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by whateg0
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drill press recommendations?
Replies: 9
Views: 388

Re: Drill press recommendations?

My Taiwan drill press I bought at an estate sale has been pretty decent. If money isn't a problem, a friend of mine got me looking at old Clausing machines. But, yeah, you need some deep pockets for them! The biggest thing aside from work envelope IMHO is the spindle speed. My DP lives on the slowes...
by whateg0
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: QC toolpost for Atlas 618
Replies: 18
Views: 666

Re: QC toolpost for Atlas 618

but it demonstrated to me that the QCTP was not always the best option available. Yep! In an ideal world, a person might find that having more than one type can be advantageous, which is really true when machines are operated for gain. Hobby use? May be no big deal. Indexing time can be a real deal...
by whateg0
Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Turning plastic on a metal lathe
Replies: 18
Views: 652

Re: Turning plastic on a metal lathe

I turn acetal, nylon, acrylic, and ABS on my lathe as the need arises. I also turn wood on it. And I sand the wood on it. Yes, it creates a lot of dust that has to be cleaned up. But, I just plan for it as part of the job. The only issue I have with wood is that if it's not clamped well, it walks ou...
by whateg0
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: QC toolpost for Atlas 618
Replies: 18
Views: 666

Re: QC toolpost for Atlas 618

Harold, That tool change time is what drove me to pick up and adapt a little Schaublin turret to my old machine. Before that I picked up a SB indexing turret toolpost. Of course, both of those options are too expensive for the OP, and the SB toolpost would be too big, but it demonstrated to me that ...
by whateg0
Tue May 28, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: holesaw on a lathe
Replies: 29
Views: 3117

Re: holesaw on a lathe

Watched this video last night. A buddy of mine sent it to me and said there's another video of the guy making the tool.
https://youtu.be/VpUri-NGFyk

Dave
by whateg0
Tue May 28, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Damaged chuck - a forensic investigation
Replies: 21
Views: 1321

Re: Damaged chuck - a forensic investigation

My Sibling, 3 year old daughter was playing with my DSG 13x42 lathe levers, switched off of course. Did not notice the next day she had engaged the half nuts and I have a habit of running the carriage all the way to the tailstock end.Started motor and engaged clutch, horrible crunching sound as car...
by whateg0
Tue May 28, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Practical use for 303 stainless drops
Replies: 5
Views: 739

Re: Practical use for 303 stainless drops

That's funny! Just yesterday, I was in the shop and my son walks through and says, "Dad, you have a lot of pieces of metal being used as paperweights out here!" 'Tis true! I have drawings at the lathe, by the mill, by the drill press, on the welding bench, and a couple of fans to keep the place comf...
by whateg0
Thu May 16, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: VFD question
Replies: 31
Views: 2273

Re: VFD question

I think the suggestion was made to use a DC-AC inverter to get to 220VAC 1ph, then use the VFD from there.
by whateg0
Thu May 16, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: VFD question
Replies: 31
Views: 2273

Re: VFD question

liveaboard wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 8:00 am
What is "BMS" ?
I think he's talking about the balancing circuitry needed to charge multiple cells, maybe.

Dave
by whateg0
Wed May 15, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does anyone recognize this drill sharpening jig
Replies: 6
Views: 756

Re: Does anyone recognize this drill sharpening jig

If it's like the craftsman version, it was just a place for what you have to pivot.
by whateg0
Wed May 15, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does anyone recognize this drill sharpening jig
Replies: 6
Views: 756

Re: Does anyone recognize this drill sharpening jig

That definitely looks nicer than the craftsman version, and even some of the "better" ones out there. I'll be watching to see if anybody knows!
by whateg0
Tue May 14, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: VFD question
Replies: 31
Views: 2273

Re: VFD question

...I've been using low water use washing machines for decades, never had problems. I like Bosch. ... As I am sure you are aware, we Americans do not welcome change or adaptation. This is the way we do it because this is the way we have always done it. I see the argument everywhere. When I gutted my...