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JerryK

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Jerry,

With 3 or 4 Gatling guns in your arsenal already, you lookin' at adding a flamethrower now?

Bruce
Well Bruce,
I do need to find something new to concentrate on with
the new California laws coming in.
At least I’m grandfathered in on what I have.
The United States, not as united as it was.
 

GoceKU

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Today i did managed to visit the local tool market, not too much quality tools but did managed to find and buy some carbide inserts, wrenches, sockets and those two chamfering tools, they have a very strange end its tapered square, i'm not sure are they meant to be hand driven or machine driven.
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Hi GoceKU
Kumanovo Macedonia must have a lot of manufacturing? You seem to get a lot of cool tools from your tool market (Flea Market here in Canada) ?
I like your big old lathe.
Macedonia looks like a beautiful place. We have good friends from Croatia.
Cheers
Martin
 

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Hi Martin,
There is not much of manufacturing around me, but Germany is close by so some of the old tooling is sold here, and yes Macedonia is very beautiful country and the people are very nice and hospitable.
 

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I've been looking for an tubing bender for some time now, and having too many projects means i wasn't looking to start one more, but when i spotted this wire box on a local Flea Market i bought them, it's a complete set 6 dies and only one roller, which isn't a big deal i'll probably make two new rollers with the right center hole size.
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GoceKU

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Yes i presume they are for bending pipe not tubing, and they are just going to kink the thinner staff, but i have a project coming up that they should come in helpful as i'll be using thick wall tubing.
 

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Yes i presume they are for bending pipe not tubing, and they are just going to kink the thinner staff, but i have a project coming up that they should come in helpful as i'll be using thick wall tubing.
I have found adding a shim to the die if it's close to the size you need helps. I've also capped the ends of the tube after I filled the tube with sand for thinner stuff. You can do a lot with the "kinker".
 

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Today is the last day of this year so i decided to visit the final Flea Market for 2017, i was looking for couple of threading taps in specific sizes but did not had any luck, but managed to buy those two cutting pliers and a bench grinder wire wheel, which i need for a future project, happy new year to everyone.
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One of the tool vendors from a local tool market, gave me a call, he bought a couple of job lots and he know i was looking for couple of metric left thread dies so i looked thru all the boxes and chose those three and the countershank, he had lot of taps and dies of the same size and quality was much better. Also the prices were higher, but in the long run should last last longer.
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Pulled the trigger on a Evenheat 10 Cubed heat treat oven with several upgrades. Build and shipping time is about 3 to 4 weeks so I get to wait a while. Bought it from KilnFrog, they matched the best price I could find on net and are arranging for Evenheat to build me a slide in shelf. The shop will now be full unless I find a larger shaper than my 8", then I would truly be ought of space. I had thought about building my own HT oven but in the end decided to go the easy route.
 

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Sold some more Erector sets and parts on eBay. Money was burning a hole in my pocket so splurged on a few things. Love it when the postman drives up our driveway with boxes!

First box had 4 sets of Allen wrenches. Seems like I'm always
looking for them in the shop. Now they'll be everywhere.
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Next is a new draw bar for my Bridgeport. Pained me to
buy one instead of making one, but for $24 delivered . . .
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Went to broach a 4 mm wide keyway in a gear blank. My DuMont No. 70 Metric set was missing
the 4 mm broach. Figured for as often as I'll use it, went cheap and got a Chinese one to
complete the set.
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Don't you just love opening boxes and seeing the names "NOGA" and "Interapid"?
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Picked up 310 and 312 Interapid DTIs. I have a number of Fowler,
Starrett Last Word, Mitutoyo and SPI (maybe a no-name Chinese one also).
I have to say that these Interapids are REALLY smooth and dead on repeatable.
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NOGA magnetic base and indicator holder
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Off to eBay to sell some more stuff. It's less than 10 F in Michigan today, no shop time until next week. Always more tools to impulse buy for the shop!

Bruce
 

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Couldn't pass up an amazing deal on this gage lot Brown-Sharpe-Bestest-599-7039-Universal-Indicator-In.jpg IMG_0527.JPG IMG_0536.JPG IMG_0543.JPG IMG_0548.JPG IMG_0549.JPG IMG_0550.JPG IMG_0551.JPG IMG_0552.JPG IMG_0553.JPG IMG_0554.JPG IMG_0555.JPG IMG_0558.JPG IMG_0559.JPG IMG_0560.JPG , some are just about new and one is brand new still sealed.
I wanted a few back ups and a couple, styles/models, that I always wanted to try. .0005" and .0001" and a mint B&S back plunger .001" with extra contact points.
 

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Went to a monthly auction, never know what they will have. Picked up an inside and outside mic and magnetic indicator base and indicator, all Fowler brand. Not Starrett or B&S, but for $25 for all three.
I am going to swap out an old clunky base for the fowler. I have an LED light I want to put the magnet base on. LED light looks like it is all crimped together, came from Lowes.
Jeff
 

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Sold some more Erector sets and parts on eBay. Money was burning a hole in my pocket so splurged on a few things. Love it when the postman drives up our driveway with boxes!...............
I thought I was bad about waiting for the mail lady to show up with boxes:fat:
 

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In anticipation of gradually decreasing lifting capacity I bought myself this lift trolley -
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It allows me to move, and raise to 1.2m a 100Kg load
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Finally I should be able to lift my bench top injection moulding machine onto the top of the bench ;-)
 

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Few more on-line pick ups. First is the ever popular mister destined for the Bridgeport CNC mill. There are at least two styles of these units out there, one with, one without a check valve on the liquid suction line (might be other differences too). This style can be had from a US importer off eBay for around $20.

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Picked up some more pivot table clamps for my Bridgeport from Shars
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Impulse buy on eBay for a Starrett 196A5Z rear-plunger indicator. Frankly, don't have an intended use yet and don't know where/how it's used. Have a picture from Google showing one of its uses. Just couldn't pass up the Buy It Now for $30 shipped . . . Need to drop in the proper snug to make it complete, time to dig through the spare parts drawer.

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Google image of the 196 in use
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Bruce
 

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Few more on-line pick ups. First is the ever popular mister destined for the Bridgeport CNC mill. There are at least two styles of these units out there, one with, one without a check valve on the liquid suction line (might be other differences too). This style can be had from a US importer off eBay for around $20.

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Picked up some more pivot table clamps for my Bridgeport from Shars
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Impulse buy on eBay for a Starrett 196A5Z rear-plunger indicator. Frankly, don't have an intended use yet and don't know where/how it's used. Have a picture from Google showing one of its uses. Just couldn't pass up the Buy It Now for $30 shipped . . . Need to drop in the proper snug to make it complete, time to dig through the spare parts drawer.

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Bruce
Hey Bruce I saw your pivot clamps and thought I was looking at some rocker arm assemblies Sorry Then I came to thinking me being a diesel mechanic I Recon they could be made from some old rocker assemblies out of some Diesel engines ,Just a thought for anyone on a tight budget .
 

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Few more on-line pick ups.
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Impulse buy on eBay for a Starrett 196A5Z rear-plunger indicator. Frankly, don't have an intended use yet and don't know where/how it's used.
I bought my 196A5Z back in the mid '70s, when I had a Yamaha 350. Added a ~2 ½" length of ¼" aluminum rod to the little thread adapter and used it to find TDC on the cylinders thru the spark plug holes, making it easier to set the timing of the points. It was the first precision tool I ever bought. Served me well for several years. I still have it, but don't use it nearly as frequently any more.

Just had a thought - might be useful for tramming a mill - at least for the initial ±.001". The up-facing dial would be a lot easier to see than the usual dial indicator as it's swept around.
 

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Today i went and visited a few flea markets, did lot of walking and bought those two old power generators, i've had very bad luck with new generators they are not build like they used to. On a different flea market i bought those to 3 phase switches, they are known for their reliability but i never know when i'll need one, so they'll go in the spare drawer, on the way back i also stopped and bought some more square steel to continue my tool post grinder build.
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I went to the shopping mall and while waiting for my girlfriend I bought Machinist Workshop and Homeshop machinist magazine. I’ll probably a regular reader. There’s plenty of interesting projects and advertised stuff to buy for reasonable price. Unfortunately I’m not in USA ...
 
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