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Forum: Welding 04-11-2021, 07:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,051
Posted By Gadgeteer
Someone tossed this little mig machine away in...

Someone tossed this little mig machine away in the metal pile at our landfill a few years ago. I used it once a few years ago, while fabricating doors for my son's stove. I love that welder.
Forum: Welding 04-06-2021, 08:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 847
Posted By Gadgeteer
Good to learn the problem has been solved. Now,...

Good to learn the problem has been solved. Now, that you have the perfect opportunity to compare pure tungsten with lanthanated, how about you switch back to the lanthanated to compare results?
Forum: Fabrication 04-01-2021, 05:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 411
Posted By Gadgeteer
I just pulled the cylinder, and discovered that...

I just pulled the cylinder, and discovered that the 2" O-ring that seals the high pressure end of the cylinder to the end cap that supplies pressure shows a small area of distortion. That explains...
Forum: Fabrication 04-01-2021, 03:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 411
Posted By Gadgeteer
Wood splitter mod

I picked this splitter out of the metal pile a few weeks ago. It was, obviously, tossed, due to not having enough power to split dry pine. Opened it up, and found O-ring on end of the cylinder...
Forum: Welding 03-31-2021, 12:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 847
Posted By Gadgeteer
Wow! I've never gone over 15 cfh for coverage,...

Wow! I've never gone over 15 cfh for coverage, and I've had good luck using 1/16, 2% lanthanated for small, tender jobs. I, really, like to use a gas lens for all of my projects. Are you sure the...
Forum: Fabrication 03-26-2021, 04:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,019
Posted By Gadgeteer
Wow! What an awesome project! Are you a...

Wow! What an awesome project! Are you a professional engineer by schooling, or self-taught?
Forum: Machining 03-22-2021, 01:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 633
Posted By Gadgeteer
Also, I've followed the advice to set the table...

Also, I've followed the advice to set the table saw blade as high as possible to take advantage of a more downward bite of the teeth against the aluminum.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 03-17-2021, 04:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 905
Posted By Gadgeteer
Dang! Now I'm going to be forced to use my table...

Dang! Now I'm going to be forced to use my table saw, as a saw, instead of as a storage shelf. Thanks for the link, Chris.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 03-05-2021, 03:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 894
Posted By Gadgeteer
Yes, the lever releases a half nut that engages...

Yes, the lever releases a half nut that engages the slider to the screw.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 03-05-2021, 01:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 894
Posted By Gadgeteer
Another what is it?

I just discovered this item in a box in one of my garages, but don't remember seeing it before. I may have picked it from a metal pile without knowing what it is. It looks like it will be real...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 02-05-2021, 05:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,030
Posted By Gadgeteer
Finally, got the rewired lathe motor tested,...

Finally, got the rewired lathe motor tested, tonight. I discovered and repaired a missing wire on the centrifugal switch. I verified that B to C was the start coil by attaching a 12 VDC battery to...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 02-01-2021, 09:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,212
Posted By Gadgeteer
Consider using a handful of these, already made...

Consider using a handful of these, already made with 3 AAA batteries inside, available cheap at HF. I use these all the time, and have not needed to replace any batteries, yet.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 02-01-2021, 05:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,212
Posted By Gadgeteer
How about using small pieces of metal or mirrors,...

How about using small pieces of metal or mirrors, situated to reflect light from leds in front and/or below? Shoot for the reflected light, which would "extinguish" when hit, but leds are saved for...
Forum: Shop & Safety 01-30-2021, 07:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,340
Posted By Gadgeteer
That's really cool! And, with those corner...

That's really cool! And, with those corner joints it'll last forever.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-29-2021, 09:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,030
Posted By Gadgeteer
I've got a brand new motor, but where's the fun...

I've got a brand new motor, but where's the fun in using that? And, I'm saving it just in case the furnace motor goes to sleep.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-28-2021, 03:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,030
Posted By Gadgeteer
Thanks for responding, GWIZ. I double checked...

Thanks for responding, GWIZ. I double checked all the resistances, and found them to be true. Son explained a method, using a compass to determine position of coils, so that's next. Have to...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-27-2021, 08:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,030
Posted By Gadgeteer
Here's the picture... and, yes, "0" is no...

Here's the picture... and, yes, "0" is no reading.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-27-2021, 05:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,030
Posted By Gadgeteer
Washing machine motor to lathe

I can't remember how I acquired this motor, but I'm getting weary of having to reach over my little lathe to spin the pulley in order to get the motor to spin. After opening the case I discovered...
Forum: Welding 01-25-2021, 07:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 717
Posted By Gadgeteer
What is the function of the button?

What is the function of the button?
Forum: Welding 01-18-2021, 04:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,790
Posted By Gadgeteer
Be sure to wear the appropriate respirator when...

Be sure to wear the appropriate respirator when working with mold steel. I've heard it's hazardous to breathe, same as producing dangerous fumes when welding galvanized metal.

Sorry... I just...
Forum: Machining 12-09-2020, 04:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,928
Posted By Gadgeteer
Hey, Threepiece, I appreciate your methodology in...

Hey, Threepiece, I appreciate your methodology in attempting the job.

Curious, as to how you grounded the shaft in order to weld. Did you ground through the shaft extension, or through the motor...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 12-01-2020, 12:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,082
Posted By Gadgeteer
I've posted before that I fixed my microwave oven...

I've posted before that I fixed my microwave oven by tightening the spade connectors, and by re-crimping the spades to the wires. This procedure has kept the oven working trouble-free for many...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-30-2020, 01:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,082
Posted By Gadgeteer
After I sent the photo of the temperature limit...

After I sent the photo of the temperature limit switch to my engineer son he was more concerned with the lack of identification of which unit of temperature was denoted on the switch face. Was it...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-23-2020, 03:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,082
Posted By Gadgeteer
Photo to accompany previous post.:o

Photo to accompany previous post.:o
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-23-2020, 02:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,082
Posted By Gadgeteer
Those dang spades

SWMBO came to the kitchen, complaining that her bedroom was 69º, although the thermostat was calling for 72º. I checked the thermostat, and sure enough, it said hall was 70º.

Since spade...
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