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Title: What did you buy today?
Post by: woodchucker on October 19, 2019, 05:37:26 PM
went to the Jacktown flea market today http://jacktown.org/ (http://jacktown.org/).
bought the small dial indicator attachment, for $8, then found the longer unit, for $3.
the shackle I needed for the lifting straps, hope this is big enough to grab 4 ends.
And for $5 I couldn't turn down the Chineese mic holder.
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: f350ca on October 19, 2019, 07:51:01 PM
Well acquired, was given. Sandvilk had a plant in a nearby town where they made stainles tubing, just closed it up, my buddy hauled oads of stuff out, gave me this along with a pile of stuff, guages down to 1/2 an inch of water, yep 1/2 an inch, blowing against the port moves the needle. Several flow meters, a portaband, an air driven belt sander with a 1/2 inch wide belt, couple of Starret magnetic bases , etc etc
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: Carpenter84 on October 19, 2019, 07:55:56 PM
Uhhg Iíve been searching hard for a bigger surface plate lately. Canít find anything I can afford...
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: f350ca on October 19, 2019, 07:57:51 PM
This one is only 12 x 18, a great replacement for the cheap chinese one I had
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: Carpenter84 on October 19, 2019, 07:58:58 PM
I should have paid more attention to the milk crate for a size comparison...
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: woodchucker on November 23, 2019, 04:23:41 PM
went to an estate sale.. Lot's of stuff. Much of it not in my price range. 


Picked up a piece of 6' x 3" x 7/16" hot rolled flat bar for $5.


And this clamp for the high price  :))  of $5
Gloat... Yea man.

Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: chips and more on November 24, 2019, 06:01:51 PM
Really handy to have inch and metric, internal and external thread checkers. Didnít really need them. Already have something similar. And what I have I use ALL the time in the shop. But when everything was for 10 bucks, I had to get them. The name on these is ďThread DetectiveĒ.
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Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: 4GSR on November 24, 2019, 07:48:56 PM
You stole them!!!! Same on you!!!!

Oh, you suck!, TOO!! :spam1:
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: chips and more on December 03, 2019, 08:35:45 AM
Not All Overseas Buys Are Bad

Iím blown away with my purchase of a metric reamer from overseas. For just $1.35, I got a 4mm reamer including shipping. And it cuts/works too! Had to wait about 2 weeks is all.
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Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: GNAP on December 03, 2019, 09:43:56 AM
went to an estate sale.. Lot's of stuff. Much of it not in my price range. 


Picked up a piece of 6' x 3" x 7/16" hot rolled flat bar for $5.


And this clamp for the high price  :))  of $5
Gloat... Yea man.



Yes, an Armstrong micrometer............
Title: What did you buy today?
Post by: PJB on December 06, 2019, 12:22:18 AM
Looks like lots of nice stuff you guys picked up
I ordered a bunch more aluminum stock for various projects from that Xometry place. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20191206/6b26101c18ef590b84d4a54d96eee5b5.jpg)
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: chips and more on December 08, 2019, 05:26:47 PM
Got this height gage today for 5 bucks. Note the feature that allows you to adjust the scale. The scale slides up and down inside the frame. I guess to calibrate for ď0Ē or whatever? Donít recall seeing that before? And all the different stylusís, kinda nice. With the wooden box too.
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Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: PJB on December 12, 2019, 01:29:22 PM
Nice. Thats a good deal for sure.  I got one similar but paid like 50 for it.  I donít know about you but my eyes are so bad trying to see fine graduations is near impossible.   
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: chips and more on December 12, 2019, 02:58:29 PM
Yeah, I hear yah. Iíd rather have a dial or digital type for sure. Not only my eyes, but my brain canít figure out that vernier scale as well as I could.
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: Carpenter84 on December 25, 2019, 11:42:44 AM
I've been wanting some kant-twists for a while.
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: woodchucker on December 25, 2019, 11:51:59 AM
My son got me a book for Christmas,
Things that are usually wrong.


The machine shop wisdom of Professor John Sweet   1906.


It's a very small book, and mostly out dated (steam) but some interesting things. 
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: 4GSR on December 26, 2019, 11:14:25 AM
I can remember dad preaching about things that were wrong, and he didn't even have a copy of that book! :smiley_confused1:
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: PJB on December 28, 2019, 01:04:14 PM
Wife sent me on some errands one was pick up dog food.  I almost keeled over at the checkout.   I call her and am like are you serious???
Tells me oh but it lasts them a month.   Uhh huh.
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Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: woodchucker on December 28, 2019, 01:08:15 PM
Looks like your dog is eating better than you.  :))
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: Carpenter84 on December 28, 2019, 01:31:54 PM
I have 3 dogs and our dog food bill is usually north of $500 a month.
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: woodchucker on December 28, 2019, 02:06:22 PM
Geez, I thought feeding my dog science diet and on the weekends giving him fresh pet was treating him good, plus treats (the expensive part).. but I am no where near what you guys shell out..


93 lbs of pure love...
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: Carpenter84 on December 28, 2019, 03:39:52 PM
All dogs get royal canin prescription food.
Husky is on advanced mobility to reduce the risk and pain and arthritis due to a knee surgery she had as a pup.
Old Shephard is on geriatric food.
And young Shephard is on high energy/protein because he's ginormous but seemed to have issues putting weight on.
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: 4GSR on December 28, 2019, 04:36:43 PM
Shawn,

What kind of geriatric food do you have your Shepard on?  Our's is starting to show signs of mobility issues as she get older.  Yeah, she's over weight a bit, too.  At least 90 plus lbs.!

Ken
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: Carpenter84 on December 28, 2019, 07:00:46 PM
Sorry, let me correct... She's on royal canin Satiety. It's a weight management food for adult dogs. We had her on the mobility advanced because it has arthritis pain management properties (that made running possible for the husky) that helped keep her mobile. But she started getting "old dog" fat (she's table shaped), so we switched her to satiety for the weight and a pain management pill we add to her food. And we started walking her more to help with the weight and keep her joints from seizing up. Shephards have known hip problems as they age. 

So I called the satiety and the nerve pain blocking pill combo a geriatric diet. But the vet usually puts all older dogs on satiety as older dogs tend to be overweight, so it's referred to as geriatric food.

We are very close to our vet. They're expensive and the best in town, and they take very good care of our many animals. They've taken lootttssss of my money over the years. But it's totally worth it. They've found two serious health problems with two different dogs we would have never known about. One was the husky knee surgery, and the other was a heart arrhythmia in the younger Shephard.
We also do pet insurance so these health problems didn't bankrupt us.
Reese's (young Shephard) last run of heart tests and treatments would have ruptured past 7 grand. That's not including the previous 8 grand weeks prior searching for the causes of the arrhythmia... (That's the animal hospital in Toronto, not our vet. Altho, an incredible hospital. Remarkably caring doctors. All tests and procedures done within one day. Instead of leaving and coming back 7 times - a 40 min drive one way. A 14 hour day, but one day...

We had a philosophy... If we're going to spend a thousand bucks on a pure bread animal - were going to make sure we had the money to take care of whatever came up... Ashlee has full intensions of paying for chemo treatments if Cancer was ever an issue.
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: 4GSR on December 29, 2019, 08:45:23 AM
Holy cow Shawn, that food is expensive!!!!!

https://www.chewy.com/s?rh=brand_facet%3ARoyal+Canin+Veterinary+Diet&gclid=CjwKCAiAuqHwBRAQEiwAD-zr3SRxW-yTJGdle42qBLiTDOoyqyl4anbR3tDEOS0aGRw95L5YoaO3jxoCay0QAvD_BwE

Man, at that price, it better work.  We may give it a try for the Shepard we have.  She is starting to show issues with her hips and movement.

Thanks, Ken

EDIT: 

Shawn, when you started feeding this to your shepard, was there any side effects until they got used to it?
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: Carpenter84 on December 29, 2019, 09:08:59 AM
Actually, those prices are quite low. Albeit, American prices.
No side effects. Ever. I do not believe the food works like that. If there are meds in the food, the levels would be too low to cause side effects. But they sure do make a difference. Before Nikko was on the mobility she could barely run around - the arthritis was bad. Since starting the mobility, within a week she was frolicking around like the little goofball she was prior (Between the slipping kneecaps of course)
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: 4GSR on December 29, 2019, 09:13:43 AM
Here's what i just bought and will try.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CP1NAU4/?coliid=I2FL0GU3DB5XIV&colid=2N1PWR8VSYL3O&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

Not quite the Satiety food as your using, which is much more in price.  I'll report next month on how it works.

Thanks Shawn, Ken
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: Carpenter84 on December 29, 2019, 09:34:42 AM
The food weíre buying is prescription and only available from the vet. Canít buy it at any of the local pet stores. They donít sell it because itís prescription... Not sure how it works down there.
The vet also calculates exactly how much to feed as well.
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: 4GSR on December 29, 2019, 10:19:42 AM
That's interested.  Amazon has the Satiety food groups for sale.  Not to say that there are one's only available from your local vet.  I know the Science foods used to be available only thru the vet down here, but our dogs hate it, literally.  Regardless, the Royal Canin food is a step above the Purnia that the dogs currently get.
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: Carpenter84 on December 29, 2019, 11:05:28 AM
I can't find these exact ones on Amazon. I believe they're only sold to vets. Mind, I didn't go through the ingredients to see what's different. Nor do I really care. We buy it from the vet, it costs what it costs ($120-$160+tax a bag), and that's what we do. They work for each dog. I refer my pet owning friends to this vet. Some go, some complain it's expensive... There's significant differences in health conditions between the ones that go and the ones that don't... Usually the ones that don't go are the ones that don't vaccinate their dogs either and they wind up with stuff like untreated lime disease... So, whatever. To each their own. 👍
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: 4GSR on December 29, 2019, 11:28:15 AM
Our dogs are way due for their yearly shots.  When we do take them in to get their shots, we will ask about this food.

Again, thanks.

Ken
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: Terrywerm on December 29, 2019, 03:24:04 PM
We've got two dogs and a 22 year old diabetic cat. Granted, the dogs only weigh 20 and 30 pounds respectively, and the cat weighs 18 pounds. All are healthy (except for the feline diabetes) and lead normal dog and cat lives. They all visit the vet twice a year. Between the three of them we don't spend $100 month for food and insulin, but vet costs are not figured into that. It helps that my wife is a certified vet tech, though she no longer works in that field. She takes care of many of their needs at home that most critters end up getting done by the vet's office.

I guess I should consider myself fortunate that I don't spend what some of you guys spend on house critters. That's okay - leaves more money for shop toys.    :P
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: Carpenter84 on January 24, 2020, 05:43:01 PM
Bought my first brand new Starrett item...

Spring steel, 3/4" wide 6" rule. With 50 and 100 thou on one side and the typical 32/64th on the other. Also known as 16R graduation. I really don't care for the #4 graduations (1/8, 1/16, 1/32, 1/64), I'm always converting it into decimal anyways.
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: f350ca on January 24, 2020, 07:07:24 PM
Nice rule.
I bought a 12 inch one (not Starrett) with decimal graduations, thought it would be great, but found when Im using a ruler fractions are easier to work with. Hardly ever use it. Theres one on the 12 inch shear as well, seams again Im working in fractions when I want to use it.
Maybe it will work out beter for you.

Greg
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: Carpenter84 on January 24, 2020, 07:43:41 PM
I think I'll like the decimal. Being a carpenter im very used to imperial fractions, but, tape measure fractions... I have another Starrett 6" rule, 1/2" flexible temper, (and a mitutoyo 12") all fractional. I can't stand the non tape measure style graduations. A tape measure being sub divided - like, reduced fractions with longer and shorter ticks. But the fraction rule - what the hell is 20/32...?? I wind up having to stop, think about what I just measured, or, instead of understanding what I measured I'll just transfer markings -20/32". And then I'll wind up forgetting what I measured because I didn't understand 20/32" immediately... But I damn well know and can remember 5/8"...
So, I'm thinking I'll be able to measure with the decimal and like it. I'll be able to read .625" and remember it, and be able to transfer measurements to other divices like the dro, or calipers. Making the process faster and less likely to have to remeasure again and again because my immediate memory sucks if I'm not 100% focused...
Title: What did you buy today?
Post by: PJB on January 25, 2020, 07:59:11 PM
Ammo.  1000 rounds each 5.56 and 9mm.   When the stuff I like becomes available in the 1,000 round cans I buy one or two.
I should probably quit for awhile as I have enough on hand now to wear out the barrel!
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Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: DavidR8 on January 25, 2020, 09:18:02 PM
Bought some metal:
12L14
314 stainless
6061


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Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: Terrywerm on January 26, 2020, 12:23:49 PM

Broke down and ordered a 10 liter ultrasonic cleaner through Amazon.  I have considered one for quite some time, but the carburetor on my walk behind snowblower is giving trouble. Right now I have to leave it fully choked to keep it running.  Time for a thorough cleaning, and an ultrasonic cleaner should be perfect for the job.


Wife also has some jewelry that could use some cleaning, and the list is growing. I suspect that once it gets here I'll keep it busy for at least a full day. 


Product review forthcoming.
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: chips and more on January 26, 2020, 02:12:50 PM
Terry a caution note: donít clean real pearls in the UC.
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: woodchucker on January 26, 2020, 04:31:09 PM

Broke down and ordered a 10 liter ultrasonic cleaner through Amazon.  I have considered one for quite some time, but the carburetor on my walk behind snowblower is giving trouble. Right now I have to leave it fully choked to keep it running.  Time for a thorough cleaning, and an ultrasonic cleaner should be perfect for the job.


Wife also has some jewelry that could use some cleaning, and the list is growing. I suspect that once it gets here I'll keep it busy for at least a full day. 


Product review forthcoming.
10L... nice. I have a small one and found it invaluable for things.   I would clean the stuff in solvent, and a brush.


blow it off.


Then stick it in the ultrasonic and always amazed at the dirt in the bottom when done.  They say you can brinnel bearings, but for 3 minutes in an ultrasonic cleaner in alcohol, I used to clean my son's skate bearings.  I didn't think three minutes would brinnel them.



Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: Terrywerm on January 26, 2020, 07:39:52 PM
Terry a caution note: donít clean real pearls in the UC.


What about my diamonds and sapphires??    :)


Actually, I appreciate you speaking up, I would have had no clue that pearls would be a problem.  I suspect that they more or less disintegrate?
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: Terrywerm on January 26, 2020, 08:09:37 PM

10L... nice. I have a small one and found it invaluable for things.   I would clean the stuff in solvent, and a brush.


blow it off.


Then stick it in the ultrasonic and always amazed at the dirt in the bottom when done.  They say you can brinnel bearings, but for 3 minutes in an ultrasonic cleaner in alcohol, I used to clean my son's skate bearings.  I didn't think three minutes would brinnel them.





Hmmmm -  considering the way an ultrasonic cleaner works I wouldn't think that it would have any negative effect on bearings, but that will be an interesting experiment at some point down the road, for certain. I think I have some old wheel bearings here from my Gold Wing. I'll pop the seals out of one and leave them in the other, then run them for a 20 minute cycle and see what the results are, answering that question.


I am looking forward to having one here, especially for small stuff.


10 liter size - I did quite a bit of hunting before I decided on what to purchase. Most of them come with the digital control panel but I stumbled on some that have good, old-fashioned dials.  A rheostat to set the temp and a rotary timer. The timer only goes to 20 minutes, but if it ever craps out I can replace just the timer if need be, same goes for the temp control.  Anyway, the smallest one available with knobs instead of digital controls was a 6 liter unit, followed by a 10 and a 15 liter. The 10 liter has a pan with interior dimensions of 11" long by 10" wide and 6" deep which should be large enough to easily handle a full sized four barrel carburetor if it is disassembled.  10 liters is about 2-1/2 gallons, so it won't break the bank when filling it with water and detergent, but I am planning to use straight water most of the time. If the item being cleaned needs something stronger, and the parts are small enough, zip-lock bags or small jars containing the parts and appropriate cleaning agent could be dropped into the water in the pan so that the job can be done. I understand that there may be some loss in performance when doing this way, resulting in longer cleaning times, but it works quite well for the most part.


It should arrive this week, so next weekend will be a good time to give the acid test and write a review.
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: f350ca on January 26, 2020, 08:25:13 PM
Sounds like I bought the same one a few years ago. Same thoughts, I like a simple timer and thermostat. Its been working well. The heater takes forever to warm the tank, and it does work beter warm. I found water soluble degreaser works beter than solvent for most things, and is cheap to dump out when dirty. A glass jar or a plastic bag with solvent in the water works well too. Methyl hydrate seems to work on carburators.
Read the same thing on not cleaning bearings, the one article was from someone who tried cleaning new bearings to replace it with customer spec'd  grease. They all failed. ? I haven't tried it/

Greg

 
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: savarin on January 27, 2020, 08:32:37 AM
I have to build some mozzie screens for the patio in the new house so I drew up a quick design, took all the sizes and profiles I need and proceeded to make the shopping list for the steel merchant.
I need to screen 2 x 6 metre sides around 2.2 metres high with a pair of bi-fold doors in each side so its a lot of metal.
I was all fired up and raring to go but when I got to the merchants at 2 pm they were closed.  :a102: >:( Went to bunnings for some 1mm x 100mm cutting disks so I at least got those.
When I got back home I realised it was a public holiday for Australia day. Doh!
I need to add some embellishments to the panels so it doesnt look like being in prison.
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: chips and more on January 27, 2020, 11:29:21 AM
Iím with you. I donít like that jail bar look either.
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: JPar on January 27, 2020, 01:55:24 PM
I bought this little Enco bandsaw, model 137-3150.  I haven't made any cuts yet, but it seems to run well and doesn't make any funny noises.  I have one question though.  I've owned and used wood cutting bandsaws in the past, but this is my first metal cutting saw.  I noticed that the wheels don't have tires, like wood cutting saws typically have.  Is that normal for metal cutting saws?  Or should this saw be fitted with tires?
John

Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: f350ca on January 27, 2020, 04:06:25 PM
My horizontal saw has metal wheels too. The blade runs against the shoulder rather than the crown of a rubber tire.

Greg
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: chips and more on January 27, 2020, 05:28:35 PM
Hi and welcome. I also have an Import cut-off saw. The wheels on mine are all metal (probably cast iron). And the blade runs in the middle/crown, or should. Sometimes if I donít tension the blade enough it will spin off the wheels.
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: JPar on January 27, 2020, 10:15:29 PM
Greg and Chips, thank you for the replies.

I tried cutting a 1" x 2" piece of aluminum today.  I got about 1/3 of the way through, and the blade started to bind.  I shut the motor off, and carefully worked the saw out of the cut.  I restarted the motor, and slowly lowered the saw back into the cut.  It just started cutting again, and then the blade broke.  I removed and examined the blade.  In some places, the teeth were pretty good but in other places they were worn down to almost nothing for a couple of inches.  So the blade was pretty shot and probably not a big loss.

I have a new blade, but no manual.  I found some good videos on Youtube that cover adjusting the guide rollers and tracking, but none of them really talk about how to tension the blade correctly.  I know the knob on the end moves the non-powered wheel to adjust the tension, but how much tension is needed and how can I tell when it is correct?  The new blade is a Bahco M42 bi-metal, 0.5" wide x 0.025' thick x 64.5" long.
Thanks, John
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: Terrywerm on January 28, 2020, 07:14:21 AM

I don't have one of those saws and I don't know the "factory" method for setting the tension, but I do know that there are quite a few sites that list what others have done in the line of modification to those popular little saws. A little searching might just find you the best answer.  Terry S over on the MNHM email group has a saw like that, and I'll bet he could give you a good answer if you ask over there.
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: 4GSR on January 28, 2020, 09:12:19 AM
I have the same exact saw sold by Grizzly.  It is so out of wack it's not even funny.  Still cuts good and I get a reasonable good life out of a blade.  I run mostly bi-metal variable tooth blades on it.  Adjustments are not that hard to do.  You may go to Grizzly's website and look up the manual on theirs, I bet it will give you what you need to know to tune it up.  Ken
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: chips and more on January 28, 2020, 10:27:58 AM
On my saw, when I tighten for tension, I will turn the knob until all of the slack is taken up and I then reach a hard stop/turn in the handle. Yes, I could keep turning but it would probably just break something. When Iím finished sawing I release all of the tension. If I donít do the tension just right, the blade will spin off the wheels. Iíve had the saw for decades with good results. I would not judge anything until you have a good/new blade on it. Iím too lazy to change the speed of the saw. So it has been at the same belt setting since day one LOL!  I put STP in the gear box because these saws have a reputation of eating up the worm and sector. Must have done something right, because I still have the same worm and sector and I use the saw a lot. I buy blade stock and make my own. No fancy blade material either, I get good life, but then I donít saw exotic metalsÖDave
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: JPar on January 28, 2020, 07:38:01 PM
Thanks again for the suggestions.  I looked on the Grizzly site and found their manual for a saw very similar to mine.  To set the tension, it says to "turn the tension knob clockwise to tighten the blade as tight as you can".   I also found a thread about bandsaw tension on another machinist's forum.  One writer suggested that "it was not possible to over tighten" the tension on Asian 4x6 saws.  He or another writer also said they knew someone who had tightened one such saw to the limit, and then measured the tension with a proper tension gauge.  The tension was only about 50% of the blade manufacturer's recommendation.  So the consensus seems to be "get 'er as tight as you can, without breaking something".  That works for me.  :-)
John
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: 4GSR on January 28, 2020, 08:08:15 PM
There is a group over on Groups/io, I think it is called "4 x 6 Bandsaws"

Go here https://groups.io/g/4x6bandsaw

They have all sorts of good stuff on these saws that may help you out, too.

Ken
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: Carpenter84 on February 08, 2020, 10:16:04 PM
Picked up this inside mic. I have telescopic gauges, and I use my calipers to check inside, but I double and triple check because I don't feel terribly confident in the gauges, and using the calipers are iffy sometimes too.
So I had been looking around for inside mic's.
Found this one. It's no name, but built really quite well, solid, accurate, and came in a wooden case and a gauge.
It's 1.2"-2.2"
I ordered a Chinese 0.2-1.2" to supplement.
Hasn't arrived yet.
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: 4GSR on February 09, 2020, 12:26:19 PM
You guys forget buying anything from China right now.  I bought a milling arbor that is stuck at one of the airports in China for over three weeks now.  They have no clue when it will fly over to the USA.  Really sucks!!!
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: Carpenter84 on February 09, 2020, 12:30:56 PM
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Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: chips and more on February 09, 2020, 05:57:45 PM
Yeah, Iím having the same problem with my most recent China orders. They first said the delay was because of the Chinese New Year. Now they wonít even answer my e-mails. I think the Coronavirus is shutting down more of China than the authorities want us to know about.
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: jpigg55 on February 10, 2020, 10:12:26 AM
The wife and I were just discussing the Coronavirus problem this morning.
With the ever growing drug, poverty, and homeless issues on the west coast, I think this could be a ticking time bomb for California and Oregon.
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: woodchucker on February 10, 2020, 10:43:49 AM
Actually, until we find out if it lives on inanimate objects, if goods start shipping and the virus survives on them, it's game over.


I saw on face the nation Margaret Brenan asked the Chineese diplomat if this was a weapon of war, like some have said. He didn't answer the question, instead gave her a face and talked about what he wanted to.


I don't know either way, but if the virus survives on the shipping boxes, or whatever it's going to spread faster. The conversation about drugs came back to china.. China produces most of the chemicals used for the drugs, and most of the drugs as well. So again... game over.


I am not worried yet... there's enough to worry about in other sectors.
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: PJB on March 13, 2020, 09:19:25 PM
Needed some beverages and figured Iíd stick with the theme!  But damn never felt so guilty buying 4 measly rolls of crapper paper cuz we actually needed some.
Store was mobbed with sr citizens panicking .

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Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: Carpenter84 on March 13, 2020, 09:29:36 PM
Oh my holy lord... our regular .... REGULAR Thursday night grocery shop trip took two and a half extra hours and we barely got half of our regular items because the shelves were ransacked.....

My wife is a health care worker (pharmacist. Highly educated, highly decorated), and is completely fed up with how much the media has over dramatized this and freaked people out to the point of panic... now our cities are shutting down... schools are closing, public buildings are closing, daycare is closed... and she just told me the book she wants is unavailable now because the library is closed till April... gawww-leee....




Edit: I like whiskey, but not much of a fan of bourbon.
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: mdlbldrmatt135 on March 14, 2020, 04:03:24 AM
We did the Walmart Pickup on Thursday.....   NO TP, the 20# bag of rice I wanted came in (3) 5lb and (2) 2 lb bags, because that's almost all that was left....  there was other stuff unavailable as well.   We did go to the Liquor store and get a bit more than usual... LOL 

My Eldest Step daughter works at said WM, and said shelves were pretty bare last night when she left.   

Personally, I believe in having at least a couple weeks worth of food at home....
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: Carpenter84 on March 14, 2020, 07:19:38 AM
Weíve spent the past year trying to keep mostly fresh vegetables and meats in the house (we do freeze most meats), but we also buy fresh ready to cook meals prepared by loblaws, metro, Costco, (not WM). Theyíre super easy, quick, and quite delicious, and arenít chocked full of preservatives. No, weíre not new aged trendy folk who donít eat gluten or whatever - I have issues with weight (I can pack it on right quick...) so we try to eat decent, and I try to keep the evening snacking to a dull roar. We got NONE of those foods on Thursday...
even AvE just posted a video about calming the F down, itís gonna be okay... this is no different than any other virus thatís made itís rounds. Does anyone remember sars...? It didnít get nearly the 24h coverage.... the big difference now is the media... having the next big headline. Itís disgusting... fewer people have died from this virus than sars. And whereís the coverage over the 50,000 people who die each YEAR from regular influenza... and yet, thereís still misguided argument over the flu shot......


BAH....

Maybe send that case of corona (lol irrrrony) my way!
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: chips and more on March 14, 2020, 08:59:41 AM
Itís all about how the media plays the drums. And how many of the public follow like sheep. Can you imagine if we really had a walking dead kinda virus.
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: PJB on March 14, 2020, 10:46:00 AM
Itís all about how the media plays the drums. And how many of the public follow like sheep. Can you imagine if we really had a walking dead kinda virus.

Not a new concept but I suspect this has the wheels turning in the minds of the terrorist set.

And some level of vindication for my maintaining  excessive stacks of ďjust in caseĒ ammo.   
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: Terrywerm on March 14, 2020, 01:34:55 PM

Hell, Jeffrey Dahmer ATE more people than what this bug has killed in the USA. I honestly don't understand what the thinking is behind all of this crazy behavior.


We always have enough dry/canned goods in the house and meat in the freezer to get us through 3 or 4 weeks in comfort, though the TP supply would run out in a week or two. If I were stocking up for a quarantine period, TP is the last thing I would worry about. If you have quarantined yourself at home, you've got plenty of time to go from the toilet to the bathtub/shower to wash your backside. Wet washcloths work too, and can be rinsed out and laundered.


It goes to show ya, most people are just like sheep. Do what the other guy does, don't use yer noggin to think things through first!


 :coffee2:
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: Terrywerm on March 14, 2020, 02:07:26 PM

Holy s**t!!!    Wife just got home from work.  She works in the bakery of a large grocery store in one of the Minneapolis suburbs.  That store averages $85000 per day in total sales. Thursday and Friday sales were BOTH in excess  of $215000, today was on target to go higher than that when she left for the day an hour ago.


 :coffee2:
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: Carpenter84 on March 14, 2020, 03:29:22 PM
There are 125 confirmed cases in Canada right now.... One person has died... One. Likely an elderly who was already ill.

39,139 influenza deaths last year in Canada.
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: Terrywerm on March 14, 2020, 06:16:05 PM

This whole thing is stupid.  People are going into panic mode for no good reason. Man existed on the face of this planet for thousands of years without the luxury of toilet paper, yet now people are going bat crap crazy over the stuff. Go figure.


 :coffee2:
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: woodchucker on March 14, 2020, 06:51:40 PM
many countries wipe their asses with the left hand... so you never shake someone with the left hand.


my nephew was a sniper in Iraq, they did not have tp because the local laws. so .... we sent wipes...
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: PJB on March 28, 2020, 11:01:58 AM
Really handy to have inch and metric, internal and external thread checkers. Didnít really need them. Already have something similar. And what I have I use ALL the time in the shop. But when everything was for 10 bucks, I had to get them. The name on these is ďThread DetectiveĒ.
(http://)

Very handy gizmo to have around the shop especially for maintenance mechanics.  It hangs doing nothing 99% but when you need it the first time its worth having around.   

edit- lol sorry I replyed to an old post obviously missed the date.   
Title: What did you buy today?
Post by: PJB on March 28, 2020, 11:26:09 AM
Ordered some more drill chucks and corresponding TTS - JT adapters for the Tormach.

Seems I never have enough drills ready to go with the diameters and height offsets already loaded in the control.  Spending time changing drills out, measuring the tool lengths, typing them in the control gets to be a pain.  Idea is to have 10-12 of the most common sizes in dedicated holders.

Shars sells these little chicom JT1 1/4" chucks for like $9 and JT2 3/8" for $14 which is crazy cheep.  Probably not uber quality but they grab tight and go round round round just fine.
Of course the Tormach end costs $24 so total per drill size setup ends up being like $35-40
This adds up fast so I buy a few here and there to spread out the pain. 

This batch I bought (3) of the 0-1/4" and (2) of the 3/8"
The pic is just some of the ones I already have the new ones should come in a few days. 

Not very exciting I know but hey its what I bought and hopefully pays dividends down the road.
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Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: Carpenter84 on March 28, 2020, 12:49:47 PM
This adds up fast so I buy a few here and there to spread out the pain. 


Hey, I do the same thing with the .303 British ammo!
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: PJB on March 28, 2020, 04:55:17 PM
Thats like 30-06   Expensive stuff eh.

Yay UPS man came with my chucks
Finish up Swooshing all the ickys out of the garage then go down and unbox it
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Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: pep on March 28, 2020, 07:00:08 PM
 Paper work said hour, reality 3. proly an hour if done once before, 1 hour wrenching 2 hour familiarization course

Did change things

What are ickys and do they multiply.... funny term
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: PJB on March 28, 2020, 08:50:19 PM
Must be so nice having a lift for working on cars. If I didnít have the boat stored yr round in the 3rd bay I might consider one.   

I hate dirty garage floors so a couple times a year especially after winter Iíll break out the hose and zipwash soap n scrub it down.   Ickys to me are salt and dirt the cars track in. 
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: chips and more on March 29, 2020, 09:56:12 AM
They are only nice if you can use it! I have a Bendpack car lift. It has a car on it and a car under it. And crap all over the cars so all I can see is about a sq/ft of the blue paint on the Bendpack car lift. Never been able to use the car lift for working on my car(s). Itís sad, Iíve got crapitist bad!   :41: :41: :41:
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: Carpenter84 on March 29, 2020, 10:59:17 AM
I'd be willing to come down there and clean out your garage/shop, but only if I could take home anything you either forgot about or never knew you had! Cause it obviously means you don't use it  !AOK
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: grumpygator on March 29, 2020, 11:35:08 AM
Sounds like the treadmill in the bedroom that my Brute swore to me she would use every day. I'm pretty sure it's still there, judging by the shape of the pile of stuff that has grown on top  of it.
           **G**
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: pep on March 29, 2020, 04:22:43 PM
Must be so nice having a lift for working on cars. If I didnít have the boat stored yr round in the 3rd bay I might consider one.   

I hate dirty garage floors so a couple times a year especially after winter Iíll break out the hose and zipwash soap n scrub it down.   Ickys to me are salt and dirt the cars track in.


I just thought ickys was a funny term, try to keep my work area clean also. Some times it is a before and after, icky free zone .


I agree, but I have the next best thing, access to one.  Friend that has some sort of vintage cars that I work on. Was kind enough to let me use it, a life saver for sure.

Here is an example of one,

Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: chips and more on March 29, 2020, 04:38:04 PM
I think the pic says it all. But, derogatory remarks are more than welcome!
(http://)
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: Carpenter84 on March 29, 2020, 04:48:32 PM
Well, so far I'd take the air reel, forge or oven, the drawers...
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: chips and more on March 29, 2020, 07:36:07 PM
And here I thought everybody would want the logs in the front. Thatís olive tree wood. Have you ever worked with it? For me it makes the best clock gears ever for the old wooded clock works.
Oh and Shawn, I have the 3 missing metal draws.
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: grumpygator on March 29, 2020, 09:23:01 PM
It's my belief that every male child born should be deeded a 50 X 100-foot warehouse to store his stuff. With the option for more.
  Don't get me wrong I love my Brute, but she does not take into account the number of times she has come to me asking if " I have a {Fill in the blank}". And my answer is "Yup Give me a minute and I'll get you one".On the other hand, God Forbid if I leave a tool or part laying around in the common area of the house It gets treated like radioactive waste and transported to my office and left on my desk unless she needs it. In which case it is far easier to by a new one and trade for mine back.
  And to sum it up when they start the "Your office is a mess" conversation don't bring up the Treadmill unless you really want a few days of "I'm not speaking to you".
  That's a "In case of fire" situation. Only if you want peace and quiet for a few days. Just make sure she goes to sleep before you.
  Just saying.
    **G**
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: Terrywerm on March 29, 2020, 11:16:55 PM

"Make sure she goes to sleep before you"     :021:


 :D




Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: pep on March 30, 2020, 01:41:44 AM
And here I thought everybody would want the logs in the front. Thatís olive tree wood. Have you ever worked with it? For me it makes the best clock gears ever for the old wooded clock works.
Oh and Shawn, I have the 3 missing metal draws.

LMAO was thinking logs, special hard to find :57:
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: woodchucker on March 30, 2020, 10:08:35 AM
ok, stupid question... what is BRUTE?
I get that its a woman.. but what does it mean?
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: Bill Gruby on March 30, 2020, 12:33:52 PM
 I believe the "Brute" is his significant other.

 "Billy G"
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: woodchucker on March 30, 2020, 01:33:46 PM
I believe the "Brute" is his significant other.

 "Billy G"


yea I get that but... like SWMBO is She who must be obeyed...
I was looking for a real meaning to BRUTE... figuring I missed something when I was younger.
Title: What did you buy today?
Post by: PJB on April 01, 2020, 03:57:06 PM
Yay.  Got lucky and snagged (2) brand new solid carbide end mills off ebay.   3/4Ē dia x 4Ē L
$35
 Probly wonít need 2 in my lifetime in this size but it was hard to pass up.  Iíll use on the BP for aluminum. 
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Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: 4GSR on April 04, 2020, 08:20:15 PM
Bought one of these that finally came in from California instead of Houston by Fedex.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/6-x6-Magnetic-Chuck-Fine-Pole-Machining-Wire-Cutting-Line-Cutting-Magnet-Sealed/372321681021?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649

I wanted this to mount on my adjustable angle plate so I can use it on my surface grinder.  Well, right out of the box there is no way to mount it to my SG.  So I decided to take it apart to see if I can drill and counter bore holes for SHCS, where I can mount it to my angle plate.  In the process, I damaged a bunch of the nedomite magnetics.  I hope I can find some replacements.  Looks like I'll be able to drill & C'Bore holes without interfering with the magnetics.  We'll see.  I hope I didn't screw it up taking it apart!

Oh, this permanent magnetic chuck looks like it was finished on a belt sander!!! Yeiks!!!

Here's a couple of pictures of the "guts" of the chuck.

Ken
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: woodchucker on April 04, 2020, 08:48:27 PM
wow that looks in horrible condition. I thought mine was bad, but by comparison, maybe not.
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: Carpenter84 on April 04, 2020, 09:52:15 PM
Are the magnets usually paper thin...? That looks horrid.
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: 4GSR on April 04, 2020, 10:03:44 PM
Yeah, the magnetics are .072" thick.  I managed to break three of them.  I get it cleaned up a little, try to post some better pictures tomorrow.
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: Carpenter84 on April 07, 2020, 05:13:56 PM
Found some mics on eBay in Canada, which is pretty much the only ebaying I can do anymore - everywhere else is just too expensive.
3 mics. 3-4", 4-5", 5-6", to replace the last of the junky Chinese set I have.
The seller listed them as "Vis", made in Poland. Confirmed by the box they came in. Googling Vic from Poland confirms the look. But the mics themselves are not branded. But they look brand new. New old stock maybe. Carbide anvils, tenths vernier. No ratchet! Wasn't expecting no ratchet. But honestly, that's fine. All of my mics (with the exception of my 0-1" digital mitutoyo) all the ratchets on my mics have different tension and don't really snug nicely. I'd have to tear all my mics apart and adjust all of them... Instead I've just gotten used to the "feel" of all of them and how they differ to get a repeatable comfortable measurement. So, no ratchet on these doesn't disappoint me. They do feel very nice. The 4-5 & 5-6 might still have the cosmoline on them and need to be cleaned and lubed... I need to get a good instrument oil... I actually tend to use air tool oil when I absolutely need to lubricate an instrument as it's the lightest oil I have... I try not to use it very much...

I paid $145 CAD shipped. I'm calling it a good deal. If I found the same from the States right now it would easily be well over $230 shipped.
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: 4GSR on April 07, 2020, 05:48:29 PM
Shawn,

I have the 0-1, 1-2, and 2-3 mics to go with them if your interested.  I'm pretty sure they are the same brand.  My dad bought them some time in the early 1990's before he passed away.  If interested, let me know. 

Ken

Edit:  Nevermind Shawn.  They are Chinese, the Poland made one's dad had were in his Gestner chest and my brother got that.  :41:
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: PJB on April 07, 2020, 10:43:25 PM
Nice set of big mics.  Too bad about the costs to get things in up there.  I wonder why shipping across the border is so expensive? 
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: woodchucker on April 08, 2020, 09:49:33 AM
Nice set of big mics.  Too bad about the costs to get things in up there.  I wonder why shipping across the border is so expensive?


because they are still based on the British system of the govt sticking their hand deep into your pockets the minute you think you want something.


they never revolted, or had a tea party.
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: Carpenter84 on April 08, 2020, 10:58:23 AM
It's mostly the exchange rate currently.
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: jpigg55 on April 15, 2020, 08:02:18 PM
Technically, I bought it about 3 weeks ago, but was finally delivered to the gun store so I picked it up today.
Rock Island Armory 22 TCM.
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: 4GSR on April 15, 2020, 09:54:18 PM
Hey I Like that toy!!!!

Let us know how it shoots.
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: Bill Gruby on April 16, 2020, 08:19:25 AM
 It shoots like most  guns. Load it and pull the trigger.  LOL

 "Billy G"
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: PJB on April 16, 2020, 09:41:21 AM
Cool!   I never seen that cartridge before.    A baby 556 or an uber 22lr
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: jpigg55 on April 16, 2020, 11:05:29 AM
Sounds like there might be a little interest in the new toy so I'll try and start a thread on it after I get some trigger time with it.
Weather's been rather crappy lately with cold and rain/snow.
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: Carpenter84 on April 16, 2020, 06:37:08 PM
The Chinese .2-1.2" inside mic I bought to compliment the 1.2-2.2" inside mic I had finally arrived... Bought it off eBay back in January... Then when the Covid thing started taking off the Chinese eBay store closed and I couldn't see the tracking number anymore. I opened a claim with eBay two weeks ago for non recieved item. eBay investigated and gave me a refund saying there was insufficient tracking information. Well it arrived. Oops...
But, I don't feel bad anymore because the damn thing is metric.... I went back to look at the ad, which I can only see the title, says .2-1.2"... Lame... Nothin I can do with metric...
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: GNAP on April 16, 2020, 06:48:28 PM
As part of my stack damper build, I bought 100 of the 4-1/2Ē x 40grit Walter brand flap wheels, a bottle of 90/10 welding gas and 44# spool of .035Ē Lincoln L-56 mig wire.
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: Carpenter84 on April 16, 2020, 07:44:45 PM
Wow. That's a lot of supplies. Lol. Wish I could get jobs with that kind of headroom!
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: PJB on April 16, 2020, 08:30:13 PM
Sounds like there might be a little interest in the new toy so I'll try and start a thread on it after I get some trigger time with it.
Weather's been rather crappy lately with cold and rain/snow.
Where do you usually shoot?   Iím a member at ASC in Waterman IL.
We have a 600 yard range although they require shooters pass a  ďqualification Ē before being permitted to shoot  long range.   
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: jpigg55 on April 17, 2020, 08:17:54 AM
I usually just shoot here on my property. We have about 75 acres out in the middle of nowhere. My closest neighbor (circled in Blue) are about a 1/2 mile away as the crow flies with the other at almost a mile.
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: PJB on April 17, 2020, 01:21:43 PM
I sort of know that area. went to Bradley for Engineering back in the 80ís.  Used to go out west of town to like Kickapoo area to shoot shotgun and .22.  Did the drive a few times to see friends at Western and you aint kidding that is no mans land where your at.   Sure is awesome to have enough property and vacant adjacent land to be able to shoot whenever.    Looks like shooting due west would be the safest option to not inadvertently pick off a guy in his fields eh.
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: chipwelder on April 17, 2020, 01:34:12 PM
Hey Carpenter, I just returned a set of mics just like the ones You show. The size I need Them for is 1.1811". At that size they were off almost .002. Kinda ruins a bearing fit. The seller thought that was as good as I could expect to get. Did not exchange, just refund. Better check Yours.
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: Carpenter84 on April 17, 2020, 02:08:29 PM
the polish mics or the inside one?

i checked the polish mics against my gauge block set. albeit, its a chinese B grade set, and ive noticed some of them are about a 2 tenths off, but plenty good for what i do. i might be able to measure down to one tenth, but i sure cant achieve it with the machines i have. (well, maybe the surface grinder.)
but the polish mics were alright. i did calibrate and adjust them to my gauge blocks. checking several points across their travel. id say they are good to 2-3 tenths. and thats with the shop heat off, so im sure i was getting errors from just the warmth of my hands.
Title: What did you buy today?
Post by: PJB on April 17, 2020, 09:19:46 PM
Bought me a Trek Allant+8S
(e-bike)tonight.  Still requires pedaling but you can get up to 28 mph in the turbo mode.  I made sure to try with the assist off to see how hard it would be and surprisingly it was hard to tell vs with eco mode on.  Canít wait to get out and ride once it warms up a bit!
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Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: woodchucker on April 18, 2020, 08:29:15 AM
sounds like you were practicing good social distancing.  :96:


nice purchase... that's not a rack on the back, it's a fender holder  wth?
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: chipwelder on April 18, 2020, 10:31:31 AM
The Chinese mics. I have My share of Far East stuff, just not mics. My stuff is older American.
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: PJB on April 18, 2020, 11:51:48 AM
sounds like you were practicing good social distancing.  :96:


nice purchase... that's not a rack on the back, it's a fender holder  wth?
I know.  The ďrackĒ is pretty pathetic in fact I was bitching about it with the sales person.  Im planning to upgrade it to be able to mount my rear trunk bag.    Color wasnít my favorite either but oh well.  Almost bought the next lower model for that and other reasons.  I still have my road touring bike and a mountain bike which is enjoyable in circumstances.  Hoping I can ride to work on nice days maybe once a week to get some damn excersize.
Funny Iím pretty much 100% anti-tree hugging and I end up with the poster child tree hugg.   Iíll make up for this.  Picking it up later with the old 8mpg 496 cu-in big block chevy Suburban.
Hey a guys gotta have something to pull the boat with the 502 cu-in chevy BB !!  Looks like boating this year will be pulling it out the garage in the driveway

Sorry I know this isnít machining topic but....
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: woodchucker on April 18, 2020, 12:39:10 PM

Funny Iím pretty much 100% anti-tree hugging and I end up with the poster child tree hugg.   Iíll make up for this.  Picking it up later with the old 8mpg 496 cu-in big block chevy Suburban.



There's nothing wrong with tree hugging, in moderation. It's the people that think that everything must be prevented. Everything in moderation.


I try to reuse most things, I try to get multiple uses out of things before I throw them out. I save my metal, for recycling. not my stringy cuts, but mostly solid pieces. I save my carbide, it has some value I've been told by a recycler. not looking for the money, just looking to put it back to use.


If that's a tree hugger, well, I am.. then... I just figure I'm doing my part to responsible recycling as someone who takes from this earth more than he gives.
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: PJB on April 20, 2020, 12:53:33 PM
I hug trees if it suits me!!
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: Carpenter84 on April 24, 2020, 11:13:28 PM
The proceeds of the aluminum job bought me a bunch of tooling. Some for the actual job, and some upgrades to current tooling.

That Niagara end mill is a super nice 3 flute carbide high helix for copper (second portion of this job), #17 bright stubby drills (minimum order qty was 12 🙄) for the 10-32 roll tap, letter S stubby for the 3/16-18 roll tap (that's still on order) for the copper job, and two new sets of twist drills. PDT, a lower version of Dormer. Stubby number set, and stubby fractional. Pretty exciting.
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: PJB on April 25, 2020, 12:47:17 AM
Beautiful!   You will love that end mill.   Once you use it youíll never want to go back to hss.   
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: Carpenter84 on April 25, 2020, 08:15:13 AM
That invoice might certainly suggest otherwise, haha.

I have 20 copper parts I need to bandsaw a chunk out, then clean-up nice and pretty on the mill. All side milling. And quality really counts on these initial parts for this client. So, Iím ass kissing currently. Ass kissing implies not using old dull tooling...

I have been hearing really great things about their Stabilizer line of endmills. Even on manual machines. Which is where Iíve seen them used. As far as you tube is concerned, my interests mainly lie in a select few manual machinists. Really not a lot of interest watching the cnc guys..
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: PJB on April 25, 2020, 11:14:27 AM
Read this on the can..
https://www.copper.org/applications/marine/cuni/pdf/DKI-Machining.pdf
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: Carpenter84 on April 25, 2020, 11:35:07 AM
I thiiiiink I'll give that a read later this evening. Lol. Lots of data.
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: woodchucker on April 25, 2020, 03:54:33 PM
Read this on the can..
https://www.copper.org/applications/marine/cuni/pdf/DKI-Machining.pdf (https://www.copper.org/applications/marine/cuni/pdf/DKI-Machining.pdf)


must have been a long crap... do you need a scissor?  :85:
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: GNAP on April 25, 2020, 09:18:17 PM
I grew up in a town where drawn copper wire was king, we were at one time, maybe still, the center of the drawn copper wire universe. As a kid there were 7 different companies making copper wire in a town (village) of 3500 people. Basically everyone you knew either worked or had relatives working in the mills. I use to machine copper pieces in my grandfatherís machine shop, I hated it, I'd much rather machine stainless steel or plastics, it gummy, heats up quickly, is hard to get accurate sizes and at times has piss poor surface results.
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: Carpenter84 on April 25, 2020, 09:40:18 PM
Lol, gee thanks.
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: 4GSR on April 26, 2020, 10:12:01 AM
Shawn,

be careful using cutting oils like cooltool on copper.  It may tarnish the parts afterwards.  Really need to get a piece to experiment on before cutting on thee real thing.  Ask your buddy and see if he has something laying around that you can play with.  And since he is a machinists, ask him what works for him as for cutting oils to consider.
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: Carpenter84 on April 26, 2020, 10:29:21 AM
I have a chunk of copper from making the copper jaws on my bench vise I can play with. I have anchor lube which is supposed to be great on copper. Thereís not nearly as much work to do for the copper as there was the aluminum. When I messaged Tom Lipton and he recommended the anchor lube he added that it works really well with copper. So, thatíll be what I try first.
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: savarin on April 26, 2020, 10:32:30 AM
I'm sure I read somewhere that milk works for copper.
Never tried it myself (yet)
Title: Re: What did you buy today?
Post by: PJB on May 17, 2020, 07:05:20 PM
I found this company searching for something else.  Thought it may interest you guys.  Not a bad price at all for a drilled and tapped fixture plate, black anodized too.  They have various sizes and 3/4" thick versions.  I wouldn't even buy the aluminum and drill/tap it myself at that price.  1/2-13 would be preferable but 1/4-20 would work for most things.
http://www.baselabtools.com/8-in-x-24-in-Double-Density-Solid-Aluminum-Breadboard_p_600.html