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  • Originally posted by DennisCA View Post
    I lost my screw that holds the insert into the chip pan.
    Is it an M4-0.7? If so, I have a pack of them coming tomorrow and I'll send you a few. Oh, wait ... you're in Finland. Never mind.

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    • Originally posted by Bob Engelhardt View Post

      Oop ... my brain fart: I "saw" the box extending out the back as the slide itself.
      Like a Wilton. But mo betta.
      21" Royersford Excelsior CamelBack Drillpress Restoration
      1943 Sidney 16x54 Lathe Restoration

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      • Scrapped the previous desiccant dryer I was making and changed the design to a flange seal. The oring grease needed to assemble the previous design does not lend to a contamination free air supply. (sometimes I am just not thinking) Have some 4 1/2" 1/2" wall 6061 laying around, so I worked around that. Holds pressure, needs no grease for assembly.





        Last edited by junkaddict; 03-13-2023, 02:25 AM.

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        • Way overbuilt, the only way I know how to do things

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          • Interesting, is this for compressed air?

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            • My buddy is restoring a Suzuki GT550 and needed a new points cover as the original had some road rash. He wasn't concerned about the emblem recess so I didn't bother milling it out.
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              • Originally posted by DennisCA View Post
                Interesting, is this for compressed air?
                Yes it is.

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                • I've been wanting to dry my shop air for a while but never considered dessicants, was thinking of using an expansion style system instead. But how often does the dessicant need drying? Do you have to remove it and dry it or is there some easier method?

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                  • The desiccant is regenerated with heat. I was wondering if the dryer junkaddic made. could have a heater built, could have a heater built Into it, so the desiccant could be regenerated without having to remove it .
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                    • Desiccant dryers use 2 identical vessels that work in sequence, one working and the other regenerating.
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                      • I took a little time off my gear cutting and replaced the Pilot assembly in our LPG fireplace insert, Ya,, I know the tree huggers are trying to out law gas heaters, but up theirs. Our's quit working about three weeks ago and I call the local dealer and he saiid he would order the parts. Well after several phone calls and attempts to find out what was happening, I said to hell with them. I done a google search for the part number from my owners manual an installers guide and guess what? Good old Amazon.com had the parts I needed. I ordered the part this past Saturday and they was in the Post Office this morning. It was easy to do other than an old 82 year old getting down on my hands and knees, but it is done and fireplace works now. One more thing,,,,,,it only cost me $75 instead of the $300 the dealer quoted.😁😎😍
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                        I would rather have tools that I never use, than not have a tool I need.
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                        • I threw a mold back on the mill for the third freaking time. I also had a customer get all excited about my customer service because I called to verify an address my shipping software didn't like.
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                          Bob La Londe
                          Professional Hack, Hobbyist, Wannabe, Shade Tree, Button Pushing, Not a "Real" machinist​
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                          I always wanted a welding stinger that looked like the north end of a south bound chicken. Often my welds look like somebody pointed the wrong end of a chicken at the joint and squeezed until something came out. Might as well look the part.

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                          • Originally posted by DennisCA View Post
                            I lost my screw that holds the insert into the chip pan.
                            what is the function of an insert screwed to the chip pan? Sorry, I couldn't resist.
                            “I know lots of people who are educated far beyond their intelligence”

                            Lewis Grizzard

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                            • Originally posted by lugnut View Post
                              The desiccant is regenerated with heat. I was wondering if the dryer junkaddic made. could have a heater built, could have a heater built Into it, so the desiccant could be regenerated without having to remove it .
                              McMaster sells a dual stock air dryer that does that.
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                              Bob La Londe
                              Professional Hack, Hobbyist, Wannabe, Shade Tree, Button Pushing, Not a "Real" machinist​
                              ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
                              I always wanted a welding stinger that looked like the north end of a south bound chicken. Often my welds look like somebody pointed the wrong end of a chicken at the joint and squeezed until something came out. Might as well look the part.

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                              • Repurposed some old motor armatures as part of a fixture to hold my floor jack's oil tank in the lathe. The bottom got deformed (dont ask ) and needed to be machined to fit into the base block. The trick was figuring out how to hold it so it could be turned. The end of the smaller armature was turned to a 17degree taper to match the inside of the the top end of the tank. The larger armature was turned to a light press fit to the bottom's ID and a length of pipe used to space the armatures apart on a 1/2" dia. shaft with one end threaded and center drilled. With the top end of the shaft held in the chuck, and the bottom end held by the tailstock, tightening the nut on the shaft clamps the the whole works together. The armature and the tank are machined as a unit, and when the correct tank OD is reached, the the armature was turned down to allow the tank bottom to be faced. Now I need to swap ends and machine the top surface, and hopefully the jack will be ready to be put back together.
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                                Last edited by Dave C; 03-15-2023, 03:13 PM.
                                “I know lots of people who are educated far beyond their intelligence”

                                Lewis Grizzard

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