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by Patio
Mon Jan 27, 2020 2:09 am
Forum: The Photo Album
Topic: One man's insanity---the story of an induction furnace
Replies: 109
Views: 39153

Re: One man's insanity---the story of an induction furnace

Can we call you "Patio-H? If the comment was directed at me, no, this is all Harold's doing! I am just a friend. I appreciate the innuendo, though. :) I have had very little to do with the actual building or design of this unit. My part in helping Harold, is pretty much what Harold has always done ...
by Patio
Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:56 am
Forum: The Photo Album
Topic: One man's insanity---the story of an induction furnace
Replies: 109
Views: 39153

Re: One man's insanity---the story of an induction furnace

To add a little technical data to the story. We did get the 3" material to heat up to about 400*+F. We initially had the charge set in the middle of the furnace, once we knew it was operating, (about 120A going into the coils of the furnace) we moved the charge up against one side of the furnace, fo...
by Patio
Sun Jan 26, 2020 9:07 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: Controlling Silver Braze Flow
Replies: 10
Views: 908

Re: Controlling Silver Braze Flow

I wonder if White Out would work. I see it used on the TV show, Forged in Iron, when they are making Canister Damascus steel. It is used to line the container so the steel put inside won't stick, allowing them to remove the canister from around the forge steel. Just a thought, I have no real knowled...
by Patio
Sun Jan 26, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: The Photo Album
Topic: One man's insanity---the story of an induction furnace
Replies: 109
Views: 39153

Re: One man's insanity---the story of an induction furnace

Today is the day, that we are going to excite, the secondaries of Harold's furnace. We will let you know the results later. It will either be very good, or very bad. I don't know that there is to much in between. Wish us luck, we can use all we can get here.
by Patio
Tue Dec 31, 2019 11:26 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 18
Views: 1999

Re: Merry Christmas

Ed, sorry to here about the bad news. I will keep both of you in my thoughts. Hopefully there are still some good moments left.
by Patio
Tue Dec 24, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Merry Christmas
Replies: 18
Views: 1999

Re: Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas Spro!
by Patio
Tue Dec 17, 2019 7:48 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: I thought this was supposed to be fun.
Replies: 28
Views: 4360

Re: I thought this was supposed to be fun.

A trick I have used with success is tying a little bit of yarn to the bait holder and then put the peanut butter on that. It will keep them from stealing your bait.
I like the idea of peppermint oil though.
by Patio
Tue Dec 17, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How Would I Bevel a 6" Piece of 1/8" x 1" Bar Stock Across Its Length?
Replies: 19
Views: 2730

Re: How Would I Bevel a 6" Piece of 1/8" x 1" Bar Stock Across Its Length?

Super glue it to a sacrificial piece of stock, do the milling and drilling, apply a little heat to get it off, then use some acetone to clean it up.
by Patio
Mon Dec 16, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: installing quil on mill drill
Replies: 72
Views: 6729

Re: installing quil on mill drill

Pictures are worth a thousand words. If you can, post a couple of pictures of the setup.
by Patio
Fri Dec 13, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Considering a DRO
Replies: 32
Views: 3895

Re: Considering a DRO

Harold also makes great use of grease pencils, when doing repetitive jobs, using dials. I have yet to pick some up, but it is on my todo list.
by Patio
Thu Dec 12, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Considering a DRO
Replies: 32
Views: 3895

Re: Considering a DRO

The other nice thing about DRO's is that they are accurate, even on worn out machines. They measure movement not turns of a screw.