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Forum: Machining 11-07-2019, 03:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 408
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: 74
Views: 2,957
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: 708
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: 708
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: 40
Views: 1,928
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: 709
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: 7
Views: 608
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: 3,939
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: 3,939
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: 3,939
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: 74
Views: 2,957
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: 1,124
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: 1,124
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: 2,020
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: 673
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...
Forum: Fabrication 10-08-2019, 07:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,939
Posted By LKeithR
I'd like to see some pictures of that!..:eek:

I'd like to see some pictures of that!..:eek:
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-29-2019, 01:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 545
Posted By LKeithR
I don't know much about automatics either but I...

I don't know much about automatics either but I remember back 15-20 years when the diesel trucks--especially the Dodges--were becoming very popular as "toys" a lot guys had issues with them. We knew...
Forum: Shop & Safety 09-25-2019, 10:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,311
Posted By LKeithR
At least not that you can remember...:eek::D

At least not that you can remember...:eek::D
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-22-2019, 03:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 687
Posted By LKeithR
That's a beast all right....heck of a deal for...

That's a beast all right....heck of a deal for sure. And I even made it right with the world--too hard on my neck the way it was...:eek:
Forum: Shop & Safety 09-20-2019, 01:12 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 16,677
Posted By LKeithR
If you're lucky...:eek::D

If you're lucky...:eek::D
Forum: Shop & Safety 09-18-2019, 09:35 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 16,677
Posted By LKeithR
About freakin' time...:D:D

About freakin' time...:D:D
Forum: Fabrication 09-15-2019, 06:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,606
Posted By LKeithR
We have fixed lots of worn lines like that--my...

We have fixed lots of worn lines like that--my brother usually uses everdur rod with the tig torch. I actually think he's found something that he likes even better--don't know what it is since tig...
Forum: Welding 09-15-2019, 03:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,625
Posted By LKeithR
Naa....Doug's just an elitist...:D:D ...

Naa....Doug's just an elitist...:D:D



Told ya...:eek:
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-15-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 359
Posted By LKeithR
I guess the question to ask then is: "How was...

I guess the question to ask then is: "How was the original cable routed and tied down?" If you're duplicating the original installation then you should be OK. I don't like the idea of not having...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-15-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 359
Posted By LKeithR
Since the wire rope is not moving at the point...

Since the wire rope is not moving at the point where it bends it should be fine. I would, however, highly recommend that you get a couple cable clamps and tie the short end of the rope to the...
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