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lionslair
lionslair
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Last Activity: Yesterday, 03:39 PM
Joined: 02-27-2017
Location: East Texas - halfway between Tyler and Houston.
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  • lionslair
    replied to Happy Father's Day!
    Our Grands have passed but not forgotten, Parents are all gone but not forgotten. All family 'kids' are still enjoying life. We are enjoying being senior citizens still able to go and do like we want. Our son (42) has yet to marry but time will tell on him. Nephews and Nieces are in the tax paying...
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  • lionslair
    replied to 110 vs 220
    I own a small mill, a 44" tool room Lathe a wood lathe and two band saws (metal, wood). The Shop has 120 and 240. I put in (my design) 370 three phase. The 240 is used by welders and plasma cutters and a large air tank. The 3-phase is for surface grinders that weigh what a car does and stands...
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  • I used to facet sapphire. It was done on diamond saws and laps. The thin Al laps with diamond put a beautiful facet on my work. Water is most important to reduce the heating effects during shaping or grinding. Wish I had my old machine still, but long gone. The arm was a complex dial system for...
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  • We did that many years ago just out of college. Odd what is that on the floor and then I knew. We were robbed. Yep a small camera part that came out of the lost camera system of many lenses. I used that set of 2 35mm cameras and lenses to photograph for the Hourglass Newspaper - back in the day...
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  • lionslair
    replied to What are you doing for summer carving?
    I hear you Gleber - I have been cutting wood with chain saws, digging out old or dead plants and moving dirt from piles to build up or fill in holes. Moving about half a truck of gravel to fill in the low spots the trash truck burns as he hits the gas hard from a standing start. I may have to lay...
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  • Every now and then you will need an exotic screw or bolt. One that just isn't in the bin at the store. Sometimes you or the guy/gal next door has just what you need. Sometimes your treasure is theirs and theirs is yours. Good luck....
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  • lionslair
    replied to Volcano is rocking and rolling.
    Seems like the map above could be a carving overlay - carve the steps down and to the water then down down down. The San Fran 87 the mountain 8 miles from us near Santa Cruz shook for 6 months. I got lighter and less but was there. They even started a study of families going bonkers. Worse than...
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  • lionslair
    replied to Cutting a tree
    That is hard to take. Body hurts to much from shaking! Before Youtube I cut down trees better than that and much larger. I thought maybe the stump would split and it would sink. But a 'hop and hang' is classic. Those guys will freeze this winter at this rate. Chain Saw chain every day and a blade...
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  • lionslair
    replied to Volcano is rocking and rolling.
    Here is another streaming site - One on quakes world wide. Interesting guy running it - tend to believe what he is 'showing' and this theory of 180 degree reflections. It is a long one to wait out, but you can scoot ahead and back to see what you want. So much is out there that one Degree in this...
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  • lionslair
    replied to Volcano is rocking and rolling.
    I've lived through a major quake and thousands of medium and small quakes. It isn't easy as one is shook out of sleep every 10-20 minutes for the first day or two and then you get 30 minutes. People tend to go bonkers and get cabin fever and either go wild or feel drugged without the cost or experience....
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  • lionslair
    replied to An Interesting Slab
    The bottom end looks like it has core or cracks down the softer core. The top seems stable being sawed off center. Seal the ends. Most moisture goes that way. In / out. Nominal out the length. I speak of turning wood and picking up firewood and using it. I have some O-sage Orange - Horse Apple...
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  • lionslair
    replied to Shiny Finish Woodcarvings
    There are bar top and like epoxy finishes that are glossy. Some require special capabilities.
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  • lionslair
    replied to Volcano is rocking and rolling.
    I'm long out of Plate Geo work and thinking - been 50 years now, but it would appear that the major force is from the South Pole for a change and not from the western side of south America. It appears that Hawaii is winning and pushing south and East. But the mountain range and heat underneath them...
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  • lionslair
    replied to Birthday Gift
    Nice scene. Of years long past.
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  • I stumbled into a 5 gallon bucket in a deep dark closet one day, at a Fraternity building, and the rags were mineral oil in a bunch. The 5 gallons of oil to be put on the wood in the building had heated up while curing and melted a hole in the side, ran out down the closet wall. Thank goodness! If...
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  • Humph - there is always the Queens Forest when they are not fox hunting! Just a thought maybe not many years in jail. Or the British Battle Wagon in Wood - bound to have one about. Big oak planks or Masts. ... Good luck.
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  • A bit of Yaw in his Jib ! But looking good against it all.
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  • I have the Foredom 1/3 HP (use cutters - rotary and grinders in it.) I have the smaller version and the carving tool works on it (Only). I have both set up and use them for tasks. I have a chuck for one and can drill with it or use it as a quick change. There are various handles and they should...
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  • lionslair
    replied to Volcano is rocking and rolling.
    Oh that hurts reading that! Dumb and Dumber would do it and ingest glass and who knows what else. Arsenic, Sulfur, all heavy metals, and heaven only knows what else. I have seen them petting a small baby bear with Mommy close by and a Canadian Monty running looking for bear attack or a heart attack....
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  • I used to fly into Japan every 6 months or so and wish I had the need at the time! Likely fine quality steel. Likely made on hand in the shop. Maybe from steel sources not their own. Martin
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