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by armscor 1
Thu Sep 05, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Lathe Fixed.
Replies: 7
Views: 1015

Re: Lathe Fixed.

Bought my kit some 30 years ago, mainly for removing blind bearings in motorcycle crank cases.
Checked Sykes Pickavant website and they still sell the same kits, highly recommend it.
by armscor 1
Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Lathe Fixed.
Replies: 7
Views: 1015

Lathe Fixed.

My 13x40 lathe was getting noisy and headstock shaking at high speed. Lathe in neutral found the countershaft had a tight spot. Removed blind bearing on rear of headstock very tight, applied heat and managed to get it out, thought I was going to break the puller. Cut the bearing open and severe pitt...
by armscor 1
Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:22 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Dorian
Replies: 15
Views: 1518

Re: Dorian

I live in the most Typhoon, Cyclone, Hurricane prone country in the world and it amazes me that the people living near me do no or little preparations with the impending Typhoon. We had one go directly over us in 2006, 170 MPH wind strength, I thought we were going to lose the roof, truly terrifying...
by armscor 1
Tue Sep 03, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wheels on Shop Press?
Replies: 21
Views: 2393

Re: Wheels on Shop Press?

Years ago working in the main workshop in an oil refinery one of the welders decided to straighten a beam on a 50 ton press, placed tripods on each end of the beam and ram on the beam, you can guess the result, pulled the concrete bolts out of the floor, luckily it did not topple over.
by armscor 1
Tue Aug 27, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: planer
Replies: 20
Views: 2950

Re: planer

Another thought too Harold, maybe insignificant, is the mass of a piece of 12 foot cast iron which is bowed or twisted when lowered and settles on the Mag chuck will move.
Don't know how you would compensate for that?
by armscor 1
Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: planer
Replies: 20
Views: 2950

Re: planer

Watched Keith Rucker on YouTube having the New Haven planer being ground on large surface grinder, full of envy seeing it being done.
I thought it would have been more costly for the job.
by armscor 1
Thu Aug 15, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: End Of Life
Replies: 5
Views: 747

End Of Life

My Son had an unusual request from a funeral parlour to
convert a Makita Wheelbarrow, max load 300 pounds to move coffins with bodies enclosed and load into hearse.
Currently they use a gantry crane which is awkward.
Never thought of the logistics required to put us in our final resting place.
by armscor 1
Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: In pursuit of Flatness.
Replies: 5
Views: 1049

Re: In pursuit of Flatness.

Yes used the Whitworth process with various lapping plates. Initially milled the plate with 8" fly cutter, HSS was not up to it, tool would fail halfway through the cut, hard spots on the flame cut edge, switched to carbide and was successful to get the surface within approx 3 thou. Five days of lap...
by armscor 1
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: In pursuit of Flatness.
Replies: 5
Views: 1049

In pursuit of Flatness.

Australian living in third world country where you can't buy a surface plate off the shelf, shipping cost's prohibitive and risk of shipping damage so I made my own.
What a mission!
by armscor 1
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gibs & Material
Replies: 10
Views: 1938

Re: Gibs & Material

Watch Keith Rucker on youtube making a cross slide Gib for his Monarch Lathe, very informative.
Cast iron would be my choice.
by armscor 1
Sat Jul 27, 2019 4:42 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Feeling Bored.
Replies: 4
Views: 971

Re: Feeling Bored.

I used two 22mm x 8mm x 9mm bearings mounted 1 inch apart back to back, removing 1 metal shield from each bearing, removed existing grease and oiled with way oil. Virtually no resistance to rotation and moves with the slightest wind speed. The bearings are shrouded in the housing to prevent moisture...
by armscor 1
Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Feeling Bored.
Replies: 4
Views: 971

Feeling Bored.

Decided to make this.
Drives the Dog mad when the pointer moves.