On 2010-07-24, Lloyd E. Sponenburgh <lloydspinsidemindspring.com> wrote:
where is she from?
The jar with mayo is in the video for a better visual reference to the
spindle, so you can better see the table move. I do not have any beer
cans at home, they would fit in perfectly.
The only Bulgarian I ever met was a wonderful, sweet, old lady. Passed
away a few years ago. You look nothing like her!
I though you were going to show us a program that took the lid off the
jar. Do you have plans to make the mill operate a hand crank coffee
grinder like someone here did a few years ago?
Good job on the machine and program!
She is a Moscovite -- still.
Regardless of what you were using it for at the time, had someone spilled
it on the mill, I'm guessing you'd have eaten the mill but for one thing --
it's Hellman's, so, not "runny enough".<G>
For the rest... this is sort of an insider's joke about Russian culinary
It moves, and doesn't buzz at stop, but I have not yet milled anything on
it. It is, however, in really nice shape. Perhaps not as good as yours,
but the fishscale is still visible on all surfaces -- just not "super
bright" like yours. The automatic lube system works fine; it has flood
and mist accessories, too. And it's still on the original electronics.
The EMC^2 conversion has to wait.
I run the spindle (which is the only 3-phase item on it) on a VFD, and
run the rest on single-phase. A few re-pinnings of the transformer leads
was all that was required in addition to the VFD "insertion". It's been
sitting, kind of waiting to go to work, for over a year.
I have this fuse spinning machine I must finish re-furb'ing first. I'm
_still_ working on that constant-torque takeup spool solution. My first
"fix" fixed all the visible problems. But another showed up during a
run, so I'm hard at work building my own hydraulic constant-torque
I thought you'd lost weight...
Exercise ferments the humors, casts them into their proper channels,
throws off redundancies, and helps nature in those secret distributions,
without which the body cannot subsist in its vigor, nor the soul act
with cheerfulness. -- Joseph Addison, The Spectator, July 12, 1711
I know I was never in such good shape as a few years ago when I
hand-scraped the bed of my 15" Sheldon lathe. Since it was a
super-hardened bed, I had to grind it with a die grinder and polishing
wheels. That took about 20 months. Then, I put Moglice on the carriage
and had to hand scrape that in. This required flipping the carriage
casting over about 300 times, it weighed over 100 Lbs.
Climbing all over a machine can be good exercise, too.
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