Here is a list of all the postings oldvelo has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Electric Motors|
You seem a little unsure of vee belt tension. You can do a rough check by pushing on a stationary belt with your thumb and be able to deflect the belt about 1 to 1.5 mm for every 100 mm shaft centres.
Check that the motor bearings are not binding and the lathe turns freely.
How big is the work you undertake. Large diameters and heavy cuts and feed rates will quickly use up available power.
Being a DC motor Addict another alternative is AC To DC converter-speed controller driving a DC motor.
One downside to single phase motors on a lathe is on another forum that i contribute to.
The reply sums it up very well. Keep us posted on progress
|Thread: What's the best alternative to 'loctited'|
What is the best alternative to Loctite.
Take more care when machining and make it fit properly!!!
Not always look at the job in hand and formulate the best approach.
|Thread: SC3 Headstock bearings|
"Does the plastic bearing cover have to be shimmed out to accommodate the extra width when fitting TRBs, if so by how much ?"
7206B is 17.25 mm wide
6206 is 16 mm wide
Polish the spindle opposite the chuck under the bearing to a firm sliding fit to allow the preload to be set properly.
|Thread: Pressure as a unit of time|
Hi I made this to compensate for this by adding an unloader valve
Happy being retired this device is working perfectly for me.
Edited By oldvelo on 26/04/2018 15:50:12
Edited By oldvelo on 26/04/2018 15:52:49
Edited By oldvelo on 26/04/2018 16:00:29
|Thread: Advice on Belt Tensioners|
Hi this is one from my album of the Vee Belt clutch on my wood lathe
More pics in my album may be what you are looking for
Not too clear thethe clutch lever goes just over centres and on to a stop that can just be made out in Pic 1
Edited By oldvelo on 12/04/2018 04:42:10
Edited By oldvelo on 12/04/2018 04:48:29
|Thread: Tufnol (Textolite) as a material for pulley|
"Converting the drive to Poly-Vee would allow the use of much smaller pulley diameters."
I agree with Michael Poly Vee drive is the way to go having converted 8 machines in the workshop.
Aluminium being the material of choice for pulleys. No apparent wearing even on a very old drill press that came from a busy engineering workshop.
|Thread: DC motor controler ?|
Here is another link to a unit that may be useful. RS are way off with there description it is NOT AC to DC at all is is for a low power AC motor ( Extractor Fan)??? perhaps
Set up seems to be straight forward enough with the controller to match the motor.
Edited By oldvelo on 22/03/2018 02:35:32
More info on the end use would be useful. Assumption is mother of all misunderstanding
X1 Mill ?
No connection with KB Electronics on my part just satisfied user
Start looking here
Expensive but very reliable
More here using one from this source using one on a band saw.
|Thread: Yet another bandsaw question|
Looking at the photo and your description shows things to check. The bore of the pivot is not parralel to the mitre base of the casting the saw is mounted on or the bottom of the vice and the main frame casting the saw pivots on.
Excess clearance on the saw frame pivot Bush?
Check that what looks like there is two castings bolted together the vice casting and the base of the mitre and could be separated and shimmed to correct the error
Unfortunately you will need to dismantle to check on a flat and true surface.
This error should be able to be corrected with time and patience as You have identified the problem
Edited By oldvelo on 16/03/2018 02:59:56
A link to an excellent manual on the set up of a band saw By John Pitkin
|Thread: Destroyed lathe|
Bazyle has is right normal pallet is totally inadequate to transport any lathe - mill other than a small bench top models.
Build a timber frame that is Bolted through with large washers as nails can pull out easily.
|Thread: Newton Tesla Electric Drives|
Perhaps this is an intrusion But hopefully it will explain why "Single Phase Motors" run roughly and cause Chatter Marks when Machining. Had this explained to me on another forum
To Quote Ken's Explanation
I hope this will convince more out there that there are better alternatives to "Single Phase Motors"
PS The Extra cooling fan is a great idea
|Thread: Lathe start-up speed best practice.|
Hi I have been fiddling with variable speed DC drives for a number of years now and found that controllers that the ramp up to speed with variable adjustment will give the best service.
Read the manual for your machine and follow the instructions there are far to many speed controllers out there to be able to offer a universal answer covering all.
If you have deep pockets go for an industrial controller rated for higher power than the motor Horse Power.
Properly adjust the settings to suit the motor then you can expect a long and trouble free life from it.
|Thread: LATHE BED SLIDE OIL|
Chainsaw bar oil has a "tackifier" additive to keep it hanging on even at very high speed.
It sticks on very well on the vertical slides on my mill.
The loading on a chainsaw links is extremely highly loaded compared with several Sq Cm of even a small lathe.
Any oil is better than no oil. Oil Little and often and regular wipe down works best.
|Thread: The question about drawbar for milling machine.|
Check my albums for all size lock bolts
|Thread: Has anyone regretted migrating from MS Winows to Linux?|
|Thread: V Belt Conversion|
Go for it a poly vee belt conversion is far superior to vee belts just look under the bonnet of any modern motor car.
One disadvantage is that the alignment of shafts and pulleys has to be spot on. No problem it engineering we do isn't it.
Converted my workshop drives to poly vee belts and no regrets on the Eight conversions so far.
The will drive at much slower speeds and bigger ratios.
|Thread: Material for swarf guards|
PolyCarbonate is the way to go it can be shaped in a sheet metal folder Protect with thin cardboard sheet no heating required.
I have several for lathe and milling machine been in intermittent use for a number of years now.
|Thread: Size of generator for a large electric motor|
Perhaps I Have read this wrong.
What is the Tractor Horse Power? Then a diesel of similar power to drive the machine directly would be the way to go.
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