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Lil Foot

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1979 B7100DT Gear, Nissan Hanix N150-2 Excavator
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For an upcoming project, I needed to cut a large (23 3/4") disc from 1/2" UHMW.
My ancient Atlas bandsaw was not big enough for the task, so, first, I made an extension table for it out of some repurposed/recycled 1/2" aluminum.
Then I drilled & tapped it for a shoulder bolt located at the radius of the disc.
Then it was a simple matter to drill the center of the stock for the shoulder bolt, mount a 1/4" x 14 tooth blade, & saw the circle out.
I finished the disc with a 4 1/4" center hole cut on the mill with a trepanning flycutter.

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Obstreperous

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I want that old Haas!!! How muxh of the 30HP RPC does it consume?

Dan
I'm pretty much at my limit. I have room in the three phase panel but it would pop the single phase breaker for the converter or 3 phase panel, maybe both if I added more breakers.
Unfortunately my new house already had a 200 amp panel or I would have got a 400 amp panel. 100 amps runs the house with two air conditioners and an all electric house in the AZ desert. 100 amps goes to a single phase panel in the garage. There are two 80 breakers, one for the converter and one for the 3 phase panel for the machines. Also a 30 amp compressor and 20 amp breaker for the mini split air conditioner. The three phase panel has one 30 amp breaker for the Haas and 15 amp for the mill. It sounds like it would be overloaded but I have run all machines and air conditioners at the same time when it was 120 degrees and never popped a breaker in almost 5 years.
 

RCW

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BX2360, FEL, MMM, BX2750D snowblower. 1953 Minneapolis Moline ZAU
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This is not what @Lil Foot had in mind but didn’t want to start a thread.

Had to pull some nails in the house and closest hammer was my grandfather’s Estwing leather handle 12 oz Rip Hammer.

He was born 1911. Have no idea of the hammer’s age but guess 70 years give or take.

Has a special place in my garage.

Posted similar picture years ago. That thing has driven 1,000’s of fence staples.

I used to use the claw to cut baler twine before I was allowed to carry a jackknife (4-5 years old).

Still worked like a charm. Can feel his hand’s wear in the leather handle.

Brought up more emotions than I expected…..😳

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DustyRusty

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2020 BX23S, BX2822 Snowblower, Curtis Deluxe Cab,
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I'd post a picture of my garage, but I am out of Polorid film for my camera. The only thing that I will admit to is that I got a call from "Got Junk" asking if they could use my garage for a future television commercial. I told them that they didn't have enough trucks to take everything away. I pride myself on knowing what is in there and where it is until I have help trying to help me reorganize it to gain more room. When I feel up to it, I list larger items on Craigslist or Marketplace and hope to sell them. Sometimes I get a response and other times not so much.
 

Lil Foot

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RCW- I love estwing tools, although mine are all the newer plastic handles.
Old thread:

I've even added a couple more since then. :)
 
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RCW

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RCW- I love estwing tools, although mine are all the newer plastic handles.
Old thread:

I've even added a couple more since then. :)
I’d forgotten about that thread. I contributed but also have a hatchet and camp axe. 👍

I think you or someone else also had an old tools thread that was neat.

Your Shop and Equipment was easier for me to find as I’m enamored with all of the metal-working machines you guys have.

My apologies for the detour. Back to your regularly scheduled program ….
 
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fried1765

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Kubota L48 TLB, Ford 1920 FEL, Ford 8N, SCAG Liberty Z, Gravely Pro.
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I'd post a picture of my garage, but I am out of Polorid film for my camera. The only thing that I will admit to is that I got a call from "Got Junk" asking if they could use my garage for a future television commercial. I told them that they didn't have enough trucks to take everything away. I pride myself on knowing what is in there and where it is until I have help trying to help me reorganize it to gain more room. When I feel up to it, I list larger items on Craigslist or Marketplace and hope to sell them. Sometimes I get a response and other times not so much.
DITTO !!!!
 

BXHoosier

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Wired the mill using a VFD (Variable Frequency Drive) to get 3-phase power. It ran fine but the head was a little noisy. The plastic bushings and key in the variable speed pulley were worn causing the pulley to rattle. I epoxied new bushings into the pulley and made a new bronze key. Today, I got the mill back together and it’s much quieter.

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I set up a couple of toolboxes on a table in front of the mill.

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Lil Foot

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Was up in the high country for the holiday weekend (and several days before & after) and picked up this pile of tools/supplies at a garage sale.
Angle plate, 3x4x6 blocks, v-block, toolmakers vise, 1" R8 arbor & cutter, 7 R8 collets, 8 5C collets, 1" collet holder arbor w/11 collets., c"drill set, box of machine knobs, 3 diamond grinding wheel dresser, set of two tapered cutters w/lube, a bunch of angle blocks, hose clamp assortment, 10-24 SS screw assortment, a goofy radius grinding fixture (3rd from left, top row), 2" combo Superrench, 3" 6 insert cutter w/R8 shank, and the gold nugget of the lot, an actual Wahlhaupter boring head.
Some of it is new, some of it is rusty, all of it is dirty, like someone sprayed it all with oil & then stored it in a dusty environment.
I will clean it up as I get time.
Bought it all for $20. :)

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Lil Foot

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Having recently pulled the hydraulic pump from my tractor showed me that the gasket scraper I had on hand in the high country was dull, dull, dull.

It was a little large & awkward for the Baldor alox/diamond tool grinder conventionally, and freehand was not going to yield the results I was looking for.

So I got outside the box and used this setup to get a straight, even, precise edge.(y)

The left side of the grind looks burned blue, but it is not, just shadowing.

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bird dogger

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Having recently pulled the hydraulic pump from my tractor showed me that the gasket scraper I had on hand in the high country was dull, dull, dull.

It was a little large & awkward for the Baldor alox/diamond tool grinder conventionally, and freehand was not going to yield the results I was looking for.

So I got outside the box and used this setup to get a straight, even, precise edge.(y)

The left side of the grind looks burned blue, but it is not, just shadowing.

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I like that!! Simple, neat and accurate!
 
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RCW

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Was up in the high country for the holiday weekend (and several days before & after) and picked up this pile of tools/supplies at a garage sale.
Angle plate, 3x4x6 blocks, v-block, toolmakers vise, 1" R8 arbor & cutter, 7 R8 collets, 8 5C collets, 1" collet holder arbor w/11 collets., c"drill set, box of machine knobs, 3 diamond grinding wheel dresser, set of two tapered cutters w/lube, a bunch of angle blocks, hose clamp assortment, 10-24 SS screw assortment, a goofy radius grinding fixture (3rd from left, top row), 2" combo Superrench, 3" 6 insert cutter w/R8 shank, and the gold nugget of the lot, an actual Wahlhaupter boring head.
Some of it is new, some of it is rusty, all of it is dirty, like someone sprayed it all with oil & then stored it in a dusty environment.
I will clean it up as I get time.
Bought it all for $20. :)

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Bill - showing my ignorance (per the Mrs., comes easy for me 😉), I haven’t a clue what most of that stuff is.

I do know a Combination Wrench!

Given your high level of expertise, I’m sure your $20 was “well spent….”🧐 You’ve found other really cool stuff at garage sales.

Great find for someone that knows what he’s looking at. Several OTT members come to mind that know what you found as well.

Glad you found it!
 
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BXHoosier

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Was up in the high country for the holiday weekend (and several days before & after) and picked up this pile of tools/supplies at a garage sale.
Angle plate, 3x4x6 blocks, v-block, toolmakers vise, 1" R8 arbor & cutter, 7 R8 collets, 8 5C collets, 1" collet holder arbor w/11 collets., c"drill set, box of machine knobs, 3 diamond grinding wheel dresser, set of two tapered cutters w/lube, a bunch of angle blocks, hose clamp assortment, 10-24 SS screw assortment, a goofy radius grinding fixture (3rd from left, top row), 2" combo Superrench, 3" 6 insert cutter w/R8 shank, and the gold nugget of the lot, an actual Wahlhaupter boring head.
Some of it is new, some of it is rusty, all of it is dirty, like someone sprayed it all with oil & then stored it in a dusty environment.
I will clean it up as I get time.
Bought it all for $20. :)

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Great haul! That boring head alone is easily worth 10X what you paid for the lot.
 
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Lil Foot

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Thanks gentlemen!
Years ago (30+?) I bought a used (but complete) Wahlhaupter boring head for my shop at work and paid near $3000.
This one is missing the metric Allen wrenches, some wrenches, the set of split bushings (for different size boring bars) an arbor, some boring bar holders, and the fancy wooden case- but I think I can muddle through.
I think I have every thing I need except the arbor, but I have to dig through the parts stash to confirm.

What many people don't realize about this head is that it also generates; it does facing operations like spot facing.
Jump to 12:50 for generation/facing.
 
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