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by Inspector
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Emptying Sandblaster
Replies: 12
Views: 468

Re: Emptying Sandblaster

Take the bag off the gun. Attach a short hose to the gun and attach the other end to a fitting on the lid of the bucket. Attach the bag to a second fitting on the lid of the bucket. The dust sucked up goes thru the gun, down the hose into the bucket with the filter keeping the fines from blowing out...
by Inspector
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Emptying Sandblaster
Replies: 12
Views: 468

Re: Emptying Sandblaster

The gun bag would be your filter. The air flows through it when used normally. If it wasn't permeable there would be no suction. So you have gun, hose to bucket, bag out of bucket. Your overthinking things. ;)

Pete
by Inspector
Wed Jul 01, 2020 8:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Emptying Sandblaster
Replies: 12
Views: 468

Re: Emptying Sandblaster

The hose goes from the Venturi to the lidded bucket and on a second hole in the lid you attach a filter, the one it comes with the air vac should do, to keep the media dust from filling the shop. If you are outside and don't care if you loose some of the media then you don't need the filter. Does th...
by Inspector
Wed Jul 01, 2020 10:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Emptying Sandblaster
Replies: 12
Views: 468

Re: Emptying Sandblaster

<r>Air powered vacuum would work. It uses shop air and a Venturi to make the suction. You can make them or buy cheap to very expensive. The hose into a 5 gallon pail with a filter on a second hole in the lid should capture the media without having it go everywhere. They don't have a ton of suction b...
by Inspector
Wed Jun 03, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brown and Sharp Micrometer
Replies: 13
Views: 1551

Re: Brown and Sharp Micrometer

If you don't want it now I'm not to proud to take it so you don't have to look at it again. PM me and I'll give you my address. ;)
by Inspector
Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Brown and Sharp Micrometer
Replies: 13
Views: 1551

Re: Brown and Sharp Micrometer

I believe you have to remove the end cap on the thimble to get it off the spindle with a little C wrench that fits the hole. Then you turn the spindle with you fingertips until the faces touch. Now you slip the thimble back on with the line aligned for zero. Then the end cap is carefully tightened t...
by Inspector
Tue May 19, 2020 9:45 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Sound Bend 9" lathe, MT-3 to ER-40?
Replies: 12
Views: 1450

Re: Sound Bend 9" lathe, MT-3 to ER-40?

One source for a chuck Steve mentioned. You still need to find/make the backing plate.

https://littlemachineshop.com/products/ ... &category=

Pete
by Inspector
Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: loose screw issue
Replies: 59
Views: 6763

Re: loose screw issue

One thing to keep in mind with nylon locking devices is that they have a limited life, wearing out, and don't hold anymore. On aircraft I was taught to toss nylock nuts after 3 times on and off. Sometimes hard to know how often a nut was used so wouldn't use them if they felt too easy to put on. Are...
by Inspector
Mon Apr 20, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Turning long thin shafts
Replies: 11
Views: 1536

Re: Turning long thin shafts

Are you using the tailstock?

Pete
by Inspector
Wed Apr 15, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone know how to disassemble this chuck?
Replies: 12
Views: 2298

Re: Anyone know how to disassemble this chuck?

Any chance it unscrews from the back?

Pete
by Inspector
Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Problem with a plugged propane orifice.
Replies: 13
Views: 3257

Re: Problem with a plugged propane orifice.

I wonder if you could fill the screen side with a solvent or light oil, place it over a hole in a board, and with a punch the size of the bore hit it? It might hydraulic the obstruction out of the hole. Then you could rinse it out well in acetone, MEK or some other thin solvent to degrease it.

Pete
by Inspector
Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mystery drill bits
Replies: 15
Views: 2983

Re: Mystery drill bits

You always go with the specified sizes in the repair drawing. I don't have anymore of my books from my days as an aircraft mechanic so I did a little searching found the following. If I was still inspecting I could look up the Boeing installation specs for fasteners. It would seem there is a differe...