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by armscor 1
Wed Oct 21, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bearing issue?
Replies: 22
Views: 996

Re: Bearing issue?

Chased my tail for weeks identifying noise in headstock and vibration, found my magnet in headstock covered in metal chips.
Found one of the counter shaft bearings on the way out.
Replaced and all good.
by armscor 1
Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bearing issue?
Replies: 22
Views: 996

Re: Bearing issue?

Agree Harold.
My choice is 4140 or K 1035.
by armscor 1
Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bluing Blackening Steel
Replies: 10
Views: 622

Re: Bluing Blackening Steel

Very popular in land down under.
by armscor 1
Sat Oct 17, 2020 6:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bluing Blackening Steel
Replies: 10
Views: 622

Re: Bluing Blackening Steel

G 96 gun blue in Paterson NJ.
Just type that in, it will take you there.
They also sell gun lubricants.
by armscor 1
Fri Oct 16, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bluing Blackening Steel
Replies: 10
Views: 622

Re: Bluing Blackening Steel

I'm using G96, made in Paterson N.J, USA, simply
apply paste with brush and rinse with water, durable and wear resistant.
No rusting issues with a light coating of oil.
Very pleased with results.
by armscor 1
Thu Oct 15, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Hobby or Obsession?
Replies: 11
Views: 1131

Re: Hobby or Obsession?

Brother was trying to start a large gear drive chainsaw missing the pull start which he was waiting for, using drill to turn it over and no luck, spent days on it.
Discovered only 2 gears for drive, no intermediate like the large Macs, yep reverse running engine, started immediately.
by armscor 1
Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Repairing a cast brass part
Replies: 8
Views: 584

Re: Repairing a cast brass part

Silver Solder.
by armscor 1
Tue Oct 13, 2020 2:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lathe cutoff tool
Replies: 6
Views: 558

Re: Lathe cutoff tool

I use Iscar and Kennametal parting tips, have not parted with a HSS parting blade for 20 years except for plastics.
by armscor 1
Sun Oct 04, 2020 1:17 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Hobby or Obsession?
Replies: 11
Views: 1131

Hobby or Obsession?

My Brother is an avid collector of older style Chainsaws, fully restored and excellent working condition.
Estimated total weight at 7000 pounds.
110 in total and more coming.
Collects vintage Axes and lawnmowers also.
Whatever turns your crank.
by armscor 1
Thu Oct 01, 2020 6:32 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Had to evacuate because of forest fire.
Replies: 16
Views: 1906

Re: Had to evacuate because of forest fire.

Hope Randy Richard is OK on YT doing his shop build.
He has put so much work into it!
by armscor 1
Thu Oct 01, 2020 1:35 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Base single to 3phase system
Replies: 30
Views: 1899

Re: Base single to 3phase system

My circa 1955 Dean Smith & Grace had a 5 HP Crompton Parkinson 3 phase motor, heaps of iron, drove the guts out of it nearly everyday with a VFD for 6 years and never had a problem.