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by Patio
Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Wrapping Split Bolts: Rocket Science?
Replies: 12
Views: 524

Re: Wrapping Split Bolts: Rocket Science?

Split bolts are a pain in the butt, but they are cheap. This is what I use for splicing in panels and J-boxes. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Polaris-1-0-14-AWG-Insulated-Tap-Connector-Black-IT-1-0B/303578418?mtc=Shopping-VF-F_Vendor-G-D27E-27_11_TOOLS_And_ACCESSORIES-Generic-NA-Feed-PLA-NA-NA-TOOLS_AC...
by Patio
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: alloy polishing.
Replies: 11
Views: 1231

Re: alloy polishing.

That is a lot of work you have done, so far! My first bike was a XS650. I may even have a set of decals for that bike. I have a 74 Ironhead that I smoothed and polished, on a 6" bench grinder. Shaved the lowers with a belt sander before polishing them too. When I first bought the Ironhead, it as a r...
by Patio
Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Rodents like wiring.
Replies: 21
Views: 4561

Re: Rodents like wiring.

All our cats have been adopted from those that hang around. As they were on the streets to before we started feeding them, they knew how to hunt. We keep them outside most of the time, except for in the cold days of winter, and they have always earned their keep.
by Patio
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Splicing Romex?
Replies: 39
Views: 4057

Re: Splicing Romex?

A simple rule of thumb. If you can put a fork in your hand and stab a wire, it is done wrong! If you go by NEC code, all wiring must be protected up to 8" from the floor, by a wall covering or conduit. The romex that is fished over the rafters and down into the cinder block, to the box that is flush...
by Patio
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: The Photo Album
Topic: Patio's projects
Replies: 460
Views: 114550

Re: Patio's projects

Another project. I help a group put on a festival each year, for the last 15 years. We usually have a bon fire, but in the last few years we have been on different properties, and the event is held in August, and that is when the fire danger is the highest around here. So we did not have a fire for ...
by Patio
Wed Aug 21, 2019 11:47 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Just Getting Started
Replies: 20
Views: 3021

Re: Just Getting Started

This is what I think. I started on a SB 10L, about 8 years ago. It was a great lathe for a newbie, and your 9" will serve you well, to learn on. Because they are belt drive, and usually less than 1hp. they can save you a lot of money in broken parts and tooling, when you crash, just because the odds...
by Patio
Wed Aug 21, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Water cooling a 12HP air cooled motor
Replies: 44
Views: 8106

Re: Water cooling a 12HP air cooled motor

Interesting project, Liveaboard. I sure hope this works as intended, for the amount of effort you have put into it. I sure do like projects like this. Fabricated from discarded things to make things not on the market. Pretty cool in my book. I will be eagerly waiting to see the outcome.
by Patio
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Dead power feed
Replies: 11
Views: 2048

Re: Dead power feed

Russ have you taken it apart yet?
by Patio
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: Brass challenge
Replies: 4
Views: 978

Re: Brass challenge

Nice job Russ!
by Patio
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: The Photo Album
Topic: Patio's projects
Replies: 460
Views: 114550

Re: Patio's projects

Thanks Harold.
I forgot to mention, the knobs are made from 303 Stainless steel.
by Patio
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: The Photo Album
Topic: Patio's projects
Replies: 460
Views: 114550

Re: Patio's projects

Hey everyone! The lathe is up and operational. Both mechanisms work well. The control lever as it sits, will only do FWD and REV, to get it to do Stop also, I need to do a little rewiring in the VFD cabinet, which is behind the lathe. Moving the lathe out, away from the wall, is a slow process and w...