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by spro
Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: 3-in-1 Advice Needed from the Experts
Replies: 15
Views: 3989

Re: 3-in-1 Advice Needed from the Experts

By your post I went to a reply and there was a link. It was good and the next, pretty deep. Another afterwards, which I would have never seen. Good happens from this. I was lost for awhile, watching and trying to understand the programming going astray but we could see. We could see very basic tooli...
by spro
Tue Oct 15, 2019 2:13 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: The ultimate 3-in-1 machine
Replies: 5
Views: 170

Re: The ultimate 3-in-1 machine

In addition to the custom fit of key elements, the mill spindles were driven from the back of the lathe section. There is an equal good description of how the power was transferred.
by spro
Tue Oct 15, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: The ultimate 3-in-1 machine
Replies: 5
Views: 170

Re: The ultimate 3-in-1 machine

Well yes you can dream. I can too but we have to figure the timing. It isn't what we see know or how it fits later stuff. Screw it. Go for it and if you find a pair of "Combination Machines" , One of us will gladly take one:) Great info about these. I'd been there looking for info about my "Dalton S...
by spro
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: The ultimate 3-in-1 machine
Replies: 5
Views: 170

Re: The ultimate 3-in-1 machine

Both and something else. It really is neat and 18 speeds for the milling head! Dalton had something going on with their change gears which isn't apparent. I expanded the picture to see the features and they are impressive.
by spro
Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Screwcutting not picking up in the same place
Replies: 19
Views: 646

Re: Screwcutting not picking up in the same place

The Warco lathe looks a lot like my Enco. Warco is all metric and the Enco is functionally ~ Imperial. So threading hasn't been a big problem except with Metric. I used the transposing gears and clamped on the same # of the thread dial. Worked twice but usually split the thread. So it was to leave t...
by spro
Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:39 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: 1911 Project
Replies: 25
Views: 1537

Re: 1911 Project

While I shouldn't be the first reply, I see fine setups and work involved. There is Nothing like honing for the smooth bores.
by spro
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Harbor Freight 6000-Pound Lift Thoughts
Replies: 27
Views: 2273

Re: Harbor Freight 6000-Pound Lift Thoughts

SteveG, when you get that lift table you can say many good things about it. It is potable and serves your needs.
by spro
Sun Oct 06, 2019 1:51 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: OT creative language
Replies: 18
Views: 1326

Re: OT creative language

Not my jest but familiar with them. There is Jewel which is under attack. There isn't a way to refill those small pods. They are very slim, flat and lots of nicotine, which is sort of a poison, especially to younger people. The fluid is of two sorts and one sticks in the lungs. The Alto is larger an...
by spro
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:24 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: OT creative language
Replies: 18
Views: 1326

Re: OT creative language

Nothing special. Tobacco, carbon monoxide and embalming fluid..Maybe some antifreeze. :)
by spro
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Harbor Freight 6000-Pound Lift Thoughts
Replies: 27
Views: 2273

Re: Harbor Freight 6000-Pound Lift Thoughts

Those type lifts are good for lifting within their platform but that's all. They block half what you want to do under a vehicle. They are also "tippy" for there are times of extreme pull on some part. Lets say its fine and both wheels are removed on one side of the vehicle. Stuff happens like that. ...
by spro
Fri Oct 04, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Harbor Freight 6000-Pound Lift Thoughts
Replies: 27
Views: 2273

Re: Harbor Freight 6000-Pound Lift Thoughts

Well dangit why didn't say that before? Not everybody is looking up that lift. Of course it was mandatory to have mechanical stops but so many are thinking about leak down. Thinking about different braces, when it wasn't necessary to discuss.