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by Russ Hanscom
Wed Jul 01, 2020 4:20 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Harold!
Replies: 24
Views: 330

Re: Harold!

Hope he follows the doctor's instructions better than most of us!
by Russ Hanscom
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wheel Balancing wheights
Replies: 4
Views: 212

Re: Wheel Balancing wheights

Possibly a zinc alloy.
by Russ Hanscom
Fri Jun 26, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Band saw blades
Replies: 14
Views: 1096

Re: Band saw blades

Most machines have a considerable range in blade take-up. You might want to check yours at minimum and maximum settings to find just what the allowable blade length range is. My machine will accommodate an 8" range in blade length.
by Russ Hanscom
Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Clamp knobs.
Replies: 3
Views: 445

Re: Clamp knobs.

Check MSC, McMasters, etc, loads of knobs and clamps available, look under the heading of tooling components. You should be able find something that will fit and look acceptable.
by Russ Hanscom
Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mystery Metal
Replies: 15
Views: 1013

Re: Mistery Metal

Shavings of magnesium are very flammable, the chunks not so much. Story about a machinist who could not be bothered to remove the shavings from his lathe, had a real meltdown.

Consider your handy little fire starting tool, scrape off a few shavings, put some sparks into the shavings.....
by Russ Hanscom
Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Lathe wiring
Replies: 8
Views: 553

Re: Lathe wiring

If you want confusing, I have a three speed, three speed, reversing motor on the drill press.
by Russ Hanscom
Tue Jun 16, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sanding Belts
Replies: 5
Views: 497

Re: Sanding Belts

I have successfully fixed sanding belts with regular white woodworkers glue, most of the time it works, sometimes it does not. Apply the glue to the joint and clamp between a couple of wood blocks.
by Russ Hanscom
Tue Jun 09, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Before you do anything, you must do something else first...
Replies: 23
Views: 1318

Re: Before you do anything, you must do something else first...

I cannot recommend black pipe, galvanized, yes, for air service. The compressed air is saturated with moisture and as it cools, you will get free water, unless you have a really good air dryer. Check the low points first,where the water or debris would acumulate, probably got a bunch of rust somewhe...
by Russ Hanscom
Wed May 27, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Sheet Metal Fabrication
Topic: Chop saw
Replies: 25
Views: 2598

Re: Chop saw

Besides the blade, work orientation is also important. If you cut angle stock with the 90 degree edge up and the two tips down, then all of the cuts will be in a thinner orientation of the stock. If you are cutting flat bar, stand it on edge.
by Russ Hanscom
Tue May 19, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Annular cutters
Replies: 16
Views: 1978

Re: Annular cutters

You are right they need a holder, but the shank is 3/4" dia. I used a Morse endmill holder for a 3/4" end mill to run mine. Just finished 30+ 1 7/8" holes, the size I needed, in 1" steel, using a drill press. Worked like a charm, most of the time. Several of the cutters were probably name brand knoc...
by Russ Hanscom
Sun May 17, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Welding
Topic: Tig welding a tractor part?
Replies: 15
Views: 1910

Re: Tig welding a tractor part?

If it is hollow, as the photo suggests, insert a backing strip, makes getting a full pen weld much easier. As noted, 7018 would be an option if cast steel. If cast iron, consider a nickel rod.