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Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 02-22-2015, 10:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,653
Posted By atwatterkent
Nice that RK makes a replacement nozzle kit now....

Nice that RK makes a replacement nozzle kit now. I added vents to my new tanks a couple of years ago and had to gut the original spouts, with the help of a youtube survival guy. Now I just keep an...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-09-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,084
Posted By atwatterkent
Finally repaired

My brother, the "plumber" (retired), finally came down here, Friday, and replaced all the 3" copper soil pipe from the foundation wall to the cleanout including all 4 feeds. Here are a couple of pics...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 10-06-2014, 11:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,714
Posted By atwatterkent
Thank you all for your opinions and experiences. ...

Thank you all for your opinions and experiences.
So here's what happened. I stopped at both lumber yards, along with Menards, Lowes, and Home Depot. Nobody carried Bosch sawzalls. At Home Depot, I...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 10-05-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,714
Posted By atwatterkent
Battery Operated Reciprocating Saw Recommendations

Sometimes, there isn't time to dig out a Sawzall and cord on a remote job site or power to run it, so I'm looking into purchasing a battery operated saw. I'm looking for recommendations for and...
Forum: Machining 09-12-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,908
Posted By atwatterkent
The pictured jig can be used for 3/8", 1/2",...

The pictured jig can be used for 3/8", 1/2", 5/8', and 3/4" blades. Silver soldered blades last much longer than welded blades in my experience and the joint usually outlasts the blade sharpness.
I...
Forum: Fabrication 03-22-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,308
Posted By atwatterkent
I believe it is one of the early...

I believe it is one of the early super-heterodynes, not an RF.
RF radios had 2 to 5 dials to tune in a station plus volume and on/off and I don't remember any RF's being made after about 1930 that...
Forum: Shop & Safety 07-30-2013, 09:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,458
Posted By atwatterkent
I bought the same jointer about 15 years ago at a...

I bought the same jointer about 15 years ago at a garage sale for $80. It was turned on twice in the years since. Last year I asked a recently retired guy down the block who was in his driveway...
Forum: Shop & Safety 06-24-2013, 10:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,796
Posted By atwatterkent
Hey, looks safe to me. I'd let YOU go up & paint....

Hey, looks safe to me. I'd let YOU go up & paint. I'll keep the beer cold till you're done.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 06-23-2013, 07:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,123
Posted By atwatterkent
Any painter that sprays has to wear a respirator,...

Any painter that sprays has to wear a respirator, and be clean shaved. OSHA will send a union painter home, fine him, and the company on the spot if they aren't shaved.
Forum: Machining 05-17-2013, 07:43 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 11,088
Posted By atwatterkent
That's a good adaptation of the principal "Big...

That's a good adaptation of the principal "Big Job". Here are photos of the Atlas and Brown & Sharp versions of the "dividing centers" made for small shapers and horizontal mills.
Forum: Machining 05-16-2013, 10:27 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 11,088
Posted By atwatterkent
gears can easily be cut with the shaper by...

gears can easily be cut with the shaper by mounting a dividing centers or dividing head on the table and rotating the gear blank with the table in a stationary position. The cutter is lowered to the...
Forum: Machining 05-07-2013, 10:20 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 11,088
Posted By atwatterkent
Very nice looking machine. You do nice work. You...

Very nice looking machine. You do nice work. You really did steal that machine.
No, I haven't called the guy back. I didn't want to sound needy. I gave him my number and my offer and told him to...
Forum: Machining 04-16-2013, 10:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,419
Posted By atwatterkent
Travers Tool Co carries complete sets of all...

Travers Tool Co carries complete sets of all involute gear cutters. I just bought a complete set of 18 dpi cutters for my SB to do the same thing.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 04-08-2013, 10:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 9,084
Posted By atwatterkent
The galv strap is nailed to the 2 x 12 floor...

The galv strap is nailed to the 2 x 12 floor joist above it. Still waiting for my brother, the plumber to come down and turn it all into PVC.
Forum: Machining 03-09-2013, 09:18 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 11,088
Posted By atwatterkent
Sorry I missed you today. I would have been there...

Sorry I missed you today. I would have been there but I was at a CTA retirement breakfast in Chicago this morning.
Forum: Machining 03-05-2013, 11:30 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 11,088
Posted By atwatterkent
Oh yes I definately want the Burke mill. And...

Oh yes I definately want the Burke mill.
And I'd like to see what else he has in those cabinets.

I pity the guy who has to move that locomotive out of there.

Bob
Forum: Machining 03-04-2013, 07:53 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 11,088
Posted By atwatterkent
A dividing head with two chucks and tailstock for...

A dividing head with two chucks and tailstock for $100 is a steal too. Easily worth $250 plus. I found one without a chuck for $150 and drove to Indy for it. I felt like I stole it.
Forum: Machining 03-03-2013, 10:14 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 11,088
Posted By atwatterkent
Now that you have it, you'll find any number of...

Now that you have it, you'll find any number of uses for it.

Shade,
Did you ask him how much he wanted? I know someone who is interested if I pass. PM me his phone #.
Bob
Forum: Machining 01-21-2013, 11:01 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 11,088
Posted By atwatterkent
If the SB shaper has the 3 drawer base cabinet...

If the SB shaper has the 3 drawer base cabinet and vise and runs, it is easily worth $500-$600 in my opinion. I've had both an Atlas and South Bend 7" shaper and although I sold the SB because I...
Forum: Shop & Safety 01-10-2013, 10:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,179
Posted By atwatterkent
OK, I give up. It's just not cost effective, FOR...

OK, I give up. It's just not cost effective, FOR THEM.
They're not in business to make the customer happy, they're in business to make money. Pretty selfish I'd say.
Forum: Shop & Safety 01-09-2013, 10:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,179
Posted By atwatterkent
I do have an RPC that I built for practically...

I do have an RPC that I built for practically nothing and it runs half of my machines so it's not that big a deal to me. It just seems like the Elec co should be able to supply 3 phase as easily as...
Forum: Shop & Safety 01-07-2013, 10:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,179
Posted By atwatterkent
Why can't anybody have access to 3 phase

Does anybody have an idea as to why the elec company doesn't have 3 phase available in residental areas, to anyone who wants it?
Forum: Machining 12-20-2012, 09:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,508
Posted By atwatterkent
Found a couple of photos in an old hard drive...

Found a couple of photos in an old hard drive today.
Forum: Fabrication 12-20-2012, 09:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,997
Posted By atwatterkent
Nice design and so simple.

Nice design and so simple.
Forum: Machining 12-19-2012, 10:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,508
Posted By atwatterkent
It wasn't really ment to be carried around but I...

It wasn't really ment to be carried around but I did put felt on the bottom.

You're welcome, glad I could help.

By the way, I'm USN ,Ret
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