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Old 04-30-2022, 10:02 PM
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These Indian shop videos give me a lot more confidence on what I could do in my little shop with a little patience and practice. I shake my head every time I watch them indicate in a part with a length of haywire as an indicator...

https://youtu.be/WFMmwXeTTvs
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Old 05-01-2022, 12:17 PM
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I take a lot of things for granted in my work shop and home shop compared to those work conditions.

Couple take aways that I seen ( maybe not the first time, but reminds me of a trick)

Using a piece of flat stock to make a bigger wrench fit a smaller bolt.

I couldn’t imagine working in a shop in in short shoes and no socks. I think I seen one guy in sandals.

I really like my overhead crane over my work lathe for the bigger items.

I small piece of wire/ hay strand can be good enough for indicating some work pieces. We don’t necessarily need to make things overly complicated/ or expensive tools needed to get the job done.

Sometimes you just need a bigger hammer. And sometimes just a scrap drop piece will do the job.

And arbors are normal being bent and only having 2-3, teeth doing the cutting on a horizontal mill. Just like my old job shop.


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JohnBoy, hope you are watching. First tool you need for your lathe is a big fucking beating iron...oh and a 30 inch snipe
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Old 05-02-2022, 07:29 AM
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So basic, few tools,they are interesting, center the work part in the lathe chuck.

No indicator just a BFH, hand-verified, armature & field rebuilds, broken in half cranks, gear cutting are a trip also.

Without gloves ........... LMAO
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If at first you don't succeed. Get a bigger hammer
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JohnBoy, hope you are watching. First tool you need for your lathe is a big fucking beating iron...oh and a 30 inch snipe
Gerry, Snipes are measured by pounds not inches...


snipe n.
Navy slang for crewmen who work below decks especially in the engine room.
The world of the aircraft carrier is largely inhabited by snipes, deck apes, airdales, and zeros.
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Snipes are animals you hunt with a lantern and a burlap bag. :-)
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i take it you have never hunted Wood Snipe .Dogs preferred
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