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by Patio
Tue Nov 09, 2010 2:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First time poster here, and new to machining!
Replies: 179
Views: 24859

Re: First time poster here, and new to machining!

Today I got mail! 4 jaw chuck, and the 7" grinding wheel arrived. Now not having all the tools I need to make an adapter properly for the grinder, I did it "The Making Do" way. This is not the proper way of machining but it does get the job done, for now, till things get up and running so I can use ...
by Patio
Fri Nov 05, 2010 9:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First time poster here, and new to machining!
Replies: 179
Views: 24859

Re: First time poster here, and new to machining!

Hi Seal Killer
For the long rides I have a 2000 Road King. This past summer I spent 25 days and 7200 miles on it. The chopper I might do a couple hundred on in a day. It is a 1974 Sportster.

What year is your sportster?
by Patio
Fri Nov 05, 2010 1:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First time poster here, and new to machining!
Replies: 179
Views: 24859

Re: First time poster here, and new to machining!

Made the leap. Backing plate, 4 jaw chuck, HSS blanks and grinding wheel are all ordered. Now to wait for the big brown truck. Here is picture of one of my bikes, at the moment it is in many pieces, as Harold can confirm. http://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/Z59jaD5AGbl9robyhSWNrtxvKb44hIbynlF2SGWhQ...
by Patio
Thu Nov 04, 2010 8:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First time poster here, and new to machining!
Replies: 179
Views: 24859

Re: First time poster here, and new to machining!

Thanks for all the kind words. I am now focused on getting a chuck, HSS tooling and a grinder set up before I can do much more. The grinder and tooling thing is a lot like the chicken and the egg story. I need to machine and adapter so I can grind some tooling so I can make some more adapters to mak...
by Patio
Wed Nov 03, 2010 12:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First time poster here, and new to machining!
Replies: 179
Views: 24859

Re: First time poster here, and new to machining!

I had the honor of meeting Harold tonight. He came over and help set up my lathe, and answer some of my many questions. Thanks Harold! After Harold left I couldn't help my self, had to make some chips. So here is my first attempt at making a thread. I actually started to just thread and then realize...
by Patio
Tue Oct 26, 2010 11:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First time poster here, and new to machining!
Replies: 179
Views: 24859

Re: First time poster here, and new to machining!

Update on lathe progress. Tool post and collet set arrived Friday. Collet closer arrived Monday. I got tired of trying to shape tool post T-nut, on the shaper, (lack of proper tooling and skill at this point), so I took it to a friends house Monday evening, whom has a mill and he made short work of ...
by Patio
Tue Oct 26, 2010 2:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: definate purpose magnetic contactor
Replies: 61
Views: 4582

Re: definate purpose magnetic contactor

A magnetic starter is not required with a VFD - the VFD is already a "listed motor starter". Even if you install one, heaters or other overload protection are not required and would have zero effect - that function is provided by the vfd. There is no "startup surge", more than the programmed time i...
by Patio
Tue Oct 26, 2010 2:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: definate purpose magnetic contactor
Replies: 61
Views: 4582

Re: definate purpose magnetic contactor

What is required, as per the NEC (National Electric Code) is a disconnect and an magnetic starter. The purpose of the disconnect is so that if you are working on the machine, another person can not flip the breaker on, (If you turned it off.) and electrocute you. It must be within site of the unit. ...
by Patio
Fri Oct 22, 2010 3:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First time poster here, and new to machining!
Replies: 179
Views: 24859

Re: First time poster here, and new to machining!

Just got my card from Southbend.
Dealer: Robinson, Cary & Sands Co.
St. Paul, Minn

Cust: Northern Pump Co.
Fridley Minn.

Shipped date: 3/26/42
by Patio
Thu Oct 21, 2010 11:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First time poster here, and new to machining!
Replies: 179
Views: 24859

Re: First time poster here, and new to machining!

Life always seems to get in the way while we are all making plans. Things are going to slow down on progress of me truning any good metal into useless chips for a bit, as I have broken a rib while at work, and it is on the back side by my spine, 4th rib. No pain unless I move wrong, doc says 6-8 wee...
by Patio
Sun Oct 17, 2010 10:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First time poster here, and new to machining!
Replies: 179
Views: 24859

Re: First time poster here, and new to machining!

Some one has a signature that says, "The more I learn the less I know", that is how I a feel sometimes. The more I learn the more I realize I have so much to learn. In the vain of learning, I have found a great little site with Shaper info. Here is the link! http://neme-s.org/Shaper%20Books/Michael_...
by Patio
Sat Oct 16, 2010 11:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: First time poster here, and new to machining!
Replies: 179
Views: 24859

Re: First time poster here, and new to machining!

Thanks for the welcome Harold. The carbide tip tool was only used because it was available and ready to use today. I have not yet bought any tooling outside of the one, or a grinding wheel for that matter. I will be getting set up soon, to grind HSS for the lathe and shaper. I have read all you post...