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Forum: Welding 06-26-2011, 03:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,730
Posted By Greenbuggy
Harbor freight has cheap tabletop blast cabinets...

Harbor freight has cheap tabletop blast cabinets that may be exactly what you need, easy to customize for what you are doing.

If you build it yourself you can get gloves and the cabinet mounting...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 06-15-2011, 08:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,339
Posted By Greenbuggy
Yes, or very similar to it. I coulda swore that...

Yes, or very similar to it. I coulda swore that eastwood carried something along those lines, although I *thought* the price was a bit lower. Thanks nonetheless!
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 06-15-2011, 05:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,339
Posted By Greenbuggy
Tool to bend rim lips back straight again?

Can't remember where I saw it, and of course can't locate it now that I want one :(

Paging thru some hot-rod tool catalogue I saw a tool with different sized slot-and-radius' cut into it that was...
Forum: Welding 06-15-2011, 05:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,648
Posted By Greenbuggy
I don't know specifics of the RC-250, but some of...

I don't know specifics of the RC-250, but some of the older hobart migs used a motor-generator combo in the base of the power source, if thats the case it should be easy to wire up a static phase...
Forum: Welding 06-08-2011, 06:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,116
Posted By Greenbuggy
Need new leads for DMM...thoughts?

Have a few year old Snap on DMM, bought a full set of Pomona leads and clips for it when I bought it.

a few months ago one of the test leads broke inside, cutting it open revealed that it wasn't...
Forum: Machining 06-08-2011, 05:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,382
Posted By Greenbuggy
I had good luck posting a want ad on CL,...

I had good luck posting a want ad on CL, practical machinist, CNCzone, etc to find myself a lathe. Ended up getting it thru PM but he's also a member here. There are deals to be had, moreso if you...
Forum: Machining 06-02-2011, 10:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,671
Posted By Greenbuggy
Ok, good to know. I figured I would only be able...

Ok, good to know. I figured I would only be able to take small cuts with this baby anyway without knocking the whole works out of tram.

Next question, if sloppy fitup is a concern would I be...
Forum: Machining 05-31-2011, 10:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,671
Posted By Greenbuggy
Q on mill arbors (R8)

Just bought some misc tooling off of ebay, one is a 3" face mill, one is a 2" indexable shell mill, both take a 3/4" arbor which was included with the face mill.

If I pull the bolt from the face...
Forum: Machining 05-26-2011, 06:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 886
Posted By Greenbuggy
Some really boring pictures

Get it?

Did some boring on the lathe apron a couple days ago. The ole logan now has a proper electrical plug, chinese QC Tool post and a properly machined T-nut to hold it down. I bored out both...
Forum: Machining 05-12-2011, 01:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 949
Posted By Greenbuggy
n00b machining questions...boring holes & press fit tolerances

Ok so when it gets here (hopefully soon) I will be the proud new owner of a single point indexable boring head with an R8 shank, and a set of carbide boring tools.

I bought this because one of the...
Forum: Machining 05-10-2011, 11:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,836
Posted By Greenbuggy
Servo or stepper drive? Pics? If you decide...

Servo or stepper drive? Pics?

If you decide to go the manual route I am probably interested in buying the motors so I can retrofit my ole BP to CNC.
Forum: Machining 05-07-2011, 10:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,137
Posted By Greenbuggy
Now I've done it. Gone and bought all the tools...

Now I've done it. Gone and bought all the tools to put myself in a world of pain...or something. Missed the auction on the other apron, contacted the seller a day later and he said he'd already...
Forum: Machining 04-28-2011, 11:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,137
Posted By Greenbuggy
Fortunately the handwheel is on the same shaft...

Fortunately the handwheel is on the same shaft the gear is on, I just don't like the feel of slop in gear teeth. I think some preventative cleaning will keep this repair lasting a long time.

I...
Forum: Machining 04-26-2011, 10:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,137
Posted By Greenbuggy
But I need the damn lathe to turn down the pinion...

But I need the damn lathe to turn down the pinion gear shaft! :D sure sucks when you can't use the tool you're fixing to fix itself....

That said it looks like a new pinion gear is about 40 bucks...
Forum: Machining 04-26-2011, 02:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,137
Posted By Greenbuggy
How would you repair Re: Atlas lathe

Bought an old Atlas Lathe from member BCF on here. Knew it needed some love when I agreed to buy it, was still a great deal (thanks BCF). I have cleaned it up some and noticed a lot of slop (1/4"...
Forum: Fabrication 04-26-2011, 02:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,053
Posted By Greenbuggy
Huh, seemed to me it wasn't cracking at my weld...

Huh, seemed to me it wasn't cracking at my weld but tearing out the metal next to the weld when it broke.

Regardless, I didn't have really high hopes for the extension, but it was one of those...
Forum: Machining 04-20-2011, 02:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,718
Posted By Greenbuggy
Curious what you plan to use the surface grinder...

Curious what you plan to use the surface grinder for?

I've always thought it would be a cool addition to the shop but rarely have something I need that flat, and can't justify the floor space it...
Forum: Machining 04-18-2011, 11:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,230
Posted By Greenbuggy
Says right on the head that they are...

Says right on the head that they are "approximate" and not to be taken as exact, as well I'd like to know how fast my lathe is spinning when I get that project up and running. Speaking of, which...
Forum: Machining 04-17-2011, 10:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,230
Posted By Greenbuggy
Teaser pic....Tonight got the new hardened...

Teaser pic....Tonight got the new hardened T-bolts in place, reassembled all the adapter stuff, put the lower head back on, greased upper and lower head gears (for the quill power down feed), put the...
Forum: Welding 04-17-2011, 10:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,870
Posted By Greenbuggy
Finally got around to snapping these pics. Can't...

Finally got around to snapping these pics. Can't remember the model, but I got these replacement headgear for my speedglas from an ebayer that sells replacement welding helmet parts, its for a...
Forum: Welding 04-16-2011, 01:49 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,870
Posted By Greenbuggy
I've had good luck using the same compounds used...

I've had good luck using the same compounds used in napas "headlight restoration kit" for restoring fogged plastic headlight lenses to their proper state. Can't remember offhand what they were but...
Forum: SFT Information 04-14-2011, 03:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,054
Posted By Greenbuggy
Here and I thought that was craigslist :confused:...

Here and I thought that was craigslist :confused: ?
What do you recommend? Right now I'm pretty well booked with word-of-mouth advertising (which is great) but its coming after a long slow spell...
Forum: SFT Information 04-13-2011, 09:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,054
Posted By Greenbuggy
Company banner on a DD?

Just curious, I'm sure some people here have had to answer this in their own lines of work.

I'm very hopeful that a longtime dream of mine may be coming true around Easter. I'm going to go look...
Forum: Welding 04-10-2011, 01:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,870
Posted By Greenbuggy
I have one, and have been generally very happy...

I have one, and have been generally very happy with it, however the "friction clutch" style they use to hold the helmet in place (when you flip it up/down) don't work that well when they are new, and...
Forum: Fabrication 04-09-2011, 08:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,053
Posted By Greenbuggy
Explain this to me....

So at work recently I've been tasked with repairing a bunch of Alumicraft canoes we use in our summer livery operation. Lots of damage from years of abuse and neglect. Quite a few have broken...
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