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tea lady
14th Jan 2010, 10:36 AM
I think something died in my head stock. :C I went to get my spur drive out with the knock out bar and there was some sort of "obstruction", which of course I just bashed through. :rolleyes: "Hmm! What was that little squish, crunchy, pop feeling?", I though to myself. A second later the drive pops out along with THE most STINKY STINK that EVER STANK! :keelover: Maybe it was a dead huntsman. Or a live one? Would going at 3000 RPM be deadly? :hmm: Whatever it was it made my eyes water. Now I'll have too find something to clean out the pipe. :doh: Scourer on a stick perhaps? :think: But I think I'll have to get a gas mask so I can go back in the shed!:C

On the up side, I found the reson why the compact chuck was a bit out. One (Or rather two:rolleyes: ) of the dovetail jaws were in the wrong spot. :cool: All smooth now. :U Just REALLY STINKY!:C:puke::wacko:

wheelinround
14th Jan 2010, 10:47 AM
Mouse house TL or maybe
worse a Trapdoor you could always shine alight up there and look metho but not to drink it clean it out.

:o I recall when in my first year as an apprentice mechanic we had an Escort brought in which had been back constantly for repairs. The fellow had gone OS for a few months the vehicle sat for weeks during this time of year a stench started to fill the air of the 6 floors of workshop. A daily search was done garbages emptied, lockers cleaned cars checked nothing :no: Finally the Escort was worked on it didn't seem to be the problem working up close to it. Untill someone pulled the hubcaps off :oo: a dozen prawns hidden inside:puke: the whole floor was sick in minutes. It still had to be cleaned up a special call to council to remove the bin and heaps of cleaner disinfectant used for weeks.

tea lady
14th Jan 2010, 10:53 AM
Mouse house TL or maybe
worse a Trapdoor you could always shine alight up there and look metho but not to drink it clean it out.

No trap doors in Vic luckily.:cool:

Funny story Wheely.:D

wheelinround
14th Jan 2010, 12:06 PM
so what was it/is it ????:badair:

petersemple
14th Jan 2010, 12:09 PM
Not in my headstock, but I have had bad smells from dead skinks and geckos before

Peter

tea lady
14th Jan 2010, 12:09 PM
so what was it/is it ????:badair: I dunno.. Just black, squashed stinky stuff. :shrug: A Huntsman I reckon. Big enough to go pop.:rolleyes: At first I thought it might be one of those mud wasp nest, but there wasn't any mud. :think:

rsser
14th Jan 2010, 12:18 PM
try getting your pinky in there with a bit of stocking wrapped around it

failing that a morse taper cleaner from craft supplies in the US

or turn an undersized MT2 with stocking wrapped around; I've posted dimensions elsehwere; if u can't find it I'll dig them out

tea lady
14th Jan 2010, 12:31 PM
try getting your pinky in there with a bit of stocking wrapped around it

:C I'm NOT putting my PINKY in there! :rolleyes: I'd then have a
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STINKY PINKY! :D

rsser
14th Jan 2010, 12:37 PM
Boom tish!

Never picked your nose? or your ear? Nor smelled it? ;-}

PAH1
14th Jan 2010, 12:43 PM
There is a chance it was a bombardier beetle- large pop, acrid stink and black mess. The beetles are jet black, not sure if they are from that far south though. In the new england where I grew up we got them and it was fun to tease them to see the flash and puff of smoke.

Sturdee
14th Jan 2010, 01:47 PM
Just block up one end and spray room freshener or even deoderant into the shaft. Or you can push a piece of lemon through it.


Peter.

tea lady
14th Jan 2010, 03:21 PM
Just block up one end and spray room freshener or even deoderant into the shaft. Or you can push a piece of lemon through it.


Peter.:D That sounds like fun.

son_of_bluegras
14th Jan 2010, 04:13 PM
The surest thing I know of to remove a stink is hydrogen peroxide. Keep applying it untill it stops foaming or the smell is gone. Of course it may cause problems with other stuff it comes in contact with.

ron

ticklingmedusa
14th Jan 2010, 05:33 PM
Interesting problem. Nasty, yes indeed. I agree with Ern. It's probably a good idea to remove whatever it is before it gets out the end of the spindle and rockets all over the shed. I've cleaned inside of mine with one of these copper pipe cleaners. You should be able to get one at any plumbers supply. A swab down with peroxide may neutralize the stink. Baking soda is another odor eater. Whatever you do be sure to protect electrical components if they are potentially exposed and treat metal parts with something to prevent corrosion immediately. good luck tm

Working with Copper Pipe
http://www.extremehowto.com/xh/graphics/articles/art_60345_cop1.jpg

wheelinround
15th Jan 2010, 08:00 AM
lets hope it hasn't caused corrosion problems TL some new metal eating bug

tea lady
15th Jan 2010, 11:16 AM
WEll, I plucked up courage and took deep breaths ooutside before racing in a poking a bit of rag in a couple of times. :keeloveragain: I think I got most of it. :C I put a cork in the nd so nothing can go in again. :- :cool:

wheelinround
15th Jan 2010, 11:25 AM
WEll, I plucked up courage and took deep breaths ooutside before racing in a poking a bit of rag in a couple of times. :keeloveragain: I think I got most of it. :C I put a cork in the nd so nothing can go in again. :- :cool:


Just remember its there AM when you use the knock out bar to remove M2's :U

tea lady
15th Jan 2010, 12:14 PM
Just remember its there AM when you use the knock out bar to remove M2's :UShould be alright! Its PINK!:p:D

wheelinround
15th Jan 2010, 12:20 PM
You mean Pink

tea lady
15th Jan 2010, 03:06 PM
You mean Pink:no: then it would get lost on my lathe.:p

wheelinround
15th Jan 2010, 03:39 PM
:oo: you didn't no way :no: tell me show me you didn't paint it PURPLE :roll:

tea lady
15th Jan 2010, 04:32 PM
:oo: you didn't no way :no: tell me show me you didn't paint it PURPLE :roll::whistling:
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No! Just kidding! I didn't :D

wheelinround
15th Jan 2010, 04:34 PM
TL tells whoppers

Whats this then

http://www.woodworkforums.com/attachments/f8/124803d1261445914-tough-lathes-tough.jpg

tea lady
15th Jan 2010, 04:49 PM
TL tells whoppers

Whats this then

http://www.woodworkforums.com/attachments/f8/124803d1261445914-tough-lathes-tough.jpgThat's Art! :D

woodwork wally
15th Jan 2010, 06:46 PM
If thats yours A/M its fantastic choice of colour I never did like the origional colour of those lathes Mundane and boring 'swhy I bought a yellow one cheers ww.wally

tea lady
16th Jan 2010, 11:10 AM
If thats yours A/M its fantastic choice of colour I never did like the origional colour of those lathes Mundane and boring 'swhy I bought a yellow one cheers ww.wally:D Its a photo shop job WWWally.:D It is really silver. I am looking forward to the day I can say it needs a re paint.:cool:

Sawdust Maker
16th Jan 2010, 11:32 AM
You'd have to turn a lot of purple heart to lose that in the shavings :q

Dad used to paint his spanners orange so if he dropped one out in the paddock whilst working on the tractor he could find it easily

Sir Stinkalot
16th Jan 2010, 11:34 AM
THE most STINKY STINK that EVER STANK! Just REALLY STINKY!:C:puke::wacko:

Did somebody say Stinky? :roll:

tea lady
16th Jan 2010, 11:34 AM
I've got a purple flowery screw driver that both Hubby and I usually use cos its the first one we can find.:cool: But it wouldn't work if EVEYTHING was purple.:doh: Its a bit harder to lose a lathe though.

glenn k
16th Jan 2010, 10:38 PM
No trap doors in Vic luckily.:cool:

Funny story Wheely.:D

We have lots of trapdoor spiders in Vic they look very similar to funnel webs and window spiders.

tea lady
16th Jan 2010, 11:10 PM
We have lots of trapdoor spiders in Vic they look very similar to funnel webs and window spiders.:doh: Oh! My bad! :D Its funnel webs that kill ya isn't it.:rolleyes: (Window spiders? :hmm: Do they kinda hang about being Julliet? :D ) We seem to have a million Hu7ntsmans around here so my money is on one of those. But it was only STINKY GOOP that I found in the head stock. It still stinks a bit. I might have to get one of those long skinny bottle brushes to give it a good going over.:C Or maybe squirt it with the power sprayer. :D Only then it might end up all over EVERYTHING instead. :gaah: :rolleyes:

Ed Reiss
17th Jan 2010, 12:01 AM
TL, spray some WD-40 in there ...it should help to clean that gunk out.

tea lady
17th Jan 2010, 12:07 AM
TL, spray some WD-40 in there ...it should help to clean that gunk out.I did that already. It makes an even weirder smell, if that is possible.:rolleyes::D

ecsimonson
17th Jan 2010, 08:09 PM
No clue about bugs in au, but here in the us we have large black beetles that we call stink beetles for a reason. They stink if you step on one so i imagine one in a lathe headstock would stink bad. That would explain the crunch and black stuff.