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Forum: Machining 09-13-2022, 05:02 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,629
Posted By greywynd
Nope, those are outside jaws, chances of finding...

Nope, those are outside jaws, chances of finding the proper matched set for ‘inners’ are slim. Even if you do find them, unless they are ground/fit to that specific chuck, they won’t run 100% true. ...
Forum: Shop & Safety 08-31-2022, 03:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,057
Posted By greywynd
We use a piece of 5/8” plywood when jacking the...

We use a piece of 5/8” plywood when jacking the mining shovels, between steel and steel. Four pieces about 2’ x 2’ hold up a couple million pounds.


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Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 08-31-2022, 03:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 676
Posted By greywynd
Make sure everything else is well lubed and...

Make sure everything else is well lubed and moving freely, and not adding to the load.

You could try these guys too,
https://youngfartsrvparts.ca


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Forum: Machining 08-31-2022, 01:00 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,080
Posted By greywynd
That 10” thru bore would be sweet for some...

That 10” thru bore would be sweet for some things, and a big pita for others.

If you have an extra three jaw, chuck it in the four jaw, dial it in and away you go for a lot more ease of use.
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Forum: Machining 08-29-2022, 11:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,080
Posted By greywynd
Making a crankshaft

Some turrets advance when you crank them back, they hit a stop internally then advance to the next spot.

That machine is pretty new compared to the old south bends in my garage. The 9” south bend...
Forum: Machining 08-27-2022, 01:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 470
Posted By greywynd
Makes for a rough, and long day. At least it was...

Makes for a rough, and long day. At least it was readily found and fixed.


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Forum: Welding 08-26-2022, 01:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 749
Posted By greywynd
Thanks for the followup and explanation, it may...

Thanks for the followup and explanation, it may help someone here already, or at least the answer is here for someone that finds the thread in the future.


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Forum: Welding 08-25-2022, 02:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 573
Posted By greywynd
As I posted, TR was posting. With more...

As I posted, TR was posting.

With more thought I realized what the use is, and for a hydraulic cylinder bore, you’re best options are as he says. Rebuild whatcha got, or replace. If the $$ isn’t...
Forum: Welding 08-25-2022, 02:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 573
Posted By greywynd
Yes. I have bore welded from 1.375 finished...

Yes.

I have bore welded from 1.375 finished dia, x 2” long, up to 27” diameter and about 6’ long so far. Though it all depends on what equipment one has available.

Where is this thing...
Forum: Shop & Safety 08-22-2022, 10:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,372
Posted By greywynd
And then pile whatever heavy stuff you can onto...

And then pile whatever heavy stuff you can onto that, sandbags, scrap metal, to add to the ballast.


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Forum: Fabrication 08-05-2022, 11:13 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,224
Posted By greywynd
Well, revision 2 for next year will be another...

Well, revision 2 for next year will be another step. Glad the cloth trial went well, and the drawbar knife still did what you needed to.

I wonder if the geometry is such that this one adds more...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 07-30-2022, 08:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 892
Posted By greywynd
Can’t help you much with your particular issue,...

Can’t help you much with your particular issue, but I have seen a timing belt used instead of a strap in a strap wrench to turn camshafts a couple times.


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Forum: Fabrication 07-28-2022, 09:21 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,224
Posted By greywynd
Sweet! Hoping it works for you. Can we...

Sweet! Hoping it works for you.

Can we reserve a few pounds of garlic? We have plans to go camping for 10-12 days in September, and are hoping to stop by for a visit…will message you when I have...
Forum: Fabrication 07-26-2022, 10:10 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,381
Posted By greywynd
Some of this is crazy even for this stuff. I...

Some of this is crazy even for this stuff. I think I mentioned already but the torque spec on those bolts is over 13,000 foot pounds.

The cutting edges on these buckets are around 8” thick, and...
Forum: Machining 07-25-2022, 02:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,453
Posted By greywynd
Interesting. Filling them is similar to a...

Interesting. Filling them is similar to a hydraulic accumulator, using it’s basically a schrader valve like on a bicycle tire….except a much higher pressure.

We used a lot of stuff from Dadco,...
Forum: Fabrication 07-25-2022, 01:55 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,381
Posted By greywynd
We have some of those in the service trucks up...

We have some of those in the service trucks up north. Seems like when they work, they work well. We had a bad battery a while back that ended up taking out the grinder from what I understood.
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Forum: Machining 07-25-2022, 10:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,453
Posted By greywynd
There are lots of gas charged cylinders/springs...

There are lots of gas charged cylinders/springs in use. We used them in various dies and molds instead of mechanical springs. Shock absorbers, struts, hood and trunk ‘springs’, are all various forms...
Forum: Shop & Safety 07-24-2022, 12:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,618
Posted By greywynd
We had a large vertical at the diecasting shop,...

We had a large vertical at the diecasting shop, at 6’2” tall, I needed a step stool to get to the drawbar to change cutters.

For squaring blocks and removing metal, they are hard to beat. For...
Forum: Fabrication 07-19-2022, 08:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,865
Posted By greywynd
Years ago I had access to a cyanide bath for case...

Years ago I had access to a cyanide bath for case hardening, and yes, if things were ideal, we could get around .040” or one millimetre of case.

I’ve also used Kasenit, however it’s no longer...
Forum: Fabrication 07-19-2022, 08:32 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,381
Posted By greywynd
Similar here, my actual grinders are a 4.5”...

Similar here, my actual grinders are a 4.5” makita, several 5 and 6” grinders of various makes, a couple big old 7/9” black and deckers with the all metal bodies that I rarely use.

No pneumatic...
Forum: Machining 07-13-2022, 08:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 608
Posted By greywynd
I just found and posted to the thread, it’s...

I just found and posted to the thread, it’s rongfu drill head guide. He ended up making brackets and a guide rod.


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Forum: Machining 07-13-2022, 08:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 53,623
Posted By greywynd
Imagineer, here’s the thread I’m thinking of. ...

Imagineer, here’s the thread I’m thinking of.


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Forum: Machining 07-13-2022, 08:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 608
Posted By greywynd
If I remember correctly, I think that’s what he...

If I remember correctly, I think that’s what he did.

It would be worth taking a read through the thread, because he ran into a couple hiccups as I recall.


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Forum: Machining 07-13-2022, 03:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 608
Posted By greywynd
Cutter had a solution for the same issue, there...

Cutter had a solution for the same issue, there was a thread here about how he dealt with it on mildred.


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Forum: Machining 07-12-2022, 10:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,453
Posted By greywynd
Tim I will often give you a hard time about a lot...

Tim I will often give you a hard time about a lot of things. This one, I will say, excellent job! When you are often working by yourself, take that extra step or two to make sure you are careful.
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