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by warmstrong1955
Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Plasma cutter options
Replies: 10
Views: 212

Re: Plasma cutter options

Yup....it's a big thing, and I don't get why some mfg's don't list it......other than fear!

;)
by warmstrong1955
Mon Oct 14, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mill & Lathe: Where to Put Them?
Replies: 20
Views: 410

Re: Mill & Lathe: Where to Put Them?

The lathe and mill will now be able to handle long work, but I won't be able to support lathe work on the mill. I don't think it's a big sacrifice. If I ever need to do it, I can always move a machine. I've never done that, but I did set up a roller to support the end of a shaft I was putting snap-...
by warmstrong1955
Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mill & Lathe: Where to Put Them?
Replies: 20
Views: 410

Re: Mill & Lathe: Where to Put Them?

My shop is 20' wide, with a 16' door. As you walk in the big door, the lathe is along the left wall, and the mill is on the right wall. Both are basically centered front to back. With the lathe. I can run stock out the door, and set it on rollers if need be, if it fits thru the spindle. I have also ...
by warmstrong1955
Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Plasma cutter options
Replies: 10
Views: 212

Re: Plasma cutter options

The Millers are a really good machine. I bought several, for different jobs. They are also really expensive. The Lincolns I bought were good, unless you tried to use them in places with dirty power. (Voltage fluctuations) Their inverter-welders had the same problem. I ended up replacing 3 welders an...
by warmstrong1955
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Wrapping Split Bolts: Rocket Science?
Replies: 12
Views: 321

Re: Wrapping Split Bolts: Rocket Science?

Nothing wrong with what you did, and the way you did it. Big & ugly, but not any sort of a hazard. If you want to reduce the size of the splices, you can use butt-splices, or, like we did for 480 or 600 volt terminations on electric motors, just crimp on ring terminals, and both them together. Made ...
by warmstrong1955
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: 1911 Project
Replies: 19
Views: 1029

Re: 1911 Project

Ahhh....I understand!
(Too well)
by warmstrong1955
Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dead 3/4 hp motor - starter capacitor?
Replies: 10
Views: 390

Re: Dead 3/4 hp motor - starter capacitor?

Good news!
Glad you let us know!
Hope the coolant pump is an easy, dollar free fix too!
by warmstrong1955
Tue Oct 08, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: 1911 Project
Replies: 19
Views: 1029

Re: 1911 Project

Keep posting Glenn.
I've been thinking of buying a kit....or at least the parts, to build one.
I only have three 1911's(Combat Commanders count too)....and three can't be enough.
:)
by warmstrong1955
Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dead 3/4 hp motor - starter capacitor?
Replies: 10
Views: 390

Re: Dead 3/4 hp motor - starter capacitor?

I've had a lot of caps go bad, but always got a hum or a growl out of the motor when trying to start them. Very often, they turn a bit, but won't gain RPM. And most, can start & run, with a bit of assistance. My 8" grinder capacitor went bad, and until I got a replacement, I would give it some help ...
by warmstrong1955
Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Steel plate identification
Replies: 22
Views: 953

Re: Steel plate identification

Mystery metal ya have there.....
If you can machine it, and weld it, doesn't really matter much in the grand scheme of things.
(I been there!)

Bill
by warmstrong1955
Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Steel plate identification
Replies: 22
Views: 953

Re: Steel plate identification

You can weld AR quite successfully, should you be making a weldment of some kind out of the plate.
You just need some preheat....and 1/2" plate doesn't take much.
by warmstrong1955
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Steel plate identification
Replies: 22
Views: 953

Re: Steel plate identification

I cheated....and used the interweb-thing-a-ma-doodle......

AR400: http://www.matweb.com/search/DataSheet. ... 63aa1c7f9c

Varies by mfg....but there ya go.