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by Lazz
Fri Nov 01, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: new to the forum! looking for Rockwell knowledge
Replies: 10
Views: 2075

Re: new to the forum! looking for Rockwell knowledge

As a VFD user and not an expert. Using a 1 hp vfd to power a 1/2 hp motor sounds good to me. More vfd hp than motor hp has worked for me in the past. More motor hp than vfd hp experinces have not worked as well. As of which one thats a harder question.... I have bought used name brands, new cheapo C...
by Lazz
Sat Oct 26, 2019 8:09 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: new to the forum! looking for Rockwell knowledge
Replies: 10
Views: 2075

Re: new to the forum! looking for Rockwell knowledge

How to get power can be a hard decision. Initially I went with a VFD for my first 3 phase machine. The problem with a VFD is each 3 phase motor needs a VFD. When it came time to power a Famco mill I learned there are 2 3 phase motors and they can not be powered by a single VFD... A rotary phase conv...
by Lazz
Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Winding springs
Replies: 16
Views: 2628

Re: Winding springs

Check out this video.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1x5_S0Pq4k Starting at 5:00 he kinda mentions selecting the pitch... Also look at TOT.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAawhg6JtyY At 2:00 In this video he goes into a little bit of the machinists handbook spring section. A good material t...
by Lazz
Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Rockwell horizontal pulley/oil cup requests
Replies: 2
Views: 1547

Re: Rockwell horizontal pulley/oil cup requests

This is the closest oiler I could find to replace the original on mine.. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BMJQF9I/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 WOW checking the pulley sizes isnt fun...And I now know why I rarely change the belt position... I dont have room where the mill is.....
by Lazz
Sat Sep 21, 2019 9:04 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: planer
Replies: 20
Views: 4157

Re: planer

Here is another planner repair video series.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhWO6Zoz-EU
by Lazz
Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:00 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: WTB 7ba tap and die.
Replies: 7
Views: 2106

Re: WTB 7ba tap and die.

Unfortunately I watch too much Youtube.... As I drink my morning coffee I watch https://www.youtube.com/user/keithappleton/videos. FYI he may be an expert on Steam Engines... His machining practices leave a lot to be desired.... He often repairs Stuart Model steam engines.... So I found a half finis...
by Lazz
Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: WTB 7ba tap and die.
Replies: 7
Views: 2106

Re: WTB 7ba tap and die.

I found a UK Ebay deal that fit my needs... With shipping about $3 per tap and die... For NOS HSS name brand Presto... I agree shipping from the UK isnt all that bad... With a daughter in Australia I have found out all about expensive shipping... Just like here some of the UK Ebay dealers were askin...
by Lazz
Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: WTB 7ba tap and die.
Replies: 7
Views: 2106

Re: WTB 7ba tap and die.

BAdams wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:20 pm
https://Britishfasteners.com
I found that site as well....
The HSS taps are $47.50.
The unlabeled taps are $7.26 So im guessing they are the same carbon steel available from India for much less.
When there is no description I tend question quality....

Thank you for the input...
by Lazz
Sun Jul 14, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: WTB 7ba tap and die.
Replies: 7
Views: 2106

WTB 7ba tap and die.

Are there any HSS Ba taps and dies out there . Most of the new Ebay are from India and well.... no matter how cheap the price is I cant make myself buy them.... Not to mention they are carbon steel... The few used I have found are from the UK and shipping kills most deals. I could use a 7ba tap and ...
by Lazz
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: Things they dont tell ya when you start casting. :)
Replies: 31
Views: 12493

Re: Things they dont tell ya when you start casting. :)

Even more stuff no one mentioned about casting.... 7) Buying casting parts and materials from Amazon can be iffy. Some great and lots of complete disappointments. Not to knock imported items.... But my Amazon Cheap thing record is poor to say the least... The mounting end of the thermocouple I bough...
by Lazz
Wed May 29, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: New to me furnace and new problems.
Replies: 5
Views: 4063

Re: New to me furnace and new problems.

There were 4 new crucibles in the deal, 3 #8 crucibles and a #10. And 2 new silicon carbide plinths
The #10 is a tight fit but it does fit.
by Lazz
Sat May 25, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: How about some examples of good casting tooling.
Replies: 4
Views: 3321

Re: How about some examples of good casting tooling.

Thank you for the pictures... And ideas. I settled for somewhat of a combination of both examples. Pictures https://imgur.com/a/DZM825T The first try was with 1/2" pencil rod.... And after using it the first thought was HEAVY... Round 2 was with 3/8 pencil rod....just over half the weight of 1/2" Th...