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  1. The Op did say Swallow, so this is on topic. I...

    The Op did say Swallow, so this is on topic.

    I actually like Spam....I cut it into about 1/8" slices and brown it in a frying pan. Then I set it on one slice of high-quality bread, put on some...
  2. Celsius is sposta burn fat and make your workout...

    Celsius is sposta burn fat and make your workout build muscles faster than sitting on your bottom watching Beat The Clock on TV.

    Up from about 5 bucks a little over a year ago.
    Celsius Holdings,...
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    In a pinch, one can screw in a wood dowel, It can...

    In a pinch, one can screw in a wood dowel, It can be ground down to a Go-in size with using the side of a bench grinder wheel. Very often that will give enough marking to check the pitch.

    For a...
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    For both to avoid burning is first priority, then...

    For both to avoid burning is first priority, then surface finish needs.
    I might use a 46 h through L and a very open-wheel running wet with a pause at the ends off the part...and dress so it did not...
  5. Agree the live center must be under load to run...

    Agree the live center must be under load to run at its best.
    The live center spindle has to be made between centers to run true. Made any other way and it can run dead true. One of my tasks was...
  6. I have run a part on a surface grinder (not SS)...

    I have run a part on a surface grinder (not SS) with such high stock removal that the part turned cherry red...Not recommend anyone doing that because it could overheat and blow a wheel, plus the...
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    The best way to have them resharpened is to...

    The best way to have them resharpened is to accumulate perhaps 50 of a size and send them to a high-quality sharpening shop. The problem is length variance if that bugs you set up.
    Good to layer...
  8. QT: [two broken teeth on the table rack] I have...

    QT: [two broken teeth on the table rack] I have welded up rack teeth and reground on a surface grinder back to good, a very easy task. yes, also one can mill or grind a notch out and fill the notch...
  9. We had a number of apprentices who bought a very...

    We had a number of apprentices who bought a very nice looking 3 piece set 1",2",3" of micrometers made in China, They seemed high-quality but would not stay set-locked so after a measure, they had to...
  10. Being organized is the key to successful...

    Being organized is the key to successful die-making/any trade. tools well placed so you are not searching for what you lost, your own tool cart, and an empty tool caddy for this job's tools.
  11. Lightly use it might be in great shape. Even if...

    Lightly use it might be in great shape. Even if not perfect it is easy to scrape.
  12. Some a little stronger card paper to jot down a...

    Some a little stronger card paper to jot down a formula...like thread formulas and wire size formulas, even trig stuff if you are rusty. oh, and a "NEED THIS LIST"

    Yes, once you have a toolbox...
  13. and a pocket guide and a notebook with a pencil...

    and a pocket guide and a notebook with a pencil and a pen.....Oh and for $5 a 10power loop.

    Amazon.com: iKKEGOL Pocket Jewelry Loupe 30x 21mm Foldable Magnifying Jewelers Eye Glass Magnifier,...
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    A very good way to actually visualize grinding...

    A very good way to actually visualize grinding pressure is to push a piece of material into a bench grinder and so hand feel the force needed to make x amount of sparks. It is surprising to see the...
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    Perhaps a left-handed ones.

    Perhaps a left-handed ones.
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    Having the ability to do an emergency one up/few...

    Having the ability to do an emergency one up/few up...or to run a needed special cutting tool is an asset. Simple fixtures and a surface grinder or a simple TC grinder.
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    Agree 100% with larry A simple machine for...

    Agree 100% with larry

    A simple machine for simple drills is not a bad idea.

    Most guys will have difficulty getting the OD with the correct clearance on the Cutmaster.

    if you can find a...
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    if you are going to specialize in one lathe you...

    if you are going to specialize in one lathe you might make a template of the existing bed..and perhaps one for new specs dimensions
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    $57 Is about 2 1/2 hours and likely I could drill...

    $57 Is about 2 1/2 hours and likely I could drill press drill, knock out and file that part on such time for a very nice looking part at .006 or less error.
  20. I think grooves are made deep on a bought plate...

    I think grooves are made deep on a bought plate so to make them last longer but the greater depth makes for wasting compound at it should be cleaned off when going to the next grit. I used a parting...
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    One old-school way is to center punch the...

    One old-school way is to center punch the location. Use a compass or a trammel to draw/scribe the finished size and another circle to draw the drill holes. Then drill -drill- drill till you can knock...
  22. Here is another design Steam whistle - Wikipedia...

    Here is another design
    Steam whistle - Wikipedia
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    Steam power cars would be good for California....

    Steam power cars would be good for California. That way burning those trees would be a good thing.

    The 8 minutes to build steam would be better than the half-hour to recharge a battery.

    But yes...
  24. Marine spar varnish is likely the best. a light...

    Marine spar varnish is likely the best. a light sanding between coats.
    oak is a good wood choice.
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    QT:[No, it is most definitely NOT your money. It...

    QT:[No, it is most definitely NOT your money. It costs you nothing. It's the money of the people who buy the cars.]

    The people who buy the car and taking the tax break get dollars off. They and...
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