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by whateg0
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone know where I can find this roller?
Replies: 5
Views: 107

Re: Anyone know where I can find this roller?

No idea where to find that. I've had similar things and it ends up being faster to just make them. Inevitably, making them causes them to turn up the very next time I'm on the internet.

Dave
by whateg0
Mon Oct 14, 2019 2:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Plasma cutter options
Replies: 10
Views: 314

Re: Plasma cutter options

Chastise? Sorry, maybe it wasn't meant that way. I may have misinterpreted it. I have seen way too often, somebody wants to go to a bigger machine, be it a welder, mill, 3D printer, whatever, and somebody gets on and says, well, you should have bought bigger the first time. That happened to me when...
by whateg0
Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Plasma cutter options
Replies: 10
Views: 314

Re: Plasma cutter options

I wish we were all in a position to just get the one we want. I know there are times I hear questions from people who have the option and don't know and of course, they are steered toward the bigger option. Most of us, though, I think end up with something smaller than we ultimately need because at ...
by whateg0
Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dead 3/4 hp motor - starter capacitor?
Replies: 10
Views: 549

Re: Dead 3/4 hp motor - starter capacitor?

The only time I really use any kind of coolant, it's WD40 on certain aluminums to keep it from gumming up the blade. Otherwise, I rarely use anything at all. I can see where if you were really aggressive in some steels, it might be beneficial, but for the bulk of what we do, it just makes an unneces...
by whateg0
Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Air compressor head gasket
Replies: 2
Views: 303

Re: Air compressor head gasket

The head on the speedair compressor a friend gave me was as cast.
by whateg0
Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Caliper battery covers
Replies: 13
Views: 975

Re: Caliper battery covers

The grey digitals like in the pic have served me well, much like the orange angle grinders of which I have several. The black ones suck, imo. I do enough relative measurements that even if I start with the dial, I often go back and get the digital out of the drawer. They aren't exact always but they...
by whateg0
Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Caliper battery covers
Replies: 13
Views: 975

Re: Caliper battery covers

I'd say the beers are cheap, but I think it cost me 4 cents on resin. Of course I never count my time and effort or else this would be a money losing hobby!
by whateg0
Mon Oct 07, 2019 11:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Caliper battery covers
Replies: 13
Views: 975

Re: Caliper battery covers

I never would have tried this with our older 3d printer, but the new sla printer does an incredible job on fine details so I figured it would work great for small items like this. It's been great fun!
by whateg0
Sun Oct 06, 2019 9:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Steel plate identification
Replies: 22
Views: 1154

Re: Steel plate identification

I don't know where my reply went, but you might try annealing it if you need to work with HSS. I had a chunk of 1/4" something that carbide would barely touch. Both I and a buddy went through a carbide endmills and inserts trying to put a hole in it. Finally put a chunk of it in his heat treat oven ...
by whateg0
Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Trying to ID this older lathe
Replies: 13
Views: 1192

Re: Trying to ID this older lathe

I've read about the CVA, but never seen one. Being so closely copied from the 10ee, I'd expect a lot of the features to be the same. It's amazing how closely the apron resembles that of the 10ee. There seem to be a lot of guys promoting the removal of the compound lately as a way to stiffen up the m...
by whateg0
Sun Oct 06, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Caliper battery covers
Replies: 13
Views: 975

Re: Caliper battery covers

Be that as it may, sometimes nothing beats the convenience of digital. I have dial calipers as well as verniers, but most of the time, I reach for the digitals. If I need real accuracy, I am probably not using calipers anyway. These probably suffer more inaccuracy from being made cheaply than they d...
by whateg0
Sun Oct 06, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Caliper battery covers
Replies: 13
Views: 975

Caliper battery covers

I keep losing the covers for the batteries on my HF digital calipers. I hate to go buy another set, as I already probably have 6 of them scattered around. Well, three were in the drawer missing batteries and covers. I also have a fancy housekey with an LED built in so I can see the keyhole, but the ...