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by spro
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shop Build (help appreciated!)
Replies: 36
Views: 659

Re: Shop Build (help appreciated!)

For instance; I removed a #2 milling machine from small box truck. There was no way to remove it. I didn't have a fork lift. I assembled and welded a gantry type grane of feet whic..... That is so over.
by spro
Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shop Build (help appreciated!)
Replies: 36
Views: 659

Re: Shop Build (help appreciated!)

There is "I " beams which were heavy to assemble across a 14' span. Trolley and hoist worked well with that but needed adjustment. "C" channel of 5" X 2 1/2" is different in that it tapers to the web. I can't say it all tapers, may be flat these days. What I'm trying to say is that "C" channels are ...
by spro
Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shop Build (help appreciated!)
Replies: 36
Views: 659

Re: Shop Build (help appreciated!)

I have absorbed your post and those experiences are of operations to be remembered.
by spro
Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wheels under a mill drill?
Replies: 3
Views: 80

Re: Wheels under a mill drill?

A nice heavy metal cabinet with drawers or incorporated into a strong stand is good. It balances the heavy mill head because many heavy items are stored there. Since the Mill/Drill doesn't have a knee, everything is related to the head /table alignment. Lasers/ pointers help but should be hacked so ...
by spro
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bench Buffer RPM's
Replies: 7
Views: 128

Re: Bench Buffer RPM's

There is cross contamination of ferrous rust to the buffer wheel. It may show up on buffed aluminum.
by spro
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Bridgeport as a drill press
Replies: 18
Views: 381

Re: Bridgeport as a drill press

The Bridgeport M head with the MT#2 taper is fine.
by spro
Thu Mar 14, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Odd runout on mini lathe
Replies: 20
Views: 371

Re: Odd runout on mini lathe

Providing you get the the right size bearing separator, it should work well. The inner, knife edges may need to be trued up. The clamping will bring the inner race out only a bit. Reclamp and get a deeper bite but not able to touch the spindle. Apply shims as required to bring it further out from th...
by spro
Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Welding
Topic: Annoying Movie Welding
Replies: 44
Views: 6488

Re: Annoying Movie Welding

Microwave is power as is laser but the newer generations probably key sensors which follow the tip and trip if arm gets in the way. Sheeze, I don't half of what is going on now.
by spro
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: Remaining book blow out!
Replies: 3
Views: 107

Re: Remaining book blow out!

That set should remain intact.
by spro
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Dubious Restoration
Replies: 34
Views: 1299

Re: Dubious Restoration

Perhaps it is only because I was there at the right time to obtain a really nice Rockwell 11. I haven't posted about how it happened before. Probably won't mention it again but it was a good buy at the time. Everything cleaned up fine and it never saw rain again. Everything worked/works now. There w...
by spro
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Odd runout on mini lathe
Replies: 20
Views: 371

Re: Odd runout on mini lathe

All of this is good info. In particular, mentioning that much larger ~ lathes have had the bore eccentric to the teeth. This is particularly bad as it presents a "gear forming" torque at the teeth instead of perfect pitch diameter. We know this stuff and how it wears all gears in the chain of them. ...
by spro
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Dubious Restoration
Replies: 34
Views: 1299

Re: Dubious Restoration

It became that one spot bid was the lathe, Master mill, Lincoln tombstone welder, Wisconsin powered generator and other stuff. I really wanted that Rockwell 11 so it wasn't peanuts. My lathe is the "special" model with taper attachment and every available shelf, drawer has face plates, 3-jaw, 4-jaw ...