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    Trlvn's basement shop planning

    Jealous of all your space!
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    Checking out the Happy Vise

    For anyone else that's interested, Markham Industry (also in Pickering) has the King 6" Swivel for $200 until end of year. I just ordered this but it's a few months wait for them to get one from King. https://markham-industrial.com/specials/
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    Checking out the Happy Vise

    Thanks for the review. I was tempted by this Happy vise as well. I'm just starting out and honestly just can't find myself spending $1000 on a vise as just a hobby to start. Maybe if I can make some money down the road things can change.
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    Bridgeport Project

    Mine is getting the bearings off the vari-disc assembly which requires a very thin and curved jaw tip to access. You had a different situation/bearing what I saw in your posts, but maybe I missed it! Will look again once I get back from my week of backcountry. Hopefully it won't be too humid in...
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    Bridgeport Project

    I saw those and they are quite spendy! My neighbor helped me rig up a tool with a 1/4 plate I had. I haven't had a chance to use it as I need to first figure out how to pull the metal sleeves and slide the spindle back into the housing to get leverage. I don't think I need pin spanners other...
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    Apogee Folding Utility Trailer?

    I've used them many, many times for motorcycles and odd moving stuff. I take them on the road for hours across Ontario to different race tracks and never had issues. I am probably just fortunate and the Uhaul nearby just took care of them.
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    Apogee Folding Utility Trailer?

    If you are close to a Uhaul then their motrocycle tralier for $15 a day (24 hours). It's basically just like a regular open trailer but with a slot for a wheel like a choke. If you're only in need a couple times a year then it may be the most economical. Edit: Nice things about these is that...
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    Rust is the Enemy

    Well that's all too smart for me to understand but I'm sure tons of people will find your research useful! My unit has still been taken out quite a bit of water. But the humidity has his 95%! I'll see what it looks like in a week when I'm back in town but at that point the humidity will have...
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    KBC brand measuring tools?

    Yup, I have a cheapo Canadian Tire $10 caliper from years ago and I can't leave a battery in which is kinda annoying.
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    KBC brand measuring tools?

    Ahh right, that one wasn't the Absolute model. https://www.amazon.ca/Asimeto-7307563-Absolute-Accuracy-Resolution/dp/B06XTM2N65 https://www.amazon.ca/Asimeto-7307583-Absolute-Accuracy-Resolution/dp/B06XTFZGLF
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    KBC brand measuring tools?

    The 12" Asimeto is only 120$ hmmm https://www.amazon.ca/Asimeto-7307125-Digital-Accuracy-Resolution/dp/B06XTFDR9X
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    KBC brand measuring tools?

    Interesting this set is cheaper than just the mag base... I guess a good mag base paired with a so-so DI is better than the other way around!
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    Rust is the Enemy

    No plants in garage I just meant I emptied the bucket into my outdoor plants :) I think the last few days have just been -really- humid and recall seeing 80%+ on the weather reports. I've now set the unit to 50-55% and with weather easing up today the bucket has barely filled. I also caulked...
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    KBC brand measuring tools?

    I did read your thread and saw that you got the Noga and Accusize indicator. A bit tough for me to spend $200 on a mag base right now... I wasn't sure where KBC stuff falls here and figure maybe more middle ground but conflicting opinions on that...
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    KBC brand measuring tools?

    Is this KBC digital caliper worth 25$ more than the Fowler? https://www.kbctools.ca/itemdetail?itemcode=54-101-150 https://www.kbctools.ca/itemdetail?itemcode=1-815-130 At that price I'm tempted to go for the Daniu TDI and skip the KBC. I'm gonna be learning for awhile and I'll probably drop...
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    Rust is the Enemy

    There's been heat/humidity alert here over the last couple days so it's been rough. I have 10' ceiling in here that may also be it. I have a ceiling fan moving the air 24/7 as well. I watered the flowers so I'll see what the bucket looks like in the coming next few days. My garage door may have...
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    Rust is the Enemy

    It's been so humid here. I got almost a full bucket since Monday night! This is a temporary setup so my elderly father can easily access and dump the water while I'm away all of next week backcountry portaging.
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    KBC brand measuring tools?

    How good are the KBC digital calipers, dial indicators, test indicators, mag bases, etc? Will eventually need some starting tools and there's a sale now that may be worth taking advantage of. Thanks.
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    Rust is the Enemy

    I actually returned mine and got a another 35-pint one instead. I realize in my tiny garage I want to hide the compressor in dead space like behind the mill and then just run a hose to a bucket in the front that I can easily dump periodically. This is easier than trying to reach behind my mill...
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    Inexpensive drill bit set on sale.

    Reviving an old thread because I'm doing some purchase research. Any problem using 135 for "general purpose" as I understand they are typically for harder materials. Do people carry both 135 and 118 or just have one and call it a day? Thanks.