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Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-09-2020, 05:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 521
Posted By platypus20
I hate remote panels, I want the controls mounted...

I hate remote panels, I want the controls mounted directly to the equipment, IMO if vibration is that much of a concern, then fix the cause of the vibration
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-06-2020, 05:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 521
Posted By platypus20
I Lost Another Air Compressor Pressure Switch

over the last 10-12 years, I‘ve lost about 6 air compressor pressure switches. They last roughly about 2 years, then one of the contacts burns off, then I have a dead air compressor. I lost one last...
Forum: Machining 11-06-2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,289
Posted By platypus20
Welp!! After being told it would be delivered...

Welp!! After being told it would be delivered between 11/17 - 11/24, the smaller MR-13B arrived by DHL currier at 1:30 pm, today. I’m in the process of getting ready for the trip to Kansas in the...
Forum: Machining 11-01-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,289
Posted By platypus20
So speakith the man who was going to get the cast...

So speakith the man who was going to get the cast off Drill Doctors!!
Forum: Machining 11-01-2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,289
Posted By platypus20
The MR-26A was on sale for $275, the MR-13B was...

The MR-26A was on sale for $275, the MR-13B was not on sale it was about $385.
Forum: Machining 10-31-2020, 07:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,289
Posted By platypus20
Slightly south of $300

Slightly south of $300
Forum: Machining 10-31-2020, 05:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,289
Posted By platypus20
I have Drill Doctors, it’s very close to the...

I have Drill Doctors, it’s very close to the similar Drill Doctor principle, but it’s a lot more precision based and the result are stellar. While the Drill Doctor has very acceptable results, the...
Forum: Machining 10-31-2020, 03:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,289
Posted By platypus20
New Drill Bit Sharpener

Last Sunday Night, I finally broke down and bought a new motorized drill bit sharpener a MR-26A, that sharpens all bits between 13 - 26 mm (1/2” to 1-1/16”) drill bits.

It arrived at the home shop...
Forum: Fabrication 09-05-2020, 01:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 938
Posted By platypus20
I have a 30, 45, 65 and a 85 amp Hypertherm...

I have a 30, 45, 65 and a 85 amp Hypertherm plasma cutters, I have found NOTHING works better than the factory consumables. I have try various sources and have actually thrown away some off brands,...
Forum: Machining 07-13-2020, 08:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,937
Posted By platypus20
Is that American, Canadian or North American...

Is that American, Canadian or North American weasel piss??



Remember that ANS (albino Narwhale spooge) is the best lube
Forum: Fabrication 07-10-2020, 11:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,098
Posted By platypus20
Install a gas rated ball valve on the pipe, then...

Install a gas rated ball valve on the pipe, then an elbow into the regulator, if it weighs less than 10#, do as DD say, the pipe will support it, somewhere in the outlet, between the regulator and...
Forum: Machining 07-06-2020, 07:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 962
Posted By platypus20
The true usage of a drill doctor is to touch up a...

The true usage of a drill doctor is to touch up a dull drill bit, not to complete redo a butchered drill bit. They are not designed to do massive grinding, but to do that touch up to sharpen that...
Forum: Machining 07-05-2020, 08:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 962
Posted By platypus20
Resharpening Drill Bits

I was given a couple of 5 gallon pails of used drill bits. One of my customers’ s maintenance crew seems to use them once and then chuck them. They started to throw the bits into the pails and at my...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 07-04-2020, 06:14 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,373
Posted By platypus20
I have one of the Harbor Freight Predator powered...

I have one of the Harbor Freight Predator powered wood chipper, Norm has seen it in operation.


That mighty 6.5 hp (based on small Asian horses) Chonda engine
Forum: Machining 06-25-2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,428
Posted By platypus20
Kevin, I know people do it, shop projects,...

Kevin,

I know people do it, shop projects, pride of workmanship, etc, etc, why make them, I can buy them from CDCO, a lot cheaper than I can make them.
Forum: Fabrication 06-25-2020, 07:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,207
Posted By platypus20
Does the operator have to make the servo noises,...

Does the operator have to make the servo noises, while cutting??

I could cut the shapes out better free hand.....
Forum: Machining 06-22-2020, 11:45 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,428
Posted By platypus20
Go to the Aloris website, they have a chart on...

Go to the Aloris website, they have a chart on sizing the tool post, it’s based in a series of dimensions, like spindle center over carriage height, compound height and a couple of other, that will...
Forum: Fabrication 06-19-2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,647
Posted By platypus20
September to May is mostly service calls, June to...

September to May is mostly service calls, June to August is usually upgrade season, if there are any, the pandemic has slowed the upgrade business greatly.
Forum: Fabrication 06-19-2020, 09:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,647
Posted By platypus20
We are back on Hot Standby, my next scheduled job...

We are back on Hot Standby, my next scheduled job is on Wednesday 6/24/20, otherwise, I’m tethered to the phone, waiting in eager anticipation. Coiled like a spring or like a cornered enraged...
Forum: Machining 06-17-2020, 08:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 620
Posted By platypus20
When I did the one-shot oiling system on the...

When I did the one-shot oiling system on the Franken-Mill and the one on the Franken-Drill, I piped all of the lines in hard 1/4” brake tubing, except for the flexible whip needed for movement. It’s...
Forum: Machining 06-17-2020, 04:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 659
Posted By platypus20
Zero is getting to be an old man, he is having...

Zero is getting to be an old man, he is having some health issues, we hoping for the best.
Forum: Machining 06-16-2020, 06:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 620
Posted By platypus20
Rockwell Milling Machine One-Shot Oil System

On the Rockwell vertical milling machine, because of the way its built, lubing the Z (knee) way is very easy, so are the Y ways on the table, but the X ways are a chore. Your trying to lube the...
Forum: Fabrication 06-13-2020, 07:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,163
Posted By platypus20
I would have gone big block....... the HF v-twin,...

I would have gone big block....... the HF v-twin,


I wonder how a Harley v-twin would do??
Forum: Machining 06-08-2020, 10:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 731
Posted By platypus20
They said the pandemic is causing the delays and...

They said the pandemic is causing the delays and it’s out of their control and it’s basically tough luck, the gov’t has given them a waiver from any stated guaranties, until the pandemic is over.
Forum: Machining 06-08-2020, 05:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 731
Posted By platypus20
After 6 phone calls, about 3 hrs of my time and...

After 6 phone calls, about 3 hrs of my time and great restraint (no four letter arias), I was told it would be handled within an hour. One hour and fifteen minutes later a UPS truck pulled up in the...
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