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As some of you know, I have wanted to stop managing H-M for some time.
It's a tremendous strain on my personal life. I want to set up my own shop.
In September, September 15, to be exact, it will be 8 years that Hobby-Machinist has been in existence.
We've seen a lot of changes. In March, 4 moderators left to start their own site.
They took some of you with them. So now you have split loyalties. You know who you are.
They didn't like my way of managing this place, and thought they could do better without me.
They didn't. The only thing holding them together is that they hate me.
Their site was down until mid July. That is why I wanted to stay involved on here until they could learn to run this place. But they wanted me to leave right away, without the training part.
Anyway, I have been training VTCNC to run things here. Dabbler is going to learn too.
I feel that they are ready to start taking over the operation.
I will be here to help in case they need, but I don't think they will.
Tony Wells is and will be here also to consult with.
I will be doing backups, upgrades, and installing addons.
Other than that, I don't want to know about this place.
What about the 4 moderators who were disloyal?
I don't care. It isn't my call anymore.
I would think that, rather than fumble, they ought to come back and do good work.
That's up to them. If they want to return to try to lead more members to their site, I am done caring.
I suffered too much aggravation worrying about it. I don't plan to spend any more.
What they do impacts on them. I have my own opinions including those of you who followed them there.
No longer my problem.
I am leaving this place in good operating condition, and financial condition.
I have a lot of things on wheels too, and what I don't have on wheels I built bases that I can run my pallet jack under to move around. It's nice to be able to move things when ya buy something else for the shop.
David so far I am very happy with the cut. I am working on setting up a new coolant system with a 5 gallon tank. After I get done with that I am going to give her a good tune up. It looks like there are several ways to adjust the tracking.
I wait for the discounts----- free shipping is easy-----last order I got 20% off. The best I have seen rescently is 10% and free shipping.
So on the bandsaw blades ---mine would run me about $20.00 per to my front door---they are 11' 6" long by 3/4 wide---10 tip
Did you build that stand, or did it come that way when you adopted it? I saw a great little stand made from an inexpensive 2 drawer file cabinet, and just happen to have one floating round the shop, so either a stand like yours or repeurpose the file cabinet and see how that does. I could put the pump and resevoir in the top drawer, spare blades, belts and special tools in the bottom. Hmmmmm, looks like another project on the horizon. The list keeps getting longer, and I am getting lazier i guess. The list is well onto the second page and I'm still at the top of the first.... Oh well, job security, wait!!! I'm supposed to be retired what happened to slippers and a pipe??? Crap, missed the memo on that.
I like wheels. I gotta get some good wheels on my plasma table to move it around or outside when I need to. This is what I have going on in all 4 corners just some adjusters to level it out.
I want to put some kind of simple cam/lever action on each corner to raise and lower the wheels when I need to, and then just drop it back down on the adjusters. The table probably weighs close to 400lbs, 100lbs per corner. Anybody have a design idea for the lever action raise/lower mechanism for the wheels??
I kinda have to do the opposite. I need the wheels to pick the legs off the floor for movement. I need seperate height adjustments on all4 corners when its parked. Its pretty critical to the correct alignment of the axis that the table be perfecly level when its in operation. Are the heighte adlustable on those?
That was my biggest complaint with the HF bandsaw. The stock stand is too flimsy and makes the saw prone to fall over. Dumped it the first day and had to replace the run cap and repair the cover to use it the first time. Boy was I ever ******. Ah well, live and learn I always say. That is definately a tough and stable stand so you can set it up and walk away and not worry about finding it layed over in the middle of the shop. That would suck big time. Thanks for the pics. Did you post the materials list too? That would help others to emulate your design and create one of their own too. Thanks!!!
My garage floor isn't the greatest. It can vary 1" on the length of that machine because theres a drain in the floor. The other consideration, is that when the x and y are accelerating, it'll jostle the machine considerably when its on casters.
I used to have this upright piano moving apparatus, once strapped to the piano, you could step on a bar that would raise the piano by levering the casters under the dolly. It was a slick simple setup. We used it to move stoves, refrigerators.etc...
10 mins later: I called my brother and he still has them. Either I'm gonna cannibalize it or copy the idea for the plasma table. I'll post pictures of it when i get it.
You gotta check out this website. They have every type of caster imaginable. Prices aint bad either, especially if your looking for something unusual. I just ordered these for the plasma table. I think they'll do the job. They'll screw right into the 1/2-13 thread in place of the adjusters so I can still level the table. The wheel locks not only lock the wheel but they also lock the swivel at the same time, which should keep the table from jostling around when it's in operation... I'm gonna tack weld some little arms to the bottom of the stem so i can easily adjust the height by rotating the stem up/down into the the table leg. I think this is gonna work just dandy.