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by Inspector
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Which cutter to use on my Sherline Lathe
Replies: 6
Views: 220

Re: Which cutter to use on my Sherline Lathe

You need to pick the brains of a watchmaker. Perhaps on a watchmaking forum if one exists. I know of one maker in Switzerland that might help you. His name is Martin Pauli and his business is Angular Momentum. https://www.angularmomentum.com/welcome.html He makes incredible Urushi fountain pens too....
by Inspector
Mon Sep 09, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Monster Collett
Replies: 9
Views: 623

Re: Monster Collett

It isn't the collet that is big, it's the calliper that is miniature. ;)

Pete
by Inspector
Sun Sep 08, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Input on Overspeeding Motors with VFD's
Replies: 10
Views: 539

Re: New Input on Overspeeding Motors with VFD's

I was wondering if a strut/pole placed under the bucket to the ground like the tail stands used on some airliners would be simpler. If the tractor was driven away the worst that would happen is the clang from the strut hitting the floor.

Pete
by Inspector
Fri Aug 16, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: S&H charges
Replies: 29
Views: 2251

Re: S&H charges

...........than buy from KBC here in the great white north........ Not to hijack the thread and take the spotlight off MMC Pete but see if Quality Cutting Tools and Machinery is better than KBC for you. I use them because they are local and I can drop in to pick up anything I've ordered. Don't know...
by Inspector
Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Water cooling a 12HP air cooled motor
Replies: 44
Views: 6617

Re: Water cooling a 12HP air cooled motor

Good pun spro. I agree too.
Pete
by Inspector
Sat Aug 03, 2019 2:05 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Apple Mac laptop
Replies: 26
Views: 5627

Re: Apple Mac laptop

spro my iMac is a late 2009 model and earlier this year when the new operating system came out it wouldn't upgrade because the hardware wouldn't support it. It does however still get updates to the prior operating system so it gets the security upgrades. I have never had any hardware problems or sof...
by Inspector
Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for 4032
Replies: 13
Views: 2362

Re: Looking for 4032

I did find a supplier on Alibaba that has a minimum order of 20 kilos (44 lb) plus whatever the shipping would be. It's bigger in diameter than what you need but you could ask if they have smaller diameters and even sell a smaller amount. Can't hurt to ask. You could probably sell on the excess to o...
by Inspector
Tue Jul 09, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RF-45 oil seal replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 1326

Re: RF-45 oil seal replacement

This is the thread by AlphaGeek.

http://www.chaski.org/homemachinist/vie ... RF45+gears

He hasn't been around since 2012 so I don't know if he will reply to a message.

Pete
by Inspector
Mon Jul 08, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: RF-45 oil seal replacement
Replies: 4
Views: 1326

Re: RF-45 oil seal replacement

There was a chap that was going through a rebuild of his, I think, Grizzly version a few years ago but he never did complete his thread on putting it back together. He did describe how he pulled it apart. Mine leaks a tiny amount from around the spindle. I put a cup under it to catch the little bit ...
by Inspector
Sun Jul 07, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for 4032
Replies: 13
Views: 2362

Re: Looking for 4032

Some here but don't know if they sell small amounts. https://www.eaglealloys.com/4032-aluminum/
Pete
by Inspector
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Old Baldor Buffer
Replies: 26
Views: 4390

Re: New Old Baldor Buffer

A source for buffing wheels and compound.
https://www.caswellplating.com

Pete
by Inspector
Sun Jun 23, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fed up With Crummy Rotary Tools
Replies: 18
Views: 2955

Re: Fed up With Crummy Rotary Tools

Lots of people return tools after they use it some. If you feel it didn't meet the recommendations of a salesman or published specs then returning it is okay because it isn't fit for the job you were told it could do. If you bought it without researching thoroughly and you are disappointed then I fe...