Sadly, they seem to be the new normal. The ones with the six speeds are so high geared that we rarely get them out of fourth gear, and never out of fifth..... Damn blood pressure is starting to climb just thinking about it.....I would refuse to drive an auto class 8....you surrender 1/2 your control instantly!!
Damn thing turns so tight that the inside rear wheels almost pivot in place, and I can jackknife the 18' equipment trailer while going forward. Lol.Handier than a shirt pocket for a bobcat bizniss
Two years ago when the town of Lytton burnt to the ground we had set a record of over 50 degrees celsius. I believe it was 52 in Lytton when the fire started, the town was basically gone within the hour. It's been almost two years since the fire and people are still waiting to get back on their land to start rebuilding. Now the insurance company's are threatening to close many claims because they had 2 years to rebuild...... Insanity at it's finest....Ditto. I can dress against the cold. I can't undress enough against the heat.
....... Welp, I thought that black torque rod was going to make a great counter shaft for the drive on my little shaper, so to the bandsaw I went, singing to myself "she'll be shaping around the corner when she comes...." Off came the ends, center drilled and between centers it went, woo hoo....View attachment 31229
I have a couple projects in mind, so a little bit of dumpster diving was in order... Those bent 3" round bars with the holes are the mounting posts for the belly plows on the local plow trucks. Bending those really wakes a driver up..... my thoughts on those are levelling feet...... Just a few side projects between here and there.
Well...... Talk about a sticky, gooey, interspersed with hard chunks, piece of crap that was, carbide, hss, more hss, faster, slower, more feed, less feed, try stiffer lathe, no love, more chatter than a quilting bee at the old folks home.....
I can chuckle about it today, bbbut yyyyessssttttteeerrrddaaaayyy I wwwas a lllitttllle ppisssedd with the chchchatter.That was funny! Especially the quilting bee!
Had a buddy drop by yesterday. I showed him my new Starrett Tap Handles. He looked at me like I was CRAZY! Other than the fact that I really am Crazy, I figured it would be a good test of my own decisions to let him tap a few holes. I chose 1/4-20 cuz I have lots of spare taps. He is a bricklayer and isn't exactly a gentle fellow.
He proudly tapped one hole with a KBC holder (not the worst of my handles) - only stopped a half dozen times to tighten it. Did a good job without a guide too. I was impressed. Then I handed him the Starrett to tap the other hole with. You could literally see the smile on his face growing as he cranked that handle.
I made a good decision. He understood it.
Want some "damn international" tap handles to make stuff with?
About an hour and a half from my house.... If you get out this way again let me know... I'm usually down for a little roadtrip, and the little lady is always happy to see my taillights disappearing into the distance for a while. (I've been hanging around here long enough that I am sure most of you understand)
That run was 4-5 years ago, I was heading from Edmonton to Chilliwack, then points further south in the USA. I wanted to see Hells Gate and one road is as good as the nextAbout an hour and a half from my house.... If you get out this way again let me know... I'm usually down for a little roadtrip, and the little lady is always happy to see my taillights disappearing into the distance for a while. (I've been hanging around here long enough that I am sure most of you understand)