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by rudd
Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dead 3/4 hp motor - starter capacitor?
Replies: 10
Views: 753

Re: Dead 3/4 hp motor - starter capacitor?

When I have had a dead start cap, the motor hums but doesn't spin, unless you spin the pulley to start it.
by rudd
Sun Sep 29, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Trying to ID this older lathe
Replies: 13
Views: 1444

Re: Trying to ID this older lathe

Yes, the dials are .250 per turn, so (2) 1/8'ths. I was trying to make the point that the X and Y harken back to imperial fractional measurements, rather than just using decimal inches. Having come of age in an aircraft shop, I'd prefer everything were in decimal inches with no "nod" to fractions. T...
by rudd
Sun Sep 29, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fan Boy
Replies: 21
Views: 1698

Re: Fan Boy

OSB or "waferboard" in lieu of gypsum board. A bit difficult to paint, but you can hang stuff anywhere. I put in R13 walls and R20 ceiling when I did my shop, and built the "big doors" with R-13 in them. I have a little over 500 SF. One man door, the "big doors" and a tiny window positioned so I can...
by rudd
Sun Sep 29, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Metabo "No-Tool" Hub on Angle Grinder Unscrews Self
Replies: 9
Views: 1545

Re: Metabo "No-Tool" Hub on Angle Grinder Unscrews Self

Gosh, I've been doing it wrong all this time, and just setting it down "disk up" instead of waiting for it to spin down....
by rudd
Sun Sep 29, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: OT creative language
Replies: 18
Views: 1387

Re: OT creative language

"Falsehood flies, and the Truth comes limping after it; so that when Men come to be undeceiv’d, it is too late; the Jest is over, and the Tale has had its Effect…"
Jonathan Swift
(and you thought he just wrote Gulliver's travels)
by rudd
Sun Sep 29, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Trying to ID this older lathe
Replies: 13
Views: 1444

Re: Trying to ID this older lathe

I have a CVA #79 vertical mill/jig borer. It is built h*** for stout. It doesn't nod, but it tilts, using a giant worm gear and a worm, and a graduated scale. Much better than trying to tap a head into tram. Only gripe is - one rotation of the Z axis screw is .200. X and Y are in 1/8" ths, .250 inch...
by rudd
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:12 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Dorian
Replies: 15
Views: 1497

Re: Dorian

Just wanted to follow up. We had one fatality. A young woman evacuating was killed in an auto accident. Yet every time I hear you MUST evacuate for your safety. This is what all this hype leads to.
by rudd
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Opening Evaporust 5 gallon pail
Replies: 9
Views: 1497

Re: Opening Evaporust 5 gallon pail

Just bought one of those buckets with the screw on lid at HD for my automatic chicken watering system. Y'all may have heard it gets windy down in these parts sometimes. Got tired of the lid blowing off.
by rudd
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hi, I have a few items I’m trying to identify.
Replies: 14
Views: 2140

Re: Hi, I have a few items I’m trying to identify.

Spindexer and a boring head. Criterion is a good brand. Spindexer looks like it uses 5C collets. If selling, they are worth exactly what someone will pay for them.
by rudd
Thu Sep 05, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Harbor Freight Blowout
Replies: 2
Views: 710

Re: Harbor Freight Blowout

I think it's a result of too much MSG in the Chinese food.
by rudd
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: What type of spindle mount is this?
Replies: 6
Views: 904

Re: What type of spindle mount is this?

*IF* you have issues with the EM's slipping in the collets, make sure everything is dry of oil (auto starting fluid is great for this) and sprinkle a little chalk - like for a chalk line box - on the shank before putting the EM in the collet.
by rudd
Wed Sep 04, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Dorian
Replies: 15
Views: 1497

Re: Dorian

My ladyfriend tells me her kids are calling frantic from NY because "it is headed right for Savannah". We are under a tropical storm watch, NOT a hurricane watch. NWS shows 0% chance of hurricane force winds. Yet, people in New York state think we are all gonna die. Steven is right, the Weather Chan...