On Sat, 11 Dec 2004 19:00:48 -0500, Leo Van Der Loo
>Hi Mac, yes we all do those things, nothing wrong with it if it works
>for you, and like George says keep it off the vibrating machine , be it
>lathe, grinder, sander, saw or whatever else, the super hot filaments
>don't take kindly to the shaking <G> that is going on, I've a couple of
>quarts spot lights on either side of my lathe, but I block the light
>very often with body or arm or just the depth of the turning will not
>let the light get there where I need it, for that I have one of those
>pivoting desk lamp with the elbow/wrist kind of hinge points, and made a
>couple of bracket/hole dohickys (so that I can place the light in the
>best possible positioning), on the shelf and wall next to my lathe, even
>then I would like a better way at times, I have been looking for a
>inexpensive Light Emitting Diode (LED) that gives enough light and which
>I would be able to attach and remove from my cutting tool easily, have
>not made up my mind how or what, but I hope to find a better lighting
>solution to the problem of not able to see what I want.
>Have fun and take care
>Leo Van Der Loo
I was thinking about that same thing, Leo..
last night, I was getting stiff and sore because I had to sit in a
certain position and lean just right, or the shadow of the lathe
chisel got in the way..
Damn pencil holder.. about a 2" hole, 6 inches deep.. WTF do I have a
drill press for? DUH...
Anyway, I was trying to figure out how many LED's I'd need to duct
tape to the chisel handle to do the job, and if the vibration and
clunks would kill the LED's..
I have a LED flashlight that would work, but I'm not going to kill a
$30 flashlight for a damn pencil holder.. lol
I think I'll just modify the shopsmith by morphing it with my floor
jack and point the sucker at the light.. rofl
>>>I found that mounting the lamps to the stand shortened their bulb life, so
>>>my swing arm floods are now mounted off the stand and burning longer.
>>>I like to blame the stroboscopic effect for the barked knuckles I get
>>>sometimes when cutting interrupted-edge bowls.
>> ok.. admission to tackiness time:
>> I was turning a pencil holder for my wife last night and felt like I
>> was drilling a mine shaft in the dark, once I got down a few inches.
>> (shoulda drilled it first, I guess)
>> I got my handy-dandy HF fluorescent trouble light out and hung it on
>> an adjustable height roller stand behind me...
>> It worked great, was very adjustable and CHEAP.. lol
>> (note to self: if ever doing serious turning on a shopsmith, put the
>> sucker up on blocks!)