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by whateg0
Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Old switch to teco L510 vfd
Replies: 11
Views: 595

Re: Old switch to teco L510 vfd

I find it enjoyable taking old technology and adapting it to newer stuff. I wired original power buttons, speed control, and apron controls on my 10ee to my VFD. The speed knob is chained to a pot and the power buttons go to a contactor. It was fun to figure all of that out and even more fun to adap...
by whateg0
Sun Nov 17, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lamp Stand.
Replies: 4
Views: 432

Re: Lamp Stand.

I like it. I want to come up with a better lamp for the 10ee than the desk lamp I'm using now. It's better than nothing. A friend of mine is making some custom desk lamps now and found a vendor for the flexible neck tubing so I was thinking of using that but I like your use of the locking flexible t...
by whateg0
Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need to broach a square hole...
Replies: 8
Views: 843

Re: Need to broach a square hole...

Not sure if it's worthwhile, but the Clickspring guy showed how to make a square broach. Not a lot of material involved. Probably faster to do it on the lathe or mill, though. You can use the quill the same way as the carriage on the lathe, except that you get control of x and y on the mill.
by whateg0
Thu Nov 07, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Made a shop press
Replies: 28
Views: 2660

Re: Made a shop press

...I can definitely design one that is better—one that won't twist and distort under maximum load and is easy to use—but not at the Chinese price point. They must get their steel for 25 cents per pound. :shock: That, IMHO, is worth the price of admission. If I can apply force to something and not w...
by whateg0
Sun Nov 03, 2019 11:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Made a shop press
Replies: 28
Views: 2660

Re: Made a shop press

I work in a technical field and I know exactly what you mean about translations. We use a translation service for much of our documentation and sometimes what we get back is pretty funny to read.
by whateg0
Sun Nov 03, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trimmable flap disk
Replies: 4
Views: 959

Re: Trimmable flap disk

I watched several videos before, and have now rewatched the videos from Walter Abrasives thinking maybe I missed something. They show how to trim a trimmable flap disk. They also show a before and after. My disks don't get worn down around the perimeter. They round off on the bottom, so I don't see ...
by whateg0
Thu Oct 31, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trimmable flap disk
Replies: 4
Views: 959

Trimmable flap disk

Just read mention of Trimmable flap disks. I've never heard of them before. So I looked then up and they are sold by several vendors. I see YouTube videos on how to trim them. I understand that they are supposed to give you more life from a single disk. But I don't understand how they work. My flap ...
by whateg0
Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Caliper battery covers
Replies: 16
Views: 3923

Re: Caliper battery covers

If I bought a mit, I wouldn't have more than one and would constantly be running around looking for the last place I used it. I've now got all of my cheapo digitals up and usable and scattered around.
by whateg0
Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone know where I can find this roller?
Replies: 11
Views: 1528

Re: Anyone know where I can find this roller?

Glad you going the receipt. I keep electronic copies of all my orders too. It's still a struggle finding the right one though. Can you find hardened dowels to use for your axle? Or maybe after x years it's just routine maintenance.
by whateg0
Fri Oct 18, 2019 10:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone know where I can find this roller?
Replies: 11
Views: 1528

Re: Anyone know where I can find this roller?

Skate bearings are 22mm, or 7/8". They are slightly wider, but you should be able to make them work unless it has yup fit into a track which I doubt.
by whateg0
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone know where I can find this roller?
Replies: 11
Views: 1528

Re: Anyone know where I can find this roller?

No idea where to find that. I've had similar things and it ends up being faster to just make them. Inevitably, making them causes them to turn up the very next time I'm on the internet.

Dave
by whateg0
Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Plasma cutter options
Replies: 10
Views: 1973

Re: Plasma cutter options

Chastise? Sorry, maybe it wasn't meant that way. I may have misinterpreted it. I have seen way too often, somebody wants to go to a bigger machine, be it a welder, mill, 3D printer, whatever, and somebody gets on and says, well, you should have bought bigger the first time. That happened to me when...