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Forum: Machining 02-23-2021, 02:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 289
Posted By LKeithR
In my first post I wasn't clear on what you were...

In my first post I wasn't clear on what you were doing--thought you were talking about modifying the splines. Now that I realize you're just talking about the pilot end of the shaft it all makes...
Forum: Machining 02-20-2021, 02:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 289
Posted By LKeithR
I'm not clear on what you're trying to...

I'm not clear on what you're trying to accomplish. Is the shaft going back in the tractor? Or are you going to use it to drive something else? If you're thinking about turning the splines off you...
Forum: Fabrication 02-19-2021, 11:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 499
Posted By LKeithR
Yeah, doesn't make sense to me to have an...

Yeah, doesn't make sense to me to have an expensive--and possibly hard to replace--shaft engineered to fail when a simple shear bolt will accomplish the same thing.

I've seen a lot of sheared,...
Forum: Fabrication 02-19-2021, 03:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 288
Posted By LKeithR
From an engineering perspective when you're...

From an engineering perspective when you're talking about weight to strength ratio round tubing will be stronger. This is especially true when light weight is one of the objectives--there's a reason...
Forum: Welding 02-17-2021, 02:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 370
Posted By LKeithR
We have a Wirematic 255 which we bought in '98. ...

We have a Wirematic 255 which we bought in '98. Still a solid little welder...



The Lincoln spoolgun that came with the WM255 absolutely sucked--never worked worth a shit. We later bought a...
Forum: Machining 02-05-2021, 09:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 381
Posted By LKeithR
The basic idea in that video is sound but the...

The basic idea in that video is sound but the execution is really poor. As others have said, a better fit on the pin and something to keep the blank from flopping around would have produced a much...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 02-03-2021, 11:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,505
Posted By LKeithR
Hell, you could go ahead and buy it with a clear...

Hell, you could go ahead and buy it with a clear conscience--it won't be yellow, just a sort of (rusty) red...:D
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 02-03-2021, 11:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,505
Posted By LKeithR
My father-in-law had one of those years ago and...

My father-in-law had one of those years ago and had the shuttle stick in reverse. I can't remember what he had to do to fix it but I know it wasn't a major project...
Forum: Machining 02-02-2021, 09:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,003
Posted By LKeithR
Are you talking "Poly V" belts, Gerry? Browning...

Are you talking "Poly V" belts, Gerry? Browning was the originator of the design but I'm sure there are other manufacturers out there now. I have a Browning catalogue but it's at the shop. I can...
Forum: Machining 01-31-2021, 11:50 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,608
Posted By LKeithR
It's been so long since I tried I honestly don't...

It's been so long since I tried I honestly don't know if I could cut a thread using the dial. My current (Chinese) lathe came with a pretty good looking thread dial but it still had a lot of slop in...
Forum: Shop & Safety 01-31-2021, 11:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 628
Posted By LKeithR
Yup, I've got lots of crops of various sizes...

Yup, I've got lots of crops of various sizes sitting in the shop at this moment. We're cleaning the shop up to make room for a friend who is going to share the space (and the rent..:D) so a lot of...
Forum: Machining 01-31-2021, 06:40 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,608
Posted By LKeithR
Exactly, whether your leadscrew is metric or inch...

Exactly, whether your leadscrew is metric or inch has nothing to do the inconsistency of your thread starts.



I'm not sure if I would characterize it as the "usual" way. I know lots of...
Forum: Machining 01-31-2021, 04:02 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,608
Posted By LKeithR
Leadscrew pitches are generally coarse enough...

Leadscrew pitches are generally coarse enough that even if you don't have an acme pitch guage an ordinary 60 degree guage should enable you to figure out what your pitch is...
Forum: Machining 01-31-2021, 03:37 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,608
Posted By LKeithR
I have cut threads on many different lathes over...

I have cut threads on many different lathes over the years and, for whatever reason, I've never trusted
the thread dials--my current lathe doesn't even have one. I always thread by selecting the...
Forum: Shop & Safety 01-31-2021, 03:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 628
Posted By LKeithR
If you're looking for "expanded metal" then these...

If you're looking for "expanded metal" then these guys can help...

https://www.onlinemetals.com/en/buy/hot-roll-steel-expanded
Forum: Welding 01-24-2021, 02:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 387
Posted By LKeithR
Isn't the Miget just a re-branded Profax gun? ...

Isn't the Miget just a re-branded Profax gun? Should be lots of info and parts out there...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-18-2021, 10:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 752
Posted By LKeithR
Checked the TRW catalogue today and,...

Checked the TRW catalogue today and, surprisingly, nothing at all in that diameter. There is one smaller at .709" and a few from .734" to .800". The vast majority of all the kingpins listed are...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-18-2021, 03:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 752
Posted By LKeithR
Another thought. What about an off the shelf...

Another thought. What about an off the shelf kingpin. I have an old TRW catalogue that lists all the components used in front suspensions and steering assemblies: Tie rod ends, ball joints and...
Forum: Welding 01-15-2021, 02:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,037
Posted By LKeithR
For 99 per cent of what the "average" weldor does...

For 99 per cent of what the "average" weldor does a 75/25 mix will work just fine. There are numerous other mixes; 80/20, 90/10 and even 98/2 that are available but for general welding I think...
Forum: Shop & Safety 01-10-2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,861
Posted By LKeithR
Now that you've got that figured out make those...

Now that you've got that figured out make those corner joints in a dovetail...:devil:
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-09-2021, 09:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,533
Posted By LKeithR
I just love to sit back and watch you two...

I just love to sit back and watch you two interact...:devil::D
Forum: Welding 01-08-2021, 04:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,049
Posted By LKeithR
I agree, especially with larger holes in tougher...

I agree, especially with larger holes in tougher materials like SS or 4140, I'll open the hole up a bit to make it easier to run the tap in. You have to be a little more precise if you're talking...
Forum: Welding 01-08-2021, 03:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,049
Posted By LKeithR
I have a pretty good collection of both Prentiss...

I have a pretty good collection of both Prentiss and Morse taper drills but I've never worried
about having all the sizes. Once you get over 1" or so you're usually just using the drill
as a...
Forum: Machining 01-04-2021, 09:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,215
Posted By LKeithR
A good bi-metal holesaw is all you need,...

A good bi-metal holesaw is all you need, especially in aluminum. As far as I'm concerned the carbide tipped ones are a waste of money. Get a good saw, a good arbour and some WD40 for lube and...
Forum: Machining 01-04-2021, 03:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,215
Posted By LKeithR
First off, if you're just putting amphenol...

First off, if you're just putting amphenol connectors in the holes a 1-1/6" hole saw should work fine. If you did a little looking you might even find a 1-1/32" hole saw which would be even closer...
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