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by Patio
Fri Oct 19, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: The Photo Album
Topic: Patio's projects
Replies: 452
Views: 99833

Re: Patio's projects

Thanks Harold. It is funny how circumstances can dictate a persons direction. I have a small air compressor that supplies air to different rooms, via regular air hoses strung through the rafters and attics. It failed to start one day so I have been using a small noisy direct drive thing, since. The ...
by Patio
Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: The Photo Album
Topic: Patio's projects
Replies: 452
Views: 99833

Re: Patio's projects

I did get the chance to make a little plastic fitting to place on the end of the thumbscrew to protect the mill.
Here is the finished product.
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by Patio
Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: The Photo Album
Topic: Patio's projects
Replies: 452
Views: 99833

Re: Patio's projects

HI Gregg, I cut the threads, knurled it, cut the left hand chamfer, parted it part way off, cut the right hand chamfer, removed a bit of the knurl on both sides (for appearance/style points), parted it the rest of the way off, flipped it 180*,,faced the end, and polished it to shine it up and remove...
by Patio
Tue Sep 25, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: The Photo Album
Topic: Patio's projects
Replies: 452
Views: 99833

Re: Patio's projects

Thannks Gregg, I used a collet.
by Patio
Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: The Photo Album
Topic: Patio's projects
Replies: 452
Views: 99833

Re: Patio's projects

Hi everyone, Summer has been a busy time for me, but things are starting to slow down a bit and I should be able to get some time in the shop. I am still working on the lathe control system, I have just decide to take it a different direction, that will take a bit more work. I bought a Indicol indic...
by Patio
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Overbeck cylindrical grinder
Replies: 6
Views: 1337

Overbeck cylindrical grinder

I have spent some time at Harold's place, helping him sort out the wiring on a Overbeck cylindrical grinder that he owns. Harold is on a mission to get his Induction furnace up a running, but there are a lot of other things that need to be in place so he can. One of those projects is a muller that h...
by Patio
Sun Sep 23, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Schematic Symbol questions
Replies: 16
Views: 2671

Re: Schematic Symbol questions

Thank you all for the many replies. The sensor seems to be in good working order, so I no longer need to know just exactly what it is. I do believe it is a Schmitt trigger, type of proximity sensor, as someone had suggested. I do not see the post now. I am going to start another post called "Overbec...
by Patio
Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Schematic Symbol questions
Replies: 16
Views: 2671

Re: Schematic Symbol questions

I believe it is a proximity type of sensor, that creates and interlock for another operation of the machine. There are two of these sensor in the machine. The one I am interested in, is buried, pretty much out of sight, the other is used to control the back and forth movement of the workhead table. ...
by Patio
Sun Sep 23, 2018 10:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Schematic Symbol questions
Replies: 16
Views: 2671

Re: Schematic Symbol questions

The sensor looks similar to this.
proximity sensor picture.jpg
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by Patio
Sun Sep 23, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Schematic Symbol questions
Replies: 16
Views: 2671

Schematic Symbol questions

Hi everyone, I am helping Harold V, with the electrical part of getting a German cylindrical grinder he has, working. We have solved most of the operation problems. This is a picture of the circuit I am tracing. This is some sort of proximity sensor, I believe. I have not been able to find the symbo...
by Patio
Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Spindle collet grub screw
Replies: 17
Views: 3888

Re: Spindle collet grub screw

My mill came with the pin installed. The only time I found it useful, was when installing the right angle head. I may remove mine, so that the spindle has a chance to wear more evenly. It is easy enough to get in and out, that it would not add much time to the set up, on the rare occasions that I do...
by Patio
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Rebuild a Heavy 10L or add a small lathe?
Replies: 12
Views: 3574

Re: Rebuild a Heavy 10L or add a small lathe?

As I see it, the question becomes, do you want or have time for another project? Do you have the tooling, space and experience to rebuild the lathe? Or do you just want to get the projects your doing, done? As we get older time becomes more important than money. Fast, Easy or Cheap, pick any two!