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Forum: Machining Yesterday, 10:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 109
Posted By LKeithR
I've had very little to do with acrylic. What I...

I've had very little to do with acrylic. What I do know is that it's hard, brittle and has a (relatively) low melting point. Perhaps not the best characteristics for cutting with a rotary tool. I...
Forum: Fabrication 07-20-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 502
Posted By LKeithR
Yup, Gerry has difficulties with...

Yup, Gerry has difficulties with that...:devil::D:D
Forum: Machining 07-16-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 577
Posted By LKeithR
I can't remember the last time I actually broke...

I can't remember the last time I actually broke an endmill. I've buggered some up because I tried to run them too hard in tough material but breakage just isn't an issue.



Machine rigidity is...
Forum: Machining 07-14-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 577
Posted By LKeithR
Yeah, cutting the slot will be the "defining"...

Yeah, cutting the slot will be the "defining" operation of the project. Gonna be tough to cut a 1/8" slot that deep with an end mill--a slitting saw would definitely be the way to go.

Personally...
Forum: Fabrication 07-10-2019, 10:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 362
Posted By LKeithR
Classic Canadian comedy. Red Green is a Canadian...

Classic Canadian comedy. Red Green is a Canadian icon--someone we Canadians can really be proud of...:D
Forum: Machining 07-08-2019, 10:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,015
Posted By LKeithR
Personally I'd just go buy a drag link tool but...

Personally I'd just go buy a drag link tool but if you feel compelled to take the time to make one you could just take a piece of hex stock a couple inches long, stand it on end in your mill vise and...
Forum: Welding 07-07-2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 459
Posted By LKeithR
Yeah, I assumed they were European. Apparently...

Yeah, I assumed they were European. Apparently not a brand that was imported to North America; at least not in great numbers. Had never seen or heard of them till now...
Forum: Welding 07-07-2019, 01:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 459
Posted By LKeithR
A Different Welder

Something different. Advertised on the local Craigslist but I've never heard of of this brand before. Just posted this as a matter of interest...
Forum: Machining 07-07-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,015
Posted By LKeithR
I momentarily thought that but any of the axle...

I momentarily thought that but any of the axle sockets I've seen are a lot larger than 1" or 1-1/4". I have made sockets in the 3" to 4" range using a piece of pipe or tube but for something as...
Forum: Machining 07-07-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,015
Posted By LKeithR
What exactly are you trying to make? A spanner...

What exactly are you trying to make? A spanner and a socket are two entirely different things so I'm confused. If what you need to make is a standard size I'm bettin' that the easiest way to do it...
Forum: Machining 07-04-2019, 10:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 392
Posted By LKeithR
Brand wise there's nothing better than Yuasa...

Brand wise there's nothing better than Yuasa products. The thing about those vises, however, is that all axes are adjustable. This is a real advantage if you're making a compound angle cut but they...
Forum: Welding 07-04-2019, 11:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,605
Posted By LKeithR
Norm, you and the GNAP seem to have a...

Norm, you and the GNAP seem to have a wonderful--if not colourful--relationship but I do think it would be fun to be a fly on the wall sometimes when you two are "consorting". There are probably...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 06-26-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,053
Posted By LKeithR
But...but...Yak fat isn't American made...:eek:

But...but...Yak fat isn't American made...:eek:
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 06-25-2019, 10:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 505
Posted By LKeithR
And share he does!! :devil:

And share he does!! :devil:
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 06-25-2019, 10:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 505
Posted By LKeithR
Having an "oil" engineer on a forum where so many...

Having an "oil" engineer on a forum where so many people are running machines and dealing with lubrication issues is pretty handy ain't it? :D
Forum: Machining 06-25-2019, 01:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 459
Posted By LKeithR
Are you referring to all the crazing on the...

Are you referring to all the crazing on the surface of the casting or the single horizontal line which runs across the casting about mid-frame in the first two pictures?

The horizontal line could...
Forum: Fabrication 06-21-2019, 01:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,851
Posted By LKeithR
As I've gotten older that's become my favourite...

As I've gotten older that's become my favourite way of doing things...:D
Forum: Shop & Safety 06-18-2019, 09:36 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 11,559
Posted By LKeithR
Normally the shop vac just pulls in a string--you...

Normally the shop vac just pulls in a string--you use that to pull in a heavier cord for pulling in the actual cable...
Forum: Machining 06-16-2019, 03:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 796
Posted By LKeithR
Yeah, a Dutch Key will only work on the end of a...

Yeah, a Dutch Key will only work on the end of a shaft...
Forum: Machining 06-15-2019, 10:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 796
Posted By LKeithR
A Dutch Key has nothing to do with an existing...

A Dutch Key has nothing to do with an existing set screw. You drill and tap the hole on the separation line of the parts and parallel to the centre line of the shaft. I made up a quick drawing to...
Forum: Machining 06-14-2019, 09:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 796
Posted By LKeithR
If you've got the tools that's definitely the way...

If you've got the tools that's definitely the way to go but if you don't use a "Dutch Key". Drill a hole anywhere on the line where a shaft and hub meet and thread it for a setscrew. Makes a pretty...
Forum: Welding 06-09-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 652
Posted By LKeithR
Really depends what you're going to use it for. ...

Really depends what you're going to use it for. At 145 amps (max) and 30 per cent duty cycle you're not going to be doing much serious welding...
Forum: Shop & Safety 06-06-2019, 09:55 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 11,559
Posted By LKeithR
Must be doin' better......he wasn't complaining...

Must be doin' better......he wasn't complaining about them...:devil:
Forum: Machining 06-05-2019, 11:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 820
Posted By LKeithR
Expanding arbors are made of soft, machinable...

Expanding arbors are made of soft, machinable steel and are meant to be turned to a precise diameter for use. Tighten them securely in your chuck, apply a little tension with the adjusting screw,...
Forum: Shop & Safety 06-04-2019, 09:49 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 11,559
Posted By LKeithR
Wait till you get a new washing machine--every...

Wait till you get a new washing machine--every time we buy a new one they're more complicated...
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