I use the grease made for Auto CV joints. It is fairly thin, and made for high pressure shear type loads, plus it comes in nice little plastic squeezeMessage 1 of 38 , Oct 4, 2006View SourceI use the grease made for Auto CV joints. It is fairly thin, and made for high pressure shear type loads, plus it comes in nice little plastic squeeze bottels. Larry
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AG, see my responses within your original message ... About 20 minutes from my house ... Well, I shoulda thought of that. ... Stuff on Craigslist seems toMessage 38 of 38 , Oct 10, 2006View SourceAG, see my responses within your original message
--- In email@example.com, AG <alphagolf@...> wrote:
> Hi Rex,
> I live in the hills north of St. Vincent Hospital (between Leahy and
About 20 minutes from my house
> You can get any motorcycle supply at Bvtn Honda on Cascade (across
> the 217 from Washington sqr). I have 20% off all supplies/parts
> there as a member of the Rose City Motorcycle club.
Well, I shoulda thought of that.
> I have not yet used the Clausing for anything as there are a few
> hurdles in my way. First, I need to sell my Atlas 6x18 which I
> bought on Ebay (and overpaid). It's sitting in the garage and taking
> way too much space.
Stuff on Craigslist seems to command a premium price here in Portland,
maybe that's a good place to sell the 6x18...
> Since space is at a permium I want to put all
> the power tools on mobile bases. I bought a MIG welder but I have
> not yet ordered a saw (nor for that matter do I have any stock to
> work with).
I use an old radial arm saw with a 10 inch abrasive blade - works
fine, but it's noisy.
> I bought my "new" Clausing lathe on Craig's list here in PDX. It's
> used so the dings are there. In fact, I want to find the original
> manual so I can take it apart and bring it back to shape. I also
> want to get a quick release tool post for it and possibly a new 3-Jaw
Aha, sounds like a fun project, and you obviously know about Craigslist!
> So, as you can tell, I am barely starting with this -- making a
> transition from woodworking means all new tools :) Do you have any
> good local source for steel or other types of stock?
I gave up wood when softwood dust started kicking up my latent asthma
problem. Metal is just as much fun - more when we fire up the forge
or the casting furnace!
I get steel from The Steel Yard, 6880 NE Columbia. They have a rack
of used/cheap/overstock on the north (Columbia street) side of the
main yard that is much cheaper than the "spec" stuff on the other side
of the driveway. Last year I bought some stainless 1/4" rod for ~50
cents a pound. They have another yard catty-corner on the other side
of the side street (69th?) that has all the flat plate stuff. On a
good day, I've paid $10 for 40 pounds of 1/4" plate
> On Oct 8, 2006, at 6:08 PM, Rex wrote:
> > AG, I'm in SW PDX, just off Bvrtn-Hillsdale Hwy - where are you?