Search found 1132 matches

by Patio
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Large motors and soft start
Replies: 30
Views: 706

Re: Large motors and soft start

Bentworker, it is a direct line. Power comes in from the meter, through a disconnect then directly to the unit. Inside the unit there is a contactor for starting. I don't believe is has any overload heaters, but I could be wrong, it has been awhile since I looked at the schematics. It is fused in th...
by Patio
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: The Photo Album
Topic: One man's insanity---the story of an induction furnace
Replies: 77
Views: 21329

Re: One man's insanity---the story of an induction furnace

The ladle: 20190412_154119a.jpg 20190412_154133a.jpg In this picture, Harold is demonstrating how the ladle will be tipped to pour. In the background you can also see the Riddle and Muller. 20190412_154242a.jpg These pictures were taken in April, it is now June, and a lot of progress has been made, ...
by Patio
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: The Photo Album
Topic: One man's insanity---the story of an induction furnace
Replies: 77
Views: 21329

Re: One man's insanity---the story of an induction furnace

I had a chance to make it up to Harold's place the other day and I took some pictures while I was there, that you might all enjoy. I will let Harold answer all the questions about the specifics of the machines. The Muller: 20190412_153126a.jpg 20190412_152846a.jpg 20190412_153044a.jpg The furnaces a...
by Patio
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: The Photo Album
Topic: Patio's projects
Replies: 452
Views: 99877

Re: Patio's projects

Still getting things done. Steady by jerks! :) Not a lot of time and lots to get done, while the sun is shinning. Here are some teaser pictures of the progress. The Speed and Control mechanisms, mounted on a plate. 20190605_210146a.jpg The detent mechanism in an exploded view. 20190602_171137a.jpg I...
by Patio
Sat May 04, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: All Things CAD and CAM
Topic: Free and easy to learn 3D CAD
Replies: 50
Views: 23376

Re: Free and easy to learn 3D CAD

you can go to either companies website and they will tell you the specs required for their software. I think they like 16 gigs of RAM also.
by Patio
Fri May 03, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: All Things CAD and CAM
Topic: Free and easy to learn 3D CAD
Replies: 50
Views: 23376

Re: Free and easy to learn 3D CAD

I'm on vacation so I'm doing this via my phone. Earglo I'm on cable so I do not have any slowdowns, most of my leg is created by my lack of a proper video card. I may be wrong but if I understand it right both systems run on your computer and just upload to the web. If you're getting lag in May beca...
by Patio
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Soft Start for Lathe?
Replies: 54
Views: 3856

Re: Soft Start for Lathe?

Is a GFCI breaker? I have a buddy who has GFCI on one wall and he can't start his mill without it tripping. Dave A friend of mine had a drill press; gfi would trip if you touched it while it was running. So he put a thick rubber mat on the floor in front of it to stand on while using it. Problem so...
by Patio
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Show us your lathe!
Replies: 422
Views: 106657

Re: Show us your lathe!

Hey Spro, take a closer look, there is a lantern style tool post sitting on the compound, with a Armstrong type tool holder in it.
by Patio
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: All Things CAD and CAM
Topic: Free and easy to learn 3D CAD
Replies: 50
Views: 23376

Re: Free and easy to learn 3D CAD

I just joined the EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) which has the benefit of a free for hobby use agreement with Solid works. If you use if for making money, they want their cut. https://www.eaa.org/eaa/eaa-membership/eaa-member-benefits/ Solidworks-resource-center So now I am learning how to ...
by Patio
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: The Photo Album
Topic: Patio's projects
Replies: 452
Views: 99877

Re: Patio's projects

Just a little update. I have been spending a bunch of time in the shop lately, on the lathe controls project. The speed mechanism is temporarily installed. It is just held to the base plate with a clamp and seems to work well enough. I have not connected it electrically yet. The main part of the con...
by Patio
Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: holesaw on a lathe
Replies: 29
Views: 2558

Re: holesaw on a lathe

Nice crane, that looks pretty handy!
by Patio
Sat Apr 06, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Proud dad moment
Replies: 9
Views: 1384

Re: Proud dad moment

Your are right to be proud. Congratulations Gregg!