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by mikechoochoo
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: 14 inch Rockwell two speed bandsaw lower unit
Replies: 0
Views: 879

14 inch Rockwell two speed bandsaw lower unit

This is the bottom of a Rockwell two speed bandsaw.The serial number on it is BI 7597. A previous owner has removed the gear from the main shaft otherwise the rest of the gears look good. Unfortunately the missing gear is a special made helical cut gear with a very large bore. I would like to sell i...
by mikechoochoo
Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: Rough strength equivalent
Replies: 4
Views: 1317

Re: Rough strength equivalent

You need to remember that a smaller tube will hold as much as a 2x4 in a vertical position but as a beam it may have less strength. There are tables that give the safe working load for lumber and steel both as a post and a beam. Do some internet search's.
Mike N.
by mikechoochoo
Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:25 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: welding a shaft
Replies: 4
Views: 929

welding a shaft

I want to weld a piece onto the the screw from a vise, it's about 3/4 inch diameter. The weld will be two inches from the threaded portion and will be replacing a old botched repair done by a previous owner. I plan on making the new part slightly larger than the final diameter and turning it to size...
by mikechoochoo
Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Horrors of Buffer Safety
Replies: 43
Views: 5399

Re: Horrors of Buffer Safety

I used to buff aluminum as part of my job. Very dirty and hot work. Your clothes will be black! Wear eye protection, leather gloves, and impact toe leather shoes or boots. Until you learn it and sometime after, you will have pieces of work pulled from your hands and thrown to the ground in front of ...
by mikechoochoo
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 100+ Years ago
Replies: 22
Views: 6133

Re: 100+ Years ago

I read an article in a lumbering magazine about a sawmill in Switzerland. All of the logs go thru a metal detector. Some of them come from France and Germany, but even the Swiss logs may have shell fragments in them as bullets don't recognize borders.
Mike
by mikechoochoo
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: wheel pullers
Replies: 3
Views: 1286

wheel pullers

I have stripped out the threads on two wheel pullers with acne threads and just picked up two others at an auction that have fine V threads. The new to me ones, with fine threads were made by the Owatonna Tool Company here in the US. I would have thought that the acne thread would be stronger but it...
by mikechoochoo
Sun May 19, 2019 1:29 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Sourcing pig iron
Replies: 13
Views: 3907

Re: Sourcing pig iron

In regards to "mystery metal", we had a local manufacturing plant with their own foundry. At one time they melted anything as long as it was cheap. The last years before they closed the foundry and outsourced their casting they only used railroad rail. It had to do with quality control.
Mike
by mikechoochoo
Fri May 17, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: VFD question
Replies: 31
Views: 5071

Re: VFD question

Yes a forklift motor with an electronic control circuit is the way to go. Here in the States, forklifts that don't have swapable batteries are often scrapped when the batteries wear out because the new batteries are more than half of the cost of a whole new forklift. Good Luck'
Mike. N.
by mikechoochoo
Wed May 08, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: odd threads
Replies: 4
Views: 1531

odd threads

I picked up some Little Giant threading dies at a flea market. There are a couple BSF sizes with them, not marked BSF but the diameter and tpi match. There are also a 13/16-10 and a 1 1/32-8. Another one is marked 7/16 1/32 14 ? I can't find these sizes listed anywhere and the 7/16 one has that odd ...
by mikechoochoo
Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: lathe banjo?
Replies: 1
Views: 1145

Re: lathe banjo?

This may be the quill stop off an old Enco mill-drill
by mikechoochoo
Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: Dividing head sector
Replies: 0
Views: 1710

Dividing head sector

I have this dividing head sector, This looks like it is imported, rough finish but usable, it was in with some other things I bought. It's 1/4 inch thick and the center hole is about 29/32 dia. Make an offer.
by mikechoochoo
Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: lathe banjo?
Replies: 1
Views: 1145

lathe banjo?

I don't know what this comes off from but I have no use for it. None of the holes are threaded and the large hole is just under 2 3/4 diameter. It is painted the green/gray metallic color used on some older machines. I have no use for it but I would like to know what it fits so I can sell it. Or mak...