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    Yesterday, 05:33 PM
    JoeLee replied to a thread Welding Positioner help. in General
    The only thing I'm wondering about the copper on copper rubbing like that is the friction between the two pieces both being the same material, also...
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    Yesterday, 08:35 AM
    JoeLee replied to a thread 1018 Or 1144 ?? in General
    There is a range of percentage of the elements in 1018. As long as it's within these specs it can still be classified as 1018. The element with...
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    09-15-2019, 07:56 PM
    JoeLee replied to a thread 1018 Or 1144 ?? in General
    What I don't like about mill scale or HR is the scale is hard on cutting tools. It adds to the out of roundness of the bar and I don't like to put...
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    09-15-2019, 07:53 PM
    JoeLee replied to a thread Welding Positioner help. in General
    For something like this I would even use old worn pitted / rusted bearings. Won't hurt a thing at 2 RPM or less, and you'll never feel it. ...
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    09-15-2019, 07:50 PM
    JoeLee replied to a thread Bearings in gear box. in General
    How did contamination get inside a sealed box?? Something wearing etc. Through the oil filler? The paint or finish coming off the inside walls of the...
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    09-15-2019, 02:02 PM
    JoeLee replied to a thread Welding Positioner help. in General
    No, I would never be turning more than that but it's the before and after the actual welding. It's just something else to have to think about . ...
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    09-15-2019, 12:25 PM
    JoeLee replied to a thread 1018 Or 1144 ?? in General
    Just for the record, all the hot rolled I have ever had looks like this. All the CF bar I have had looks like this. The 1/2" is 4140. ...
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    09-15-2019, 12:13 PM
    JoeLee replied to a thread 1018 Or 1144 ?? in General
    No you can't. But for what I have had in the shop in the past it was all I had to go on at the time. I keep much better track of what I get, where I...
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    09-15-2019, 12:02 PM
    JoeLee replied to a thread 1018 Or 1144 ?? in General
    Not sure what your saying here. 1018 weather it was made 20 years ago or today has to have the same properties to be labeled as 1018. I have seen...
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    09-15-2019, 11:59 AM
    JoeLee replied to a thread Welding Positioner help. in General
    OK, something else to take into consideration when I design mine. I would go over size on the bearing ID and make a plastic or phenolic sleeve for...
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    09-15-2019, 10:59 AM
    JoeLee replied to a thread Welding Positioner help. in General
    I think you have the right idea there. I've heard of the braided strap method in the past. As far as isolating the bearings.... is it necessary...
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    09-15-2019, 10:53 AM
    JoeLee replied to a thread Welding Positioner help. in General
    Nope, nothing fastened to the chuck. can't be worrying about a cable getting wrapped around anything. JL.............
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    09-15-2019, 10:47 AM
    JoeLee replied to a thread Bearings in gear box. in General
    He doesn't have to worry about oiling anything. The bearings are in a bath. JL...........
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    09-15-2019, 09:01 AM
    JoeLee replied to a thread Bearings in gear box. in General
    Probably what happened is what Mcgyver said. If I were to replace all of them, and I would at this point, pull the shields or seals from the inner...
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    09-15-2019, 12:05 AM
    JoeLee replied to a thread Welding Positioner help. in General
    How ironic, I've been tossing around some ideas of making one of those myself and was going to start a post on it. The motor controller I have is...
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    09-14-2019, 10:08 PM
    JoeLee replied to a thread 1018 Or 1144 ?? in General
    Yea, the lighting wasn't the best but I saw no difference in the way any of them welded. JL........
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    09-14-2019, 02:31 PM
    JoeLee replied to a thread 1018 Or 1144 ?? in General
    Well, here is the results of the TIG test. They all welded the same. The one on the left is the material in question. Was supposed to be 1018....
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    09-14-2019, 02:28 PM
    JoeLee replied to a thread 1018 Or 1144 ?? in General
    Yes, and this is why I keep track of what I buy now. JL.............
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    09-14-2019, 11:38 AM
    JoeLee replied to a thread 1018 Or 1144 ?? in General
    At this point it's more curiosity than anything. Years ago I used what ever I could get cheap or for free until I realized that some materials...
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    09-14-2019, 11:34 AM
    JoeLee replied to a thread 1018 Or 1144 ?? in General
    I know that color codes for steel is not a universal standard, however, the place that I got this supposed 1018 from has used red to indicate 1018. I...
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    09-14-2019, 09:25 AM
    JoeLee replied to a thread 1018 Or 1144 ?? in General
    OK, well I've never seen HR with any other color scale than the grey. JL...............
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    09-13-2019, 08:51 PM
    JoeLee replied to a thread 1018 Or 1144 ?? in General
    I'll try that tomorrow. I'll do a comparison between the two. I've had a lot of CF steel in the shop, never like the way it turned. ...
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    09-13-2019, 08:49 PM
    JoeLee replied to a thread 1018 Or 1144 ?? in General
    Yep, that's what I thought when I first saw it. I think machining it confirmed it. It turns like 12L or the led alloy steels. I guess they made a...
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    09-13-2019, 08:47 PM
    JoeLee replied to a thread 1018 Or 1144 ?? in General
    No. hot rolled would have that grey slag on it like angle and channel. JL...........
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    09-13-2019, 03:55 PM
    JoeLee started a thread 1018 Or 1144 ?? in General
    I recently bought some round stock. I got a couple feet of 2 1/4" OD 1 7/8" and 1 5/8" All 1018. The 2 1/4" has a darker finish which I've never...
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    09-13-2019, 02:08 PM
    I made an R8 arbor for my BP boring head. I thought I sent you a picture of it?? JL.............
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    09-13-2019, 12:22 AM
    Yes, I can always use more 4140. What sizes do you have? JL.....
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    09-13-2019, 12:18 AM
    JoeLee replied to a thread My First Mill in General
    It probably looks like it's one of the better made ones because it's older. Yes the hand wheels are cast iron. JL.....
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    09-13-2019, 12:15 AM
    What is the thickness of the material that you're trying to drill through ? JL....
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    09-12-2019, 10:17 PM
    JoeLee replied to a thread My First Mill in General
    The other reason the saddle is binding at the front when reversed is the gibb is sliding back and forth about 1/16". After I took this thing apart...
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