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by Inspector
Fri Oct 11, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Small slip stones
Replies: 1
Views: 412

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: 108
Views: 21378

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: 1479

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: 1479

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: 1479

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: 1565

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: 779

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....
by Inspector
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Monster Collett
Replies: 9
Views: 1509

Re: Monster Collett

It isn't the collet that is big, it's the calliper that is miniature. ;)

Pete
by Inspector
Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Input on Overspeeding Motors with VFD's
Replies: 10
Views: 1267

Re: New Input on Overspeeding Motors with VFD's

I was wondering if a strut/pole placed under the bucket to the ground like the tail stands used on some airliners would be simpler. If the tractor was driven away the worst that would happen is the clang from the strut hitting the floor.

Pete
by Inspector
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: S&H charges
Replies: 29
Views: 4075

Re: S&H charges

...........than buy from KBC here in the great white north........ Not to hijack the thread and take the spotlight off MMC Pete but see if Quality Cutting Tools and Machinery is better than KBC for you. I use them because they are local and I can drop in to pick up anything I've ordered. Don't know...
by Inspector
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Water cooling a 12HP air cooled motor
Replies: 44
Views: 8106

Re: Water cooling a 12HP air cooled motor

Good pun spro. I agree too.
Pete
by Inspector
Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Apple Mac laptop
Replies: 26
Views: 6569

Re: Apple Mac laptop

spro my iMac is a late 2009 model and earlier this year when the new operating system came out it wouldn't upgrade because the hardware wouldn't support it. It does however still get updates to the prior operating system so it gets the security upgrades. I have never had any hardware problems or sof...