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Forum: Blacksmithing & Forming 12-07-2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 270
Posted By greywynd
Nice work Jen. And yes, a beautiful looking shop....

Nice work Jen. And yes, a beautiful looking shop. Did it work as well as it looks?


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Forum: Machining 12-07-2019, 03:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 215
Posted By greywynd
Surprised at a transit for checking level along...

Surprised at a transit for checking level along the length these days, I would have thought they would be using some form of laser.


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Forum: Machining 12-06-2019, 11:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 301
Posted By greywynd
The one I’m using at the moment doesn’t have...

The one I’m using at the moment doesn’t have clear markings unfortunately. Comparing it to some known wheels, I’m guessing it’s about a 240/320 range for grit size.

At this point I’m simply...
Forum: Machining 12-06-2019, 10:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 367
Posted By greywynd
Cincinnati made some very robust and well built...

Cincinnati made some very robust and well built machines. In a way they still exist today, they became Cincinnati Milacron at some point, now they are simply Milacron, and are mostly plastic...
Forum: Machining 12-06-2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 367
Posted By greywynd
Sounds like a shifter not travelling fully, or...

Sounds like a shifter not travelling fully, or bent or something like that. Basically a ‘range’ not engaging properly. When you can figure out the ‘common’ issue between the feed rates that aren’t...
Forum: Machining 12-05-2019, 10:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 301
Posted By greywynd
Will check in the morning. Grit is only one part...

Will check in the morning. Grit is only one part of the factor, concentration, bonding agent (the glue) are also parts of it.

I got four diamond wheels in the deal, three for sure are Norton. Two...
Forum: Machining 12-05-2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 301
Posted By greywynd
Just for shits and giggles I threw a brazed...

Just for shits and giggles I threw a brazed carbide lathe tool in a vise on the surface grinder. Mounted one of the diamond wheels and it cuts the carbide almost as easy as a hot knife in butter.
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Forum: Machining 12-05-2019, 07:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 301
Posted By greywynd
Was already draggin ass, 7 days of about 14-15...

Was already draggin ass, 7 days of about 14-15 hours start to finish seems to do that these days.


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Forum: Machining 12-05-2019, 05:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 301
Posted By greywynd
There was one grinding wheel fatality, all in all...

There was one grinding wheel fatality, all in all much better than I feared.

The seller wouldn’t ship across the border, so I setup with a shipping outlet in Sweet Grass, Montana so I could pick...
Forum: Machining 12-05-2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 301
Posted By greywynd
Another addition to the shop

I have been watching for a Harig spin indexer for some time, well before I had even bought the surface grinder.

It’s strange, they are a very useful item for a toolroom shop, maybe because of...
Forum: Shop & Safety 12-04-2019, 05:39 AM
Replies: 870
Views: 31,313
Posted By greywynd
Depending on heat source, if you’re doing gas or...

Depending on heat source, if you’re doing gas or propane, what about a fireplace? Would a some looks to the living space.


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Forum: Shop & Safety 12-03-2019, 12:00 AM
Replies: 870
Views: 31,313
Posted By greywynd
Looking good Tim, making good progress! ...

Looking good Tim, making good progress!


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Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 12-02-2019, 11:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 664
Posted By greywynd
It has Detroit diesels in it. If it doesn’t it...

It has Detroit diesels in it. If it doesn’t it either soon will, or it’s already empty.


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Forum: Welding 11-27-2019, 01:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,330
Posted By greywynd
Somehow I doubt it will ‘just’ be a welder! ...

Somehow I doubt it will ‘just’ be a welder!


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Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-27-2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 361
Posted By greywynd
I was wondering that too, however the way our...

I was wondering that too, however the way our tools mount and are often ‘trapped’ within brackets and such, I can’t see how.... Maybe with a different setup than what we have.


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Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-26-2019, 09:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 361
Posted By greywynd
Pops your google foo comes through again. ...

Pops your google foo comes through again.


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Forum: Machining 11-26-2019, 09:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,248
Posted By greywynd
Yep, slow as you can go. Sometimes using tools in...

Yep, slow as you can go. Sometimes using tools in ‘unintnded’ ways can help. As an example, if yoi have a triangle insert tool, instead of using the tip and 90 degree side, use the bevel of the 60...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-26-2019, 02:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 897
Posted By greywynd
I’ve been wondering about a set for my truck. It...

I’ve been wondering about a set for my truck. It has 285/70-17’s....pricing them online they get expensive quick!

I’ve been wondering if a set of 22.5 singles would work if they were shortened...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-24-2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 519
Posted By greywynd
I’ve used thread to tie gaskets in place too,...

I’ve used thread to tie gaskets in place too, something Dad taught me years ago.

Lots of good ideas, I’ve used variations of some of them in the past.


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Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-22-2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 897
Posted By greywynd
You would have to check them, if the width will...

You would have to check them, if the width will still work then you could add some side links and a cross chain or two as needed.

I always found it easier to make chains smaller than bigger.
...
Forum: Machining 11-18-2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,532
Posted By greywynd
CNC can be used for one off’s too, it just has to...

CNC can be used for one off’s too, it just has to be the right sort of stuff to be an advantage. Contoured parts, parts with repeated features, that sort of stuff works very well.

We have one guy...
Forum: Machining 11-18-2019, 11:31 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,532
Posted By greywynd
Depends on the shop Norm. I would say the job I’m...

Depends on the shop Norm. I would say the job I’m at now, 75% of the work is still done on conventional machines. Horizontal boring mills, conventional mill and lathes are the bulk of it. There’s one...
Forum: Machining 11-18-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 735
Posted By greywynd
I may look at building a rotary broach, my other...

I may look at building a rotary broach, my other option for ‘low cost’ options is my little shaper.


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Forum: Machining 11-17-2019, 01:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 735
Posted By greywynd
Square holes

I’ve been doing some research, reading and such on ways to make square holes in steel...without using edm (or filing them either!)

I’m thinking I can do it with the shaper, so have mostly been...
Forum: Fabrication 11-12-2019, 09:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,968
Posted By greywynd
Bet that will streamline things for you! ...

Bet that will streamline things for you!


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