How Did You Spend Your Afternoon?

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  1. Frank Sanoica

    Frank Sanoica Very Well-Known Member
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    Hobbies and Crafts, if applicable to fixing stuff, anyhow, I really don't care much for "Not Sure Where to put It".
    Experiencing lightly grabbing brakes today going over to Laughlin for my wife's "free play", returning, I ripped the front rotors off, and here's how I spent the latter part of the afternoon:

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    As can be seen, they are 12" rotors, my lathe is a 12" lathe, so they just barely fit. Pushing the limit a little bit, our sharp-eyed retired Toolmaker, if he sees this, will recognize I am running the lathe backwards, with the tool bit mounted upside-down. Only way I could get it all the way out to the limit with available toolholder. Slow-going, 40 rpm, 0.004" feed rate, about 10 minutes to cut the width of the face, of which there are of course two.

    Checked runout with respect to the hub mounting surface before I started, 0.010", likely the cause of the trouble. I reflect often on, what will I do when I can no longer indulge in such activity? Taking the rotors off, it's rough on my knees to stoop, like I used to, so now, have to sit on an upside down 5 gallon bucket. Really wonder if I will be able to yank out the transmission when it quits, now at 154,000 miles. Last one of those I did was in 2005!

    Frank
     
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    Looks good Frank. I almost bought a lathe for home use several years ago but decided I wouldn't have enough use for it to justify the cost.
     
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    It sure wasn't with toolmaking! I am one of the most un mechanical people ever, so that would probably be the last thing I would be doing, not that I have a lathe or anything else. Actually yesterday, I was in Richmond for some mystery shopping, and I rushed back ASAP so I could see the interview on Dr. Phil with Burke Ramsay, Jonbenet's brother. He has a weird affect in that it seems like he is smiling all the time I highly doubt anyone in the family had anything to do with the murder though.. I was also feverishly trying to get the report of the shop written up, so no hobby time.
     
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    Yesterday I was thinking of ways to lift the trifolds I bought at the flea market Sunday so they won't scratch the hardwood. I was looking through my hardware stash and found a set of small wheels that would work. Instead of screwing them on I'll use zip ties to secure them. It might work. I also found that I need to replace one of the hinges but waited til this morning to get it.
     
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    What in the world is a "trifold", @Von Jones ? I am just puzzleing over that one, and trying to get some kind of a mental image going , from your description. Can you explain, or maybe post a picture ? Is is some kind of furniture that has to roll around ?
    My only guess is one of those panels that has hinges and usually come in three pieces, and you can use them as some kind of a room divider.
    Am I even close ?
     
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    I am sure it is one of those room divider things. I mean what else could it be? I am waiting for Von's explanation. I bet you are right @Yvonne Smith. I am not sure I ever heard it referred to as that, but if it has 3 folds then that is what it would be! I have big wide spaces in here...I was just briefly thinking about how one would look to separate the dining room from the kitchen, but the space would be too wide. This is an issue. It is something that would work for some.
     
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    @Yvonne Smith you're right. The door way that I'm attempting to install these two panels used to have French doors. The two fit the space just right and because they fold I wouldn't have to be concerned with the swing that French doors would have. In the house I rented before moving here there were French and pocket doors I loved them both. My former neighbor had the opportunity to remove them both before it was demolished a couple of years ago. She knew how much I liked them. I'm guessing she was going to use them in the house she inherited from her parents. I was happy when she told me and that they were going to a good person that would appreciate them.
     

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    My closet up here in the office doesn't have doors, and it drives me crazy. The cats love to go in/out of the space, which means fur on the clothes. I'd love to have a pocket door on it, but there's no wall space to one side to do that. I am considering getting bifold or trifold doors at some point, although cost and lack of tools are always an issue here :p.
     
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    It's done. With the help of Johnny I was able to actually hang the trifolds a few inches from the floor. It has a duel purpose now - hiding all the stuff piled up on the dining room table.:rolleyes:
     

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    @Diane Lane, what about one of those that don't require the hardware like the room dividers which come with all kinds of designs and materials. I considered them at one point but functionally it wouldn't keep my granddaughters at bay plus it wouldn't be safe.
     
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    It's an extra wide doorway, and I doubt I could find one that would fit, especially one the cats couldn't just push by. For now, I try to limit the clothing I put in there, but the cats just LOVE to go in and out and explore. As long as they don't leave one sort of mess or another, I should let it go, but it's one of those pet peeves I don't seem to be able to overlook ;).
     
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    I'm going to window shop for linoleum cleaner for floors, I am window shopping for a 2 in 1 business laptop. Usually I'm shopping, at the library using the internet computers or borrow a netbook, watching tv...one of my favorites Castle has a mini marathon, cleaning or cooking for Mom and I. People who are mechanical minded are lucky...no computer problems they can't solutionize!​
     
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    Last night I flipped the mattress over for my neighbor, it's only a full size and no big deal. This afternoon I was website searching for some pop-up books for the little g-kids Christmas. The illustrations were stunning and vibrant colors. It's a boiled dinner tonight. Polish sausage, cabbage, potatoes, carrots, and sweetcorn. It sounds like a Hobo dinner sure missed those up north. Everything was put in a big pot.:)
     
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    @Sheldon Scott

    I got that lathe at age 14, in 1956! Money was tight, so could not opt for the 36-inch centers model, mine's 24. No quick-change gears, either, strictly manual. Over the years, I've cut all kinds of threads, inside and out. Original 1/2-HP Craftsman ball-bearing motor, replaced a bearing in it once, so far, pulley end, of course. The On-Off switch maybe 3 or 4 times. How many billions of revolutions that lathe has made in 60 years is impossible to guess.

    I would be lost without it.
    Frank
     
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    @Von Jones

    Von, showing my ignorance here, what is a trifold?
    Frank

    EDIT: Oops, sorry. Posted before reading further.
     
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    I am always thinking of ways to entertain my granddaughters (ages 2 and 1 years old) when they are with me. Yesterday I was rummaging through things that I set aside when my grandson was living with us and I found a small nylon tent. So I got up early and began to set it up. I took blankets, pillows, and their little chairs and set them up inside like a little house. I also set a crate of toys out. They loved it! We were outside most of the day and they were in and out of the tent sometimes laying down others sitting down carrying on little conversations even squabbling over which chair to sit in. Surprisingly the toys were all outside of the tent. I was going to take it down and my grandson asked me why. I thought about it and decided to leave it up. He went inside and bought out his bean bag and placed it close to the tent. It was nice.
     
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