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by Inspector
Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First time using super glue chuck
Replies: 33
Views: 1459

Re: First time using super glue chuck

Try soaking it in Acetone. It should dissolve or soften the glue after a while.

Pete
by Inspector
Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Floating reamer holders
Replies: 21
Views: 1491

Re: Floating reamer holders

While good telescoping gauges are an inexpensive means of measuring bores I would suggest you look at a dial bore gauge set in the size range you want to measure. Once set for a size you can measure the diameter easily and repeatedly. They also show if there is any taper in the hole and ovality. Bes...
by Inspector
Mon Dec 02, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Finished trike.
Replies: 11
Views: 1142

Re: Finished trike.

Spro do you mean a guard to keep clothing from getting caught in it or from slinging debris on to the rider? Otherwise from a mechanical point of view I don't see the difference from a normal derailer bike not having guards.

Good work on making your own ride.

Pete
by Inspector
Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: 5C collet chuck
Replies: 3
Views: 669

Re: 5C collet chuck

Grizzly has some 5C collet chucks from a few makers including Bison.

Pete
by Inspector
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Diaphragm fabric
Replies: 32
Views: 3761

Re: Diaphragm fabric

Harold perhaps this company would have what you are looking for even if in the form of a larger diaphragm you could cut what you need from.

https://www.mb-belgas.com
http://www.mb-belgas.com/wp-content/upl ... manual.pdf

Pete
by Inspector
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Small slip stones
Replies: 1
Views: 2389

Re: Small slip stones

Try here. https://www.sharpeningsupplies.com/Sear ... p%20stones
I have't bought from them before.

Pete
by Inspector
Thu Oct 03, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The home shop machinist, health of the hobby
Replies: 126
Views: 34528

Re: The home shop machinist, health of the hobby

In the olden days "on call" for work it meant sitting near the phone all day. With a cell you can be anywhere within reason doing other things but when called, drop what you were doing and report for work. Not an issue now that I'm retired but for an aircraft mechanic friend it is a freedom when his...
by Inspector
Mon Sep 30, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Huanyang VFD 2.2
Replies: 14
Views: 3413

Re: Huanyang VFD 2.2

Normally with a machine like the X31 you would only use one part at a time so only one motor would be running. Planer/jointer, saw, shaper. The saw would need to be setup to turn on/off a motor through the VFD so the button would need to be wired into it instead of to the motor. Otherwise the VFD go...
by Inspector
Mon Sep 30, 2019 8:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Huanyang VFD 2.2
Replies: 14
Views: 3413

Re: Huanyang VFD 2.2

I didn't know about the cost and import issues for you in the EU. I bought a 4K unit from them and it was $170US plus UPS shipping of about $80 through Alibaba. Still an option for Graeme if he can't fix his.

Pete
by Inspector
Sun Sep 29, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Huanyang VFD 2.2
Replies: 14
Views: 3413

Re: Huanyang VFD 2.2

An Aussie opened up one of his Huanyangs and compared it with a Powtran he bought. The Powtran was much better made and comes with a good manual. They also have English speaking technical support. I haven’t heard any gripes about it but I don’t get around that kind of stuff much. I can post the link...
by Inspector
Fri Sep 27, 2019 10:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fan Boy
Replies: 21
Views: 3804

Re: Fan Boy

Look into cooling vests. Kept me working when I would have otherwise melted.

The plant I worked in had ceiling fans and we turned them off in the summer because they drove the heat down. Needed in the winter but not in the summer.

Pete
by Inspector
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Which cutter to use on my Sherline Lathe
Replies: 6
Views: 2009

Re: Which cutter to use on my Sherline Lathe

You need to pick the brains of a watchmaker. Perhaps on a watchmaking forum if one exists. I know of one maker in Switzerland that might help you. His name is Martin Pauli and his business is Angular Momentum. https://www.angularmomentum.com/welcome.html He makes incredible Urushi fountain pens too....