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Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-29-2020, 11:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 556
Posted By LKeithR
For 148 bucks that Daytona looks to be a pretty...

For 148 bucks that Daytona looks to be a pretty nice little jack. Well put together with some extra gussets and reinforcements in places that need it. As long as the hydraulics work OK it should...
Forum: Fabrication 11-21-2020, 08:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 740
Posted By LKeithR
Amen to that! I haven't painted in years. There...

Amen to that! I haven't painted in years. There are so many places around now that do powder coating or other forms of custom painting that it's just not worth my time...
Forum: Machining 11-18-2020, 09:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 288
Posted By LKeithR
Nothin' to it, eh? :D My lathe--even though...

Nothin' to it, eh? :D

My lathe--even though it is Chinese--is sophisticated (?) enough that I can cut all
the common metric threads just by changing dials on the lathe. No gear changes,
thank...
Forum: Fabrication 11-18-2020, 01:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 740
Posted By LKeithR
Around here rubber tired machines working or...

Around here rubber tired machines working or moving on a highway are required to
have strobes or flashing lights. It may or may not be a requirement--depends on the
jobsite--but most mobile...
Forum: Fabrication 11-17-2020, 12:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 899
Posted By LKeithR
Excellent explanation! Pretty much sums it all...

Excellent explanation! Pretty much sums it all up in a few simple paragraphs...
Forum: Machining 11-17-2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 616
Posted By LKeithR
Depends a lot on what your intended use is. If...

Depends a lot on what your intended use is. If you want a heavy duty drill that you can use to cut the occasional keyway you'd probably be OK but if you're looking to use it a lot as a milling...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-16-2020, 12:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 546
Posted By LKeithR
Were they all the same shaft size? I know that...

Were they all the same shaft size? I know that motors with different horsepower ratings can have the same frame size but I thought throwing in the shaft size would help narrow things down a bit. Or...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-15-2020, 03:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 546
Posted By LKeithR
They both look like they have "C" faces so...

They both look like they have "C" faces so measure the shaft diameter, the diameter of the
flange and the hole spacing. That will tell you what series the motor is, at least. You'll still
have to...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-10-2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 736
Posted By LKeithR
In my experience the cheapest and easiest way to...

In my experience the cheapest and easiest way to machine flats or hexes on small
shafts is to use a 5C collet block and the appropriate 5C collet. For anything up to
1" diameter this is all I've...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-09-2020, 08:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 356
Posted By LKeithR
It's possible, I suppose, but I think all the...

It's possible, I suppose, but I think all the info you need to run the motor is on the tag itself...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-09-2020, 02:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 356
Posted By LKeithR
I've used quite a few Dayton motors over the...

I've used quite a few Dayton motors over the years and I'd guess that the product numbers you show
are just coded for catalogue listings--in other words, just a part number. If you have the motors...
Forum: Machining 11-09-2020, 12:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 441
Posted By LKeithR
Tools like that can be set so one cutting edge is...

Tools like that can be set so one cutting edge is cutting a little deeper or a little wider than the other.
You get twice the amount of material removal for each revolution without overloading the...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-08-2020, 01:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 736
Posted By LKeithR
Yeah, when I'm doing machine work I probably...

Yeah, when I'm doing machine work I probably spend twice as much time on the lathe as on the milling machine but I generally prefer to run the mill over the lathe. Doing mill setups and fixturing is...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-07-2020, 11:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 736
Posted By LKeithR
Same applies if you're running a business. I've...

Same applies if you're running a business. I've done jobs where a nice little fixture will make it much easier.
Looked at it and said: "Yeah, we'll definitely be able to use that again." Ten...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-07-2020, 08:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 736
Posted By LKeithR
Whether you're running a home/farm shop or a...

Whether you're running a home/farm shop or a small business like ours you're always looking at
your jobs and trying to decide how much money you can justify spending on tooling and fixtures.
Some...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-07-2020, 12:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 737
Posted By LKeithR
The slots in the back of those wood blocks...

The slots in the back of those wood blocks suggest something like that. Perhaps a mitre box with a place
to store some saws. You could also store straight edges in those slots but I don't know...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-07-2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 736
Posted By LKeithR
Like a lot of other projects, the level of "suck"...

Like a lot of other projects, the level of "suck" depends a lot on how well set up you are to tackle the job. If it's a one-off back yard job it can be a real pain in the ass but if you've got a...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-07-2020, 12:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 736
Posted By LKeithR
Pretty much what the others have said. Unless...

Pretty much what the others have said. Unless you're really set up for it there's no way around the mess; you just have to deal with it. While hydraulics aren't our main business I have worked on...
Forum: Shop & Safety 11-06-2020, 12:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 392
Posted By LKeithR
Most of the shields I've seen are metal mesh. ...

Most of the shields I've seen are metal mesh. Does your Worker's Comp office by chance have any specs for shields? They may have guidelines and/or regulations. If you use Lexan I would think that...
Forum: Fabrication 11-01-2020, 01:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 716
Posted By LKeithR
One other possibility is that they are mandrels...

One other possibility is that they are mandrels used for swaging the ends of tubes--the locating pin idea is probably more valid, however. Pretty sure the 30 and 56 stamped on them refers to the...
Forum: Machining 11-01-2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,586
Posted By LKeithR
Yup, some guys just don't know when to keep...

Yup, some guys just don't know when to keep quiet...:eek::eek:
Forum: Machining 10-27-2020, 12:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 448
Posted By LKeithR
I could probably count on both hands the number...

I could probably count on both hands the number of times I've actually needed to set my mill vise at an angle. My vise is a Kurt 3600V so it never came with a swivel but if I need to set an angle I...
Forum: Machining 10-25-2020, 01:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,399
Posted By LKeithR
I agree that removing the armature is the correct...

I agree that removing the armature is the correct way to tackle that job. If the bearings don't come off they can be damaged for sure and getting the shaft aligned and machined is obviously...
Forum: Welding 10-17-2020, 01:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,177
Posted By LKeithR
My brother, my son and I have all had a couple of...

My brother, my son and I have all had a couple of the Miller Digital Elite helmets and they've all worked well. Haven't bought any for a while but I think they're in the $200 range--should be well...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 10-08-2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,197
Posted By LKeithR
Upside down or not, that is a yard I'd like to...

Upside down or not, that is a yard I'd like to explore...:D
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