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by curtis cutter
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tour of the 747 assembly building
Replies: 2
Views: 176

Re: Tour of the 747 assembly building

We had to turn phones off for the tour.
by curtis cutter
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tour of the 747 assembly building
Replies: 2
Views: 176

Tour of the 747 assembly building

Had a great tour of the Boeing 747 main assembly building in Everett Washington today. Largest building footprint in the world.

It is amazing to see two 747's and four other full size aircraft nearly completed in one building. My legs are tired.
by curtis cutter
Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Lathe setup device
Replies: 8
Views: 443

Re: Lathe setup device

I made a device that uses a light to indicate on center. I sandwiched a very thin piece of sheet metal between two plastic inserts and stacked them on a steel column with a bolt to hold the whole stack together. I then ran a wire from the base of the device to the thin piece of metal with a 9v batte...
by curtis cutter
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My excursion today
Replies: 3
Views: 282

My excursion today

Headed to SurplusGizmos in Hillsboro, Oregon.

http://www.surplusgizmos.com/
by curtis cutter
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Chainsaw Sharpening: Files v. Gadgets
Replies: 32
Views: 1293

Re: Chainsaw Sharpening: Files v. Gadgets

I will touch mine up once with a file and then the next time send it in to the shop to get it done correctly and back and forth. If not sharpened correctly, the chain can cut unevenly and may cause damage to the bar and then it will never cut straight.

http://www.madsens1.com/bnc_cut_pull.htm
by curtis cutter
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Newbie - Buying first metal lathe
Replies: 82
Views: 4734

Re: Newbie - Buying first metal lathe

I have an old 12x36 Enco. It cost me $400 to have a machine to learn on. It most likely will not be the last machine I buy and I have learned a tremendous amount by using it. It makes what I need for around the shop and farm and basically nothing I make leaves my 75 acres. As mentioned above, taking...
by curtis cutter
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Shared air and electric line
Replies: 28
Views: 3989

Re: Shared air and electric line

Below is a calculator. I personally would shoot for a 3% voltage drop or less. For a test, run Copper 10 AWG wire and see the results then try 12 AWG. Although 12 AWG will handle 20 amps, it has a cost for trying to push it through the wire and that is more voltage drop than you may wish. https://ww...
by curtis cutter
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Shared air and electric line
Replies: 28
Views: 3989

Re: Shared air and electric line

jcfx wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 4:32 pm
curtis cutter wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:29 am
How many amps do you think you will need to see at the end of the run?
20 amps max. for just the welder if I'm reading rating plate on the MP210 welder correctly.
How many feet from your source to your load?
by curtis cutter
Mon Jun 03, 2019 12:29 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Shared air and electric line
Replies: 28
Views: 3989

Re: Shared air and electric line

Thanks for steering back on topic, direct burial wouldn't be possible since I would have to break up concrete pavement in the tiny alley separating the outside kitchen wall to the back wall of the garage, something I rather not do.There's an existing pipe that runs into the crawlspace under the kit...
by curtis cutter
Sun Jun 02, 2019 6:32 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Shared air and electric line
Replies: 28
Views: 3989

Re: Shared air and electric line

To drag it back the the question of shared conduit, I would have concerns if the air line were flexible and would therefor be working against a surface or wire insulation. You may also want to research the placement of conduit (BX) within conduit. There are even issues of Romex within conduit and po...
by curtis cutter
Tue May 28, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Thieves caught on video stealing mini steam train in West Seattle
Replies: 20
Views: 5066

Re: Thieves caught on video stealing mini steam train in West Seattle

This is just bizarre. Do they think no one will notice it in their living room or something? "Hey, nice steam engine, did you build it?"

Posted it on FB in Washington State.
by curtis cutter
Sat May 25, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Horrible noise
Replies: 0
Views: 1455

Horrible noise

This afternoon I found out that when a retaining screw backs out of the brake shoe and then comes in contact with a pulley it can make a horrible noise. Why is it that particular noises just seem to make a more expensive sound?

Fortunately for this sound it only took time. :)