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by spro
Mon Jul 01, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Grizzly MT5-to-5C adapter
Replies: 14
Views: 4979

Re: Grizzly MT5-to-5C adapter

_ the other end of the coupling and know what you mean. my old 12" has an advertised #5 MT in the nose. Over the years, many commented that it wasn't #5 MT. It was more a # 4 1/2 because the taper is the same but the spindle inner diameter is smaller. It was heck trying to find and modify a tube tha...
by spro
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Old Baldor Buffer
Replies: 26
Views: 1271

Re: New Old Baldor Buffer

I read you but either way, Steve is going to replace a bearing or two. Getting there is removing the end cover/ bell cap. When that is detached, he can see again, a tube of pipe to be turned to fit against the inner race of the outboard bearing. The shaft nut should apply enough force to the tube to...
by spro
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vise, Vise, Baby
Replies: 54
Views: 2336

Re: Vise, Vise, Baby

I agree and these newer vises are ones I never saw. My first vise of sliding back jaw , was bought for a reason at the time. Work placed between the jaws of a normal vise meant the outer jaw was sticking out too far to get around easy. ( it was really cramped at that corner) I also liked the design ...
by spro
Mon Jul 01, 2019 1:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Old Baldor Buffer
Replies: 26
Views: 1271

Re: New Old Baldor Buffer

I suppose by now, you have an actual picture. We can surmise ways the bearings would be replaced by using the threaded shaft at either end. The first thing is removing the bearing seal in order to see what is in there. May be a clip. With that and stuff removed, you'll see the inner race of the outb...
by spro
Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Old Baldor Buffer
Replies: 26
Views: 1271

Re: New Old Baldor Buffer

If those long shafts aren't bent, you have a striking deal. I thought the rpm would be 3450 but it is reasonable 1800 rpm. One good wheel which doesn't need to be 8", Can be trued and further balance the motor. Looks like you can put most anything on it within reason. Yes it needs to be more sturdy ...
by spro
Sun Jun 30, 2019 2:09 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Chainsaw Sharpening: Files v. Gadgets
Replies: 32
Views: 1490

Re: Chainsaw Sharpening: Files v. Gadgets

Great info but lets get back to the "bar" for a minute. Bars become twisted and bent during use. A straight edge and vise with wood jaws help in bending them square again. The small track in the center is key alignment for the blade. If not straight, it is rubbing somewhere that it should float acro...
by spro
Sat Jun 29, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vise, Vise, Baby
Replies: 54
Views: 2336

Re: Vise, Vise, Baby

Thanks Frank. That is a remarkable essay which I missed. Wow, 6" ( 7") Wilton Bullet . it will serve forever. I, like you, saw a real lack of quality vises for decades. I just bought used ones from auctions or flea markets ( no shipping charges) but there is new quality which doesn't get any cheaper...
by spro
Fri Jun 28, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reaming Cast Steel Fittings without a Mill
Replies: 27
Views: 1527

Re: Reaming Cast Steel Fittings without a Mill

So I spent some time looking at reamers which expanded from the back. McCrosky is one. You need a range of whatever. This is all bogus because nobody puts a selfie like that. I was thinking about eye protection and gloves or no gloves, Tee bars until it dawned on me that we are being played. It has ...
by spro
Fri Jun 28, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reaming Cast Steel Fittings without a Mill
Replies: 27
Views: 1527

Re: Reaming Cast Steel Fittings without a Mill

Well, the OP said it. It is a reaming but not by the older adjustable reamers I have. The retaining nut at the end sticks out too far. I think I need to look at "blind hole adjustable reamers".
by spro
Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Reaming Cast Steel Fittings without a Mill
Replies: 27
Views: 1527

Re: Reaming Cast Steel Fittings without a Mill

I looked up these structural steel corner braces. There are things I don't know since I don't have one to see inside. I don't know if the central tube hole goes through or stops. If it goes deep enough, a pilot hole could be drilled at center axis of well fitting tube. The hole is aligned by the cla...
by spro
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: craftsman 15-1/2" drill press - buy or not?
Replies: 13
Views: 1253

Re: craftsman 15-1/2" drill press - buy or not?

1969 and later, were different than early 60's, 50's. There was no getting back to the heavier castings and the suppliers. The heavier stuff from Taiwan was to Craftsman standards ( American motors and return policies) but that was a leap of faith then.
by spro
Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Chainsaw Sharpening: Files v. Gadgets
Replies: 32
Views: 1490

Re: Chainsaw Sharpening: Files v. Gadgets

It does sound like that. It may also be the "last hurrah" for a blade which you or me sharpened incorrectly.