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by Roy
Mon Sep 24, 2007 6:10 pm
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: Monster Burner
Replies: 5
Views: 4772

IIRC its what comes in close to a #55 or 56 drill bit is what you want. That will put you in the ball park pretty darn close.

The monster burner (Rupert Wenig designed) is a great burner, cheap to make and does the job.
by Roy
Mon Sep 24, 2007 2:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Machining "Hole" in Glass
Replies: 21
Views: 4149

Drilling glass is a piece of cake. All those methods of using brass tube and valve grinding compounds etc etc are from old days before they had what they have so readily available today. Yes they may work but no where near a s good as a diamond coated hole saw, or diamond burrs or even a diamond tip...
by Roy
Sat Jun 30, 2007 7:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chinese Quality
Replies: 7
Views: 2403

As others stated. Its a hit or miss affair with China made stuff, no matter what name is on the item. I bought a lathe (Jet) and it was a POS right out of the crate.....I have some china made stuff which is very good and does the job. I have other china made things which are not worth carry8ing to t...
by Roy
Fri Jun 29, 2007 4:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What good is a shaper?
Replies: 20
Views: 4238

Sounds like I may be n the minority here but I love top play with a shaper even if its to do nothng but make chips. When I get tired of allthe noise onthe radio I often tighten up a piece of sscrap steel in the vise and let it rip..LOve the osund, very southing, much better thanm ost crap onthe radi...
by Roy
Fri Jun 29, 2007 3:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Differences: Fly Cutter vs Face Mill
Replies: 35
Views: 11768

I run my flycutters (when I use em) at max spindle speed and get beautiful finishes. However I took advantage of a set of door knob cutters one time that was offered, that take a round insert, and they have got to b e one of the lsickest tools for making a smooth finish there is for use in a mill. I...
by Roy
Tue Oct 31, 2006 7:34 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: HELP ....desperately needed. Miller 250 Syncrowave
Replies: 14
Views: 7952

Ya know, they never ever put the original bottle back on to double check. No way to find out now since it was exchanged for another already.....we were just happy to get it working again, and it was not until the ride back home with a working TIG machine and new cylinder of 100% argon that we starte...
by Roy
Tue Oct 31, 2006 6:32 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: HELP ....desperately needed. Miller 250 Syncrowave
Replies: 14
Views: 7952

FIXED....but I still do not buy it

We carried the machine to a repair facility today. They took a quick look at it and first thing they did was swap out the cylinder of Argon. We stated we swapped a cylinder and it made no difference...but low and behold the machine worked like a champ. Heck we even managed ot have all the controls s...
by Roy
Mon Oct 30, 2006 5:27 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: HELP ....desperately needed. Miller 250 Syncrowave
Replies: 14
Views: 7952

Mike_W wrote:I assume that the gas is pure argon? I know of a few cases where the welding supply sent out cylinders that were not pure argon.

Yep, swapped tanks with another machine and it works fine on that machine and the tank that was on the other machine has not helped any on the sick machine.
by Roy
Sun Oct 29, 2006 6:09 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: HELP ....desperately needed. Miller 250 Syncrowave
Replies: 14
Views: 7952

Well I give up....I know I have gas flow, as its easy to feel it flowing out the torch. I switched cylinders of it just to eliminate bad gas, tried new tungsten electrode.....Green color code as well as 2 % toriated.....used a ultra clean piece of plain aluminum, cleaned ground clamp, pulled cover o...
by Roy
Sat Oct 28, 2006 5:35 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: HELP ....desperately needed. Miller 250 Syncrowave
Replies: 14
Views: 7952

I did clean the weld area very well., I used a brand new wire wheel on a high speed die grinder followed up with hand wire brushing with a platers brush (brand new)....both brushes are stainless steel bristles. I also pulled one of the 4043 rods as well as a 50 something or other rod back and forth ...
by Roy
Sat Oct 28, 2006 1:12 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: HELP ....desperately needed. Miller 250 Syncrowave
Replies: 14
Views: 7952

HELP ....desperately needed. Miller 250 Syncrowave

Machine is a like new hardly used Miller 250 SW which was bought 10 years ago this month. It has had less than 3 small 80 cuft tanbks of inerting gas through it. It welds fine with stick, but when it comes to TIG process the arc seems to wander around and then it gets all sooty, and black and then j...
by Roy
Sun Sep 03, 2006 9:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help me decide what motor to buy
Replies: 4
Views: 1615

Help me decide what motor to buy

Itsnot really metal working per se but I do have to make a mount etc for it all. I have a propeller pump that I need to power up. I am at a bit of a loss as to go with a 115/120 vac motor or go with a 220 volt motor. Is one any more efficient than the other. The way I look at it is it takes a given ...