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by stephenc
Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electric motor question
Replies: 7
Views: 1113

Electric motor question

I had to replace the squirrel cage blower on the wood stove in my shop yesterday . Unfortunately I wasn't able to easily find one that was appropriately sized for the stove or my heating requirements and had to go with a direct drive blower intended for a whole house and it blows way to much air . A...
by stephenc
Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ping Harold Vordos
Replies: 5
Views: 909

Re: Ping Harold Vordos

I am going to have to go out and throw a piece of scrap on the grinder .

I won't say it's nice to learn your doing things wrong .... but it is nice to learn how to do things right from someone you can trust .
by stephenc
Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:32 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Chainsaw Sharpening: Stones or Files?
Replies: 9
Views: 1707

Re: Chainsaw Sharpening: Stones or Files?

The fellow I take my chain's to charges $4. To sharpen them and like I said it's usually a once a year thing unless you hit something. My brother has the harbor frieght sharpener ... like Terry says it does work . Not as well as a real chain grinder but it still does a pretty decent job . I still pr...
by stephenc
Thu Oct 12, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Chainsaw Sharpening: Stones or Files?
Replies: 9
Views: 1707

Re: Chainsaw Sharpening: Stones or Files?

I always use a file ... every time I put gas and oil in the saw I file the chain . How much I file just depends on how I'm using the saw . For clean soft wood I might only give each tooth two or three strokes . Clean hard wood maybe three or four strokes . ... how much really depends on conditions ....
by stephenc
Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Finally Got to Shoot on my Own Land
Replies: 22
Views: 3134

Re: Finally Got to Shoot on my Own Land

Instead of piling the wood up by the road , why not stack a good bit of it up neatly somewhere out of the way and save it for the soon to be inevitable weenie roasts and other occasions where you might want to have a fire . Considering how fast your transforming from being a city slicker it won't be...
by stephenc
Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mistakes mistakes mistakes
Replies: 7
Views: 1292

Re: Mistakes mistakes mistakes

Finished product Almost finished anyway ... I didn't have a drill bit small enough to drill the apature hole so it waits untill my msc order shows up . I did decide to do away with the brass pieces , I didn't care for how it looked. You'll notice the Verneer style scale , I do wish I had some way to...
by stephenc
Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:50 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Set Myself on Fire Lolz
Replies: 56
Views: 8655

Re: Set Myself on Fire Lolz

From the age of 16 till I was about 28 and the realities of being a financially solvent adult kicked in I was enamored with drag racing . I witnessed an event that was a prime example of why a person doesn't use a volatile fuel source all Willy nilly . One November afternoon I was at a friends house...
by stephenc
Sun Sep 17, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: M4x0.7 insert screws
Replies: 11
Views: 2095

Re: M4x0.7 insert screws

The last time I ordered some inserts from AR Warner I went ahead and got new screws for all of my tool holders . They had every screw I needed and charged me something like $ 0.29 each . The only downside to AR Warner might be the shipping I think they might have a minimum shipping charge of around ...
by stephenc
Sat Sep 09, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Five Minutes to Warm up a Tractor???
Replies: 14
Views: 2592

Re: Five Minutes to Warm up a Tractor???

Some more thoughts on brush hogs . When mowing rough areas where there is fear of hitting random objects a person's first thought might be to lower engine rpm's to help save on damage if you do hit something . That is only a good idea to a point ... most modern tractors the pto is clutched , and on ...
by stephenc
Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:22 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Five Minutes to Warm up a Tractor???
Replies: 14
Views: 2592

Re: Five Minutes to Warm up a Tractor???

Most pto driven equipment is meant to be driven at 540 rpm , if you look at the tachometer there should be a little pto icon with 540 beside it . If not your owners manual will say what engine rpm will give you 540 rpm I doubt you'll run across any equipment that runs it , but sometimes you'll see s...
by stephenc
Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mistakes mistakes mistakes
Replies: 7
Views: 1292

Re: Mistakes mistakes mistakes

I have everything a tight barely sliding fit at the moment , the idea is to keep any slop out of it and still slide freely after I give it a quick sanding and loose a tiny amount of metal when I rust blue it . That's the plan anyway ... but I've never rust blued anything before so I don't know how m...
by stephenc
Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:29 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Talk tractors
Replies: 36
Views: 5260

Re: Talk tractors

I spent many a week broiling away in the sun getting a sore neck from looking down while cultivating on a offset farmall A . The mentioning of the allis Chalmers equipment does bring back memories , growing up on the farm we had an old allis hd6 bulldozer , as a kid I thought the thing was huge . Th...