August and Learned Wizards,
I offer a small tasty tidbit for your problem-solving pleasure:
A newly acquired Atlas 7B shaper had an anomaly hiding under layers
of dust and varnish/oil. Inside the shaper table, on the back surface,
two cracks are propagating from the hole where the feed nut mounts. One
points down, the other to the right; both are about 1+ inches long,
basically only present in the raised boss around the hole. These cracks
are NOT present on the back outside surface of the table (at least not
yet)and the rust on the inner surfaces indicates they are old.
In your opinions, would this table be a candidate for welding by a
pro? Alternatives? Or do I just have an odd kind of fixture or
paperweight? Otherwise the table is nearly pristine.
16 years ago