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by John Evans
Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vice sizes
Replies: 5
Views: 500

Re: Vice sizes

live with it ! Kurt's are the standard others are measured by.
by John Evans
Wed Apr 03, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does This Qualify As A ODD BIT ?
Replies: 1
Views: 244

Does This Qualify As A ODD BIT ?

My cards say Odd Bits Fab & Repair, I really think making the front wheel holders to fork tubes for a kids tricycle qualifies !!! Original parts were plastic ,long time dead. And this repair is not for a kid to use ,gal says she wants to ride it around the office for stress relief ! :roll: Time cons...
by John Evans
Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: combination welders
Replies: 17
Views: 1069

Re: combination welders

AND TIG has a steep learning curve !! and if your hands are the least bit shaky your results will be poor . I have all the welding processes and stick is used very little nowadays. Small fiddly stuff gets the TIG ,fab and general repair MIG . Multi purpose machines no way ,a function quits most like...
by John Evans
Thu Mar 28, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: I bought a Lathe
Replies: 41
Views: 1697

Re: I bought a Lathe

Hey John here are the photos you asked for. http://s276.photobucket.com/user/oakdust/library/Atlas%20Lathe The motors are only 1/4 hp...But I have a 1 hp laying around here You are missing everything !!! The banjo with gears and tumbler,gear on spindle and of course the QC box. And PLEASE post your...
by John Evans
Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: I bought a Lathe
Replies: 41
Views: 1697

Re: I bought a Lathe

John Hasler wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:24 pm
John Evans wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:38 pm
Looking at the motor closer that is not a capacitor start motor ain't gona work.
Why do you say that?
Well John DO you see any signs of a cap? And the general looks of that motor looks like maybe a 1/4 horse off some kind of appliance or furnace blower ,tag would tell all.
by John Evans
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: I bought a Lathe
Replies: 41
Views: 1697

Re: I bought a Lathe

Looking at the motor closer that is not a capacitor start motor ain't gona work.
by John Evans
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:35 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: I bought a Lathe
Replies: 41
Views: 1697

Re: I bought a Lathe

SteveHGraham wrote:
Wed Mar 27, 2019 6:53 pm
John will probably find it entertaining.
Steve : This kinda reminds me of your first lathe purchase ! :lol:
by John Evans
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: I bought a Lathe
Replies: 41
Views: 1697

Re: I bought a Lathe

I appreciate your advice John, but I am going to muddle through with it. I really am wanting to learn how they work and learn how to k=make parts for go-karts. So what are your thoughts on installing a Tumbler on this with the shaft sticking out. and do I need to use the transformer. Need some bett...
by John Evans
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: I bought a Lathe
Replies: 41
Views: 1697

Re: I bought a Lathe

Not to be harsh but from years of fixing up old miss used /abused machine tools three words . Cut your looses . Part out sell it on etc. Buy a complete working lathe. I can see a $1000 dollars worth of parts needed to make a functional lathe there , and then you still need a decent tool post ,drill ...
by John Evans
Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: I bought a Lathe
Replies: 41
Views: 1697

Re: I bought a Lathe

Steve nailed it ! Cost more to make a usuable lathe out of that pile of parts than the cost of one ready to work.
by John Evans
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Odd runout on mini lathe
Replies: 26
Views: 1217

Re: Odd runout on mini lathe

Those rollers are FRIED !! totally JUNK !
by John Evans
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Craigslist freebie - Service Drill Pointer
Replies: 3
Views: 377

Re: Craigslist freebie - Service Drill Pointer

I have the current model 80 and it does a wonderful job sharpening bits. Does all angles but can not split point so you can't take much off sharpening a 135* split point before you loose the split. Does do web thinning though. Just for grins I sharpened a 1/16 bit , cuts really well ! Just did a han...