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  • Put together a quick alternative to a power drawbar for my Bridgeport mill.

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    • I tried hewing something for the first time in my life with my restored axe



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      • Finally got my air fittings delivered from two different sources - I have up on one and ordered elsewhere since nothing showed up. I want "Euro" ends. In one delivery I got "A Style" ends which I believe you know as ARO style. In the other delivery I got Shrader ends. So I still don't have a complete set of compatible couplings.

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        • For quite a while now I've had one fluorescent tube in an 8' pair not lighting. It didn't really bother me so I let it go but today I decided to see what was wrong. I swapped the tubes and the same side doesn't light up so it wasn't the tube. Next was to open it up and tighten all the connections but it was till the same. Then just on a whim I decided to check all the connections and lo and behold I had swapped the red and blue wires at their connections at one end of the tubes. I corrected that and both worked...but the thing that really has me stymied is why did it work so long wired incorrectly? I replaced the ballast a long time ago which had to be when I miswired it but I KNOW for a fact it was working properly right after I changed that ballast.
          Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

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          • I had a wire break off internally causing one bulb not to light. I was LED swapping it and only one pin was active so I rolled it over and it worked. Has a painted stripe running down it though.
            21" Royersford Excelsior CamelBack Drillpress Restoration
            1943 Sidney 16x54 Lathe Restoration

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            • Originally posted by Arcane View Post
              For quite a while now I've had one fluorescent tube in an 8' pair not lighting. It didn't really bother me so I let it go but today I decided to see what was wrong. I swapped the tubes and the same side doesn't light up so it wasn't the tube. Next was to open it up and tighten all the connections but it was till the same. Then just on a whim I decided to check all the connections and lo and behold I had swapped the red and blue wires at their connections at one end of the tubes. I corrected that and both worked...but the thing that really has me stymied is why did it work so long wired incorrectly? I replaced the ballast a long time ago which had to be when I miswired it but I KNOW for a fact it was working properly right after I changed that ballast.
              Gremlins.

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              • Got attempt three at delivering the correct air line fittings today. I FINALLY have air in the shop!

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                • Originally posted by Arcane View Post
                  For quite a while now I've had one fluorescent tube in an 8' pair not lighting. It didn't really bother me so I let it go but today I decided to see what was wrong. I swapped the tubes and the same side doesn't light up so it wasn't the tube. Next was to open it up and tighten all the connections but it was till the same. Then just on a whim I decided to check all the connections and lo and behold I had swapped the red and blue wires at their connections at one end of the tubes. I corrected that and both worked...but the thing that really has me stymied is why did it work so long wired incorrectly? I replaced the ballast a long time ago which had to be when I miswired it but I KNOW for a fact it was working properly right after I changed that ballast.
                  You know how the tubes often need the fixture grounded? Not just for safety , but for starting. A polarity thing having to do with getting the vapor ionized. Swapping the wires may have changed the polarity in a way that assists starting.
                  2730

                  Keep eye on ball.
                  Hashim Khan


                  It's just a box of rain, I don't know who put it there.

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                  • I didn't know that, Jerry. That's what I like about HSM...a huge amount of information gets posted here that many of us would never find out about otherwise. My thanks to you all!
                    Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

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                    • Spent the last 4 days baby sitting a die shop while the owner is away. 8 hours milling, drilling, heat treating and grinding small die sections each day. 8 hours all alone in a shop 34 miles from home and a couple thousand feet from where they dropped those two little girls over the border wall. Border Patrol helicopters flying over so low they rattle the bay doors. BP on horseback and 4 wheelers maneuvering back and forth through the area. Needless to say, I’m packing.

                      Going back Monday and Tuesday as well. Actually feel like it’s a weekend.

                      Also, yesterday I got to see the prosthesis that the engineering students put together with some of the parts I machined for them. They had done their presentation on Thursday and it worked well and their professor was very happy. Two boys are graduating and going into jobs and a third is going for his PHD.
                      I will continue to work with him in the future.

                      As a show of their appreciation for my help I was given a 1.75 of The Famous Grouse by these fine young men.
                      Illigitimi non Carborundum 😎
                      9X49 Birmingham Mill, Reid Model 2C Grinder, 13x40 ENCO GH Lathe, 6X18 Craftsman lathe, Sherline CNC mill, Eastwood TIG200 AC/DC and lots of stuff from 30+ years in the trade and 15.5 in refinery unit operations. Now retired. El Paso, TX

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                      • Originally posted by Tim The Grim View Post
                        ..........As a show of their appreciation for my help I was given a 1.75 of The Famous Grouse by these fine young men.
                        Is that something like our Newfie Screech?
                        Location: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada

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                        • Back in the ‘80s and ‘90s I read a series of books by W. E. B. Griffin that had a couple characters who would imbibe in “The Famous Grouse”. All that time I thought it was just a made up name for the books. One night in ‘07, my wife and I walked into a local liquor store and there was a huge display of various Famous Grouse blends at the head of an isle. I was very surprised that it was actually a real brand and bought a bottle of the standard blend. It has since become a favorite blended Scotch.
                          Illigitimi non Carborundum 😎
                          9X49 Birmingham Mill, Reid Model 2C Grinder, 13x40 ENCO GH Lathe, 6X18 Craftsman lathe, Sherline CNC mill, Eastwood TIG200 AC/DC and lots of stuff from 30+ years in the trade and 15.5 in refinery unit operations. Now retired. El Paso, TX

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                          • My friend John found an old electric drill. The cord was badly deteriorated and I cut it off. There were no identifying marks so I have no idea of the manufacturer or age. I had hopes to rebuild it so I took it apart as far as I could, but I was unable to remove the armature or the stator. The end of the stator with the commutator was held in place with a ball bearing that was press fit onto the shaft and into the housing. And there appeared to be no way to remove the stator, which appeared to be cemented or press fit into the housing. The wires going to the commutator and the stator were insulated with rubber, paper, and cotton, and seriously deteriorated. So no hope of fixing it safely. I was able to unscrew the Jacobs chuck and I drilled one of the holes to 1/4" to fit one of my chuck keys

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                            Paul , P S Technology, Inc. and MrTibbs
                            USA Maryland 21030

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                            • One more picture:

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                              Paul , P S Technology, Inc. and MrTibbs
                              USA Maryland 21030

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                              • Originally posted by PStechPaul View Post
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                                You can drill a hole on the center of the back bearing housing to push the armature with a small punch
                                Helder Ferreira
                                Setubal, Portugal

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