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Forum: Machining Yesterday, 06:45 AM
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Posted By camdigger
If you turn east at the jct of Hwy 93 and 11,...

If you turn east at the jct of Hwy 93 and 11, you'd still be nearly 3 hours away.. There's lots of parking space here for your outfit. Not all of it perfectly level.
I can pm you details.....
Forum: Machining 08-19-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 23
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Posted By camdigger
I have Chicom 1/2" shank S&D drills to 1". Most...

I have Chicom 1/2" shank S&D drills to 1". Most are in need of sharpening as I have not mastered the art of freehand grinding yet.

What shank does your mag drill use? Would you use a twist...
Forum: Machining 08-19-2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 23
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Posted By camdigger
Kieth, I inherited this from my Dad. It will do...

Kieth, I inherited this from my Dad. It will do the drilling, but if not respected could beat a guy up pretty good.
Forum: Machining 08-19-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 437
Posted By camdigger
The drill motor carrier is closer to what I am...

The drill motor carrier is closer to what I am thinking of.The other thing I thought of is a feed mechanism I saw on a hot tapping machine.....hmmm.

My plan is to clamp the cutting edge in place. ...
Forum: Machining 08-19-2019, 01:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 437
Posted By camdigger
Yours is Black and Decker, mine is a Skil. Same...

Yours is Black and Decker, mine is a Skil. Same kind of drill motor. I have a couple sets of Chicom 1/2" shank " blacksmith" or smith and prestiss drill bits too. I was looking for a way to get a...
Forum: Machining 08-19-2019, 11:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 437
Posted By camdigger
In situ drilling

Is there an easy way to rig up to drill 14 - 3/4" holes through 3/8 mild steel on something too awkward to get in my drillpress or mill drill?


I do not own a mag drill. I do have a couple of...
Forum: Fabrication 08-19-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 884
Posted By camdigger
I guess I shouldn't be surprised at the wear from...

I guess I shouldn't be surprised at the wear from grain. The separation cylinder bars in a combine thresher are hardened steel and do wear out over a decade or so. This on a machine that runs a few...
Forum: Fabrication 08-18-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 884
Posted By camdigger
I am curious how thick the original cones were if...

I am curious how thick the original cones were if they are wearing through from the flowing grain.

Having said that, there was a market for worn boards from wooden grain spouts from the old...
Forum: Fabrication 08-16-2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 884
Posted By camdigger
If you are working with 10 ga, you could...

If you are working with 10 ga, you could fabricobble your own dies. Some angle, flat bar, and round stock, and you could make up your own full length dies. I have posted images of my home made...
Forum: Fabrication 08-16-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 884
Posted By camdigger
Meh, having read a lot of Platys posts and seen...

Meh, having read a lot of Platys posts and seen your shop, I suspect there are tools and toys in your arsenal Platy doesn't have Gerry. I declare no contest on the comparison.

Platy does get...
Forum: Fabrication 08-15-2019, 09:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 884
Posted By camdigger
8" x 3.14159/ # of bends should give you how many...

8" x 3.14159/ # of bends should give you how many inches between bends on the 8" end. Likewise for the large end.

360 degrees/ # of bends should give you how many degrees per bend.

You might...
Forum: Shop & Safety 08-15-2019, 04:12 PM
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Posted By camdigger
I have actually had good luck getting help when I...

I have actually had good luck getting help when I need it. I have cast a lot of bread on the water too, so to speak..... I view working on other's projects, not just an opportunity to socialize,...
Forum: Machining 07-31-2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 439
Posted By camdigger
Nice lathe, and for the money, seems like an...

Nice lathe, and for the money, seems like an excellent buy.

Is there a plan to get 3 phase power for the lathe? VFD perhaps?
Forum: Fabrication 07-30-2019, 11:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 790
Posted By camdigger
Ok , but say I want to maximize both digging...

Ok , but say I want to maximize both digging depth and unloading distance, ie distance from boom pivot at 6' above ground...
Forum: Fabrication 07-26-2019, 10:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 790
Posted By camdigger
Ok, so how do you go about figuring out the...

Ok, so how do you go about figuring out the optimum bend in the boom? What is the advantage of the bend? Where do you bend the boom?
Forum: Fabrication 07-26-2019, 04:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 790
Posted By camdigger
Camdigger digger

My brother called me the other day. Apparently he wants me to make a toy digger for his grandson like some I made 30 years ago. Seems his grandson is obsessed with earthmoving machines. I agreed...
Forum: Machining 07-22-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 452
Posted By camdigger
Huh, #5 Barnes.....

Huh, #5 Barnes.....
Forum: Machining 07-21-2019, 07:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 452
Posted By camdigger
That Barnes lathe...

That Barnes lathe http://www.lathes.co.uk/barnes/index.html looks very similar to mine except for the custom cabinet. Even to the threading chart on the leg. Maybe mine is a Barnes.:confused: I...
Forum: Machining 07-21-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 452
Posted By camdigger
Antique Barnes #5 Lathe

As Ironman requested, here are pictures of my antique Rockford? lathe. I say Rockford, because I found a label saying it was built in Rockford, Ill. In modern terms, it will turn 12" between 36"...
Forum: Machining 07-18-2019, 08:23 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,422
Posted By camdigger
Definitely the BXA. Blocks are the 200 series. ...

Definitely the BXA. Blocks are the 200 series. Oddly, the flyer also has the axa set on for the same price.
Forum: Machining 07-18-2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,422
Posted By camdigger
I'll have to move a bunch of "inventory" from...

I'll have to move a bunch of "inventory" from around it to get any decent pictures of it. Maybe next rainy day? We're having lots of those lately, so it may not be long....:D

I'll also try to...
Forum: Machining 07-17-2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 352
Posted By camdigger
Not for grinding dust, but I have seem commercial...

Not for grinding dust, but I have seem commercial and home brew cyclonic preseparators for dust. Keeps the big stuff out of the shop vac into a large garbage can or pail leaving the fine filtration...
Forum: Machining 07-17-2019, 03:16 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,422
Posted By camdigger
Pretty sure my QCTP is a BXA. I think the...

Pretty sure my QCTP is a BXA. I think the 250-101 block would fit.


I haven't heard much about Banggood other than the horror stories posted on this board and referenced earlier in this thread....
Forum: Machining 07-17-2019, 11:16 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,422
Posted By camdigger
Not necessarily. I paid 180$ Tax incl. no...

Not necessarily. I paid 180$ Tax incl. no shipping cost or delay. I got to see and handle all the parts before purchase. The guy at the tool counter was more than happy to open the package and...
Forum: Machining 07-17-2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,422
Posted By camdigger
Tried CDCO. Still waiting on a reply. It has...

Tried CDCO. Still waiting on a reply. It has been two years. I gave up.
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