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by Downwindtracker2
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 100+ Years ago
Replies: 22
Views: 6486

Re: 100+ Years ago

In the Peace country, there legend about one of the farmers getting an Alaska Highway D-6 with a 3 ton truck.
by Downwindtracker2
Sun Jun 02, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which grease to replace old specification?
Replies: 10
Views: 3418

Re: Which grease to replace old specification?

On the wire drawing machines the wheels were as much as 3' or more in diameter . At least they used the correct oils. On a couple of the big machines we switched from Senate 460 to a SWEPCO 85/140 moly. The cost saving in power paid for the expensive oil. A by product was the improved wear.
by Downwindtracker2
Sat Jun 01, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which grease to replace old specification?
Replies: 10
Views: 3418

Re: Which grease to replace old specification?

I'm not sure if the brass eating EP gearoil is all that hungry . When stated at the mill they were using EP220 gear oil in the Radicons .A worm and brass gear angle reduction gearbox. A big No No, but looking in the inspection holes I didn't see any damage. EP 220 is the most common industrial gear ...
by Downwindtracker2
Thu May 30, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which grease to replace old specification?
Replies: 10
Views: 3418

Re: Which grease to replace old specification?

That moly comment is complete and utter BS. He has it mixed up with EP additives, some EP additives, but not all, eat brass. You find it in gear oils. Open gear grease has a tackiness to it, to hold it in place. SWEPCO makes it in handy spray cans. Kluber makes great grease, but in industry Mobil 10...
by Downwindtracker2
Tue May 21, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 100+ Years ago
Replies: 22
Views: 6486

Re: 100+ Years ago

They did it in the millions . The Great War as it was called, is considered the birth of Canada as a nation.
by Downwindtracker2
Tue May 21, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 100+ Years ago
Replies: 22
Views: 6486

Re: 100+ Years ago

After the war, women got the vote. Many credit their war work.
by Downwindtracker2
Sat May 18, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 100+ Years ago
Replies: 22
Views: 6486

Re: 100+ Years ago

This was in Canada, there are men doing the work. In France, the men were at the front, a lot of them buried there. Women were doing these jobs.
by Downwindtracker2
Sat May 11, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Cheap Tool guy got me...
Replies: 18
Views: 4713

Re: The Cheap Tool guy got me...

I learned long ago, taps and dies is where buying new quality is worth it. But at prices where you only buy one at a time.
by Downwindtracker2
Thu May 09, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 100+ Years ago
Replies: 22
Views: 6486

100+ Years ago

It gives me pause when I think about how many shells were expended on those bombardments . https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IgHwYkZ91s
by Downwindtracker2
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Willard lathe tool
Replies: 3
Views: 1277

Re: Willard lathe tool

Some shaper tools have a dog leg .
by Downwindtracker2
Fri Jan 04, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Torque and it's relation to tramming a mill head
Replies: 14
Views: 2615

Re: Torque and it's relation to tramming a mill head

A simple rule, if you are tightening with a 3/8" ratchet, Don't Use the Handle, put your palm over the head and use your wrist. Even then, you'll probably over do it.
by Downwindtracker2
Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: socket wrench storage
Replies: 18
Views: 2704

Re: socket wrench storage

When they gave up making tools in USA, the companies like Blackhawk, Armstrong and Hebrand sold the stock off at scrap iron prices. A local tool store sold the sockets by the bag. So now I need the rails to somewhat organize them. Some clip rails work well, others, they just fall off. 1/2" deep sock...