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Thickness would be a concern, with any glue I suppose.

Unrelated to that issue, I would be inclined if using RTV to put a small scrap of towel or paper in the middle and wet it. RTV needs moisture to cure, it normally comes from the air but with a large sealed up surface like one of these magnets, the inner part might never cure. Nice save.
 
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Another one, this is the tool post holder for the Roto Zip tool. More powerful than the Dremel and the chuck will adjust out to accept a 1/4" shank. I am pretty well set up now for some limited grinding and polishing on shaft, faces, and bores.

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Even though it required a good bit of time and care, the split/locking collar was the right way to secure the Roto Zip in the holder. Extreme caution must be exercised when tapping that hole. The last step was milling the groove to create the opening so it can clamp down.

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Excuse the mess, I will undertake a major clean up once I get a few projects finished up. Next up are a series of machinist's clamps that are really useful to keep parts aligned as you mount them in a machine or move them around while working. I have a few smaller ones finished up already and some intermediate and larger ones in process while I am waiting on the next order from McMaster Carr.

Mark
 
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Sending the Chicom one to my parents beach place to fill our tire when we 4wheel in the dunes.
Couple comparison pics, one of old vs new. Sad. The other is the pumps on my 60 gal speedair and the new sears
 
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In my drill/driver (batt powered) I use the 6” long #2 Phillips from boltdepot.com i picked up a 3/8” dr battery powered impact gun. For the sockets and Allen sockets and torq drivers. I watch the west coast saw guy on you tube he’s like mr gadget with tools for saws. Time to put my shop back together. A bead blaster and a sand blaster would be nice. I have a 12 ton hydraulic press and a arbor press. I have a smaller parts washer but I need a bigger one, I want to keep the porting grit away from one washer where I clean the cases.
 
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View attachment 686158 View attachment 686159 View attachment 686161 View attachment 686162 View attachment 686163 Speaking of vintage USA CRAFTSMAN I picked up nice assortment today from an older guy who’s moving. All are -V- series some real nice stuff here’s a quick run down
Set of flare nut wrenches look new (didn’t own)
Mag screwdriver again doesn’t look used
2 torque wrenches one is an apco mossberg
3/8” speed wrench, 1/2” ratchet, assorted sockets 1/4”-1/2” drive
Nifty screwdriver set
Screw holding tip screwdriver
The tote tray
Some I’ll sell, replace and just add.
 
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Here’s the belt sander I’m talking about for squaring worn out bar rails. It’s the 30” belt sander from harbor freight. Then I square the table to the belt at 90 degrees. I square the bar rails making them parallel first. Then bevel or chamfer the out side edges then file the slot edges so there chamfered.

I start at the sprocket nose first with the belt sander, you need to go fast down the bar. You will get the hang of it.
https://www.harborfreight.com/1-in-x-30-in-belt-sander-60543.html
 
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I picked up a 12 ton harbor freight hydraulic press and a small arbor press from eBay.
A small bench craftsman drill press from craftsman clearence store.
I want to make a cylinder boring/ honing machine using a larger floor stand drill press with a coolant system with honing oil for dirtbike cylinders.

Being a welder / fabricator too I just purchased something different to try. It’s gas welding rod for aluminum? I’m thinking to repair stripped out holes and cracks in chain saws. I don’t have a TIG machine yet.
 
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Turns out they weren’t just any old benches. First they are huge, 48”x96” 2 1/2” laminated maple with threaded rod every 12”. The edges are 2” angle iron screwed in. The best part however are the 2 Pexto stake plates set into each bench. Those are worth a small fortune! I removed both for transport. Each 37” plate weighs just over 50lbs. I’m keeping one and my boss is taking the other. Gonna give it a light belt sanding and put it back to work. Dated 9-56. A lot of history there.
 
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I fabricated rolling steel frames out of 4” x4” x3/8” angle for benches with laminated rock maple tops. We put a vertical Reese style hitch on the end to change out attachments like vices ect. Really handy.
 
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Next is an NOS Milwaukee “HOLESHOOTER” 3/8” drill. What a well made tool, has that feel you rarely find with the new stuff my older sawzall has the same build/balance. Both are also from when Milwaukee was owned by Amstar which dates them to no newer than ‘86. Now they are also owned by a Chinese company, I think the sawzalls are still made in Wisconsin but little else
 
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View attachment 763628 View attachment 763629 View attachment 763630 Gotten lots of new tools lately. The best i just unloaded. Was at my old high school picking up a load of scrap when I spotted 2 big heavy work bench tops leaning on a wall. I left but I had to call back and ask about them. Found out they were scheduled for junk. No way I said. I’ll be back up Monday with a case of Bud to get those. I remember pulling apart Briggs engines on those benches 23 years ago no way I was gonna let them get tossed plus I’m always looking for stuff from there for my shop.
Turns out they weren’t just any old benches. First they are huge, 48”x96” 2 1/2” laminated maple with threaded rod every 12”. The edges are 2” angle iron screwed in. The best part however are the 2 Pexto stake plates set into each bench. Those are worth a small fortune! I removed both for transport. Each 37” plate weighs just over 50lbs. I’m keeping one and my boss is taking the other. Gonna give it a light belt sanding and put it back to work. Dated 9-56. A lot of history there.
30 plus years ago my FIL called one night, just before I left for work. He asked if I wanted a big work bench. I figured he wanted to give me one of his home made 4X4 benches and said no thanks. He said OK, but if you change your mind come by school, they are throwing away the steel shop benches. He was the head counselor at our high school. These were old Welding tables. The negative cable from the welder was bolted to the table, then you just clamped the positive to the item being welded. So I took my Dad's C30 12' stake body to work. Went by school and the county was there dumping every thing into dumpsters. I asked about the benches and the county guy said where you want them? I think there were 6 of them and I pointed to the truck. He started loading them and one of the janitors from the school came running up. He had dibs on one with a big machinist vice on it, and a plain one. Another janitor had dibs on the other one with vice and a plain one. So, I got two of them. Still have them.
 
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View attachment 722999 View attachment 723000 View attachment 723001 View attachment 723002 View attachment 723003 I picked up a bunch of tools from my buddy last week. One thing I was excited to get was this old Sears compressor. I had bought a 7 gal from sears 12 years ago. The head gasket failed but was under warranty and they fixed it. It’s Chinese but been ok. Compared to this early 80s one it’s a toy. The 2 cylinder pump is as big as the one on my 60 gal speed air, add in USA pump, motor, tank. Even a nice SEARS cast aluminum water separator/regulator. Very heavy, very well made. Runs smooth and fills fast. I cleaned it up, and painted it, topped off the oil, belt looks new.
Sending the Chicom one to my parents beach place to fill our tire when we 4wheel in the dunes.
Couple comparison pics, one of old vs new. Sad. The other is the pumps on my 60 gal speedair and the new sears
It is sad but there are reasons why. Back in the day, many women were stay at home moms raising children and tending the home. They had one automobile that they shared, and it served a purpose other than showing people how much money you made. they lived in a home that provided what they needed and not something that was a status symbol of the largest loan a bank would offer you. they made their dinners at home and enjoyed it às a family with actual discussions about their day verses eating out non-stop. Shoes and clothes were bought to keep you clothed, not as a means to show other people how much income your household has. People didn't spend 200 a month so they could have 300 tv channels and online access to nose into other people's lives. They worked hard, provided for their families and lived a modest life.
These days, it's all about having the biggest house, a new car every year, being in debt up to your nose, taking advantage of every loophole, working easy jobs and griping about needing more money so you can look like you live well above your true means. Its a complete shiat show these days
 
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It is sad but there are reasons why. Back in the day, many women were stay at home moms raising children and tending the home. They had one automobile that they shared, and it served a purpose other than showing people how much money you made. they lived in a home that provided what they needed and not something that was a status symbol of the largest loan a bank would offer you. they made their dinners at home and enjoyed it às a family with actual discussions about their day verses eating out non-stop. Shoes and clothes were bought to keep you clothed, not as a means to show other people how much income your household has. People didn't spend 200 a month so they could have 300 tv channels and online access to nose into other people's lives. They worked hard, provided for their families and lived a modest life.
These days, it's all about having the biggest house, a new car every year, being in debt up to your nose, taking advantage of every loophole, working easy jobs and griping about needing more money so you can look like you live well above your true means. Its a complete shiat show these days

All true. A generation of people (not just young millennial types either) are completely involved in living a life just to post pictures of it. Most of them are full of $#!+ maxed out credit card and a crumbling marriage but it’s okay cause that part doesn’t get seen. Then a bunch of other people see that illusion get envious and do the same.
 
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