this thread but, if you look on the...

Not to hijack this thread but, if you look on the youtube channel by poroldchap, he shows how to take those magnets and make one capable of lifting a small anvil. Also, I saw someone use a similar...
Forum: Machining 07-17-2019, 09:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,864
Posted By Dave Lee
The post for my mini lathe is an OXA and the...

The post for my mini lathe is an OXA and the parts do seem to be standard.

Shars is another seller of these components. Their prices are reasonable. They put me in mind of the old Enco company.
...
Forum: Machining 07-17-2019, 05:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,864
Posted By Dave Lee
I got mine from CDCO for about $100. It's the...

I got mine from CDCO for about $100. It's the wedge type.

Now, just yesterday, I saw a review on the exact same one from banggood for $50. Grrr. After my last experience with them though, I'm a...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 07-13-2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,169
Posted By Dave Lee
What does Lowes call their product? Dave

What does Lowes call their product?


Dave
Forum: Fabrication 07-10-2019, 11:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 797
Posted By Dave Lee
The army actually, did this. I remember seeing it...

The army actually, did this. I remember seeing it in a Popular Mechanics from the 40's or 50's. They used one big track made of some kind of wire mesh. Not sure how you would steer the thing. The...
Forum: Fabrication 07-06-2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,182
Posted By Dave Lee
Thanks, POP.

Thanks, POP.
Forum: Fabrication 07-06-2019, 03:58 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,182
Posted By Dave Lee
Cheap Little Homemade Bender

I don't know how to provide a direct link but, if you go to Goggle Books and look up Popular Mechanics, the October 1975 issue, there's a very simple bender.

It uses a hydraulic bottle jack and...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 06-20-2019, 09:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 988
Posted By Dave Lee
Very nice. I would never need one however, it's...

Very nice. I would never need one however, it's nice to look at.

Dave
Forum: Machining 06-20-2019, 09:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,196
Posted By Dave Lee
Congratulations, Jen. A Shaper is the first...

Congratulations, Jen. A Shaper is the first machine tool I ever ran in high school metal shop. You know that was a long time ago, that they still had a shaper.:rolleyes:

A lot of people moan about...
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