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by Russ Hanscom
Tue Feb 20, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Welding
Topic: Miller three phase welder questions
Replies: 17
Views: 217

Re: Miller three phase welder questions

HF usually makes a sizzling sound, sort of like frying eggs, so if you can turn it on, listen.
by Russ Hanscom
Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Machinists Level
Replies: 21
Views: 399

Re: Machinists Level

I would have to go with Marv; without knowing the twist/error relationship, the rest is just an exercise. Might turn a part with a measured twist, straighten the lathe, and cut a new part and compare the error. Leveling the bed is really just a convenience; the lathe could be mounted at a 90 stickin...
by Russ Hanscom
Sat Feb 17, 2018 10:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Bygone Era
Replies: 11
Views: 523

Re: A Bygone Era

That handy tool is a lever dolly or machinery mover's lever. Can still be found in McMaster Carr. A very handy home shop project; a bit of oak timber, couple of aluminum disks for wheels and a bit of scrap metal. Made one years ago and use it periodically.
by Russ Hanscom
Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Reworking 9" SB tailstock KEY REMOVAL
Replies: 10
Views: 311

Re: Reworking 9" SB tailstock KEY REMOVAL

Before you decide to heat treat or harden it, decide which you would rather have wear out and have to replace again in the future - the key or the quill!
by Russ Hanscom
Sun Feb 04, 2018 2:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Impressed yourself lately?
Replies: 5
Views: 324

Re: Impressed yourself lately?

Good thinking!
by Russ Hanscom
Fri Feb 02, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Sheet Metal Fabrication
Topic: help in forming roof
Replies: 5
Views: 303

Re: help in forming roof

A wood former and a rubber hammer are one way to make the tight bends. Make multiple passes bending a little each time and you should get there.

Use a piece of wood closet rod fastened to a 2x4? for the former.
by Russ Hanscom
Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: V Blocks
Replies: 11
Views: 607

Re: V Blocks

Used the way vee blocks are supposed to be used, you should never damage or wear out a set. I have some nice ones made by my grandfather in his apprenticeship in 1888. However, it is also a necessity to have several different sizes, depending on what sizes of stock you intend to work on. As to your ...
by Russ Hanscom
Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LED Shop Lighting
Replies: 94
Views: 2243

Re: LED Shop Lighting

If you want to save $$, Amazon sells multiple types of the 4 ft LED bulbs for about $6 each - no freight charge with Prime. I have purchased four or five six packs and an quite satisfied. It only take one LED bulb to replace two of the originals so the conversion cost is $12 per fixture.
by Russ Hanscom
Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: pulley size, variable speed
Replies: 9
Views: 352

Re: pulley size, variable speed

Also look at hubless pulleys - it is possible to stack several single groove pulleys to make a custom stepped one, or use a three grove for the large part and add the smaller single groove to make what you want.

Of course, that is all much easier with a working lathe!
by Russ Hanscom
Fri Jan 05, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Current temp 4 degrees
Replies: 8
Views: 316

Re: Current temp 4 degrees

Abnormally warm and dry in northern NM, which means our current daily range is 22F low to 55F high. No snow or rain for almost 100 days.

Be glad to take some cold and snow if you can find a way to ship it!
by Russ Hanscom
Tue Dec 26, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Carbon Monoxide for Gophers?
Replies: 13
Views: 581

Re: Carbon Monoxide for Gophers?

Remember that nature abhors a vacuum, so the moment you start to get the gophers out of your field, the word will go out to the surrounding fields for volunteers to fill the void. You should set up the defensive line outside the area you wish to keep gopher free. Personally, I like the wire traps - ...
by Russ Hanscom
Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: TG 100 collets
Replies: 7
Views: 383

Re: TG 100 collets

You should be able to find tool holders that use TG collets for most milling machine tapers; back to ebay! I have made special DA holders using a Morse taper so it can be done. Getting the space between the two tapered sections in the body is essential so all of the collet closes at the same time.