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by Inspector
Thu Apr 05, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Power
Replies: 4
Views: 304

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: 14
Views: 475

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: 294

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: 1012

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: 977

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: 7
Views: 369

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: 1026

Re: Indicating Carriage travel

Thanks.
by Inspector
Thu Mar 01, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Indicating Carriage travel
Replies: 18
Views: 1026

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.
by Inspector
Fri Feb 23, 2018 11:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LED Shop Lighting
Replies: 112
Views: 3782

Re: LED Shop Lighting

Bill my lights came with a cord to connect to the box, a pigtail to daisy chain it to the next and a connector to do the same. Mine were put up with the little connector. I have 4 lights in each row. Each row is 20' long and if I wanted I could have put a 5th light in the chain if I had the room. Th...
by Inspector
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Lathe DRO recommendation
Replies: 28
Views: 2468

Re: Lathe DRO recommendation

Thanks Andy.
by Inspector
Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Lathe DRO recommendation
Replies: 28
Views: 2468

Re: Lathe DRO recommendation

Anyone ever played with these?

http://www.star-techno.com
by Inspector
Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LED Shop Lighting
Replies: 112
Views: 3782

Re: LED Shop Lighting

Bill with the amount of lights you need you should consider buying direct from the manufacturers in China rather than pay the markup the importers charge. The only problem is Chinese New Year starts about the 9th and goes to the 25th of this month, longer for some companies. I bought from these guys...