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Forum: SFT Information 02-10-2017, 09:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,062
Posted By MarkBall2
Have to do this before it reaches triple digits...

Have to do this before it reaches triple digits (around April).

And you are going to have to sweep your shop floor. :devil:
Forum: Machining 10-16-2016, 10:16 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,472
Posted By MarkBall2
I didn't. The pitch angle on a Craftsman lathe...

I didn't. The pitch angle on a Craftsman lathe is 14.5, I just ordered the correct pitch & tooth count.

Here is the link to the 32 tooth gear I bought....
Forum: Machining 10-16-2016, 04:02 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,472
Posted By MarkBall2
I replaced the compound gear (32/16) on Willy 3...

I replaced the compound gear (32/16) on Willy 3 times before I got smart.

Ordered a 32 tooth gear from Boston Gear. Ordered a 16 tooth spur gear from Boston gear. 32 tooth didn't have a...
Forum: Fabrication 10-01-2016, 12:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,309
Posted By MarkBall2
Dang, why didn't I think of that????

Dang, why didn't I think of that????
Forum: Machining 07-11-2016, 10:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 24,375
Posted By MarkBall2
After looking at the back side of your...

After looking at the back side of your bar/mounts, I can see where it should work similar to Miner's.

Maybe the torque of the motor is trying to twist the head?
Forum: Machining 07-09-2016, 10:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 24,375
Posted By MarkBall2
Rod, The walking back & forth when you crank...

Rod,
The walking back & forth when you crank the handle is why I used my crank arm as the slider attach point for the bar. (if that makes sense)

For adjustment I have bronze flanged bushings...
Forum: Machining 07-06-2016, 01:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 24,375
Posted By MarkBall2
electric lift (head slap)

electric lift (head slap)
Forum: Machining 07-06-2016, 07:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 24,375
Posted By MarkBall2
Now why didn't I think of that?????

Now why didn't I think of that?????
Forum: Machining 07-02-2016, 07:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,289
Posted By MarkBall2
I have a 6" CDCO vise with the swivel base on...

I have a 6" CDCO vise with the swivel base on Miner. The swivel base is underneath the mill at this time, don't use it much.

The hold down holes are pretty large, like 5/8" diameter, but with a...
Forum: Fabrication 06-04-2016, 02:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,746
Posted By MarkBall2
117* yesterday at 3PM. Was driving the truck,...

117* yesterday at 3PM. Was driving the truck, truck cooled until I hit the crazy timed stop lights. Sitting in traffic the dash gauge climbed to 210* & stayed there. A/C on.

Supposed to be 120*...
Forum: Fabrication 05-29-2016, 09:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,746
Posted By MarkBall2
My original intent was to do that. ...

My original intent was to do that.


Buuuuuuuuut, this Hayden dual fan controller only works with both on or off. There is a tap connected to the A/C hot lead, when the A/C is turned on, both...
Forum: Fabrication 05-29-2016, 09:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,746
Posted By MarkBall2
My Dodge service manual shows the cracks going...

My Dodge service manual shows the cracks going side to side - the belt is still servicable. If they were at an angle, it would need replaced.

I looked it over pretty close & the cracks do not...
Forum: Fabrication 05-29-2016, 08:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,746
Posted By MarkBall2
I can actually stand between the fan's/shroud &...

I can actually stand between the fan's/shroud & pulley's. Can't turn a wrench in there, but I can stand. :D

I drove it around town today, temp climbed up where it normally did on the dash gauge....
Forum: Fabrication 05-29-2016, 07:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,746
Posted By MarkBall2
It's about time...............

The past couple of weeks, I've been working on installing electric radiator fans on my Dodge Ram truck.

I bought the 14" electric fans off E-Bay in 2008, just now got around to making the shroud a...
Forum: SFT Information 03-28-2016, 08:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,511
Posted By MarkBall2
Mostly just watch & read about what others are...

Mostly just watch & read about what others are doing.

I do lots of things, just don't advertise it.

:D
Forum: Machining 03-25-2016, 03:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,330
Posted By MarkBall2
got 10 off Amazon for around $6.00 last year. ...

got 10 off Amazon for around $6.00 last year. They are the bee's knee's for adding just the right amount of oil to the machine tool tip with an acid brush.

I don't use a heavy cutting oil, just...
Forum: Fabrication 03-20-2016, 09:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,206
Posted By MarkBall2
Closer to completion. Need 3 things done...

Closer to completion.

Need 3 things done yet:
1. Inner Fenders
2. Tires
3. Plates

Otherwise it's completed. We have lights, welder powers up & doesn't try to shake itself to death after a...
Forum: Fabrication 03-20-2016, 09:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,206
Posted By MarkBall2
The deck is on. Used 2x6 pressure treated...

The deck is on. Used 2x6 pressure treated lumber. It's bolted to the cross members & at the front/back of the boards.
Forum: Fabrication 03-17-2016, 10:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,206
Posted By MarkBall2
This one is the 225 CC AC/DC version. It doesn't...

This one is the 225 CC AC/DC version. It doesn't like Lincoln 7018 AC rods though. Those rods kill the engine when we try to run it. Runs beautiful welds with Radnor 7018 AC/DC rods.

We are...
Forum: Fabrication 03-13-2016, 11:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,206
Posted By MarkBall2
Dang, I just realized........................ ...

Dang, I just realized........................

Willy the lathe came from California.

Miner the mill came from California.

Engine drive came from California.


Is there a pattern...
Forum: Fabrication 03-13-2016, 11:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,206
Posted By MarkBall2
Not using the engine drive for the trailer build,...

Not using the engine drive for the trailer build, we are using his PowerMig 180.

It was either that or my Hobart.............. He did build his welding cart with my Hobart (for a Lincoln...
Forum: Fabrication 03-13-2016, 10:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,206
Posted By MarkBall2
This one.............. Lincoln WeldanPower...

This one..............

Lincoln WeldanPower 225 CC only. Wish it was a CC/CV, but this works great. Came with 50' ground & 50' stinger 3/0 cables.
Forum: Fabrication 03-13-2016, 10:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,206
Posted By MarkBall2
Both of us. We stuck to a single tape measure...

Both of us. We stuck to a single tape measure when we were laying out where things went & where to cut. Even though both tapes measured the same.

We flipped the springs to on top of the axle,...
Forum: Fabrication 03-13-2016, 09:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,206
Posted By MarkBall2
And so it begins................. again.........

My son is here going to college learning welding. He really enjoys it & is pretty good at it. He's done one year & working on his second year.

One of the things that happened was we found a...
Forum: Machining 09-27-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,485
Posted By MarkBall2
I would move the VFD to the wall. Even with a...

I would move the VFD to the wall. Even with a solid mounting on the mill, there will be some vibration that will affect it.

I originally had mine mounted on Miner, but wanted to remote control...
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