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    05-23-2018, 04:16 AM
    2000 rpm? I had a relatively modern Myford ML10, tapered roller bearings, that had a top speed of 800 rpm, and it did all I needed, up to its...
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    04-25-2018, 06:36 AM
    Ian B replied to a thread What did you do today? in General
    I made one of these: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQJh7kDTYF4 There obviously had to be more machining content, so the tin can was replaced by...
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    04-24-2018, 06:50 AM
    Ian B replied to a thread One Grease? in General
    There seem to be some grease types that are incompatible (lithium & sodium based spring to mind). Here's a table showing what doesn't like what:...
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    04-20-2018, 06:47 AM
    Ian B replied to a thread Cutting 3" Acrylic Tube in General
    This is one of those jobs that looks easy, but can end in tears very quickly. Here's why: The tube won't fit through the lathe's headstock,...
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    04-18-2018, 02:07 PM
    Ian B replied to a thread Welding advice needed. in General
    Best piece of advice I saw above was from loose nut - leave a gap between the pieces. It always "seems right" to butt things up tight, but what...
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    03-28-2018, 02:14 AM
    Ian B replied to a thread Need Milling Hold-Down Ideas in General
    Ken, I'd also go for the method of drilling a pair of extra holes on each side. Insert long rods through these, and place a bar across them on...
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    03-26-2018, 07:07 AM
    Nice piece of kit! What vehicle is it off? Ian
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    03-26-2018, 07:04 AM
    Ian B replied to a thread Lathe problems - bed twist? in General
    Bed twist; can you get a thin feeler gauge between the bed surfaces and the underside of the carriage (without lifting the carriage)? Otherwise,...
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    03-25-2018, 08:58 AM
    Ian B replied to a thread Lathe problems - bed twist? in General
    As MattiJ says, two different problems. I struggle to believe that bed twisting is causing the carriage to stick. You'd need a lot of twist to do...
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    03-24-2018, 12:04 PM
    Ian B replied to a thread formula for pilot holes in General
    I was also taught to use a pilot drill slightly bigger than web thickness, as the centre chisel point doesn't cut. But since that advice came out,...
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    03-19-2018, 02:32 AM
    MrFluffy, When I read in your post that Horex had made a WR6, I thought, nice, 3 banks of 2 cylinders. Turns out it's a mini version of what's in...
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    03-17-2018, 10:57 AM
    Ah, I always lusted after a yellow 750 F1 that was in my local dealer's showroom - must have been around 1976, 1978 or so. Bikes have come an awful...
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    03-17-2018, 07:21 AM
    754, I had a couple of 500/4's many years ago; which do you have? Ian
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    03-11-2018, 11:59 AM
    Ian B replied to a thread Buying my first MIG welder in General
    Ahhh! Now that I look again at the table that came with the machine, I can see the relationship between wire feed and current. I'd been thinking, set...
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    03-11-2018, 06:21 AM
    Ian B replied to a thread Buying my first MIG welder in General
    Thanks to all for the help; just back from being away for a few days. Willy, the switching between setting 1 or 2 for inductance is easy; there...
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    03-07-2018, 08:18 AM
    Ian B replied to a thread Buying my first MIG welder in General
    I know what you mean about it being 2 phase; that's how my "3 phase" Lincoln buzz box works. I just looked at the transformer in the MIG again; it...
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    03-07-2018, 07:57 AM
    Ian B replied to a thread Buying my first MIG welder in General
    Sorry about that! First time using Imgur... Try these: https://imgur.com/NPb0Wc7 https://imgur.com/YzohdKq Do they work better? Thanks, ...
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    03-07-2018, 04:27 AM
    Ian B replied to a thread Buying my first MIG welder in General
    So here it is: https://reldene.imgur.com/all/ ESS 302M MIG/MAG, from about 1992 - 1995 I think. It weighs a bit over 100Kg, most of which weight...
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    03-07-2018, 02:04 AM
    Ian B replied to a thread Antique motorcycles in General
    Platypus, Do you mean a Honda 350/4? http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/model/Honda/honda_cb350f%2074.htm Beautiful! I had two 500/4's over the...
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    03-06-2018, 01:38 AM
    Ian B replied to a thread How Do These Bolts Work ??? in General
    Very interesting thread (so to speak), especially Arcane's posting of how they work. As part of the bolt's cross section is taken by a semi-loose...
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    03-03-2018, 10:15 AM
    On the relative price of diesel and petrol; there's slightly more to it than that. In Holland, diesel is substantially cheaper than petrol, and of...
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    03-01-2018, 08:59 AM
    Well, at least you can be sure the battery didn't get run down by over-use of the indicators... Ian
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    03-01-2018, 07:19 AM
    BF, You probably know already, but temperature can affect neodymium magnets: https://www.kjmagnetics.com/faq.asp Making the clamps as hefty as...
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    03-01-2018, 06:38 AM
    Ian B started a thread OT - Ray Gun in General
    Who was it here who wanted a ray gun? This isn't far off: http://i.imgur.com/Sn0lFK7.gifv Ian
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    02-28-2018, 09:44 AM
    Ian B replied to a thread Buying my first MIG welder in General
    Looking at regulators. There seem to be 2 general types on sale: - a single bottle side pressure gauge, a fixed rate regulator and a tube-shaped...
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    02-28-2018, 06:32 AM
    Ian B replied to a thread Buying my first MIG welder in General
    I found a new regulator with a single gauge (range 0 - 3600psi, so obviously showing bottle pressure, not downstream regulator pressure) and a single...
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    02-28-2018, 04:00 AM
    Exactly as JT says; if this is a cheap machine for general use, 99% of the time you'd be using it with a 1/2" chuck anyway. Clean the worst of the...
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    02-28-2018, 03:50 AM
    Brett, No idea what equipment you have, or how much of this sort of thing you need to do. But one more possible option; silicone bronze wire is...
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    02-28-2018, 02:10 AM
    Ian B replied to a thread Buying my first MIG welder in General
    Well, the deed is done; I bought an Ess 302M, if anyone knows that make. Industrial, from Germany. It's a single unit, no separate case for the reel,...
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    02-27-2018, 06:57 AM
    Ian B replied to a thread Buying my first MIG welder in General
    BF, Matti, That's exactly what confuses me! If it was 16A, 380V single phase, then (at 24vdc welding voltage, no losses taken into account)...
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