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What is it? (Amateur Version POST05)

April 17, 2015, 10:20 pm

Here is the fifth tool post in the series. As usual, I will try to answer q uestions about their composition, size and how they can move (although for these four, they each move as a single unit).... Read more »


April 17, 2015, 2:34 pm

I have a turning mchine emcomat7 and I would like know where I can buy the instruction book and eventualy spare parts .Regards Read more »

OT Presidential Succession

April 17, 2015, 9:59 am

Why do so many news agencies report the VP as being 2nd in line and the Speaker as 3rd in line etc.? Last time I checked Obama was still president and 'not in line' makin the VP 1st in line and the ... Read more »

I am trying to replace my blown H60 Tecumseh 6 hp engine with an H70 7 hp e...

April 16, 2015, 10:13 pm

On a group Bilt horse tiller but the H70 has a 1 inch diameter shafts and the *H60 has a 3/4 in shafts and the original drive pulley won't fit anyone ever tried doing this? Read more »

Ford F-150

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April 16, 2015, 7:52 pm

I just got back from an engineering conference in Detroit on lightweighting cars and trucks, which was an exceptionally good one, but one mundane fact set me back in my chair. Ford has four stampin... Read more »

Propane tank for forklift

April 16, 2015, 7:29 pm

Is it possible and easy to adapt a BBQ type propane tank to use on a forklift? Read more »

Cheap people

April 16, 2015, 2:17 pm

About 45 minutes ago a guy calls and asks if I can heli-arc a casting. I say sure, if it's weldable I can probably do it. So he drives to my shop and shows me the casting. I recognize this castin... Read more »

Followup: Looking for a Bridgeport (or Enco or other clone) Repair Guide - ...

April 16, 2015, 2:07 pm

Still need the manual if anyone can help me out with a PDF or a link...no one??? As for the debate on the need for a powerfeed, I can not get as good a final finish on a part using manual feed as I ... Read more »

Geometry question

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April 16, 2015, 2:04 pm

All- I need to put an o-ring groove in the underside of 500 1/4-20 flathead screws. So I need to make a groove tool to do the job. A straight groove tool won't work because the sides of the groove... Read more »

Help with the magnet in a magnetic drill

April 15, 2015, 6:32 pm

I have a magnetic drill, an old looking one. The drill motor works, the magnet does not. I investigated the magnet a little bit. Here's what I found: 1) The bridge rectifier that was there, blows... Read more »

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Mounting Conundrum, Revisited

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OK, here it is again with more pictures and explanations. Sorry for starting a new thread, but it seemed reasonable given that I did such a poor job of getting the design problem stated in the l... Read more »


Ammco Brake Shoe Abrasive Belts - Need a supplier

I have a model #880 Ammco brake shoe grinder and need to find a supplier of the abrasive belts. I have contacted Ammco and the parts person did not have any information on the product at all. I hav... Read more »


Camera mount thread

OK. Is it 1/4 20 SAE or 1/4 20 Whitworth? Thanks Karl Read more »


R134a Thread size?

I want to recharge the refrigerant in my auto air conditioner. I've assembled all the necessary tools except for one item. My vacuum pump is outfitted with a 3/4 female NPT fitting and the discharge ... Read more »


Brazing history

In reading some stuff on early automotive history, there was some discussion of late 19th century bicycle history. It mentioned that the steel tube frames were brazed in 1880s and 1890s. I know that ... Read more »


WaterJet machining rates

Ready to cut some 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick alluminum plates. Any ballpark numbers for pricing - in terms of $$$ per inch cut ? There will be many openings cut, so the waterjet will have to stop/go about... Read more »


Anybody need a Clausing drill head lift mechanism?

I have the mechanism from a table model that we converted to a floor model. Anybody need it? Read more »


Ebay Scam - Safeharbor Request

I just got the Safeharbor security verification notice. Just for fun, I did a trace to the ip of megabank.com and found it went to Bank Internasional Indonesia in Jakarta. One way to solicit fund... Read more »


aluminum solder?

What 'zacky is in aluminum solder? Will it only work on Aluminum only or will it solder other materials? Is it a strong bond? LB, messingschlager Read more »


What do gear cutter numbers mean?

Folks; Sorry for pestering you but... Reading a gear cutter chart, it says a number 6 cutter will cut from 17 to 20. Does that mean 17 to 20 teeth per inch or gears needing 17 to 20 teeth no matter ... Read more »