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Forum: Shop & Safety Yesterday, 08:53 PM
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Posted By cutter
Good idea! :D Similar awakenings have been...

Good idea! :D
Similar awakenings have been shared by most of us, I think.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-16-2018, 09:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 433
Posted By cutter
I think I can see why there aren't too many in...

I think I can see why there aren't too many in circulation. :)
Forum: Fabrication 01-15-2018, 01:17 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,850
Posted By cutter
Those beams remind me of old Jimmy Reed's "Big...

Those beams remind me of old Jimmy Reed's "Big Boss Man".
"You ain't so big. You just tall, that's all."

I think you're not even going to get by with Big. You're going to need Massive.
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 01-12-2018, 10:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 412
Posted By cutter
Oh Wow. I started out reading this thread with...

Oh Wow. I started out reading this thread with only nominal interest but that little knife is really charming. :)
Very nice, Matt! And as always, I love the maker's mark.
Forum: Machining 01-11-2018, 09:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,164
Posted By cutter
I'm guessing that he meant scraping.

I'm guessing that he meant scraping.
Forum: Machining 01-09-2018, 12:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 895
Posted By cutter
A now deceased but wise old friend had a saying...

A now deceased but wise old friend had a saying that applies here:
"You cannot push a piece of string. But you can pull it towards you."

What he was saying had something to do with the old...
Forum: Shop & Safety 01-09-2018, 12:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 224
Posted By cutter
Steel Building Erection Manual

Gazza thoughtfully sent this to me tonight after he was unable to upload it as an attachment. It was originally released by Icon Steel Buildings in Seguin, Texas. I think it's fun that it went from...
Forum: Welding 01-07-2018, 09:26 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,469
Posted By cutter
Yeah, I remember wanting something from the local...

Yeah, I remember wanting something from the local Grainger years ago & they proudly told me they wouldn't sell it to me.
And that's the thing that floored me, that they seemed so happy about not...
Forum: Fabrication 01-06-2018, 11:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,452
Posted By cutter
Joey, you don't need to spend money to take a...

Joey, you don't need to spend money to take a woman to Mexico. :rolleyes:
Just take the money; the women are already there. :)
Forum: Fabrication 01-06-2018, 10:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 727
Posted By cutter
lol But then Ted makes a lot of things look...

lol
But then Ted makes a lot of things look easy. :)
Forum: Fabrication 01-06-2018, 02:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 561
Posted By cutter
I am liking this. :)

I am liking this. :)
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-04-2018, 11:17 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 11,298
Posted By cutter
Good for you, Chris. :)

Good for you, Chris. :)
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-03-2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 798
Posted By cutter
Damn, whoever let that happen to a Palmgren vise...

Damn, whoever let that happen to a Palmgren vise deserves to be punched in the throat. Those are usually pretty pricey.
Cleaning it up is certainly worth doing but it will never recover from the...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 12-30-2017, 02:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 861
Posted By cutter
Sam, the "Edit" button really does work, you...

Sam, the "Edit" button really does work, you know?
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 12-30-2017, 02:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,216
Posted By cutter
Fascinating. :) I enjoyed seeing him shape the...

Fascinating. :) I enjoyed seeing him shape the point by using another machete to pare off a sliver of hot steel.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 12-29-2017, 05:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,273
Posted By cutter
Ding ding ding, we have a winner! Although I...

Ding ding ding, we have a winner!
Although I think maybe he can get some ideas about how to ask for what he thinks he wants. Beyond that, call the powco.
Forum: Fabrication 12-28-2017, 01:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,218
Posted By cutter
Doug, from reading a few google links I gather...

Doug, from reading a few google links I gather that the pilot arc is not high frequency but some plasma cutters apparently do use high frequency to cut, some do not. The discussions I read are a bit...
Forum: Fabrication 12-27-2017, 05:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,218
Posted By cutter
Uh hmmmm, so I tracked down the Lotos 50 amp...

Uh hmmmm, so I tracked down the Lotos 50 amp inverter (LT5000D) unit specs in the User Manual...
Forum: Machining 12-27-2017, 01:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,170
Posted By cutter
I'm assuming you meant the cut was angled...

I'm assuming you meant the cut was angled vertically? That usually means that the blade is slightly twisted in the same direction as the angle of the cut.
Or it can also mean that the blade is worn...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 12-23-2017, 03:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,273
Posted By cutter
When I checked into the cost of installing 3...

When I checked into the cost of installing 3 phase here with the wires already running down the alley right behind my building, I learned that I would first have to pay for the powco to install 3...
Forum: Machining 12-23-2017, 05:01 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,849
Posted By cutter
hmmm, well yeah, I worded that poorly. :rolleyes:...

hmmm, well yeah, I worded that poorly. :rolleyes:
I meant that the old metal cased power tools had 2 wire power cords.

My first "good skilsaw" was a Sears $25 refurb. I was so proud of it...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 12-21-2017, 09:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,273
Posted By cutter
Just read the data plate on the 40hp idler motor....

Just read the data plate on the 40hp idler motor.
Everything else in a rotary converter draws a negligible load.
However, you shouldn't actually need a 40hp converter to drive a 20 hp motor.

I...
Forum: Machining 12-20-2017, 12:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,849
Posted By cutter
Reminds me of Sears tool ads in the 60's & 70's;...

Reminds me of Sears tool ads in the 60's & 70's; for years they tagged all their composite cased, power hand tools as being "double insulated". :)
I supposed they really needed that extra safety...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 12-19-2017, 10:51 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,152
Posted By cutter
How do you propose to weld the end caps to the...

How do you propose to weld the end caps to the PVC?
Forum: Machining 12-18-2017, 03:24 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,248
Posted By cutter
lol Well Dave, when you're caught, you're caught...

lol Well Dave, when you're caught, you're caught & you sure caught me.
Thanks, I added the missing digit. :rolleyes: :)


I encountered quite a few similar situations over the years, along...
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