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by nortly
Fri Mar 12, 2010 4:29 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: New Project Brought Home Today
Replies: 67
Views: 13365

certainly a nice looking machine I almost bought the same model but talked myself out of it
by nortly
Sat Feb 06, 2010 4:23 pm
Forum: The Resource Library
Topic: Thinking of using PVC pipe for air?
Replies: 37
Views: 44255

PVC can't take the pressure pulsations normally found in a a compressed air system if you want quick and easy. look at what SMC has to offer. I have 0.75 Black Pipe in my shop it wasn't expensive. all one needs to do is rent the tools from the local rental place. I run my shop air at 140psi
by nortly
Tue Jan 05, 2010 5:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gear Head Oil
Replies: 9
Views: 2761

gear oil

you can use a ISO grade 32 most tractor dealerships stock it. Its used for hydraulic systems and industrial gear reducers. It's not a good idea to use multigrade automotive engine oil, the additive packages in it can do weird things inside the gearhead.
by nortly
Tue Jan 05, 2010 4:38 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: Pictures of Craftex B2229
Replies: 12
Views: 6132

nice machine I just purchased a CT089 from Busy Bee. I am so far happy with it I have only a couple hours with it hope to spend more quality time in the new year....Its stand was made from plate and reasonably heavy. I wish it was made 2 inches taller with a wider base