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by LIALLEGHENY
Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Graziano SAG12
Replies: 47
Views: 7095

Re: Graziano SAG12

Ebay has 2 sellers with manuals for the Graziano SAG 12 lathe available.

lathes.co.uk also has the manual listed for sale, and the description says the electrical diagrams are in the manual https://store.lathes.co.uk/print/mg882


Nyle
by LIALLEGHENY
Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Material for Small Vise
Replies: 7
Views: 1523

Re: Material for Small Vise

If I was going to build a vise I would use 4140 Heat treated....decent strength , starts around 85000psi and hardness 28-32 Rc. Much better choice than 1018. Ebay has a decent amount listed from various vendors and prices aren't to bad, plus most have free shipping. Most of what is listed is round b...
by LIALLEGHENY
Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need to broach a square hole...
Replies: 8
Views: 1754

Re: Need to broach a square hole...

Try V W Broaching Service in Chicago Il.
by LIALLEGHENY
Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Help Identify Fowler Lathe part
Replies: 21
Views: 3494

Re: Help Identify Fowler Lathe part

Not identical , but similar : https://www.ebay.com/i/231229694609?chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-117182-37290-0&mkcid=2&itemid=231229694609&targetid=541454064652&device=c&mktype=pla&googleloc=9004507&poi=&campaignid=6470552634&mkgroupid=81274458647&rlsatarget=pla-541454064652&abcId=1139336&merch...
by LIALLEGHENY
Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Correct Usage.
Replies: 4
Views: 1242

Re: Correct Usage.

Left hand bars were designed for shops South of the Equator where everything runs backwards! All kidding aside, if used upside down, ideally the chips will fall away from the cut, rather than sitting on top of the bar clogging up the works. Most conventional lathes don't have enough travel to run th...
by LIALLEGHENY
Thu Nov 07, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Help Identify Fowler Lathe part
Replies: 21
Views: 3494

Re: Help Identify Fowler Lathe part

It's obviously missing parts, but I believe it is a bench center. Also could have been a concentricity checker.

Nyle
by LIALLEGHENY
Thu Oct 31, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Trimmable flap disk
Replies: 4
Views: 1610

Re: Trimmable flap disk

I trim just about any disc made, flap discs, roloc sanding discs, 3m surface prep discs, you name it. I have always just spun them up against my running 6" pedestal grinder . Amazing how much more life you can get from them.

Nyle
by LIALLEGHENY
Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electrical wiring in the home shop.
Replies: 61
Views: 12575

Re: Electrical wiring in the home shop.

Speaking of a concrete floor in a shop.....had a friend years ago , whose brother died from electrocution on a wet concrete garage floor. He was hosing out the floor in his garage and put his hand on his air compressor....and that was it. An investigation revealed the compressor had been wired up im...
by LIALLEGHENY
Mon Oct 21, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electrical wiring in the home shop.
Replies: 61
Views: 12575

Re: Electrical wiring in the home shop.

"In the USA, most homes have a 200A/240V single phase. Some larger homes have 400A/240V single phase systems. Three phase is usually reserved for industry, but can be had in residential, for a cost." I can't speak for the rest of the country, but here in NY most homes were built with 100A single pha...
by LIALLEGHENY
Mon Oct 21, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Lathe for turning wheels
Replies: 61
Views: 15624

Re: Lathe for turning wheels

Ryan,

I had a 9" Southbend that was almost new, with every option/accessory made for it. Beautiful little machine, but it was too little. I sold it for that reason. Stick with something 12" or bigger.

Nyle
by LIALLEGHENY
Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Lathe for turning wheels
Replies: 61
Views: 15624

Re: Lathe for turning wheels

I agree with Greg, don't buy a light duty lathe. Your accustomed to using the lathe at work, you'll get easily frustrated using a 9 or 10" lathe or smaller. I have a 11" x 36 Logan that I started out on that was my fathers. It had a 3/4 hp motor and is a flat belt style headstock. I couldn't take a ...
by LIALLEGHENY
Sat Oct 19, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Source for Wheels & Axles
Replies: 5
Views: 2337

Re: Source for Wheels & Axles

I chose to use 4140HT for the pilot, trailing and tender wheels and tires on my Berkshire build. High strength and a hardness of 28-32Rc, so the rail will wear before the wheels do. I'm in NY, which is not exactly close to Chicago, but like rkcarguy stated, shipping is not bad. I have a CNC turning ...