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by Playtoy_18
Sun Sep 16, 2012 4:43 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: Help with new switch for chinese 3-1.
Replies: 11
Views: 8299

Re: Help with new switch for chinese 3-1.

Here's the new switch http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p275/edwinleahy/F0619355-1ED8-4F52-BD5E-B3C394509DC6-2991-000003EBFE11C8FB.jpg http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p275/edwinleahy/15765C5A-0E25-466C-9484-AFCE5E131C2E-2991-000003EBFB651470.jpg Old switch and wiring http://i130.photobucket.com/...
by Playtoy_18
Sat Sep 15, 2012 2:50 am
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: Help with new switch for chinese 3-1.
Replies: 11
Views: 8299

Help with new switch for chinese 3-1.

Tried to turn on the lathe the other night but switch would not click/seat in either forward or reverse position. I found a melted wire connector and repaired but still nothing. Purchased a new switch from littlemachineshop.com,after an hour searching was the only one I could find. Rating is the sam...
by Playtoy_18
Sat Sep 10, 2011 3:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Insurance
Replies: 15
Views: 2012

Re: Insurance

I'm glad I saw this thread,it's something i've taken for granted. I know our house insurance covers $150k in personal property damage,yet it never crossed my mind if that covered anything in my shop. I'm not sure how much I have out there,but just offhand my big toolbox cost me around $4-5k. That's ...
by Playtoy_18
Sat Sep 10, 2011 3:28 am
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: Building foundry,some noob questions.
Replies: 12
Views: 5855

Re: Building foundry,some noob questions.

Well,this evening found me in my shop doing some mudwork on vent scoops and the trunklid on one of my cars. When I got done figured I might as well get some mudwork done on the foundry. I mixed about half the bentonite,half the sand,all the perlite and the 2 gallons of fire mortar up. Got it mixed a...
by Playtoy_18
Thu Sep 08, 2011 4:20 am
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: Building foundry,some noob questions.
Replies: 12
Views: 5855

Re: Building foundry,some noob questions.

Okay,I'm ready to pour the refractory and would love some experienced people to share thier criticism. Here's some questions then some pics of where i'm at. Is my inlet too small at 1 3/4"? I can go as high as 4" if better and have enough air to push good velocity if needed at that diameter pretty s...
by Playtoy_18
Mon Sep 05, 2011 10:54 am
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: Building foundry,some noob questions.
Replies: 12
Views: 5855

Re: Building foundry,some noob questions.

I have a 12 gallon shop vac pro if needed,but it's pretty easy to regulate the speed of a blower motor so figured I would just do that. What about injection? Most people just seem to be using small drilled holes or crimped pipe. I am hoping to refine it a bit though. Anybody tried blowing oil throug...
by Playtoy_18
Mon Sep 05, 2011 6:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cheap Carbide End Mill
Replies: 14
Views: 3315

Re: Cheap Carbide End Mill

I've been reading and watching videos learning more. I know I dont need carbide,but thats what he had buckets of :) I'm not sure what sizes I need yet,my mill can accept at least up to 3/8" i'm pretty sure. I've not learned yet what factors determine the shank/bit sizing however. I do know I need a ...
by Playtoy_18
Mon Sep 05, 2011 6:17 am
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: Building foundry,some noob questions.
Replies: 12
Views: 5855

Re: Building foundry,some noob questions.

Quick update,trashed the stainless bucket idea. I'm an idiot,nuff said. I did manage to locate a 40 gallon hot water heater though. I've got it stripped and the tank cut in half. Have the hole drilled for my blower pipe,and an unused hole plugged. Just need to finish some minor trimming where I cut ...
by Playtoy_18
Thu Aug 25, 2011 12:12 pm
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: Building foundry,some noob questions.
Replies: 12
Views: 5855

Re: Building foundry,some noob questions.

While searching/reading yesterday I did find out about the steel crucible issues. I plan to find some kiln wash to use on the crucible,thanks for the tip. Also excellent idea on designing for proper crucible,I'll check and adjust measurements as needed. What about using the stainless steel bucket/po...
by Playtoy_18
Wed Aug 24, 2011 6:14 pm
Forum: Casting & Foundry Work
Topic: Building foundry,some noob questions.
Replies: 12
Views: 5855

Building foundry,some noob questions.

I've been scrounging and searching for stuff to build a foundry,and might actually have enough useful stuff. My plan is for an oil burning furnace as I have plenty of free oil for whatever I need. Some of the builds i've seen do show a supplemental source to get it started and heated up,and for that...
by Playtoy_18
Tue Aug 23, 2011 9:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Cheap Carbide End Mill
Replies: 14
Views: 3315

Re: Cheap Carbide End Mill

I realize this post is nearly a year old,but figured I would post anyway :twisted: I found this while searching/trying to learn a little something about endmill bits. I know it wasn't your intention,but any chance you would sell some of these? I'm a total noob and of course on a budget,I would hate ...
by Playtoy_18
Tue Aug 23, 2011 9:31 am
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: New guy with a couple noob questions.
Replies: 17
Views: 5679

Re: FNG with a couple noob questions.

Thanks for all the info! I will add them to my favorites,find that free copy and see what I need to do to get ahold of a newer copy. I should mention that this aluminum I am wanting to machine has yet to be casted. :oops: I'm putting together a foundry since I have plenty of scrap aluminum and used ...