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Thread: A simple material stand for a power saw
18/11/2019 19:54:50

Hi Martin

Good way to use axle stands for a base. A Three Legged Base is always better than a round base. If the load becomes unstable and is all on two legs they will not be on a single point as with a round base that becomes a wheel.

Eric

Thread: V-belt vibration in Ajax AJ8 horizontal milling machine
11/11/2019 18:32:11

Hi Brian

"Still no option for fine adjustment of belt tension". It is possible by Inserting "Ü" shape shims around the hold down bolts Between the base and the mill.

Eric

Thread: What to do with a stationary engine
31/10/2019 06:35:26

The engine used clockwise rotation as a standard, but some Anti-clockwise engines were factory produced. The exhaust and inlet is the same on both engines. I used a Lister D on a shearing plant in the 1950's no impulse magneto drive fitted.

30/10/2019 20:38:18

Hi

Comparing the two creations shown is that the motors rotate in opposite directions. With a single cam on the camshaft. Clockwise or Anti Clockwise driving dog and crank handle available from the factory.

lister-d.jpg

Thread: What are these pliers for
15/10/2019 03:37:11
Posted by Ian Skeldon 2 on 14/10/2019 22:32:50:

Possibly hog ring pliers used by upholsters?

I have used a similar pliers to fix chicken wire netting to a wire fence.

Eric

Thread: Model aircraft pilots angry over drone laws
06/06/2019 21:43:48

Well Said Nigel

Sadly intelligent and responsible expert model fliers are being lumped in with cash rich morons that buy into a technology that is completely beyond them.

Putting drones in the hands of drones is now a reality

Thread: Bandsaw speed
01/05/2019 22:08:10

Hi Plasma

You will need to slow down the band speed with a counter shaft or gear box. May I suggest you use Poly Vee Belts 6 ribs will be more than adequate for the existing motor. Pulleys are easily fabricated and capable of quite large ratios.

Use an idler pulley on the back of the belt to give the small drive pulleys to give a better contact area.

More can be seen in my album Bandsaw 2.

Eric

Thread: seals for mini lathe tapered roller bearings?
02/04/2019 00:54:54

Cut them from a brass or plastic shim or any thin flat plastic

Thread: Fixed vertical metal bandsaw?
31/03/2019 20:33:37

Hi Choo Choo

Please take a look at my albums for Bandsaw 1 and Bandsaw 2. One is built from scratch. Two is a conversion from that sad little pile of bits. You will need to reduce the band speed to less than 70 metres a minute. depending on the metal to be cut. Poly Vee belts will give far superior performance over Vee Belts for speed reduction and slow speed running. J section Poly Vee pulley grooves 40 deg tool 2.34 mm pitch. Hope this is of use

Eric

Thread: New Zealand Terror Attack
16/03/2019 02:35:06

My thought are with the friends and families and their loved ones lost and wounded in this senseless violence.

We live in a "Rainbow Nation" here in New Zealand where the ability to teat all as equals and with respect.

Hopefully this is an isolated incident. The next few days-weeks we will be able to relax a little but be more aware of what is happening around us.

Eric

Thread: Cooling oil unit for saw or lathe
08/12/2018 18:22:26

Hi Larry

keep posting ideas and projects as I am sure that any posting that give an alternative view on things is often a way to help us modify and improve on our ideas.

Eric

Thread: headstock oil
05/12/2018 19:13:55

Hi

Here goes at my approach to a well trampled path on oils and uses. Any oil is better than no oil but no means ideal.

Headstock gearbox 68 Hydraulic Oil will be OK in almost lathes. Chain saw bar oil has all the tackifiers you will ever need to stick it on ways and sliders cheap and cheerful. The "Experts" tell me that it is water soluble yes but I do NOT use my lathe in the rain only my chainsaw.

Eric

Thread: Hemp Oil
22/11/2018 23:16:42

Hi all

Rather than hijack Rick Charity's post here goes my views.

My good Lady Wife suffers form chronic athritis in both hips and has finding great relief from pain and is more mobile after taking Hemp Oil.

This has extremely low amount of CBD's with no halucenogenic effects or withdrawal symptons.

We are constantly questioned by friends who do not know the differences between Hemp and Cannabis. They are not alone even Richard Nixon the president of the USA did not know the differences.

**LINK**

Hoping to inform and educate from this post and not offend. Sure the Interweb is loaded with loads of opinions true and totally biased on this subject

Thread: loctite fixing
16/10/2018 21:51:44

Hi

The earlier adverts for super glue showed lifting an elephant with two pieces of metal glued together believe it or not.

As yet I have not lifted an elephant but used it in many fixing jobs.

Eric

Thread: WARCO Reversing Problem
06/10/2018 21:20:56

Hi

Reading through this posting it appears that the control has most probably got a speed reduction built in to it look for a Pot on the board that reduces speed in reverse.

Normally a DC motor will run at the same speed in either direction OR as my own setup with a KB controller with separate controls for forwards and reverse.

Eric

Thread: Chilled Cast Iron
06/10/2018 20:44:51

Hi

To add to Neil's posting "I think some foundry's soak castings for up to two days when there's a requirement for easy machining". The long heat soaking process give us "Semi Steel" used for pipe fittings and valves etc. Also makes arc welding to steel possible.

A little aside on "Chilled Cast Iron" Apprentices at a foundry at Stockton on Tees had not heated the molds for plough shares after a late start due to a heavy night out boozing.

Farmers in the area found that the Chilled Cast Iron lasted much longer and wanted more.

The foundry owners questioned staff and found out about the apprentices escapades and used the process to advantage.

Eric

Thread: lead acid battery charging, will this work
01/09/2018 03:07:08

Hi Duncan

Not an uncommon problem with groups of people nominate some one else then you do not need to make an effort.

Clive Browns idea is sound

"Solar panels are fairly cheap these days. A reasonably sized one on the shed roof, possibly with a charge regulator, would recharge through the working week, ready for the week-end."

What do you use the batteries for and what size is the Amp Hour Rating.

Eric

Thread: minilathe speed reduction
26/08/2018 21:59:48

Hi

This one way to get more torque it is big bad and ugly. Functional not ornamental and works for me.

Spindle is on taper roller bearings

z-axis 13-lo-res-gw.jpg

Eric

25/08/2018 21:13:33

Hi Micheal

Perhaps new fabricated pulleys using "Poly Vee Belts" can be made to fit in place of the originals.

Now assuming that this head stock has a two speed gear box and belt drive then increasing the belt drive ratio then increases the load on the somewhat flimsy gears breakage is a lot more likely.

My hobby over the last few years has been renovating repairing workshop machines and re powering with mainly DC Motors.

A bigger motor or increase the drive ratio to increase torque at the spindle with a loss of top speed.

Eric

Thread: Mail order ban on bladed products
11/07/2018 22:31:35

Hi

Pocket Knives not normally a problem when traveling. A Lock Back blade is NOT allowed unless in baggage that goes into the hold.

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