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Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-13-2010, 09:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,224
Posted By MXtras
See - it's catching on! :D The vise in...

See - it's catching on!

:D

The vise in discussion is a small Wilton. Pops picked it up for next to nothing and it's in nearly new condition on a huge, stable base. Nice score.

Anyway -...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-12-2010, 05:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,224
Posted By MXtras
No problem. It's being well taken care of. ...

No problem. It's being well taken care of. Leave it here much longer and it will get smurfed. (for those inquiring minds, I picked up a Craigslist vise for Pops. It's in good hands.)

If you...
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 01-12-2010, 04:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,224
Posted By MXtras
What you posted are what I have used for numerous...

What you posted are what I have used for numerous years - Norgren. I think they make some of the best stuff out there.

I just ordered several of these this morning from MSC as a matter of fact,...
Forum: Shop & Safety 12-08-2009, 05:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,811
Posted By MXtras
Perhaps this diagram will help? It's for a three...

Perhaps this diagram will help? It's for a three prong 220 plug though.

Scott
Forum: Welding 11-20-2009, 12:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,498
Posted By MXtras
HR and CR are essentially identical in...

HR and CR are essentially identical in composition and strength.

The comments about stresses and warping during machining are spot on and a huge consideration when designing.

My preference for...
Forum: Fabrication 10-07-2009, 02:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,386
Posted By MXtras
5052 is by far the best choice. It forms well,...

5052 is by far the best choice. It forms well, welds well and is highly corrosion resistant to a variety of harsh solvents such as gasoline as well as saltwater. It is considered a marine grade...
Forum: Fabrication 09-30-2009, 11:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 20,171
Posted By MXtras
All very good ideas, guys. Lots to think about. ...

All very good ideas, guys. Lots to think about.

Thanks!

Scott
Forum: Fabrication 09-30-2009, 04:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 20,171
Posted By MXtras
Anyone have any other ideas? I am back on...

Anyone have any other ideas?

I am back on this project. Right now I am leaning towards the spring loaded pin method - basically the two methods shown above. I think to avert the rattles I will...
Forum: Welding 09-04-2009, 08:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,586
Posted By MXtras
Not bad at all! For the aluminum - I would...

Not bad at all!

For the aluminum - I would run 1/8" pure using 1/8" filler at around 200 amps. If the metal is clean, run the balance at around 8.

Scott
Forum: Machining 08-28-2009, 08:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,601
Posted By MXtras
$10,000 for a (very) well used, ancient,...

$10,000 for a (very) well used, ancient, run-of-the-mill Bridgeport?

What a deal!

He's just doing his part to help stimulate the economy. Can't knock him for trying!

:rolleyes:
Forum: Shop & Safety 08-25-2009, 10:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,522
Posted By MXtras
Ya got him welding yet? Cute kid! Scott

Ya got him welding yet?

Cute kid!

Scott
Forum: Fabrication 07-08-2009, 12:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,152
Posted By MXtras
Well - this is getting deep! (sorry, I...

Well - this is getting deep!

(sorry, I couldn't resist...)
Forum: Machining 06-24-2009, 04:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,073
Posted By MXtras
I cut a tremendous amount of aluminum on my CNC...

I cut a tremendous amount of aluminum on my CNC Bridgeport. I use compressed air - mainly to clear chips but also to provide cooling using a small diameter nozzle.

I still have yet to find an...
Forum: SFT Information 06-16-2009, 12:30 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 19,633
Posted By MXtras
Maybe you need to reconsider that entry..... ...

Maybe you need to reconsider that entry.....

:eek:
Forum: Welding 05-18-2009, 03:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,592
Posted By MXtras
Great post, LW. Very helpful! Scott

Great post, LW.

Very helpful!

Scott
Forum: Fabrication 05-18-2009, 12:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,043
Posted By MXtras
It is ok to use a patented idea for personal use....

It is ok to use a patented idea for personal use.

Scott
Forum: Mechanical & Electrical 05-18-2009, 11:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,223
Posted By MXtras
Piloted spade drill (or at least a good attempt...

Piloted spade drill (or at least a good attempt at one) with a ridiculously small, inadequate shank.

That's my story. & I'm sticking to it.

Scott
Forum: Welding 05-18-2009, 09:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,475
Posted By MXtras
Personally - I would run the tungsten a little...

Personally - I would run the tungsten a little more blunt rather than sharper. This makes it easier to wet out a fillet weld - at least it does for me, but then again, I run a 250DX, not a Dynasty....
Forum: Fabrication 05-08-2009, 11:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,447
Posted By MXtras
I have had a total of about 1.5 hours of no rain...

I have had a total of about 1.5 hours of no rain for the last week and a half. My yard is a bog. I feel your pain.

Good luck, Rmac!

Scott
Forum: Fabrication 05-07-2009, 01:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,447
Posted By MXtras
I used the qt. cans and a few spray cans of the...

I used the qt. cans and a few spray cans of the DIY bed liner for the interior of my CJ-7 - came out great and man is that stuff durable.

Scott
Forum: Fabrication 05-07-2009, 08:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,447
Posted By MXtras
I have used the undercoating - don't do it. ...

I have used the undercoating - don't do it.

I suggest the truck bed liner stuff. I used it inside the floor of my Jeep - it's tough stuff.

If you use paint, I suggest looking into appliance...
Forum: Fabrication 04-30-2009, 11:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 20,171
Posted By MXtras
Arrow Trailer folding gate - need hinge, latch ideas

Building a 6.5' wide, lightweight utility trailer and it needs a fold-down gate on the back. I am not going to be hauling skidsteers or anything like that, but might use the ramp for loading a...
Forum: Fabrication 04-30-2009, 11:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,989
Posted By MXtras
Maybe he can weld some aluminum? Or maybe he...

Maybe he can weld some aluminum? Or maybe he welds aluminum in the slums?

It's hard to keep up with the lingo these days...

Scott
Forum: Machining 04-28-2009, 10:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,118
Posted By MXtras
I seem to recall him wanting something different...

I seem to recall him wanting something different than is readily available.

I guess he is making lures for picky fish?

:D

Scott
Forum: Machining 04-28-2009, 08:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,118
Posted By MXtras
I can help with direction and cost estimations. ...

I can help with direction and cost estimations. I program, own and run a CNC mill (among othe rmachines) and I have molding and moldmaking experience - I made my own aluminum molds and mold my own...
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