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by spro
Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Needing a gear
Replies: 13
Views: 480

Re: Needing a gear

I think they used gear cored tube or the proper name. You buy it to length from the larger industrial supply places. MSC and Graingers have /had a section. If the end wasn't so damaged, you could cut the proper length at the unused area and turn it around, weld it.
by spro
Sun Jul 07, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vise, Vise, Baby
Replies: 54
Views: 2336

Re: Vise, Vise, Baby

Reed still makes many tools more current for this century. Their older vises are still around and they are grand. The numbering system then, could be confusing. Rich C's post got me to thinking about the one I have in the older garage. It is very much like his but slightly larger. It is a 4C and I k...
by spro
Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Horrors of Buffer Safety
Replies: 40
Views: 1482

Re: Horrors of Buffer Safety

Yeah okay... I remember different grinders which would flip upon startup. You had hold them down. Doesn't take long to realize that isn't wise. They need to fixed, clamped someway that you aren't actually in contact with them. Who knows when a short to case happens and when the humidity is right the...
by spro
Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Horrors of Buffer Safety
Replies: 40
Views: 1482

Re: Horrors of Buffer Safety

Are saying that you don't ? They come up to 3450 rpm very rapidly and need to be fixed tightly to stable surface.
by spro
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vise, Vise, Baby
Replies: 54
Views: 2336

Re: Vise, Vise, Baby

I don't think Mr. Ford payed that much. He struck when the iron was hot. Vises of this caliber need a super strong bench to utilize their capability. My old Parker with IIRC 6 1/'2" jaw width opens wide too. I built a pedestal and locked it into concrete floor.
by spro
Wed Jul 03, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Water cooling a 12HP air cooled motor
Replies: 17
Views: 1396

Re: Water cooling a 12HP air cooled motor

I was stunned by many of the operations. You clearly have a plan. Gosh I hope this works to your favor.
by spro
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vise, Vise, Baby
Replies: 54
Views: 2336

Re: Vise, Vise, Baby

These particular dovetail, sliding rear jaw vises had their weaknesses by abuse. It is hard to fathom now why my brother drove 30 miles so we both bought a certain vise. Each was in a wooden crate from India but that doesn't mean it was made there. Either way, my vise has been fine and his was damag...
by spro
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Water cooling a 12HP air cooled motor
Replies: 17
Views: 1396

Re: Water cooling a 12HP air cooled motor

Your build keeps on. It must be astounding to others too. Man ! I don't have the words.
by spro
Tue Jul 02, 2019 7:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Horrors of Buffer Safety
Replies: 40
Views: 1482

Re: Horrors of Buffer Safety

Frank knows about this and it is great suggestion.
by spro
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New Old Baldor Buffer
Replies: 26
Views: 1271

Re: New Old Baldor Buffer

I'm returning to apologize for incorrect info about the 332 B. I see now, it has bearing end caps, so pushing the outer bearing back into the bell, probably isn't going to work. I haven't found any mechanical drawing to confirm any process. Page 8 of the pdf makes it look like it is a secret.
by spro
Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: craftsman 15-1/2" drill press - buy or not?
Replies: 13
Views: 1253

Re: craftsman 15-1/2" drill press - buy or not?

Some drill presses, you can look at them and walk past. Particularly irked when one is branded Rockwell. The ones I see on craigslist are so light weight compared to the 80's versions, I don't know how they could power through hardwood. I have a bench top Rockwell of the '80's era and its base, tabl...
by spro
Mon Jul 01, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Wacking the Morse taper out of the spindle
Replies: 12
Views: 1784

Re: Wacking the Morse taper out of the spindle

It is true. The big ole bronze bearings in milling machines had Brown & Sharpe # 9, 10 tapered spindles thru sizes out side my experience. The arbors were knocked out. These machines ran lower speed and there was always a thrust bearing and means to adjust it. They were solid. I have seen lathes wit...