Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

My new coolant system

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • My new coolant system

    I was busy over spring break...






    This is a simple flood coolant system run with a 15 dollar fountain pump, that I am planning to add to the drill press and mill as well. There is barely enough head and the pump really should be a bit stronger. One can make the system for about 60 dollars using a Little Giant pump, which is more than I wanted to spend.

    The sump is a 1 gallon bucket, hung from a hook under the bench. THe pump is wrapped in an old stocking (very fine screening- great!) and stuck to the bottom, where it neither touches the bottom nor breaks the surface. The chip tray is a car servicing tray, bent up to make a backsplash, and with the sides angled a bit. A drain was installed, and will be covered with a very fine brass screen when it is available. Unfourtuantely, the nylon drain has a rim which does not allow the chip pan to drain completely.

    The system is a bit feeble, but works well. I use a Rustlick soluble oil that advertises good sump life.
    Last edited by Teenage_Machinist; 04-29-2009, 11:15 PM.

  • #2
    It used to be fractional Hp Chemical Feed pumps were cheap and readily available on Ebone. That is what I use in a couple of my machines with coolant tanks made of welded 3/16 sheet

    Comment


    • #3
      Interestingly, i just picked up a much larger Little Giant pump from an estate sale. Maybe now I can have separate coolant on each machine.

      Comment


      • #4
        Is there actually a picture there?
        I've been screwing with my settings and don't see a thing.
        Len

        Comment


        • #5
          Should be fixed now.

          Comment


          • #6
            Nope, not yet!

            Comment


            • #7
              WTF? It should be. I added photo tags and URLs.

              Comment


              • #8
                Not bad work. Who's the chick in the background with no clothes?

                Comment


                • #9
                  lolol. / WTF.

                  Is this some sort of retarded joke regarding the color of soluble oil?

                  Who knows a good way to fasten a piece of fine screen over an inlet?

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    I would sure like to see it!
                    Mel
                    _____________________________________________

                    I would rather have tools that I never use, than not have a tool I need.
                    Oregon Coast

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Tried again. Hate the dumb image posting method. But this should work...

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        TM-
                        Is that a pipe fitting tack welded to the cross slide of your lathe?
                        -Doozer
                        DZER

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          No. It is custom turned aluminum magneted to the cross slide.

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Liar!
                            -Doozer
                            DZER

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              The magnets tend to attract chips. I have to figure out how to clean them off.

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X