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Forum: General Tool Discussion 08-14-2015, 07:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 909
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: 734
Posted By bobadame
Forum: Fabrication & Techniques 06-02-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 839
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: 5,126
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: 2,404
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: 1,566
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: 1,513
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: 5,523
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: 347
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: 2,671
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: 1,873
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: 4,747
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: 6,325
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: 17,365
Views: 2,583,211
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: 1,204
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: 1,953
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: 585
Views: 184,423
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: 944
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: 17,365
Views: 2,583,211
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: 10,669
Posted By bobadame
Re: Tig welding aluminum

Are you using argon?
Forum: General Garage Discussion 12-30-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,970
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, 02:02 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,135
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 12-30-2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,580
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, 10:32 PM
Replies: 17,365
Views: 2,583,211
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, 12:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,323
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...
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