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  1. LenVW

    parallels

    Hey my golfing buddy is a Memorial Graduate from Bell Isle.
  2. LenVW

    Y'all like big lathes...Here's one in Victoria BC $500

    If you need more info . . . Contact - Jeff Gosling at ‘Vintagemachinery.org’ He is a very interesting and knowledgeable historian.
  3. LenVW

    DavidR8's shop shenanigans

    You never know what you will find in old houses. When we bought our first house in Stratford, ON . . . we tore out all the original lath & plaster so that we could re-wire and insulate and found a newspaper from 1936 In the attic.
  4. LenVW

    parallels

    Baddeck and the Alexander Graham Bell Museum is the highlight for the inventors out there. Lots of records and displays about his hydroplanes and speed tests on Bras de Or. Bell‘s original home sits on a hill overlooking the lake.
  5. LenVW

    DavidR8's shop shenanigans

    Good work David !! It is really nice when you hobby can pay for itself.
  6. LenVW

    parallels

    I you need more info @Tecnico. Just PM me. We are getting away of the ‘Parallels’.
  7. LenVW

    Y'all like big lathes...Here's one in Victoria BC $500

    John Lang & Sons Johnstone, Scotland, U.K. Manufacturer Class: Metal Working Machinery History Last Modified: Feb 27 2020 11:43PM by Jeff_Joslin If you have information to add to this entry, please contact the Site Historian. Manufactured Metalworking Machinery Here is a little more info...
  8. LenVW

    parallels

    It is about a 3 hour hike from the parking lot near East Lake & #103 Hwy. The toughest is the last 100 yards where you have to climb the side of the rock plateau. Your reward is the view of the entire Aspotogan Penninsula.
  9. LenVW

    parallels

    We rented a renovated home on the Cove at Aspotogan. Nice sheltered inlet, about 5 miles across the water from Peggy’s Cove and Bayswater Beach was a mile away. We were at Deep Cove, NS, in 2015 where we took in alot of Halifax, Lunenburg and the Bay of Fundy. Even climbed to the top of Castle...
  10. LenVW

    parallels

    We were just out on the Aspotogan Penninsula for a week of holidays. I like the East Coast, beautiful and nice mix of people. :)
  11. LenVW

    R8 collets

    Eric, There are lots of mini-mill model ‘numbers’ available that capable of precise machining with the proper cutter tooling. The R8 spindle is fairly common for a range of cutters. Commercial T&D shops have ‘full size’ knee mills (5hp, 9 x 40” tables, etc). Unfortunately, these ‘full size’...
  12. LenVW

    School board auction, Oakville ON

    The surface grinder is a pretty good deal . . . If the mechanics and slides are in good shape. I would think these school units would be in good shape, at least the machines in my high school courses were gently used and well maintained.
  13. LenVW

    parallels

    What area are you located in Dave ? You had a question about the threaded end mills awhile ago.
  14. LenVW

    Hello from Aurora

    Welcome . . . I apprenticed as a machinist in the 1980s, but I soon found out that I wanted to do more. I went back to school for Machinery Design and spent co-op work-terms at Kellogg’s Engineering in London, Ontario. Following the completion of Project 2000, I was recruited by a company in...
  15. LenVW

    Ahoy there from Sault Ste Marie Ontario.

    Welcome from Kitchener, Ontario. I have been around machine shops for the last 35 years. I was apprenticing as a general machinist with Ex-Cell-O from 1980-84 when the recession hit. I went back to school to study machinery design and project management. My ‘old’ machinist toolbox has dozens of...
  16. LenVW

    DavidR8's shop shenanigans

    Those Engineered Trusses are excellent, their laminated construction increases their cross-sectional modulus value for better load bearing applications. There is also better long-term protection from deterioration due to humidity and insects because of the inter layer bonding used.
  17. LenVW

    School board auction, Oakville ON

    Thanks for keeping an eye out there Craig !! Sometimes . . . good deals slip by before we have time to research them.
  18. LenVW

    WEN 123 Blocks - Sale

    Now that I will have the 1-2-3 Blocks . . . I am going to get that fastener set that ‘Stumpy Nubs‘ has to go with them !!
  19. LenVW

    WEN 123 Blocks - Sale

    Can you still get them from Amazon ?
  20. LenVW

    WEN 123 Blocks - Sale

    WEN 3 in. x 2 in. x 1 in. Steel-Hardened Precision 1-2-3-Gauge Blocks (2-Pack) Model # 10423|Store SKU # 1001660483 $23.98 / each https://www.homedepot.ca/product/wen-3-in-x-2-in-x-1-in-steel-hardened-precision-1-2-3-gauge-blocks-2-pack-/1001660483 Ordered a set on Saturday. Due this week at...
  21. LenVW

    parallels

    I recently saw the news story about the ‘rig’ that clipped the Garden Avenue overpass in Brantford, Ontario. The collision caused the closure of the 403 for several hours so that structural engineers could access the damage to the overpass. Do all of these structures have a designed ’crash...
  22. LenVW

    parallels

    You were lucky @RobinHood . When I was going through school we had to learn Imperial and Metric. The conversion calculator and factors were always in use (.03937” = 1 mm). And then they thru French in there as well as Dutch, German, Spanish, Norwegian, . . .
  23. LenVW

    DavidR8's shop shenanigans

    Be careful with those set screws. They can create concentrated stress points in the blade and lead to cracks. I would hate to hear about you guys on the news.
  24. LenVW

    DavidR8's shop shenanigans

    @Susquatch there are all kinds of fabric buildings for sale that are big enough to be accommodate a semi-truck or farm tractors. I thought you were looking for something more formidable like cement block or pole barn. BTW Tell your wife that both my grandfathers died with a full head of hair...
  25. LenVW

    R8 collets

    Look at the . . . “About this item” Made of hardened, high grade tool steel Precision ground to close tolerance Internal thread is 7/16"-20 Includes 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 18, and 20mm
  26. LenVW

    R8 collets

    Eric, Here is set of R8 collets that I posted on Saturday. Drawbar is 7/16”-20 Metric Bores. Amazon has the whole set on for $102.00 Brand HHIP Material Steel Included components Round Collet Set About this item Made of hardened, high grade tool steel Precision ground to close...
  27. LenVW

    Power feed

    I hear ya Rick. Even a 1” Dual Carbide Insert leaves you with a much better finish for less than $65.
  28. LenVW

    Machinist Tool Box $60 Mississauga

    That is my exact machinist toolbox. 40 years old and I am still finding a use for it.
  29. LenVW

    R8 collets

    If you want to browse, these are Metric collets...
  30. LenVW

    R8 collets

    Eric, BusyBee has a good selection of R8 collets at it’s Toronto stores. I bought a few for my Mini-Mill up to 3/4” - $12/ea.
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