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by whateg0
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Emptying Sandblaster
Replies: 9
Views: 196

Re: Emptying Sandblaster

... Hi Dave, I saw this YouTube review https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mr0YFTBcmbU Seems to have pretty powerful suction option and he only has a small compressor. I also have a decent much larger 14 cfm dual cylinder with a 90 litre receiver, belt driven compressor. I just bought the Parkside vacu...
by whateg0
Wed Jul 01, 2020 11:02 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Emptying Sandblaster
Replies: 9
Views: 196

Re: Emptying Sandblaster

Man, I think a venturi would take forever to empty. Way faster to just tip the thing over and dump it out.

Dave
by whateg0
Fri Jun 26, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: D1-3 lathe chuck
Replies: 14
Views: 824

Re: D1-3 lathe chuck

Did you compare the other dimensions from your spindle to the D1-X specs? Things like the distance from spindle centerline to stud centerline are pretty different from one say a D1-3 to a D1-4. Hope it fits!

Dave
by whateg0
Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Little Machine Shop 5100 lathe - opinions?
Replies: 11
Views: 413

Re: Little Machine Shop 5100 lathe - opinions?

I'd not expect the rigidity of the Unimat to be as good as the LMS machine. OTOH, the LMS machine probably doesn't have the HP to benefit from it. Otherwise, I do think the Unimat probably has better fit/finish and might be an overall nicer machine to operate.

Dave
by whateg0
Mon Jun 22, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Little Machine Shop 5100 lathe - opinions?
Replies: 11
Views: 413

Re: Little Machine Shop 5100 lathe - opinions?

Does your friend work in inches or mm? That combined with whatever the machine really is would determine whether it is acceptable or not. I'd guess if it says the leadscrew is in inches, then the metric graduations are the ones that are fudged. Let us know what you find out, though.

Dave
by whateg0
Sat Jun 20, 2020 11:53 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: D1-3 lathe chuck
Replies: 14
Views: 824

Re: D1-3 lathe chuck

Everything I've seen online agrees with your D1-4 experience. However, OP said his studs are 9/16", which would be for D1-3. We may never know what he has.

Dave
by whateg0
Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: New small mill
Replies: 9
Views: 714

Re: New small mill

I'm guessing since OP is talking about kg and all the European companies, Ohio is probably a bit of a drive. Location would be helpful, though, in providing some options. That might help identify some local industries where used machines might be found.

Dave
by whateg0
Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: D1-3 lathe chuck
Replies: 14
Views: 824

Re: D1-3 lathe chuck

I think I paid right under $100 for an 8" D1-3 from Shars. Grizzly didn't have any that big in D1-3. Plain back chucks are far more readily available.
by whateg0
Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: D1-3 lathe chuck
Replies: 14
Views: 824

Re: D1-3 lathe chuck

A more reliable, though "somewhat" less convenient way to measure the size of something like that would be to measure across a set of dowels nestled in the corner of the taper and the face. A little trig, or a CAD drawing, will give you a very accurate measurement. Certainly, for the difference in y...
by whateg0
Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mystery Metal
Replies: 15
Views: 979

Re: Mistery Metal

You can do the vinegar test to help confirm it's magnesium. Magnesium doesn't automatically burst into flames but when it does, it's not cool. I've seen YouTube videos of guys welding it so I'm not sure what I've had to do to ignite it.
by whateg0
Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Band saw blades
Replies: 14
Views: 1070

Re: Band saw blades

I use 6 tpi blades for large stock like that. Using the 3 tooth rule, that means anything over about 1/2" but practically only stuff over about an inch. Menards used to sell blades like that. I haven't bought them there for awhile so I don't know if they still do. I also have used the supercut blade...
by whateg0
Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: D1-3 lathe chuck
Replies: 14
Views: 824

Re: D1-3 lathe chuck

Where are you measuring the taper? How are you measuring the taper? What size are the studs? Everything I see online for modern standard machines shows them using D1-4 spindles. Of course, that's subject to change over the years and maybe your model isn't shown anywhere. You didn't mention the model...