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by spro
Sat Dec 08, 2018 3:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: HEIGHT Gauge question
Replies: 18
Views: 789

Re: HEIGHT Gauge question

I'm glad your eyes aren't too shot.
by spro
Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Long Taper
Replies: 7
Views: 273

The Long Taper

Long taper noses are self locking. They are like a Brown&Sharpe in reverse. Variations of the angle require clamping methods to hold a chuck, as in the "L" series and they require a substantial key and clamping collar. Hardinge and others, used a taper spindle with a Tee slot. The mating surfaces we...
by spro
Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trike build, almost finished.
Replies: 16
Views: 1109

Re: Trike build, almost finished.

Hi. Yes, it appears to be capable of considerable speed! Looking real good.
by spro
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: feeling stupid
Replies: 38
Views: 1703

Re: feeling stupid

Brilliance is often not seen while stupidity shines. It shines because it is out of order.
by spro
Fri Nov 30, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trike build, almost finished.
Replies: 16
Views: 1109

Re: Trike build, almost finished.

-"feeling your pain" is an appropriate phrase sometimes. This leads me to the lumbar support and decompression of discs. Many "office chairs" which are scrap/ free, have removable arm sections. The padding may be similar to a crutch. Since you are using tether type steering, support under the armpit...
by spro
Fri Nov 30, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trike build, almost finished.
Replies: 16
Views: 1109

Re: Trike build, almost finished.

I know yours was built for much different reasons, yet it gets one to thinking. That is good. Regarding the welds; I'm sure many penetrated so it is a cosmetic issue now. I would put some tape over it and spray that. Really because how can you remove that new paint and reweld later? Paint would clog...
by spro
Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: feeling stupid
Replies: 38
Views: 1703

Re: feeling stupid

None of you guys are stupid and that is why we can kid about it.
by spro
Thu Nov 29, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trike build, almost finished.
Replies: 16
Views: 1109

Re: Trike build, almost finished.

I've been thinking about this more. My design was for more lower speeds and carrying items. That is not what you are doing and it is really great . There are all kinds of what I was thinking about; narrow front wheel and two wheels at back . Yours is more inclined and steers more like a motor vehicl...
by spro
Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Shop smith 10er verital mill conversion
Replies: 11
Views: 683

Re: Shop smith 10er verital mill conversion

Dash someones' hopes. Sad but trying to lead a better path.
by spro
Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:51 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Shop smith 10er verital mill conversion
Replies: 11
Views: 683

Re: Shop smith 10er verital mill conversion

If we get back to Shelby, very small endmills and even then, frustration. Fine feed and all that, wasted effort. The chuck hangs out too far.
by spro
Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Fed up
Replies: 17
Views: 1055

Re: Fed up

That's okay to a point. Gas valves and pilot registers are things where you don't want to burn the bridge too much. I understand. I've replaced a few furnaces and hwhs but these things do need some maintenance. I got really chapped when I hired a company to clean my gas furnace, vacuums and blowers....