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by Russ Hanscom
Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LED Shop Lighting
Replies: 112
Views: 4219

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.
by Russ Hanscom
Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: pulley size, variable speed
Replies: 9
Views: 708

Re: pulley size, variable speed

Also look at hubless pulleys - it is possible to stack several single groove pulleys to make a custom stepped one, or use a three grove for the large part and add the smaller single groove to make what you want.

Of course, that is all much easier with a working lathe!
by Russ Hanscom
Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Current temp 4 degrees
Replies: 8
Views: 653

Re: Current temp 4 degrees

Abnormally warm and dry in northern NM, which means our current daily range is 22F low to 55F high. No snow or rain for almost 100 days.

Be glad to take some cold and snow if you can find a way to ship it!
by Russ Hanscom
Tue Dec 26, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Carbon Monoxide for Gophers?
Replies: 13
Views: 1123

Re: Carbon Monoxide for Gophers?

Remember that nature abhors a vacuum, so the moment you start to get the gophers out of your field, the word will go out to the surrounding fields for volunteers to fill the void. You should set up the defensive line outside the area you wish to keep gopher free. Personally, I like the wire traps - ...
by Russ Hanscom
Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TG 100 collets
Replies: 7
Views: 508

Re: TG 100 collets

You should be able to find tool holders that use TG collets for most milling machine tapers; back to ebay! I have made special DA holders using a Morse taper so it can be done. Getting the space between the two tapered sections in the body is essential so all of the collet closes at the same time.
by Russ Hanscom
Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Getting Rid of Live Oak Leaves?
Replies: 42
Views: 2301

Re: Getting Rid of Live Oak Leaves?

Push them into a tall pile and enclose with wire mesh. Water the pile once in awhile and add new leaves as available. It makes a great compost.
by Russ Hanscom
Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brown and Sharpe Micrometer
Replies: 4
Views: 584

Re: Brown and Sharpe Micrometer

B&S is/was based in Providence, RI. I have catalogs dating from the 20's and 30's. They claim to have developed the first practical micrometer in 1867.
by Russ Hanscom
Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Large Radius Turning
Replies: 3
Views: 838

Re: Large Radius Turning

You are correct that the link needs to be parallel to the ways when the cutter is in the center of the arc, and I used the compound to feed into the part. I like the rod ends over a pointed rod in that the rod does not fall out if you forget to maintain it in compression, and in my case, the rod was...
by Russ Hanscom
Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Large Radius Turning
Replies: 3
Views: 838

Large Radius Turning

Here is another variation on a device for turning large radii - in this case 8", for a male and female die to contour 1/8" thick steel shims. The die blanks are made out of scrap oak laminated together. The radius can be set at any length by changing the piece of allthread in the connecting link. Th...
by Russ Hanscom
Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Die head size
Replies: 6
Views: 679

Re: Die head size

Some of the chasers I have, have the head size marked on them. Clean up a few and look closely.
by Russ Hanscom
Mon Nov 06, 2017 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bolt Shear
Replies: 12
Views: 954

Re: Bolt Shear

As you note, bolts or pins are cheaper than the alternative. Our farm had a rock pile of a field and it was common to use several pins per tree hole. Went thought boxes of bolts but never messed up a gear box. Then there was clown we know who got tired of replacing bolts and installed a really high ...
by Russ Hanscom
Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: Linde UCC-305 Manual
Replies: 5
Views: 1671

Re: Linde UCC-305 Manual

pdf sent.