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Re: Stripper Disc: Getting More First Minutes Out of A Flap Disc (thread)

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Posted: 1 Hour 1 Minute ago by: Jim Wilkins

"Bob La Londe" wrote in message news:t6dtc5$1i7o$1@gioia.aioe.org... My wife is on the board of a theater group, and for the most part the senior members of the board seem intelligent and capable as you describe, but sometimes practically

Re: Stripper Disc: Getting More First Minutes Out of A Flap Disc (thread)

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Posted: 3 Hours ago by: Bob La Londe

My wife is on the board of a theater group, and for the most part the senior members of the board seem intelligent and capable as you describe, but sometimes practically challenged. For example they resisted hiring a grant writer for

Re: Stripper Disc: Getting More First Minutes Out of A Flap Disc (thread)

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Posted: 9 Hours 43 Minutes ago by: Jim Wilkins

"Richard Smith" wrote in message news:lybkvql2o1.fsf@richards-air-2.home... Interesting. Very clear. Very high signal-to-noise ratio. What she means really comes over. I am intrigued how you manage to tap into so many of these generally

Re: Stripper Disc: Getting More First Minutes Out of A Flap Disc (thread)

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Posted: 18 Hours 24 Minutes ago by: Richard Smith

Interesting. Very clear. Very high signal-to-noise ratio. What she means really comes over. I am intrigued how you manage to tap into so many of these generally-shared core-experience issues which are well expressed, unexpected and very i

Re: Stripper Disc: Getting More First Minutes Out of A Flap Disc (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 9 Hours ago by: Jim Wilkins

"Richard Smith" wrote in message news:lyv8tz39pr.fsf@richards-air-2.home... "Jim Wilkins" <muratlanne@gmail.com> writes: A big follow-on comment from the OP (original poster) can come from originally asking an open-ended question. Inv

Re: Stripper Disc: Getting More First Minutes Out of A Flap Disc (thread)

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Posted: 1 Day 18 Hours ago by: Richard Smith

A big follow-on comment from the OP (original poster) can come from originally asking an open-ended question. Invite responses which guide you to solutions nothing like what you have been doing already. A good communicator starts with

Re: Stripper Disc: Getting More First Minutes Out of A Flap Disc (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 20 Hours ago by: Jim Wilkins

"Bob La Londe" wrote in message news:t63ooq$sho$1@dont-email.me... No, I shared information with people in general. -------------- Thank you, intelligent user reviews are greatly appreciated.

Re: Stripper Disc: Getting More First Minutes Out of A Flap Disc (thread)

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Posted: 3 Days 23 Hours ago by: Bob La Londe

No, I shared information with people in general. Its not my fault you find it so difficult to read with your severe case of rectal cranial inversion.

Re: Stripper Disc: Getting More First Minutes Out of A Flap Disc (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 11 Hours ago by: Richard Smith

I have to be careful to avoid wordy comments too :-)

Re: Stripper Disc: Getting More First Minutes Out of A Flap Disc (thread)

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Posted: 4 Days 21 Hours ago by: Cydrome Leader

This guy posted a 406 word reply to himself.

Re: Way Oil (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 21 Hours ago by: Snag

No apology needed , but I'll take that drink and I'm sure Shirley has been alerted that I'm headed that way . As far as way oil , I've been using bar and chain oil for my chainsaws . Higher viscosity than 20 , but this shit is way s

Re: Dammit ! (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 21 Hours ago by: Snag

Yup , not only did I think it , I expressed it loudly and repeatedly .. This guy lives down the road (we share a property line) and he's the best neighbor I've ever had . We trade metal stock , help each other when we can , and he a

Way Oil

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Posted: 6 Days 22 Hours ago by: Bob La Londe

I've been using Mobile Vactra #2 Way oil for some years in the ways on all my machines. My primary vendors are out of stock, and even if it was in stock the price has doubled. Interestingly one of my vendors suggested a mineral oil tha

Re: Dammit ! (thread)

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Posted: 6 Days 22 Hours ago by: Bob La Londe

I bet you wanted to use a lot stronger language than that. Frack! FRACK! FRACK!!! Mother fracking fracking frack!!!

Dammit !

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Posted: 7 Days 2 Hours ago by: Snag

I helped a neighbor today , replacing the upper ball joint and a-frame bushings on his '05 Chevy truck . Too bad I didn't realize that spacer sleeve was too short ... and I bent the threaded part of the tapered shaft of the new ball j

Re: Stripper Disc: Getting More First Minutes Out of A Flap Disc (thread)

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Posted: 7 Days 3 Hours ago by: Bob La Londe

I still have a few pieces to cut and strip for the current project, but before I bought anything I decided to fall back on the old standby. See what the Doctorate's of YouTube University have to say. I was not impressed. Stripper d

Stripper Disc: Getting More First Minutes Out of A Flap Disc

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Posted: 8 Days 4 Hours ago by: Bob La Londe

They are a little pricey, but I think I'm going to give them a try If the actually work ok it may be worth it in time saved. If not then I'll know. I'll start with one for now and if they work ok, I'll probably buy a box of them fro

Re: Getting More First Minutes Out of A Flap Disc (thread)

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Posted: 9 Days 10 Hours ago by: Jim Wilkins

"Mike Spencer" wrote in message news:87bkw3v2tc.fsf@bogus.nodomain.nowhere... But I haven't seen them as angle grinder wheels. ----------- You have to know the right incantation to invoke Internet magic. "Deburring disc" returns this:

Re: Getting More First Minutes Out of A Flap Disc (thread)

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Posted: 10 Days 1 Hour ago by: Clare Snyder

On body work I pickle after either blasting OR grinding/sanding Either process can "pean" metal over rust - and the rust ALWAYS wins. Phosphoric acid "metal prep" kills any tiny rust remnants allowing the primer to fully seal the surface

Re: Getting More First Minutes Out of A Flap Disc (thread)

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Posted: 10 Days 2 Hours ago by: Bob La Londe

I tried a couple methods of dressing the flap disc. It would improve slightly but not for very long. 5 seconds of work maybe. I already have the flap disc so I figured I'd see if I could improve their usefulness first before trying

Re: Getting More First Minutes Out of A Flap Disc (thread)

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Posted: 10 Days 4 Hours ago by: Jim Wilkins

"David Billington" wrote in message news:t5j7jn$nn5$1@dont-email.me... The Osborn Dronco 4.5" (115mm) ones I have use the standard 7/8" (22.23mm) angle grinder mounting and are rated at 11,000 RPM max so suitable for use on my 4.5" Bosch

Re: Getting More First Minutes Out of A Flap Disc (thread)

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Posted: 10 Days 5 Hours ago by: David Billington

The Osborn Dronco 4.5" (115mm) ones I have use the standard 7/8" (22.23mm) angle grinder mounting and are rated at 11,000 RPM max so suitable for use on my 4.5" Bosch grinder. The only minor issue I find is due to the depth of the fleec

Re: Getting More First Minutes Out of A Flap Disc (thread)

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Posted: 10 Days 9 Hours ago by: Jim Wilkins

"Mike Spencer" wrote in message news:87bkw3v2tc.fsf@bogus.nodomain.nowhere... "Jim Wilkins" <muratlanne@gmail.com> writes: I've used bead blasting for forged ornamental work but, where possible, I prefer phosphoric acid pickle. Probab

Re: Getting More First Minutes Out of A Flap Disc (thread)

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Posted: 10 Days 12 Hours ago by: Richard Smith

I think I know what you and Bob are saying. Answer is - sorry - don't know. With a "hard" side-grinding disk - an angle-grinder "carborundum" disk - if it gets blunt and clogged from lightly skimming over big-area flat surfaces, you ca

Re: Getting More First Minutes Out of A Flap Disc (thread)

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Posted: 10 Days 17 Hours ago by: Mike Spencer

I've been using these for many years, first noticed when B&D started selling a consumer version in the 70s, later same product from 3M and Germany. They're the only thing that will remove mill scale without gouging the metal. But I hav

Re: Getting More First Minutes Out of A Flap Disc (thread)

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Posted: 10 Days 18 Hours ago by: Bob Engelhardt

I thought that flap discs worked by having the used-up edges wear away and expose new grit. But that never happens for me. The various things that I've tried to expose new grit have never worked. So either I'm missing something or the

Re: Getting More First Minutes Out of A Flap Disc (thread)

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Posted: 10 Days 21 Hours ago by: Clifford Heath

Except it doesn't. You need chemical treatment as well, as I'm sure you know. Metal is crystalline, and some rust will always penetrate into pores finer than any blasting sand. Clifford Heath.

Re: Getting More First Minutes Out of A Flap Disc (thread)

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Posted: 10 Days 21 Hours ago by: Clifford Heath

I can't recommend a product, but my experience suggests that the rapid deterioration has more to do with the quality of the adhesives used to attach the grit than it does with the grit itself. The bigger sharper particles of grit simpl

Re: Getting More First Minutes Out of A Flap Disc (thread)

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Posted: 10 Days 22 Hours ago by: Snag

Lit the bag on fire , half full of sawdust . Ooops .

Re: Getting More First Minutes Out of A Flap Disc (thread)

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Posted: 10 Days 22 Hours ago by: Jim Wilkins

"Snag" wrote in message news:t5h6df$n32$1@dont-email.me... If it has a dust bag , remove it and tape over the outlet . I learned the exciting way ... -------------------------- I burn sawdust from the sawmill as part of the kindling in

Re: Getting More First Minutes Out of A Flap Disc (thread)

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Posted: 10 Days 23 Hours ago by: Jim Wilkins

"Bob La Londe" wrote in message news:t5gtfi$drc$1@gioia.aioe.org... On 5/11/2022 10:23 AM, Jim Wilkins wrote: I had not thought of that. I have one around somewhere, but have not used it since my last cabinet building project a few yea

Re: Getting More First Minutes Out of A Flap Disc (thread)

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Posted: 10 Days 23 Hours ago by: Bob La Londe

Did you ignite a bag of sawdust or shoot sparks down your shirt? Either way it sounds exciting. Did you by any chance get video?

Re: Getting More First Minutes Out of A Flap Disc (thread)

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Posted: 11 Days ago by: Snag

If it has a dust bag , remove it and tape over the outlet . I learned the exciting way ...

Re: Getting More First Minutes Out of A Flap Disc (thread)

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Posted: 11 Days 2 Hours ago by: David Billington

In my experience they deal with the mill scale on box section I've cleaned up very well.

Re: Getting More First Minutes Out of A Flap Disc (thread)

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Posted: 11 Days 2 Hours ago by: Bob La Londe

I looked at that. I've seen those type of wheels before. How well does it work on mill scale.

Re: Getting More First Minutes Out of A Flap Disc (thread)

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Posted: 11 Days 2 Hours ago by: Bob La Londe

I had not thought of that. I have one around somewhere, but have not used it since my last cabinet building project a few years ago.

Re: Getting More First Minutes Out of A Flap Disc (thread)

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Posted: 11 Days 3 Hours ago by: Jim Wilkins

"David Billington" wrote in message news:t5gnp1$71v$1@dont-email.me... I know what you're experiencing with flap discs and have used this type of disc to good effect https://www.weldequip.com/cleaning-fleece-115mm.htm . I've seen many of

Re: Getting More First Minutes Out of A Flap Disc (thread)

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Posted: 11 Days 3 Hours ago by: Jim Wilkins

"Bob La Londe" wrote in message news:t5gles$nd7$1@gioia.aioe.org... Sans the solution I am looking for is there a better disc for stripping metal than an abbrasive flap disc? I can do the work with a grinding wheel, but its much more ski

Re: Getting More First Minutes Out of A Flap Disc (thread)

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Posted: 11 Days 3 Hours ago by: Bob La Londe

You know I filtered the sub threads where you went off on your own little childish temper tantrums, but I didn't filter you entirely. I figured once you got over your nasty little snit you would start to act like an adult again. I

Re: Getting More First Minutes Out of A Flap Disc (thread)

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Posted: 11 Days 3 Hours ago by: Cydrome Leader

[boring crap trimmed] So OP wants help finding a better type of flap disc, but never mentions the type they're using now.

Re: Getting More First Minutes Out of A Flap Disc (thread)

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Posted: 11 Days 4 Hours ago by: David Billington

I know what you're experiencing with flap discs and have used this type of disc to good effect https://www.weldequip.com/cleaning-fleece-115mm.htm . I've seen many of this type for sale on ebay and most don't have a high enough speed r

Getting More First Minutes Out of A Flap Disc

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Posted: 11 Days 5 Hours ago by: Bob La Londe

Yesterday I found myself cleaning up a bit of square tube in preparation for welding and later paint. It was outside, but in SW Arizona, that just means it has developed a small amount of protective rust over the mill scale. I started

Re: crock of .... moment welding (thread)

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Posted: 11 Days 7 Hours ago by: Jim Wilkins

"Richard Smith" wrote in message news:lymtfozdpd.fsf@void.com... Clare Snyder <clare@snyder.on.ca> writes: The opposite view seems to be taken here... That might be rather unfair. They seem to be "assertive" "aggressive" people whose

Re: crock of .... moment welding (thread)

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Posted: 11 Days 8 Hours ago by: Jim Wilkins

"Richard Smith" wrote in message news:lyilqczdjl.fsf@void.com... "Jim Wilkins" <muratlanne@gmail.com> writes: Again, surely no (well here anyway (UK)) - it's got to be instinctive like a duck's quacking, or driven by thinking coming f

Re: crock of .... moment welding (thread)

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Posted: 11 Days 12 Hours ago by: Richard Smith

Again, surely no (well here anyway (UK)) - it's got to be instinctive like a duck's quacking, or driven by thinking coming from an anatomical area below the neck. Apart from "palace coup" power plays - sole permissible exception. Again,

Re: crock of .... moment welding (thread)

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Posted: 11 Days 12 Hours ago by: Richard Smith

The opposite view seems to be taken here... That might be rather unfair. They seem to be "assertive" "aggressive" people whose perspective is in the next microseconds to minutes. Completely different point which doesn't follow directly

Re: crock of .... moment welding (thread)

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Posted: 11 Days 12 Hours ago by: Richard Smith

No, just a degree of sarcasm

Re: Turning and finishing a mirror finish on mild steel

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Posted: 11 Days 15 Hours ago by: Yermother

About 16 years too late for that though I guess

Re: crock of .... moment welding (thread)

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Posted: 12 Days 3 Hours ago by: Jim Wilkins

"Clare Snyder" wrote in message news:ov5l7hpvl102i2afpdqhufh0lotcbu6nd6@4ax.com... The central tenet of management is you must have a functioning brain ----------------- And make decisions at the upper end of the spinal cord.

Re: crock of .... moment welding (thread)

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Posted: 12 Days 4 Hours ago by: Clare Snyder

The central tenet of management is you must have a functioning brain

Re: crock of .... moment welding (thread)

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Posted: 12 Days 4 Hours ago by: Clare Snyder

"When the bottom line is the bottom line, you are always worried about the bottom line. When quality and customer satisfaction is the bottom line, the bottom line looks after itself" C L Snyder former service manager, Waterloo Toyo

Re: crock of .... moment welding (thread)

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Posted: 12 Days 4 Hours ago by: Jim Wilkins

"Richard Smith" wrote in message news:lybkw5ea9w.fsf@void.com... "Jim Wilkins" <muratlanne@gmail.com> writes: :-) "What is needed is competent managers, skilled and experienced in managerial skills, and clear structures of management.

Re: crock of .... moment welding (thread)

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Posted: 12 Days 6 Hours ago by: Richard Smith

It looks here like hybrid systems work best - neither totally "the free market" nor "full equality under a state-owned socialist model". By the way, our "free enterprise" railway system (we have a predominance of passenger trains for co

Re: crock of .... moment welding (thread)

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Posted: 12 Days 6 Hours ago by: Richard Smith

:-) "What is needed is competent managers, skilled and experienced in managerial skills, and clear structures of management. It has been correctly realised that ..." You could get slid out of the door on any of a range of substitute

Re: Making Molds On a POS Manual Mini Mill (thread)

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Posted: 12 Days 8 Hours ago by: Jim Wilkins

"Bob La Londe" wrote in message news:t5c3is$k6q$1@dont-email.me... Maybe, but I can do some amazingly aggressive fast parting if the tool is up to it. I think that a limp loose machine, bad grind, and poor tool position are more likely t

Re: crock of .... moment welding (thread)

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Posted: 12 Days 9 Hours ago by: Jim Wilkins

"Richard Smith" wrote in message news:lyczglvnif.fsf@void.com... ---------------- Governments must seek fairness, social equity, which is incompatible with personal excellence. That's why socialism always falls behind. https://scientific

Re: crock of .... moment welding (thread)

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Posted: 12 Days 10 Hours ago by: Jim Wilkins

"Richard Smith" wrote in message news:lyczglvnif.fsf@void.com... More on my point about absence of quality control - seemingly a totally similar instance in a totally independent other case. https://www.scotsman.com/news/transport/oil-fi

Re: crock of .... moment welding (thread)

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Posted: 12 Days 13 Hours ago by: Richard Smith

More on my point about absence of quality control - seemingly a totally similar instance in a totally independent other case. https://www.scotsman.com/news/transport/oil-firm-cmi-offshore-reveals-totally-misplaced-confidence-in-ferguson-ma

Re: Making Molds On a POS Manual Mini Mill (thread)

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Posted: 12 Days 21 Hours ago by: David Billington

When I was first taught to part on an old Southbend in metal shop class I was taught to use a low speed and that worked fine but the tutor didn't explain why. Later in a machining class for students potentially intending to do it for a

Re: Making Molds On a POS Manual Mini Mill (thread)

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Posted: 12 Days 22 Hours ago by: Bob La Londe

Maybe, but I can do some amazingly aggressive fast parting if the tool is up to it. I think that a limp loose machine, bad grind, and poor tool position are more likely to chatter than being a little off on speed. I'm not saying spe

Re: Making Molds On a POS Manual Mini Mill (thread)

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Posted: 12 Days 23 Hours ago by: Jim Wilkins

"Bob La Londe" wrote in message news:t5biel$90c$1@gioia.aioe.org... If you do not thread often with the compound you may find replacing it with a solid block of steel may help with parting. Another is placing a jack under the parting too

Re: Making Molds On a POS Manual Mini Mill (thread)

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Posted: 13 Days 2 Hours ago by: Joe Gwinn

It's called a "spring tool" or "gooseneck tool". OX Tool made a video on this. His explanation is exactly right. If you make a holder that looks like his version, and it doesn't eliminate chatter, make the round hole in the top larger

Re: Making Molds On a POS Manual Mini Mill (thread)

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Posted: 13 Days 3 Hours ago by: Bob La Londe

If you do not thread often with the compound you may find replacing it with a solid block of steel may help with parting. Another is placing a jack under the parting tool. Probably number one first thing to try if parting is a problem

Re: Making Molds On a POS Manual Mini Mill (thread)

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Posted: 13 Days 5 Hours ago by: Bob La Londe

I have to think about that. Parting is tricky. I've found geometry and rigidity are a big deal with parting. Of course feed rate and RPM are a big deal two. It might have some benefit if only for being able to adjust rpm on the fly

Re: Making Molds On a POS Manual Mini Mill (thread)

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Posted: 13 Days 6 Hours ago by: Jim Wilkins

"Bob La Londe" wrote in message news:t59o47$kn6$2@gioia.aioe.org... Anyway, I just wanted to let you know a VFD and a 3 phase motor is not a magic bullet that just takes care of everything. It can take a small amount of learning and plan

Re: Making Molds On a POS Manual Mini Mill (thread)

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Posted: 13 Days 18 Hours ago by: Snag

Well , I've had the mill 14 years now , I'm in no rush to do the conversion .

Re: Making Molds On a POS Manual Mini Mill (thread)

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Posted: 13 Days 20 Hours ago by: Bob La Londe

Anyway, I just wanted to let you know a VFD and a 3 phase motor is not a magic bullet that just takes care of everything. It can take a small amount of learning and planning to wind up with a solution that is optimum for you.

Re: Making Molds On a POS Manual Mini Mill (thread)

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Posted: 13 Days 20 Hours ago by: Bob La Londe

I'm not a big fan of gear head mills, but I have one and at one time I had another. (an RF45 clone no less) Most folks convert them to belt drives and put a two or three speed pulley on them with a bigger 3 phase motor. At lower spee

Re: Making Molds On a POS Manual Mini Mill (thread)

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Posted: 13 Days 21 Hours ago by: Jim Wilkins

"Bob La Londe" wrote in message news:t58v6d$n2l$1@dont-email.me...

Re: Making Molds On a POS Manual Mini Mill (thread)

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Posted: 13 Days 22 Hours ago by: Snag

This is a 6 speed gear drive ... there are times when the slowest isn't slow enough , and same on the other end of the speed range . And sometimes you just can't find that "right" speed for the operation . Having a power feed has le

Re: Making Molds On a POS Manual Mini Mill (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 3 Hours ago by: Bob La Londe

Many simple VFD solutions leave you with very little torque at low RPM. Variable pulley or step sheaves have the advantage of giving you full motor power at any spindle speed. One of the disadvantages of pulley sheave gearing for spe

Re: Making Molds On a POS Manual Mini Mill (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 3 Hours ago by: Bob La Londe

External supports are a real part of machine work. Whether its machinist jacks on parts that overhang past your vise jaws, or a roller stand 10 feet behind your horizontal band saw. I doubt I will ever need it, but I positioned the k

Re: Making Molds On a POS Manual Mini Mill (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 3 Hours ago by: Bob La Londe

I've done a few videos in the past. Some very seat of the pants one take as it happens sort of things. Back in the early days of YouTube those were quite popular. In fact my most watched video ever was on soft plastic plastisol rub

Re: Making Molds On a POS Manual Mini Mill (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 5 Hours ago by: Cydrome Leader

Bob got upset and stormed off, not me. He must be busy making those 17 videos he spent hours writing about. Why watch a video when you cam just read about it instead?

Re: Making Molds On a POS Manual Mini Mill (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 18 Hours ago by: Jim Wilkins

"Snag" wrote in message news:t570u8$kkh$1@dont-email.me... On 5/7/2022 10:16 AM, Jim Wilkins wrote: I figger it's much better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it ... actually the only thing I'd change is to put

Re: Making Molds On a POS Manual Mini Mill (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 20 Hours ago by: Snag

Thanks , you just bumped my ego a bit ... I've found that just about every person I meet knows something that I don't - and need to . The lathe was an impulse buy , I saw it in a pawn shop that I traded with frequently (buying tools

Re: Making Molds On a POS Manual Mini Mill (thread)

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Posted: 14 Days 20 Hours ago by: Snag

I figger it's much better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it ... actually the only thing I'd change is to put a 3 phase motor with a VFD on it .

Re: Making Molds On a POS Manual Mini Mill (thread)

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Posted: 15 Days ago by: Jim Wilkins

"Bob La Londe" wrote in message news:t56cir$ria$1@dont-email.me...

Re: Making Molds On a POS Manual Mini Mill (thread)

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Posted: 15 Days 2 Hours ago by: Bob La Londe

.... BIGGER through spindle BORE. To many thoughts. Not enough time.

Re: Making Molds On a POS Manual Mini Mill (thread)

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Posted: 15 Days 3 Hours ago by: Bob La Londe

.... BIGGER through spindle more.

Re: Making Molds On a POS Manual Mini Mill (thread)

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Posted: 15 Days 3 Hours ago by: Bob La Londe

That was one of the big deciding factors for me with the PM1440ELB. A large thru spindle bore. At thee time it was marginally cheaper than the simialr size Grizzly, and had a through spindle bore. Same with the These is an denigra

Re: Making Molds On a POS Manual Mini Mill (thread)

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Posted: 15 Days 5 Hours ago by: Jim Wilkins

"Snag" wrote in message news:t55qei$d2r$1@dont-email.me... On 5/7/2022 6:40 AM, Jim Wilkins wrote: It cuts quite accurately . The clamp system puts no vertical force on the spindle . I have more problems with the spindle "climbing" i

Re: Making Molds On a POS Manual Mini Mill (thread)

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Posted: 15 Days 7 Hours ago by: Snag

It cuts quite accurately . The clamp system puts no vertical force on the spindle . I have more problems with the spindle "climbing" if I try a cut without locking it . I have watched the Z readout on the DRO as I tighten the clamp

Re: Making Molds On a POS Manual Mini Mill (thread)

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Posted: 15 Days 9 Hours ago by: Jim Wilkins

"Snag" wrote in message news:t549ci$k5n$1@dont-email.me... I knew when I bought the Logan (PowrKraft) 10 x 31" lathe that it was going to do the kind of stuff I'm interested in - though there are times when I wish it had a bigger hole

Re: Making Molds On a POS Manual Mini Mill (thread)

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Posted: 15 Days 9 Hours ago by: Jim Wilkins

"Cydrome Leader" wrote in message news:t53ui9$k4t$2@reader1.panix.com... Bob La Londe <none@none.com99> wrote:

Re: Turning and finishing a mirror finish on mild steel

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Posted: 15 Days 21 Hours ago by: Yermother

Ive found that 800 sfm and a .020 final cut depth works well, and a .003 in/rev feedrate in conjunction with a heavy oil. I'd use HSS for steel as carbide is too likely to chip without going waaaayyyy fast. Just turned a .750 rod that way a

Re: Making Molds On a POS Manual Mini Mill (thread)

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Posted: 15 Days 21 Hours ago by: Snag

I knew when I bought the Logan (PowrKraft) 10 x 31" lathe that it was going to do the kind of stuff I'm interested in - though there are times when I wish it had a bigger hole through the spindle . Same with the RF45 clone bench-top

Re: Making Molds On a POS Manual Mini Mill (thread)

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Posted: 16 Days ago by: Cydrome Leader

You're right. To be superior I'd need some old timer story about buying a "motor drill" and then upgrading to a fancier model. I've never though about upgrading tools or anything like that before. Maybe you can make a seven part video

Re: Making Molds On a POS Manual Mini Mill (thread)

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Posted: 16 Days 2 Hours ago by: Jim Wilkins

"Bob La Londe" wrote in message news:t53j6d$e0t$1@gioia.aioe.org... On 5/6/2022 3:26 AM, Jim Wilkins wrote: If I was getting a small machine just to have, could afford it, and it wasn't to small for goal oriented choices I'd consider som

Re: Making Molds On a POS Manual Mini Mill (thread)

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Posted: 16 Days 4 Hours ago by: Bob La Londe

For this particular endeavor this was my first choice. If I was getting a small machine just to have, could afford it, and it wasn't to small for goal oriented choices I'd consider something in the BF20 or BFR20L class. I think the G

Re: Making Molds On a POS Manual Mini Mill (thread)

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Posted: 16 Days 5 Hours ago by: Bob La Londe

That is a very difficult question, however there are a group of newbies who buy a machine because its affordable and don't really know what to do with it. I sort of started that way. My first "real" machine tool was a 7x10 mini lathe

Re: Waterpik repair (thread)

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Posted: 16 Days 6 Hours ago by: Jim Wilkins

"Jim Wilkins" wrote in message news:t52tdf$mkh$1@dont-email.me... "Gamayun" wrote in message news:16ec63fd794d0546$1$1198433$4236dc63@news.newsgroupdirect.com... Hi Jim. I have a issue with de DC engine. on the WP-360. I dont know h

Re: Making Molds On a POS Manual Mini Mill (thread)

rec.crafts.metalworking

Posted: 16 Days 7 Hours ago by: Jim Wilkins

The difficult question for a beginner is what to buy, how much do you really need and want to to spend. I can answer that the size of my machines has proven adequate to make my own designs since I can adjust them to the machines' capacit

Re: Waterpik repair (thread)

rec.crafts.metalworking

Posted: 16 Days 10 Hours ago by: Jim Wilkins

"Gamayun" wrote in message news:16ec63fd794d0546$1$1198433$4236dc63@news.newsgroupdirect.com... Hi Jim. I have a issue with de DC engine. on the WP-360. I dont know how to buy. Can you please tell me the specs of the engine? --------

Re: Making Molds On a POS Manual Mini Mill (thread)

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Posted: 16 Days 10 Hours ago by: Jim Wilkins

"Bob La Londe" wrote in message news:t51m17$mn8$1@dont-email.me... On 5/5/2022 12:15 PM, Jim Wilkins wrote: I'm ok with it falling on its face (figuratively). One of its KNOWN deficiencies would already drive me crazy if I didn't hav

Re: Waterpik repair (thread)

rec.crafts.metalworking

Posted: 16 Days 18 Hours ago by: Gamayun

Hi Jim. I have a issue with de DC engine. on the WP-360. I dont know how to buy. Can you please tell me the specs of the engine?

Re: Making Molds On a POS Manual Mini Mill (thread)

rec.crafts.metalworking

Posted: 16 Days 21 Hours ago by: Bob La Londe

I'm ok with it falling on its face (figuratively). One of its KNOWN deficiencies would already drive me crazy if I didn't have a plan for that after its first ore second basic project.

OT: Thunderbird

rec.crafts.metalworking

Posted: 16 Days 22 Hours ago by: Bob La Londe

I do miss the old Outlook Express newsreader, but Thunderbird has proven to have its own features of value. The ability to write rules and sort emails of course is very useful as is the ability to write rules to filter, auto-respond, or

Re: Making Molds On a POS Manual Mini Mill (thread)

rec.crafts.metalworking

Posted: 16 Days 22 Hours ago by: Bob La Londe

Have fun being superior in your own mind all by yourself.

Re: Making Molds On a POS Manual Mini Mill (thread)

rec.crafts.metalworking

Posted: 16 Days 23 Hours ago by: Cydrome Leader

Well, not interested in the video of a person that rambles on and on about who knows what. They'll no doubt be really long and have no point. Have fun with them though.

Re: crock of .... moment welding (thread)

rec.crafts.metalworking

Posted: 17 Days ago by: Clare Snyder

Or a 4X4 across the horns (or the stones if you can reach them!!!!)

Re: crock of .... moment welding (thread)

rec.crafts.metalworking

Posted: 17 Days ago by: Clare Snyder

There comes a time in a man's life when he som,etimes has to decide "If I'm going to work for an idiot for the rest of my life, it's going to be one I respect" That time for me came in August 1993

Re: Making Molds On a POS Manual Mini Mill (thread)

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Posted: 17 Days 1 Hour ago by: Jim Wilkins

"Bob La Londe" wrote in message news:t50qd1$tmq$1@gioia.aioe.org... On 5/4/2022 8:11 PM, Jim Wilkins wrote: That first picture looks like a combination of a radial drill press and a mill. Interesting machine. I am guessing yours is mo

Re: Making Molds On a POS Manual Mini Mill (thread)

rec.crafts.metalworking

Posted: 17 Days 4 Hours ago by: Bob La Londe

IF... you hadn't dismissed the whole purpose of my post as irrelevant rambling I might have answered your questions. Even while I was deciding not to answer I had answers running through my mind. I did use the Taig for a long time,

Re: Trading Money For Time (thread)

rec.crafts.metalworking

Posted: 17 Days 4 Hours ago by: Jim Wilkins

"Bob La Londe" wrote in message news:t50oaf$1qks$1@gioia.aioe.org... Hand forged freezer doors. I'm going to have to come back and read this one again. ----------------- Not completely, I managed to beat the worn originals back into us

Re: Making Molds On a POS Manual Mini Mill (thread)

rec.crafts.metalworking

Posted: 17 Days 4 Hours ago by: Bob La Londe

Tangent trimmed.

Re: Making Molds On a POS Manual Mini Mill (thread)

rec.crafts.metalworking

Posted: 17 Days 4 Hours ago by: Cydrome Leader

[rambling trimmed] Are the Taig machines as goofy as they look? How usable at they in manual mode? I briefly looked at them before going with a Sherline. No regrets- the Sherline stuff is small, but works great within those limitation

Re: Making Molds On a POS Manual Mini Mill (thread)

rec.crafts.metalworking

Posted: 17 Days 5 Hours ago by: Bob La Londe

That first picture looks like a combination of a radial drill press and a mill. Interesting machine. I am guessing yours is more like the second picture. That is a failing on many mini machine tools. Worse some have divisions of

Re: Trading Money For Time (thread)

rec.crafts.metalworking

Posted: 17 Days 6 Hours ago by: Bob La Londe

Hand forged freezer doors. I'm going to have to come back and read this one again.

Re: Trading Money For Time (thread)

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Posted: 17 Days 6 Hours ago by: Jim Wilkins

"Bob La Londe" wrote in message news:t4ujbm$11i8$1@gioia.aioe.org... Jim Wilkins said something along these lines. I don't have the option to trade money for time. In business it can very much make a huge difference. ((((((((((((((( Th

Re: crock of .... moment welding (thread)

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Posted: 17 Days 17 Hours ago by: Gerry

Forget about taking the bull by the horns, use a shovel!

Re: Making Molds On a POS Manual Mini Mill (thread)

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Posted: 17 Days 17 Hours ago by: Jim Wilkins

"Bob La Londe" wrote in message news:t4ukhc$1iuu$1@gioia.aioe.org... I sold my first injection molds made on a tiny Taig CNC milling machine. Compared to a half million dollar Haas mold maker it too was a POS. In the spirit of paying it

Making Molds On a POS Manual Mini Mill

rec.crafts.metalworking

Posted: 18 Days 1 Hour ago by: Bob La Londe

I sold my first injection molds made on a tiny Taig CNC milling machine. Compared to a half million dollar Haas mold maker it too was a POS. In the spirit of paying it forward I am working on a video series making "useful" molds on a PIE

Trading Money For Time

rec.crafts.metalworking

Posted: 18 Days 1 Hour ago by: Bob La Londe

Jim Wilkins said something along these lines. I don't have the option to trade money for time. In business it can very much make a huge difference. It takes money to make money. AND Time is money. Sometimes you have to "waste" money t

Re: crock of .... moment welding (thread)

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Posted: 18 Days 3 Hours ago by: Jim Wilkins

"Richard Smith" wrote in message news:lyo80dycka.fsf@richards-air-2.home... I ask myself about our "industrial revolution". You wouldn't much know it had happened here now, meeting the majority demographic. Record show that that the grea

Re: crock of .... moment welding (thread)

rec.crafts.metalworking

Posted: 18 Days 5 Hours ago by: Jim Wilkins

"Richard Smith" wrote in message news:lyo80dycka.fsf@richards-air-2.home... I ask myself about our "industrial revolution". You wouldn't much know it had happened here now, meeting the majority demographic. Record show that that the gre

Re: A Different Path (thread)

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Posted: 18 Days 13 Hours ago by: Richard Smith

I am not religious - but there are junctures where the best expression is "Only God knows that" (human affairs). Or you get managers who seem to think if they specify something enough they can coerce an outcome contrary to God's design.

Re: crock of .... moment welding (thread)

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Posted: 18 Days 13 Hours ago by: Richard Smith

I ask myself about our "industrial revolution". You wouldn't much know it had happened here now, meeting the majority demographic. Record show that that the great innovators like Brunel had to put significant energy to fending off "the num

Re: crock of .... moment welding (thread)

rec.crafts.metalworking

Posted: 18 Days 13 Hours ago by: Richard Smith

LOL :-)

Re: crock of .... moment welding (thread)

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Posted: 18 Days 17 Hours ago by: Jim Wilkins

"Richard Smith" wrote in message news:lyee1a12ii.fsf@richards-air-2.home... I worked in the US - back in 2001 - not the most fortuituous time - and found people much more outward-looking and entrepreneurial. Context reality - there is spa

Re: What has that filthy lying shiftless parasitic pole-smoker Barack Obama been doing lately?

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Posted: 18 Days 18 Hours ago by: Ed Grabowski

He's not dead yet. Give AIDS a chance for change.

Re: crock of .... moment welding (thread)

rec.crafts.metalworking

Posted: 18 Days 18 Hours ago by: Bob La Londe

I do hope you realize I was as much being a smart ass as asking you to delve into self analysis.

Re: crock of .... moment welding (thread)

rec.crafts.metalworking

Posted: 18 Days 18 Hours ago by: Richard Smith

If there is a midlife crisis, it's that I made a "final lunge" with a scientific / engineering idea - then came to the feeling that everyone who is in a research job is doing very nicely thank-you and they don't want my disruption and "craz

Re: A Different Path (thread)

rec.crafts.metalworking

Posted: 18 Days 19 Hours ago by: Bob La Londe

I'm am NOT saying my struggle was worse. We all have our own struggles. Each is hopefully not more than God has granted us the ability to deal with. My biggest curse these days is people who want me to make parts that violate the

Re: A Different Path (thread)

rec.crafts.metalworking

Posted: 18 Days 19 Hours ago by: Richard Smith

You leave me feeling I deserve a slapping. I'm saying nothing. Regards,

Re: crock of .... moment welding (thread)

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Posted: 18 Days 20 Hours ago by: Richard Smith

That was exactly a thought which has been my continuous companion. Seemed better to either reach a goal or die trying. Either would make a life lived. I won't pretend full understanding of what you mean, but yes identically the same la

A Different Path

rec.crafts.metalworking

Posted: 19 Days 4 Hours ago by: Bob La Londe

I've talked about my time with the phone company before so I won't cover that again here. I will talk about other work experience. Its kind of how I wound up in the career where I spent most of my adult life. Richard Smith sort of ins

Re: crock of .... moment welding (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 5 Hours ago by: Bob La Londe

It sounds like one of my other platitudes there. When things look tough, you are overwhelmed, you don't know what to do first. When All seems hopeless. All you can do it step in and keep swinging. Back into a corner by thugs who in

Re: crock of .... moment welding (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 6 Hours ago by: Richard Smith

If I understand myself and my situation correctly... When everything goes wrong, you "just" work. Whatever gives you structure. You let the path take you where it does, and like as not you will heal. Of those I know, some have not made

Re: crock of .... moment welding (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 6 Hours ago by: Jim Wilkins

"Richard Smith" wrote in message news:lysfprqgp7.fsf@richards-air-2.home... Bob La Londe <none@none.com99> writes:

Re: crock of .... moment welding (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 14 Hours ago by: Richard Smith

I believe an onlooker would see good observations in what you comment. I recognise a lot which says what needs to be said.

Re: crock of .... moment welding (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 23 Hours ago by: Bob La Londe

And if you are just having a midlife crisis go buy your self a sports car and get back to work.

Re: crock of .... moment welding (thread)

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Posted: 19 Days 23 Hours ago by: Bob La Londe

As odd as it may sound my opinions are mostly idealistic up to this juncture. Now you need to decide what's best for you, your family, and those around you. Not just today, but tomorrow, next week, next year, and the next decade. Ma

Re: crock of .... moment welding (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days ago by: Richard Smith

If only you could see me in action :-) When welding for an hourly wage I do have to conceal all opinions though. Have I got this right? - my point is where I go onwards? Taking it that gather my knowledge at this juncture and go on up

Re: When to give up on the 4x6 horz'l bandsaw?

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Posted: 20 Days ago by: Jim Wilkins

"Leon Fisk" wrote in message news:t4p9tq$led$1@dont-email.me... On Mon, 2 May 2022 14:18:49 -0400 "Jim Wilkins" <muratlanne@gmail.com> wrote: I try looking through patents for old solutions or ideas to make something with problems like

Re: When to give up on the 4x6 horz'l bandsaw?

rec.crafts.metalworking

Posted: 20 Days 1 Hour ago by: Leon Fisk

I try looking through patents for old solutions or ideas to make something with problems like that... Several old patents that address this and one newer that is both simple and clever: https://worldwide.espacenet.com/patent/search?q=p

Re: Van Norman End Mill Questions

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Posted: 20 Days 15 Hours ago by: Gloc

Re: Truck progress (thread)

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Posted: 20 Days 23 Hours ago by: Snag

I'm fabbing the exhaust myself . Got a set of SS pipes for a '57 Chevy for free that I'm cutting and welding . Got long/small tube headers and 2" tube . A pair of Thrush Hush muffs and I'm probably going to need more pipe , we'll see .

Re: Truck progress (thread)

rec.crafts.metalworking

Posted: 21 Days 2 Hours ago by: Bob La Londe

Dual down turn straight pipes blowing rocks everywhere? I had down turn tips on the Super Craps I ran on the FLHT. Nobody parked to close to me. LOL. Everybody was happier when I swapped that to the White Bros 2:1. To bad they quit

Re: crock of .... moment welding (thread)

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Posted: 21 Days 8 Hours ago by: Jim Wilkins

"Bob La Londe" wrote in message news:t4k6bt$umn$1@dont-email.me... Or to steal the words of man I know. There are only two reasons most things happen. You caused it to happen or you allowed it to happen. ----------------- I consider c

Truck progress

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Posted: 21 Days 9 Hours ago by: Snag

The truck has a motor again ! Last Wednesday I bolted the trans up in place , Thursday I dropped the motor in . I still have a ways to go hooking up all the wiring , vacuum hoses , dist and carb and headers and and and ... But the mot

Re: crock of .... moment welding (thread)

rec.crafts.metalworking

Posted: 22 Days ago by: Bob La Londe

Or to steal the words of man I know. There are only two reasons most things happen. You caused it to happen or you allowed it to happen.

Re: crock of .... moment welding (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 3 Hours ago by: Bob La Londe

My point if anything I guess is that the only person that you know (mostly) how they will perform without prodding is you. If you want real safe engineering standards to work from quit bitching about it and ask for them. Demand them

Re: crock of .... moment welding (thread)

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Posted: 22 Days 12 Hours ago by: Richard Smith

Clare - thanks to you as well for sharing - Rich S

Re: crock of .... moment welding (thread)

rec.crafts.metalworking

Posted: 22 Days 12 Hours ago by: Richard Smith

Hi Bob Thanks for these words of wisdom. They come just right at a juncture for me. I really appreciate. Rich S

Re: crock of .... moment welding (thread)

rec.crafts.metalworking

Posted: 23 Days ago by: Clare Snyder

I say I made several million dollars in the first 20 years of my working life, but almost oll of it went into the pockets of numerous bosses. I worked my ass off for very little thanks and not much more money. For 10 of those years I h

Re: crock of .... moment welding (thread)

rec.crafts.metalworking

Posted: 23 Days 5 Hours ago by: Bob La Londe

I was an employer for more than a couple years. I was terrible at it. I expected people to have some pride in workmanship and expect approval when they truly deserved it. After struggling with this one day a technician for another c

Re: crock of .... moment welding (thread)

rec.crafts.metalworking

Posted: 23 Days 9 Hours ago by: Jim Wilkins

"Richard Smith" wrote in message news:lymtg4tlqa.fsf@richards-air-2.home... W. Edwards Deming said something which I strongly recognise "If you concentrate on costs, your costs will tend to rise. If you concentrate on quality, your costs

Re: crock of .... moment welding (thread)

rec.crafts.metalworking

Posted: 23 Days 13 Hours ago by: Richard Smith

Fair point.

Re: crock of .... moment welding (thread)

rec.crafts.metalworking

Posted: 23 Days 13 Hours ago by: Richard Smith

W. Edwards Deming said something which I strongly recognise "If you concentrate on costs, your costs will tend to rise. If you concentrate on quality, your costs will tend to fall" Starting my working career in the steel industry in Sheff

Re: crock of .... moment welding (thread)

rec.crafts.metalworking

Posted: 23 Days 21 Hours ago by: Jim Wilkins

"Bob La Londe" wrote in message news:t4f4lg$if6$1@dont-email.me... A real engineering team checking everything and setting real quality standards is a constant drain on company resources. ------------------- When I was testing and rep

Re: crock of .... moment welding (thread)

rec.crafts.metalworking

Posted: 23 Days 22 Hours ago by: Bob La Londe

To some degree yes. Me: I don't want to get into a deep conversation so I'll throw out some platitudes. You: I want somebody to voluntarily go above and beyond the normal human condition and set real engineered standards rather than

Re: crock of .... moment welding (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 8 Hours ago by: Jim Wilkins

"Richard Smith" wrote in message news:lyo80l67u4.fsf@void.com...

Re: crock of .... moment welding (thread)

rec.crafts.metalworking

Posted: 24 Days 10 Hours ago by: Jim Wilkins

"Richard Smith" wrote in message news:lyo80l67u4.fsf@void.com... This is where others "get it wrong". At every juncture they reach for Standards, Procedures, etc. ---------------------- This drives the paper-pushing approach: https:/

Re: crock of .... moment welding (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 14 Hours ago by: Richard Smith

Hi Jim, everyone I in general have to defer to your obviously well exercised experience. On one conceptual point though, I will come back making another case. It's this point: " In your case the substantial cost of a highly qualified,

Re: crock of .... moment welding (thread)

rec.crafts.metalworking

Posted: 24 Days 18 Hours ago by: Jim Wilkins

"Richard Smith" wrote in message news:lyy1zqevym.fsf@void.com... Thanks for cautionary note. You are saying "Don't look for a too clear picture - we all as humans succumb to easiest in-the-moment ways out" ? Never-the-less - I have thi

Re: crock of .... moment welding (thread)

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Posted: 24 Days 19 Hours ago by: Jim Wilkins

"Jim Wilkins" wrote in message news:t4bfbq$31j$1@dont-email.me... The evidence suggests that the wind did not push the train into the uprights, which would have shredded the wooden carriages, or tilt the intact column assemblies off their

Re: Wood Chipper Blades (thread)

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Posted: 25 Days 3 Hours ago by: wws

You're welcome. I'm on a tear, recently screwed a seatbelt bolt through my string trimmer bump knob. Figure I can bump it for years without a replacement.

Re: Gunner

rec.crafts.metalworking

Posted: 25 Days 5 Hours ago by: fos

the sheer idiocy of that particular wingnut is not missed at all. he still mindlessly babbling about the "great cull", which never happened?

Re: Wood Chipper Blades (thread)

rec.crafts.metalworking

Posted: 25 Days 5 Hours ago by: fos

it's been decades since i've had access to spray welding equipment and i've sold my stick welder since then too. completely slipped my mind. i know a great fabrication shop that can do hardfacing for me. thanks for jogging my me

Re: crock of .... moment welding (thread)

rec.crafts.metalworking

Posted: 25 Days 6 Hours ago by: Jim Wilkins

"Richard Smith" wrote in message news:lybkwmevdv.fsf@void.com... "Jim Wilkins" <muratlanne@gmail.com> writes:

Re: crock of .... moment welding (thread)

rec.crafts.metalworking

Posted: 25 Days 7 Hours ago by: Jim Wilkins

"Richard Smith" wrote in message news:lybkwmevdv.fsf@void.com... "Jim Wilkins" <muratlanne@gmail.com> writes: Thanks cautionary point see general human failing - don't expect a picture as clear as I seem to be seeking. Interesting exa

Re: crock of .... moment welding (thread)

rec.crafts.metalworking

Posted: 25 Days 11 Hours ago by: Richard Smith

Thanks cautionary point see general human failing - don't expect a picture as clear as I seem to be seeking. Interesting examples - as always, enlightening and broadening perception around the initial point. I'll go in on just one - th

Re: crock of .... moment welding (thread)

rec.crafts.metalworking

Posted: 25 Days 11 Hours ago by: Richard Smith

Thanks for cautionary note. You are saying "Don't look for a too clear picture - we all as humans succumb to easiest in-the-moment ways out" ? Never-the-less - I have this perception continues: an organisation full of "health and safet

Re: crock of .... moment welding (thread)

rec.crafts.metalworking

Posted: 25 Days 19 Hours ago by: Bob La Londe

I'm just going to say there is always more to the story. The thing is people generally gravitate to the easiest answer. Tell a kid who got in trouble for fighting in school that its not ok to fight unless you have no choice they will

Re: crock of .... moment welding (thread)

rec.crafts.metalworking

Posted: 26 Days 1 Hour ago by: Jim Wilkins

"Richard Smith" wrote in message news:lypml48frq.fsf@void.com... Hi all Is this a UK only thing? Had a moment where I thought "This is a crock of ...." and left questioning whether ever worth coming back to welding work. This is a genera

crock of .... moment welding

rec.crafts.metalworking

Posted: 26 Days 13 Hours ago by: Richard Smith

Hi all Is this a UK only thing? Had a moment where I thought "This is a crock of ...." and left questioning whether ever worth coming back to welding work. This is a general situation - don't construe one Company There's "health and safety

Re: Gunner

rec.crafts.metalworking

Posted: 26 Days 13 Hours ago by: Richard Smith

Good. Another who gave appreciated technical posts and responses.

Re: For those who remember, Iggy is apparently alive and well and writing on substack (thread)

rec.crafts.metalworking

Posted: 27 Days 6 Hours ago by: Richard Smith

Iggy certainly contributed and it would be good if he knows he was and is appreciated.

Re: What has that filthy lying shiftless parasitic pole-smoker Barack Obama been doing lately?

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Posted: 29 Days 19 Hours ago by: Clifton

He's not dead yet. Give AIDS a chance for change.

Re: For those who remember, Iggy is apparently alive and well and (thread)

rec.crafts.metalworking

Posted: 29 Days 21 Hours ago by: Bob Engelhardt

I remember well his posts about his business & stuff. I did enjoy them. But his substack posts are way off the deep end. An all-in conspiracy theorist.

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