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by John Evans
Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Grizzly MT5-to-5C adapter
Replies: 14
Views: 4927

Re: Grizzly MT5-to-5C adapter

This adaptor (P4026001) has gone up in the intervening years from US$29.50 to US$122.50 (and is only obtainable in the US). No longer an economical proposition, I'd say. don't be so cheap! With machine tools be happy the part is available at any price. 3 choices here pay the price,make one,or you r...
by John Evans
Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cheap Surface Grinder on Craigslist
Replies: 1
Views: 613

Re: Cheap Surface Grinder on Craigslist

Two strikes ,no coolant and looks like a single phase motor. Single phase does not leave near the finish that 3 phase does,proved that to myself when I started running my SG on a a rotary converter rather than a static.
by John Evans
Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Preparing Machines for Moving
Replies: 31
Views: 3188

Re: Preparing Machines for Moving

If you are using a pro rigger from experience do not remove dials etc. Only thing I would remove if equipped is DRO reader heads and coil and tape the cables. Pros with pro equipment are use to moving machines with chucks-vises etc in place. Machines came in that way all the time to my machine deale...
by John Evans
Sun May 26, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Damaged chuck - a forensic investigation
Replies: 21
Views: 3683

Re: Damaged chuck - a forensic investigation

CRASH ! That chuck had the jaw run into something like the tool holder or compound I would guess. Look for visual damage to tool post ,compound, cross slide etc. Run the lathe and listen for odd noises ,check all the power feeds for correct operation. Odd possibility the chuck was dropped and that j...
by John Evans
Sat May 18, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Jet GHB 1340 thread\ half nut issues - beginner
Replies: 20
Views: 2320

Re: Jet GHB 1340 thread\ half nut issues - beginner

curtis cutter wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 9:08 am
Reading these posts brought a question to mind. Although I clean my lead screw prior to any use, how is the proper way to lubricate it?
Way oil in squirt can .
by John Evans
Sun May 12, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making a milling machine riser
Replies: 24
Views: 3364

Re: Making a milling machine riser

I note a opening in the base casting. Can you access the spider through there ? If so how about making some bolt extensions ?? Use a coupling nut and a piece of threaded rod to extend your current bolt. Pin or tack weld rod to coupling nut ,thread rod into spider lock there with a jam nut. Your curr...
by John Evans
Sat May 11, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Jet GHB 1340 thread\ half nut issues - beginner
Replies: 20
Views: 2320

Re: Jet GHB 1340 thread\ half nut issues - beginner

OP please show your location ,city or even state . You may have someone local that could help you out.
by John Evans
Thu May 09, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making a milling machine riser
Replies: 24
Views: 3364

Re: Making a milling machine riser

I would say that would be the most logical given the conditions you are dealing with.
by John Evans
Wed Apr 24, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Rockwell 21-800 Mill Vise Made by Palmgren
Replies: 9
Views: 1737

Re: Rockwell 21-800 Mill Vise Made by Palmgren

Palmgren stuff was only fair quailty at best !
by John Evans
Mon Apr 08, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vice sizes
Replies: 5
Views: 1597

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: 1082

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: 18
Views: 2829

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...