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by woodcutter
Sat Feb 18, 2012 12:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dumpster Diving
Replies: 45
Views: 6171

Re: Dumpster Diving

Some of the best dumpster diving was when I lived/worked at a ritzy yacht yard in West Palm Beach.Some of the finds included 200' of 3/8 galvanized anchor chain. About 20 ft on one end was worn and rusty, the rest fine. A case of unopened Epifanes varnish.A Simpson Lawrence anchor windlas that was a...
by woodcutter
Tue Feb 07, 2012 11:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: VFD question
Replies: 3
Views: 1050

Re: VFD question

I have five Teco FM50 VFD's to allow me to run 3ph machines off single phase 220v. They not only give variable speed but soft start, braking and the switching on/off. A switch between the VFD and motor is a no-no. Very happy with them.
http://www.factorymation.com/s.nl/sc.2/category.11/.f
by woodcutter
Thu Feb 02, 2012 9:58 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Show us your milling machine!
Replies: 297
Views: 146033

Re: Show us your milling machine!

Spro, yes I built the cabinet out of 3/4" birch ply from Lowes. Essentially a box with ball bearing slides for the drawers. It is attached to a frame of 2x4 to which are lag- screwed casters. It's convenient to have it mobile. The drawer fronts are pine.
by woodcutter
Thu Feb 02, 2012 10:58 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Show us your milling machine!
Replies: 297
Views: 146033

Re: Show us your milling machine!

I just started with this group so here's a few shots of my collection. Got into making metal chips in the process of restoring old woodworking machines. Got this 8" Shaperite from an estate sale, where the previous owner moved on to the big machine shop in the sky. http://i578.photobucket.com/albums...
by woodcutter
Wed Feb 01, 2012 11:48 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Show us your lathe!
Replies: 422
Views: 132842

Re: Show us your lathe!

Here's my addition to the thread. Got it from a local gunsmith. It had a few issues that I found after I started trying to use it. First was the Reeves variable speed drive not working very well (hardly at all). Will post a separate thread on dealing with that. The obligatory before and after shots....
by woodcutter
Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lathe with t slot cross slide
Replies: 12
Views: 10115

Re: Lathe with t slot cross slide

I have a 10x 36 Rockwell lathe.I made a new crosslide from a piece of iron from Speedy metals. For most operations when the compound isn't needed I have a solid block that the quick change mounts on. Made a solid holder for a insert type parting blade on the backside. Thrilled with the results , and...
by woodcutter
Fri May 27, 2011 8:40 am
Forum: The Photo Album
Topic: In my shop
Replies: 36
Views: 35488

Re: In my shop

I worked in a pipe organ shop for a year in Charlston SC, really interesting work, the ultimate in gizmology.Keep us updated with photos. Henry