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by redneckalbertan
Mon Nov 30, 2015 9:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reeves drive sheave hub bore repair
Replies: 49
Views: 5312

Re: Reeves drive sheave hub bore repair

I'm happy to hear of your success with this project. Now you can add Motor Shaft Extender Extrodinare to your Resume!
by redneckalbertan
Mon Nov 30, 2015 12:58 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Why People Prefer Imperial to Metric
Replies: 80
Views: 16173

Re: Why People Prefer Imperial to Metric

We've been using the metric system up here since the mid '70's... But a metric tape measure is harder to find than hen's teeth! They have combination tapes with sillymeters on one side and inches on the other, I find those tapes extremely frustrating... inevitably the system you need to measure with...
by redneckalbertan
Thu Nov 26, 2015 11:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 60 degree or 90 degree V- block, which is better for determi
Replies: 2
Views: 1447

Re: 60 degree or 90 degree V- block, which is better for det

Interesting video, while watching it I got to thinking about comments made about grinding with a centerless grinder and how if not done properly you could wind up with a 3 lobed shape instead of round. Which, when measured with a mic., ends up indicating a round condition even though it is not. With...
by redneckalbertan
Wed Nov 25, 2015 8:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reeves drive sheave hub bore repair
Replies: 49
Views: 5312

Re: Reeves drive sheave hub bore repair

I've been wondering if you had time to work on this project and how you made out.
by redneckalbertan
Wed Nov 25, 2015 12:39 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Ridge Live Steamers Card Order
Replies: 7
Views: 2517

Re: Ridge Live Steamers Card Order

Since we are off topic and learning about hyphens, I thought I would bring up commas.
by redneckalbertan
Wed Nov 25, 2015 12:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thread Steel Pipe To Make Woodworking Pipe Clamps
Replies: 28
Views: 3786

Re: Thread Steel Pipe To Make Woodworking Pipe Clamps

I had to tap a pipe thread in a PVC end cap and I was VERY surprised at how fast the cutting forces went up as I went in. I may bore the hole tapered next time to make it easier. This is not a pressure-critical application. Steve Would ABS work next time? My experience with the ABS and PVC has been...
by redneckalbertan
Tue Nov 24, 2015 8:39 am
Forum: Build Log
Topic: Restoring a Little Engines American
Replies: 24
Views: 10605

Re: Restoring a Little Engines American

Why nervous about zinc dust? I've welded a fair number of galvanized items with a properly fit respirator and appropiate cartridge I have had no issues. The particulate size from welding will be much smaller than if you are sanding it off. Not that I am suggesting that using galvanized material is t...
by redneckalbertan
Mon Nov 23, 2015 2:44 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Garage Door Insulation Kit Experience?
Replies: 7
Views: 2029

Re: Garage Door Insulation Kit Experience?

You could also use spray foam insulation.
by redneckalbertan
Mon Nov 23, 2015 2:42 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Never enough time
Replies: 1881
Views: 222635

Re: Never enough time

...and left early into the battle of the Morons, that forgot how to drive since last year. You are assumeing that thr Morons have something to forget! $1.72 gas... wow... I think the last time I saw prices that low up here was somewhere in the mid to late '90'. Here I was getting pretty excited tha...
by redneckalbertan
Sun Nov 22, 2015 11:57 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: SYNCROWAVE 500
Replies: 14
Views: 6815

Re: SYNCROWAVE 500

Never heard them refered to as dinse connectors before! I guess you learn somethig new everyday. There are several different types and styles of connectors. My decision was really hard, my Dad ran with a certain connector so I used the same ones when I bought them to insure swap ability between our ...
by redneckalbertan
Sun Nov 22, 2015 9:43 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: SYNCROWAVE 500
Replies: 14
Views: 6815

Re: SYNCROWAVE 500

I'm not sure what a dense connector is, but these are what I use with my stick welder. The quick connects are from a torch but you can get them for inert gas as well. I see why you couldn't use what I've shown for a tig torch. If they have water cooling you could get other connectors for that as well.
by redneckalbertan
Fri Nov 20, 2015 8:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drilling Holes To Attach Flue Elbow To Woodburner
Replies: 7
Views: 1995

Re: Drilling Holes To Attach Flue Elbow To Woodburner

Curtis posted a picture. The driver just has to match the head of the screw.

I prefer hex head self tapping screws. You can get them in Philips and use a Philips driver, I don't know if you have Robertson screws and drivers over there, they would be my second choice.