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Forum: Welding 01-12-2022, 04:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,709
Posted By Ironman
I have a Lincoln 180 and I have airmailed it 18...

I have a Lincoln 180 and I have airmailed it 18 ft off the top of a combine and bent in back into shape and glued the plastic, and used the heck out of it, and I have never had if shut down from a...
Forum: Welding 01-12-2022, 12:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,709
Posted By Ironman
I have a Chink multi-process for the Tig, 200...

I have a Chink multi-process for the Tig, 200 amp. I think they only do one thing well, in this case Tig. As to their DC stick, it blows dead goats.
I also have a high end multi-process Thermal...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-11-2022, 11:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 548
Posted By Ironman
But you are right. The "pump controller box"...

But you are right.
The "pump controller box" shifts it to 3 phase for some of the higher power submersibles.
Forum: Shop & Safety 01-10-2022, 11:44 AM
Replies: 1,575
Views: 181,294
Posted By Ironman
A cocaine habit would cost less and be less work....

A cocaine habit would cost less and be less work.
I have been there, done that, and would not do it again. You never realize what a bargain a 2x4 is(even at today's price) until you saw your own.
...
Forum: Machining 01-10-2022, 08:45 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,997
Posted By Ironman
Yes we have had a foot added since I plowed the...

Yes we have had a foot added since I plowed the driveway on Dec 22. Now I'll plow today and with the warmer weather the snow will start to compact more.

In theory, it should be noisier with the...
Forum: Machining 01-09-2022, 05:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,997
Posted By Ironman
Thanks for all the help from everyone. I...

Thanks for all the help from everyone.
I completed the gear today and fitted it into the box, with the new sealed bearings. As this machine has not been made past 1980, and had been in a machine...
Forum: Fabrication 01-09-2022, 05:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 383
Posted By Ironman
That is a beautiful piece of work, fit for any...

That is a beautiful piece of work, fit for any ones living room.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-08-2022, 09:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 449
Posted By Ironman
That is a automatic resetting breaker. If you...

That is a automatic resetting breaker. If you trace the wires one terminal of the breaker will go to the output lead.
Forum: Machining 01-07-2022, 11:06 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,997
Posted By Ironman
My drill is branded Nider model 64, but also sold...

My drill is branded Nider model 64, but also sold as Arboga, and now I find Boise-Crane and lastly Wilton Strand also.
No untypical for industrial equipment.
And yes, throughout all this, the...
Forum: Machining 01-07-2022, 09:47 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,997
Posted By Ironman
I just stumbled on some info on my DP. It was...

I just stumbled on some info on my DP. It was called a Boice-Crane (Strands) (http://vintagemachinery.org/pubs/detail.aspx?id=23024)geared-head drill press, and ended up in the hands of Wilton when...
Forum: Welding 01-07-2022, 09:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,025
Posted By Ironman
Here is what I use to fishmouth...

Here is what I use to fishmouth (https://metalgeek.com/static/cope.pcgi) Plug in your numbers and hit print. You have a wrap around template. Hit download as pdf and you can view and save the pattern
Forum: Machining 01-07-2022, 12:42 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,997
Posted By Ironman
When I started, I had miscounted the holes so...

When I started, I had miscounted the holes so that tooth was butchered. As the idea is to come around and your finish cut should pass through air the 51st time, I just kept on for 5 more teeth and...
Forum: Machining 01-06-2022, 07:57 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,997
Posted By Ironman
As was pointed out in a post on PM a few years...

As was pointed out in a post on PM a few years back, there has to be a fail point. In a car it is the clutch and the U joint, otherwise it would be the transmission or the diff. So I got to thinking...
Forum: Machining 01-04-2022, 08:24 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,997
Posted By Ironman
The hole in the middle kills the idea of using...

The hole in the middle kills the idea of using it, too big. The thickness of the gear is .79
or 20mm
I think I would like to go a bit better than micarta for strength but not too much
Forum: Machining 01-04-2022, 06:49 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,997
Posted By Ironman
So, wondering about aluminum, bronze and cost... ...

So, wondering about aluminum, bronze and cost...

I called Johnson Plastics to find out phenolic strength
so I ended up with this list:

Nylon 8.5 ksi (ksi=thousands...
Forum: Machining 01-04-2022, 04:30 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,997
Posted By Ironman
A number set would be good to get. So I...

A number set would be good to get.

So I completed the practice gear, and as I buggered the second cut til I got the hole count right, I just continued for another 5 teeth after the51st, and the...
Forum: Machining 01-03-2022, 08:29 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,997
Posted By Ironman
First, it is a 10/32 tap and my extractor is too...

First, it is a 10/32 tap and my extractor is too big.


Yep I wish you were closer, I think HR would be fine.
These are good Japanese taps. I have a pile of yankee taps but none small enough. I...
Forum: Machining 01-03-2022, 11:00 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,997
Posted By Ironman
Well it looks like a trip to town is coming my...

Well it looks like a trip to town is coming my way.
Yesterday I got to work and was threading the center steel to attach the drive plate.
You can see where this is going. Broken off tap in the...
Forum: Fabrication 12-30-2021, 10:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 954
Posted By Ironman
I would use pins from a truck hitch as Shade...

I would use pins from a truck hitch as Shade suggested. For upright posts I would use Superstrut, Home Depot or an electrical supplier will sell you them. Got all the holes and ways to fasten a lot...
Forum: Machining 12-30-2021, 12:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,997
Posted By Ironman
I went out and looked at the box. There are at...

I went out and looked at the box. There are at least 6 of these bearings, all unsealed, some have grease and some seem dry. And most of them are captive by the riveted drive plates.
To replace any...
Forum: Machining 12-30-2021, 09:05 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,997
Posted By Ironman
It may, but I'm sure the bearing has some wear,...

It may, but I'm sure the bearing has some wear, and they are cheap, probably 10 bucks so I might as well replace it. Getting it apart to access that bearing was a bitch before and it hasn't got...
Forum: Machining 12-29-2021, 08:10 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,997
Posted By Ironman
Here are the pictures from today. Here is my...

Here are the pictures from today.
Here is my duplicate of the center of the fiber gear.
After final cleanup of the bore,with bearing and drive plate in place
Third one is after shrinking the ring...
Forum: Machining 12-29-2021, 04:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,997
Posted By Ironman
It's done. Bronze ring is shrunk on and cooling...

It's done. Bronze ring is shrunk on and cooling at the moment. I had a very easy time centering the work with the coaxial indicator and then brought the tool to the edge, and turned the spindle by...
Forum: Shop & Safety 12-29-2021, 12:45 PM
Replies: 1,575
Views: 181,294
Posted By Ironman
I'm not a fan of regulators but yes, the Homers...

I'm not a fan of regulators but yes, the Homers are the reason for the permits.
A few years back, we had a major dump of snow, and then rain. A whole bunch of pole barns and machine shops...
Forum: Machining 12-29-2021, 09:17 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,997
Posted By Ironman
Can't argue with that, but I still have a few...

Can't argue with that, but I still have a few tricks in the bag.
It's hard to check and test fit a press bore in the lathe. Too small for the inside mike. Getting the bearing out is a struggle when...
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