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Forum: Vintage Tool Discussion 02-06-2016, 01:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 697
Posted By bobadame
Re: Tool identification

Number 5, the black lump of steel with a spike on one end is an anvil used for peening scythe blades.
Forum: General Garage Discussion 01-27-2016, 05:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 546
Posted By bobadame
Re: Anybody build a recumbent bike or trike?

I built one about 30 years ago. It is propelled by either rowing or pedaling. I can dig up some pictures if anyone is interested.
Forum: General Garage Discussion 01-01-2016, 01:45 AM
Replies: 18,483
Views: 2,826,950
Posted By bobadame
Re: What did you do "IN" your garage today?

I'm back to working on my cyclecar project. I've been working on the cowl. I still need to trim those sharp ends and roll the top edge over a 1/4" aluminum rod. Then the doors, hood, radiator shell....
Forum: General Garage Discussion 12-14-2015, 01:02 AM
Replies: 18,483
Views: 2,826,950
Posted By bobadame
Re: What did you do "IN" your garage today?

I made a Christmas wreath and hung it on the barn.
Forum: General Tool Discussion 08-14-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,006
Posted By bobadame
Re: Drill for a 6-32 tap?

It depends on what you are drilling into. The charts give drill sizes for 75% thread engagement. 6-32 is a tough one to tap because it is a coarse pitch with a very small diameter, therefore the taps...
Forum: Flooring 08-08-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 830
Posted By bobadame
Forum: Fabrication & Techniques 06-02-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 912
Posted By bobadame
Re: Leverage lift problem?

I'm not sure I understand the problem but, if you would move the pin a bit in the direction of the handle and add a swivel caster some distance back to carry the weight as it shifts over the center...
Forum: General Tool Discussion 05-31-2015, 10:57 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,732
Posted By bobadame
Re: Going to buy a HF 20ton press....any suggestions?

I have the gray one form HF. It came with steel plates. I bolted a 14 gauge tray to the base to store tooling that I use with the press. Also added small casters.
Forum: Introduce yourself here! 05-22-2015, 11:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,448
Posted By bobadame
Re: Hello from Colorado

Welcome, also from northern Colorado.
Forum: General Garage Discussion 05-18-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,728
Posted By bobadame
Re: ideas for stockpile of old wooden shutters

Make a coupola or 3 for barns. Check out what they go for on ebay.
Forum: Fabrication & Techniques 03-20-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,689
Posted By bobadame
Re: Power drawbar for milling machine.

That is very nicely done. Are you interested in selling plans?
Forum: Flooring 03-08-2015, 11:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,857
Posted By bobadame
Re: New shop, very bummed. Spalled concrete

It was overworked in that spot. Easy to fix though.
Forum: General Tool Discussion 03-04-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 418
Posted By bobadame
Re: HF Jump starter and power supply..

I've had one for a year or so, used it a couple of times. It hasn't let me down.
Forum: Fabrication & Techniques 02-22-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,919
Posted By bobadame
Re: Welding with 'old' eyes---cheater lense, vs. safety glass with cheater

I use both, cheater lens and reading glasses for tig welding. (At the same time)
Forum: Fabrication & Techniques 02-01-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,018
Posted By bobadame
Re: Accurately layout and drill holes in sides of 4" channel?

Use a dial caliper as a marking gauge. No, not your grandfather's old Starrett, the 19 dollar one you get from Harbor Freight or Enco. The tips are plenty hard enough to use as a scribe.
Forum: Fabrication & Techniques 01-28-2015, 11:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,151
Posted By bobadame
Re: how difficult to make an english wheel?

Do a search on Metalmeet.com or Allmetalshaping.com
There are many discussions and examples of good machines on those 2 sites.
Forum: General Tool Discussion 01-26-2015, 05:24 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,830
Posted By bobadame
Re: $850 Bridgeport - Worth it?

The value depends on what you want to do with it. It's likely worn in the center of the x travel and to a lesser degree also in the y. If you need to do =/- .002 work then it's no good for that. For...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 01-25-2015, 10:40 PM
Replies: 18,483
Views: 2,826,950
Posted By bobadame
Re: What did you do "IN" your garage today?

I finished this Rocketeer helmet today.
Forum: General Tool Discussion 01-25-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,313
Posted By bobadame
Re: Reviving Machine Tools

You have some high quality tools there. Nice find.
Forum: General Tool Discussion 01-23-2015, 11:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,170
Posted By bobadame
Re: Machine Shop Tools Advice on "For Sale" Items

I'd pass. It's all pretty small capacity. The mill is probably the least useful machine on that table. I work in a machine shop full time and I can probably count on one hand the number of times I...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 01-23-2015, 10:52 PM
Replies: 605
Views: 193,793
Posted By bobadame
Re: Let's see your Shop Clock

I think I might have shown mine in another thread. Looks like this is where I should have put it.
Forum: General Tool Discussion 01-12-2015, 11:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,046
Posted By bobadame
Re: Unknown stamp on wrench

That looks like it was made from an old file by someone who knew how to temper it back.
Forum: General Garage Discussion 01-11-2015, 10:58 PM
Replies: 18,483
Views: 2,826,950
Posted By bobadame
Re: What did you do "IN" your garage today?

A little more work on this Rocketeer helmet.
Forum: Fabrication & Techniques 01-02-2015, 12:07 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 11,709
Posted By bobadame
Re: Tig welding aluminum

Are you using argon?
Forum: General Garage Discussion 12-30-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,389
Posted By bobadame
Re: Can a car guy pour / finish concrete?

One thing to know up front, you don't pour concrete. You place it. Big difference in the percieved effort required to get it flat.
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