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Forum: Welding Today, 09:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,201
Posted By LKeithR
If you think it's a gas issue you should check...

If you think it's a gas issue you should check for bad gas--we've always said the gas was "skunky" and it usually happens when the previous user runs the tank right out. This allows a bit of air to...
Forum: Machining Today, 01:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 449
Posted By LKeithR
Yeah, I didn't emphasize that point. You might...

Yeah, I didn't emphasize that point. You might get away with it if you're working on turned and ground shafting but otherwise it's just going to fight you. Normally, the only reason to use a steady...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical Yesterday, 08:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 246
Posted By LKeithR
Pixie dust is a chemical now? :eek:

Pixie dust is a chemical now? :eek:
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 10-20-2021, 08:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 666
Posted By LKeithR
I've never checked to see but I wouldn't be...

I've never checked to see but I wouldn't be surprised to find out that the nuts will interchange between brands, after all, the same punches fit many different brands...
Forum: Machining 10-20-2021, 08:26 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 449
Posted By LKeithR
Put the bar in the chuck, slide it in till...

Put the bar in the chuck, slide it in till there's only a couple inches sticking out then face it off and drill a centre hole. Once you've drilled it, slide it out as far as you need it and run the...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 10-20-2021, 02:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 666
Posted By LKeithR
When you get to my age you'll understand how true...

When you get to my age you'll understand how true that statement is...:eek::D
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 10-19-2021, 09:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 666
Posted By LKeithR
So you're talking about the whole part that...

So you're talking about the whole part that slides inside the guide sleeve? It's pretty simple. The lower end of that rod has a pocket that the flat end of the punch fits inside. There is a thread...
Forum: Machining 10-14-2021, 12:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 759
Posted By LKeithR
The adjusting arm you refer to--which positions...

The adjusting arm you refer to--which positions the gears correctly--is called the banjo...
Forum: Machining 10-13-2021, 09:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 759
Posted By LKeithR
Yeah, I think I know. :D I'm a bit...

Yeah, I think I know. :D

I'm a bit surprised I didn't see it at first because I had a similar experience years ago. Lathe wouldn't cut the right pitches--checked a whole bunch of stuff and...
Forum: Machining 10-13-2021, 12:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 759
Posted By LKeithR
Not just "on to something"...he's nailed it. To...

Not just "on to something"...he's nailed it. To cut imperial or metric threads the 24 tooth gear needs to drive the 54 tooth which in turn drives the 57 tooth. The 44 tooth does nothing. The way...
Forum: Machining 10-13-2021, 12:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 759
Posted By LKeithR
Sadly, the new, Chinese manufactured Colchesters...

Sadly, the new, Chinese manufactured Colchesters are not in the same league as the "old" Colchesters (English made)...
Forum: Machining 10-13-2021, 12:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 759
Posted By LKeithR
On my Chinese lathe the detentes that locate the...

On my Chinese lathe the detentes that locate the gears are not as positive as they could be. When I first started cutting threads I had to do a little "hunting" to make sure I was in the right...
Forum: Machining 10-11-2021, 12:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 531
Posted By LKeithR
As far as I know Morse hasn't made inserts like...

As far as I know Morse hasn't made inserts like that in years. In the world of professional machining horizontal mills are mostly antiques--not much support for them these days.

And, if I...
Forum: Welding 10-06-2021, 12:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,044
Posted By LKeithR
Yup, green wheels (silicon carbide) is all my...

Yup, green wheels (silicon carbide) is all my brother ever used for grinding tungstens. I've got one in the shop right now that has groove half an inch deep. Never heard of using diamond...
Forum: Fabrication 10-03-2021, 08:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 550
Posted By LKeithR
Ercolina benders work fine but, since they're...

Ercolina benders work fine but, since they're Italian made, if you ever break one finding parts can be a real pain in the ass. I've used one a few times and the sound of those gears grinding away...
Forum: Machining 09-28-2021, 01:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,073
Posted By LKeithR
I think Doug is right. It's just a core drill...

I think Doug is right. It's just a core drill that someone has modified because they needed something shorter for clearance reasons. I've got several drill bits that I've modified over the years...
Forum: Fabrication 09-09-2021, 01:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,783
Posted By LKeithR
On that same note, two of my wife's uncles worked...

On that same note, two of my wife's uncles worked in the shipyards here in Vancouver during WWII. The yard would have 60-100 welders hooked up to the hull at any given time. They would be...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 08-16-2021, 03:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,537
Posted By LKeithR
We must have good water around here--in all the...

We must have good water around here--in all the years I've dealt with wells and pumps and hot water tanks I've never heard of an anode in a hot water tank. Maybe they're in the tanks and I've just...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 07-06-2021, 08:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 725
Posted By LKeithR
What brand? I've got a small Spypoint camera and...

What brand? I've got a small Spypoint camera and they've been good about offering help. I'd call the manufacturer and see what they say...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 06-05-2021, 11:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,616
Posted By LKeithR
Yeah, Hercules is pretty good. Always had good...

Yeah, Hercules is pretty good. Always had good luck with them. They've never been afraid to offer advice whenever I was trying to figure out a hydraulic problem...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 06-03-2021, 12:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,616
Posted By LKeithR
If the rod scratching is not from external causes...

If the rod scratching is not from external causes then the rod is rubbing on the gland. Most good cylinders will have an internal bushing made of bronze (or, more likely these days, nylon of some...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 05-19-2021, 02:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,767
Posted By LKeithR
You just made that up to mess with us, right? ...

You just made that up to mess with us, right? :devil::D
Forum: Machining 05-12-2021, 09:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,424
Posted By LKeithR
Find one of the brass low-profile street elbows. ...

Find one of the brass low-profile street elbows. Should save you quite a bit of room. That standard steel el you have now is pretty tall...
Forum: Machining 05-12-2021, 09:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,705
Posted By LKeithR
A bit old school for the pros but whatever floats...

A bit old school for the pros but whatever floats your boat. A9 (in the green can) is the best lube for threading aluminum. Lube won't help with getting the thread started, though...
Forum: Machining 05-12-2021, 09:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,705
Posted By LKeithR
What alloy? 6063 or 6061? The latter is harder...

What alloy? 6063 or 6061? The latter is harder and threads easier. If any of the pipe needs to be bent then it would have to be 6063 which is going to be softer and, in the case of machining or...
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