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by bob whitmoyer
Sat Oct 10, 2009 8:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: neat little project
Replies: 8
Views: 2109

neat little project

Hi Folks Little shop project that I made several times for those folk whom have everything. It preserves an old tool, gives it a useful new life and looks good to boot. Pic explains pretty much all. Drill and tap for small bolt on each end. Shim fixed jaw so the other can move if need be. make a nic...
by bob whitmoyer
Mon Aug 04, 2008 10:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A basic milling project for students
Replies: 7
Views: 1630

two slider

Hi Frank Nice project, sorry for the late post but computer was down. Just wanted to complete the story. The mechanism first appeared on some eu-centric lathes in the 1800's. It was used for the creation of oval shapes. If you slot the center slide hole in the arm , you can change the amount of oval...
by bob whitmoyer
Sat Jul 19, 2008 8:27 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Perfect lathe height
Replies: 16
Views: 3395

lathe height

Hi Folks This question (Jose- your right , no one ans ) reminds me of the rule for the blacksmith.s anvil, Put your fist that runs the hammer at your side, arm straight down, and your fist should just brush the top of the anvil. thats perfect for you. The lathe, stand in front with the lathe set up ...
by bob whitmoyer
Tue Jul 08, 2008 10:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New member & question
Replies: 16
Views: 2804

books and stuff

Hi There Someonsdad Your question is an interesting one for which there is probably no one good answer. These things range from the one sheet instruction book "tighten chuck well in drill" you get with your latest big box store drill press to a 12 volume encycopedia on the subj. 1. include saftey st...
by bob whitmoyer
Tue Jul 01, 2008 11:01 pm
Forum: Antique Stationary Engines
Topic: needle valve sttings for Briggs carb rebuild
Replies: 3
Views: 8229

carb setting

Hi There 12 hp one... Start up and let the engine warm up. 1. open throttle to better than 1/2 speed 2. turn in bottom (carb bowl) jet until engine starts to lean out and miss, then back out jet screw until the engine smooths out completely. Top screw (idle screw) decrease engine speen to idle or ne...
by bob whitmoyer
Tue May 20, 2008 9:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Determining Torque spec.
Replies: 8
Views: 1946

indium seals

Hi Bob I don 't know exactly what your sealing but its been my experience with a variety of vac. seals ( electron microscope- vac coaters etc) is that over tightening can be as bad as not enough. Thats why the seals are used.Old trick on prototype stuff was to take "plasti-gage" , spot it at 4 point...
by bob whitmoyer
Fri May 16, 2008 6:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: nother new member
Replies: 3
Views: 738

reply

Hi Guys
thanks for the kins replys and words.. I try and help where I can
Enjoy sprin
Bob Whitmoyer
by bob whitmoyer
Thu May 15, 2008 9:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: nother new member
Replies: 3
Views: 738

nother new member

Hi Folks Just a old guy whose been lurking around for a couple months and thought I better join up so I could offer my 2 cents if I had any. Started in machine shops in the early 60's- made wire rope stranders and repaired rolls for printing presses , early equipment for large sewer plants, all sort...