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Forum: Welding 01-15-2022, 02:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 303
Posted By LKeithR
Yup, it's easier to grind out a cold weld and...

Yup, it's easier to grind out a cold weld and redo it than to try and fill a gaping hole.

What material are you using? I still don't understand why it's that difficult to get more to practice on....
Forum: Welding 01-14-2022, 02:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 303
Posted By LKeithR
Stainless actually welds pretty nice but it needs...

Stainless actually welds pretty nice but it needs to be set up just right. If you're doing butt welds without a back purge or some kind of backup the back side of your weld can get pretty ugly.
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Forum: Machining 01-10-2022, 02:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 432
Posted By LKeithR
I wonder why it's made that way. Unless the...

I wonder why it's made that way. Unless the balls can move more than it appears the load from each side is carried by the brass centre ring rather than being passed directly to the opposite hardened...
Forum: Machining 01-04-2022, 11:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,996
Posted By LKeithR
Micarta is actually a brand name owned by...

Micarta is actually a brand name owned by Westinghouse, the originator of this composite type of material using layers of fibreglas, paper, linen or other materials encased in various resins. It's...
Forum: Machining 01-03-2022, 03:32 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,996
Posted By LKeithR
That sucks! Nothin' worse than a broken...

That sucks! Nothin' worse than a broken tap--they can be a REAL pain!

Sounds like you've either got some really tough material or a lower quality tap. I learned a long time ago that buying cheap...
Forum: Machining 01-03-2022, 03:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,996
Posted By LKeithR
Careful what you wish for...:devil:

Careful what you wish for...:devil:
Forum: Welding 12-29-2021, 10:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 721
Posted By LKeithR
You are not alone...:D

You are not alone...:D
Forum: Machining 12-29-2021, 03:13 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,996
Posted By LKeithR
I have no doubt about that...:devil: ...

I have no doubt about that...:devil:



Small holes can be a pain. I've got a good set of telescoping gauges but it's always hard to get an exact measurement with them--you've got to have a...
Forum: Welding 12-29-2021, 02:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 721
Posted By LKeithR
Now how about that for the right info at the...

Now how about that for the right info at the right time...
Forum: Welding 12-29-2021, 03:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 721
Posted By LKeithR
Never worked with gold in our shop but we have...

Never worked with gold in our shop but we have played around with some metals other than steel and aluminum. Small pieces can be tricky to tig weld.

Pure gold melts at a relatively high...
Forum: Machining 12-29-2021, 02:47 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,996
Posted By LKeithR
In the past I have rough cut parts in the lathe...

In the past I have rough cut parts in the lathe and then finished with a boring head but generally I find it easier to start and finish with the same tool; lathe or mill, that is. The vast majority...
Forum: Fabrication 12-28-2021, 01:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 417
Posted By LKeithR
Having a lathe puts you way out in front. I...

Having a lathe puts you way out in front. I often wonder why some guys even bother to post stuff like that--I already know how not to do things.

Gotta agree about the farm stores, though. Every...
Forum: Fabrication 12-23-2021, 11:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,571
Posted By LKeithR
Who the fuck is this guy? Two posts and he...

Who the fuck is this guy? Two posts and he already knows more than everybody else. Believe me when I say that there aren't many guys hangin' around here who rely heavily on charts and books. Yes...
Forum: Machining 12-18-2021, 09:15 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,432
Posted By LKeithR
Geez....haven't you got that thing done yet? ...

Geez....haven't you got that thing done yet? :devil::D
Forum: Fabrication 12-18-2021, 09:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,571
Posted By LKeithR
Drill Doctors suck......at least compared to real...

Drill Doctors suck......at least compared to real sharpening machines. We've had a couple and I was never happy with either. Not solid enough to provide consistent results...
Forum: Machining 12-15-2021, 03:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,197
Posted By LKeithR
Amen to that. We bought ours in '85 or '86 and...

Amen to that. We bought ours in '85 or '86 and it's still going strong. Ours came with a 1/2 HP 115V motor. We ran it like that for about a year and then switched to a 3/4 HP 208V motor--made...
Forum: Machining 12-15-2021, 03:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,197
Posted By LKeithR
Yup, following Gerry's rules will get you the...

Yup, following Gerry's rules will get you the best life possible out of one of those blades. They sure as hell don't take kindly to any kind of abuse. We always used our drycutter more for aluminum...
Forum: Machining 12-14-2021, 09:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,197
Posted By LKeithR
Yup, chop saw = abrasive blade Drycutter =...

Yup, chop saw = abrasive blade
Drycutter = carbide tipped blade turning at a lower rpm



Yup again



Like a nice Ellis...:D
Forum: Welding 12-14-2021, 02:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 626
Posted By LKeithR
I don't know anything about any of the "no-name"...

I don't know anything about any of the "no-name" welders--except for one Esab 350 amp tig welder we've never had anything in our shop but Lincoln or Miller. What I can tell you is that if you're tig...
Forum: Machining 11-30-2021, 12:51 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,432
Posted By LKeithR
Well, I hadn't planned on climbing down the...

Well, I hadn't planned on climbing down the rabbit hole quite this far...but I did. I went back into Machinery's Handbook and did a little more reading. OK, actually a lot more reading, but I now...
Forum: Machining 11-27-2021, 05:34 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,432
Posted By LKeithR
The way you described this really jogged my...

The way you described this really jogged my memory--that is simple indexing and it is (as much as I can remember) the process I used when I was using a dividing head years ago.

What I'm not clear...
Forum: Machining 11-27-2021, 02:31 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,525
Posted By LKeithR
Sharpening tools is one thing, making your own is...

Sharpening tools is one thing, making your own is another thing entirely. This is 2021 and HSS is pretty much obsolete except when it comes to endmills. And believe me, the metallurgy that goes...
Forum: Machining 11-26-2021, 02:05 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,432
Posted By LKeithR
I never used differential indexing so I really...

I never used differential indexing so I really don't understand it--I barely understood simple indexing and that was a long time ago.

According to Machinery's Handbook: "...change gears are used...
Forum: Machining 11-26-2021, 01:44 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,432
Posted By LKeithR
It's been years since I played with a dividing...

It's been years since I played with a dividing head so my memory of how one works is a little dim. Never owned one myself but a good friend did and several times back in the 80s when I needed to...
Forum: Machining 11-24-2021, 03:10 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,432
Posted By LKeithR
That was my thought too. Since a dividing head...

That was my thought too. Since a dividing head functions on the basis of "divisions" instead of degrees you can step off the exact number of teeth with no errors. My experience with rotary tables...
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