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Forum: Machining 11-18-2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,196
Posted By greywynd
CNC can be used for one off’s too, it just has to...

CNC can be used for one off’s too, it just has to be the right sort of stuff to be an advantage. Contoured parts, parts with repeated features, that sort of stuff works very well.

We have one guy...
Forum: Machining 11-18-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,196
Posted By greywynd
Depends on the shop Norm. I would say the job I’m...

Depends on the shop Norm. I would say the job I’m at now, 75% of the work is still done on conventional machines. Horizontal boring mills, conventional mill and lathes are the bulk of it. There’s one...
Forum: Machining 11-18-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 265
Posted By greywynd
I may look at building a rotary broach, my other...

I may look at building a rotary broach, my other option for ‘low cost’ options is my little shaper.


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Forum: Machining 11-17-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 265
Posted By greywynd
Square holes

I’ve been doing some research, reading and such on ways to make square holes in steel...without using edm (or filing them either!)

I’m thinking I can do it with the shaper, so have mostly been...
Forum: Fabrication 11-12-2019, 09:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,272
Posted By greywynd
Bet that will streamline things for you! ...

Bet that will streamline things for you!


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Forum: Machining 11-12-2019, 09:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,196
Posted By greywynd
I ran a couple round column mills in high...

I ran a couple round column mills in high school....can’t recall the make though for sure.

Part of the reason that the drives were done that way was to synchronize them for certain operations....
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-12-2019, 09:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 391
Posted By greywynd
Funny part is that is an actual komatsu excavator...

Funny part is that is an actual komatsu excavator in the pic. Weighs like 900 pounds, and has a small breaker built into the stick. Drop the bucket, put a chisel in and start hammering concrete.

...
Forum: Welding 11-10-2019, 03:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 813
Posted By greywynd
Not sure where you’re located, best option is to...

Not sure where you’re located, best option is to pay a little more up front and make it right from the beginning. Used portable welders can be found sometimes pretty reasonable, even cheaper if they...
Forum: Fabrication 11-07-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 824
Posted By greywynd
I had an outboard tank setup similarly for...

I had an outboard tank setup similarly for diesels, used it as a clean source of fuel on older vehicles. They work well for different fuel uses.


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Forum: Machining 11-07-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 469
Posted By greywynd
Got home yesterday actually, been busy ever...

Got home yesterday actually, been busy ever since. Fixed a leaking shower tap, a loose door handle, shut off a pilot light on a fireplace that apparently isn’t going to be used this winter, and went...
Forum: Machining 11-07-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 469
Posted By greywynd
Another option is to chuck a hunk of steel and...

Another option is to chuck a hunk of steel and turn a 60 degree point on it, then use that as the headstock centre. A bent leg dog will usually hit on a jaw of the chuck.

Gerry if you need more...
Forum: Shop & Safety 11-06-2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 16,904
Posted By greywynd
Don’t forget it also depends on the flow of water...

Don’t forget it also depends on the flow of water coming through the lines. I was good at the farm for years til I was only there part time....same temps, but things started freezing as there was...
Forum: Machining 11-06-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By greywynd
Something seems strange though. Most machines are...

Something seems strange though. Most machines are setup these days that if something fails or happens, they go to zero state or shut down, not runaway.

I can see how a piece the size of that...
Forum: Welding 11-06-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 813
Posted By greywynd
Seems like the OP is just looking for answers,...

Seems like the OP is just looking for answers, and is waiting to pick the one that he likes. May mean some major disappointment when it doesn’t work worth a damn, or at all, after he spends the...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-02-2019, 09:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,119
Posted By greywynd
A 10mm socket turned down in a lathe will also...

A 10mm socket turned down in a lathe will also work.....I may even have it somewhere still, will have to look thru the tools I got from dad, he kept it after we modified it.

I don’t recall if we...
Forum: Welding 10-28-2019, 02:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 621
Posted By greywynd
What size of generator do you have to run it...

What size of generator do you have to run it with?


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Forum: Fabrication 10-27-2019, 12:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 516
Posted By greywynd
Nice build Matt, and congrats!! When I was...

Nice build Matt, and congrats!! When I was involved in horses, I knew a few people in Onterrible that did the quarter horse circuit. One of them won the big horse trailer with living quarters etc, I...
Forum: Shop & Safety 10-27-2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 390
Posted By greywynd
We had a power outage here the other night for...

We had a power outage here the other night for about an hour during a windstorm. When it came back on, we were short one bathroom light, and one bedroom light. The GFI outlet in the OTHER bathroom...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 10-27-2019, 12:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 903
Posted By greywynd
Not even that old, and should be a honda for an...

Not even that old, and should be a honda for an engine....yea, that’s a you suck!!


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Forum: Shop & Safety 10-24-2019, 08:48 PM
Replies: 820
Views: 27,967
Posted By greywynd
Depends on the sealer. Some are meant to be used...

Depends on the sealer. Some are meant to be used within a few days, others are often to be applied after a waiting period. (Often 30 days minimum.)

Best people to ask is the guys that did the...
Forum: Shop & Safety 10-24-2019, 06:39 PM
Replies: 820
Views: 27,967
Posted By greywynd
Congrats Tim, that’s a big step. If it sits for a...

Congrats Tim, that’s a big step. If it sits for a bit before you start building/using it, it’ll give it more time to harden.


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Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 10-22-2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,119
Posted By greywynd
I had an 01 gasser, keep an eye on the rear disc...

I had an 01 gasser, keep an eye on the rear disc brakes. If they wear enough on the inside, (doesn’t have to be metal on metal, just low pad material), they would sometimes pop out of the bracket,...
Forum: Machining 10-21-2019, 11:13 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,301
Posted By greywynd
I had good luck several years ago with a place in...

I had good luck several years ago with a place in the states called Seals Unlimited, very knowledgeable, good pricing and shipping.


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Forum: Shop & Safety 10-21-2019, 11:08 PM
Replies: 820
Views: 27,967
Posted By greywynd
Go 2” instead of 1.5” for your sub, way easier to...

Go 2” instead of 1.5” for your sub, way easier to pull wire through.


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Forum: Fabrication 10-11-2019, 09:56 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,222
Posted By greywynd
Where does the grease enter into the existing...

Where does the grease enter into the existing setup? Guessing it goes thru the pin and exits centre of both bushings?


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