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by 737mechanic
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Consequences due to lack of penetration because of inexperience welders.
Replies: 32
Views: 6543

Consequences due to lack of penetration because of inexperience welders.

A couple of months ago we had some high wind gust and it literally blew down a 50ft hanger door. Luckily there was nobody close to the door at the time or people could have been killed. Below are some pictures of the door laying on the hangar floor and the quality of welds on the door including the ...
by 737mechanic
Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:06 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Piston or Wedge
Replies: 18
Views: 5811

Re: Piston or Wedge

I started out with a piston style and it worked great but when I got my new lathe I went with the wedge style and am glad I did. Seems to work more smoothly and solidly.
by 737mechanic
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Ash & Co. Chuck info
Replies: 5
Views: 2447

Re: Ash & Co. Chuck info

I am extremely happy with that runout, I really didn't know what to expect as far as runout so I was hoping for anything under .001 and when I got much better than that I was pleasantly pleased.
by 737mechanic
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Ash & Co. Chuck info
Replies: 5
Views: 2447

Re: Ash & Co. Chuck info

The serial number is 3/031149 so I was wondering if that breaks down to maybe march of 2003 and it was the 1149th one made. Seems to be a quality chuck. After getting it mounted to a backing plate got it dialed in at about .0004 up at the jaws and about .0005 4in. out from the jaws. The chuck that c...
by 737mechanic
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Ash & Co. Chuck info
Replies: 5
Views: 2447

Ash & Co. Chuck info

Bought an 8in. 3 jaw chuck off eBay that is made by Ash & Co. made in England and even a google search doesn't pull up much info on them. Looks to be a well-made chuck but I would love some info on them if anyone has any.
by 737mechanic
Mon Jan 14, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: PM1236 arrived
Replies: 13
Views: 6322

Re: PM1236 arrived

The 1236T looks just like my Grizzly g4003g with a couple slight differences. I love my g4003g so I am sure you will like the 1236T.
by 737mechanic
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PB Blaster is Snake Oil
Replies: 61
Views: 18085

Re: PB Blaster is Snake Oil

I have never really had luck with any so called penetrating oils when removing rusted hardware. The best luck I have ever had was heat and once broken loose any kind of thin oil that will help with lubrication when turning the hardware.
by 737mechanic
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Flea Market Score.
Replies: 10
Views: 1974

Re: Flea Market Score.

Very nice. I love a good score but I haven't had one in a while.
by 737mechanic
Sun Dec 23, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let us discuss
Replies: 22
Views: 4918

Re: Let us discuss

All I have to say is I wonder how many lines of code and who coded it. To me, it's simply amazing to be able to sit back and watch a computer control a machine from start to finish.
by 737mechanic
Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is a good rust preventative for machine storage.
Replies: 51
Views: 8980

What is a good rust preventative for machine storage.

So after 4 or 5 months of my lathe and mill sitting unused, I noticed more than acceptable rust build up on various pieces and parts so it got me thinking what is a good spray on rust preventative. I would have thought the way oil and other lubricants would have prevented the humidity from causing a...
by 737mechanic
Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: MEK sources
Replies: 30
Views: 5338

Re: MEK sources

Was just in my home depot and they still sell MEK by the gallon.