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Forum: Machining Yesterday, 10:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 229
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: 9
Views: 229
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: 326
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: 190
Views: 8,209
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: 575
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: 190
Views: 8,209
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...
Forum: Fabrication 06-02-2019, 08:33 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,891
Posted By LKeithR
You know you could fake it and actually have some...

You know you could fake it and actually have some new stuff...:D

Good to see you back, Joey...
Forum: Shop & Safety 06-02-2019, 02:31 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 8,209
Posted By LKeithR
There's only two kinds of ground in...

There's only two kinds of ground in Alberta.....boot suckin' mud......or flour dry powder...:eek:



Nice try Chris. Do you really think it's gonna happen? You and I both know Gerry too...
Forum: Machining 06-02-2019, 02:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 575
Posted By LKeithR
Your computer has a stutter...

Your computer has a stutter...
Forum: Machining 06-02-2019, 02:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 208
Posted By LKeithR
I assume you mean that when you rotate the part...

I assume you mean that when you rotate the part back to the centre point your part will be free. If you rotate the part past the centre in the opposite direction it will lock up that way too.

I...
Forum: Fabrication 05-29-2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 690
Posted By LKeithR
I smell spam...

I smell spam...
Forum: Shop & Safety 05-27-2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 8,209
Posted By LKeithR
You are so predictable my friend...:D

You are so predictable my friend...:D
Forum: Fabrication 05-25-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 792
Posted By LKeithR
Having a clean, properly sized tip makes a huge...

Having a clean, properly sized tip makes a huge difference in how well an O/A torch works. Back in '69 when I first started hackin' and tackin' metal most small shops didn't have the options for...
Forum: Welding 05-25-2019, 01:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,262
Posted By LKeithR
Yeah, and you don't need any more handicaps now...

Yeah, and you don't need any more handicaps now do you? :D



Sadly, that's been the case for many of the repairs we've encountered...



Yup, I've removed more than one broken bolt/stud...
Forum: Fabrication 05-24-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 801
Posted By LKeithR
Yeah, but gettin' rid of the b*stard would be a...

Yeah, but gettin' rid of the b*stard would be a very moving experience...:devil:
Forum: Fabrication 05-23-2019, 06:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 792
Posted By LKeithR
Absolutely. We don't use our O/A torches nearly...

Absolutely. We don't use our O/A torches nearly as much as we used to but there's no way we could run the shop without it...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 05-20-2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 939
Posted By LKeithR
Amen to that. Cheap wire, cheap lights and cheap...

Amen to that. Cheap wire, cheap lights and cheap connectors are a recipe for trouble down the road, especially if you're in an area that uses lots of salt on the roads. I've wired many a trailer in...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 05-18-2019, 01:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 939
Posted By LKeithR
Can't say I've ever seen a kit for wiring a...

Can't say I've ever seen a kit for wiring a trailer--doesn't mean they're not out there. Basic wiring for a trailer is pretty simple; only 4 wires required.

1) Ground
2) Tail and markers
3) ...
Forum: Welding 05-17-2019, 12:10 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 935
Posted By LKeithR
If the customer had the time and was willing to...

If the customer had the time and was willing to pay for it I'd replace the bottom with a heavier piece but it all depends on the customer. Some don't want to be without the bucket and some don't...
Forum: Shop & Safety 05-17-2019, 12:00 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 8,209
Posted By LKeithR
Exactly. That's how most of the lock blocks are...

Exactly. That's how most of the lock blocks are made. They're poured with all the leftovers that the redi-mix place would otherwise have to pay to get rid of...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 05-15-2019, 09:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 939
Posted By LKeithR
Apparently never...:eek::D

Apparently never...:eek::D
Forum: Fabrication 05-14-2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 912
Posted By LKeithR
Here's the calculator that I use all the...

Here's the calculator that I use all the time--very handy. Accurpress is only a few miles down the road from our shop and their die shop usually has a good selection of "shorts" available. We've...
Forum: Fabrication 05-14-2019, 02:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 664
Posted By LKeithR
Now that is cute...:D

Now that is cute...:D
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 05-11-2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 636
Posted By LKeithR
Yeah, the relay is rated for 9 KW but only when...

Yeah, the relay is rated for 9 KW but only when running 3-phase--single phase at 240V is max of 5 HP. Your best bet is likely to replace the motor with a 3HP single phase unit then everything will...
Forum: Fabrication 05-11-2019, 11:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,167
Posted By LKeithR
How else are you going to hold a sanding disc? ...

How else are you going to hold a sanding disc?



Yup, we've used up lots of discs where only the outer 3/4" or so was worn out--just depends on how you're using them. On wide flat surfaces like...
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