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Forum: Welding 12-02-2019, 09:46 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By LKeithR
Poof! :devil:

Poof! :devil:
Forum: Machining 12-02-2019, 01:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,109
Posted By LKeithR
Bungy cords wrapped around something hollow--like...

Bungy cords wrapped around something hollow--like a piece of pipe--will often be all you need to dampen out vibrations. I don't see how you could get one to stay put on the OD of a thin disc like...
Forum: Fabrication 12-02-2019, 01:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 531
Posted By LKeithR
Haven't played with a Hossfeld bender for years...

Haven't played with a Hossfeld bender for years but I've gotta say I've never been impressed by them. To my mind they're more of a blacksmiths thing than a precision tool. For single bends around...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-27-2019, 03:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 339
Posted By LKeithR
Dang, if I was closer I'd be interested in that...

Dang, if I was closer I'd be interested in that thing. I think a guy might be able to re-purpose it for setting cutter depth on portable boring bars (the ones used for line-boring heavy equipment...
Forum: Machining 11-26-2019, 11:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,109
Posted By LKeithR
The trouble with both of these ideas is that they...

The trouble with both of these ideas is that they don't necessarily align the face of the disc perpendicular to the centreline of the machine spindle. The disc can be flat but still not square to...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-24-2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 802
Posted By LKeithR
There's the rub with chains--you can't predict...

There's the rub with chains--you can't predict when or if you'll really need them but if you do need them you really need them.

I've slung many chains over the years. Back when I was much younger...
Forum: Welding 11-19-2019, 03:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 426
Posted By LKeithR
Yeah, just drill a couple of holes, weld some...

Yeah, just drill a couple of holes, weld some "heavy" nuts in place and you're good to go. That way the hitch bracket can't move around at all--makes it much nicer when you're pushing on a heavy...
Forum: Welding 11-19-2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 426
Posted By LKeithR
Holes in forklift forks are taboo here too. We...

Holes in forklift forks are taboo here too. We solved the problem by making a bracket similar to that and using two big 1" bolts to clamp it to the forks. It has worked fine like that for years...
Forum: Machining 11-17-2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 658
Posted By LKeithR
Rotary broaches can be had for making holes of...

Rotary broaches can be had for making holes of many shapes--hex, square, serrated, for example--but they're not cheap. If you've got a bunch of holes to do they could be your best bet, for onesy,...
Forum: Welding 11-16-2019, 10:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 384
Posted By LKeithR
What a dumbf*ck idea...

What a dumbf*ck idea...
Forum: Machining 11-07-2019, 03:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 651
Posted By LKeithR
Every lathe has a large morse taper in the...

Every lathe has a large morse taper in the spindle. You can't see it but there's a morse taper dead centre buried in behind the chuck. In the good ol' days it ws very common to turn parts between...
Forum: Machining 11-01-2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,501
Posted By LKeithR
Reading this thread made me remember that I've...

Reading this thread made me remember that I've got a box of 30-40 old seal and bearing catalogues from back in the 70s and 80s. Just for kicks I'm going to look for these numbers and see if I can...
Forum: Fabrication 11-01-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,186
Posted By LKeithR
True that. A top mounted pickup in a gravity...

True that. A top mounted pickup in a gravity feed application won't work too well. We haven't built a gravity feed tank for a long time so I never thought of that angle...



Probably want to...
Forum: Fabrication 10-31-2019, 08:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,186
Posted By LKeithR
Nicely done. That's a creative way of making a...

Nicely done. That's a creative way of making a cap. :D Most of the tanks we build now--automotive and marine--have the pickups mounted on the top of the tank with a tube that goes down to within...
Forum: Fabrication 10-29-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,737
Posted By LKeithR
Yeah, nice to see you pop up again. Now that the...

Yeah, nice to see you pop up again. Now that the welding sleigh is mobile what are you gonna do with it? I'm sure you're not just draggin' it around for show...:D
Forum: Machining 10-26-2019, 03:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,098
Posted By LKeithR
https://bulletin.accurateshooter.com/2019/10/massi...

https://bulletin.accurateshooter.com/2019/10/massive-fire-destroys-pac-nor-barreling-plant-in-oregon/
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 10-25-2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,148
Posted By LKeithR
Just for shits and giggles I called our local...

Just for shits and giggles I called our local scrapyard to see what they were paying. They say about $.25/lb. If I had over 250 lbs. or so they'd go to $.28/lb. Pretty cheap, especially since this...
Forum: Fabrication 10-24-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,946
Posted By LKeithR
Yeah, need more of them, though...:D Gerry,...

Yeah, need more of them, though...:D

Gerry, if you're stuck for hoses and fittings these guys have a pretty good selection at reasonable prices. I would think, though, that you shouldn't have a...
Forum: Fabrication 10-23-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,946
Posted By LKeithR
Yeah, some of the Japanese hydraulic fittings can...

Yeah, some of the Japanese hydraulic fittings can be a bit weird. Back in the 80s, when the Japanese machines started to hit North America, they became popular pretty quick but after a while, when...
Forum: Fabrication 10-23-2019, 02:41 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,946
Posted By LKeithR
At one point drilling pins to provide for...

At one point drilling pins to provide for greasing was pretty much a standard thing but in the last few years everyone seems to have gotten away from it. Seems they finally figured out that drilled...
Forum: Machining 10-21-2019, 02:59 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,501
Posted By LKeithR
My thoughts as well.. Tapered roller bearings...

My thoughts as well.. Tapered roller bearings are actually designed to take quite a bit of preload and I have generally found over the years that precision machine tools like lathes and mills tend...
Forum: Fabrication 10-20-2019, 01:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,662
Posted By LKeithR
This might help you lay out the gear... ...

This might help you lay out the gear...

https://geargenerator.com
Forum: Fabrication 10-19-2019, 02:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,662
Posted By LKeithR
There are many different types of weld nuts...

There are many different types of weld nuts available. When I need a welded nut I usually just use a heavy nut of the appropriate size. There's enough "extra" meat that even something as small as a...
Forum: Welding 10-14-2019, 01:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,411
Posted By LKeithR
If you do that you open up the gap between the...

If you do that you open up the gap between the two pieces, leaving yourself with more space to fill. Also, when you're finished welding and you try to push the material down flat there's a good...
Forum: Machining 10-12-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 871
Posted By LKeithR
On a piece of that diameter on a manual lathe you...

On a piece of that diameter on a manual lathe you really can't go too fast--2000-2500 rpm is nothing compared to the 8000-10000 rpm you can achieve with a CNC machine. DOC and feed per revolution...
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