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by spro
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Worn pulleys/ additive metal
Replies: 10
Views: 793

Re: Worn pulleys/ additive metal

I have a 5' belly deck and while it is physically right heavy, it is suspended at four points. Two points raise or lower at my whim over unequal terrain, via hydraulics and linkage to keep it parallel. Sometimes it must be raised high, so there are additional idlers to keep the long belt from rubbin...
by spro
Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Worn pulleys/ additive metal
Replies: 10
Views: 793

Re: Worn pulleys/ additive metal

I get all that but it doesn't apply in this case. Just one section of a double Vee pulley needs to be built up. The pto exits the back, in line with the drive line. One long single belt is configured by idler pulleys to either reach a tow behind deck or a belly deck. In most cases, it contacts the t...
by spro
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Worn pulleys/ additive metal
Replies: 10
Views: 793

Re: Worn pulleys/ additive metal

I suppose "low end" is correct. Since they are lighter, I don't see that process being used. There is more about metal transfer than I know. In an electrolysis bath the rust is usually extracted but a sacrificial electrode could slowly build thin surface. I just need more info about it.
by spro
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Worn pulleys/ additive metal
Replies: 10
Views: 793

Re: Worn pulleys/ additive metal

I have to say by looking at abom79 videos, he knows additive metal and much more. Thin pulley facing is different but good ride.
by spro
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drill press recommendations?
Replies: 9
Views: 869

Re: Drill press recommendations?

A few thousandths isn't too bad. The larger ones have a Morse Taper nose for fitting the tapered drills. Usually this is a good thing and very strong but who knows. You need measure that nose to see it isn't bent.
by spro
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rem-grit bandsaw blades
Replies: 1
Views: 440

Re: Rem-grit bandsaw blades

I think it may work for cutting chrome moly, hard scale or even non-machinable welds. Stuff where the sharpest blade teeth just float off of. I was cutting some stuff by hand which just broke the blade. I bought some blades with similar carbide "grit" and they worked okay. I knew about these but did...
by spro
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Newbie - Buying first metal lathe
Replies: 82
Views: 4607

Re: Newbie - Buying first metal lathe

There is value to it and quite sturdy dependable lathe. It is kissing a pig but not quite throwing her out yet. Somebody else will do that when my brick walls and terra cotta are smashed to pieces.
by spro
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:29 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Newbie - Buying first metal lathe
Replies: 82
Views: 4607

Re: Newbie - Buying first metal lathe

Hey. We knew specifics. Knew it had large heavy spindle bearings and helical gears. Knew the beds were hardened. Knew that there were three rods. One of course, the 1" x 8 tpi lead screw, the next one to drive the table or cross slide by ratios set in the QCGB, the third a connection to traveling ap...
by spro
Wed Jun 12, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Newbie - Buying first metal lathe
Replies: 82
Views: 4607

Re: Newbie - Buying first metal lathe

Curtis man, Somehow this relates to the 3595. I bought a new Enco 12 x 36 back when I needed to turn metric threads as well as Imperial. It was the cat's meow for 2-3 years. You must know that it cost 5 times what you payed- for near the same experience. There was good and the bad along the way but ...
by spro
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Preparing Machines for Moving
Replies: 31
Views: 2903

Re: Preparing Machines for Moving

This is a good read as always, Pete. I don't care what anyone says. One flyin' bolt in the ram doesn't do it because was done. Put trust in one lift ring, are we crazy ? Straps alone are not the answer but work well together with the lift ring. Cinched tightly, and they may stretch but they are safe...
by spro
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Large motors and soft start
Replies: 30
Views: 1908

Re: Large motors and soft start

This is a great link, John H. It also shows the confusion when many pairs of leads are twisted together to a single for each. One needs dig deep to find that six wires are actually nine. Back to priorities. Dear Harold, I am very sad about that accident and what it did. I can tell you what a trick o...
by spro
Tue Jun 11, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Preparing Machines for Moving
Replies: 31
Views: 2903

Re: Preparing Machines for Moving

You understand this was in jest. Further; in all the times we've seen Liveaboard and his huge tractor, he was supporting everything top to bottom. I wouldn't have done it that way but I wasn't in the same pinch that Steve G was in. It is his tractor and shared it with us. He was mocking himself for ...