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Forum: Welding 05-22-2020, 05:35 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,161
Posted By Gadgeteer
I hope a pedal comes with your new welder. The...

I hope a pedal comes with your new welder. The magic that happens at the end of a tig torch starts under your foot. It's all about controlling that puddle. You're going to have a lot of fun.
Forum: Welding 05-19-2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 299
Posted By Gadgeteer
Good point... I'm not much of a grinder, anyway....

Good point... I'm not much of a grinder, anyway. :)
Forum: Welding 05-19-2020, 05:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 299
Posted By Gadgeteer
Since it's just a small area that needs...

Since it's just a small area that needs repair/buildup, and because I like to tig, I considered using 308, because it flows out nicely.
Forum: Welding 05-19-2020, 02:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 299
Posted By Gadgeteer
Repair a cast steel wheel

Friend has asked me to add enough weld to a broken area on a cast steel wheel, so it can be balanced. Since the area just functions to hold a cap over the hub, I'm wondering what filler might be...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 05-05-2020, 10:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 405
Posted By Gadgeteer
Yup, Briggs. Tester registered only 30 psi when...

Yup, Briggs. Tester registered only 30 psi when I pulled the rope a few times. So, I thought that was low, due to the easy-start feature that keeps an exhaust valve open a bit, until it gets to...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 05-05-2020, 04:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 405
Posted By Gadgeteer
Testing compression

So... what is the procedure to test compression on a small engine that has a compression relief system for easy-pull starting? As I see it, one must be really fast to start the engine... then,...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 05-04-2020, 01:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 701
Posted By Gadgeteer
I was hoping to T in a pressure gauge, but the...

I was hoping to T in a pressure gauge, but the friend got inpatient, and took the splitter to a shop for repair. It'll cost him a lot more than I would have charged for the fix.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 04-28-2020, 03:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 701
Posted By Gadgeteer
New filter made no difference in poor performance.

New filter made no difference in poor performance.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 04-28-2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 701
Posted By Gadgeteer
No to both... oil looks good.

No to both... oil looks good.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 04-27-2020, 09:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 701
Posted By Gadgeteer
Wood splitter problem

Friend's Huskee 22 ton splitter quit splitting hard wood, but will go through soft stuff, like pine. Engine seems to run just fine, but when ram meets a 12' chunk of maple it balks. It appears that...
Forum: Fabrication 04-26-2020, 02:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 757
Posted By Gadgeteer
Plunge cuts with a chainsaw?

Plunge cuts with a chainsaw?
Forum: Machining 03-23-2020, 05:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 563
Posted By Gadgeteer
I considered drilling shallow holes in the shafts...

I considered drilling shallow holes in the shafts for the set screws to engage in order to lock the hubs to the shafts. But, now, I'm thinking it would be difficult to align the holes with the...
Forum: Machining 03-21-2020, 05:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 563
Posted By Gadgeteer
Getting shafted

I have a small project that requires attaching a 6" OD bicycle sprocket to a 1/2" shaft. I have considered using a Woodruff key to lock the shaft to the hub, but don't have a method to make a keyway...
Forum: Welding 03-16-2020, 04:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,121
Posted By Gadgeteer
Judging from the burn spots on his hat, it...

Judging from the burn spots on his hat, it appears he's been doing some overhead work, too.
Forum: Fabrication 03-16-2020, 04:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,160
Posted By Gadgeteer
Well, that sure appears to be plenty sturdy......

Well, that sure appears to be plenty sturdy... nicely done! Does the neighbor plan to carry hay on top of the canopy, too? :)
Forum: Fabrication 03-08-2020, 12:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,739
Posted By Gadgeteer
Yup. Like I always say... where there's a...

Yup. Like I always say... where there's a will... there are relatives.
Forum: Fabrication 02-27-2020, 05:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,053
Posted By Gadgeteer
JWS "Make a sling from ratchet strap or tow...

JWS
"Make a sling from ratchet strap or tow strap. Loops and placement. Don't weld on it please."

Get a heavy duty tow strap at HF, and make a dedicated lifting harness around the tank.

I...
Forum: Welding 02-25-2020, 01:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,018
Posted By Gadgeteer
Could never get one of those half disk sanders to...

Could never get one of those half disk sanders to work for me.
Forum: Welding 02-24-2020, 09:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 680
Posted By Gadgeteer
Best way to learn, and improve tig is by making...

Best way to learn, and improve tig is by making projects that force one to use processes, specific to the task. :)
Forum: Welding 02-24-2020, 06:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 680
Posted By Gadgeteer
Ever consider making stuff out of wood?:devil: ...

Ever consider making stuff out of wood?:devil:

Great solution for clamping angle cuts on the bandsaw. I'm on my way to the hardware store for parts.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 02-22-2020, 07:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 839
Posted By Gadgeteer
Easy... Nope.

Easy... Nope.
Forum: Fabrication 02-20-2020, 03:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,934
Posted By Gadgeteer
Since this thread is showing some life, again... ...

Since this thread is showing some life, again...

I've been wanting to make a video of the water bath plasma follower I came up with a couple years ago. I made a follower that attaches to a...
Forum: Fabrication 02-15-2020, 06:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,739
Posted By Gadgeteer
Hey, digr, I'm not familiar with Smartdraw. Is...

Hey, digr, I'm not familiar with Smartdraw. Is it a free download, or pay-to-use?

Which specific program did you use for the drawing?
Thanks!
Forum: Fabrication 02-15-2020, 03:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,739
Posted By Gadgeteer
Well, dang, no wonder... that table looks pretty...

Well, dang, no wonder... that table looks pretty beefy.

Love those actuators. I'm adding a small one of my own design and fab to set the torch distance for my plasma pantograph .
Forum: Fabrication 01-21-2020, 11:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,869
Posted By Gadgeteer
Does the pot output a smooth change in resistance...

Does the pot output a smooth change in resistance from end to end when run through its full range of motion with meter probes in the connector?
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