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by Patio
Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Dead power feed
Replies: 4
Views: 116

Re: Dead power feed

Russ have you taken it apart yet?
by Patio
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: Brass challenge
Replies: 4
Views: 161

Re: Brass challenge

Nice job Russ!
by Patio
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: The Photo Album
Topic: Patio's projects
Replies: 457
Views: 104456

Re: Patio's projects

Thanks Harold.
I forgot to mention, the knobs are made from 303 Stainless steel.
by Patio
Mon Jul 15, 2019 12:42 am
Forum: The Photo Album
Topic: Patio's projects
Replies: 457
Views: 104456

Re: Patio's projects

Hey everyone! The lathe is up and operational. Both mechanisms work well. The control lever as it sits, will only do FWD and REV, to get it to do Stop also, I need to do a little rewiring in the VFD cabinet, which is behind the lathe. Moving the lathe out, away from the wall, is a slow process and w...
by Patio
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Large motors and soft start
Replies: 30
Views: 1958

Re: Large motors and soft start

Bentworker, it is a direct line. Power comes in from the meter, through a disconnect then directly to the unit. Inside the unit there is a contactor for starting. I don't believe is has any overload heaters, but I could be wrong, it has been awhile since I looked at the schematics. It is fused in th...
by Patio
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:03 am
Forum: The Photo Album
Topic: One man's insanity---the story of an induction furnace
Replies: 77
Views: 23530

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

The ladle: 20190412_154119a.jpg 20190412_154133a.jpg In this picture, Harold is demonstrating how the ladle will be tipped to pour. In the background you can also see the Riddle and Muller. 20190412_154242a.jpg These pictures were taken in April, it is now June, and a lot of progress has been made, ...
by Patio
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: The Photo Album
Topic: One man's insanity---the story of an induction furnace
Replies: 77
Views: 23530

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

I had a chance to make it up to Harold's place the other day and I took some pictures while I was there, that you might all enjoy. I will let Harold answer all the questions about the specifics of the machines. The Muller: 20190412_153126a.jpg 20190412_152846a.jpg 20190412_153044a.jpg The furnaces a...
by Patio
Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: The Photo Album
Topic: Patio's projects
Replies: 457
Views: 104456

Re: Patio's projects

Still getting things done. Steady by jerks! :) Not a lot of time and lots to get done, while the sun is shinning. Here are some teaser pictures of the progress. The Speed and Control mechanisms, mounted on a plate. 20190605_210146a.jpg The detent mechanism in an exploded view. 20190602_171137a.jpg I...
by Patio
Sat May 04, 2019 2:01 am
Forum: All Things CAD and CAM
Topic: Free and easy to learn 3D CAD
Replies: 50
Views: 25805

Re: Free and easy to learn 3D CAD

you can go to either companies website and they will tell you the specs required for their software. I think they like 16 gigs of RAM also.
by Patio
Fri May 03, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: All Things CAD and CAM
Topic: Free and easy to learn 3D CAD
Replies: 50
Views: 25805

Re: Free and easy to learn 3D CAD

I'm on vacation so I'm doing this via my phone. Earglo I'm on cable so I do not have any slowdowns, most of my leg is created by my lack of a proper video card. I may be wrong but if I understand it right both systems run on your computer and just upload to the web. If you're getting lag in May beca...
by Patio
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Soft Start for Lathe?
Replies: 54
Views: 6110

Re: Soft Start for Lathe?

Is a GFCI breaker? I have a buddy who has GFCI on one wall and he can't start his mill without it tripping. Dave A friend of mine had a drill press; gfi would trip if you touched it while it was running. So he put a thick rubber mat on the floor in front of it to stand on while using it. Problem so...
by Patio
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Show us your lathe!
Replies: 422
Views: 111087

Re: Show us your lathe!

Hey Spro, take a closer look, there is a lantern style tool post sitting on the compound, with a Armstrong type tool holder in it.