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    Looking For My Planet

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    Alpine, California
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    Blacksmithing, Hammering, Bucking, Metals, Music, Mineralogy, Elutriation, Foundry, Pottery, Panning, Shooting,7.62 x 39, 7.62 x 54, Science, Humanity, Industrial Anthropology

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  1. Changing wheels on a bench grinder

    Don't do it Jerry! our time is way too expensive for those guys to be wasting by space-time proxy. And thanks for clearing that up on your set-up - I've never seen a grinder that had to be started with a pony motor!!! Robert Taylor
  2. 2B56327E-1720-4FAC-B1AA-F5B6DF8A4D68.jpeg

    What Frosty said, I love it. A wonderful Still Life Abstraction. Robert Taylor
  3. Changing wheels on a bench grinder

    Frosty, Those were from a Landis O.D. grinder, originally, about 1.5" wide x Ø16". I have not used that large of a wheel for some years now. those pictured are slated to become wheels for a bicycle grinder. I once had a technical understanding of crush grinding, but I have misplaced the index number on that mental file cabinet. 2" x 48"?!?! Would that be 48" in circumference, or diameter? Fortunately, over the years, I have acquired the tools and methods to restore, short of loss of structural integrity, even the most badly damaged wheels, if their replacement costs were high enough to justify the re-work. Daswulf, the Cord Cap Lockout, must surely be one of the greatest inventions ever. Robert Taylor
  4. Changing wheels on a bench grinder

    Frosty, I had keep a lockout device on our main pedestal grinder until the "Aluminum Phantom" finally gave up . Tragedy of the Commons. Very interesting discussion, and I am glad to see that everyone is playing nice. It makes for an enjoyable and constructive Forum experience. For what it is worth, I grind Carbide and High Speed Steel every night. The plant runs 24/7, such that there are five Operators utilizing the equipment. Speaking from twenty-eight years of experience, I submit that the spindle upon which the wheel is mounted is problematic, especially on lower end machines. In our Junk Museum, er, ahh, Twenty-first Century Tool and Cutter department, only one of the wheels that we use runs true consistently from machine to machine, and mount to dismount (except for the surface grinder). In Grind gri la, with the 1.5" system, for example, the Wheel Adapter, or Spindle, measures 1.50000". The Wheel Arbor Hole measures 1.5003" at 68° F. Alas, this never happens, and even if it did, anyone who has attempted to assemble a .0003" fit knows, that too much coffee, et cetera, can make that task impossible. While some may want me to get to the point, it is, after all, my day off. If anyone wants to know how a "trued" wheel can suddenly, under use, become out-of-round, if asked, I will explain. But here are two pieces of practical information. On any of my bench grinders that show themselves to be obstinate on the dismount, I cut a clean, heavy screwdriver slot in one end of the spindle to stop rotation. I also like to employ the "Frosty Slam" method, as stated above, by His Truly. Be careful to not let the wheel drag your fingers into a pinch point. The Second piece of advise as illustrated in the image below, is a long-standing practice, which seems to have faded from the memory of the profession, but is one of the most valuable rules for happy grinding: the new wheel has an index mark on the blotter adjacent to the arbor hole. One positions this mark at top-dead-center on the spindle. This, for me, is a Must Do for virtually every kind of wheel on every machine. It gives us a highly repeatable circumferential index, and many, many times, results in "dress-less" wheel changes. I hope that I am being clear in my presentation, Robert Taylor Mr Smoggy, Our plant is full of machines specified in either Imperial or metric, truly Cosmopolitan!
  5. soderfors anvil

    Ooooooooo...... It is stamped "Danemora". Me like. My Soderfors: A beat up 88 Pounder (but nice!) & A 157# 1906. So fine. Robert Taylor
  6. UK Knife Law - Updated

    Yes indeed, as well as atlatl modified sticks for launching stone-tipped bolts (semi-auto, naturally). Robert Taylor
  7. UK Knife Law - Updated

    I have an extensive stick arsenal and thousands of trebuchet rounds. I suppose I have had it. Robert Taylor
  8. Dysthymia rears its ugly head.

    Know this one well. Have been atypically affected by low Serotonin since at least age 11. Subjecting yourself to sessions of bright light can be very helpful. Robert Taylor.
  9. It followed me home

    Very, very nice. Looking forward to their transformation! Robert Taylor
  10. Twisted-Leg Coffee Table

    Outstanding. Someone hit me with a shrink ray so that I may climb around in it. Robert Taylor
  11. Ducks!

    Wow. Outstanding. I have looked thousands of Ducks in the eye - I raised them for a time - three thousand at a time, from day-old to fully fledged. Your creatures exude the spirit of the Duck, and evoke some fine memories for me. Splendid. Robert Taylor
  12. Perusing eBay and I saw these

    Wow. I am Speechless.
  13. SoCal NG

    draavi, would that be AGSEM (Antique Gas and Steam Engine Museum)? Great Place. There is also a Working Smithy down in Old Town. Robert Taylor
  14. SoCal NG

    Welcome aboard, Mr. Brewsky. Native San Diegan here, go to my profile and see who is hiding out in your back yard. Nothing can keep you from acquiring a satisfactory "transitional" anvil - a 12# Sledge Head is nothing to sneeze at. I have a few U.S.A.'s (Unconvetionally Shaped Anvil) lying about, if you find yourself in a pinch.Let me know by pm if you want to know about some of the resourses here in San Diego County. Cheers, Robert Taylor
  15. It followed me home

    Well, today I christened the new work truck. Now I have a Iittle more variety to select from as I make my first two knives to pay for the Olive Trunks from which the scales will be made. It is seldom a good idea to haggle with a business owner when he or she most certainly has more pressing concerns at hand. I paid the owner of the rental yard a premium of my own choosing, as she was quite helpful and generous with her valuable time. She also pointed out two 4" x 10"or 12" trolley girders, which I estimate to weigh in @ 400 - 600 # each. Robert Taylor