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I don't know, but HD passed me by a bunch of times. When I go in there and see what they did hire, I think maybe their previous job, before HD, was holding up a sign at a corner.

Anyhow, I go to Dunbar Armored tomorrow. The guy told me I would interview, do the driving test and sign all the paperwork, so it seems I might have a job after all. Hope so. 30 hours a week, but it's much better than no hours a week.

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And you get to carry a GUN! Woohoo! Watch out Tyler Texas! Silly

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I go to Dunbar Armored tomorrow. The guy told me I would interview, do the driving test and sign all the paperwork, so it seems I might have a job after all. Hope so. 30 hours a week, but it’s much better than no hours a week.

Wednesday’s headline: “Tyler man absconds with bag o’ loot. Blinds pursuers with big honkin’ flashlight.”

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Best of luck with the interview, O-L.

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Wednesday’s headline: “Tyler man absconds with bag o’ loot. Blinds pursuers with many big honkin’ flashlight*s*.”

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congrats on all the new gear OL, you'll have a complete hoot learning how to use it all, then the world's your lobster Smile

I'm not sure if you have a set and/ or if there's still cash in the kitty, but a decent wire drill set (1-60) is a very useful addition to a 29pc fractional drill set if you plan on tapping many holes. I sure wish I had one! Also a set of S&D drill bits is very handy if you need to open up a large hole and saves a ton of time compared with using a 1/2in drill and then using a boring bar the rest of the way. If you end up using much HSS for turning/ boring a medium and hard Arkansas stone (or a diamond hone) will put a lovely edge on your bits, especially for turning aluminium.

I never tire of using my lathe and it'll be even better once I get a treadmill motor and tach on it, then it'll have variable speed at a twist of a dial.

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OL, Are you going to offer custom mods? Smile I am very interested in a bezel to attach the big KD reflector to a JKK 13 flashlight like this member did for his TK61 whenever you feel ready, I’m in no hurry whatsoever.

http://budgetlightforum.com/node/38278

Count me in for one for the TK61, probably two or even more.
I know some guys on the German flashlight forum that would be very interested.

And – much more important – good luck with the job interview !!!

Cheers
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Found this machinist book online, might be useful…
https://archive.org/details/completepractic00rosegoog

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Read and watched all and now sub’d.

Nice work Justin.

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Justin,

Just wanted to let you know I was able to put a care package together of various shop supplies, lathe tooling and some other helpful machinist tools, even a pair of safety glasses.

I am shipping it out this afternoon.

Have fun

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congrats on all the new gear OL, you'll have a complete hoot learning how to use it all, then the world's your lobster Smile

I'm not sure if you have a set and/ or if there's still cash in the kitty, but a decent wire drill set (1-60) is a very useful addition to a 29pc fractional drill set if you plan on tapping many holes. I sure wish I had one! Also a set of S&D drill bits is very handy if you need to open up a large hole and saves a ton of time compared with using a 1/2in drill and then using a boring bar the rest of the way. If you end up using much HSS for turning/ boring a medium and hard Arkansas stone (or a diamond hone) will put a lovely edge on your bits, especially for turning aluminium.

I never tire of using my lathe and it'll be even better once I get a treadmill motor and tach on it, then it'll have variable speed at a twist of a dial.

I've seen a bunch of mods to go with a DC motor on the 0602. A lot of guys seem to like that. I guess it's just a lot quicker than belt changes.   I had been looking at Deming bits, if that was what you meant, but man are they expensive. I know, high quality, but I wouldn't want to only buy one or two a year. I don't know how much I am going to bore. I've got a bunch of odd, non-machinist ideas, which will all probably fall apart, but I don't plan on boring a lot of rod stock. I think it's a big waste of resources. I plan on trying some different thick wall tubing, even though it's usually not true, maybe I can find some that is "close enough, to be able to use, to cut back on all the waste. That's another thing. I have to find out about, getting rid of the waste metal. 

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AlexGT wrote:
Found this machinist book online, might be useful... https://archive.org/details/completepractic00rosegoog[/quote] Thanks, I did not have that one, but now I do.Wink

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Justin, Just wanted to let you know I was able to put a care package together of various shop supplies, lathe tooling and some other helpful machinist tools, even a pair of safety glasses. I am shipping it out this afternoon. Have fun LumenTodd :)
Well, thank you Todd. I will look forward to it's arrival.

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OL, Are you going to offer custom mods? Smile I am very interested in a bezel to attach the big KD reflector to a JKK 13 flashlight like this member did for his TK61 whenever you feel ready, I’m in no hurry whatsoever. http://budgetlightforum.com/node/38278
Count me in for one for the TK61, probably two or even more. I know some guys on the German flashlight forum that would be very interested. And - much more important - good luck with the job interview !!! Cheers Nico[/quote] Like I say, once I get to where I know how I am going with it, I will be able to decide on modded parts.

 

Looks like I will have the job, by next week.Laughing Went for the interview and went to get my DOT certificate, (DOT - Department of Transportation- It's basically a physical, eye test and drug test, to clear a person for driving commercial vehicles in the USA), so next week should be orientation time. I will be a driver until I get certification as an armed guard and till I get my weapons permits. One permit for guard work and another for personal carry. Time to start thinking about a pistol. Hey, I can make my own, with the lathe and drill press, LOL.  No, don't get me started down that path!!SurprisedTongue OutSealed

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Time to start thinking about a pistol.

I’m sure the Mrs. will be thrilled about this!

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That’s another thing. I have to find out about, getting rid of the waste metal. 

If you keep the metals separate places will pay you for the waste.

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That’s great news Justin. Hopefully you will be able to balance work and WORK.

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That's great news Justin. Hopefully you will be able to balance work and WORK.

and the wife.Tongue Out

 

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That's another thing. I have to find out about, getting rid of the waste metal. 

 

If you keep the metals separate places will pay you for the waste.
Around here, unless you are going to fill a minimum 20 yard dumpster, they will not collect. You can take it to them and get a few cents, but other than that, they don't mess with it here. I will be saving the stuff in cardboard boxes and just drop it off every so often. Hopefully, only once or twice a year. When Carrier left, they were filling huge dump truck sized dumpsters and the scrap yard was only paying a few dollars, for those full dumpsters. 

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Time to start thinking about a pistol. I'm sure the Mrs. will be thrilled about this!
Yes, another wonderful "discussion" in the works.Frown

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I've seen a bunch of mods to go with a DC motor on the 0602. A lot of guys seem to like that. I guess it's just a lot quicker than belt changes.   I had been looking at Deming bits, if that was what you meant, but man are they expensive. I know, high quality, but I wouldn't want to only buy one or two a year. I don't know how much I am going to bore. I've got a bunch of odd, non-machinist ideas, which will all probably fall apart, but I don't plan on boring a lot of rod stock. I think it's a big waste of resources. I plan on trying some different thick wall tubing, even though it's usually not true, maybe I can find some that is "close enough, to be able to use, to cut back on all the waste. That's another thing. I have to find out about, getting rid of the waste metal. 

speed changes are a bigger issue when you change work diameters or materials alot, otherwise you can get a good finish by playing with depth of cut and feed rate. Using thick wall tubing is a great way to go, it just depends if whatever design you have allows it. You can get import S&D sets for not alot of money or used ones off eBay - a touch up on the grinder and stone and they'll work just as well as the fancy ones.

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Cretins, around here you get scrap metal prices that reflect the value of the metal.

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Be careful out there O-L.

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08/12/15 A little bit of an update in the bottom of the OP.

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I don’t know how everyone else feels but to me this is a “good thing” in many different ways.

Giving you something to look forward to while still looking for a “job”. Anxiety sucks.

A few dollars to fund a career change

Being able to anticipate seeing your creativity stretch in new ways.

A chance to give tangible thanks to one of the forum mainstays.

It’s just a really cool thing to be a part of.

Three Tanna leaves to give him life, nine to give him movement. But what if he eats the whole bag?

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I have to ask… The lathe weighs 300+ lbs. How did you get it up on the table?

(I’m betting some elaborate pulley system made out of office chair castors, baling wire, and the jack from your car…)

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Engine hoist to table, pallet jack to move table into place. Check the op for details.

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Rufusbduck wrote:
I don’t know how everyone else feels but to me this is a “good thing” in many different ways.

Giving you something to look forward to while still looking for a “job”. Anxiety sucks.

A few dollars to fund a career change

Being able to anticipate seeing your creativity stretch in new ways.

A chance to give tangible thanks to one of the forum mainstays.

It’s just a really cool thing to be a part of.


I agree completely. I’ve never been part of such a helpful and generous “online” group of people. This was a great demonstration of why this community is such an honor to be a part of… a community that Old Lumens contributed greatly in building. Love it!
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Engine hoist to table, pallet jack to move table into place. Check the op for details.

Thanks, knowing it was there somewhere made me actually read all the replies. Again, a non-video person here (no, not video problems. Work machine, no speakers)
There’s a great set of stills in post# 135 for us motion-picture-impaired, though.

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