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    Sticky: Very nice Ralph. Was the body cast or made up...

    Very nice Ralph. Was the body cast or made up from plate? Glad to see you are still at it.
    Jim
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    John here are a couple of pics of my real life...

    John here are a couple of pics of my real life tests. Somewhat subjetiive because I didn't have a scale on the handle but these are as I would use the vise. When I read as above where some want the...
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    Please don't use bicycle chain. It is not strong...

    Please don't use bicycle chain. It is not strong enough. If you are making your own use #35 roller chain. I measured upwards of 600 pounds tension depending on the distance from the screw. I've got...
  4. Thread: It Spins!

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    Sweet installation Marco, well done. Enjoy it....

    Sweet installation Marco, well done. Enjoy it.
    Jim
  5. Metal Lathes Can't help with info, but it looks like a nice...

    Can't help with info, but it looks like a nice little lathe.
    Jim
  6. I'm guessing you are not married? Jim

    I'm guessing you are not married?
    Jim
  7. Hi Richard of course right after I send you some...

    Hi Richard of course right after I send you some money you ask if I am selling them. No, I'm not selling them. They were the first things I made on my Benchmaster milling machine. I made parts enough...
  8. I made this one one for a swap and couldn't...

    I made this one one for a swap and couldn't decide on the cutter shape so I made a bunch of different ones.
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    Metal Lathes Any suggestions on disassembling the lathe for...

    Any suggestions on disassembling the lathe for transport? Do I have to cut the flat belt to remove the jack shaft and motor? I'm not sure where to start. The shaper is not following me home. It's...
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    I have more than a couple #3's and they are all...

    I have more than a couple #3's and they are all Stanley's and I did notice a couple months ago when I hung them up that some are different lengths. Not sure how much time I'll have to measure them...
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    That's a sweet sharpener Pete. I too am a...

    That's a sweet sharpener Pete. I too am a draftsman mostly in my former career, but still have my board set up and draw by hand. I would have bought that sharpener over a new one too.
    Jim
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    Yes Jim the inside edge of the radius is/was...

    Yes Jim the inside edge of the radius is/was sharpened. I'll try and take a better photo this evening.
    Jim
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    Yes it is like a scorp, cutting and hollowing on...

    Yes it is like a scorp, cutting and hollowing on the pull stroke. The handle is pinned on so it doesn't pull off. That is interesting about the prosthetics but this is much longer than would be...
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    Tool ID help needed

    I'm doing a basement clean out to help a neighbor dispose of her fathers tools and this was hanging on the wall. Curiosity has gotten the better of me on this one. I can find no makers marks. Here...
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    Here is a screen shot of Popular Mechanics Aug...

    Here is a screen shot of Popular Mechanics Aug 1930.

    http://i1135.photobucket.com/albums/m628/boatman53/8127cd144ae3c8785f3769c76f05410b_zpsf8512f60.jpg

    Jim
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    Metal Lathes Lathe and shaper

    I have an opportunity to upgrade my Atlas/Craftsman lathe to this Logan. Assuming everything works as it should would you do it?
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    I second Bills advise. Jim Edit: welcome to...

    I second Bills advise.
    Jim

    Edit: welcome to the Creek.
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    Those types of drawer inserts can be made in two...

    Those types of drawer inserts can be made in two pieces. The cutouts made with a fret or scroll saw then the bottom plywood is glued on. I'm working on one but I am using a small router bit for doing...
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    +1 not fond of it. With the knobs radiating like...

    +1 not fond of it. With the knobs radiating like that one is almost forced to put the screw lower than one might want. The last version I almost bought but not this one.
    Jim
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    I just did a search for "snow saw" and found many...

    I just did a search for "snow saw" and found many similar looking tools although none an exact match.
    Jim
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    I think Rob is the winner. Jim

    I think Rob is the winner.
    Jim
  22. Thread: Curiosity

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    Yes I use mine, I have several. I made an adapter...

    Yes I use mine, I have several. I made an adapter for using a 1/4" bit inserts. I use it with hex end drill bits to drill small holes also.
    Jim
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    I did some surveying also Stan. Almost made a...

    I did some surveying also Stan. Almost made a career out of it but started boatbuilding and there was no going back.
    Jim
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    Nice plumb bob! From what I know the steel points...

    Nice plumb bob! From what I know the steel points were used because the are more durable and replaceable. If the bob is dropped a brass point could get bent, then the bob is inaccurate.
    Jim
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    The chop on my leg vise is 6" and I have never...

    The chop on my leg vise is 6" and I have never needed more clamping area.
    Jim
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