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by stephenc
Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Bridgeport Quillmaster Collets
Replies: 11
Views: 2716

Re: Bridgeport Quillmaster Collets

I like to Learn so ..... what is the quill master used for ?
by stephenc
Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Current temp 4 degrees
Replies: 8
Views: 1324

Re: Current temp 4 degrees

If I could ship it ... you'd have it !

With the sun out I am reveling in the fact that I can get my house warmed up to 73 .
I sure am hoping the weatherman is right and it warms up Sunday . I'd like to be able to get the shop warmed up again and tinker around . Cabin fever is setting in .
by stephenc
Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Current temp 4 degrees
Replies: 8
Views: 1324

Current temp 4 degrees

It's currently 4 degrees here in my part of Ohio , low temp tonight is -1 Tomarows high is expected to be 6 with a low of -5. It's been cold as heck for the last two weeks , I know it gets colder in other places here in the lower 48 but this is cold enough for me . I haven't left the house much in t...
by stephenc
Fri Dec 22, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ratchet gear and pawl question
Replies: 14
Views: 1417

Re: Ratchet gear and pawl question

Russ The ratchet wrench idea sure is looking like a easy winner . I think I could have it finished in about a half hour versus 4-5 hours it'll take me to make a new gear . I hate to be lazy .... but dang it's almost to easy and if I find a wrench like downwindtrackers with 50+ teeth it won't change ...
by stephenc
Fri Dec 22, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ratchet gear and pawl question
Replies: 14
Views: 1417

Re: Ratchet gear and pawl question

Bob thank you for the pic , I tend to be a visual person and picture help me a bunch . Well sort of , I can see a advantage to making a gear like Bob's ammco. The pawl would lift out of the teeth easier , and it looks like there's still plenty of "flat" area for the pawl to bear against when driven ...
by stephenc
Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ratchet gear and pawl question
Replies: 14
Views: 1417

Ratchet gear and pawl question

I want to make a new ratchet gear and pawl for my shaper . I guess that when it was built they didn't figure it needed to hardened or even made out of good material because it badly worn and barely working . The ratchet gear looks just like the image below ... or it would if it wasn't so worn out . ...
by stephenc
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Getting Rid of Live Oak Leaves?
Replies: 42
Views: 6892

Re: Getting Rid of Live Oak Leaves?

This entire conversation makes no sense to me . I must be missing something, let's see if I am following along correctly . So if I have this right you want to do a whole lot of work only to create yet more work for yourself ? A much simpler solution that makes sense to me would be to leave the darn ...
by stephenc
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brass v.s. Bronze?
Replies: 13
Views: 1769

Re: Brass v.s. Bronze?

I tend to look at things from a cheapskates point of view , if the actual material used didn't matter I'd pick the brass every time ... bronze alloys are pretty darn pricey .

On the other hand , if looks are important I'd pick the bronze simply because I like it's color quite a bit more .
by stephenc
Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Mystery Shingle Structure Under my Yard
Replies: 16
Views: 2386

Re: Mystery Shingle Structure Under my Yard

If you don't want to do the lawnmower and rubber hose trick . Take a look around for a chimnex fire suppressant stick .
They are for putting out chimney fires , they look and light just like a road flare .
by stephenc
Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: In praise of my Tangential Tool Holder....
Replies: 3
Views: 1017

Re: In praise of my Tangential Tool Holder....

I have a couple questions The monel ... it's a copper nickel alloy right ? Next is one that has me confused a bit . I can understand how some materials won't cut properly with carbide if you aren't using the correct inserts or have your tool geometry ground absolutely perfect with perfect feeds and ...
by stephenc
Fri Nov 24, 2017 12:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electric motor question
Replies: 7
Views: 1056

Re: Electric motor question

I tend to not be a "what if " type of person. , chipmaker is right you can what if yourself into never doing anything . But when working with furnaces and wood stoves a person does need to practice a bit of caution so as to not burn our houses or shops down . If the stove was in my house I'd never e...
by stephenc
Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electric motor question
Replies: 7
Views: 1056

Re: Electric motor question

That was a rather good suggestion .... I just ran the blower for about 4 hours on the lowest voltage that would reliably start the motor , which also happened to be the lowest voltage that the motor didn't sound like it was straining to run ... 60 volts . Everything stayed cool to the touch and didn...