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by SteveM
Tue Dec 18, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Using 811 For Finding Underground Wires
Replies: 16
Views: 248

Re: Using 811 For Finding Underground Wires

A kid I grew up with has his own excavating company.

When he was excavating for my brother's house, he picked up a flower and handed it to my brother - with the bucket.

Steve
by SteveM
Tue Dec 18, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Setting lathe compound to 90 degrees
Replies: 5
Views: 128

Re: Setting lathe compound to 90 degrees

I guess my thinking is that since this is done in place of a traveling carriage, it needs to be as close as possible, or else you'd end up with a taper on every part. Yes, that's exactly it. These lathes were probably not doing a lot of long turning across an entire part. This is the same setup as ...
by SteveM
Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: The Photo Album
Topic: Vintage Machine Shop Photos
Replies: 1
Views: 64

Re: Vintage Machine Shop Photos

Google it and click on the link for pictures.

I'll bet you'll have more pictures come up than you have time to look at.

Search on youtube for some videos, too.

Steve
by SteveM
Tue Dec 18, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drill Press Recommendation
Replies: 8
Views: 157

Re: Drill Press Recommendation

Depending on your area, you might find something nice on craigslist or another similar site. I got a used South Bend 14" drill press for $125 - it will kick the crap out of anything from Harbor Freight. You'd have to spend almost $500 from Grizzly for an equivalent. Even an older Craftsman is better...
by SteveM
Tue Dec 18, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Setting lathe compound to 90 degrees
Replies: 5
Views: 128

Setting lathe compound to 90 degrees

I managed to pick up the matching P&W 3C lathe to match my mill. IMG_0869.JPG Didn't really have a pressing need for it, but figured it would be handy. The compound on this thing has a LOT of travel, so it will be useful for turning tapers longer than I can turn on the atlas. It has such a long comp...
by SteveM
Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Using 811 For Finding Underground Wires
Replies: 16
Views: 248

Re: Using 811 For Finding Underground Wires

rrnut-2 wrote:
Mon Dec 17, 2018 9:00 am
Turned out the cable was 10 feet from were the maps claimed it was.
... it cost him a lot of money.
You'd think that the maker of the map would have some liability.

Steve
by SteveM
Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: Logan 10 and 11" 3AT collet kit For Sale or Trade.
Replies: 2
Views: 101

Re: Logan 10 and 11" 3AT collet kit For Sale or Trade.

With a possible adjustment to the length of the drawbar, those will fit an Atlas as well.

Steve
by SteveM
Fri Dec 14, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Engineers really know their stuff
Replies: 98
Views: 11175

Re: Engineers really know their stuff

It used to be that companies would build stuff to not break. Now with computers, we can more accurately predict how cheap to make the product so that the price point, cost of manufacturing and cost of warranty repairs creates maximum profits. Not sure that they factor in how many customers abandon t...
by SteveM
Thu Dec 13, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Live Steam Marketplace
Topic: Laser cut arch bar sideframes
Replies: 2
Views: 395

Re: Laser cut arch bar sideframes

Adirondack wrote:
Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:14 am
Who doesn't love pictures?
Arlo Guthrie.
by SteveM
Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Engineers really know their stuff
Replies: 98
Views: 11175

Re: Engineers really know their stuff

My vote is for automotive engineers...they have to be the dumbest people on the planet.... Oh, I could go on forever: The late 1970's Monza that had to have the engine jacked up to remove a spark plug. When I need to melt ice off my windshield, the car runs the air conditioner (not talking about th...
by SteveM
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Model trains
Replies: 6
Views: 342

Re: Model trains

My uncle made a set that was either N or Z. It was way too small to put under a tree, but he cut a sheet of plywood in a trapezoid to fit the bay window in the living room and built the layout on that. When it was time to put it out, it was: Get the board from the attic Put it in the bay window Put ...
by SteveM
Mon Dec 10, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: fractional hp motor wire repair
Replies: 14
Views: 927

Re: fractional hp motor wire repair

The varnish is important! The varnish keeps the windings from being moved slightly by the magnetic field they generate. Without the varnish the windings can rub and wear through the very thin enamel that insulates the winding wire This is for a repair, not a rewind Learned something new today. Forg...