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by revrnd
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Starrett #123 26" Vernier Caliper
Replies: 15
Views: 2335

Re: Starrett #123 26" Vernier Caliper

Are you sure it measures 26"? The scale on a vernier is longer than the capacity, as there must be a place to the right of the jaws for the vernier scale. I suspect what you have is really a 24". In Starrett's example, I think you'll find that the vernier scale is divided in 50's, (not 25's), so th...
by revrnd
Tue Sep 17, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vertical Band Saw: Useful?
Replies: 25
Views: 801

Re: Vertical Band Saw: Useful?

I have a 16" vertical King metal cutting band saw. And use it all the time. It was 1 of the 3 machines (the other being a lathe & mill) that I got first off when equipping my shop. Lots of jobs just require cutting steel & drilling holes, no m/c work needed.
by revrnd
Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Starrett #123 26" Vernier Caliper
Replies: 15
Views: 2335

Starrett #123 26" Vernier Caliper

A friend was able to save the caliper from the scrap bin @ his workplace & dropped it off to me today. Is there any reason that they would produce a caliper of that length. Wouldn't it be typical to jump from 24" to 36"?
by revrnd
Sun Jun 11, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sand Blasting Cabinet Modification
Replies: 15
Views: 2774

Re: Sand Blasting Cabinet Modification

What did you use for hose from Lowes? Any idea on a SKU #? The corrugated hose I got is a VERY industrial grade type that wants to flex & 'move' the shop-vac where it wants the vac to be. Looking to replace the hose with something w/ less 'memory'. Just noticed I still have the box for the hose.......
by revrnd
Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sand Blasting Cabinet Modification
Replies: 15
Views: 2774

Re: Sand Blasting Cabinet Modification

All the low priced blast cabinets seem to suffer from poor lighting. I got tired of dragging my big Shop-vac around, so I built a dust vac system, out of mostly leftovers. Only thing I bought, was a Bucket Vac and one hose at Lowes. 30 bucks for everything. Bill What did you use for hose from Lowes...
by revrnd
Thu Jun 08, 2017 8:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sand Blasting Cabinet Modification
Replies: 15
Views: 2774

Re: Sand Blasting Cabinet Modification

choprboy wrote:How many lumen? I have the larger version of the HF cabinet, was planning to add LED lighting and an exhaust fan/filter. I came up with a value of something like 3000 lumen... but that seemed high.
The tubes are 1175 lumen.
by revrnd
Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sand Blasting Cabinet Modification
Replies: 15
Views: 2774

Re: Sand Blasting Cabinet Modification

I can check. But the bulbs are 15W T8s. When I'm using the cabinet, I have it hooked up to my shop vac, cuts down on the dust immensely. I blasted a couple of rusty & painted covered hinges. I was quite pleased w/ the view now. Just like I was using 1 of our work cabinets.
by revrnd
Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sand Blasting Cabinet Modification
Replies: 15
Views: 2774

Re: Sand Blasting Cabinet Modification

Thanks
by revrnd
Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sand Blasting Cabinet Modification
Replies: 15
Views: 2774

Re: Sand Blasting Cabinet Modification

You may have noticed that I replaced the very OPEN mesh w/ perforated sheet metal. Allows for smaller sectioned parts to be worked on w/o fear of them falling thru.
by revrnd
Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sand Blasting Cabinet Modification
Replies: 15
Views: 2774

Sand Blasting Cabinet Modification

I purchased a Hazard Freight blasting cabinet about a year ago. After using cabinets over my working career that had internal lighting, it was frustrating using 1 w/ no lighting. I added a 24" fluorescent fixture. It has made a world of difference. I needed to have a friend use a plasma cutter to re...
by revrnd
Thu Feb 23, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: Welding
Topic: Welding Helmet Advice
Replies: 16
Views: 6313

Welding Helmet Advice

I currently have a Lincoln Ultrashade helmet w/ 10 & 11 shades. My brother has an older Speedglas XL that auto tints (not sure of the shades). Up to now we've been just stick welding & had no issues w/ the shades. However last week he bought 2 new units, a Lincoln Power MIG 256 & their Precision TIG...
by revrnd
Wed Dec 07, 2016 11:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Metolux Filler
Replies: 2
Views: 903

Re: Metolux Filler

Talking about Metolux w/ a couple of fellows yesterday & 1 of them found this on Google:

https://www.kimballmidwest.com/All-Prod ... oxy/80870/

Anyone heard of this company? Myself no.