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Logan 1100004-T lathe Flat VS belt

June 24, 2020, 9:13 pm

I need a replacement flat belt that is approx. 51.75 long X 1-1/4 wide with approx.14 straight ribs where can get one for a Logan 1100004-T lathe Read more »

test post and vise grip repair

June 24, 2020, 2:46 am

Just to see if anything I post is actually being posted . The vise grip repair was to a small pair I got as a sales prize back in 198? from the newspaper I delivered for . The little release l... Read more »

filing flats on a socket

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June 18, 2020, 11:09 am

I'm making a special tool out of a 3/8 drive socket. It'll have to be turned by a wrench or gripped by vise jaws. I'll file flats on the square end. Should the flats be parallel with the squar... Read more »

question: keeping a bolt tight in a hot frying pan

June 13, 2020, 11:58 pm

Keeping a bolt tight in a hot frying pan That's the problem. Lovely non-stick frying pan, but the handle loosens frequently. Wife got a replacement for the stove, but wants to keep this one fo... Read more »

Angle grinder abrasive cutoff disks *50% thicker* than specificied!

June 13, 2020, 3:13 am

Is it just me, or is that WEIRD? Anybody who builds things considers a 50% difference in thickness to be a HUGE error. Are all abrasive cut off wheels 50% thicker than specified? Is there any r... Read more »

Cutting fluid on a bandsaw?

June 11, 2020, 8:11 pm

Now I have cutting fluid... On my miniature Dewalt portable metal cutting bandsaw. Will it help at all to use cutting fluid somewhere? Extraneous... Can't believe how long it took to cut through... Read more »

President Teddy Roosevelt's vacation

June 10, 2020, 3:19 am

Can you imagine a modern President doing this while in office? http://www.gutenberg.org/files/61935/61935-h/61935-h.htm Read more »

Rotary Table Best VS Bang

June 3, 2020, 5:19 pm

I'm debating accepting a job which could benefit from a rotary table larger than the one I currently own. I am curious as to who make the bests vs who make the best bang for your buck. It seems... Read more »

Hozan Rolling Die Head for Spoke Threader, $120+tax!

June 3, 2020, 7:39 am

I need the thing. They say use cutting fluid, but what about the rollers? Don't the rollers need some heavy duty grease? Or will frequent application of cutting fluid (maybe once per spoke) keep ... Read more »

TAP MAGIC 10004E Cutting Oil?

June 3, 2020, 7:30 am

Is there better? Read more »

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Correct motor pulley/sheave size for Atlas 7" metal shaper?

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Hi all, We recently acquired a 7 Atlas shaper in reasonably good condition, but without motor. We're installing a 1/2hp 1725rpm 3 phase Baldor as a replacement but, even armed with the Atlas Repair ... Read more »

Myford ML7 Backgear jammed

rating: 5

This is my first post - please be gentle. I have purchased a Myford ML7 (s/n 20206) and a small number of accessories. The lathe has seen a lot of work but is in reasonable condition with the former ... Read more »

spindle assembly

rating: 5

Hello all, I am a little confused on how the spindle assembly works on my drill press. I've been googling it for a while now and can't find any discriptive pictures at all. Some terms I have seen are... Read more »

IronWood IW-1010 from Smithy

rating: 5

Super Shop and modified it to cut stone. I got the grant! Yay! We (Teri and I) not only took delivery today but horsed the damn thing over a curb to the sidewalk so the condominium association can re... Read more »

Removing galled alumunm

rating: 5
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I ran my trusty Kohler 301 12 hp a bit low on oil, trashed the con rod. (My bad)It looks like the crank is ok but it has a decent buildup of galled aluminum on the one side. I could scrape it off b... Read more »

Trigger guard for MIG gun

rating: 5

My Lincoln SP135 had a gun with an exposed, unlocked trigger. Too often I'd set it down, bumping the trigger and running out wire that had to be trimmed. Annoying. My plasma cutter, on the other ... Read more »

Anyone got a Crozier Speed lathe manual?

rating: 5

Ive been working on the various bits and pieces Ive got stuck here and there..and its now time to fix up the old Crozier speed lathe Ive got. Its the one with the spindle hole straight through the mo... Read more »

air compressor dog house

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This 7.5 Hp Quincy air compressor followed me home from the auction: http://i1242.photobucket.com/albums/gg527/Karl_T1/quincy%20air%20compressor.jpg Trouble is, I already got two pounds of sh*t in ... Read more »

12x32 threads

rating: 5

Were 12/32 threads fairly common once upon a time. I have an old Model T buzz coil I'm trying to replace the rusty nuts with brass. One post is 10/32 and the other 4 are larger than a 10 and smalle... Read more »

Home gnat problem

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I had a problem with gnats inside our home. We have full house air condition with the evaporator in the attic. I bought a electronic fly swatter from Harbor Freight and it was almost fun hearing th... Read more »

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