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Offline crashdive123

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Does This Make Me Cheap
« on: July 23, 2017, 07:45:29 PM »
I tend to use my sanding belts longer than I probably should.  I guess the same could be said for my buffing wheels.


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Re: Does This Make Me Cheap
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2017, 08:19:10 PM »
Not cheap, but you're definitely getting your money's worth out of those buffing wheels.

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« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2017, 08:58:10 PM »
I tend to use my sanding belts longer than I probably should.  I guess the same could be said for my buffing wheels.



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« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2017, 10:10:43 PM »
I always figured when the flanges started to hit the workpiece it was time to put on smaller flanges and to proceed with the utmost caution. 8)
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Re: Does This Make Me Cheap
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2017, 04:03:19 AM »
Wolfy is right, smaller flanges for a few weeks.
Then when you hit those flanges, move it to a Dremel tool.

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« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2017, 06:59:21 AM »
Not cheap atall crash, those wheels and belts cost money.
i use'em till they ai'nt got no use.
when you're active in the shop and have neer half a dozen
belt grinders, people here know you can go thru some.
and ya that includes buffing wheels.
I put up all my belts on a hanging rack when there quite used but not done.

they always come in handy later.

for example I have small to large
work sharp ken onion grinder
a KZ 1xs30 belt grinder
KZ 2x42 belt grinder
preformax 4x36 belt sander
work sharp disk sander horizonl
a grizzly 2x72 grinder/buffer
performax dual buffer
that is a bit to buy material for just saying.
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Re: Does This Make Me Cheap
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2017, 07:30:36 AM »
I run em' down till they work as a cushion wad in  my 20 ga. smoothbore. 
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Re: Does This Make Me Cheap
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2017, 08:21:09 AM »
waste not, want not Dave.   :)

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« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2017, 09:24:00 AM »
Back in the factory days...there were several cut off saws.....started out about 14"...16"?.
Anyway I would take the small blades home for use in my 7-1/4 Makita circular saw....and used for for metal projects.

I can relate....LOL
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Re: Does This Make Me Cheap
« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2017, 01:29:33 PM »
Hayshaker wanted me to post a couple of his pictures in this thread.




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Re: Does This Make Me Cheap
« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2017, 01:36:09 PM »
Well I don't know quite what to say about those photos.   :-\
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Re: Does This Make Me Cheap
« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2017, 02:02:52 PM »
your right stan the sun was too strong when i took the photos.

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« Reply #12 on: July 24, 2017, 03:09:12 PM »
Mike the shop is nice, you got lots of stuff and can probably find some of it most of the time.  My shop is worse by far.
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Re: Does This Make Me Cheap
« Reply #13 on: July 24, 2017, 04:29:40 PM »
wsstan. can that be possible?

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« Reply #14 on: July 24, 2017, 04:30:37 PM »
Mike, you need a bigger shop! :doh:
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Re: Does This Make Me Cheap
« Reply #15 on: July 24, 2017, 06:05:48 PM »
Do I see an A&E producer just outside the window?

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« Reply #16 on: July 24, 2017, 06:08:25 PM »
Mike, you need a bigger shop! :doh:

LOL....That's what I was thinking....Lot of good stuff there.
Miky thanks for sharing and...yak, thanks for the pic's
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« Reply #17 on: July 24, 2017, 07:40:11 PM »
hunter you should see the other half LOL oh my.
let's start a deal pimp my shop. somehow it does work.

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Re: Does This Make Me Cheap
« Reply #18 on: July 24, 2017, 07:42:50 PM »
Keep them pickers out of there Hayshaker.
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Re: Does This Make Me Cheap
« Reply #19 on: July 26, 2017, 03:06:57 PM »
Not cheap atall crash, those wheels and belts cost money.
i use'em till they ai'nt got no use.
when you're active in the shop and have neer half a dozen
belt grinders, people here know you can go thru some.
and ya that includes buffing wheels.
I put up all my belts on a hanging rack when there quite used but not done.

they always come in handy later.

for example I have small to large
work sharp ken onion grinder
a KZ 1xs30 belt grinder
KZ 2x42 belt grinder
preformax 4x36 belt sander
work sharp disk sander horizonl
a grizzly 2x72 grinder/buffer
performax dual buffer
that is a bit to buy material for just saying.

  When I first started (and I ONLY use one 2" x 42" best sander for my needs) , I used to buy top quality 80 grit, 200 grit and 300 grit belts for making my Ti Rod Tactical™ Titanium Self Defense Sticks. 

  However, it soon became clear that the hard Aerospace Grade 5 Titanium (6AL-4V Alloy) I use would "smooth over" the 80 grit after doming about 30-50 rod tips,....and behave as a 180 grit might. So after the quick initial cutting slowed noticeably, I would relegate the smoothed over belts to the SECOND stage of finishing, and start a new belt for inital (quick shaping) use.

   The now 2nd stage belt (originally 80 grit but acting as 180 grit),...would stay that way for about 100-200 tips, and would further smooth up a bit to begin acting as if they were 320 or so grit.  Then I would use these further as my final finish step, before final "hand sanding" with several twists into my palm over a few layers of (wetted) wet/dry 400 grit paper,... with a final few hand spins into a fine Scotch-Brite pad folded over a few times.

   So basically I only buy 80 grit belts now (forget the name but the much better "longer  lasting type), and I use them into successive grit functions.  In 2 years I haven't split one yet, and a few are slicked up enough to give a reasonable mirror finish to the beveled edges on several on my stick designs. hehe :-)
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Re: Does This Make Me Cheap
« Reply #20 on: August 04, 2017, 12:20:55 PM »
The shop picture make me want to go out and clean my shop... ;D

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« Reply #21 on: August 04, 2017, 08:03:10 PM »
The shop picture make me want to go out and clean my shop... ;D
That shop picture made me realize that I really don't need to clean mine! ;D
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« Reply #22 on: August 05, 2017, 05:20:30 AM »
yeah my shop is indeed clutterd . that's sugar coating it I guess.
I need 2x the sq; footage. it took a couple years to get that way.
before steel knives i was doing native american style art.
wanna see the other half.?

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Re: Does This Make Me Cheap
« Reply #23 on: August 05, 2017, 06:44:18 AM »
A neat shop is the sign of a sick mind.. A guy has to have some clutter..

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« Reply #24 on: August 05, 2017, 07:39:50 AM »
If that is true John then I am one unsick person.   :-\
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Re: Does This Make Me Cheap
« Reply #25 on: August 05, 2017, 09:26:48 AM »
If your shop is uncluttered you are obviously not doing much in there.  However there is a point, I try not to cross, which is to have my tractor and motorcycle parts mixed together.  OR..you end up with a bike that wont go over 25, and the tractor is "scary fast" ...  :P