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Forum: Machining 08-20-2019, 01:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 552
Posted By LKeithR
Yup, Cam's place is "just down the road" from...

Yup, Cam's place is "just down the road" from Gerry's...:D:D
Forum: Shop & Safety 08-20-2019, 01:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 170
Posted By LKeithR
Yeah, if you're opening up or "aligning" existing...

Yeah, if you're opening up or "aligning" existing holes a bridge reamer is the way to go if you've got room. They make stubby ones with hex ends that can get into some pretty tight spaces. I've...
Forum: Machining 08-19-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 552
Posted By LKeithR
You could make up a simple transfer punch to...

You could make up a simple transfer punch to locate the holes--I've done that before when I didn't have the right size.



You mean you want something a bit more sophisticated than an "Alberta...
Forum: Machining 08-19-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 552
Posted By LKeithR
If you've got a big enough drill motor--you'll...

If you've got a big enough drill motor--you'll need something with at least 1/2" capacity so you can use Prentiss drills. Bigger is better because it generally means that you'll have something that...
Forum: Fabrication 08-16-2019, 01:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 924
Posted By LKeithR
You might find that you have to make the cones in...

You might find that you have to make the cones in two pieces. The top of the bender where the punch is held will have a certain thickness. If you make the cones from one piece of material you'll...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 08-13-2019, 11:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 640
Posted By LKeithR
The barrel, as you call it, is the cylinder or...

The barrel, as you call it, is the cylinder or tube that makes up the body of the unit. The seals you've shown pictures of are there to seal the piston to the inside of the barrel.

Because that...
Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 08-13-2019, 11:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 441
Posted By LKeithR
Whoa...........back off a little there sparky... ...

Whoa...........back off a little there sparky...



I don't think there's any anthracite coming out of the Powder River Basin. As far as I know it's all bituminous or sub-bituminous; both of...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 08-13-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 640
Posted By LKeithR
You would cut off the "dead" end of the cylinder...

You would cut off the "dead" end of the cylinder (opposite to the gland nut) and shorten it up as needed. You can't cut the cylinder in the middle as that would leave a rough spot that would...
Forum: Machining 08-11-2019, 12:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 527
Posted By LKeithR
I've seen lots of drills with the tang broken...

I've seen lots of drills with the tang broken off. A bigger drill and too much power is all it takes. If you spin the drill in the taper then you run the risk of damaging it. I'd rather keep my...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 08-11-2019, 12:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 640
Posted By LKeithR
Can you post a picture of the cylinder and the...

Can you post a picture of the cylinder and the seals--if you've taken it apart, that is. We can get an idea of what the seals and the cylinder look like.

There's a good chance that you could...
Forum: Machining 08-09-2019, 12:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 527
Posted By LKeithR
Yeah there's certainly no obvious fix for the...

Yeah there's certainly no obvious fix for the problem. As I said before I have no idea why they even make the MT shanks with the short ends. In most situations it would only take another 1/8" of...
Forum: Machining 08-09-2019, 09:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 527
Posted By LKeithR
Here's a pic of what I was describing...

Here's a pic of what I was describing...
Forum: Welding 08-08-2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By LKeithR
Yup, our Dynasty 350 works just fine as a stick...

Yup, our Dynasty 350 works just fine as a stick welder...
Forum: Fabrication 08-05-2019, 11:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 936
Posted By LKeithR
Drilling holes in a welding table is a good idea;...

Drilling holes in a welding table is a good idea; tapping those holes; not so much. You can't keep slag out of them. If you use setscrews to protect the holes it's a pain to remove them when you...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 08-01-2019, 01:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 653
Posted By LKeithR
Exactly. The motor for a hydraulic power pack...

Exactly. The motor for a hydraulic power pack needs the same current supply as a heavy duty starter. Control wiring can be lighter but the power to the motor solenoid needs to be heavy duty...
Forum: Fabrication 07-31-2019, 10:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,347
Posted By LKeithR
Yeah I think Gerry is because he probably only...

Yeah I think Gerry is because he probably only has a RH boring bar. On occasion I have mounted a boring bar on the back side of the toolpost when I've got something fairly large diameter to turn. I...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 07-31-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 653
Posted By LKeithR
If it's a 2011 it ain't a diesel. Ford just...

If it's a 2011 it ain't a diesel. Ford just announced an f-150 diesel last year.



In any case, as far as I'm concerned a lift gate on an F-150 would be a waste. My brother has a 2008 model...
Forum: Machining 07-31-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 454
Posted By LKeithR
Most Taiwanese machines are as good as it gets. ...

Most Taiwanese machines are as good as it gets. My current mill is Taiwanese and we've had other machines from there as well--I'd never hesitate to buy anything made there.



Yeah, given the...
Forum: Machining 07-31-2019, 03:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 454
Posted By LKeithR
Bought A New Lathe

Well, for my brother actually. As we are both approaching (semi) retirement he's working on equipping his shop at home. The lathe and the mill in our shop are actually mine so he's been on the...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 07-31-2019, 12:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 308
Posted By LKeithR
Picky, picky...:D

Picky, picky...:D
Forum: Machining 07-29-2019, 10:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 456
Posted By LKeithR
Yeah, I agree. I love doing that kind of repair...

Yeah, I agree. I love doing that kind of repair work. Don't get that much of it these days--too many places that just want to replace parts and not actually fix things...
Forum: Machining 07-21-2019, 10:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By LKeithR
I've had very little to do with acrylic. What I...

I've had very little to do with acrylic. What I do know is that it's hard, brittle and has a (relatively) low melting point. Perhaps not the best characteristics for cutting with a rotary tool. I...
Forum: Fabrication 07-20-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,347
Posted By LKeithR
Yup, Gerry has difficulties with...

Yup, Gerry has difficulties with that...:devil::D:D
Forum: Machining 07-16-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 898
Posted By LKeithR
I can't remember the last time I actually broke...

I can't remember the last time I actually broke an endmill. I've buggered some up because I tried to run them too hard in tough material but breakage just isn't an issue.



Machine rigidity is...
Forum: Machining 07-14-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 898
Posted By LKeithR
Yeah, cutting the slot will be the "defining"...

Yeah, cutting the slot will be the "defining" operation of the project. Gonna be tough to cut a 1/8" slot that deep with an end mill--a slitting saw would definitely be the way to go.

Personally...
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