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by earlgo
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LED Shop Lighting
Replies: 139
Views: 12773

Re: LED Shop Lighting

When this conversation started, I took apart a T12 lamp, bypassed the ballast, inserted an LED bulb and it was really bright for about 2 nanoseconds. I put it all back together with the ballast and fluorescent tubes. Then I bought fixtures from Costco.
Just my EI experience.
--earlgo
by earlgo
Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Delta Milwaukee "Toolmaker" v-belt pulley sizes?
Replies: 14
Views: 2550

Re: Delta Milwaukee "Toolmaker" v-belt pulley sizes?

WO2P:
How goes the Delta Toolmaker rebuild. Haven't heard about it lately. Most likely life is getting in the way.
Keep us posted.
--earlgo
by earlgo
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BROWN & SHARPE MAGNICATOR MAGNETIC BASE - STIFF
Replies: 5
Views: 204

Re: BROWN & SHARPE MAGNICATOR MAGNETIC BASE - STIFF

There is a similar pushbutton one in my shop, but definitely not made by B&S. It too has gotten hard to push over the years. Thanks for the suggestion on loosening it up.
2nd on DON'T TAKE THE MAGNET OUT! We wrecked one by doing that to see how it was made.
--earlgo
by earlgo
Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Frustration...
Replies: 15
Views: 398

Re: Frustration...

Mr. Cutter: Try your local ACE hardware:
https://www.acehardware.com/departments ... ds/7680994
Free delivery to the store. Hope you don't have to travel to Geneva, OH to pick it up, though. :)
--earlgo
by earlgo
Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hybco 1100 Tap Grinder ?
Replies: 3
Views: 1533

Re: Hybco 1100 Tap Grinder ?

Attn: Acme-man and johnfreese:
The PC101 manual was sent to you this morning. Hope you find it useful.
--earlgo
by earlgo
Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LED Shop Lighting
Replies: 139
Views: 12773

Re: LED Shop Lighting

Mr. Hasler: For those of us who are EI (electrical incompetent) would you be willing to fill us in on the exact details of your build. $5 per sounds a heckuva lot better than $20 per.
Thanks.
--earlgo
by earlgo
Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LED Shop Lighting
Replies: 139
Views: 12773

Re: LED Shop Lighting

I know this is an old topic, but I thought I'd add something anyway. I got a flyer from Harbor Freight a couple of weeks ago with a coupon for LED shop lights with single bulb and capable of 5000 lumens. This is brighter than the double bulb Costco fixtures, so I bought 3 at $20 each. The are not da...
by earlgo
Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mill and Lathe Recommendations for High School Machine Shop
Replies: 19
Views: 906

Re: Mill and Lathe Recommendations for High School Machine Shop

Try to avoid Craftsman/Atlas lathes or any other lathe with the rectangular bed ways. The carriage gets sloppy after a few years, and they are too flexible for good work, especially with crash-prone users. AND they use the lead screw for non-threading carriage feeds, thus wearing the lead screw accu...
by earlgo
Fri Feb 07, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Runout Wobble on the Chuck?
Replies: 27
Views: 1171

Re: Runout Wobble on the Chuck?

Harold said, "Turning between centers is the way to create straight pieces, meaning pieces free of bowing." This may be true for a reasonable diameter to length ratio which depends on a lot of variables including material, strength, etc. Otherwise someone would not have invented the follower rest. ...
by earlgo
Fri Jan 31, 2020 2:08 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: My 12" 4 jaw has gained weight.
Replies: 23
Views: 2576

Re: My 12" 4 jaw has gained weight.

If your chuck is getting too heavy, perhaps it is time to change sizes. Small Tools in Euclid, OH has some different sized ones for you.
Small Tools Chucks.jpg
Small Tools Chucks
:shock:
The amount of used tooling there is just mind boggling.
--earlgo
by earlgo
Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: spring loaded tap follower
Replies: 11
Views: 936

Re: spring loaded tap follower

Being old and clumsy, I never failed to shoot a part or spring across the floor when changing just one from a 60°point to a 60° socket, so I save time by having two. One is set up with the 60°out and the other with it in. And Pete is right, the sliding pin had better be both smooth and tight to prev...
by earlgo
Sun Jan 19, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: grinding carbide inserts
Replies: 18
Views: 1274

Re: grinding carbide inserts

Harold your Graziano has 10x the HP of my Atlas. So far I have not lost an insert. :)
Thanks.
--earlgo