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by John Evans
Thu Oct 17, 2019 2:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Torx bits
Replies: 4
Views: 106

Re: Torx bits

Try this company ,I have one of their sets and is top quality.
https://chapmanmfg.com/
by John Evans
Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electrical wiring in the home shop.
Replies: 28
Views: 432

Re: Electrical wiring in the home shop.

SteveHGraham wrote:
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:25 am
Thanks for helping us out. Today I'm trying to figure out how to get up a ladder with 125 feet of 6/2 Romex rolled up in a heavy coil.
Rope a dope ! :lol: Rope and pulley ,pull it up to the height you need -tie off rope -climb up ladder.
by John Evans
Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:21 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Winding springs
Replies: 6
Views: 207

Re: Winding springs

The Atlas lathe manual had a good section on winding springs and I'm sure the SB manual does also.
by John Evans
Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: Starrett mics ****SOLD****
Replies: 1
Views: 456

Re: Starrett mics

Items sold !
by John Evans
Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Screwcutting not picking up in the same place
Replies: 19
Views: 496

Re: Screwcutting not picking up in the same place

How can you stop the lathe and reverse with the lead screw engaged? The carriage will still be "coasting" before stopping making it impossible to thread up to a shoulder. Unless the lathe will stop instantly, it won't work. Two opinions ,first-easiest is to thread towards the tail stock-second have...
by John Evans
Fri Oct 04, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Harbor Freight 6000-Pound Lift Thoughts
Replies: 27
Views: 1931

Re: Harbor Freight 6000-Pound Lift Thoughts

Hey Steve how about a link to this lift?
by John Evans
Tue Oct 01, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: Giant lot of taps smaller sizes mostly ****SOLD****
Replies: 2
Views: 424

Re: Giant lot of taps smaller sizes mostly

TAPS ARE SOLD .
Thanks, for looking.
John
by John Evans
Mon Sep 30, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: Giant lot of taps smaller sizes mostly ****SOLD****
Replies: 2
Views: 424

Giant lot of taps smaller sizes mostly ****SOLD****

This is a LARGE lot of taps ! :lol: Mostly smaller sizes ,hand taps ,gun taps , bottoming taps and some pipe. Sizes include 0-80,2-56,4-40,6-32,8-32,3-48,5-40,10-32,10-24,1/4-20,1/4-28,5/16-18,5/16-24,3/8-23,3/8-16,and a few 7/16 &1/2 . $50 plus $15 shipping M-FR pipe taps are mostly 1/8 see picture...
by John Evans
Sat Sep 28, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: Starrett mics ****SOLD****
Replies: 1
Views: 456

Starrett mics ****SOLD****

Have several mics excess/duplicate for sale C Starrett 485 5 flute mic has initials $85 E " " 486 blade/groove mic $65 F " " 256 P disk mic $50 All in very nice or better condition . Plus $10 FR USPS shipping .Paypal please Please show your interest on this thread and I'll PM payment details. Thanks...
by John Evans
Thu Sep 26, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Trying to ID this older lathe
Replies: 13
Views: 1189

Re: Trying to ID this older lathe

Big RED flag missing the compound in the picture and jaws in the chuck. Looks like a decent lathe with what looks to be a hand oil pump on the apron. Looks European kinda. But like a lot of old lathes parts are tuff to find. If the compound is missing it would half to be almost free before I would t...
by John Evans
Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Huanyang VFD 2.2
Replies: 14
Views: 1364

Re: Huanyang VFD 2.2

That brand of VFD is so problematic that they are banned from discussion on Practical Machinist. As NP317 said for a cheap fix try replacing the pot ,that don't fix it buy a decent VFD.
by John Evans
Tue Sep 24, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Will a Bigger Compressor Make me Happy?
Replies: 31
Views: 2546

Re: Will a Bigger Compressor Make me Happy?

Yeah ,some compressor mgfs also give a 40 PSI rating what good that does is beyond me.My big iron V twin comp. is 16.1 at 90 PSI ,23 amp motor.