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by TomB
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Fix my Generator
Replies: 36
Views: 1171

Re: Fix my Generator

Here in VT I can get the lead free gas from one gas station chain (Stewarts), but I have found I can buy quart or gallon cans of lead free with 0, 40 or 50 mixed oil added at Lowes, Home Depot or the Huskavara(sic) dealer. The cans are stabilized so the engines all start after sitting in the shed th...
by TomB
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shop Build (help appreciated!)
Replies: 42
Views: 2392

Re: Shop Build (help appreciated!)

Another vote for what I presume other's have recommended: engineered joists. ... I know of two types of 'engineered joists'. Those that are 3 or 4 manufactured 2 x 8 (or 6 or 10) and those that are flat trusses fab'd out of 2 x 4s with pin plates at the joints. I used the flat truss type in my last...
by TomB
Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Welding
Topic: Spot welding voltage & current
Replies: 2
Views: 443

Re: Spot welding voltage & current

Thank you John. That was what I needed to know.
by TomB
Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: Spot welding voltage & current
Replies: 2
Views: 443

Spot welding voltage & current

I'm wondering if it reasonable to build a spot welder for manufacturing a welded wire product. It would be welding approximately 3/16 wire to 1/8 wire in a repetitive pattern. If the idea works I would need to do quite a bit of this type welding but always in the same pattern. I have not looked into...
by TomB
Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bandsaw tires
Replies: 25
Views: 2372

Re: Bandsaw tires

I was gifted with a little 3-wheel Enco EC-2 bench top band saw. I used it for some lite work and then had to replace the tires. I measured the wheel diameters and called some company that the search engine found. I got 3 tires and some two part tire glue. I took the wheels off and replaced the bear...
by TomB
Wed Jan 09, 2019 2:41 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Wavy Parallels. What are they good for?
Replies: 8
Views: 2167

Re: Wavy Parallels. What are they good for?

I find then useful when measuring things on the granite table. What about the waviness that makes them useful on the granite block as opposite to regular parallels? Sorry for the late response. I started to respond then went to lookup a price but got called away. While away my laptop stopped and th...
by TomB
Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Wavy Parallels. What are they good for?
Replies: 8
Views: 2167

Re: Wavy Parallels. What are they good for?

I find then useful when measuring things on the granite table. The thin flat parallels are what I use in the vice and to use then I have a box of wood spacers of various sizes each with one side covered with some compressible foam insulation.
by TomB
Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Storing End Mills
Replies: 18
Views: 2525

Re: Storing End Mills

I have found that wood holes to stick things into or boards drilled and then split, rust the tools they hold. I don't know why.
by TomB
Sat Dec 29, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HEIGHT Gauge question
Replies: 47
Views: 4942

Re: HEIGHT Gauge question

Thank you all for the answers
by TomB
Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electric motor capacitors
Replies: 18
Views: 1501

Re: Electric motor capacitors

Given you use to hear a click as speed wound up and down and that it sat for 4 years I suggest that the centrifugal swithc might be stuck on the shaft. I have several in that state.
by TomB
Fri Dec 28, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HEIGHT Gauge question
Replies: 47
Views: 4942

Re: HEIGHT Gauge question

50 years ago I was a newbe tool designer and the tools, mostly part holders with sensitive electrical connections, were built by very qualified tool and die makers. A good share of what I know about machining was learned by watching them. Every granite table they used had one of those gauges on it. ...
by TomB
Wed Dec 26, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Dog Lover Lament
Replies: 47
Views: 6715

Re: Dog Lover Lament

I ended up with a hybrid Black Lab that had been bought from an expensive CA kennel that deliberately bread dogs to correct some of the faults in the pure breeds. This one lived to 18 years, had no hip displasia and stayed as thin as a 2 year old lab. Further it was wonderful with people, even stran...