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by RMinMN
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: gunsmithing tools
Replies: 11
Views: 4893

Re: gunsmithing tools

A local gun show might be a good venue if you can determine what the tools are worth. I'd look at a website like gunbroker.com and search out gunsmithing tools to get an idea of what other people think the tools are worth before I'd take them to a gun show. I realize some of the listings have an un...
by RMinMN
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Input on Overspeeding Motors with VFD's
Replies: 10
Views: 2205

Re: New Input on Overspeeding Motors with VFD's

Your brace for the loader hydraulics should be strong enough to hold against any down pressure until the hydraulic relief valve bypasses and should have two pins to secure it to the cylinder rod so it cannot fall off or be ejected. I consider that to be the only safe way to keep the loader up when w...
by RMinMN
Mon Sep 02, 2019 4:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Power two machines with one motor
Replies: 7
Views: 1812

Re: Power two machines with one motor

Male the line shaft as you propose with a quick belt tensioner on each machine. When you finish with one, loosen the belt and perhaps even flip it off the drive pulley. Put the belt back on the next machine and re-tension it.
by RMinMN
Mon Jul 22, 2019 6:36 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Drilling Hard Rock With Carbide
Replies: 32
Views: 7076

Re: Drilling Hard Rock With Carbide

I found out my little Kubota can put enough stretch in a 4" tow strap to make the end sail by my head when it comes loose. I think reducing the size of the objects I pull will add to my lifespan. Your little Kubota can put enough stretch in a 4" tow strap to make the end remove your head if it hits...
by RMinMN
Thu Jul 04, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Chainsaw Sharpening: Files v. Gadgets
Replies: 32
Views: 9380

Re: Chainsaw Sharpening: Files v. Gadgets

Do the files for chainsaw sharping come in different diameters and if so how do you know which to buy? Yes the files do come in different diameters and the box the chain comes in should specify which file to use. As the chain is sharpened the tooth height is lessened and a size smaller file is reco...
by RMinMN
Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Horrors of Buffer Safety
Replies: 43
Views: 10774

Re: Horrors of Buffer Safety

This is similar to what can happen on a buffer, but this time it was a bench grinder. I was cleaning the chain from my chain saw and thought it would be a good idea to clean the chain on the wire wheel. Well it started to remove the grime and without warning, the wire wheel grabbed the chain and wh...
by RMinMN
Thu Jul 04, 2019 6:13 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Newbie - Buying first metal lathe
Replies: 89
Views: 23300

Re: Newbie - Buying first metal lathe

Time for my 2 cents worth (not worth much these days). The OP is new to lathes. This discussion has devolved to ideas that are more suited to experienced users and to being able to make use of the precision and speed of different lathes and work holding. Lets back this up a bit. Starting this user w...
by RMinMN
Mon May 06, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: All Things CAD and CAM
Topic: CAD conversation to G-Code
Replies: 9
Views: 4484

Re: CAD conversation to G-Code

Yes, with some caveats. There are quite a few programs to do this, some with more functionality than others and some which require a specific format of the file to convert. If the part is simple, something like this may suffice.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNCHRWY9Meo
by RMinMN
Sat May 04, 2019 5:29 am
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: 3-in-1 Advice Needed from the Experts
Replies: 15
Views: 7480

Re: 3-in-1 Advice Needed from the Experts

From my perspective the 3 in one machines are about making everything fit into the least amount of space, not about the size of the work envelope. If the only thing you are using it for is small items you can make something like that work but you will be limited in size and constantly changing the s...
by RMinMN
Mon Apr 29, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Harbor Freight Circular Saw Sharpener
Replies: 8
Views: 4190

Re: Harbor Freight Circular Saw Sharpener

I'm properly impressed that the sharpener has a diamond wheel. Much better than I would have expected.
by RMinMN
Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:24 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Harbor Freight Circular Saw Sharpener
Replies: 8
Views: 4190

Re: Harbor Freight Circular Saw Sharpener

The sharpener probably has an aluminum oxide wheel on it. While it will (slowly) sharpen carbide tips you should consider using a diamond wheel for carbide. Be aware that the diamond wheel is not for use with steel, only carbide.
by RMinMN
Sat Apr 27, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Soft Start for Lathe?
Replies: 54
Views: 15726

Re: Soft Start for Lathe?

One picture is worth a thousand words and in this case it might be worth more than the thousand words. Open the top of the headstock and take a picture of the inner workings. That would instantly show what kind of lathe you have. Circuit breakers can come in fast break or slow break. The slow break ...