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Forum: Machining 09-16-2022, 03:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 710
Posted By imagineer
FWIW, I ended up ordering a keyed drill chuck.

FWIW, I ended up ordering a keyed drill chuck.
Forum: Machining 09-14-2022, 03:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 710
Posted By imagineer
Keyed or Keyless chuck

I'm needing to buy a drill chuck for my Jet mill and am finding options for keyed and keyless drill chucks.

My drill press has a keyed chuck that works fine, other than occasionally losing the...
Forum: Fabrication 07-20-2022, 09:16 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,381
Posted By imagineer
I have four 4.5" angle grinders, 2 H.F. Hercules...

I have four 4.5" angle grinders, 2 H.F. Hercules corded and 1 Porter-Cable corded; and 1 Porter-Cable 20V cordless.

The corded ones are used most often. With the exception of the switch...
Forum: Machining 07-13-2022, 03:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 608
Posted By imagineer
Actually, I think I might have a solution. A...

Actually, I think I might have a solution. A laser pointer...

I'll mount the laser pointer to a small bubble level and a magnetic base, taking the time to ensure the laser and bubble level are...
Forum: Machining 07-13-2022, 02:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 608
Posted By imagineer
Swivel restriction on JMD-18?

I recently picked up a well used Jet JMD-18 Mill/Drill and got to use it for the 1st time this past weekend.

The 1st project was to modify a collection of random hand wheels such that they...
Forum: Shop & Safety 07-01-2022, 01:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,127
Posted By imagineer
I've used Zenni twice. First try, about 3 years...

I've used Zenni twice. First try, about 3 years ago (regular and sunglasses) I was not happy with the prescription or the tint on the sunglasses (too light). The latest order, prescription...
Forum: Shop & Safety 05-31-2022, 10:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,315
Posted By imagineer
What are the odds…I got the compressor remote...

What are the odds…I got the compressor remote start/warning light system together this weekend and turns out the contactor was crap.

Because I’m the nervous type, I opted to check the contactor...
Forum: Shop & Safety 05-26-2022, 11:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,934
Posted By imagineer
In the command line, enter ai_editcustfile and...

In the command line, enter ai_editcustfile and hit enter. ( thats ai_editcustfile )

At Custom File to edit: enter acad.pgp.

Your PGP file (Program Parameters File For AutoCAD) will open. ...
Forum: Shop & Safety 05-26-2022, 07:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,934
Posted By imagineer
+1 for AutoCAD

I'm an AutoCAD addict since '94 or so. My 1st exposure to CAD ('91) was an architectural package called Arris. It was black screen, no user interface and all keyboard commands.

My co-workers...
Forum: Shop & Safety 05-26-2022, 07:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,630
Posted By imagineer
+1 on that. Whereas we were able to keep the...

+1 on that. Whereas we were able to keep the greenhouse warm enough over the dull, gray winter using an electric heater (and an uncomfortably high electric bill), when the outside temp got to...
Forum: Shop & Safety 05-24-2022, 01:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,315
Posted By imagineer
I tried doing that after obtaining compressor,...

I tried doing that after obtaining compressor, but the drain kept clogging. I discovered the prior owner of the compressor was a woodworking shop and they obviously didn't use an intake filter. ...
Forum: Shop & Safety 05-24-2022, 12:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,315
Posted By imagineer
The only known leak is the from the retracting...

The only known leak is the from the retracting hose reel. It takes about a whole day to bleed down 30psi to cause the compressor to cycle.

But, I've got it figured out.

I found an Eaton 3ph,...
Forum: Shop & Safety 05-23-2022, 09:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,315
Posted By imagineer
D-ILTCOA light...

I need to install a D-ILTCOA light and have a oddball idea. What's a D-ILTCOA light you ask? "Damn, I Left The Compressor On Again" light. Despite leaving myself notes on the shop light switch and...
Forum: Welding 02-16-2022, 01:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,878
Posted By imagineer
Cant use a conventional trolley in the regular...

Cant use a conventional trolley in the regular way. The existing trolley has a large bolt that ties the two wheel plates together and also provides a single lifting point (to which a chain-fall is...
Forum: Welding 02-16-2022, 12:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,878
Posted By imagineer
No available clearance above the tube. I'll...

No available clearance above the tube. I'll have about 1/4" or so clearance on the inside if a strip of material is needed.
Forum: Welding 02-16-2022, 10:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,878
Posted By imagineer
What process & prep.

Small project for the weekend.

I’m going to be welding 2 pieces of ~3” x 8” x .345” thick steel channel, 10” long, together to make a short rectangle tube. It’s going to be a trolley chassis...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 12-04-2021, 08:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,445
Posted By imagineer
We're on the list for a Generac, but there's a...

We're on the list for a Generac, but there's a 8-10 month lead time. For this winter, I'll be picking up a 2nd portable generator, hopefully larger than the current one, and rigging the greenhouse...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 12-02-2021, 11:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,445
Posted By imagineer
In all reality, there's no chance that anyone...

In all reality, there's no chance that anyone else will be tasked with hooking up the generator (unless I kick off sooner than expected).

I plan to print out clear instructions for the switchover...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 12-02-2021, 10:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,445
Posted By imagineer
Backup greenhouse power

Over the summer, I built a green house it's done and in use (and to toot my own horn), it turned out great. Mrs. Imagineer has it full up of plants and as winter is approaching she is concerned...
Forum: Fabrication 07-02-2020, 01:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 17,029
Posted By imagineer
Thanks for the input. To ensure I had...

Thanks for the input.

To ensure I had something to work with this weekend, I ended up getting a gallon of Evercoat 100110, light weight filler. The cap does not need any further stiffening...
Forum: Fabrication 07-01-2020, 07:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 17,029
Posted By imagineer
Thanks. That's the input I was looking for. ...

Thanks. That's the input I was looking for.

I've not been able to find any of the body filler manufacturers state clearly that their product will adhere to fiberglass, but I suppose as long...
Forum: Fabrication 06-30-2020, 01:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 17,029
Posted By imagineer
Nope. Outside of marine products, I've found no...

Nope. Outside of marine products, I've found no fillers that address use on fiberglass.
Forum: Fabrication 06-30-2020, 12:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 17,029
Posted By imagineer
Body Filler for Fiberglass?

Dredging up an old thread...

Can anyone suggest a body filler that is recommended for direct application to fiberglass?

I'm finishing up modifications to a truck cap and am ready to start the...
Forum: Welding 04-27-2016, 10:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,978
Posted By imagineer
Thanks, that's the info I needed. I'll...

Thanks, that's the info I needed.

I'll still set up a series of practice pieces and try out both polarities, with and without shielding gas to see which offers a better result.
Forum: Welding 04-26-2016, 07:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,978
Posted By imagineer
Correct Polarity for Dual Shield?

I'm preparing to do some frame patching on a Jeep TJ and although I'll make the effort to clean all the existing frame metal, there will still be some rust left behind.

As such, I'm planning on...
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