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    05-22-2018, 01:34 PM
    I did a full tear down on my Excello 602 for cleaning, paint and minor rebuild. It was well worth the effort on the final product. My only...
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    05-19-2018, 11:09 AM
    I have found not all r8 collets are the same. The ones I have out the house(lyndex I believe) will accept a 5/8” and 3/4” double ended endmills in...
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    05-19-2018, 10:57 AM
    Fwiw, I have a sumitomo drive on my mill(which I don’t think is necessarily a cheap Chinese unit) that the fans also runs all the time on. It also...
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    05-13-2018, 09:38 AM
    I usually say a prayer along the lines of “please don’t let this tap break”. Instead of ending with an Amen it usually ends with an A-f”@k. ...
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    05-13-2018, 09:19 AM
    I called around to a few places to find the material, up to 1/2” rod should’t be a problem finding but bigger rounds are more of a problem. It ended...
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    05-12-2018, 05:22 PM
    Just an update, this job went ok. 1100 is certainly different than 6061 or 7075 though. I used the tapmagic aluminum and the parabolic drill...
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    05-08-2018, 01:49 PM
    What do you have from power to ground on each leg at the generator and the motor end?
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    05-08-2018, 01:42 PM
    A picture of the track you are working with will help determine a way to deal with the problem.
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    05-08-2018, 01:32 PM
    I can’t see your pictures without logging in or an account. Are you saying there is power coming out of all 3 legs at the generator but by the time...
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    05-08-2018, 01:23 PM
    oxford replied to a thread McMaster Carr Service in General
    Type of saw you were cutting it on?
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    05-07-2018, 08:05 PM
    I also forgot to mention that tolerances are pretty loose on this for I know the OD, probably the length as well. I am a little worried about the...
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    05-07-2018, 07:46 PM
    Does anyone have any experience machining 1100 alloy aluminum? I have a job coming up where I need to OD turn some 2" barstock down to 43mm, face...
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    05-02-2018, 02:08 PM
    Sounds like the wiring is correct for low voltage. I assume that is what you are feeding it(230v)?
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    04-28-2018, 08:39 PM
    oxford replied to a thread 3 phase questions in General
    Are you looking to generate 3 phase with this or are you looking to just use this motor as an idler pulley and don’t want any colts going to places I...
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    04-28-2018, 08:33 PM
    oxford replied to a thread VFD question in General
    This is what I was trying to ask in my earlier post. BF responded with 50hz but I think that was input hz.
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    04-28-2018, 11:55 AM
    oxford replied to a thread VFD question in General
    What hz are you at with the vfd when turning the motor. Are you putting single or 3 phase into the vfd?
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    04-28-2018, 11:50 AM
    oxford replied to a thread Sorta OT in General
    Never did it but I have also seen score with a glass cutter and then the hot/cold water treatment. There are lots of YouTube videos on doing this...
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    04-26-2018, 05:24 AM
    oxford replied to a thread Tool Time, What is it? in General
    This was ID’d over at PM. They are sprinkler head tongs used to stop flow if one is going off.
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    04-25-2018, 05:25 PM
    oxford replied to a thread Tool Time, What is it? in General
    You are right about throwing it away. I like the theory about pipe away from wall but the groove on the curved tip would be useless for that. I am...
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    04-25-2018, 04:31 PM
    oxford replied to a thread Tool Time, What is it? in General
    Not that it helps much but this was found in a random box of things at the plant I work at. None of us in maintenance know what it is or have been...
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    04-25-2018, 02:50 PM
    oxford started a thread Tool Time, What is it? in General
    Someone on here has to know what this tool is. It is around 8"-10" long and made of maybe bronze? The round head on the one side is a rubber...
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    04-15-2018, 10:24 AM
    oxford replied to a thread TIG starter kit in Home Shop Welding
    Dan is correct with the oversized on thin metal and you see it happen a lot.
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    04-14-2018, 11:27 PM
    oxford replied to a thread TIG starter kit in Home Shop Welding
    I would seriously consider building a water cooler and going to a water cooled torch right away, you will most likely upgrade to it at some point and...
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    04-03-2018, 07:00 PM
    Thanks, that looks like it would work. I would have to email or talk to someone to see what size I would need to meet my flow rates. I have a...
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    04-02-2018, 08:16 PM
    I have burnt shelled corn in a pellet stove for many years now. Every year I say I need to do a better setup for unloading and storage, which up to...
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    04-01-2018, 06:56 PM
    For those having trouble seeing the puddle or whats going on, I have found a high quality helmet/lens makes a world of difference. They are well...
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    03-29-2018, 10:37 PM
    1. By changing the radius of the bend I am guessing that means a larger radius on the tip? How wide does the radius need to be, basically 1/4 of a...
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    03-29-2018, 10:05 PM
    DR, how wide is the 3/8" radius on your top die? Steel from another vendor isn't an option, it is from who we have accounts with at work and...
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    03-29-2018, 08:00 PM
    Sorry, I didn’t end up getting any pictures from work of this but I think everyone is on the same page of what I have and what is happening. Some...
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    03-29-2018, 07:49 PM
    OP, it is time to order a commercial nut and bolt or some sort of quality gauges. You state you are not a hardware store but you could have had this...
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