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Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 12-02-2021, 11:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 326
Posted By greywynd
Instead of breakers, add a 30A plug. Unplug from...

Instead of breakers, add a 30A plug. Unplug from main when running generator, and plug back in when power is restored. Zero chance of backfeeding, and reasonably simple.

And you have to plug your...
Forum: Machining 12-02-2021, 08:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 490
Posted By greywynd
At the end of the day, do you want to make chips...

At the end of the day, do you want to make chips right away, or do you want a ‘restoration’ project?

A steady rest isn’t a make or break in itself for me, I used one a month or so ago, and that...
Forum: Machining 11-28-2021, 03:36 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,926
Posted By greywynd
If a machinist is ‘field machining’ with limited...

If a machinist is ‘field machining’ with limited resources, they better know how to sharpen HSS and carbide with a bench grinder, because that is often all that there is.

When you’re working on a...
Forum: Machining 11-26-2021, 08:33 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,011
Posted By greywynd
It also depends on the ratio of the rotary...

It also depends on the ratio of the rotary table/dividing head. I’ll see if I can figure out what I have this weekend. I don’t have a dividing head, may be able to borrow one. I do have a rotary...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-21-2021, 09:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,010
Posted By greywynd
Practice and patience, young grasshopper....

Practice and patience, young grasshopper. [emoji4]

May not win an award for pretty, but it functions and does the job. It may be a good idea for the ironworker owner to buy a tap in time to have...
Forum: Welding 11-15-2021, 02:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 560
Posted By greywynd
Why did I suspect it was your video? ...

Why did I suspect it was your video?


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Forum: Machining 11-14-2021, 11:39 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,011
Posted By greywynd
Gerry came over for a visit today, and went home...

Gerry came over for a visit today, and went home with a piece of bronze for his gear project.

Was good chatting with you both!


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Forum: Welding 11-14-2021, 12:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 890
Posted By greywynd
You’re radiant heat off the pipe will take a...

You’re radiant heat off the pipe will take a little longer as it has more mass to warm first, once it’s warmed up should be similar. It will also take a little longer to cool off when you’re done.
...
Forum: Fabrication 11-13-2021, 07:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 486
Posted By greywynd
Or maybe a radial arm drill for the bigger holes...

Or maybe a radial arm drill for the bigger holes on thick stuff? Though for what you’re doing mag drills and annular cutters will likely suffice.

What machine(s) will expand your available...
Forum: Machining 11-09-2021, 08:57 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,926
Posted By greywynd
As memtioned, it’s a tool and cutter grinder....

As memtioned, it’s a tool and cutter grinder. Making a cutter from scratch on one is doable, but a lengthy process, there are specialty machines out there for that.

Resharpening is where they...
Forum: Machining 11-06-2021, 02:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,926
Posted By greywynd
That’ll be a heavy one… Sent from my...

That’ll be a heavy one…


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Forum: Shop & Safety 11-05-2021, 02:03 PM
Replies: 2,918
Views: 794,853
Posted By greywynd
Maybe time for some general update of pictures! ...

Maybe time for some general update of pictures!

I always enjoyed following along on your thread. So now that it’s 10 years later, any thing that you feel was a roaring success, or are there...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 10-31-2021, 02:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 419
Posted By greywynd
Similar to a grain wagon that I helped my...

Similar to a grain wagon that I helped my grandfather rebuild. He’d found a complete wagon though, so we mostly replaced wood on the box itself. It was auctioned off in one of the estate sales a few...
Forum: Welding 10-31-2021, 02:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 517
Posted By greywynd
I know with the injection molds I worked on, I...

I know with the injection molds I worked on, I welded a lot of ‘MoldMAX’, which are Beryllium Copper alloys.

I may be able to grab a scrap piece of aluminum bronze at the shop to try about...
Forum: Machining 10-31-2021, 05:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,302
Posted By greywynd
Personally I hate ‘copying’ parts. Is a diameter...

Personally I hate ‘copying’ parts. Is a diameter fussy due to a bearing fit, or is it wide open tolerances. Does the finish need to be good, or is it something that is going to be painted. A lot of...
Forum: Welding 10-31-2021, 05:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 512
Posted By greywynd
It doesn’t have to be 100%. I do need the sharp...

It doesn’t have to be 100%. I do need the sharp corner of angle versus a formed piece.

I can clamp it well on my welding table, and will see what happens when I get to doing this.

It’s funny,...
Forum: Welding 10-31-2021, 04:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 517
Posted By greywynd
We know it’s aluminum bronze, still trying to see...

We know it’s aluminum bronze, still trying to see if we can find which alloy. The little I’ve found online seems to point towards AC tig, like doing aluminum. With this being a dirty casting, I can...
Forum: Welding 10-29-2021, 10:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 517
Posted By greywynd
Aluminum Bronze welding

Anyone here have any experience or knowledge of welding aluminum bronze? We have a fluid head thathas a damaged pipe thread on the outlet, there isn’t enough material to insert it. I can find a bit...
Forum: Welding 10-29-2021, 10:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 512
Posted By greywynd
Butt weld and minimizing warp

Sometime coming up, I need to weld a piece of 1/4” x 2” flat bar, to one leg of 2x2” x 1/4” angle. Both are the same length, about 6’ long. Yes, I’m basically making a piece of unequal angle, since I...
Forum: Machining 10-29-2021, 10:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,302
Posted By greywynd
Just wondering, that piece won’t fit inside the...

Just wondering, that piece won’t fit inside the bore of your headstock? If not your setup is reasonable for what you’re doing.

If it does, then I would have slid it in and skipped the steady...
Forum: Machining 10-27-2021, 10:00 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,011
Posted By greywynd
Check your pm’s, I found a piece that may work,...

Check your pm’s, I found a piece that may work, has a 3” bore though.


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Forum: Machining 10-27-2021, 10:38 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,011
Posted By greywynd
I still have a couple more places to look here....

I still have a couple more places to look here. Keep hitting 4” as the largest diameter though! [emoji35][emoji35]


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Forum: Machining 10-25-2021, 07:32 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,011
Posted By greywynd
Have to do some more looking. Best I can do so...

Have to do some more looking. Best I can do so far is only 4” diameter.


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Forum: Machining 10-25-2021, 08:10 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,011
Posted By greywynd
What size do you need Gerry? I may be able to...

What size do you need Gerry? I may be able to help you out.


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Forum: Machining 10-24-2021, 11:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,302
Posted By greywynd
Or run a cat’s head on the part. Don’t have a pic...

Or run a cat’s head on the part. Don’t have a pic but should show up with a little digging.


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