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Forum: Welding 03-18-2019, 10:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,535
Posted By TriHonu
In Minneapolis/St Paul there are six suppliers I...

In Minneapolis/St Paul there are six suppliers I know of, and probably a couple I don't.

I use Oxygen Service in St Paul. They were a great company to deal with, employee owned. In the last 7...
Forum: Machining 03-10-2019, 01:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 565
Posted By TriHonu
Here are a few points to consider: 1. ...

Here are a few points to consider:

1. Negative Rake Tooling - Even though the insert is tipped down, you can still have a positive angle on the cutting edge. Lets say the holder is -7°. If the...
Forum: Machining 10-16-2018, 02:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,159
Posted By TriHonu
Bubba, I have the ANSI Standard for the D1-3...

Bubba, I have the ANSI Standard for the D1-3 mount. Doing a little math on the tolerances I found that if the spindle nose is at the max tolerance and the backing plate bore is at the minimum...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 08-19-2018, 11:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,269
Posted By TriHonu
The issue with using restrictors is they create a...

The issue with using restrictors is they create a lot of heat in your hydraulic fluid if the flow is not intermittent.

If you only need to slow the flow in one direction, you can buy flow control...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 06-27-2018, 11:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,600
Posted By TriHonu
I'm still using mine. I figured out why my older...

I'm still using mine. I figured out why my older one works much better than the newer one (https://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200660204_200660204).

The new one I bought from...
Forum: Welding 06-01-2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,438
Posted By TriHonu
There were a few companies that made a High...

There were a few companies that made a High Frequency box that you attached to your stinger and ground cables.

I have one like the one below that I used in my desire to learn to TIG weld.

...
Forum: Machining 05-09-2018, 10:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,082
Posted By TriHonu
Vertical only, but it is an X-Y table. Pre-CNC...

Vertical only, but it is an X-Y table. Pre-CNC that was a hot ticket item.

BIL badly wants a 12"x12" X-Y Troyke. Around here they still bring more money than he wants to spend.
Forum: Machining 05-08-2018, 08:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,555
Posted By TriHonu
I did a quick count. 514 endmills (263 1/4" and...

I did a quick count. 514 endmills (263 1/4" and under, 251 larger than 1/4"). Looking at economy grade uncoated double end mills - average cost of $12 each would put the new cost of $6000+. For...
Forum: Machining 05-08-2018, 12:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,555
Posted By TriHonu
You're correct, I initially picked it up by the...

You're correct, I initially picked it up by the handle and quickly changed to two hands on the bottom.

I bought some Chinese endmills from Enco years back, when I first got my mill. Like most...
Forum: Machining 05-06-2018, 11:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,555
Posted By TriHonu
Garage Sale Find

I seldom stop at yard sales. Yesterday I stopped at one and they had a few tools. There was a plastic toolbox that caught my eye. I flipped it open to find it full to the brim with endmills.

To...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 03-30-2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,193
Posted By TriHonu
Check with your steel supplier. I use Discount...

Check with your steel supplier. I use Discount Steel in Minneapolis and they stock multiple sizes.

https://www.discountsteel.com/items/1055_Steel_Beveled_Cutting_Edge.cfm
Forum: Machining 03-13-2018, 08:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,515
Posted By TriHonu
If you have the grinder why not just grind a...

If you have the grinder why not just grind a D-Bit?

See Popular Science October 1967 (https://books.google.com/books?id=1SoDAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA172&lpg=PA172#v=onepage&q&f=false)

Also described in...
Forum: Machining 02-14-2018, 11:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,294
Posted By TriHonu
My Hartford Super Spacer came with a 24 division...

My Hartford Super Spacer came with a 24 division plate. 24 gives you the most common divisions (2,3,4,6,8).

You will have to figure out if you need any additional divisions.
Forum: Welding 11-07-2017, 06:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,436
Posted By TriHonu
Excluding powder selection, what aspects of the...

Excluding powder selection, what aspects of the application & finishing operations are most likely to result in an unsatisfactory results?


I have read numerous negative opinions to this process...
Forum: Welding 11-07-2017, 02:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,436
Posted By TriHonu
I have searched and read everything I could find...

I have searched and read everything I could find online about this process. Considering how long this process has been around, I didn't find much.

The two two points that came up on forums and...
Forum: Welding 10-30-2017, 08:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,436
Posted By TriHonu
Metalizing AKA Powder Spray Welding

I went to an auction preview of a large manufacturer that is downsizing. There were over 800 lots and much of it was listed as “cabinet with contents” or “pallet rack with contents”. The lots were...
Forum: Fabrication 10-15-2017, 01:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,322
Posted By TriHonu
Me too. Some days the metal can be quite...

Me too. Some days the metal can be quite challenging. My welds are sound, but I just don't weld enough to make the beads look pretty.
Forum: Fabrication 10-14-2017, 10:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,322
Posted By TriHonu
The one missing piece of information that I would...

The one missing piece of information that I would like to have is a chart of welding parameters for different materials.

I have spent a lot of time searching online and have downloaded and read...
Forum: Fabrication 10-12-2017, 09:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,322
Posted By TriHonu
The new model Leister is over $8000. You can get...

The new model Leister is over $8000. You can get China models for around $1500. The new models are microprocessor controlled and can weld at much higher speeds.

My welder was about 4 years old...
Forum: Fabrication 10-10-2017, 10:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,322
Posted By TriHonu
You can see the how well the acetone cleaned the...

You can see the how well the acetone cleaned the outer-side. [Pic 11]. Again I used a bunch of weights to hold the sheets in position. [Pic 12] I slide them out of the way with my foot as I walk...
Forum: Fabrication 10-10-2017, 10:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,322
Posted By TriHonu
Next was drawing a pattern and getting the first...

Next was drawing a pattern and getting the first one cut out. [Pic 6] Off to the drive way to clean it inside and out with a floor buffer. [Pic 7] I was told the material had to be clean, no...
Forum: Fabrication 10-10-2017, 10:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,322
Posted By TriHonu
Oh what we do for storage...

This is a little different fabrication and welding story.

We had a hail storm that damaged the west sides of my two canvas top storage sheds (20x12x8.5 feet). [Pic 1] The company no longer...
Forum: Fabrication 09-13-2017, 09:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,748
Posted By TriHonu
I shop a couple 2d hand stores near me. If I can...

I shop a couple 2d hand stores near me. If I can find stuff in good condition, that I need, and can save a few dollars, then I have a few more dollars to spend on something else.

I usually...
Forum: Fabrication 09-12-2017, 10:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,748
Posted By TriHonu
Welder Cart

I have been wanting to reclaim some floor space in the shop. One problem area was three welders taking up too much floor space.

I picked up a weight lifting safety cage at a second hand store. ...
Forum: Fabrication 09-03-2017, 09:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,510
Posted By TriHonu
+1 ...

+1

http://www.cegroup.com/subcat7,Clamps___Frame_Tools.html
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