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by spro
Mon May 04, 2020 3:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ellis dividing head collets
Replies: 15
Views: 1973

Re: Ellis dividing head collets

The Burke #4 had a small vertical head which could accept the 3 C collets. I had forgotten who made those heads- no identity but they fit perfect. It may have been Ellis.
by spro
Sat Apr 25, 2020 10:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bandsaw Blades
Replies: 13
Views: 1498

Re: Bandsaw Blades

The blade has to be bolstered for one direction. Longer blades are twisted around and become inverted for shipment. It wasn't always this way. Bidirectional blades were the rule for all manners of cutting. The shapes of the bidirectional blades were repeated for use in other stylistic ways. Everyone...
by spro
Sat Apr 25, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: the carousel
Replies: 2
Views: 684

Re: the carousel

Thanks, Eric for providing the original lyrics. Then imagine her voice singing it while she was playing her instruments.
by spro
Wed Apr 22, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Menards Milling & Drilling Machine DL300-150
Replies: 14
Views: 1361

Re: Menards Milling & Drilling Machine DL300-150

We look back and it was 40 years or more. Copy of Rusnock. Pretty interesting read about that man. There was 1984 and these mills were being sold. As I recall, they were sold out but could be back ordered. It was something, different as I acquired an actual Rusnok head. Of course it was 3 phase and ...
by spro
Wed Apr 22, 2020 3:17 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: the carousel
Replies: 2
Views: 684

the carousel

Parts of Joni Mitchell stick in my mind. My sister listened to girl groups because she was girl soon to become more mature. The carousel goes round and round and painted ponies up and down . We are trapped in a carousel of life. missed something here.. 'round to where we came and go round again in t...
by spro
Wed Apr 22, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: Building in isolated location
Replies: 623
Views: 136796

Re: OT: Building in isolated location

I suppose this is the time to propose an issue and sort of leave it there. For near a year there was a concentrated attempt to have a charge. The charge was for internal water pipes etc. Meaning that they/ whoever is getting into your house with cameras. Coincidentally; the water pressure is ramped ...
by spro
Wed Apr 22, 2020 12:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Packing gear cases with grease
Replies: 11
Views: 1289

Re: Packing gear cases with grease

Guys talked about greases here, years ago. Not too long ago. Synthetics green, blue or red. Some were quite compatible with the base metal- bronze or brass. Some greases were at war with the others. It is a good read about these lubes . I found Red synthetic from Carquest /Advance, pretty sticky goo...
by spro
Wed Apr 22, 2020 5:18 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Mill tooling
Replies: 48
Views: 5421

Re: Mill tooling

The max of 3C is 1/2" for stock to pass right thru the tube and closure. Actual MT #3 collets are wider than that but really good chucks are better.
by spro
Wed Apr 22, 2020 4:52 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Bad vibrations; is it in my head?
Replies: 26
Views: 3172

Re: Bad vibrations; is it in my head?

I thought the issue was resolved to satisfaction. I was replying to KJ . Sometimes people insert themselves into an active thread because great folks are there, thinking about the same issue. We always learn something. That particular mention of the chromium flaking off the rollers, is golden.
by spro
Tue Apr 21, 2020 7:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: OT: Building in isolated location
Replies: 623
Views: 136796

Re: OT: Building in isolated location

Really good seeing the pictures. I am also happy for you. My little house is Cape Cod style. Over time, trees beat the flyin' out of it. Sometimes it rips some of the aluminum siding away. I look at that deep blue trim and must remember that I painted that so long ago. From the time I bought this ho...
by spro
Tue Apr 21, 2020 6:23 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Mill tooling
Replies: 48
Views: 5421

Re: Mill tooling

Yeah the lathes with MT#3 spindles. #4 was sort of weird with the old 11" South Bends. Rockwell 11s have a MT #3 in the tailstock. Oh, the collets. depends upon that adapter. It is a really special piece of equipment. My South Bend 9A included the lever collet closer and box of 3C collets . It all w...
by spro
Tue Apr 21, 2020 4:44 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: OP even for the Junk Drawer - Corona virus
Replies: 49
Views: 7137

Re: OP even for the Junk Drawer - Corona virus

Update. As of 0525 I started sneezing again. Nose running again. Pollen is off the charts. Maybe certain pollen saves lives. They don't want to die, so they force the humans to cough, sneeze and hydrate.