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Forum: Fabrication 06-20-2021, 01:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,466
Posted By ShawnR
Thanks Scratch. Nice thing about treadmills are...

Thanks Scratch. Nice thing about treadmills are that many use standard parts so if you can find another treadmill, perhaps you can grab another controller. There seem to be a couple of variations of...
Forum: Fabrication 06-17-2021, 10:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,466
Posted By ShawnR
lol..yea, that helps. I did use the sander to...

lol..yea, that helps. I did use the sander to shape or finish parts for parts of the sander. I did think that was ironic (or efficient) :confused:

When you really need it, you will set time aside...
Forum: Fabrication 06-14-2021, 09:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,466
Posted By ShawnR
99% done

The sander project is mostly done. Couple little things that just bug me but otherwise, done for now. It will be a nice addition to the shop and was a great learning experience for me.

I think I...
Forum: Fabrication 06-04-2021, 10:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,466
Posted By ShawnR
Lazy? or smart? ;) As I mentioned, I referenced...

Lazy? or smart? ;) As I mentioned, I referenced plans, but winged it alot, depending on what material I had in stock. ie the 1x2" tube for the platen frame. I did not have a lot of 1/2" plate and...
Forum: Fabrication 06-04-2021, 10:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,466
Posted By ShawnR
The Tach, currently, gives RPM. The drive wheel...

The Tach, currently, gives RPM. The drive wheel works out to just over 20 inch circumference (20.6") so multiplying RPM by 20 gives belt speed(ish) I am considering adding a second magnet to the tach...
Forum: Fabrication 06-04-2021, 10:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,466
Posted By ShawnR
Well, you did ask....:) Clive, maybe...

Well, you did ask....:)

Clive, maybe something in my photos will inspire or prompt changes to your build. It has been a real learning project for me, start to finish and I wanted to try to do a...
Forum: Fabrication 05-10-2021, 09:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,466
Posted By ShawnR
Any photos of your sander so far? Are you using...

Any photos of your sander so far? Are you using plans or winging it on your own? Going variable speed?

I am getting close to finishing one up too. Curious what you are doing.

Regards,
Forum: Machining 04-18-2021, 07:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,584
Posted By ShawnR
Thanks Brian Regards,

Thanks Brian

Regards,
Forum: Machining 04-18-2021, 02:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,584
Posted By ShawnR
My apologies

When I started this thread, I had been inspired by cutter's project and related thread. I referred to it a few times in making my posts. Cutter had inspired me to finish my project.

I have to...
Forum: Machining 02-12-2021, 11:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,551
Posted By ShawnR
lol...holy crap..15! The difference between a...

lol...holy crap..15! The difference between a worker and an amateur hobbyist. Yes, the more of this stuff I do, I reinforce to myself to measure many many times....and I make notes. I don't have a...
Forum: Machining 02-11-2021, 01:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,551
Posted By ShawnR
A simple suggestions leads to more projects

Shortly after you posted this, I swapped in my QCTP. Being able to more easily adjust centre line makes sense. Despite it being just a cheapy, it seems to work ok. Maybe a little small for my machine...
Forum: Machining 02-06-2021, 04:18 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,168
Posted By ShawnR
So, I have managed to get much more comfortable...

So, I have managed to get much more comfortable with the threading process. I watched some of Joe's videos, (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z-dqOi_z5bk) as suggested here and have been doing it that...
Forum: Machining 02-06-2021, 03:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,584
Posted By ShawnR
Lew That seems more involved that my project...

Lew
That seems more involved that my project but I guess if you have the radii cutter already, it is not too hard to build and looks like a very effective tool.

I am happy with mine now. I spent...
Forum: Machining 02-05-2021, 05:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,584
Posted By ShawnR
Good point. I will try to sketch something else....

Good point. I will try to sketch something else. I wonder if a long slender bit ie parting tool would do it. It would allow you to be back from the material but still get in there.....?

I...
Forum: Machining 02-05-2021, 05:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,584
Posted By ShawnR
Modification needed already?

Lew, could you please post a picture of the ball turner you use to make those balls/rod ends?

I find with mine that I need to turn down the rod quite a ways back from the ball or the tool holder...
Forum: Machining 02-03-2021, 06:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,240
Posted By ShawnR
Sorry Gerry I read that wrong. I was...

Sorry Gerry

I read that wrong. I was thinking belts...but either place might be able to access pulleys too...?

Shawn
Forum: Machining 02-02-2021, 09:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,240
Posted By ShawnR
I think you can get them from Wajax. Here is the...

I think you can get them from Wajax. Here is the local store but perhaps there is a store near you? You can probably dig around the website to find the nearest one.
...
Forum: Machining 02-02-2021, 09:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,584
Posted By ShawnR
Back on track

Yes Lew, the thread did start to drift off a bit but I think we have been back on track. Unfortunately, the project slowed down in the testing/learning stage when I decided I should make a mandrel....
Forum: Machining 02-02-2021, 06:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,018
Posted By ShawnR
Thanks everyone. It sounds like I was on the...

Thanks everyone. It sounds like I was on the right track. Yesterday, it looked pretty good, so I backed off the live center, tried the nut, no go, so set the live center again and did a few more...
Forum: Machining 02-01-2021, 09:29 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,168
Posted By ShawnR
lol...guess so digr!! Especially when I have...

lol...guess so digr!! Especially when I have spent three days and gotten machinist all over North America involved....:D

I showed my wife tonight what had me so frustrated on the weekend. I asked...
Forum: Machining 02-01-2021, 02:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,168
Posted By ShawnR
Things got better after the last post. I forgot...

Things got better after the last post. I forgot to upload it so 2 hours later.....

In the video, the nylon is still in place in the nut but for the picture below, I took the nylon out. This...
Forum: Machining 02-01-2021, 02:36 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,168
Posted By ShawnR
Looking good

In an attempt one last time to understand a way to be able to disengage the carriage, I set it all up with a stop for the carriage, made a new cover for the dial indicator showing only one position...
Forum: Machining 02-01-2021, 11:15 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,168
Posted By ShawnR
Yes, true. I did not think of it that way.

Yes, true. I did not think of it that way.
Forum: Machining 02-01-2021, 09:37 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,168
Posted By ShawnR
The one big thing I dislike about this lathe, the...

The one big thing I dislike about this lathe, the spindle has a plate on the end and the chuck mounts with 3 screws. Again, not a big deal but a threaded chuck would be nice. Although I did a small...
Forum: Machining 02-01-2021, 06:21 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,168
Posted By ShawnR
Wow, lots of replies since yesterday. Thank you...

Wow, lots of replies since yesterday. Thank you all.

It sounds like I should not be so stubborn so will work on the threading without disengaging the nut. As many things that I have resisted...
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