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by SteveHGraham
Mon May 21, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Keyways
Replies: 8
Views: 265

Re: Keyways

Here's something interesting. NEMA chart with key information.

http://www.esrmotors.com/Literature/Ref ... 202011.pdf
by SteveHGraham
Mon May 21, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Keyways
Replies: 8
Views: 265

Re: Keyways

I suspect you can learn a lot about the key width, keyseat length, and key length by looking at the horsepower you're dealing with. A NEMA chart will tell you these dimensions.
by SteveHGraham
Mon May 21, 2018 10:13 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Treatment to Toughen up MDF Table Top?
Replies: 16
Views: 339

Re: Treatment to Toughen up MDF Table Top?

I found a pretty impressive prefab reloading bench online for around $235. It's steel, with a hardwood (yes, actual wood) top, pegboard, drawers, and a fluorescent light. I am severely tempted. Obviously, if it works for reloading, it will work for everything else. To make one similar to it, I would...
by SteveHGraham
Mon May 21, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: RANT THREAD?
Replies: 92
Views: 2894

Re: RANT THREAD?

I do wonder what's happening with the forum. Maybe the topics aren't attractive to the Justin Bieber generation. Or maybe people are getting drawn off into hipstery, relatively useless hobbies like knife forging. You grow your beard, put on a plaid shirt, buy a forge, learn to stamp Viking runes in ...
by SteveHGraham
Mon May 21, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: RANT THREAD?
Replies: 92
Views: 2894

Re: RANT THREAD?

Yes, but maybe in fuchsia.
by SteveHGraham
Sat May 19, 2018 8:10 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: RANT THREAD?
Replies: 92
Views: 2894

Re: RANT THREAD?

The topic of this subforum is live steam. As the membership gets older, it seems like less and less stuff appears in the non-train areas. If you use the "New Posts" link, often it's nothing but trains. I have a feeling that's the future of Chaski. When I need answers, I'll have to go bother the hips...
by SteveHGraham
Sat May 19, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: RANT THREAD?
Replies: 92
Views: 2894

Re: RANT THREAD?

Don't you hate it when you join a machining forum and it suddenly turns into a train forum? Seems like that happens to me all the time.
by SteveHGraham
Fri May 18, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Treatment to Toughen up MDF Table Top?
Replies: 16
Views: 339

Re: Treatment to Toughen up MDF Table Top?

I think I may have been overdoing it, going for a heavy MDF table. I am trying out a small folding plastic table. If it doesn't work, I can always use it for cleaning squirrels. Thanks for the replies.
by SteveHGraham
Fri May 18, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Treatment to Toughen up MDF Table Top?
Replies: 16
Views: 339

Re: Treatment to Toughen up MDF Table Top?

I'm starting to think I should get a 4-foot folding card table from Home Depot. This won't be my primary workbench. I just need something to put little projects on once in a while.

I considered putting Thompson's Water Seal on MDF, but I read that it will make it swell up.
by SteveHGraham
Fri May 18, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Treatment to Toughen up MDF Table Top?
Replies: 16
Views: 339

Treatment to Toughen up MDF Table Top?

Now that I'm out of the reeking pit known as greater Miami, the Lord has blessed me with a big room I use for various activities. I need to put a table in the room to use as a workbench, because the ottoman isn't working out. Home Depot has a neat 72" collapsing table for $82. Looks good to me. Prob...
by SteveHGraham
Thu May 17, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: RANT THREAD?
Replies: 92
Views: 2894

Re: RANT THREAD?

If you don't like Mere Haggard and Patsy Cline, I'm afraid I must cut off diplomatic relations.
by SteveHGraham
Thu May 17, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: RANT THREAD?
Replies: 92
Views: 2894

Re: RANT THREAD?

NP317 wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 12:48 pm
Are you sure they aren't actually 7mm screws?
~RN
I'll tell you after I get the Imodium open. It went under the couch.