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by f350ca
Wed Jun 14, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MACHINE SWITCH
Replies: 30
Views: 5500

Re: MACHINE SWITCH

The VFD I just installed on my drill press has parameters that allow auto restart or remain off if input power is lost. You can even set the power interruption time down to milliseconds. The inputs for momentary on/off buttons work fine as they would on any magnetic starter.

Greg
by f350ca
Mon Mar 27, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Aluminum Wheel Corrosion
Replies: 10
Views: 2374

Re: Aluminum Wheel Corrosion

Dish soap probably isn't the best but does work. Was polishing an aluminum canoe this fall, with aluminum polish and a sheep skin buffing pad on the 7 inch sander/polisher. You could see it was shinny through the black residue but when I tried to wash the residue off with windex the shine wasn't the...
by f350ca
Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Logan / Powermatic 2557
Replies: 11
Views: 3123

Re: Logan / Powermatic 2557

I had a Logan shaper with the reeves drive. If this is the same arrangement Russ is correct, their noisy. I rebushed mine and it was a little better but still noisy,

Greg
by f350ca
Wed Oct 05, 2016 8:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: Building in isolated location
Replies: 623
Views: 137667

Re: OT: Building in isolated location

Not sure covering the logs is a good idea or not. Might promote fungus. I never cover them here. The oak should last a long time, pine can get beetles fairly quick. If its going to be a long time before sawing paint the ends with anything to slow the drying and prevent checking.

Greg
by f350ca
Mon Sep 26, 2016 5:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: bushing clearance
Replies: 20
Views: 3071

Re: bushing clearance

Bill not doubting the standards, but at .002 and .003 inch clearance will the bushings take grease? I've had trouble in that range.

Greg
by f350ca
Fri Jul 15, 2016 7:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Digital Caliper Ordered
Replies: 4
Views: 967

Re: New Digital Caliper Ordered

Fractions are neat, BUT. I use a digital height gauge to set the blade height on my table saw. It does fractions but when your looking for 3/8 and its reading 83/128ths which way do you go, up or down.

Greg
by f350ca
Mon Jul 04, 2016 10:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Clue me in on Spanner Wrenches
Replies: 23
Views: 2923

Re: Clue me in on Spanner Wrenches

I cut them out on the plasma table as required. Think this is the style your looking for.
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-4owL ... G_1566.jpg

Greg
by f350ca
Mon Jun 27, 2016 9:22 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Wood Pellets as a Fuel Source
Replies: 11
Views: 2349

Re: Wood Pellets as a Fuel Source

The pellet stoves I've seen use forced draft from below the grate. They actually burn with a blue flame and produce no visible smoke. The do produce sparks but the heat exchanger path is long enough to allow them lime to burn up and produce ash in the tubes. In my opinion, and most people that own t...
by f350ca
Mon Jun 13, 2016 9:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Any way to calculate the center point of this bend?
Replies: 12
Views: 2214

Re: Any way to calculate the center point of this bend?

Im guessing , as has been said the stock is slipping. I recently built a tubing bender, and incorporated a clamp to hold the tube at the start of the bend. Every bend formed exactly where i wanted it, if I measured correctly. Without the clamp I know they wouldn't have.

Greg
by f350ca
Thu Jun 09, 2016 8:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Calculate required power (torque)
Replies: 3
Views: 807

Re: Calculate required power (torque)

I looks like you've entered your cutter diameter as 18 inches, so its showing 56,592 surface feet per minute at the tip, and its suggesting a speed of 63 rpm to get 300 sf/m

Greg
by f350ca
Sat Jun 04, 2016 9:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Upper limit of heating hardened steel ?
Replies: 16
Views: 2919

Re: Upper limit of heating hardened steel ?

All I use now is atf/acetone as a penetrant. Its amazing. Recently had a small diesel that had sat for 20+ years in a shed, there was no compression, the rings were totally stuck. Pulled the glow plugs and fed the mix into the bores, would roll it over by hand and feed more in for a week. After the ...
by f350ca
Sat Jun 04, 2016 9:06 am
Forum: Welding
Topic: Heating and bending metal. Need advise
Replies: 8
Views: 3903

Re: Heating and bending metal. Need advise

I was building a tractor driven snow blower and needed smooth curves for the blower housing so built this one. Knowing it would be used for other things I built it heavy, the rolls are 13 inch long, I've rolled 5/16 plate 12in wide with it. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-JXv9WhgGANw/U5-qLfWTNrI/...