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by armscor 1
Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Correct Usage.
Replies: 4
Views: 623

Correct Usage.

Acquired this left hand boring bar.
Do I use it upside down with Lathe in reverse or correct way up on the far side of bore with Lathe in reverse?
Never used one and are there any advantages?
by armscor 1
Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: VFD buying advice?? mill needs to spin!!
Replies: 4
Views: 957

Re: VFD buying advice?? mill needs to spin!!

Very happy with my cheap Chinese VFD's, 2 on my Lathes, 1 on my DP, 1 on my mill and 1 on my compressor, glad to get rid of the power sucking noisy single phase motors.
by armscor 1
Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Parting made easy
Replies: 13
Views: 1554

Re: Parting made easy

I have seen a Lathe destroyed while parting, the operator did not catch the parted off piece and unluckily fell between the chuck jaw and bed, ripped the headstock retaining bolts out of the bed!
by armscor 1
Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Absolute Butchery.
Replies: 2
Views: 1150

Re: Absolute Butchery.

The plug is well made, machined one side and recessed to but up against the outer bearing race and the other side is ground, very nice, then you get someone who does this, pay peanuts you get Monkeys.
by armscor 1
Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Absolute Butchery.
Replies: 2
Views: 1150

Absolute Butchery.

My Lathe headstock leaking oil from countershaft bearing retainer which is scotch keyed in the front of headstock.
Pulled it out and found the "installer" had over drilled and drilled through the "O" ring, clever stuff!
I really miss my Austrian and British made Lathes.
by armscor 1
Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:21 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Got One.
Replies: 3
Views: 958

Got One.

Scored an Eagle 66 oil can.
Brother swapped a vintage chainsaw for 3 oil cans and gifted 1 to me.
Watching Adam Booth and Keith Rucker using their's made me envious.
by armscor 1
Sun Oct 06, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Caliper battery covers
Replies: 16
Views: 3896

Re: Caliper battery covers

My eyes are not what they used to be, large digital display, absolute and incremental, takes the math out.
by armscor 1
Thu Oct 03, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Dead power feed
Replies: 11
Views: 3361

Re: Dead power feed

Hi Russ, bought a pack of 10 from Radio Spares, stock No, 509-550, Thyristor, BT151-500C, rated at 7.5 Amps, 500 Volts.
by armscor 1
Thu Sep 26, 2019 4:53 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Rodents like wiring.
Replies: 44
Views: 9723

Re: Rodents like wiring.

Many stray cats in my area, they like to sleep on the bonnet of the SUV, have a car cover so no scratches, I don't discourage them and no rats. Also have Cobras that come and visit sometimes, had one under the car and my little Shi Tzu alerted me with an unfamiliar growl, both glaring at each other,...
by armscor 1
Thu Sep 26, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fan Boy
Replies: 21
Views: 3391

Re: Fan Boy

One Ceiling fan and I live in the tropics, when it gets too hot and humid I escape indoors into the air con!!
by armscor 1
Thu Sep 19, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Starrett #123 26" Vernier Caliper
Replies: 21
Views: 6646

Re: Starrett #123 26" Vernier Caliper

Just checked mitutoyos website and they list the Module but most of the description is in Japanese so no luck. The module/ display is for a Code No 500-172, Mod No CD-8" C. I tried changing the module from my late model 6" but it returns an error, suspect my early model uses a different system for t...
by armscor 1
Thu Sep 19, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: planer
Replies: 20
Views: 4290

Re: planer

Another problem I anticipate is the machine walking all over the workshop!