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Locked posts

Todd
 

Why are posts being locked ? I understand the current storage limit issues we are discussing. If that's the reason, please say so.  If my posts aren't wanted or welcome, please say so.


Re: First Cut

Steven H
 

410 rpm is about 160 sfpm for a 1.5 inch diameter. Way too fast for HSS. Try cutting the rpm in half and see if that makes a difference.

Steve Haskell


Re: First Cut

Bruce
 

You need a center hole and use the tail stock.


Re: First Cut

david pennington
 

Also try the other two spindle speeds. Looks like you may have tool chatter going on, which can be a function of the free air resonant frequency of the tool and the surface speed of the work piece. 

Changing the speed can sometimes eliminate that form of chatter by moving the stimulus along the frequency spectrum to get it away from the resonant frequency.

Changing the free length of the tool--if that's possible--will change its resonant frequency.


David W. Pennington
Denver, Colorado
720-442-3744


On Thursday, June 24, 2021, 04:21:01 PM MDT, G K via groups.io <bug_hunter2000@...> wrote:


No clutch on a 9c, so half-nut is the way to go.  I believe it is 1018, that I bought as a drop from a fab shop.  I could be above center, I'll check and lower the bit.  I will also switch to a slower feed (quick swap of a one gear).  After that I'll look at trying a different cutter.

Thanks and keep the suggestions flowing.

On Thursday, June 24, 2021, 05:10:19 PM CDT, rlm_mcv via groups.io <rlm_mcv@...> wrote:


My thoughts cutter ground wrong and above center.  Also looks like using 1/2 nut instead of clutch for feed.  Not a pro but my guesses.

On Thursday, June 24, 2021, 5:06:22 PM CDT, Andrei <calciu1@...> wrote:


Cutter problem and/or feed problem. Fix one and do another test cut, then fix the other and cut again. 

From: SouthBendLathe@groups.io <SouthBendLathe@groups.io> on behalf of G K via groups.io <bug_hunter2000@...>
Sent: Thursday, June 24, 2021 5:33 PM
To: SouthBendLathe@groups.io <SouthBendLathe@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [SouthBendLathe] First Cut
 
Afternoon Guys,

Just made my first cuts on my rebuild South Bend 9c.  First off, thanks to all who have helped me along the way with eh clean-up and reassembly.

Can't seem to get a nice, smooth cut.  Chucked up a 7-inch long, 1-1/2 inch diameter piece of steel I had laying around in an attempt to do the two-collar alignment test.  I used a four-jaw chuck, and adjusted it to sub .001 runout near the chuck.  No support on the tail end.  I faced it off, then started reducing the diameter.

I've been running at 410 rpm
Depth of cut between 0.003 and 0.005
Feed rate of 0..0031
Using a HSS cutter that came with the lathe

You can see from the photo that the surface finish is for sh$t.  Looks almost like a reverse thread.

Any suggestions relative to machine setup adjustments, machine tuning, spindle speed, feed rate, depth of cut, cutter, etc. would be appreciated.  Also, if I can answer any questions, send them on over.  Tough to troubleshoot when you've never done it before.

Thanks a lot for whatever input you may be able to provide.

Greg


Re: First Cut

david pennington
 

9C only has half nuts for power feed.

David W. Pennington
Denver, Colorado
720-442-3744


On Thursday, June 24, 2021, 04:10:23 PM MDT, rlm_mcv via groups.io <rlm_mcv@...> wrote:


My thoughts cutter ground wrong and above center.  Also looks like using 1/2 nut instead of clutch for feed.  Not a pro but my guesses.

On Thursday, June 24, 2021, 5:06:22 PM CDT, Andrei <calciu1@...> wrote:


Cutter problem and/or feed problem. Fix one and do another test cut, then fix the other and cut again. 

From: SouthBendLathe@groups.io <SouthBendLathe@groups.io> on behalf of G K via groups.io <bug_hunter2000@...>
Sent: Thursday, June 24, 2021 5:33 PM
To: SouthBendLathe@groups.io <SouthBendLathe@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [SouthBendLathe] First Cut
 
Afternoon Guys,

Just made my first cuts on my rebuild South Bend 9c.  First off, thanks to all who have helped me along the way with eh clean-up and reassembly.

Can't seem to get a nice, smooth cut.  Chucked up a 7-inch long, 1-1/2 inch diameter piece of steel I had laying around in an attempt to do the two-collar alignment test.  I used a four-jaw chuck, and adjusted it to sub .001 runout near the chuck.  No support on the tail end.  I faced it off, then started reducing the diameter.

I've been running at 410 rpm
Depth of cut between 0.003 and 0.005
Feed rate of 0..0031
Using a HSS cutter that came with the lathe

You can see from the photo that the surface finish is for sh$t.  Looks almost like a reverse thread.

Any suggestions relative to machine setup adjustments, machine tuning, spindle speed, feed rate, depth of cut, cutter, etc. would be appreciated.  Also, if I can answer any questions, send them on over.  Tough to troubleshoot when you've never done it before.

Thanks a lot for whatever input you may be able to provide.

Greg


Re: First Cut

G K
 

No clutch on a 9c, so half-nut is the way to go.  I believe it is 1018, that I bought as a drop from a fab shop.  I could be above center, I'll check and lower the bit.  I will also switch to a slower feed (quick swap of a one gear).  After that I'll look at trying a different cutter.

Thanks and keep the suggestions flowing.

On Thursday, June 24, 2021, 05:10:19 PM CDT, rlm_mcv via groups.io <rlm_mcv@...> wrote:


My thoughts cutter ground wrong and above center.  Also looks like using 1/2 nut instead of clutch for feed.  Not a pro but my guesses.

On Thursday, June 24, 2021, 5:06:22 PM CDT, Andrei <calciu1@...> wrote:


Cutter problem and/or feed problem. Fix one and do another test cut, then fix the other and cut again. 

From: SouthBendLathe@groups.io <SouthBendLathe@groups.io> on behalf of G K via groups.io <bug_hunter2000@...>
Sent: Thursday, June 24, 2021 5:33 PM
To: SouthBendLathe@groups.io <SouthBendLathe@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [SouthBendLathe] First Cut
 
Afternoon Guys,

Just made my first cuts on my rebuild South Bend 9c.  First off, thanks to all who have helped me along the way with eh clean-up and reassembly.

Can't seem to get a nice, smooth cut.  Chucked up a 7-inch long, 1-1/2 inch diameter piece of steel I had laying around in an attempt to do the two-collar alignment test.  I used a four-jaw chuck, and adjusted it to sub .001 runout near the chuck.  No support on the tail end.  I faced it off, then started reducing the diameter.

I've been running at 410 rpm
Depth of cut between 0.003 and 0.005
Feed rate of 0..0031
Using a HSS cutter that came with the lathe

You can see from the photo that the surface finish is for sh$t.  Looks almost like a reverse thread.

Any suggestions relative to machine setup adjustments, machine tuning, spindle speed, feed rate, depth of cut, cutter, etc. would be appreciated.  Also, if I can answer any questions, send them on over.  Tough to troubleshoot when you've never done it before.

Thanks a lot for whatever input you may be able to provide.

Greg


Re: First Cut

George Steube
 

What kind of steel?  If it came from Lowes or HD it will never cut smooth.  Get some leaded steel (12L14) before you worry about adjustments. 

George

On 6/24/2021 4:33 PM, G K via groups.io wrote:
Afternoon Guys,

Just made my first cuts on my rebuild South Bend 9c.  First off, thanks to all who have helped me along the way with eh clean-up and reassembly.

Can't seem to get a nice, smooth cut.  Chucked up a 7-inch long, 1-1/2 inch diameter piece of steel I had laying around in an attempt to do the two-collar alignment test.  I used a four-jaw chuck, and adjusted it to sub .001 runout near the chuck.  No support on the tail end.  I faced it off, then started reducing the diameter.

I've been running at 410 rpm
Depth of cut between 0.003 and 0.005
Feed rate of 0..0031
Using a HSS cutter that came with the lathe

You can see from the photo that the surface finish is for sh$t.  Looks almost like a reverse thread.

Any suggestions relative to machine setup adjustments, machine tuning, spindle speed, feed rate, depth of cut, cutter, etc. would be appreciated.  Also, if I can answer any questions, send them on over.  Tough to troubleshoot when you've never done it before.

Thanks a lot for whatever input you may be able to provide.

Greg


Re: First Cut

rlm_mcv
 

My thoughts cutter ground wrong and above center.  Also looks like using 1/2 nut instead of clutch for feed.  Not a pro but my guesses.

On Thursday, June 24, 2021, 5:06:22 PM CDT, Andrei <calciu1@...> wrote:


Cutter problem and/or feed problem. Fix one and do another test cut, then fix the other and cut again. 

From: SouthBendLathe@groups.io <SouthBendLathe@groups.io> on behalf of G K via groups.io <bug_hunter2000@...>
Sent: Thursday, June 24, 2021 5:33 PM
To: SouthBendLathe@groups.io <SouthBendLathe@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [SouthBendLathe] First Cut
 
Afternoon Guys,

Just made my first cuts on my rebuild South Bend 9c.  First off, thanks to all who have helped me along the way with eh clean-up and reassembly.

Can't seem to get a nice, smooth cut.  Chucked up a 7-inch long, 1-1/2 inch diameter piece of steel I had laying around in an attempt to do the two-collar alignment test.  I used a four-jaw chuck, and adjusted it to sub .001 runout near the chuck.  No support on the tail end.  I faced it off, then started reducing the diameter.

I've been running at 410 rpm
Depth of cut between 0.003 and 0.005
Feed rate of 0..0031
Using a HSS cutter that came with the lathe

You can see from the photo that the surface finish is for sh$t.  Looks almost like a reverse thread.

Any suggestions relative to machine setup adjustments, machine tuning, spindle speed, feed rate, depth of cut, cutter, etc. would be appreciated.  Also, if I can answer any questions, send them on over.  Tough to troubleshoot when you've never done it before.

Thanks a lot for whatever input you may be able to provide.

Greg


Re: First Cut

Andrei
 

Cutter problem and/or feed problem. Fix one and do another test cut, then fix the other and cut again. 


From: SouthBendLathe@groups.io <SouthBendLathe@groups.io> on behalf of G K via groups.io <bug_hunter2000@...>
Sent: Thursday, June 24, 2021 5:33 PM
To: SouthBendLathe@groups.io <SouthBendLathe@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [SouthBendLathe] First Cut
 
Afternoon Guys,

Just made my first cuts on my rebuild South Bend 9c.  First off, thanks to all who have helped me along the way with eh clean-up and reassembly.

Can't seem to get a nice, smooth cut.  Chucked up a 7-inch long, 1-1/2 inch diameter piece of steel I had laying around in an attempt to do the two-collar alignment test.  I used a four-jaw chuck, and adjusted it to sub .001 runout near the chuck.  No support on the tail end.  I faced it off, then started reducing the diameter.

I've been running at 410 rpm
Depth of cut between 0.003 and 0.005
Feed rate of 0..0031
Using a HSS cutter that came with the lathe

You can see from the photo that the surface finish is for sh$t.  Looks almost like a reverse thread.

Any suggestions relative to machine setup adjustments, machine tuning, spindle speed, feed rate, depth of cut, cutter, etc. would be appreciated.  Also, if I can answer any questions, send them on over.  Tough to troubleshoot when you've never done it before.

Thanks a lot for whatever input you may be able to provide.

Greg


Re: First Cut

G K
 

Afternoon Guys,

Just made my first cuts on my rebuild South Bend 9c.  First off, thanks to all who have helped me along the way with eh clean-up and reassembly.

Can't seem to get a nice, smooth cut.  Chucked up a 7-inch long, 1-1/2 inch diameter piece of steel I had laying around in an attempt to do the two-collar alignment test.  I used a four-jaw chuck, and adjusted it to sub .001 runout near the chuck.  No support on the tail end.  I faced it off, then started reducing the diameter.

I've been running at 410 rpm
Depth of cut between 0.003 and 0.005
Feed rate of 0..0031
Using a HSS cutter that came with the lathe

You can see from the photo that the surface finish is for sh$t.  Looks almost like a reverse thread.

Any suggestions relative to machine setup adjustments, machine tuning, spindle speed, feed rate, depth of cut, cutter, etc. would be appreciated.  Also, if I can answer any questions, send them on over.  Tough to troubleshoot when you've never done it before.

Thanks a lot for whatever input you may be able to provide.

Greg


Re: Introduction/Information #poll

ART
 

Hey John:

Welcome.

Lots of good information here.

Try the attached documents.

Capt. Art


On Thursday, June 24, 2021, 10:33:11 AM EDT, Hamm <jchammonds@...> wrote:


[Edited Message Follows]

A poll has been updated:

Good day to you all, this is my first post since joining the group. The reason I joined the group is because I’m not having very good success at finding information on the particular lathe I have.

My South Bend lathe is a, Horizontal Model 9A 16 speed with v-belt drive, probably 1950’s vintage, I purchased a Full Rebuild Package from eBay/ By ILION Industrial Services which contained a Manual, Felts, Oil, and Grease for the 9” lathe.

The manual does not reference anything later than 1940’s models, primarily the V-Belt drive system.

Does anyone know where I can find information on this lathe? Catalog No. CL 744 A, S/N 49636 NAR 10.

Thanks,

John Hammonds

1. Don't Know
2. If I knew the answer I would not ask a question

Vote Now

Do not reply to this message to vote in the poll. You can vote in polls only through the group's website.


Re: We are reaching our "Free" storage limit.

Jim_B
 

Here is an option. 
I have my own cloud. 
I have 5 Tb of NAS storage. 
Only about 1/2 is used. 
I could easily download the photos in question. 
But how would we access them? 
By request? 


Jim B,

--
Jim B


Re: We are reaching our "Free" storage limit.

eddie.draper@btinternet.com
 

Dear all,


Every silver lining has an associated cloud.


There is currently concern about the amount of CO2 emitted by the generators that power the cloud storage servers. This is becoming a significant proportion of the whole, nowadays, not something everyone thinks about before uploading yet another batch of photos. I for one, and probably the rest of you, am constantly bombarded with adverts to store my data on the cloud. I'm sure it's easier, as backup seems to be automatic and / or diverse, but I shall continue to keep my personal stuff on my PC and its backup. Putting your stuff in the cloud and providing a link to it instead of attaching the photos to an email may provide a solution to the group's short term problem, but it is missing the point.


There has been talk of the server giants starting to delete any files that have not been accessed for a period, say a single whole year, in order to minimise this effect. I feel sure that this may be behind IO's new policy, and you are likely to find similar policies introduced whichever way you jump, whether immediately or once the honeymoon period is over.


I suggest sticking with the present free storage limit, and allowing attached files to be deleted as they get old. The same should not apply to the library of useful data. Can or, indeed, are, the two categories separated and treated differently?


Eddie




------ Original Message ------
From: "Jim Croyle" <jjc4291@...>
To: SouthBendLathe@groups.io
Sent: Thursday, 24 Jun, 21 At 14:27
Subject: Re: [SouthBendLathe] We are reaching our "Free" storage limit.

George, thanks for your hard woork

On Thu, Jun 24, 2021 at 8:08 AM George Meinschein via groups.io <gmeinschein=protonmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
I've got a plan in the works. A free Google Gmail account currently comes with 15GB of Google Drive cloud storage. I've set that up already. Next up - download the "attachment" photos from the Soth Bend Lathe Group to the Google Drive. Currently 1596 images. Not as daunting a task (I hope) as it sounds because I'll be using a browser add-on that grabs every photo on a webpage. Bill in OKC - I did delete the four you attached yesterday. The 1596 images have accumulated only since the move from Yahoo Groups to Groups.io in or around May 2018 it looks like. Yahoo Groups did not allow attachments IIRC. Going forward - the oldest attachments will eventually be deleted and replaced with new attachments as we bump up against our Groups.io storage limit. More details as the story develops. Got to do some billable stuff right now!
--
-George M.


Re: We are reaching our "Free" storage limit.

Jim Croyle
 

George, thanks for your hard woork


On Thu, Jun 24, 2021 at 8:08 AM George Meinschein via groups.io <gmeinschein=protonmail.com@groups.io> wrote:
I've got a plan in the works.  A free Google Gmail account currently comes with 15GB of Google Drive cloud storage.  I've set that up already.  Next up - download the "attachment" photos from the Soth Bend Lathe Group to the Google Drive.  Currently 1596 images.  Not as daunting a task (I hope) as it sounds because I'll be using a browser add-on that grabs every photo on a webpage.  Bill in OKC - I did delete the four you attached yesterday.  The 1596 images have accumulated only since the move from Yahoo Groups to Groups.io in or around May 2018 it looks like.  Yahoo Groups did not allow attachments IIRC.  Going forward - the oldest attachments will eventually be deleted and replaced with new attachments as we bump up against our Groups.io storage limit.  More details as the story develops.  Got to do some billable stuff right now!
--
-George M.


Re: We are reaching our "Free" storage limit.

George Meinschein
 

I've got a plan in the works.  A free Google Gmail account currently comes with 15GB of Google Drive cloud storage.  I've set that up already.  Next up - download the "attachment" photos from the Soth Bend Lathe Group to the Google Drive.  Currently 1596 images.  Not as daunting a task (I hope) as it sounds because I'll be using a browser add-on that grabs every photo on a webpage.  Bill in OKC - I did delete the four you attached yesterday.  The 1596 images have accumulated only since the move from Yahoo Groups to Groups.io in or around May 2018 it looks like.  Yahoo Groups did not allow attachments IIRC.  Going forward - the oldest attachments will eventually be deleted and replaced with new attachments as we bump up against our Groups.io storage limit.  More details as the story develops.  Got to do some billable stuff right now!
--
-George M.


Re: We are reaching our "Free" storage limit.

Glen Ruch
 

I'm wondering if there is some "low hanging fruit."  Any message with the the words "for sale" in the title, older than 6 months, could be considered to be OBE, and have the attached pictures deleted without loss.

Regards.

On 6/24/21 6:13 AM, Davis Johnson wrote:

I think that most images and other files attached to emails are ephemera, unlikely to have lasting importance. Images that somebody has gone to the trouble of uploading are more likely to have lasting importance.

This is a tendency, not a firm law of nature, but it is generally the case.

Given that, what groups.io wants to do seems just as generally sensible. I think what we need to do is accept that they will be deleting older attachements automatically to keep us under the limit (as if not accepting would make any difference).

We should make a habit of suggesting that a file be uploaded when we see an attachment that looks like it might have lasting importance.

On 6/23/21 10:52 PM, Bill in OKC too via groups.io wrote:
At that resolution I don't find them much use. Unfortunately, I don't see any other way to do what we need to do. I guess I need to go look for a good photo storage site, but every one I've ever had decided to either go out of business, or want more money than I could afford to pay for very little storage. Even Google, now. I'm willing to help if you want help. I'm online a couple hours a day, at least, most days. And sometimes in the wee hours of the night, too. I won't leave in a huff if you don't want my help, either. It's your group, I have groups of my own, and understand wanting things run a certain way.

Like I said, it's not a life or death thing, either. Have a good night!

Bill in OKC

William R. Meyers, MSgt, USAF(Ret.)


A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion,
butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance
accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders,
give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new
problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight
efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.
LAZARUS LONG (Robert A. Heinlein)




On Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 09:39:40 PM CDT, Jim_B <jim@...> wrote:


Yes, the site made them all much the same.
That’s the default condition


Jim B,

> On Jun 23, 2021, at 10:19 PM, Bill in OKC too via groups.io <wmrmeyers=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
>
> 
> Well, it seriously downsized them. Jim B, would you go ahead and dump those photos? They're not going to work for what I was trying to show.


--
Jim B






Re: We are reaching our "Free" storage limit.

Davis Johnson
 

I think that most images and other files attached to emails are ephemera, unlikely to have lasting importance. Images that somebody has gone to the trouble of uploading are more likely to have lasting importance.

This is a tendency, not a firm law of nature, but it is generally the case.

Given that, what groups.io wants to do seems just as generally sensible. I think what we need to do is accept that they will be deleting older attachements automatically to keep us under the limit (as if not accepting would make any difference).

We should make a habit of suggesting that a file be uploaded when we see an attachment that looks like it might have lasting importance.

On 6/23/21 10:52 PM, Bill in OKC too via groups.io wrote:
At that resolution I don't find them much use. Unfortunately, I don't see any other way to do what we need to do. I guess I need to go look for a good photo storage site, but every one I've ever had decided to either go out of business, or want more money than I could afford to pay for very little storage. Even Google, now. I'm willing to help if you want help. I'm online a couple hours a day, at least, most days. And sometimes in the wee hours of the night, too. I won't leave in a huff if you don't want my help, either. It's your group, I have groups of my own, and understand wanting things run a certain way.

Like I said, it's not a life or death thing, either. Have a good night!

Bill in OKC

William R. Meyers, MSgt, USAF(Ret.)


A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion,
butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance
accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders,
give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new
problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight
efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.
LAZARUS LONG (Robert A. Heinlein)




On Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 09:39:40 PM CDT, Jim_B <jim@...> wrote:


Yes, the site made them all much the same.
That’s the default condition


Jim B,

> On Jun 23, 2021, at 10:19 PM, Bill in OKC too via groups.io <wmrmeyers=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
>
> 
> Well, it seriously downsized them. Jim B, would you go ahead and dump those photos? They're not going to work for what I was trying to show.


--
Jim B






Re: We are reaching our "Free" storage limit.

Bill in OKC too
 

At that resolution I don't find them much use. Unfortunately, I don't see any other way to do what we need to do. I guess I need to go look for a good photo storage site, but every one I've ever had decided to either go out of business, or want more money than I could afford to pay for very little storage. Even Google, now. I'm willing to help if you want help. I'm online a couple hours a day, at least, most days. And sometimes in the wee hours of the night, too. I won't leave in a huff if you don't want my help, either. It's your group, I have groups of my own, and understand wanting things run a certain way.

Like I said, it's not a life or death thing, either. Have a good night!

Bill in OKC

William R. Meyers, MSgt, USAF(Ret.)


A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion,
butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance
accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders,
give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new
problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight
efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.
LAZARUS LONG (Robert A. Heinlein)




On Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 09:39:40 PM CDT, Jim_B <jim@...> wrote:


Yes, the site made them all much the same.
That’s the default condition


Jim B,

> On Jun 23, 2021, at 10:19 PM, Bill in OKC too via groups.io <wmrmeyers=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
>
> 
> Well, it seriously downsized them. Jim B, would you go ahead and dump those photos? They're not going to work for what I was trying to show.


--
Jim B






Re: We are reaching our "Free" storage limit.

Jim_B
 

Yes, the site made them all much the same.
That’s the default condition


Jim B,

On Jun 23, 2021, at 10:19 PM, Bill in OKC too via groups.io <wmrmeyers@...> wrote:


Well, it seriously downsized them. Jim B, would you go ahead and dump those photos? They're not going to work for what I was trying to show.
--
Jim B


Re: We are reaching our "Free" storage limit.

Bill in OKC too
 

We're not going to talk about dental, just now. :) Life is interesting. What I'm trying to do is get her to be able to see well enough that she can drive herself where she wants to go. Then maybe I can spend more time in my shop. I hadn't intended to retire, but the job ended very suddenly. I looked at finding another job, but everybody and his brother was also looking. There were 14 people on my shift, 13 of us got terminated. Several each on 1st and 2nd shift also got terminated. All the oil fields, all the machine shops, all the mechanics shops, all the restaurants, nearly all the stores, all closed. Business evaporated. That last day I was there, we had washed out by 5am. Usually, we had about 20-30,000 pound of laundry to do. So no jobs to be had. So I retired, and started drawing social security. Between the USAF retirement and Social Security, I make about 2/3rds of what I made before. It's enough to live on, and I was having a lot of trouble with my back at work. So it probably would have happened sooner or later anyway. Then it took me a year to decide I don't want to play on the computer ALL the time. The engine hoist has come in very handy. I wanted to make some machine skates so I could move the rest of my shop equipment around, but couldn't get to the machines. So my days now are working on the shop until the back starts complaining. If I'm able to stand up straight, I can do that for hours. If I have to bend over, I'm good for maybe 10-15 minutes. Then I go play on the computer for an hour or so. Then back to the shop.

Except for today. I've had a headache all day, still in my bathrobe. Thinking very seriously of going back to sleep. Talk to you guys tomorrow, Lord willing and the creek don't rise.

Bill in OKC

William R. Meyers, MSgt, USAF(Ret.)


A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion,
butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance
accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders,
give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new
problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight
efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.
LAZARUS LONG (Robert A. Heinlein)



On Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 03:38:28 PM CDT, Andrei <calciu1@...> wrote:


You've got more complex stuff to deal with. I doubt you could find a supplement to cover all of that. Best of luck, Bill. 

From: SouthBendLathe@groups.io <SouthBendLathe@groups.io> on behalf of Bill in OKC too via groups.io <wmrmeyers@...>
Sent: Wednesday, June 23, 2021 4:25 PM
To: SouthBendLathe@groups.io <SouthBendLathe@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [SouthBendLathe] We are reaching our "Free" storage limit.
 
Only if you want to take the default lenses. MIL got talked into that, and now needs glasses to see distances, when she didn't before. SWMBO has never had distance vision, and opted for that. Just shy of $1800 per lens, and they're not doing both eyes at once anymore. So two separate surgeries. And she always has complications, which wind up costing more money. I've been buying her contacts and glasses for a couple month shy of 39 years. She wanted to be able to see the signs across the street and such. I operate on Rule #1. "If Mama's happy, everyone's Happy!" We don't want to invoke Rule #2. She's also not old enough for Medicare yet, and I lost my civilian insurance when I lost my job to Covid-19 last April. All she has is Tricare Prime. Which pays 80% of the Medicare rate, IIRC. I've also had to buy two sets of Oxygen Concentrators in the past year. Fortunately, the 2nd set is still working, and I may get to use the old one, once I can fix it, in my workshop. And I'm sorry, but I do not deal with AARP. About $16K total in the past year or so. I've have nerves burnt in my back, PT, and she's in worse shape than I am, for all she's a decade younger.

When she woke up from the surgery, she could see the signs in the room, and exit signs down the hall. One eye is better than the other, but both are great compared to where she was. She is having to have scar tissue growing on the back of the lenses lasered off. Right eye was done week before last, left is tomorrow. Haven't see the bills for those yet. Might be covered by the insurance, might not. We'll see. She will also need reading glasses. Those can be a lot cheaper than the high-index plastic lenses she's always needed. Her glasses have always been more expensive than mine, and I've been buying ANSI-Z87 safety glasses, which no insurance covers, for years.

William R. Meyers, MSgt, USAF(Ret.)


A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion,
butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance
accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders,
give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new
problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight
efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.
LAZARUS LONG (Robert A. Heinlein)




On Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 02:59:22 PM CDT, Andrei <calciu1@...> wrote:


I thought cataract surgery was covered by all insurances, with just the standard 20% Medicare deductible and that can be brought down even further with the AARP supplements. 

Check into it to see if you can't get it done at a more affordable price, and don't fall for the BS from some eye centers that try to sell you premium everything. From what I read, it is all the same in function, except you can get gouged on price quickly. Always get a second opinion from a competing eye center. 

From: SouthBendLathe@groups.io <SouthBendLathe@groups.io> on behalf of Bill in OKC too via groups.io <wmrmeyers@...>
Sent: Wednesday, June 23, 2021 3:53 PM
To: SouthBendLathe@groups.io <SouthBendLathe@groups.io>
Subject: Re: [SouthBendLathe] We are reaching our "Free" storage limit.
 
A lot of us old farts are having vision problems, like cataracts. If you live long enough, you'll get them too. I'm using a 40" TV as a monitor, and I prefer a bit higher resolution if I'm going to be looking at details. The group is, IIRC, already set to reduce the size of attachments, so dumping old attachments are about all we could do without purging our membership list pretty hard. That may happen, too, someday.

Just spent about $5K getting SWMBO's cataracts seen to. It will be a few years before I can afford to do mine.

Bill in OKC

William R. Meyers, MSgt, USAF(Ret.)


A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion,
butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance
accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders,
give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new
problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight
efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.
LAZARUS LONG (Robert A. Heinlein)




On Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 02:42:48 PM CDT, eddie.draper@... via groups.io <eddie.draper@...> wrote:


Just a courtesy point: I nearly always reduce the file size of photos before emailing or posting. You don't need specialist photo processing software, just the standard windows stuff will allow you to crop (which reduces file size by discarding part of the image) and / or reducing resolution. If you have a half decent camera, unless you intend blowing a picture up to 3' or so you can't tell the difference between a 6 meg file and a 600k one.


Prior to retirement, I used to have to review a lot of less senior engineers' technical reports, maintenance or assembly instructions or submissions for independent approvals. I've lost track of the number I've sent back at the first hurdle just on the basis of pasting in quantities of excessive size photo files resulting in pointlessly huge Word files.


Could it be made a rule that attached photos must be no larger than say 500k or they get auto rejected?


Eddie


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