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by wsippola
Thu May 19, 2016 8:13 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Is pivoting the threading dial out of engagment important?
Replies: 17
Views: 2854

Re: Is pivoting the threading dial out of engagment importan

Can't disengage it on the 10EE. But the leadscrew only turns for threading too.
by wsippola
Fri Apr 15, 2016 6:31 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: cross hair wire
Replies: 15
Views: 10986

Re: cross hair wire

I've a manual for a K&E transit (I think that's the one) that mentions using a forked stick to wrap a couple lengths of spider silk while the spider is descending. The forked stick is then used to transfer the strand onto the crosshair mount, which is then shellacked in place. May have been in an ol...
by wsippola
Sat Apr 02, 2016 1:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tool Haul
Replies: 14
Views: 1855

Re: Tool Haul

Yeah, that's a pretty sweet deal! Lot's of very nice stuff - congrats!

Wayne
by wsippola
Sat Apr 02, 2016 1:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3 phase convertor failure
Replies: 70
Views: 7748

Re: 3 phase convertor failure

If he's spinning it up to 3000 rpm with a pony and it won't pick up when power is applied, it's not going to start with a kick to the pulley. I've built 4 rpc's and the only thing I would suggest is to recheck your connections. Are you SURE they are correct? Did a #6 get swapped with a #9 wire perha...
by wsippola
Mon Mar 21, 2016 5:58 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Ways
Replies: 32
Views: 5814

Re: Ways

American Tool Works used 4 V ways. They claimed increased accuracy, less wear due to swarf less likely to stay on the V etc. I doubt it really matters that much in the end - proper lubrication is probably the MOST important thing, and it seems that few lathes actually put lube on the ways - just rel...
by wsippola
Fri Mar 04, 2016 11:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drill chuck removal with wedges
Replies: 12
Views: 1803

Re: Drill chuck removal with wedges

I'm trying to remember where I just read it, but it was a very reputable company like Deckel or Moore that insisted on hammering the sides of the arbor with a brass? hammer until the taper releases. It certainly works well for ball joint tapers on vehicles, and I did use the method recently on a chu...
by wsippola
Mon Feb 29, 2016 8:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gears and gear cutting by Ivan Law
Replies: 29
Views: 5043

Re: Gears and gear cutting by Ivan Law

I built one, in half size about 15 years back. It works well, but I only used it for one cutter so far. I did find that the form tool I had made was not leaving a particularly good finish when relieving the cutter blank, which resulted in a less than ideal finish on the gear being cut. So spend some...
by wsippola
Sat Feb 20, 2016 2:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Moving - How to do it?
Replies: 21
Views: 2844

Re: Moving - How to do it?

Being military, I've moved many times - hopefully no more! If you're going from a tool rare area to a tool rich area - sell the heaviest stuff and replace it when you get to your new location. I've always moved my own larger equipment - the smaller stuff the movers love, as it's high weight, high de...
by wsippola
Sat Feb 13, 2016 8:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I am going to die...... Well Sometime ...... Not soon I hope
Replies: 29
Views: 4116

Re: I am going to die...... Well Sometime ...... Not soon I

I'm quite sure that once I'm dead, I really won't care how much money came from the sale of my tools. My wife used to fret about what to do with the shop full of tools - I told her to keep it easy, call an auctioneer. They'll advertise, sell it and have it gone - mostly on the day of the sale. The t...
by wsippola
Mon Feb 08, 2016 6:51 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Follower rest tips?
Replies: 13
Views: 2776

Re: Follower rest tips?

Nice lathe! Is that a Smart and Brown follow rest? I have one just like it, no idea what it came from. I'm reserving it for my 10EE, but it will need a minor mod for the mounts. I don't have any advice that's not already been given, but I'll agree the material should be something that machines well,...
by wsippola
Wed Jan 27, 2016 9:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RPC
Replies: 9
Views: 1354

Re: RPC

Not an expert! From the size, I would guess at 3-5 hp. As it's shaftless, you'll need some caps to get it started. Then use a clamp on ammeter to see what the idle current is. Someone here will have a good idea what percentage of current a motor will draw at idle as compared to full load - I'd guess...
by wsippola
Thu Dec 31, 2015 8:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: cant see old age
Replies: 13
Views: 2195

Re: cant see old age

It probably depends on the operating system your computer uses. On mine (Windows 7), you hold down CTRL and hit the + button or - button to change the display size. That zooms in everything, not just the font.