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by GlennW
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Hand Held Tachometer
Replies: 3
Views: 73

Re: Hand Held Tachometer

I use one for setting spindle speed for CNC tapping using a floating tap holder. Works great!
by GlennW
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rubber forming, aka Guerin process
Replies: 15
Views: 1009

Re: Rubber forming, aka Guerin process

You should be able to use a small rawhide mallet and work the wrinkles out bu holding the part over the form and tapping on them. Then maybe another squeeze in the press to finalize them. Using a soft hammer such as rawhide on the metal part against the wood former will shrink the wrinkles, using a ...
by GlennW
Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3-Phase plug / socket
Replies: 3
Views: 154

Re: 3-Phase plug / socket

I use L15-20P and L15-30P with the associated receptacles or cord caps.
by GlennW
Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: holesaw on a lathe
Replies: 11
Views: 586

Re: holesaw on a lathe

Wow, step drilling with hole saws. Who'd of thought! :D
by GlennW
Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: combination welders
Replies: 17
Views: 1049

Re: combination welders

I had a finger contactor switch taped to my torch for years, (as well as the foot control) but couldn't remember the last time I used it, so when I bought a new torch the switch went in a box in case I ever needed it.

As you know, having someone else mash the pedal for you can work pretty well.
by GlennW
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: combination welders
Replies: 17
Views: 1049

Re: combination welders

John Evans wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:43 pm
As far as I'm concerned a TIG without AC and high frequency starting is like a half of a pair of socks, great if you only have one leg !
I'd add liquid cooling with a size 20 torch and foot control to that.

But I guess everyone uses TIG in different ways.
by GlennW
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: Thread Milling
Replies: 30
Views: 5059

Re: Thread Milling

Les_S wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:43 pm
So Glen, I'm guessing that you cut the OD to size and then mill from the top to the bottom and the multitooth tool has the correct taper so the taper widens as it progresses down the shaft?
That is correct.
by GlennW
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Fix my Generator
Replies: 36
Views: 1137

Re: Fix my Generator

The Ethanol free gas still plugs up the idle jet leaving varnish through evaporation.

Been there, done that...
by GlennW
Tue Mar 26, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: Thread Milling
Replies: 30
Views: 5059

Re: Thread Milling

In my case, the cutter that I am using has the correct taper for NPT ground on it.
by GlennW
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Bearings rumble at high RPM
Replies: 4
Views: 442

Re: Bearings rumble at high RPM

I had use of a vari drie Bridgeport once and it was noisy.

Also had a friend that was one of those older guys that had been a machinist all of his life (you know the type...) and he always said that he much preferred a step pulley mill to a vari drive due to the noise.
by GlennW
Mon Mar 25, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Fix my Generator
Replies: 36
Views: 1137

Re: Fix my Generator

Before you store it next time: Drain the auto fuel, dump in a gallon of Avgas, run it for a couple of minutes, or of it has a fuel shut off, run it until it quits and then drain out the Avgas. The next time you need it, dump in some auto gas and it will start right up. Avgas doesn't eat things or fo...