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Forum: Machining 10-29-2020, 06:06 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By OldRedFord
Using the K&T mill

Where can I find more horizontal cutters, cheap?

I only have to cutters and want to try different speeds and feeds and depths of cuts but these cutters are more expensive then end mills. Current...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 10-27-2020, 07:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,361
Posted By OldRedFord
I've come across some more caps I might be able...

I've come across some more caps I might be able to have for free if tgey will work.

Will these work for start and balance caps?
Forum: Shop & Safety 10-25-2020, 05:40 PM
Replies: 1,190
Views: 78,044
Posted By OldRedFord
Wanted a portable outdoor yard light so I built...

Wanted a portable outdoor yard light so I built one using lumber from the crate my shop door came in.
Forum: Machining 10-22-2020, 07:16 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,523
Posted By OldRedFord
All machines in my shop have been bought with...

All machines in my shop have been bought with cash. No loans whatsoever.

No wife, kids or girlfriend or habits like dope etc.

Almost every evening I'm out here making chips. Not really making...
Forum: Machining 10-19-2020, 07:38 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,523
Posted By OldRedFord
Going to add those two lathes to my shop. ...

Going to add those two lathes to my shop.

So far my time frame to get them here is mid November.


Also have a possible line on a Hass 3 axis mill. Shop surplus. No details of yet.
Forum: Machining 10-18-2020, 07:21 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,523
Posted By OldRedFord
Yes. Need to repair the one on the arbor...

Yes.

Need to repair the one on the arbor holder though.


Last weekend I went and looked at the Monarch series 60 and the Prentice lathes. Ran them both. Got quotes on loading and unloading and...
Forum: Machining 10-18-2020, 04:27 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,523
Posted By OldRedFord
Making chips.

Making chips.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 10-17-2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,361
Posted By OldRedFord
I feel like a dummy. I had wired my vfd up...

I feel like a dummy.

I had wired my vfd up wrong and that's why it wouldn't run the mill.

I thought the yellow wire was a motor lead. It's a wire that runs from the stop/start buttons on my...
Forum: Machining 10-17-2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,523
Posted By OldRedFord
Actually id be bringing two lathes to my shop. A...

Actually id be bringing two lathes to my shop. A Prentice and that Monarch.

https://bidcal.hibid.com/lot/25927-121221-66849/prentice-brothers-co-lathe/

Same size and style.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 10-12-2020, 09:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,361
Posted By OldRedFord
I've got two 227 microfarad capacitors for...

I've got two 227 microfarad capacitors for starting.

Im not good at reading schematics but I've seen pictures if others builds and some the capacitors just have one wire going from one to the...
Forum: Machining 10-11-2020, 07:57 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,523
Posted By OldRedFord
What does a Monarch model 60 lathe weigh? Catalog...

What does a Monarch model 60 lathe weigh? Catalog swing is 20" and 120" between centers.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 10-11-2020, 12:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,361
Posted By OldRedFord
Leads are bigger then 14 awg. If it doesn't work...

Leads are bigger then 14 awg. If it doesn't work out I can return it. :cool:
Forum: Machining 10-10-2020, 02:52 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,523
Posted By OldRedFord
Picked up the arbors that go to my mill.

Picked up the arbors that go to my mill.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 10-10-2020, 02:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,361
Posted By OldRedFord
Got my hands on a 10 horse motor for the idler....

Got my hands on a 10 horse motor for the idler. It's 240/480 but only one set of leads coming out and can't be rewired. Let's hope it's 240.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 10-08-2020, 11:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,361
Posted By OldRedFord
I forgot a had a back panel with various...

I forgot a had a back panel with various electrical components hiding under a tarp at my house.

From it I pulled a section of din rail, the Allen Bradley relay and wire terminals and fuse holders...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 10-08-2020, 08:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,361
Posted By OldRedFord
Would a lighting contactor work? Got one of thise...

Would a lighting contactor work? Got one of thise laying around. Three pole 60 amp rating.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 10-08-2020, 07:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,361
Posted By OldRedFord
Working on a layout. Found a 120v coil Allen...

Working on a layout. Found a 120v coil Allen Bradley relay for the start capaciter.
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 10-08-2020, 11:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,361
Posted By OldRedFord
10 horsepower rotary phase converter

Im building a 10 horsepower rotary phase converter. I've already got a potential relay and a motor contactor rated for 10 hp at 240 volts three phase.

I've got a 250 uf start capaciter and some...
Forum: Machining 10-04-2020, 08:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,523
Posted By OldRedFord
Yup. We've been talking back and forth.

Yup. We've been talking back and forth.
Forum: Machining 10-04-2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,523
Posted By OldRedFord
I still have the Gorton to compliment this one. ...

I still have the Gorton to compliment this one.

I haven't been able to power up the K&T in my shop yet and make chips but everything seems fairly tight and less slop then with the Gorton.

If I...
Forum: Machining 10-04-2020, 04:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,523
Posted By OldRedFord
What a sweet mill. Safely in my shop.

What a sweet mill. Safely in my shop.
Forum: Machining 09-30-2020, 09:25 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,523
Posted By OldRedFord
I think I got a good deal. Georgia isn't a good...

I think I got a good deal. Georgia isn't a good state to shop for used machine tools of any age.
Forum: Machining 09-30-2020, 08:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 433
Posted By OldRedFord
Grinders home

Grinders home
Forum: Machining 09-29-2020, 09:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,523
Posted By OldRedFord
Need to rent a trailer to bring the mill home.

Need to rent a trailer to bring the mill home.
Forum: Machining 09-28-2020, 10:37 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,523
Posted By OldRedFord
Here's some pictures from the add.

Here's some pictures from the add.
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