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by whateg0
Thu May 16, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: VFD question
Replies: 31
Views: 863

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: 863

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: 289

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: 289

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: 863

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...
by whateg0
Tue May 14, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wood Shaper Cleaning Up Steel Block
Replies: 18
Views: 516

Re: Wood Shaper Cleaning Up Steel Block

I was going to suggest gasoline for removing the pitch, but I don't know how well it does. I know it removes varnish from lathe chucks very well, though. Yeah, it's not environmentally or health friendly.
by whateg0
Tue May 14, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wood Shaper Cleaning Up Steel Block
Replies: 18
Views: 516

Re: Wood Shaper Cleaning Up Steel Block

I'm gonna have to check out phosphoric acid. I've used vinegar, but after it gets rid of the rust, it keeps going. I used muriatic acid as well at times, but it, too keeps going after it's gotten past the rust. (I keep it around for removing zinc plating on hardware or pipe before welding.) Evapo-ru...
by whateg0
Tue May 14, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: VFD question
Replies: 31
Views: 863

Re: VFD question

...And I live on a farm, using well water, so there is no reason for me to conserve water to begin with. ... I'm not sure living on a boat would be entirely awful. I miss my days in the Navy. Using well water doesn't mean you shouldn't worry about over use. Many ranchers in the midwest are fighting...
by whateg0
Mon May 13, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Jet GHB 1340 thread\ half nut issues - beginner
Replies: 20
Views: 556

Re: Jet GHB 1340 thread\ half nut issues - beginner

Feed rod works fine, I misspoke. I threaded some pvc today and the threads are perfect, but I can still see and feel a little hiccup when the half nuts are engaged. The hiccup didn’t seem to effect the threading capabilities. Should I simply not worry about it? What do you mean by "little hiccup"? ...
by whateg0
Mon May 13, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Machinist Jacks
Replies: 18
Views: 890

Re: Machinist Jacks

I would like to add that if you have the option of having good machinist jacks or bad ones, go for the good! Crazy thought, huh? I picked up the Starrett screw portion for each of mine off of Ebay for not much money and made the nut/base for them. They are smooth and the saddle swivels easily. I als...
by whateg0
Thu May 09, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Too Good A Fit (Actually Wrong Material)
Replies: 9
Views: 407

Re: Too Good A Fit (Actually Wrong Material)

I guess a diagram would make it all make a lot more sense if you have 2 pistons.
by whateg0
Wed May 08, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Too Good A Fit (Actually Wrong Material)
Replies: 9
Views: 407

Re: Too Good A Fit (Actually Wrong Material)

The o-ring also helps avoid metal-to-metal contact, not just control where the oil can flow. It's your deal, but I would prefer to rely more on a needle valve to control flow than designed-in-leakage. If you can get it to bind with a few thou clearance, I would expect more binding with more clearanc...