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by rrnut-2
Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: My 12" 4 jaw has gained weight.
Replies: 14
Views: 499

Re: My 12" 4 jaw has gained weight.

I lucked out when I was working for the foundry. My supervisor, a Master Electrician, and I were cleaning out a large storage shelf. There was a fairly new 2 speed Budget hoist, 240vac, 3 phase, 1/2 ton, that he was going to throw out. I volunteered to take it home and he sure; "you've got three pha...
by rrnut-2
Mon Dec 02, 2019 3:50 pm
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: New Controller?
Replies: 9
Views: 449

Re: New Controller?

Are you looking to upgrade the CNC controller?

One that comes to mind is the Centroid Acorn, it works with stepper drives.

Jim B
by rrnut-2
Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:11 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: shipping engines
Replies: 14
Views: 1362

Re: shipping engines

"I recently received a loco and the crate had been destroyed with corresponding damage to the loco." It is for this reason that Mike at RRSC will deliver a locomotive, no shipping with anybody. He just doesn't trust them and for good reason. I just received a hot air furnace for my son's house. When...
by rrnut-2
Tue Nov 19, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Contact information requested
Replies: 1
Views: 365

Contact information requested

David Bortz DSBortz at comcast dot net

Jim B
by rrnut-2
Thu Nov 14, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ball bearing manufacturing
Replies: 4
Views: 591

Re: Ball bearing manufacturing

One of my customers is a bearing mfg. Some things are done a little differently than in this video, but it is still amazing to watch. My wife can always tell when I have gone down there to work, I come back smelling like cutting oil. All I have to do is walk in and I pick up the smell.

Jim B
by rrnut-2
Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Diaphragm fabric
Replies: 32
Views: 2328

Re: Diaphragm fabric

Hi Harold, I know where your coming from on the cooling system. The Inductotherms used Barksdale pressure switches made with all SS, so no rusting. Also, on the temperture switches coming from the furnace or furnaces, they used manual reset Klixon switches. As a mater of fact, they used those everyw...
by rrnut-2
Sat Oct 26, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electrical wiring in the home shop.
Replies: 61
Views: 8717

Re: Electrical wiring in the home shop.

I guy that I worked with did the same thing with their dog, only the dog was jumping up and down while they were in the RV playing cards and wondering "what is wrong with that dog"! He found out the moment he grabbed the chain. And the dog sleeped for for two days.

Jim B
by rrnut-2
Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Colchester Lathes.
Replies: 11
Views: 2898

Re: Colchester Lathes.

I have a 13x40, 5hp, Clausing Colchester lathe that was built in '72. My wife bought me this one as birthday gift sometime in the late 80s. I have a Polyphase VFD on it to provide three phase to the lathe. I rewired the controls on the front of the lathe so they operate the VFD and and respond as th...
by rrnut-2
Tue Oct 01, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Harbor Freight 6000-Pound Lift Thoughts
Replies: 27
Views: 5813

Re: Harbor Freight 6000-Pound Lift Thoughts

My Southworth will drift down as well. My major customer has Presto lifts and they have had 2 from the factory that drifted down. Both the factory and a local hydraulics shop told them that was acceptable. Not for my customer it isn't! They use 2 lifts to pick up a machine and work on it. I replaced...
by rrnut-2
Mon Sep 30, 2019 4:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Harbor Freight 6000-Pound Lift Thoughts
Replies: 27
Views: 5813

Re: Harbor Freight 6000-Pound Lift Thoughts

That lifts looks pretty nice. You could make a nice adjustable work table with that. It would also make a nice train loading/unloading lift, with the right top, I would think. I have a Southworth 2500lb, 8ft lift hydraulic table that I use mostly for a workbench and would have a hard time doing with...
by rrnut-2
Mon Sep 30, 2019 4:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shelf Life
Replies: 28
Views: 5047

Re: Shelf Life

Most of their parts can be replaced with off the shelf components. I wouldn't pay $200 for a limit switch either. I probably could get the same part cheaper from one of my suppliers.

Jim B
by rrnut-2
Sun Sep 29, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shelf Life
Replies: 28
Views: 5047

Re: Shelf Life

Yes, mine has the tool changer. The only problem that I see so far with me doing the controls, is the VFD for the spindle. Haas is really proud of their replacement drive. I may put in a different brand drive.

Jim B