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  1. ShopShoe

    FLASH Player Update Notices.

    I am having problems navigating the forums this morning because I am gettig multiple instances of notices to update Flash Player (" to listen to audio files...") I am using a Mac, OS 10.15.7, Safari 14.0. When I check my system myself, no updates are listed as needed. According to Adobe...
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    Query Redirect on Login with Mac

    Mac OS 10.14.6 Safari 13.0.1 October 5, 2019 Approx 09:00 Central Time On trying to log in to HMEM, on clicking the login link (maybe just very near to it) Got a popup teling me to update various things by clicking links in that message. Sometimes Flash, sometimes other things I am not...
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    Lathe Alignment

    I just posted my opinion on another thread regarding sorting out a problem with a lathe. Now I feel the ball is in my court to provide input to those who may be stymied by such an issue. I know there are accepted reference works out there and many sources for problem solving. I have Connelly...
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    The Forum is Logging Me Out

    This Morning I Logged in to read a day's worth of posts and started replying to a few. After posting replies to a couple, I clicked "back" to go out to the forum and found I had to log back in. As I continues to read posts, I found I had to keep logging back in periodically. I "thought" I saw...
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    Mini-Lathe site in trouble

    I just noticed today that Frank Hoose put up a notice on 8-03-2018 that the Premium Content and YouTube channel are not providing enough income and that he is looking for other means to reduce cost or get support. I interpret this to mean that perhaps the site will change or be lost. I don't...
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    Gift of Model Plane Engines

    Several weeks ago I got a call from my favorite Uncle who has been flying model planes since the 1940s. "Would you be interested in some model airplane engines? It breaks my heart but my hands have so much arthritis that I can't handle the small parts any more. If you want some, I'll send...
  7. ShopShoe

    Easy Moving a 12 x 18 Surface Plate

    When got a 9 x 12 surface plate, I made a box to keep it dust-free and found it easy to move around the shop. Over the last year, I kept wishing I had a 12 x 18 stone and finally bought one, despite the high shipping cost. In my multi-purpose shop, there is no location where it can live...
  8. ShopShoe

    DRO scales

    One of my shop improvement plans is the dream of a 3-axis DRO installed on my mill (Grizzly G0463 / X-3.) I tried one of the inexpensive iGaging units a few years ago and was disappointed that it often acted erratically, like the readout jumping hundreds of units with no rhyme or reason. It...
  9. ShopShoe

    Security Alert on Login

    For the last three days on logging in here I get a security alert regarding "ads.p.veruta.com" I cancel the alert and continue. I scanned my computer after the first instance and don't seem to have any bad stuff on my machine. I am guessing this might have something to do with...
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    FYI TV Program of interest

    Last night I accidently came across the first program in the series "Ultimate Restorations." The program followed the restoration of the steam yacht Cangarda in San Francisco. Ships and boats are not my main interest, but I certainly appreciate the craftsmanship and design involved. The...
  11. ShopShoe

    Question for Electronics and Car Guys

    Question for Electronics and Car Guys I'm rewinding a fuel-level sensor for a 1968 Saab and I need a form for the coil. the original appears to me to be phenolic common to that era. I tried PTFE (teflon), but it is not working out well. Can anyone suggest a material that might be better...
  12. ShopShoe

    Improving a Cheap Arbor Press and Adding Tapping Feature

    This idea for this project began as I was looking through the Harbor Freight flyer and saw that the arbor presses were on sale. So far I have had little, but rare occasional need for one. The same can be said of a tapping stand: only once in a while, but could be useful for really small threads...
  13. ShopShoe

    Elmer 33 - 1 and 1 plus

    Back in April I first thought about building Elmer Verburg's No. 33 Mill Engine at 150 percent size, so that it would be a little larger with about a 4.5-inch. flywheel. Once that decision was made, I sat down with the drawings from john-tom.com and starting planning. I had forgotten that Elmer...
  14. ShopShoe

    Machine Tool Gearbox Maintenance Question

    Reading mikbul's postings regarding his Southbend 8K and coming to gambit_mb's need to clean out his headstock gearbox raises some questions for me. Gambit is going to wash out his gearbox with WD-40 and then relube with 20W motor oil (USA), which he can get locally. I wonder if WD-40 is...
  15. ShopShoe

    New Thread - Metric Design

    Good Morning All, As I browse my way through the forum I see so many discussions regarding metric plans and practices. I have no problems with metric and can interpret and redesign so as to make something in my shop. After all, I am a hobbiest and usually what I make is a one-off or somethng...
  16. ShopShoe

    Ancient Computer on PBS NOVA

    Watched this program last night on my local PBS station. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/ancient/ancient-computer.html Incredible engineering by ancient Greeks, possibly Archimedes. Engineer (Multiple-interest guy like us) in Britain re-engineered it: Fascinating use of sliding slot/pin gear...
  17. ShopShoe

    Photos and Watermarks and Etiquette and Policy

    I have reached the point where I am considering adding a watermark to the photos I post here. My understanding is that I retain rights to my photos, but that HMEM also gets rights to all of them that are posted here: I have no problem with this as I can always control what I decide to post. I...
  18. ShopShoe

    Gus's quote of the day

    "Accidents happen with complacency." I try to remember that every time I set foot in the shop or work on anything. Needs to be safety rule number one. I saw this thought worded differently. I was looking at a wonderfully restored Piper Cub at an air show and the owner had a large, engraved...
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    Cheap Hydraulic Jacks

    Over the years I've bought several hydraulic bottle jacks and floor jacks, used them heavily ----- then they start to leak and I get a little more use out of them by adding oil -- then I take them apart and see if anything can be done (Nothing - can't find the right o-rings) and I end up just...
  20. ShopShoe

    Turning Retaining Ring Grooves

    I have made shafts that need a retaining ring to secure them. To turn the groove for the ring I have ground HSS toolbits for the purpose using a Dremel tool. These work OK, but I started wondering if there's a better way. BTW, this is only an occasional thing, so a rare and expensive special bit...
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