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  1. Courierdog

    retiring to machinist

    As with any Appliance, Ontario or elsewhere in Canada. If the appliance is Plugged in to a receptical rather than hard wired it is considered not a permanent part of the structure. ie a stove a refrigerator, a freezer a washer. A dryer because of the Vent May be classified different in terms of...
  2. Courierdog

    Cx701 lathe report

    I worked on High Power Transmitters and many of the high voltage capacitors had a very toxic oil in them. You did not want to be around when one developed a leak or worse when one exploded. Getting a dose of the oil in a gas state was fatal. I had to pull on a person when it happened and please...
  3. Courierdog

    CX601 Milling Machine

    I had another look. I would suggest a different approach to the actual lifting method. 1. and electric Winch 2. a chain fall 3. a block and tackle using as many pulleys as required to make the lifting weight manageable with Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
  4. Courierdog

    CX601 Milling Machine

    Brian: Here is what you need. Mini Shop Crane https://www.homemadetools.net/forum/mini-shop-crane-84270? Or it at least it looks interesting and for a person of your talents, I would suggest pneumatic tires to make it easier moving around the shop and out to the truck. The part I like is you...
  5. Courierdog

    Cx701 lathe report

    Calgary to Bellingham, WA 11 hr 3 min (943.0 km)
  6. Courierdog

    CX601 Milling Machine

    Ok! I t now time to turn it back to Brian, to continue his saga of the CX601. The Machine CX601 is a good machine for the money spent. Yes there are some weak points, which if were reported back to the manufactures would be fixed in due course. Those dealers who have a direct link to the company...
  7. Courierdog

    CX601 Milling Machine

    Craig: I think you are missing the point that most of use understand. Brian is a gentleman, and has the luxury of being able to drive to Toronto from Barrie. There are more of us out in the "Left Overshoe" of Canada who while we may live near a city that happens to have a BusyBeeTools outlet. As...
  8. Courierdog

    CX601 Milling Machine

    Linz Good to hear you are close by, I am in Edmonton. I agree that some of the Edmonton Staff are not as caring as they should be, when it comes to returning calls ETC, this was why I ended up purchasing from the Little Machine Shop in California who as far as I am concerned provides excellent...
  9. Courierdog

    retiring to machinist

    That is Rich! The caution is there are people in this world who should never be permitted to touch a screw driver, I can name a few people in my past. There those who are a total menace with a wrench in their hand. In my heart I can agree with what you say and have had to fix the work of the...
  10. Courierdog

    retiring to machinist

    Now you have engiaguaged the male side of the brain. I think you had better speak with" she who must be obeyed" first before you insure injury. just teasing. There are just so many thing are possible at the design phase of a new home that far to many people dismiss or never consider and then...
  11. Courierdog

    Lathes

    I fully concur with this statement in Canada the BusyBeeTool CX701 and CX601 would be a wise choice and also if possible have the DRO installed by BusyBeeTools,I do suggest the DroPro Version as it has had the least complaints of any DRO I have been reviewing. Buy the complete recommended...
  12. Courierdog

    retiring to machinist

    Well also living in Canada, I am a fan of the Basement Workshop. A we'll thought out entrance for easy machine access using lift devices, is possible. Having a folding Machine Hoist, Hydraulic lift Dolly, Simple Block and Tackle and roof/ceiling mount lifting points Keeping a Garage or outside...
  13. Courierdog

    retiring to machinist

    mrbugbums If you are considering building New, ensure Bell provide Fibre to your location, you will never regret having a fibre connection. Ensure every room has at lease one Ethernet connection preferably 2 on opposite sides of the room Ensure the Work Shop has at leas one 220 outlet and...
  14. Courierdog

    Lathes

    For me some of the older external belt driven lathes have an astethetics value that has to be seen to be appreciated. It is not that they were better or more accurate, It is just they recall a time in our history.
  15. Courierdog

    Lathes

    To digress, If I had the time and expertise, I would like to find and obtain an older South Bend Lathe with was run from a central Overhead Shaft. The older units of the Shop Central Shaft Driven systems were a marvel of engineering. I am sure a paint to maintain and a safety hazard which...
  16. Courierdog

    Lathes

    I have to use the magnifying lens on the Tormek Jig to align the drill bit. having both facets the same does make a difference.. I have friends who just apply more pressure on the drill, ugh I think I am spoiled now that I have learned how to sharpen my drill bits all with a 4 facet point. I...
  17. Courierdog

    Lathes

    Ron Lunsford I remember well the things we did to new apprentices, not all was truly instructive, while learning to sharpen drill bits free hand can get a person by and is fast, I much prefer my Tormek DBS-22 jig. Not only is it accurate, it is quick to setup, simple to use, most of all...
  18. Courierdog

    Lathes

    Look up the Dormer Precision Drill index. look up the price in the 1970's vs now. This is why som many of us now buy direct from China. The local distributor usually gets it from his supplier in the US, all this adds to the cost of the item. However buying direct assumes you do all the research...
  19. Courierdog

    Lathes

    Norman: While it may not require a high degree of accuracy Gay suggest several stages of enlarging each and every hole. instead of just just throwing them on the drill press and drilling out the holes. In Fact all his centre holes he chucks up the work piece in the lathe and drills out each hole...
  20. Courierdog

    Lathes

    Now you are talking, I just love my tormek with the DBS-22. My dormer index bought back in the seventies cost $53 which I thought was a lot of money. Now the same set starts at $250. these bits sharpened in the Tormek are better than new. I bought this jig as I have a lot of precision drilling...
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