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by Russ Hanscom
Sun Mar 18, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is it???
Replies: 9
Views: 761

Re: What is it???

I have seen something similar that was used to set exact lengths on connection rods. Possibly to set up linkages.
by Russ Hanscom
Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: Procunier 1-E R8 tapping attachment 2E
Replies: 10
Views: 1802

Re: Procunier 1-E R8 tapping attachment 2E

Might catch someone sleeping! - but not Harold!
by Russ Hanscom
Sun Feb 25, 2018 2:27 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Need a way to turn a 30 tpi screw.
Replies: 91
Views: 7234

Re: Need a way to turn a 30 tpi screw.

Do you have any change gear options? Even if you have a quick change gear box, frequently they are driven by an exposed pair of gears on the left/outer end. Those gears could be swapped/replaced to give alternate pitches.
by Russ Hanscom
Thu Feb 22, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: Procunier 1-E R8 tapping attachment 2E
Replies: 10
Views: 1802

Re: Procunier 1-E R8 tapping attachment 2E

True, I recently got a model 4F on ebay and was able to find all of the collets there too. Travers, among others, sells new collets. Tappers are a joy to have for the right project - just finished 30 special nuts with a 1/2-13 thread in 3/8" thick steel bar. Took longer to lay out than to drill and ...
by Russ Hanscom
Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Welding
Topic: Miller three phase welder questions
Replies: 18
Views: 1822

Re: Miller three phase welder questions

HF usually makes a sizzling sound, sort of like frying eggs, so if you can turn it on, listen.
by Russ Hanscom
Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Machinists Level
Replies: 22
Views: 1776

Re: Machinists Level

I would have to go with Marv; without knowing the twist/error relationship, the rest is just an exercise. Might turn a part with a measured twist, straighten the lathe, and cut a new part and compare the error. Leveling the bed is really just a convenience; the lathe could be mounted at a 90 stickin...
by Russ Hanscom
Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Bygone Era
Replies: 11
Views: 1155

Re: A Bygone Era

That handy tool is a lever dolly or machinery mover's lever. Can still be found in McMaster Carr. A very handy home shop project; a bit of oak timber, couple of aluminum disks for wheels and a bit of scrap metal. Made one years ago and use it periodically.
by Russ Hanscom
Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Reworking 9" SB tailstock KEY REMOVAL
Replies: 11
Views: 1276

Re: Reworking 9" SB tailstock KEY REMOVAL

Before you decide to heat treat or harden it, decide which you would rather have wear out and have to replace again in the future - the key or the quill!
by Russ Hanscom
Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Impressed yourself lately?
Replies: 5
Views: 608

Re: Impressed yourself lately?

Good thinking!
by Russ Hanscom
Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Sheet Metal Fabrication
Topic: help in forming roof
Replies: 5
Views: 2324

Re: help in forming roof

A wood former and a rubber hammer are one way to make the tight bends. Make multiple passes bending a little each time and you should get there.

Use a piece of wood closet rod fastened to a 2x4? for the former.
by Russ Hanscom
Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: V Blocks
Replies: 11
Views: 1104

Re: V Blocks

Used the way vee blocks are supposed to be used, you should never damage or wear out a set. I have some nice ones made by my grandfather in his apprenticeship in 1888. However, it is also a necessity to have several different sizes, depending on what sizes of stock you intend to work on. As to your ...
by Russ Hanscom
Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LED Shop Lighting
Replies: 112
Views: 5040

Re: LED Shop Lighting

If you want to save $$, Amazon sells multiple types of the 4 ft LED bulbs for about $6 each - no freight charge with Prime. I have purchased four or five six packs and an quite satisfied. It only take one LED bulb to replace two of the originals so the conversion cost is $12 per fixture.