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by Russ Hanscom
Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rubber forming, aka Guerin process
Replies: 15
Views: 1000

Re: Rubber forming, aka Guerin process

I have a nylon hammer, shot bag, dollies, and a few other goodies which I am using to clean them up. I just want to minimize the amount of finish work. The learning curve is improving.

Thanks for the comments.
by Russ Hanscom
Wed Apr 17, 2019 2:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rubber forming, aka Guerin process
Replies: 15
Views: 1000

Re: Rubber forming, aka Guerin process

I am going to need a number of assorted sizes and not too many of any one shape, so too many rigid forms is not enticing. The wood males are easy to make, not the females.
by Russ Hanscom
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rubber forming, aka Guerin process
Replies: 15
Views: 1000

Re: Rubber forming, aka Guerin process

Ok, a bit of an update. I made a sturdy metal box, 6 x 12" inside to take half a sheet of rubber, and multiple layers to get about 2" thick. So far only using a 5 ton press, which is ample for this stock. Tried a few forms, using an oak male form, and with .02" thick copper, and .03" thick brass. Th...
by Russ Hanscom
Sun Apr 14, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Backing up computer files
Replies: 23
Views: 478

Re: Backing up computer files

I am not worried about desk clutter, I am worried about fire, theft,... Keeping a copy somewhere else is good insurance; and not where anyone can get to it.
by Russ Hanscom
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Backing up computer files
Replies: 23
Views: 478

Re: Backing up computer files

personally I dislike the Geeks, their typical solution is to reformat the drive and to heck with the data.

We back up to an external backup drive and I also backup to a micro SD card which I keep elsewhere.
by Russ Hanscom
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3-Phase plug / socket
Replies: 3
Views: 146

Re: 3-Phase plug / socket

That is the correct call for 240V, 480 V takes L16 series. There is usually in the NEC, national electric code, NFPA 70, tables that list all of the recommended plug/receptacle configurations. Can also usually be found online by looking up a device manufacturer, Bryant, Hubble, … and checking their ...
by Russ Hanscom
Thu Apr 11, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Machine tapping PVC sheet with small blind holes
Replies: 14
Views: 475

Re: Machine tapping PVC sheet with small blind holes

Harold, should not this thread be more appropriate in General Discussions?
by Russ Hanscom
Wed Apr 10, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Machine tapping PVC sheet with small blind holes
Replies: 14
Views: 475

Re: Machine tapping PVC sheet with small blind holes

Did you consider a spiral flute tap? they are intended for blind holes.
by Russ Hanscom
Sun Mar 31, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: I need help with a mill switch
Replies: 6
Views: 377

Re: I need help with a mill switch

Mark,

Here are some photos from an Enco 3 phase, 2 speed motor. If they are close, I will try to get more detail. I also have the wiring diagram, could send that as a pdf.
by Russ Hanscom
Sat Mar 30, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Time to have some fun!
Replies: 9
Views: 584

Re: Time to have some fun!

amen,

You will always wonder why you did not go sooner. Never look back.
by Russ Hanscom
Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Teeter Totter finger for dial indicator
Replies: 20
Views: 855

Re: Teeter Totter finger for dial indicator

So, what happens if it is posted in Portugal. We will be there for a week in June and a few bits would fit in the corner of the suitcase.
by Russ Hanscom
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: combination welders
Replies: 17
Views: 1043

Re: combination welders

Even Lincoln has different grades. If you look up the 140 MIG for example, there is a wide range in cost, and performance, about five steps in that series. Might look for a good used machine, I have had good results there.