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by Inspector
Wed May 23, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT Using DryGas in alcohol blended gasolene
Replies: 9
Views: 473

Re: OT Using DryGas in alcohol blended gasolene

Can't answer to the additive stuff but I had a Nissan 4 cyl, 1990 king cab pickup. I had 488,000K (303,000 miles) on it when I sent her off for scrap after 17 years of driving. Got a $2,000 government rebate for a more efficient car that was worth way more than she was or I would have run her into t...
by Inspector
Wed May 09, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do I make this?
Replies: 16
Views: 1018

Re: How do I make this?

https://www.mscdirect.com/product/details/01826247

I would use a corner radius bit.

Pete
by Inspector
Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Machinist Tool Identification
Replies: 35
Views: 1933

Re: Machinist Tool Identification

Could the heavy metal slabs be cast iron surface plates? The vocational school I went to for my aircraft mechanic training had one.

Pete
by Inspector
Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Power
Replies: 4
Views: 609

Re: Power

If it is a delta wound motor you can get a Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) and it will change your single phase to 3 phase with the ability to vary the speed of the motor, reverse etc.
by Inspector
Wed Apr 04, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Cross slide and compound dials
Replies: 20
Views: 1519

Re: Cross slide and compound dials

I just searched 125 tooth gear and the first that popped up was. http://www.revrobotics.com/rev-41-1333/

Here is one more for less.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Robinson-Racin ... 2292803016
by Inspector
Sun Mar 25, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dressing Grinding Wheels
Replies: 5
Views: 495

Re: Dressing Grinding Wheels

I used to use a wheel dresser but switched to an end off a diamond drill bit. The kind used to drill holes in rock for core samples or put in blasting powder. I also sliced up a diamond blade from a walk behind concrete saw to make a lifetime supply of wheel dressers.

Pete
by Inspector
Mon Mar 19, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help with making a rotary table more rigid
Replies: 30
Views: 1614

Re: Help with making a rotary table more rigid

Does the three jaw chuck have a threaded back? Are you doing some of the work on the lathe and then moving to the mill? If so then it would make sense to mount a threaded stub to the rotab and not have the 4 jaw at all. If you want to keep the 4 jaw for other operations then a second rotab would be ...
by Inspector
Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gage Block Care & Feeding
Replies: 25
Views: 1475

Re: Gage Block Care & Feeding

The something to keep in mind is the OP said "(the set was used and apparently Machinist made)" so while still important to care for gauge blocks, his may or may not even be up to the lowest grade standards unless there were calibration documents with it at one time. Still very useful for home use b...
by Inspector
Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Chuck mounting helper
Replies: 14
Views: 1168

Re: Chuck mounting helper

I put a 16" to 20" dowel or broom stick a little over halfway into the chuck and tighten the jaws on it. Then I loosen of the locks (D1-5) and slide the chuck off using the dowel as a handle to carry it away. I do the reverse to reinstall it. With the dowel in the shaft you can manipulate the chuck ...
by Inspector
Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Indicating Carriage travel
Replies: 18
Views: 1309

Re: Indicating Carriage travel

Thanks.
by Inspector
Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Indicating Carriage travel
Replies: 18
Views: 1309

Re: Indicating Carriage travel

MrWoopee do you remember where it was actually made? China or Russia or a mix? At those prices one could almost by a second for spares.