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    Today, 06:32 AM
    I think I can complete this job on my small lathe. Here is my plan of attack: 1) chuck up a piece of 5/8" steel rod in the lathe. 2)...
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    Today, 06:12 AM
    There is only 1.75" of shaft. Not enough to hold both pulleys back to back and catch a set screw.
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    Yesterday, 06:17 AM
    Looks like I'm still not there yet with this motor pulley problem. The two cast iron pulleys I ordered arrived yesterday. Here they are...
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    09-21-2018, 06:36 AM
    Thread lock is the original product invented in 1953 sold by Loctite, formerly called American Sealants. When I had my office in Newington, Ct...
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    09-20-2018, 06:07 AM
    Good idea.
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    09-19-2018, 02:30 PM
    On the motor pulley front... I was able to source two solid cast iron pulleys, B size, 5/8" bore. One is 2" OD and the other 4.43" OD. I'm...
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    09-19-2018, 02:09 PM
    Yes, my drill press, a table top model from the 1950's, has a rather limited area to work with. No way I could use a larger milling table as someone...
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    09-19-2018, 07:19 AM
    My drill press has a male taper on the column. Probably a #2. When I search for these ER25 chucks all I find are male taper, which would not work for...
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    09-18-2018, 08:43 AM
    I picked up one of these X Y milling tables from Harbor Freight. It made more sense to me than trying to rig up an adaptor for my lathe down the...
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    09-15-2018, 06:33 AM
    Found someone who can supply two singles that should meet the size needed for the motor in the B format. Question is, can they be mounted back to...
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    09-14-2018, 06:10 AM
    Yes, I see the difference, now. Was not aware there was more than one size for home power tools. Live and learn. So, back to square one. The three...
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    09-13-2018, 06:28 AM
    So the pulley I purchased is not correct? How can I tell the difference between an A belt/pulley and B size. Just assumed it was all half inch...
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    09-12-2018, 06:46 AM
    My small lathe has that back plate and it helps a great deal to keep the chips and flinging oil to collect in one place for easy cleanup. I...
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    09-11-2018, 06:20 AM
    Pizza pan to the rescue. Fits the space under my lathe bed perfectly. Heavy gauge stainless steel. Paid $9 for it at the restaurant supply...
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    09-10-2018, 07:37 AM
    chesterspal replied to a thread Wet blasting systems in General
    I've found that using dry soda requires much higher air pressure than I'm able to generate. I could not get any cleaning action at all so I gave up...
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    09-10-2018, 07:18 AM
    This could be a whole nother thread. Using treadmill motors to replace aging one-speed AC motors on our power tools. Knowing my father, that...
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    09-10-2018, 06:50 AM
    chesterspal replied to a thread Wet blasting systems in General
    This is excellent information. Thank you. There is a drawing on his site that shows the vapor blast pump ($600+) running off a separate motor. Very...
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    09-09-2018, 06:45 AM
    I threw out a very nice treadmill just a few months ago:( Are you stripping these from an actual treadmill and using the speed controller or...
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    09-09-2018, 06:37 AM
    chesterspal replied to a thread Wet blasting systems in General
    Seems the separator will be the tricky part in all this. Is this taking place right inside the blast cabinet or is there a secondary tank for the...
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    09-08-2018, 06:39 AM
    I found this lathe had maybe a half dozen brands it was sold under. Select was one of them. I was lucky, thanks to the gracious help of a poster,...
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    09-08-2018, 06:19 AM
    chesterspal replied to a thread Wet blasting systems in General
    Picked up this pool filter pump yesterday at a flea market for $5. Has a plastic impeller and seems the perfect size for what I plan to construct....
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    09-07-2018, 02:49 PM
    Paul, thank you for those pictures. Appears your gear cover also contacts the motor when opened. Agree, I am getting ahead of myself. First things...
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    09-07-2018, 06:31 AM
    chesterspal replied to a thread Wet blasting systems in General
    Thank you for this. This answers a lot of questions. Were you drawing in from the top of the slurry or somewhere in the middle? Can you tell...
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    09-06-2018, 06:18 PM
    The 13" length was the point near the gear side where the opening became a tad wider as the taper appeared to end. The spindle was about 1- 2"...
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    09-06-2018, 11:11 AM
    chesterspal replied to a thread Wet blasting systems in General
    A mystery wrapped in a riddle. He did say it's "very heavy duty" about 12 times so that part we know. Looks like we need to figure this out for...
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    09-06-2018, 11:00 AM
    I plan on spending the time learning and doing more than my mini lathe ever allowed. Right now, I need to get this lathe up and running. Need to make...
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    09-06-2018, 07:20 AM
    chesterspal replied to a thread Wet blasting systems in General
    He dances all around his design but never actually reveals how it works. Does show the making of the nozel, though. That was a big help for me to get...
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    09-06-2018, 06:33 AM
    This all came about because there is an auction coming up locally for a factory that's shutting down. Lots of lathe and milling machines and...
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    09-05-2018, 01:12 PM
    Does anyone know the collet size for this lathe. The specs say a spindle bore of 1 1/16" with an MT4 taper. Will this accept R8 collets directly...
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    09-05-2018, 06:32 AM
    Looking into the operation of these wet soda blasting systems. Specifically, I'm talking about the enclosed cabinet units that recycle the...
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