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by Russ Hanscom
Sat Jul 11, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Setting up first shop
Replies: 10
Views: 235

Re: Setting up first shop

You can, and need to, be flexible; depending on what you have and what you can find. I started with a 14" Jet bench drill press 50 years ago and it is still my primary one. I finally got a floor mount Wilton drill press two years ago - a mill can also double as a drill press. First air compressor wa...
by Russ Hanscom
Tue Jul 07, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Mesmerizing or distasteful?
Replies: 6
Views: 253

Re: Mesmerizing or distasteful?

Most ingenious. Takes all of the hard work out of it.
by Russ Hanscom
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Harold!
Replies: 30
Views: 933

Re: Harold!

Hope he follows the doctor's instructions better than most of us!
by Russ Hanscom
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wheel Balancing wheights
Replies: 8
Views: 449

Re: Wheel Balancing wheights

Possibly a zinc alloy.
by Russ Hanscom
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Band saw blades
Replies: 14
Views: 1418

Re: Band saw blades

Most machines have a considerable range in blade take-up. You might want to check yours at minimum and maximum settings to find just what the allowable blade length range is. My machine will accommodate an 8" range in blade length.
by Russ Hanscom
Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Clamp knobs.
Replies: 3
Views: 585

Re: Clamp knobs.

Check MSC, McMasters, etc, loads of knobs and clamps available, look under the heading of tooling components. You should be able find something that will fit and look acceptable.
by Russ Hanscom
Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mystery Metal
Replies: 15
Views: 1375

Re: Mistery Metal

Shavings of magnesium are very flammable, the chunks not so much. Story about a machinist who could not be bothered to remove the shavings from his lathe, had a real meltdown.

Consider your handy little fire starting tool, scrape off a few shavings, put some sparks into the shavings.....
by Russ Hanscom
Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Lathe wiring
Replies: 8
Views: 725

Re: Lathe wiring

If you want confusing, I have a three speed, three speed, reversing motor on the drill press.
by Russ Hanscom
Tue Jun 16, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sanding Belts
Replies: 5
Views: 643

Re: Sanding Belts

I have successfully fixed sanding belts with regular white woodworkers glue, most of the time it works, sometimes it does not. Apply the glue to the joint and clamp between a couple of wood blocks.
by Russ Hanscom
Tue Jun 09, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Before you do anything, you must do something else first...
Replies: 23
Views: 1599

Re: Before you do anything, you must do something else first...

I cannot recommend black pipe, galvanized, yes, for air service. The compressed air is saturated with moisture and as it cools, you will get free water, unless you have a really good air dryer. Check the low points first,where the water or debris would acumulate, probably got a bunch of rust somewhe...
by Russ Hanscom
Wed May 27, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Sheet Metal Fabrication
Topic: Chop saw
Replies: 25
Views: 3022

Re: Chop saw

Besides the blade, work orientation is also important. If you cut angle stock with the 90 degree edge up and the two tips down, then all of the cuts will be in a thinner orientation of the stock. If you are cutting flat bar, stand it on edge.