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by Inspector
Thu Jan 18, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: pulley size, variable speed
Replies: 8
Views: 157

Re: pulley size, variable speed

Is your motor a 3 phase motor? Or are you planing on replacing the existing motor with a 3 phase to go with the VFD (Variable Frequency Drive).
by Inspector
Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LED Shop Lighting
Replies: 15
Views: 390

Re: LED Shop Lighting

If you already have fluorescent lights getting LED conversion bulbs makes a lot of sense. If building new then LED fixtures are the way to go. I needed 22 for my garage and woodworking shop and bought direct from China as most are made there anyway. Saved at least half over buying locally. I would d...
by Inspector
Sat Dec 23, 2017 2:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Elf in the shop
Replies: 41
Views: 1611

Re: Elf in the shop

I don't have an elf but think he would look hot in my farriers forge. On the anvil too. ;)
by Inspector
Sat Dec 23, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TG 100 collets
Replies: 7
Views: 288

Re: TG 100 collets

I don't know if these guys have better prices on the TG 100 collets but they are an alternative source of tools here in the Great White North.
http://www.qct.tools/index.html
by Inspector
Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Grizzly mini-mill & resonance?
Replies: 15
Views: 741

Re: Grizzly mini-mill & resonance?

Sometimes packing plasticine on areas not being cut will absorb the vibrations.

Pete
by Inspector
Tue Oct 24, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ball and Socket
Replies: 7
Views: 650

Re: Ball and Socket

Any of theses work or do you guys have your heart set on making it? https://www.qa1.net/rod-ends-and-related/ball-joint-linkages http://www.igus.com/wpck/3748/igubal_Gelenkkoepfe?utm_campaign=a-igb-reb&utm_source=ppc&ads_cmpid=11721961&ads_adid=637175521&ads_matchtype=b&ads_network=g&ads_creative=21...
by Inspector
Sun Sep 24, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: bench grinder woes
Replies: 13
Views: 874

Re: bench grinder woes

What kind of wheel/stone did you buy. If you bought a soft one made for grinding tool steel and HSS and had at it with soft angle iron it will go out of round quickly. There should be a code of letters and numbers on the paper blotters or the box it came in. What is the code?

Pete
by Inspector
Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Almost Skunked on a Grizzly Hunt.
Replies: 9
Views: 775

Re: Almost Skunked on a Grizzly Hunt.

Downwindtracker2 wrote:I think my post works for comedy, ,,,,,,,, I'm rather unfortunate to be within driving distance of Lee Valley, BusyBee, Princess Auto, Grizzly, KBC and Thomas Skinner. And walking distance of a KMS.....

That I still miss a lot since we moved.
by Inspector
Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Almost Skunked on a Grizzly Hunt.
Replies: 9
Views: 775

Re: Almost Skunked on a Grizzly Hunt.

Did you try any other of the tooling suppliers in the area before making the trek to the USA? KMS has a few bits and cutters, ACT Equipment Sales, Sharp-Rite Tooling & Manufacturing, there are others that don't come to mind at the moment. Also Sharp-Rite also has a cutter grinding division in case y...
by Inspector
Wed Jul 19, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pin Gages?
Replies: 13
Views: 1201

Re: Pin Gages?

I used to use them a lot when inspecting. Great way to have go/not go measuring capabilities when you don't have a specially made one for a job as long as you keep in mind what kind of set you are using. A minus set, plus set or a nominal set. You can also see very quickly if a hole is tapered along...
by Inspector
Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:34 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: My new power feed
Replies: 23
Views: 2423

Re: My new power feed

Quality Cutting Tools have 3 locations in Canada with one here in S'toon. :) I called them late on a Thursday to order a couple 5C collets and they had them on Monday. They gave me a printed catalogue. It's a good 3" thick.

http://www.qct.tools

Pete
We are getting a little off topic though. :)
by Inspector
Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: My new power feed
Replies: 23
Views: 2423

Re: My new power feed

Owners of Busy Bee and Grizzly are family too but don't seem to get along. It would be a lot better for Busy Bee to have become the distributor for Grizzly up here rather than go their own way. Now that Grizzly will ship to Canada, where just a few years ago wouldn't, it is just going to make it tha...