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by toddalin
Tue Dec 11, 2012 8:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Use of a Sacrifical Zinc Anode
Replies: 5
Views: 855

Use of a Sacrifical Zinc Anode

When my boat sat in the ocean, I used a zinc plate as a sacrifical anode to reduce corrosion. Has anyone tried attaching a zinc anode to their machine to see if it reduces the rust? These things seem to rust fast if uncoated.

Thanks

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galvanic_anode
by toddalin
Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:06 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: 3-in-1 selection.
Replies: 8
Views: 6917

Re: 3-in-1 selection.

This is a nice machine (supposed to be one of the best) with 3-axis CNC, power, and manual feeds. It sat unused in a barn since new and there is no wear on any of the parts. I just got it mounted yesterday. It didn't look this good when I got it. http://www.largescaleonline.com/eimages/lsolpics/Team...
by toddalin
Mon Dec 10, 2012 7:05 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: New to Forum and Machining
Replies: 27
Views: 11045

Re: New to Forum and Machining

What operates the X axis when used as a lathe? Just trying to figure out how you would operate it! This has full CNC capabilities with a laptop. And possibly some circuit boards and servos? Large crank on right operates the X and the smaller crank the Y. It is actually nice that the Y is out of the...
by toddalin
Sun Dec 09, 2012 7:31 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: New to Forum and Machining
Replies: 27
Views: 11045

Re: New to Forum and Machining

Boostin' Nick from the Corvette forum came by with a forklift and we put this thing together and put it in place today. :rock: The forklift cleared the 8' garage door by ~1" and had to use extended forks to get it under the loft which is 2" less than the garage door. This weighs 1,300#. The table mo...
by toddalin
Sun Dec 02, 2012 2:09 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: New to Forum and Machining
Replies: 27
Views: 11045

Re: New to Forum and Machining

Yes, I've had an issue or two. The Chinese paint is poor and comes off with an abrasive dish pad. Luckily, the Rustoleum Marigold in spray cans is a perfect match. But I re-brushed the entire pan, and could not get the same color in a brush-on, so it is a bit yellower. (Their small can of touch-up p...
by toddalin
Fri Nov 30, 2012 4:48 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: New to Forum and Machining
Replies: 27
Views: 11045

Re: New to Forum and Machining

That's perfect! When will you be in Orange County, CA with it? ;)
warmstrong1955 wrote:
toddalin wrote:A pallet jack would work perfectly, if it could go up to 32".
They make 'em. Here's mine:
Pallet Stacker.jpg
59" lift, and a 2200 lb capacity. My poor-mans environmentally friendly fork lift....
:)
Bill
by toddalin
Fri Nov 30, 2012 4:40 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: New to Forum and Machining
Replies: 27
Views: 11045

Re: New to Forum and Machining

Thanks guys. The PO used the Harbor freight lift. I'll probably rent an engine hoist for $30/day and have a pizza/beer party to get a bunch of guys to help out. The literature actually lists the weight at 1,300#. The shipping manifest said 1,000#, but was probably an estimate. I've taken several she...
by toddalin
Sat Nov 24, 2012 9:55 pm
Forum: Request For Services
Topic: Need Someone With a Small Forklift, In Orange Co., CA Area
Replies: 2
Views: 5618

Need Someone With a Small Forklift, In Orange Co., CA Area

I have a mill/drill/lathe in my garage that I need lifted onto its stand, and once bolted to the stand, the whole thing moved into place, all within my garage. The machine is 54" x 29" and the stand is 32" tall. The thing weighs 1,000#. The garage has 12 feet of headroom and an 8-foot high door to g...
by toddalin
Sat Nov 24, 2012 9:38 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: New to Forum and Machining
Replies: 27
Views: 11045

Re: New to Forum and Machining

An engine hoist is recommend by the mfg, but as you mentioned, limited verticle height in that area (7'8") due to a 4' extension loft above. It will go where the brown cabinet is behind the cart with the trains. A pallet jack would work perfectly, if it could go up to 32". http://www.largescaleonlin...
by toddalin
Fri Nov 23, 2012 8:05 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: New to Forum and Machining
Replies: 27
Views: 11045

Re: New to Forum and Machining

How far south are you? I'm in Van Nuys, but I go to Irvine and Costa Mesa on occasion. I'm in the uinincorporated part of Orange County in the hills above Tustin and Orange (Cowan Heights). I've been doing some clean-up. This is truely a barn find and the machine was only run twice for a few minute...
by toddalin
Tue Nov 13, 2012 3:00 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: New to Forum and Machining
Replies: 27
Views: 11045

New to Forum and Machining

Hello everybody. I am a home hobbiest with a passion for old Corvettes, garden railroading, and invention. My passion for invention and old Corvettes lead to a business venture where I now produce and market an alternator mounting bracket for vintage small block Chevrolets. I have these produced to ...