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Forum: Fabrication 05-11-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 13,975
Posted By Corm
My wife and I were hit head on by a drunk driver...

My wife and I were hit head on by a drunk driver on Dec 23rd, 1995. Passenger in the car that hit us went thru the windshield and ended up under our car, very dead. We were doing 15 mph, and he hit...
Forum: Machining 02-20-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,989
Posted By Corm
You don't think you got a good deal on this? Look...

You don't think you got a good deal on this? Look up the price of a new one, and you may change your mind. If the bearings are in good shape, I'd say you got a real good deal!
Forum: Fabrication 01-06-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,225
Posted By Corm
I'll second that method. Works like a charm! I've...

I'll second that method. Works like a charm! I've used it several times
Forum: Machining 03-27-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,059
Posted By Corm
I have a Craftsman 12x36 with the same threaded...

I have a Craftsman 12x36 with the same threaded spindle. I bought a Bison 3 jaw scroll chuck for it from New England Brass and Tool about 3 years ago and have been real happy with it. I just checked...
Forum: Fabrication 12-09-2013, 06:24 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 15,313
Posted By Corm
I didn't run any kind of a center chain. I simply...

I didn't run any kind of a center chain. I simply made them up to look like a set of standard car chains, and this has worked good for me and my tires. I do have a 'cross chain', and by that I mean a...
Forum: Fabrication 12-08-2013, 04:01 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 15,313
Posted By Corm
Jenn, in the interest of saving a few $$, I made...

Jenn, in the interest of saving a few $$, I made up my own chains for my tractor. I have R4 tires on mine, so are a little different than yours but not by a lot.

I went to my local town garage and...
Forum: Machining 02-08-2013, 08:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,392
Posted By Corm
I'd also vote for the hermaphrodite caliper....

I'd also vote for the hermaphrodite caliper. Simple and effective.

Corm
Forum: Machining 01-30-2013, 08:34 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 9,259
Posted By Corm
I am really enjoying reading this very...

I am really enjoying reading this very interesting thread. Thank you for taking the time to document your build.

Corm
Forum: Fabrication 12-26-2012, 08:51 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,818
Posted By Corm
Thanks! I will be sure to pass along that info! ...

Thanks! I will be sure to pass along that info!

Corm
Forum: Fabrication 12-17-2012, 05:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,818
Posted By Corm
Nice work! When the doors are closed, how...

Nice work!

When the doors are closed, how do you keep the cold from coming in around the edges? How are they sealed? Do the hydro cyls keep the doors closed, or are they mechanically latched...
Forum: Fabrication 12-11-2012, 07:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,370
Posted By Corm
I have an 18 foot flatbed trailer I built 14...

I have an 18 foot flatbed trailer I built 14 years ago. I decked it with 2" x 8" rough cut Hemlock planks I got from a local sawmill. Before I put them on the trailer I put a liberal coat of 50/50...
Forum: Fabrication 12-04-2012, 05:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,652
Posted By Corm
Nice job! Not to take away from the nice job...

Nice job!

Not to take away from the nice job you did, but I was wondering if you were to cut off the 'tee' part of your handle, and chuck that threaded rod into a 1/2 inch battery operated drill,...
Forum: Fabrication 06-14-2012, 05:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,005
Posted By Corm
Outstanding! Absolutely beautiful! Hope you beat...

Outstanding! Absolutely beautiful! Hope you beat the competition next week!

Corm
Forum: Machining 02-21-2012, 08:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,834
Posted By Corm
I'll add another vote for a Drill Dr. I used to...

I'll add another vote for a Drill Dr. I used to grind my drills by hand. Yah, I could grind well enough so that my drills worked, but my old eyes ain't what they used to be. Using the Dr, all my...
Forum: Machining 02-21-2012, 08:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,156
Posted By Corm
I have a 1968 BP that I bought about 10 years...

I have a 1968 BP that I bought about 10 years ago. 9x42 belt head with Chrome ways, Anilam DRO, power x axis, 2 vices and set of collets. Paid $3k for it.

One of the reasons why I bought a BP was...
Forum: Machining 02-15-2012, 07:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,383
Posted By Corm
Thanks for all your pictures folks. You've given...

Thanks for all your pictures folks. You've given me plenty of examples that I can use to make my own inside radius turner.

You folks are great. I was hoping for some advice regarding what I want...
Forum: Machining 02-13-2012, 06:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,383
Posted By Corm
Just want to thank you folks for your help. It's...

Just want to thank you folks for your help. It's easy to see that I am a rank rookie, so in need of a lot of help.

I read this forum nearly every day (and have learned a bunch), but don't often...
Forum: Machining 02-13-2012, 03:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,383
Posted By Corm
Using a fly cutter is another good idea I hadn't...

Using a fly cutter is another good idea I hadn't thought of. Like you said, cheap. I like that! Whether I get this done slowly or quickly, really doesn't matter. I'm mostly retired, so I don't do...
Forum: Machining 02-13-2012, 03:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,383
Posted By Corm
Now there's something I hadn't thought of! I have...

Now there's something I hadn't thought of! I have a couple of 1.5" end mills. Makes perfect sense, I can't believe I didn't think of that myself. Duh! I can turn the OD in my lathe, drill and bore...
Forum: Machining 02-13-2012, 01:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,383
Posted By Corm
You are correct of course. I had an inside radius...

You are correct of course. I had an inside radius cutter in mind, while thinking about ball cutters that can do both. I'm thinking that in my case, where I need a pretty small inside radius, I'll...
Forum: Machining 02-13-2012, 12:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,383
Posted By Corm
I'm beginning to think that might be the best...

I'm beginning to think that might be the best thing for me to do - make a ball turner. I've probably got enough stuff around here to make one.

Corm
Forum: Machining 02-13-2012, 12:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,383
Posted By Corm
Hi Pixman. I don't own a ball turning tool...

Hi Pixman.

I don't own a ball turning tool for my lathe either, although it has been on my list for a while.

I also thought about putting it on my rotary table and using a ball end mill as you...
Forum: Machining 02-13-2012, 11:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,383
Posted By Corm
Lathe turning question

I am contemplating making a new die for my tubing bender. When I bought the plans for the bender (from <gottrikes.com>), die plans were included.

I want to make the die for 1.5" tubing. It...
Forum: Fabrication 02-11-2012, 10:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,599
Posted By Corm
Good looking work! Corm

Good looking work!

Corm
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 02-05-2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,027
Posted By Corm
Thanks for that tip! I just ordered 2 of them. ...

Thanks for that tip! I just ordered 2 of them.

Corm
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