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by LIALLEGHENY
Mon Dec 16, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: TIG torch electrode
Replies: 10
Views: 5078

Re: TIG torch electrode

You say that you have to regrind the tip when welding aluminum....are you balling the tungsten before you weld the aluminum? Are you welding the aluminum using AC with high frequency on? when you switch over to the steel are you also switching to DC-, high freq on start only? Your electrode size is ...
by LIALLEGHENY
Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:37 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: I thought this was supposed to be fun.
Replies: 28
Views: 8454

Re: I thought this was supposed to be fun.

He's not dead...he's just resting.....
by LIALLEGHENY
Thu Dec 05, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Piston or Wedge QCTP.
Replies: 19
Views: 5856

Re: Piston or Wedge QCTP.

What series is the QCTP? Aloris has a holder for each series that is oversize. I have the CA series on my lathe, which is for 1" tooling, but they do offer holder for 1-1/4". I believe the CXA series is 3/4" but they have a 1" holder as well. As far as wedge versus piston, I have used both and haven...
by LIALLEGHENY
Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: A Real Dirty Job
Replies: 172
Views: 95656

Re: A Real Dirty Job

Carrdo,

I have been following your work for a while now....very nice indeed! I must add that I am convinced you have a second set of machines that you actually do the work on. Your mill is way to clean....I guess it is for photo purposes only. :D :D :D
by LIALLEGHENY
Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Graziano SAG12
Replies: 47
Views: 15178

Re: Graziano SAG12

Did a quick search on Ebay for multi tap transformers ….came up with this --https://www.ebay.com/itm/Eltosch-12020324-Transformer-Pri-230VAC-Sec-24-27-29-32-34-VDC-7A-Sec/271532404567?hash=item3f3897af57:g:fOUAAOSwGiRTq0s~ You might wind up having to replace the single unit with 2 separate transform...
by LIALLEGHENY
Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:52 pm
Forum: Riding Scale Railroading
Topic: Lathe for turning wheels
Replies: 61
Views: 33264

Re: Lathe for turning wheels

How are you constructing the ways? Flat bed design, or V? Regardless of the design you would want to start with a ground finish or equivalent on both surfaces. Any surface roughness will chew up the other, whether it's steel , bronze or what have you. The smoother the better. Stay away from aluminum...
by LIALLEGHENY
Wed Nov 20, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Graziano SAG12
Replies: 47
Views: 15178

Re: Graziano SAG12

1st picture, bottom left I believe is the rectifier.

Nyle
by LIALLEGHENY
Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Graziano SAG12
Replies: 47
Views: 15178

Re: Graziano SAG12

Ebay has 2 sellers with manuals for the Graziano SAG 12 lathe available.

lathes.co.uk also has the manual listed for sale, and the description says the electrical diagrams are in the manual https://store.lathes.co.uk/print/mg882


Nyle
by LIALLEGHENY
Fri Nov 15, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Material for Small Vise
Replies: 7
Views: 2452

Re: Material for Small Vise

If I was going to build a vise I would use 4140 Heat treated....decent strength , starts around 85000psi and hardness 28-32 Rc. Much better choice than 1018. Ebay has a decent amount listed from various vendors and prices aren't to bad, plus most have free shipping. Most of what is listed is round b...
by LIALLEGHENY
Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need to broach a square hole...
Replies: 8
Views: 2743

Re: Need to broach a square hole...

Try V W Broaching Service in Chicago Il.
by LIALLEGHENY
Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Help Identify Fowler Lathe part
Replies: 21
Views: 6905

Re: Help Identify Fowler Lathe part

Not identical , but similar : https://www.ebay.com/i/231229694609?chn=ps&norover=1&mkevt=1&mkrid=711-117182-37290-0&mkcid=2&itemid=231229694609&targetid=541454064652&device=c&mktype=pla&googleloc=9004507&poi=&campaignid=6470552634&mkgroupid=81274458647&rlsatarget=pla-541454064652&abcId=1139336&merch...
by LIALLEGHENY
Thu Nov 07, 2019 5:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Correct Usage.
Replies: 4
Views: 1852

Re: Correct Usage.

Left hand bars were designed for shops South of the Equator where everything runs backwards! All kidding aside, if used upside down, ideally the chips will fall away from the cut, rather than sitting on top of the bar clogging up the works. Most conventional lathes don't have enough travel to run th...