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by ChipMaker4130
Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vacuuming grinder dust
Replies: 6
Views: 2033

Re: Vacuuming grinder dust

I put a 'Dust Deputy' from Oneida Systems on my shop vac and pick up a lot (many pounds) of grinding dust, chips, rust, abrasives etc regularly and not the slightest hint of problems. I was skeptical of their claim of keeping 99% of particulates from ever reaching the filter, but I do believe it is ...
by ChipMaker4130
Sun Jun 25, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New tool Spring Loaded Live Center
Replies: 3
Views: 1539

Re: New tool Spring Loaded Live Center

Hi John. I'd love to take that MT-3 off your hands. PM sent.
by ChipMaker4130
Fri Jun 23, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Having endmills sharpened
Replies: 27
Views: 5428

Re: Having endmills sharpened

Carbide cuts quite freely with the correct diamond saw. Its not like grinding away 1/2 inch.
by ChipMaker4130
Wed Jun 07, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Congrats to Harold V!
Replies: 22
Views: 4646

Re: Congrats to Harold V!

Ha! Saw that heading and thought he was getting married. . .
Na, that would've been 'condolences'.
by ChipMaker4130
Sun Dec 04, 2016 2:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Garbage Score: 2HP Treadmill Motor
Replies: 28
Views: 5491

Re: Garbage Score: 2HP Treadmill Motor

Steve, I was speaking from direct experience. The motors I screwed up were all the same brand, appeared to be well constructed and were NOS Icon treadmill motors (I think the brand name was SUD, with oomlauts over the U). This was just 3 years ago too. They ranged from 1.5-3 hp. I took the armature ...
by ChipMaker4130
Thu Dec 01, 2016 10:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shop video monitor
Replies: 8
Views: 1867

Re: Shop video monitor

I had the same concerns. About 18 months ago, HF had a 'sale' on a two-camera wired Bunker Hill security cam with a 5" monitor. For the $60 it cost me, I have a camera on the shop floor and one on the back door of the house. I have a computer in the shop and stream the shop cam to the internet, so I...
by ChipMaker4130
Thu Dec 01, 2016 10:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Garbage Score: 2HP Treadmill Motor
Replies: 28
Views: 5491

Re: Garbage Score: 2HP Treadmill Motor

Steve, a couple of things hard-learned: 1- 'treadmill' horsepower is not 'real' horsepower. They're rated with a pulsing load and it equates to around 1.3 - 1.5hp for your motor. 2- Do NOT remove the armature from the motor unless you push it out with a steel or iron 'keeper' slug of the same diamet...
by ChipMaker4130
Thu Jun 09, 2016 8:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How should this face mill register on the arbor.
Replies: 5
Views: 1182

Re: How should this face mill register on the arbor.

Is that arbor tapered or straight? If straight, couldn't you simply grind down the end of the arbor a bit? That probably wouldn't hurt it any for use with other tooling.
by ChipMaker4130
Wed Mar 30, 2016 10:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NPT Pipe Threads - another can of worms?
Replies: 25
Views: 3562

Re: NPT Pipe Threads - another can of worms?

. . . I can physically feel a taper but . . . A standard pipe taper is quite visible, even pronounced. I suppose pictures can be deceiving but that sure looks like a straight thread. The fact that the thread crest and depth match the relief at the top lead me to believe that if it is tapered, the s...
by ChipMaker4130
Fri Jan 15, 2016 11:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dan Gelbart
Replies: 7
Views: 3117

Re: Dan Gelbart

Read this:
https://spie.org/membership/spie-profes ... -x42147-ml
It is a fascinating bio.
by ChipMaker4130
Fri Jan 15, 2016 11:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Soruce for 1 3/16", 1/8 wall square steel tube?
Replies: 5
Views: 1581

Re: Soruce for 1 3/16", 1/8 wall square steel tube?

I think you're going to have a hard time finding that. My supplier has a very good assortment, but nothing in 1/16ths except for the smaller solid rounds.
by ChipMaker4130
Sat Jan 02, 2016 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Plasma cutters 101
Replies: 10
Views: 3441

Re: Plasma cutters 101

I've owned a Hypertherm 600 for a long time and I love it! My neighbor has a Thermal Dynamics of similar capacity, and he loves that! Hypertherm claims to have the longest-lasting consumables, and they do hold up very well. You MUST use dry, clean air or nobody's consumables will hold up. I paid aro...