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by warmstrong1955
Wed Apr 01, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drilling #8 Rebar
Replies: 5
Views: 1490

Re: Drilling #8 Rebar

Have you measured the actual diameter of the bar you have? 1” in nominal, but what is the actual diameter below the ridges? As it is, Saying the ‘minor’ diameter is actually 1”, you are going to be leaving a 1/16” per side, so you will have to be centered, straight, and drill straight. So a good vis...
by warmstrong1955
Mon Mar 30, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: fixing go cart for next generation
Replies: 21
Views: 3656

Re: fixing go cart for next generation

That is just a radial ball bearing, so you would want zero preload. Take the axial play out of it, and call it done.
I really don't see a problem with those.....on a go-cart. Not going to see a whole lot of axial load, assuming it's not a high performance type.

Bill
by warmstrong1955
Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: fixing go cart for next generation
Replies: 21
Views: 3656

Re: fixing go cart for next generation

Use axial ball bearings, instead of plain old radials.
Set up to zero backlash, or a light preload. Use a castle nut & cotter pin, or even a nylok or stover nut. If there is adequate threads on the spindle, you could double nut it. Two jam nuts may fit, and would be adequate.

Bill
by warmstrong1955
Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: OP even for the Junk Drawer - Corona virus
Replies: 51
Views: 11800

Re: OP even for the Junk Drawer - Corona virus

Well......I prefer not to get it. Too old to push my luck. And hiding out in my shop, well, that's what I do anyway. :) So for me, no change. If I do go anywhere, it'll be in my Jeep, where there isn't anybody around anyway. The Nevada state nickname changed yesterday, from 'The Silver State', to 'S...
by warmstrong1955
Mon Mar 16, 2020 1:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Engine hoist capacity beware
Replies: 24
Views: 5650

Re: Engine hoist capacity beware

I have an old Horror Freight lift, and the legs are 40mm x 60mm x 4mm wall.
It's the fold-able 2-ton, so it may be different than yours.

Bill
by warmstrong1955
Fri Mar 13, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Can't Get Hole Drilled Through Sandblast Cabinet
Replies: 18
Views: 5044

Re: Can't Get Hole Drilled Through Sandblast Cabinet

I agree with John. I don't see any discoloration, from heat, but even heat is not going to make sheet metal that hard. Hard to tell with the pic. I think you need to push harder. Or, you have a dull bit, or bits. I am assuming your drill is rotating the correct direction. HSS, will work fine on shee...
by warmstrong1955
Tue Mar 10, 2020 2:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Off hand grinding
Replies: 4
Views: 1360

Re: Off hand grinding

Agreed on the hand/palm rest. I find I often need to do that when welding, particularly with TIG. I have a pile of blocks, both wood & steel, on the shelf by my TIG table. I use them for stick & MIG too. Welding is a two handed operation.....especially TIG. Back to the grinding, I have often clampe...
by warmstrong1955
Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Off hand grinding
Replies: 4
Views: 1360

Re: Off hand grinding

I use the tool rest, as a hand rest.
by warmstrong1955
Mon Mar 09, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Repairs
Replies: 9
Views: 2601

Re: Repairs

But wait, there's more! A smart grill! I recently bought a new grill and apparently there is an option for a bluetooth device to tell you via your phone when your food is cooked... Better keep it disabled, cause if you don't emit too many green houses gases when you are cookin' up some steaks, the ...
by warmstrong1955
Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Repairs
Replies: 9
Views: 2601

Re: Repairs

I know Milwaukee has, or had, a line of rechargeable tools, that are bluetooth connected, to some big-brother Milwaukee app. Great, except a contractor at the Nevada Test Site bought a bunch of them from Grainger's a few years ago, and they couldn't activate them. Dead in the water. There are no cel...
by warmstrong1955
Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drilling Hole In Sandblast Cabinet For Bulkhead Adapter
Replies: 30
Views: 6597

Re: Drilling Hole In Sandblast Cabinet For Bulkhead Adapter

Electricians use them all the time.
You drill a hole, assemble the punch in the hole, and turn it with a ratchet & socket. It cuts a clean sharp edge.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uE4HG8qROUs

Bill
by warmstrong1955
Sat Feb 29, 2020 8:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drilling Hole In Sandblast Cabinet For Bulkhead Adapter
Replies: 30
Views: 6597

Re: Drilling Hole In Sandblast Cabinet For Bulkhead Adapter

Knock-out punch set. (No power tools required)
Greenlee is top of the line. There are less expensive sets available. There are also hydraulicy operated sets.

https://www.mscdirect.com/product/details/60060100

Bill