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Forum: Machining 09-25-2020, 10:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 834
Posted By greywynd
The cast plate is definitely some form of lapping...

The cast plate is definitely some form of lapping plate. it is likely charged with either a lapping paste or diamond compound.

Run a hardened piece of steel (HSS toolbit for example) over it and...
Forum: Machining 09-06-2020, 01:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 916
Posted By greywynd
Some molding and tooling applications use deep...

Some molding and tooling applications use deep hole stuff for cooling passages. That would be a larger diameter, but about the length involved on some of the plastics stuff I used to work on. Even...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-03-2020, 07:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,399
Posted By greywynd
There’s lots of reasons why backhoes are...

There’s lots of reasons why backhoes are disappearing from jobsites. They are a ‘swiss army knife’, trying to be good at many things, but no fucking good at anything at the end of the day.

I’ve...
Forum: Machining 09-01-2020, 11:14 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,219
Posted By greywynd
Sometimes a bit of dirt or a chip in the insert...

Sometimes a bit of dirt or a chip in the insert pocket can mess things up too.

Looks good though, nice work!


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Forum: Fabrication 08-31-2020, 01:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,475
Posted By greywynd
We use 5 gallon pails of Copper Kote at the shop,...

We use 5 gallon pails of Copper Kote at the shop, we have rails that we use to ‘jack and slide’ the big dipper buckets with. The rails get coated with it so the sliding plates move freely (well, free...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 08-28-2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 364
Posted By greywynd
I’d be apt to say if we are on the right track,...

I’d be apt to say if we are on the right track, it would be more to secure something like a suitcase, trunk space was a premium in some of those cars. More so if it had an occupied rumble seat.

...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 08-27-2020, 11:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 364
Posted By greywynd
Looks like a strap to hold stuff on a running...

Looks like a strap to hold stuff on a running board.

Clamp onto the bottom of the board, then the strap goes around the item to hold it.


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Forum: Machining 08-24-2020, 08:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,621
Posted By greywynd
That’s actually the ram. The turret moves a...

That’s actually the ram. The turret moves a little lower where the ram and head all swivel.

Don’t know with your Gorton, but on a lot of mills, the bolts that lock the turret go into a piece...
Forum: Machining 08-18-2020, 02:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 650
Posted By greywynd
Hmmm. In no particular order, but for...

Hmmm.

In no particular order, but for NC/CNC there’s been Leadwell mills and lathes, Mazak lathes, Brown and Sharpe CNC/screw machine, Monarch mill, Matsuura mills, and Sodick and Sony edm...
Forum: Shop & Safety 08-18-2020, 02:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 898
Posted By greywynd
It’s usually used on interlocking brick, apply...

It’s usually used on interlocking brick, apply dry, spread it around with a broom, and then run over it with a vibrating plate packer. As it works it’s way into the joints sweep more around til the...
Forum: Machining 08-16-2020, 11:18 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,526
Posted By greywynd
Just wanted to make sure that anyone reading the...

Just wanted to make sure that anyone reading the thread about measuring angles using pins knew that tapers can toss a screw into the works.

I’d also consider fixing the existing gib, at least as...
Forum: Machining 08-15-2020, 08:17 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,526
Posted By greywynd
One of the dovetails, on either the knee, or the...

One of the dovetails, on either the knee, or the table, will be tapered to match the gib.

The calculations that are being done are assuming the dovetails are parallel. If they aren’t, the...
Forum: Machining 08-15-2020, 05:09 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,526
Posted By greywynd
I just realized, the pin method will only work if...

I just realized, the pin method will only work if you measure them at exactly the same place along the length of the table....since I’ve just realized that your gib will be tapered, not straight...
Forum: Machining 08-14-2020, 05:10 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,526
Posted By greywynd
When I was building tooling at the diecasting...

When I was building tooling at the diecasting company, I was doing so many strange angle stuff like this, I could trig it manually faster than the cad folks could draw it.

Now, I’d have to take a...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 08-14-2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 323
Posted By greywynd
They use rubber impellors like that in the water...

They use rubber impellors like that in the water pumps on outboard boat engines too.


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Forum: Machining 08-13-2020, 09:55 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,526
Posted By greywynd
Nope. Just need pins of known diameters,...

Nope.

Just need pins of known diameters, and measure od to od. Then some trig and the angle can be figured.


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Forum: Machining 08-12-2020, 02:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,301
Posted By greywynd
It doesn’t do well. In a pinch though, sometimes...

It doesn’t do well. In a pinch though, sometimes one just has to make do.


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Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 08-11-2020, 06:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,316
Posted By greywynd
For what I see, I’d say stay single phase and run...

For what I see, I’d say stay single phase and run a phase converter and vfd’s.

15 and 20 hp piston compressors are huge as piston units go, and compared to some of the new small rotary...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 08-11-2020, 11:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,316
Posted By greywynd
What’s the biggest loads you plan to be able to...

What’s the biggest loads you plan to be able to handle? Welders? Machines?

What’s the cost of 3ph service versus single where you are? Both to run the service and on a monthly basis.

Some...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 08-11-2020, 11:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,100
Posted By greywynd
I agree that the beam will be strong enough....

I agree that the beam will be strong enough. However as you get closer to one side, the load on the joint from the side to the top beam increases.

I would take a look at comparable presses with...
Forum: Machining 08-10-2020, 11:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,301
Posted By greywynd
I’ve seen a lathe with a second three jaw chuck...

I’ve seen a lathe with a second three jaw chuck clamped in the first for midsize work, then an even smaller three jaw in the second one to do small work. It’s a PITA to do 1/2” diameter stuff on a...
Forum: Machining 08-06-2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,526
Posted By greywynd
For a single use, a single flute cutter would be...

For a single use, a single flute cutter would be easy to make.

Sketch up a profile and I can walk you through it.

I made a custom countersink kust a while ago and posted a thread here on it,...
Forum: Machining 08-06-2020, 02:40 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,526
Posted By greywynd
Make one. Sent from my iPhone using...

Make one.


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Forum: Welding 08-02-2020, 11:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,203
Posted By greywynd
Nothing wrong with being paid to build your...

Nothing wrong with being paid to build your inventory!!


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Forum: Machining 08-02-2020, 11:09 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,526
Posted By greywynd
Unless I’m missing something, isn’t that surface...

Unless I’m missing something, isn’t that surface clearance? As in, it doesn’t really touch or form a wear surface anyway?


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