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    When you have nothing to do clean your oil stones. I rub them on pieces of corundum paper with a little petrol, then put them back into fresh oil. Wife will notice the petrol smell and send you to shower but afterwards . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ohio Mike View Post
    Based on 90% of the shops I've been in cleaning is a good place to start.
    Not sure I can even get a blaster's permit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wheelieking71 View Post
    And, I'm jealous..............
    I'm thinking about maybe having enough time to copy that fancy tool setter you have

    Maybe even join the 21st century and get a Haimer or SPI variant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D.D.Machine View Post
    WHAT
    No one has any smart ass comments about Bobw`s "Snake Proof fence? The gate looks great, but I think the snakes well go right thew it !
    "Snakes" that are any bother are too often erect bipeds.



    Dad's "remedy" was a really low wire on the cattle fence he put around his garden. Bad move to try to crawl under. Nailed the rodents and the snakes as had been hunting 'em alike to rot in-place.

    That gate looks "conductive" enough...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardplates View Post
    People have called me paranoid but I'm ready
    Kinda over-the-top to HOARD tats, though ain't it?

    I mean.. if'n yah want to sell one of 'em to someone who has a shortage, pulling the stock must hurt like all get-out?


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    Quote Originally Posted by thermite View Post
    Kinda over-the-top to HOARD tats, though ain't it?

    I mean.. if'n yah want to sell one of 'em to someone who has a shortage, pulling the stock must hurt like all get-out?

    That's the only thing I can actually take to the grave with me

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    Need to finish sorting some "worshers".

    Took 2 different worshers to heat treat a few weeks ago.
    I think about 50# in one tray and 20# in another.
    2 different line items on the paper work showing a hole size discrepancy.

    As I left the HT'ers it came to me that I had not marked in big red marker "DO NOT MIX" like I usually doo.

    When Mamma got home a few days later with the parts and I transfered them to my truck, I realized that the trays were about evenly full.

    SOB! They mixed the lots!
    .. and I went'n got in the shower....

    Came back out and she was spreadin' them all out on the counter to sort.

    "NO! We will now sort AFTER they go through plating!"

    We are prolly 3/4 of the way done now, but who wants to sort 5000 worshers?
    At least I saved 2 min lot charges this way.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ohio Mike View Post
    Based on 90% of the shops I've been in cleaning is a good place to start.
    Yes and clean and refill coolant tanks.

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    Picking up on Dualkits point about his hefty turret maybe its a good time to finally scheme out and make that compact mobile crane thingy for dealing with things "heftier than I really care to lift". Back in the days of youth, optimism and hair that would have been north of about 2 hundredweight for me. In these grumpy old git days half a hundredweight is more the mark.

    Back of the envelope says a scaffold pole would sit nicely on one back corner of my work cart to carry a swivelling jib. L style jib like the devices sold for lifting a mobility scooter into a car with rather than a plain straight one looks to be a good way to go. But more work. Pin in hole adjustment to select the basic angle of the lower half of the jib would not only make it much more flexible but also make it really easy to fold down behind the back of the cart out of the way in normal use. Creative use of a small ratchet strap seems the best way to hook things on. A winch would seriously get in the way and be generally overkill for this sort of pick'n place device. Might need two bites via an intermediate table for floor to shelf moves but the common floor to machine / table or machine to table moves will be no problem. Couple of flip out legs might be sensible as can't be sure of always being able to work at a suitable angle for the cart itself to provide stability.

    My cart is an economy one with three drawers and three shelves about 30" x 20" in plan but it seems up to the task of handling 200 lb with care but I don't think I actually have anything seriously over 100 lb that I'd use it for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D.D.Machine View Post
    WHAT
    No one has any smart ass comments about Bobw`s "Snake Proof fence? The gate looks great, but I think the snakes well go right thew it !
    It'll get 1/4" galvanized mesh. No gaps bigger than 1/4" ANYWHERE. Then mesh buried about 10" in the ground all the way around the fence, coming up 3+ feet. I'm just doing the 2 front gates for now, meshing over all the other gates and essentially sealing them off for now (never use 'em anyways). The 2 front gates are going to be sliders since my better half insisted that they could swing both ways. The rest are going to be one way, and that is easy to maintain a small gap.



    These two dummies will be fine, the whiter one has already been bit twice.



    But this little guy isn't quite as hardy.


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    Quote Originally Posted by D.D.Machine View Post
    WHAT
    No one has any smart ass comments about Bobw`s "Snake Proof fence? The gate looks great, but I think the snakes well go right thew it !
    There are a lot of snakes around. Snakes on welfare, snakes in China, New Mexico, America, and all over. Maybe to get rid of them if a shop just let everyone go home for a day quarantine. There are a few shops that have snakes of the two legged type though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobw View Post
    It'll get 1/4" galvanized mesh. No gaps bigger than 1/4" ANYWHERE. Then mesh buried about 10" in the ground all the way around the fence, coming up 3+ feet. I'm just doing the 2 front gates for now, meshing over all the other gates and essentially sealing them off for now (never use 'em anyways). The 2 front gates are going to be sliders since my better half insisted that they could swing both ways. The rest are going to be one way, and that is easy to maintain a small gap.



    These two dummies will be fine, the whiter one has already been bit twice.



    But this little guy isn't quite as hardy.

    That looks like it will work Bob. I like your dogs.

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    They have snakes right inside even the big factories down in Brownsville.
    Mamma was down there on business and was on the shop floor, and heard that it was routine to find one curled up in a dark corner.
    Between that and the +100* temp inside the shop - she was a bit uncomfortable.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ox View Post
    They have snakes right inside even the big factories down in Brownsville.
    Mamma was down there on business and was on the shop floor, and heard that it was routine to find one curled up in a dark corner.
    Between that and the +100* temp inside the shop - she was a bit uncomfortable.


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    Behind the refrigerator in the shop.



    And this one showed up about 8 feet from my desk one night.




    I keep a little revolver with .22 shot shells. 3 shots usually does it.
    Never had to use it on anything but that one behind the frig. The other
    got a 70lb slab of steel dropped on its head.

    I've always hated snakes, but now if its not a rattler it doesn't bother
    me *much*. I still don't like any snakes, but I don't freak out
    like I did when I was a kid.

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    Yeah, those .22 "shotgun" shells are kewl.
    I've never used them, but a mentor of mine when I was a kid bought an old revolver and loaded it with those shells when we would go rat hunting in barns at night.
    That beat the Shiite out of my .177 Crossman!


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    Quote Originally Posted by motion guru View Post
    We will start assembly of a Butler planer mill we recently acquired at auction . . . 78,000 lbs @ $0.115 / pound

    2 inch thick sole plates are leveled, grouted, anchored in to an 8 inch thick reinforced slab. We hadn't planned on a machine this size in this location, but stuff happens.

    Here is a photo from back when we first set the plates / not yet grouted.


    That's nice foundation work. If I lived a couple of thousand miles nearer I'd come over and help you set it up. " Butlers " used to be about 15/20 miles from me in Halifax.

    No problem with snakes in Manchester, they'd all drown in no time.

    Regards Tyrone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ox View Post
    Yeah, those .22 "shotgun" shells are kewl.
    And you can use them inside without blowing your ear drums out, or putting
    a big hole in the wall.

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    FYI the 45 ones work pretty swell. Just got to rack the slide on the olde 1911, not that I've ever needed more than one

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ox View Post
    Yeah, those .22 "shotgun" shells are kewl.
    I've never used them, but a mentor of mine when I was a kid bought an old revolver and loaded it with those shells when we would go rat hunting in barns at night.
    That beat the Shiite out of my .177 Crossman!


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    I loaded up some 38 spl shot shells with #12 shot that would only leave a gray smear on shed tin at 15'. Planed on using them on mice and birds in my dad's shed but then I got my own place that came with carpenter bees. Spent a lot of days after work wing shooting bees with my Ruger until dark when I would reseal their holes. Finally cleaned them out and gave the rest of the shells to a buddy. Maybe I should load up some more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyrone Shoelaces View Post
    That's nice foundation work. If I lived a couple of thousand miles nearer I'd come over and help you set it up. " Butlers " used to be about 15/20 miles from me in Halifax.

    No problem with snakes in Manchester, they'd all drown in no time.

    Regards Tyrone.

    Here is a better shot . . . you can see the planer mill parts piled on the floor. And if you look close . . . waaaaay back on the right, a few rolls of jumbo TP! Saving that for the apocalypse!


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