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Forum: Fabrication 11-21-2022, 10:13 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 25,474
Posted By LKeithR
I never worry about marking the size--15 seconds...

I never worry about marking the size--15 seconds with a pair of calipers and you know what you've got. But if you don't mark the alloy you're potentially wasting material. If you have a piece of...
Forum: Fabrication 11-21-2022, 10:06 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 25,474
Posted By LKeithR
From what I have been able to figure out Silver &...

From what I have been able to figure out Silver & Deming was the first American manufacturer to produce the reduced shank drills. Prentiss was the name of a company in Britain that made the same...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-20-2022, 02:49 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,782
Posted By LKeithR
Still seems to be some confusion about the...

Still seems to be some confusion about the bearings Tim is dealing with. What he has is two ordinary tapered roller bearing assemblies--one cone (or inner race) and one cup (or outer race) per...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-18-2022, 08:37 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,782
Posted By LKeithR
Yeah, I never looked at the video, just the...

Yeah, I never looked at the video, just the picture. The video shows that there are two complete assemblies (cup and cone) required to mount the hub. The picture just shows the inner part of one...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-18-2022, 02:01 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,782
Posted By LKeithR
I'm not sure what Ron is referring to here. The...

I'm not sure what Ron is referring to here. The picture that was posted shows a single race (or cup) and a single bearing (or cone). Unlike ball bearings or roller bearings which are generally sold...
Forum: Machining 11-15-2022, 02:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 502
Posted By LKeithR
I've never had them on any lathe of my own but...

I've never had them on any lathe of my own but I've been in shops that did and watched them working. I can't see any reason not to use them--worst case scenario you rip them off if they cause...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-04-2022, 08:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 428
Posted By LKeithR
Like Gerry says a visual inspection is the first...

Like Gerry says a visual inspection is the first step. Both the bore and the shaft should be smooth and free of any burrs. You can also get some machinists blue and check the fit of the pieces with...
Forum: Fabrication 11-04-2022, 08:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,905
Posted By LKeithR
I'm in Surrey too (at least my shop is) and I've...

I'm in Surrey too (at least my shop is) and I've built lots of trailers using tubing. Cap the ends and keep it well painted and it will last a long time--it's not hard to build a trailer without any...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 10-13-2022, 12:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,136
Posted By LKeithR
I've got an older model of the same drill. It's...

I've got an older model of the same drill. It's really no sweat to use. Get yourself a 4 foot length of 3/4" pipe to screw into the socket on the side opposite the handle. Brace it up against...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 10-12-2022, 05:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,041
Posted By LKeithR
Look at it this way--it's bigger than anything...

Look at it this way--it's bigger than anything else you own so you're not going to get hurt if you run into something...:devil:
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 10-12-2022, 12:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,041
Posted By LKeithR
That was my thought too. On the other hand,...

That was my thought too. On the other hand, Gerry is a pretty smart cookie and I'm sure he's already puzzled this through. There must be some reason why he needs to buy a new part or have it...
Forum: Machining 10-11-2022, 01:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 508
Posted By LKeithR
Yup, all the rotary table I've seen have a morse...

Yup, all the rotary table I've seen have a morse taper hole in the centre. As to brand--I'd guess European made. That pattern of slots is common on European tables. I'd check out Troyke, Arboga or...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-19-2022, 09:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,612
Posted By LKeithR
What, not up for a challenge today? Having...

What, not up for a challenge today?

Having run some fairly high-performance engines I'm always a little bit surprised (or, perhaps, impressed) by how well they do hold together. It's hard to...
Forum: Shop & Safety 09-19-2022, 05:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 967
Posted By LKeithR
Yeah, I agree. I'm a big fan of doing things to...

Yeah, I agree. I'm a big fan of doing things to protect and improve the environment but my experience with low flush toilets has not been good. I know that--like most of you, I imagine--I don't...
Forum: Shop & Safety 09-16-2022, 04:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,287
Posted By LKeithR
Like it or not Facebook and a website will do you...

Like it or not Facebook and a website will do you more good than just about any other form of advertising these days. Face to face works good too but as you've pointed out it may not be practical as...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-15-2022, 11:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,011
Posted By LKeithR
If you're anal so am I. I've written dates on...

If you're anal so am I. I've written dates on bulbs for years...
Forum: Machining 09-14-2022, 08:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,019
Posted By LKeithR
It depends somewhat on what kind of work you're...

It depends somewhat on what kind of work you're doing. I run both keyed and keyless chucks on my lathe and mill. I've got some good, name brand keyless chucks (Albrecht, for example) and after a...
Forum: Shop & Safety 09-02-2022, 01:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,076
Posted By LKeithR
Yeah, it doesn't matter how good your process is;...

Yeah, it doesn't matter how good your process is; if the guy(s) performing the work doesn't care about the outcome you can still have issues. A guy who cares and puts real effort into a project can...
Forum: Shop & Safety 09-01-2022, 12:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,076
Posted By LKeithR
Back in the day we used to build a lot of steel...

Back in the day we used to build a lot of steel columns for commercial buildings. Usually 6 x 6 or 8 x 8 HSS with 1-1/4" or 1-1/2" square plates on the bottom. Anchors for the plates would be...
Forum: Shop & Safety 08-31-2022, 08:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,076
Posted By LKeithR
Pretty much exactly how I would do it--I've put...

Pretty much exactly how I would do it--I've put in quite a few columns that way. Make your post and plate short enough that you can have a nut above and below the plate; that way you can jack it...
Forum: Fabrication 08-12-2022, 01:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,588
Posted By LKeithR
Around here it's been years since any of the...

Around here it's been years since any of the scrap yards would allow people to pick through their stuff--just too many problems for them.

I think that most of us, if we had a project to do, would...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 08-11-2022, 02:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 924
Posted By LKeithR
Dirt Cheap Racing

Just goes to show that you don't need a high-power, high-dollar car to get out and have some fun and put on a good show...

Racing in Finland...
Forum: Fabrication 08-02-2022, 03:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,358
Posted By LKeithR
If you are only going to have one driven wheel...

If you are only going to have one driven wheel per axle then your basic arrangement sounds OK. If you want two driven wheels you're better off to mount them solidly to the axle and have the axle...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 07-26-2022, 09:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,741
Posted By LKeithR
He probably has insurance but that video is gonna...

He probably has insurance but that video is gonna go a long way toward helping the insurance company prove that he was grossly negligent. If they don't deny the claim outright they'll certainly...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 07-26-2022, 01:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,741
Posted By LKeithR
A couple of commentators... ...

A couple of commentators...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SgdkyLCF38A

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWC_KmeOH_o
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