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by whateg0
Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bandsaw downfeed control
Replies: 10
Views: 303

Re: Bandsaw downfeed control

spro wrote:
Fri Aug 16, 2019 12:06 pm
...operating the ball valve would loosen the thread seals over time. Slick concept.
Huh?
by whateg0
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Quick and dirty chip deflector
Replies: 2
Views: 379

Re: Quick and dirty chip deflector

A buddy of mine and I were recently discussing this. In the past, I have used cardstock (those political postcards from the mail) and a magnet to attach them to the toolpost. I cut them so that they keep the chips from flying up into my face, but almost as importantly, they keep the chips from going...
by whateg0
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: S&H charges
Replies: 16
Views: 347

Re: S&H charges

I don't think USPS is as easy for them to automate as the actual freight companies. I know we only ship via UPS, FedEx, or DHL at work. IIRC, part of it was the tracking that was available. USPS has gotten better there, though. (Tracking availability, that is; not necessarily accuracy.)

Dave
by whateg0
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bandsaw downfeed control
Replies: 10
Views: 303

Re: Bandsaw downfeed control

rudd wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:03 pm
Huh, my 1930's Excelsior power hack doesn't have those issues. And it's fun to watch! :)
I have an old power hacksaw. Don't recall if I ever figured out who made it, though. Someday, I want to get it unfrozen and see it work.

Dave
by whateg0
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bandsaw downfeed control
Replies: 10
Views: 303

Re: Bandsaw downfeed control

Add a ball valve in parallel with the needle valve. That's what I was comtemplating. Looks like a bit of work to plumb it in, but I really think it's probably worthwhile. You could swap the needle valve for a small lever operated ball valve. If I wanted to go that route, I would just open up the ne...
by whateg0
Tue Aug 13, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bandsaw downfeed control
Replies: 10
Views: 303

Bandsaw downfeed control

My 7x12 Shop Fox has the typical hydraulic downfeed control found on these saws. I bought it a few months ago and only used it for the first time a couple nights ago. From what I can see, the needle valve is inline with the ball valve, and there is no way to speed the downfeed when bringing the blad...
by whateg0
Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Consequences due to lack of penetration because of inexperience welders.
Replies: 31
Views: 2448

Re: Consequences due to lack of penetration because of inexperience welders.

mcostello wrote:
Fri Jul 26, 2019 8:31 pm
... that's why learning History is important.
Problem is, we, as a species, don't learn from history.

Dave
by whateg0
Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Consequences due to lack of penetration because of inexperience welders.
Replies: 31
Views: 2448

Re: Consequences due to lack of penetration because of inexperience welders.

... Back in my inspection days on submarine construction, I came across a welder butt welding 1/2" steel plates around the nuclear reactor. He didn't know who I was and when I asked him why there was no bevel for a full penetration weld, He told me "once it is all welded up, no one will know". I re...
by whateg0
Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Consequences due to lack of penetration because of inexperience welders.
Replies: 31
Views: 2448

Re: Consequences due to lack of penetration because of inexperience welders.

I guess it could be assumed that those who built the doors were inexperienced. The ground welds could be because they were that bad, or they could have been to make the area look cleaner. I've seen places where welds were ground down to provide a smooth edge, so that is plausible. It could be that t...
by whateg0
Sat Jul 13, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Needing a gear
Replies: 13
Views: 1318

Re: Needing a gear

I must be really bad at searching. I spent a little time searching there and didn't see that. I think I was too focused on searching for one thing or something. I dunno. I already ordered from McMaster. I'll get a foot of gear stock and can turn the ends down to fit. I need to look up the spacing no...
by whateg0
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Needing a gear
Replies: 13
Views: 1318

Re: Needing a gear

Good grief!!! I went back to McMaster and was just looking for a 12T gear and found "Gear stock". I had searched for pinion wire before, but didn't search for just gears.

Thanks for the suggestions - and patience...

Dave
by whateg0
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Needing a gear
Replies: 13
Views: 1318

Re: Needing a gear

BigDumbDinosaur wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:48 pm
Looks like 20° PA teeth to me. In machinery, 20° is more common than 14½°, as smoothness of conjugal action is of secondary importance to resistance to shock loads.
Makes sense considering the application is high torque.

Dave