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Forum: Fabrication & Techniques 03-20-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 846
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, 10:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,719
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, 08:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 185
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, 07:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 807
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, 02:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,304
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, 10:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,366
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, 04:24 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,520
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, 09:40 PM
Replies: 14,193
Views: 1,882,061
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, 10:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 853
Posted By bobadame
Re: Reviving Machine Tools

You have some high quality tools there. Nice find.
Forum: General Tool Discussion 01-23-2015, 10:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,284
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, 09:52 PM
Replies: 525
Views: 155,292
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, 10:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 618
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, 09:58 PM
Replies: 14,193
Views: 1,882,061
Posted By bobadame
Re: What did you do "IN" your garage today?

A little more work on this Rocketeer helmet.
Forum: Fabrication & Techniques 01-01-2015, 11:07 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,270
Posted By bobadame
Re: Tig welding aluminum

Are you using argon?
Forum: General Garage Discussion 12-30-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,379
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.
Forum: General Garage Discussion 12-30-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,055
Posted By bobadame
Re: Most needed tools in your shop?

As I get older, 66 now, a bathroom is about the handiest thing in the shop.
Forum: General Tool Discussion 12-29-2014, 11:13 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,289
Posted By bobadame
Re: Why the hate for used "engraved" tools?

I bought a whole box full of tools from a retired diesel mechanic. This was about 40 years ago and when I get too old to pull wrenches I'll sell them to the next guy. These tools have a history. They...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 12-27-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 14,193
Views: 1,882,061
Posted By bobadame
Re: What did you do "IN" your garage today?

I started to build a Rocketeer helmet. Still a long way to go.
Forum: General Garage Discussion 11-28-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,081
Posted By bobadame
Re: Bridgeport Mill.. Quick help.

Put the table in the middle of it's travel.Make sure it's unlocked. Now go to the end of the table and push and then pull the end of the table toward and away from the column. You are looking for...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 11-25-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 20,340
Posted By bobadame
Forum: General Tool Discussion 11-25-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,442
Posted By bobadame
Re: Recommend a decent micrometer?

I still use the Mititoyo that I bought in '69, almost every work day.
Forum: General Garage Discussion 11-23-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 14,193
Views: 1,882,061
Posted By bobadame
Re: What did you do "IN" your garage today?

I finished putting this clock together and bolted it to a post in the barn.
Forum: General Tool Discussion 11-21-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 740
Posted By bobadame
Re: will a end mill cut railroad track?

Use a 4 flute end mill. Keep the surface speed below 80 feet per minute. Use lots of oil. Chip load should be about .002 per tooth. Peep the quill all the way up and keep the cutter as short in the...
Forum: General Garage Discussion 11-21-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,278
Posted By bobadame
Re: building dream garage, need bucket list ideas

Lots of insulation including insulated and well sealed garage doors. I notice you're in Denver. You won't regret spending $ on insulation. It also helps to keep the noise down.
Forum: General Garage Discussion 11-20-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,180
Posted By bobadame
Re: New Barn Type Build

For the loft you have to build it strong enough for the maximum possible load. When I built mine that number was 40 pounds per square foot (I think). I used steel posts and I beams. The engineer...
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