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Forum: Machining 10-20-2021, 09:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 441
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The steady will bend the bar to where ever you...

The steady will bend the bar to where ever you have it set to, and hard to get it concentric with the center line of lathe spindle. You would need to run a dial indicator lengthwise along the bar,...
Forum: Machining 10-20-2021, 09:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 441
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Kieth has good advice. Couple questions I...

Kieth has good advice.


Couple questions I have, How big is through hoke in your lathe. I’m assuming not big enough to put entire bar in, so you only have a little bit stickout from the chuck....
Forum: Shop & Safety 10-19-2021, 10:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 186
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Looks like there might have been a crane failure,...

Looks like there might have been a crane failure, with the broken house parts. Wonder why they didn’t remove the truck yet, if they had another crane there to load the crane boom itself.


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Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 10-17-2021, 09:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 665
Posted By toprecycler
Looks similar to the one my old job had. I had...

Looks similar to the one my old job had. I had it stored out at my place for about 5 years, before I brought it back in and modified it to bend up the arms on the “rock jaw“ lifting tongs we used to...
Forum: Machining 10-16-2021, 05:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 286
Posted By toprecycler
I was just thinking that we might have to make...

I was just thinking that we might have to make something like that, if materials continue to be hard to get. The honing guys will hate me for the finishing grind though, on a big cylinder...
Forum: Machining 10-14-2021, 11:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 758
Posted By toprecycler
Reminds me of when I started first at current job...

Reminds me of when I started first at current job four years ago. I was apprenticed on older summit lathe, that mostly was only used by the mechanics for polishing heads and pistons for cylinders,...
Forum: Machining 10-13-2021, 11:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 758
Posted By toprecycler
TPI Discrepancy on Colchester Lathe

I think Ron is onto something here. The gear set needs to be changed to look like the top picture.


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Forum: Machining 10-10-2021, 06:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 530
Posted By toprecycler
Horizontal mill cutters

+1. If he only has the need to use 3-4 of them, then they have paid for them selves.

Tim, even if you find a couple of them that might have a couple teeth broken/ missing, don’t throw them out....
Forum: Machining 10-09-2021, 09:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 530
Posted By toprecycler
Looks like a nice score. Hopefully for scrap...

Looks like a nice score. Hopefully for scrap price.[emoji4]


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Forum: Welding 10-07-2021, 02:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,044
Posted By toprecycler
A start is a start! There is some decent...

A start is a start!

There is some decent potential showing in your tests welds so far.

One thought I have though,

1. If you are totally new to tig welding, get some heavier steel to...
Forum: Welding 10-04-2021, 10:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 683
Posted By toprecycler
Hmmm. 1970’s Volkswagen Beetle motors were made...

Hmmm. 1970’s Volkswagen Beetle motors were made of mostly magnesium. But sometimes there were aluminum parts mixed in. I know my dad used to take battery acid from a car battery and kept it in a...
Forum: Welding 10-03-2021, 07:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 683
Posted By toprecycler
Put a bit of battery acid on magnesium, and it...

Put a bit of battery acid on magnesium, and it will bubble up and turn black. On aluminum, it will just run off. That’s how my dad would test magnesium scrap.

Or you could file a bit off and...
Forum: Shop & Safety 10-01-2021, 10:33 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 15,144
Posted By toprecycler
So the top row of OsB, looks different than the...

So the top row of OsB, looks different than the lower section. Any special reason?


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Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 10-01-2021, 10:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,240
Posted By toprecycler
It looks real good. You have a lot more patience...

It looks real good. You have a lot more patience than I for making everything so shiny, for sure.


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Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 09-26-2021, 08:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,076
Posted By toprecycler
Look like very impressive hammers. Sent...

Look like very impressive hammers.


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Forum: Machining 09-26-2021, 10:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,072
Posted By toprecycler
My guess would be a reamer too. Sent from...

My guess would be a reamer too.


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Forum: Shop & Safety 09-25-2021, 03:46 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 15,144
Posted By toprecycler
Looking good. Forward progress is good. ...

Looking good. Forward progress is good.

You let him take smoke breaks? Winter will be here before you know it.[emoji38]


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Forum: Machining 09-25-2021, 10:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 475
Posted By toprecycler
Looks like a very nice point on that drill and...

Looks like a very nice point on that drill and even too.


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Forum: Fabrication 09-24-2021, 11:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 547
Posted By toprecycler
Nice bit of engineering on these parts. Thank...

Nice bit of engineering on these parts. Thank you for sharing.


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Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 09-24-2021, 11:11 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,240
Posted By toprecycler
Nice work. Glad to see the post. Sent...

Nice work. Glad to see the post.


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Forum: Machining 09-20-2021, 11:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,683
Posted By toprecycler
75% of the time it only takes 30 seconds to tap...

75% of the time it only takes 30 seconds to tap it within .001. The other 25%, there might be a problem with the rod, a flat spot or burr holding things up. Or the rod has a slight bend in it.
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Forum: Shop & Safety 09-20-2021, 09:20 AM
Replies: 1,519
Views: 160,474
Posted By toprecycler
I tend to over complicate things, but here is a...

I tend to over complicate things, but here is a pic of the top of my lathe with most used tools close at hand.161484


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Forum: Welding 09-20-2021, 09:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,191
Posted By toprecycler
I would agree that it’s probably a gas issue too....

I would agree that it’s probably a gas issue too. I’ve had problems when the tank gets low too. Had bad gas/ contamination in the gas itself when the tank ran low. In doubt, try a different tank...
Forum: Machining 09-20-2021, 09:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,683
Posted By toprecycler
Couple pics of how I indicate the rods when...

Couple pics of how I indicate the rods when chucking up a piece. 161480
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Forum: Machining 09-20-2021, 05:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,683
Posted By toprecycler
Now it is easy to Monday morning quarterback and...

Now it is easy to Monday morning quarterback and give feedback.[emoji4]

When you say chuck is wobbly, do you mean the work was not centered properly, or was the work not being held tightly?

I...
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