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by davec43
Sat Jan 28, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Antique Stationary Engines
Topic: Fairbanks Morse repairs
Replies: 6
Views: 8056

Re: Fairbanks Morse repairs

Hi Glen,
Nice work! Lots of familiar looking parts here. I have a 1931 5hp Z sitting under a tarp in my back yard. It runs well until something gets loose and falls off! Interesting old engines.

Dave
by davec43
Mon Mar 26, 2012 8:21 am
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: New guy with a new foundry
Replies: 33
Views: 8604

Re: New guy with a new foundry

Patio wrote:Fixed your link for you.
http://hitchiner.com/
Just use a simple copy and paste, with out using the URL button works here.

I am following this thread with interest. :)
or try http://www.hitchiner.com/
by davec43
Sat Mar 17, 2012 3:21 pm
Forum: Site Software Questions and Answers
Topic: Thoughts on private messages
Replies: 46
Views: 262769

Re: Thoughts on private messages

I believe there are a lot more than just a few of us that hope you stick around. Thanks for all you help Harold. David I agree strongly. You have been a big help in my education here, Harold. Thank you for all the time you spend in making this a great forum for machining, and for sharing so freely ...
by davec43
Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:09 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Machining a pulley
Replies: 14
Views: 3044

Re: Machining a pulley

Maybe that is a std configuration that Enco carries.

http://www.use-enco.com/CGI/INSRIT?PART ... A=325-1458

I'll have to check it out.
by davec43
Thu Mar 08, 2012 3:04 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Machining a pulley
Replies: 14
Views: 3044

Re: Machining a pulley

Nice work on the soft jaws, but they were meant to be cut up! You can also buy them for a reasonable cost, or weld on material after they are pretty well cut away. Thanks Russ, they are cut up now. They are for a Grizzly chuck G9819. Not the chuck I really wanted but budgetary restraints were impos...
by davec43
Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:58 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Machining a pulley
Replies: 14
Views: 3044

Re: Machining a pulley

i do have some soft jaws which were a complicated project from last month. I have not used them yet. I bought the chuck in Nov to get the 2 piece jaws for that purpose. IMG_2385.JPG I assume for this job I would machine 2 steps in the jaws, maybe .200 to .250 deep to match the diameters of the 2 pul...
by davec43
Mon Mar 05, 2012 5:47 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Machining a pulley
Replies: 14
Views: 3044

Machining a pulley

What would the process be for machining an aluminum (7050) 2 step pulley - 2.5" and 5" with 5/8 bore? This is part of a project to make my wood cutting bandsaw go slow enough for cutting metal. IMG_2381.JPG At this point I have a 5x5x1.75" block of aluminum, bandsawn the corners off with appropriate...
by davec43
Fri Mar 02, 2012 3:26 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: grizzly boring heads?
Replies: 4
Views: 1418

Re: grizzly boring heads?

My Grizzly boring heads ( 2" and 3" ) are .001 on the diameter, and they seem to work fine.
by davec43
Mon Feb 27, 2012 9:26 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: looking for my first mill
Replies: 13
Views: 2099

Re: looking for my first mill

I have been looking at the Grizzly mill/drills - G0704 and G0705. One thing that bothers me about the 0704 is the 2" spindle travel. I drill lots of holes more than 2 inches deep and can't help thinking that might be a problem. The 0705 has 4-3/4 spindle travel but also has a round column. Seems lik...
by davec43
Wed Feb 22, 2012 8:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: crankshaft
Replies: 14
Views: 3020

Re: crankshaft

My first thought was also that it must have been an exciting moment!
by davec43
Thu Feb 16, 2012 10:41 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: How to mill a square recess?
Replies: 12
Views: 2258

Re: How to mill a square recess?

Thanks Oscer, I like your color coding idea, and the whiteboard if I could find somewhere to put it (maybe on the door). As you can see from my working sketch, it gets confusing when you have the shaft, the slider, and the window all with dimensions, the offsets from 0,0 (back right in my case to ge...
by davec43
Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:10 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Best Tool to Prep Before Fly-Cutting?
Replies: 19
Views: 2516

Re: Best Tool to Prep Before Fly-Cutting?

I was doing .050 with my 3" flycutter on some 7050 aluminum with no problem.