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Forum: Shop & Safety 11-25-2017, 12:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,842
Posted By rock6.3
The fiberglass push rods are pretty handy. But...

The fiberglass push rods are pretty handy.
But nothing beats a line thrower.

I've used a crossbow, a recurve bow, a golf ball with a hole drilled in it (any of these and dacron braided fishing...
Forum: Machining 06-04-2017, 12:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,254
Posted By rock6.3
I like the creative re-use of old light fixtures....

I like the creative re-use of old light fixtures.
New LED machine light prices are outrageous!

What LED bulbs did you use?
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 04-23-2017, 04:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,892
Posted By rock6.3
Damn, I just got it put back together again! ...

Damn, I just got it put back together again!

It dried one week dissembled but it was not hot here, nor was the humidity low. I guess another disassemble won't hurt it nor me :(

I did pick up...
Forum: Machining 04-22-2017, 02:35 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,055
Posted By rock6.3
Great idea !

Great idea !
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 04-21-2017, 09:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,892
Posted By rock6.3
Q: I have lost track of the leads of a nine lead...

Q: I have lost track of the leads of a nine lead three phase motor. How can I re-identify these leads?
A:

For the purpose of this test, a lantern battery of six or nine volts works best. Use a...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 04-21-2017, 10:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,892
Posted By rock6.3
Things I know about this motor: U.S....

Things I know about this motor:

U.S. Electric Motors, a Division of Emerson Electric Mulford Con
5HP 3PH 60HZ Ins Class B
Type L
Design B Code J SF 1.0
Frame 184T
Lower or Shaft End Brg...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 04-21-2017, 10:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,892
Posted By rock6.3
Negative on the P1 P2 wire tags. The only wires...

Negative on the P1 P2 wire tags.
The only wires with readable tags are numerals (incomplete set) and one with markings that I cant figure out, see image attached:
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 04-20-2017, 10:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,892
Posted By rock6.3
Question 3 phase motor, wires not all marked, 11 leads??????

Picked up a 5hp 3ph motor for my planned phase converter build.

Nice looking unit, sealed, explosion proof.

Looking at the leads, they are not all marked, it seems that the markings have worn...
Forum: Fabrication 03-31-2017, 12:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,654
Posted By rock6.3
Spouses working together to hook up a trailer is...

Spouses working together to hook up a trailer is the leading cause of divorce in retirees!
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 03-17-2017, 12:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,260
Posted By rock6.3
Caused by?

Caused by?
Forum: Machining 03-14-2017, 08:30 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,334
Posted By rock6.3
Absolutely yes! So big that the operator...

Absolutely yes!

So big that the operator rides on the apron.

Think of the size lathe that is required to turn a propeller shaft for a cargo container ship.


Now go search youtube for some...
Forum: Machining 03-13-2017, 10:05 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,334
Posted By rock6.3
https://engineerharry.wordpress.com/2012/04/21/par...

https://engineerharry.wordpress.com/2012/04/21/parts-of-the-lathe/
Forum: Machining 03-13-2017, 09:57 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,334
Posted By rock6.3
And my 12" metal cutting lathe would never be...

And my 12" metal cutting lathe would never be able to handle a 12" piece of solid stock, thus listed capacity is not necessarily tied to actual useful capacity.

I think bigger is better, and...
Forum: Machining 03-13-2017, 09:45 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,334
Posted By rock6.3
As I understand it, this is Depending on the...

As I understand it, this is Depending on the vintage and country of origin:

Lathes are measured by swing and bed length.

Or swing and useable bed length (tailstock takes up room that is...
Forum: Fabrication 03-10-2017, 03:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,206
Posted By rock6.3
The material you chose for this project would not...

The material you chose for this project would not appear to require the technique that you are demonstrating, as it is thin enough to just bend with a vise and a pair of pins.

Or am I missing...
Forum: Shop & Safety 02-27-2017, 08:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 11,069
Posted By rock6.3
Like you, I was put on this earth to accomplish a...

Like you, I was put on this earth to accomplish a specific list of things.

Like you, I'm so far behind that I can never die.

:D
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 02-22-2017, 09:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,017
Posted By rock6.3
Wow, looks like enough stuff to set up a dozen or...

Wow, looks like enough stuff to set up a dozen or more blacksmiths!

I've never seen palletized anvils before :eek:
Forum: Machining 01-30-2017, 10:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,670
Posted By rock6.3
It is pretty cool. But you have to be a...

It is pretty cool.

But you have to be a perfectionist.

And the guy who teaches the class won't post his pricing online.
Forum: Fabrication 01-27-2017, 10:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,735
Posted By rock6.3
Very elegant! How did you form the round...

Very elegant!


How did you form the round that goes on the drill press vertical pole?
Forum: Machining 01-13-2017, 10:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,044
Posted By rock6.3
This looks like a nice upgrade to the 'grind a...

This looks like a nice upgrade to the 'grind a flat on a ball bearing' method.
Forum: Fabrication 01-06-2017, 02:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,568
Posted By rock6.3
Actual useable round stock at a scrap yard? ...

Actual useable round stock at a scrap yard?

Wow, nothing like that around here, ours is beat to hell, bent into noodles, has crap welded all over it, or the pieces are too short to be of value.
Forum: Fabrication 12-28-2016, 11:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,936
Posted By rock6.3
https://www.google.com/#q=grader+cutting+edges+for...

https://www.google.com/#q=grader+cutting+edges+for+sale&tbm=shop
Forum: Shop & Safety 12-09-2016, 11:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,893
Posted By rock6.3
No, but there is some that is chew resistant...

No, but there is some that is chew resistant :devil:

http://www.bernardiparts.com/Honda-TAPE-RODENT-19MM-20M__4019-2317.aspx
Forum: Machining 12-04-2016, 02:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,160
Posted By rock6.3
You should consider letting someone else store...

You should consider letting someone else store for you, thus you get more room in your shop. I'm up for adoption and willing to call you 'Dad'. :devil:
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 12-02-2016, 04:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,489
Posted By rock6.3
I used mine for 3 years before changing it. It...

I used mine for 3 years before changing it. It still works great with orange water.

All I did was scrape the scum off the top before each use.

I use a 50 gallon plastic barrel with a lid that...
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