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by GlennW
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Today's Discovery: Wire Gauge Drill Bits for Carbs
Replies: 16
Views: 2090

Re: Today's Discovery: Wire Gauge Drill Bits for Carbs

I'm sorry to hear about your father, Steve.
by GlennW
Mon Apr 29, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Soluble Coolant Oil
Replies: 22
Views: 2700

Re: Soluble Coolant Oil

One of the characteristics of the Castrol Hysol (it's semi synthetic) is it's long sump life. I've let my CNC mill sit unused for a year and had no rancidity issues and did nothing to the coolant, and it has one of the smallest sumps in the shop. My O.D. grinder is the same, but it had a large sump,...
by GlennW
Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Soluble Coolant Oil
Replies: 22
Views: 2700

Re: Soluble Coolant Oil

I've been using Castrol Hysol MB-50 for years without any of the issues mentioned in this thread.

A lot seem to end up buying the cheapest coolant they can find, which is understandable for a home shop, and then find out that it's cheap for a reason.
by GlennW
Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Hand Held Tachometer
Replies: 3
Views: 1100

Re: Hand Held Tachometer

I use one for setting spindle speed for CNC tapping using a floating tap holder. Works great!
by GlennW
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rubber forming, aka Guerin process
Replies: 15
Views: 3331

Re: Rubber forming, aka Guerin process

You should be able to use a small rawhide mallet and work the wrinkles out bu holding the part over the form and tapping on them. Then maybe another squeeze in the press to finalize them. Using a soft hammer such as rawhide on the metal part against the wood former will shrink the wrinkles, using a ...
by GlennW
Sun Apr 14, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 3-Phase plug / socket
Replies: 9
Views: 1719

Re: 3-Phase plug / socket

I use L15-20P and L15-30P with the associated receptacles or cord caps.
by GlennW
Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: holesaw on a lathe
Replies: 29
Views: 5726

Re: holesaw on a lathe

Wow, step drilling with hole saws. Who'd of thought! :D
by GlennW
Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: combination welders
Replies: 18
Views: 2796

Re: combination welders

I had a finger contactor switch taped to my torch for years, (as well as the foot control) but couldn't remember the last time I used it, so when I bought a new torch the switch went in a box in case I ever needed it.

As you know, having someone else mash the pedal for you can work pretty well.
by GlennW
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: combination welders
Replies: 18
Views: 2796

Re: combination welders

John Evans wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:43 pm
As far as I'm concerned a TIG without AC and high frequency starting is like a half of a pair of socks, great if you only have one leg !
I'd add liquid cooling with a size 20 torch and foot control to that.

But I guess everyone uses TIG in different ways.
by GlennW
Wed Mar 27, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: Thread Milling
Replies: 30
Views: 7581

Re: Thread Milling

Les_S wrote:
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:43 pm
So Glen, I'm guessing that you cut the OD to size and then mill from the top to the bottom and the multitooth tool has the correct taper so the taper widens as it progresses down the shaft?
That is correct.
by GlennW
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Fix my Generator
Replies: 36
Views: 4643

Re: Fix my Generator

The Ethanol free gas still plugs up the idle jet leaving varnish through evaporation.

Been there, done that...