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Forum: Welding 04-06-2021, 07:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 957
Posted By platypus20
Men who live in glass house, should not throw...

Men who live in glass house, should not throw stones, you may have more crap than I do............:devil:


Of course I don’t own a road grader............
Forum: Welding 04-04-2021, 10:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 957
Posted By platypus20
New Welder In The Shop

The last thing I really need is another stick welder, I will admit to the ownership of at least 14-15 of them, probably a few more. I bought one of the small Harbor Freight Titanium 225, dual voltage...
Forum: Fabrication 03-03-2021, 12:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,219
Posted By platypus20
Sometimes you have to break it, before you can...

Sometimes you have to break it, before you can fix it.............
Forum: Fabrication 03-02-2021, 08:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,219
Posted By platypus20
Welp!, my ten day living hell ordeal in Northern...

Welp!, my ten day living hell ordeal in Northern Vermont, ended today, after a 6-7 hr drive home, I found a pile of boxes had arrived, at the house, while I was gone. The anticipated one from...
Forum: Fabrication 02-20-2021, 09:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,219
Posted By platypus20
Dramatically less rebound, better control, a...

Dramatically less rebound, better control, a lighter hammer, works like a heavier hammer, better on my surgical repaired shoulder.
Forum: Fabrication 02-20-2021, 07:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,219
Posted By platypus20
Compothane/Urethane hammers

For about the last 20+ yrs, I’ve used nothing but compothane/urethane hammers, either soft dead blows or ball pein hammers. I probably own somewhere close to 75 hammers and not a single wooden...
Forum: Welding 01-25-2021, 04:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,390
Posted By platypus20
Apparently, pure enough to cut...

Apparently, pure enough to cut with..............I don’t have the actual paperwork/manual
Forum: Welding 01-25-2021, 02:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,390
Posted By platypus20
About 5-6 yrs ago, I bought at an auction, an...

About 5-6 yrs ago, I bought at an auction, an oxygen generator/concentrator, from a closing muffler shop. They use oxygen/natural cutting torch to remove old exhaust piping. It consist of 4 tanks and...
Forum: Machining 01-19-2021, 06:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,531
Posted By platypus20
I use mostly CCMT 21.51 and CCMT 32.51 inserts,...

I use mostly CCMT 21.51 and CCMT 32.51 inserts, in SCLCR boring bars
Forum: Machining 01-16-2021, 01:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 519
Posted By platypus20
welp, so far its been a interesting day, I check...

welp, so far its been a interesting day, I check the ER 40 blocks, my new ER 40 ball bearing nuts, arrived from Rocky Mountain CNC, and my packages from CME and MSC arrived, with some misc bits and...
Forum: Machining 01-15-2021, 04:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 519
Posted By platypus20
New ER 40 Collet Blocks

As the title says, my new ER 40 collet blocks arrived today, again about 2-3 weeks before their scheduled arrival. They are the HHIP ones, I had ordered off of Amazon, they look very well made. So I...
Forum: Machining 01-12-2021, 11:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,098
Posted By platypus20
Lew, The foam is so battered it does not...

Lew,

The foam is so battered it does not hold the collets in place anymore (if it really ever did), if you put the collets in the holes, close it, then pick it up, the collets fall to the bottom,...
Forum: Machining 01-11-2021, 06:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,098
Posted By platypus20
Unionized Parcel Smashers....... Here are...

Unionized Parcel Smashers.......


Here are the pictures that would not load on the first post

1 - the case
2 - what I saw when I opened the case
3 - the total packaging
Forum: Machining 01-11-2021, 05:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,098
Posted By platypus20
My Toolots.com Saga

About 2-3 months ago I ordered a series of ER 40 collets for my new MR-26A drill bit sharpener, so I ordered the collets from Toolots.com. My mistake, they put the 5 collets in an 8” x 8” x 8” box...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-10-2021, 02:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,961
Posted By platypus20
F#*king spell check.........

F#*king spell check.........
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-09-2021, 07:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,961
Posted By platypus20
I have ordered a pneumatic riv-nut tool, it has...

I have ordered a pneumatic riv-nut tool, it has not arrived yet.
Forum: Machining 01-07-2021, 05:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,530
Posted By platypus20
I thought a DD was very good at what it does....

I thought a DD was very good at what it does. Yes, I went to the better units, more for consistently good results. If I had not bought the better units, I could have survived with the DD.
Forum: Fabrication 01-03-2021, 03:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,797
Posted By platypus20
I’ve bought just about every plasma cutter circle...

I’ve bought just about every plasma cutter circle jig, ever sold. Always looking for the perfect unit.
Forum: Machining 12-28-2020, 08:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 442
Posted By platypus20
D1-4 x ER 40 ColletChuck Arrived Today

As the title says the D1-4 x ER 40 collet chuck arrived today, I ordered it Christmas Eve, it arrive Amazon (USPS), late this afternoon. I had to adjust the mounting pins (trial and error), but it...
Forum: Fabrication 12-23-2020, 10:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,797
Posted By platypus20
Yes and sort of, Yep, one is set up to...

Yes and sort of,


Yep, one is set up to burn methane, both are capable to burn natural gas, if no methane is available, both are used to make hot water, used for building heat and also the hot...
Forum: Fabrication 12-23-2020, 04:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,797
Posted By platypus20
A Little Bit Of Plasma Cutting..............

today’s projects involves a little bit of plasma cutting, a little bit of welding, some mag drill work, and some geometry ciphering. I had to make a couple of burner adapters for a couple of boilers...
Forum: Fabrication 12-01-2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,008
Posted By platypus20
OH MY GAWD!! That’s wooo.......... not only can’t...

OH MY GAWD!! That’s wooo.......... not only can’t I say it, I can’t write it!!

The HORROR, The HUMANITY!!


I can see nightmares in my future...................
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-09-2020, 05:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,052
Posted By platypus20
I hate remote panels, I want the controls mounted...

I hate remote panels, I want the controls mounted directly to the equipment, IMO if vibration is that much of a concern, then fix the cause of the vibration
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-06-2020, 05:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,052
Posted By platypus20
I Lost Another Air Compressor Pressure Switch

over the last 10-12 years, I‘ve lost about 6 air compressor pressure switches. They last roughly about 2 years, then one of the contacts burns off, then I have a dead air compressor. I lost one last...
Forum: Machining 11-06-2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,530
Posted By platypus20
Welp!! After being told it would be delivered...

Welp!! After being told it would be delivered between 11/17 - 11/24, the smaller MR-13B arrived by DHL currier at 1:30 pm, today. I’m in the process of getting ready for the trip to Kansas in the...
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