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Old June 19, 2017   #226
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Thanks for the pictures, they made me younger. The second is rather puzzling. I hope you managed to squirt some oil on the drill and at the bottom of the hole when you took it out to clear the shavings. The lathe will soon be amortized !
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Thanks for the pictures, they made me younger. The second is rather puzzling. I hope you managed to squirt some oil on the drill and at the bottom of the hole when you took it out to clear the shavings. The lathe will soon be amortized !
The first bolt I had spinning too fast and slow it down this is the bolt in the pictuer.
Yes the hole goes all the way through and I use a lot of oil to clear out shavings.
I cant count how many times I took the drill and the tap out to oil and clear shavings.
The tap for sure or you will just end up with a broken tap work ruined.
These taps get real hot just by tapping by hand if you leave them in hot they will get stuck so you have to take them out so they and the work can cool off.
I usually make about 1/2 turn and back up to break chips so it takes a long time.
If a person is in a hurry and wants to get it done fast and not the kind of person to take their time they dont need to be doing it.
Taps are so hard they are like glass almost.
When a die explodes it sounds like a small gun going off.
I always wear safety glasses around this stuff.

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Old July 6, 2017   #228
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I don't have a lathe, but I do have a set of taps and dies. Some 35 years ago, Sears sold a decent set of taps and dies under the Craftsman label. I have both metric and standard with about 110 pieces total. They have come in handy many times over the years.

I am planning to build a workshop. Doing my woodworking and shop work in the greenhouse only goes so far. I need a place big enough to set up 3 tablesaws, a radial arm saw, router table, sander, and a few other miscellaneous items.
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If you ever do decide to buy a lathe stay away from old south bends and such.
TheyDer.e antiques best left for the museum.
Many are wore out to the point of if not being practical to fix.
You wont find these unfixable problems until you get it home.
What I need is some way to cut steel besides a cut off wheel on a right angle grinder.
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Old July 7, 2017   #230
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What I need is some way to cut steel besides a cut off wheel on a right angle grinder.Worth
As I don’t master technical English at all I’m not sure I can make myself perfectly understood.

4 families of equipment come to my mind :
- disk of HSS steel or with carbide teeth / milling cutter. HSS steel cuts more cleanly and can be sharpened till its diameter becomes too small. Lubrication is highly recommended. Must be used with a stand, never with a common grinder, the speed is much too high.
-band saw. Works slowly but high precision. Lubrication and automatic progression highly recommended not to break teeth.
- reciprocating saw. Less fragile than disks. Can cut thick pieces of steel. Automatic progression highly recommended not to break teeth

Second hand equipment is a good solution, I suppose opportunities ca be found from time to time…
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Here is an example of the quality of work we are getting in Texas from our imported labor.
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Old July 29, 2017   #232
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Behold, the famed Guadalajaran lap joint.
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Here is an example of the quality of work we are getting in Texas from our imported labor.
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This (these) guy(s) deserve(s) to be shot right on the place. This is what happens when you pick up your workers on the market place or when they ring your bell.
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Take that Estwing 20 oz. hammer and slam the 16 penny nail down. That's old school - it's still practiced today. F all the BS that people pretend to do today.
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I cant count how many times I have seen nails sticking out of the wood ready to hurt someone on the site.
If OSHA were to show up they would have a field day.
If they were to take over there wouldn't be anything built in any amount of reasonable time either.
No way in hell am I going anywhere near an imported worker kid with a 16 penny nail gun.
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Behold, the famed Guadalajaran lap joint.
That one cracked me up pretty good. <still chuckling>


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Count the safety violations in this picture.
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I see 1) parking too close to the hydrant; 2) three-story ladder?

Also looks like unprotected electric termination this side of the hydrant?
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Forget the fire hydrant it is new constitution and the curb has to be marked no parking.
Many fall hazards look at all the buildings.
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I dont have a choice I need to drive to Austin tomorrow and get something from Harbor Freight.
It is a conduit knockout set.
The ones that main stream tool makers sell are over the top expensive and I am tired of using crappy hole saws to make larger holes in sheet metal cabinets.
A Knock out set is a set of dies that cut holes in sheet metal.
The ones they sell at electrical supply shops are at the least around $300 to $400 and beyond.
This is ridiculous for what they are.
A total rip off only sucking money out of us tradesmen and tradeswomen.
Most if not all of them are made in China now anyway.
If these people are going to send their manufacturing off shore they can by darn pass the savings on to us.
They aren't they are making more profit.

I will check them out before I buy them for hardness.
I dont need much to do what I do.
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