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by Russ Hanscom
Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: Anyone certified lately
Replies: 2
Views: 98

Re: Anyone certified lately

Might add; Probably an AWS test (American Welding Society). Some tests give you a lot of range in what you can weld afterwards and some do not. If you have a choice, take one that gives you a wider range before you have to take another test. Usually a difficult position will cover easier ones so ove...
by Russ Hanscom
Sat Apr 14, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: Anyone certified lately
Replies: 2
Views: 98

Re: Anyone certified lately

There are many many different certifications, so ASAP, determine which one you are doing - that should dictate the rod type, metal thickness, position and the other variables. Get a copy of the structural code if possible - it should list the tests. Each industry has multiple certifications and most...
by Russ Hanscom
Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:18 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Rodents like wiring.
Replies: 13
Views: 332

Re: Rodents like wiring.

Mothballs are reputed to be a pest deterrent also.
by Russ Hanscom
Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: Wtb power hacksaw blades
Replies: 13
Views: 397

Re: Wtb power hacksaw blades

I can spare six. How about $5 each plus $5 for shipping
by Russ Hanscom
Mon Mar 26, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: Wtb power hacksaw blades
Replies: 13
Views: 397

Re: Wtb power hacksaw blades

Got a number of new USA Nicholson 18" blades - 1 1/4" wide, .062 thick, and 6 tpi. I am using them in a old Mavel draw cut saw that takes a 17" blade - I cut 1" off of the end with an angle grinder and punch a new hole. Will these work?
by Russ Hanscom
Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Hobbyist Hardness scale
Replies: 23
Views: 900

Re: Hobbyist Hardness scale

you will need to come up with relative ranking as well.
by Russ Hanscom
Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is it???
Replies: 9
Views: 489

Re: What is it???

I have seen something similar that was used to set exact lengths on connection rods. Possibly to set up linkages.
by Russ Hanscom
Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: Procunier 1-E R8 tapping attachment 2E
Replies: 10
Views: 1147

Re: Procunier 1-E R8 tapping attachment 2E

Might catch someone sleeping! - but not Harold!
by Russ Hanscom
Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Need a way to turn a 30 tpi screw.
Replies: 89
Views: 2837

Re: Need a way to turn a 30 tpi screw.

Do you have any change gear options? Even if you have a quick change gear box, frequently they are driven by an exposed pair of gears on the left/outer end. Those gears could be swapped/replaced to give alternate pitches.
by Russ Hanscom
Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: Procunier 1-E R8 tapping attachment 2E
Replies: 10
Views: 1147

Re: Procunier 1-E R8 tapping attachment 2E

True, I recently got a model 4F on ebay and was able to find all of the collets there too. Travers, among others, sells new collets. Tappers are a joy to have for the right project - just finished 30 special nuts with a 1/2-13 thread in 3/8" thick steel bar. Took longer to lay out than to drill and ...
by Russ Hanscom
Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Welding
Topic: Miller three phase welder questions
Replies: 18
Views: 694

Re: Miller three phase welder questions

HF usually makes a sizzling sound, sort of like frying eggs, so if you can turn it on, listen.
by Russ Hanscom
Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Machinists Level
Replies: 22
Views: 1082

Re: Machinists Level

I would have to go with Marv; without knowing the twist/error relationship, the rest is just an exercise. Might turn a part with a measured twist, straighten the lathe, and cut a new part and compare the error. Leveling the bed is really just a convenience; the lathe could be mounted at a 90 stickin...