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Forum: Shop & Safety Yesterday, 05:39 AM
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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
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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: 6
Views: 250
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: 23
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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: 327
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: 327
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: 1,031
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: 755
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: 439
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: 755
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.
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Forum: Machining 11-18-2019, 06:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,068
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: 42
Views: 2,068
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: 616
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: 616
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: 1,752
Posted By greywynd
Bet that will streamline things for you! ...

Bet that will streamline things for you!


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Forum: Machining 11-12-2019, 09:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,068
Posted By greywynd
I ran a couple round column mills in high...

I ran a couple round column mills in high school....can’t recall the make though for sure.

Part of the reason that the drives were done that way was to synchronize them for certain operations....
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-12-2019, 09:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 505
Posted By greywynd
Funny part is that is an actual komatsu excavator...

Funny part is that is an actual komatsu excavator in the pic. Weighs like 900 pounds, and has a small breaker built into the stick. Drop the bucket, put a chisel in and start hammering concrete.

...
Forum: Welding 11-10-2019, 03:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,154
Posted By greywynd
Not sure where you’re located, best option is to...

Not sure where you’re located, best option is to pay a little more up front and make it right from the beginning. Used portable welders can be found sometimes pretty reasonable, even cheaper if they...
Forum: Fabrication 11-07-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,127
Posted By greywynd
I had an outboard tank setup similarly for...

I had an outboard tank setup similarly for diesels, used it as a clean source of fuel on older vehicles. They work well for different fuel uses.


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Forum: Machining 11-07-2019, 03:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 620
Posted By greywynd
Got home yesterday actually, been busy ever...

Got home yesterday actually, been busy ever since. Fixed a leaking shower tap, a loose door handle, shut off a pilot light on a fireplace that apparently isn’t going to be used this winter, and went...
Forum: Machining 11-07-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 620
Posted By greywynd
Another option is to chuck a hunk of steel and...

Another option is to chuck a hunk of steel and turn a 60 degree point on it, then use that as the headstock centre. A bent leg dog will usually hit on a jaw of the chuck.

Gerry if you need more...
Forum: Shop & Safety 11-06-2019, 04:56 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 17,395
Posted By greywynd
Don’t forget it also depends on the flow of water...

Don’t forget it also depends on the flow of water coming through the lines. I was good at the farm for years til I was only there part time....same temps, but things started freezing as there was...
Forum: Machining 11-06-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 475
Posted By greywynd
Something seems strange though. Most machines are...

Something seems strange though. Most machines are setup these days that if something fails or happens, they go to zero state or shut down, not runaway.

I can see how a piece the size of that...
Forum: Welding 11-06-2019, 04:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,154
Posted By greywynd
Seems like the OP is just looking for answers,...

Seems like the OP is just looking for answers, and is waiting to pick the one that he likes. May mean some major disappointment when it doesn’t work worth a damn, or at all, after he spends the...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 11-02-2019, 09:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,400
Posted By greywynd
A 10mm socket turned down in a lathe will also...

A 10mm socket turned down in a lathe will also work.....I may even have it somewhere still, will have to look thru the tools I got from dad, he kept it after we modified it.

I don’t recall if we...
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