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by Bkeepr
Tue Jul 07, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Visits
Topic: Beekeeper ?
Replies: 2
Views: 77

Re: Beekeeper ?

Gene,

I'm just glad it all worked out and you didn't get hurt. If you think I helped, then you're very welcome, although I believe you got the same advice from a couple of us.

Tom
by Bkeepr
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Visits
Topic: Bought a new gun
Replies: 12
Views: 619

Re: Bought a new gun

Gene,

yesterday was a profitable evening! I always enjoy sighting in and learning a new rifle's quirks, and it sounds like you do, too. Glad you got the barrel dirty, and that things sound very promising so far.

Tom A
by Bkeepr
Sat Jul 04, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Visits
Topic: Metal working lathes for clock repair...thoughts?
Replies: 4
Views: 184

Re: Metal working lathes for clock repair...thoughts?

Thanks guys, you've given me lots to think about and to research. Paul's remark about not the lathe but the tooling being expensive is a bit discouraging. We'll see. First things first, and the very next tool buys I must have for this hobby are a mainspring let-down key (fairly cheap) and a mainspri...
by Bkeepr
Sat Jul 04, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: Visits
Topic: Metal working lathes for clock repair...thoughts?
Replies: 4
Views: 184

Metal working lathes for clock repair...thoughts?

One of my books on clock repair suggests buying a used "watchmaker's lathe" because they can be picked up used fairly cheap, and they'll do the needed jobs on clocks well. But he also suggests a Sherline lathe as one of the better buys for newer equipment. I've just looked at a couple of sources. I ...
by Bkeepr
Thu Jul 02, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: Visits
Topic: Bought a new gun
Replies: 12
Views: 619

Re: Bought a new gun

enough about little wood nymphs waltzing through the trees! :lol: Hey Gene, have shot that new rifle yet? Besides the sun being in your eyes, stiff and variable cross winds, and sudden changes in propellant temperature, how's it shoot? Does it function smooth? What kind of groups will it shoot?
by Bkeepr
Thu Jul 02, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: Visits
Topic: Another new hobby? Clocks...
Replies: 5
Views: 253

Re: Another new hobby? Clocks...

Absolutely satisfying. Like you, I've always loved taking apart stuff and repairing it. I was puzzled in college when the head of the engineering department took us out to his car for some practical discussion, and he said "some of you guys will have to really speak up here, because, while I am an e...
by Bkeepr
Thu Jul 02, 2020 7:14 am
Forum: Visits
Topic: Another new hobby? Clocks...
Replies: 5
Views: 253

Another new hobby? Clocks...

We have several old wind-up clocks at our house-- I love the tick-tock sound-- but they need to be serviced every few years. I learned the hard way that if you don't have them cleaned and oiled regularly, then it becomes a major repair instead, and that really costs a bundle. Still, even a clean and...
by Bkeepr
Mon Jun 29, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Visits
Topic: Dangedest thing!
Replies: 9
Views: 384

Re: Dangedest thing!

Your "mostly in a line" observation is exactly how that kind of failure happens...I no longer remember the technical terminology or the why, but that kind of failure always happens lengthwise in the tube.
by Bkeepr
Mon Jun 29, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Visits
Topic: Dangedest thing!
Replies: 9
Views: 384

Re: Dangedest thing!

Gene, I'd quit using it immediately, as I am pretty sure it is a safety hazard, at imminent risk of failure. I don't have very much experience with log splitters, but I do have *lots* of practical experience with hydraulics in Army howitzers, as well as a degree in systems engineering, and my "awe $...
by Bkeepr
Sun Jun 28, 2020 8:21 pm
Forum: Visits
Topic: I feel MUCH better now! Motorcycle ride, with pics
Replies: 2
Views: 180

Re: I feel MUCH better now! Motorcycle ride, with pics

Wow, beautiful ride! Thanks for sharing the map and the pictures.