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Forum: Machining 06-11-2014, 08:20 AM
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Posted By Fla Jim
I make my own blades, using Starrett stock. ...

I make my own blades, using Starrett stock.
Here's a link:
http://www.shopfloortalk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=16414
Forum: SFT Information 05-29-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,147
Posted By Fla Jim
Truth be told. I had my Glock 36. But then my...

Truth be told. I had my Glock 36. But then my name doesn't start with 1911:rolleyes:
Carrying a Glock is like being married to a rich ugly woman that is a great cook.;)
Forum: Fabrication 05-22-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,974
Posted By Fla Jim
I don't think you're spinning the man motor fast...

I don't think you're spinning the man motor fast enough.
That motor is still drawing a high starting current.
If your going to use a pony motor, hook it up direct drive to obtain 1750 on the main....
Forum: SFT Information 05-22-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,147
Posted By Fla Jim
Everything shared was 100% the gospel...

Everything shared was 100% the gospel truth:rolleyes:
I hope nobody would think Retired Chief's would embellish a story.
After being retired over thirty years a lot of things are still fresh in my...
Forum: SFT Information 05-20-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,147
Posted By Fla Jim
I guess I must be "George":confused:??

I guess I must be "George":confused:??
Forum: SFT Information 05-20-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,147
Posted By Fla Jim
At the end of the evening, the poor staff at...

At the end of the evening, the poor staff at sonny's had to break out the "scoop shovels". Yes it was that deep!!:eek:
I had a great time. It's nice to meet face to face after all these years of...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 04-24-2012, 12:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,225
Posted By Fla Jim
Frequency is a product of generator rpm's. On...

Frequency is a product of generator rpm's.
On the last cruise I made before I retired from tne Navy. We were in the Indian ocean.

We tried to run the plant as effecient as we could. At night,...
Forum: Machining 04-21-2012, 01:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 643
Posted By Fla Jim
I have the 28th. It is kinda hard reading. That's...

I have the 28th. It is kinda hard reading. That's because the prints too small, rather than the paper.
I sometimes have to use a magnifyng glass to read the tables.
If I ever get another edition,...
Forum: Fabrication 03-24-2012, 10:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,661
Posted By Fla Jim
That's a great idea for clamping round stock. ...

That's a great idea for clamping round stock.
Too bad I don't have enough meat left on my jaws to do that.
I've always milled step jaws in my DP vises. ...
Forum: Machining 01-27-2012, 11:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,229
Posted By Fla Jim
I don't remember what I was making in that...

I don't remember what I was making in that photo.
I only power tap when I'm doing a through hole. I also use a "spiral point, or gun tap". I leave the tail stock loose, and let it self feed.

On...
Forum: Shop & Safety 12-14-2011, 09:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,945
Posted By Fla Jim
My worst claustrophobic attack came back in the...

My worst claustrophobic attack came back in the 1960's.
I was on a Destroyer tender, the USS Dixie (AD 14).
We were retubing a boiler on a destroyer in the Phillippines. We were working twelve...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 12-14-2011, 12:19 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,735
Posted By Fla Jim
Amps only tell you part of the story. Volt-amps...

Amps only tell you part of the story.
Volt-amps are apparent power. To get true power you need a “watt meter”
With AC electricity, you have several causes of inefficiency, among them are...
Forum: Shop & Safety 11-06-2011, 10:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,961
Posted By Fla Jim
Where do I start about my hearing (lack of)? I...

Where do I start about my hearing (lack of)?
I guess I spent too many years in engine rooms with no hearing protection. Of course a lot of weapons firing didn’t help either.
I have very bad...
Forum: Fabrication 09-07-2011, 12:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,345
Posted By Fla Jim
There' s a of variables involved. Speed, load,...

There' s a of variables involved. Speed, load, and temp, are some.
I always say that everyone that's involved with machining, or machinery should have a copy of the "Machinery's Handbook"
In the...
Forum: Fabrication 08-30-2011, 01:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,960
Posted By Fla Jim
Kinda like the cast iron stuff you get from...

Kinda like the cast iron stuff you get from Harbor Freight!!:rolleyes:
Forum: Fabrication 08-30-2011, 01:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,960
Posted By Fla Jim
At 65" it would have about 44PSI. I bet that...

At 65" it would have about 44PSI. I bet that there'd be pinholes peeing water on the brave soul diving in it.:rolleyes:
Forum: Fabrication 08-30-2011, 01:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,960
Posted By Fla Jim
Those welds are definetly not what you'd call...

Those welds are definetly not what you'd call "Subsafe"!!:eek:
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 08-25-2011, 11:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,638
Posted By Fla Jim
Look on your motor nameplate to see if it has a...

Look on your motor nameplate to see if it has a 230 volt amp draw.
Most motors have no problen running on 208, or 230 volts. The amp draw will be slightly lower on 230. You would have to change...
Forum: Shop & Safety 08-23-2011, 06:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,297
Posted By Fla Jim
You can change the motor out to single phase. ...

You can change the motor out to single phase.
Install a phase converter.
Install a VFD.
Forum: Machining 08-06-2011, 02:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,592
Posted By Fla Jim
Go to the "OWWM" site: ...

Go to the "OWWM" site:
http://vintagemachinery.org/home.aspx
The have a lot of info.
Forum: Shop & Safety 07-31-2011, 07:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,186
Posted By Fla Jim
Evidently this happened in the peoples republic...

Evidently this happened in the peoples republic of kalifornia!!:rolleyes:
That would explain a lot!!

Autoerotic fatalities with power hydraulics.
O'Halloran RL, Dietz PE.
SourceVentura County...
Forum: Machining 06-26-2011, 11:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,253
Posted By Fla Jim
Here's a link for how to run a lathe, again from...

Here's a link for how to run a lathe, again from the vintage machinery.org site.
http://vintagemachinery.org/pubs/detail.aspx?id=3789
Also get a copy of "The machinery's Handbook".
You can usually...
Forum: Machining 06-26-2011, 10:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,253
Posted By Fla Jim
Here's a link for downloading a manual. lt's for...

Here's a link for downloading a manual. lt's for an Atlas, but that's the same as Craftsman.
http://vintagemachinery.org/pubs/detail.aspx?id=3440
Forum: Fabrication 06-21-2011, 12:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 15,211
Posted By Fla Jim
Here's a u-tube video from march of the "Lynn...

Here's a u-tube video from march of the "Lynn tractor"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FhgtU2drAC4
Another of "The famous Hood" in action.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=td7n1tirJnk&feature=related...
Forum: Fabrication 06-12-2011, 10:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,073
Posted By Fla Jim
Vern. The only problem, is that tools on a...

Vern.
The only problem, is that tools on a magnetic strip become magnetized!!:eek:
They tend to collect a bunch of chips, and swarth.
Ask me how I know.:rolleyes:
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