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by Inspector
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for 4032
Replies: 13
Views: 679

Re: Looking for 4032

I did find a supplier on Alibaba that has a minimum order of 20 kilos (44 lb) plus whatever the shipping would be. It's bigger in diameter than what you need but you could ask if they have smaller diameters and even sell a smaller amount. Can't hurt to ask. You could probably sell on the excess to o...
by Inspector
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RF-45 oil seal replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 292

Re: RF-45 oil seal replacement

This is the thread by AlphaGeek.

http://www.chaski.org/homemachinist/vie ... RF45+gears

He hasn't been around since 2012 so I don't know if he will reply to a message.

Pete
by Inspector
Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RF-45 oil seal replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 292

Re: RF-45 oil seal replacement

There was a chap that was going through a rebuild of his, I think, Grizzly version a few years ago but he never did complete his thread on putting it back together. He did describe how he pulled it apart. Mine leaks a tiny amount from around the spindle. I put a cup under it to catch the little bit ...
by Inspector
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for 4032
Replies: 13
Views: 679

Re: Looking for 4032

Some here but don't know if they sell small amounts. https://www.eaglealloys.com/4032-aluminum/
Pete
by Inspector
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Old Baldor Buffer
Replies: 26
Views: 1068

Re: New Old Baldor Buffer

A source for buffing wheels and compound.
https://www.caswellplating.com

Pete
by Inspector
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fed up With Crummy Rotary Tools
Replies: 18
Views: 1636

Re: Fed up With Crummy Rotary Tools

Lots of people return tools after they use it some. If you feel it didn't meet the recommendations of a salesman or published specs then returning it is okay because it isn't fit for the job you were told it could do. If you bought it without researching thoroughly and you are disappointed then I fe...
by Inspector
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Turning plastic on a metal lathe
Replies: 18
Views: 1527

Re: Turning plastic on a metal lathe

I think the reasoning for not turning wood on a metal lathe is because most woodwork is sanded to make it smooth. So the sanding dust would have been the reason for not doing it. Put very powerful dust capture at the point of sanding and that would be minimized if not eliminated. Problem is virtuall...
by Inspector
Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Preparing Machines for Moving
Replies: 31
Views: 2991

Re: Preparing Machines for Moving

You can use longer straps in a basket lift to reach the base if there is any doubt about lifting from the top. Basically like the lift the neighbour and I used to get my 20" bandsaw out of the shipping container of shop and household stuff when I moved here. Table was removed for the move. We did th...
by Inspector
Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PRIVATE MESSAGE FEATURE
Replies: 3
Views: 1876

Re: PRIVATE MESSAGE FEATURE

Yes it did.
Thank you.
Pete
by Inspector
Fri Jun 07, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PRIVATE MESSAGE FEATURE
Replies: 3
Views: 1876

Re: PRIVATE MESSAGE FEATURE

Thanks Harold.

I don't PM very often but how would we know if the mailbox of the recipient is full and wasn't delivered? Does the PM stay in the outbox or get bounced back with an explanation?

Pete
by Inspector
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Preparing Machines for Moving
Replies: 31
Views: 2991

Re: Preparing Machines for Moving

Perhaps a dumb question but have you considered calling the riggers and asking what you should do to prepare the machines before they come?
by Inspector
Fri May 17, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wood Shaper Cleaning Up Steel Block
Replies: 18
Views: 2353

Re: Wood Shaper Cleaning Up Steel Block

Spro I believe the fingers of the fence are to break up the sound of spinning cutters. They also might be individually adjustable to get close to the cutter for better guarding and support, I can't quite tell from the picture. Some jointers used to come with fingers around the cutter head to suppres...