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Forum: Shop & Safety 08-16-2019, 08:21 AM
Replies: 722
Views: 20,139
Posted By greywynd
It’s an easy way to figure out who your true...

It’s an easy way to figure out who your true friends are.

Just like lending money to friends. If it gets paid back, then they can still be friends. If not, consider it a payment for them to go...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 08-12-2019, 08:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 530
Posted By greywynd
V10’s also have an issue with dissimilar metals...

V10’s also have an issue with dissimilar metals where the starter bolts up. It’s an aluminum surface with steel bolts holding the starter in. First and so far only starter I had to heat a bell...
Forum: Shop & Safety 08-10-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 722
Views: 20,139
Posted By greywynd
Get used to the working alone, and make sure to...

Get used to the working alone, and make sure to keep ‘notes’ as to who was busy and who helped.

Almost 35 years ago, before I was even a teen, I had a guy dome a favour even though I hadn’t asked...
Forum: Fabrication 08-08-2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,351
Posted By greywynd
I noticed a spike in Milton stock recently... ...

I noticed a spike in Milton stock recently...


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Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 08-06-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 501
Posted By greywynd
So don’t buy the jewellry boxes and buy what you...

So don’t buy the jewellry boxes and buy what you want. Nobody is forcing you to buy them.

As to the quality of a ‘new’ kennedy, I have no idea. I have several, at best guess the ‘newest’ is...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 08-06-2019, 09:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 501
Posted By greywynd
For measuring tools, endmills, reamers and that...

For measuring tools, endmills, reamers and that sort of stuff that machinists use, they work well. For wrenches, hammers, and general tools, the ‘machinists’ boxes suck.


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Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 08-05-2019, 11:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 501
Posted By greywynd
I’ll agree on the you suck, especially being like...

I’ll agree on the you suck, especially being like new with keys. You’re well under 20% of new price.


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Forum: Fabrication 08-01-2019, 12:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,270
Posted By greywynd
Being creative means that you put more $$ in your...

Being creative means that you put more $$ in your pocket at the end of the day, IMO. Nice job Gerry.


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Forum: Fabrication 07-30-2019, 08:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 762
Posted By greywynd
After not having ran a rubber tired backhoe in...

After not having ran a rubber tired backhoe in years, and spending most of 10 plus hours in one today, I remember why I hate the fucking things. Bouncy, limited functionality, and a pita to move...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 07-30-2019, 08:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 289
Posted By greywynd
Sounds like a nice score! Sent from my...

Sounds like a nice score!


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Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 07-30-2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 623
Posted By greywynd
Most of the lift gates I’ve dealt with have had...

Most of the lift gates I’ve dealt with have had 12v hydraulic pump packs. If this is similar you’re into some heavy current.

I hope when they say fuel tank it’s a diesel slip tank, and not gas? ...
Forum: Fabrication 07-27-2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 11,537
Posted By greywynd
Very nice outcome, excellent re-use of materials....

Very nice outcome, excellent re-use of materials.


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Forum: Fabrication 07-27-2019, 03:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 762
Posted By greywynd
The curved boom on a backhoe or excavator shifts...

The curved boom on a backhoe or excavator shifts the pivot of the boom and the stuck a little. It allows the bucket to ‘crowd’ in towards the machine farther, and by doing so, gives a stronger...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 07-25-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 538
Posted By greywynd
I’ve used some of the rubbermaid roughneck and...

I’ve used some of the rubbermaid roughneck and cargo boxes for things like chainsaw cases. Sometimes easier and quicker than buying and making wooden boxes.


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Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 07-23-2019, 04:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 582
Posted By greywynd
There’s a reason that the last Ford diesels I...

There’s a reason that the last Ford diesels I owned were 7.3litre IDI’s, and now drive a Cummins. 6.0 leakers have just left too many guys I know with breakdowns and big dollar repairs.

Add in...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 07-23-2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 625
Posted By greywynd
No experience, but I have seen displays and...

No experience, but I have seen displays and setups for solar powered water pumps for watering livestock. Thinking that batteries are used for storage, may be something to look at for ideas.

...
Forum: Machining 07-21-2019, 11:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 547
Posted By greywynd
Easiest is to mill one out of brass or aluminum,...

Easiest is to mill one out of brass or aluminum, and drill/tap it for a couple small button head screws. I think I have a couple to make sometime, will have to take a look, it’s down on the ‘to-do’...
Forum: Machining 07-21-2019, 11:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 276
Posted By greywynd
Try a HSS router bit, ideally with no rake angle....

Try a HSS router bit, ideally with no rake angle. You can also try flame polishing the edges after machining it and see if that helps.


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Forum: Machining 07-17-2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 350
Posted By greywynd
Grinding Dust collection

Looking for ideas for containing or collecting the dust from the surface grinder.

My original thought was to hook up a shop vacuum, the issue there is that I don’t know how well they would...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 07-17-2019, 12:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 420
Posted By greywynd
I would look at brackets and jacks, and lift the...

I would look at brackets and jacks, and lift the top from the bottom that way. Are you replacing the top piece, or the bottom?


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Forum: Machining 07-16-2019, 10:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,375
Posted By greywynd
What/where did you pick up the toolpost? Want to...

What/where did you pick up the toolpost? Want to get something for my old South Bend.


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Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 07-12-2019, 03:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 819
Posted By greywynd
I can’t say I’ve seen an older diesel that...

I can’t say I’ve seen an older diesel that doesn’t turn the oil black.

If the level isn’t dropping, then it’s not leaking or burning oil IMO.

Black smoke with a diesel usually means...
Forum: Machining 07-10-2019, 04:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 300
Posted By greywynd
I first found out about this grinder when I went...

I first found out about this grinder when I went to look at the Bridgeport vertical mill, and ended up buying both.

I thought I had pics from when I went to see it, best I can find is when they...
Forum: Machining 07-10-2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 300
Posted By greywynd
Harig 612 Surface Grinder

Over the next while I’m goint to try to find the pics and fill in the blanks on the story of this grinder. I’ve mentioned it here and there in various threads over the last couple years or so.
...
Forum: Machining 07-10-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,056
Posted By greywynd
Convention in the cnc/shop world is that Z is...

Convention in the cnc/shop world is that Z is always aligned with the spindle. So a lathe would normally be Z minus to go towards the spindle with the carriage. Cross slide would be X minus to take a...
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