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#226 Sawdust OFFLINE  

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Posted January 05, 2020 - 09:13 AM

Think this out good its not like you can scoot them around if the location isn't good. Do you know what year these are. It's good to see these old irons put back to use. Being a woodworker most of my life metal working fascinates me. I've been lurking around & educating myself on small lathes. Keep us posted.
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Posted January 05, 2020 - 09:17 AM

Recessed lights is the only way to go if you can adapt them to the trailer but not all trailers are adaptable.. I keep a round piece of foam in the truck receptical to keep the dust and water out.


Tail light guards will be made for these.
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Posted January 05, 2020 - 10:55 AM

Just went and picked up a welder. Don't know much about it yet haven't had time to check it out much.

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  Might be next week before I have time to see what I actually have.   Don

Reminds me of a "BUG" welder.  I had one many years back.  Onan engine and really solid machines.


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Posted January 06, 2020 - 09:36 PM

Found a reference to a manual on Smoke stack but not allowed to download there. Have signed up and awaiting approval. Don't even know it that forum is still active.   Don


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Posted January 07, 2020 - 08:40 AM

Found a reference to a manual on Smoke stack but not allowed to download there. Have signed up and awaiting approval. Don't even know it that forum is still active.   Don

I haven't signed in there in years, but just did, and it it still active!


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Posted January 10, 2020 - 02:15 AM

I haven't signed in there in years, but just did, and it it still active!

Yep they are still active. I posted over there and got a nice response. I now have a good parts manual. Checked out the plugs for inspection. They have soft black soot, this could be explained by the condition of the air cleaner. The slide for amperage adjustment would not move so I pulled the ventilation louvers off the side for a view of the inside of the control box. Found twigs and foreign material inside. Dusted it out, cleaned out the cobwebs and pushed on the control slide inside. The slide now moves now but not easily. I think it could use some lubrication but am not sure what would be best to use. Graphite? dry silicone? tuner cleaner and lube? Suggestions would be appreciated. The oil doesn't look bad on the stick but. I haven't pulled the plug yet so I am not sure what I will find there. Turned the engine over two revolutions. and didn't find any problem. I was turning it slowly so couldn't judge compression. I suspect it has sat long enough that it is very dry. I think my next move will be to pull the plugs put in fresh oil and spin it over for a while to get the oil up. That is if the starter works. A little at a time. probably wont be fast as it is supposed to go sub zero here next week. Don    


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Posted January 10, 2020 - 10:39 AM

I bought a Clausing 5914 lathe and a Clausing 8520 milling machine . Got them home and unloaded but will need to figure out where they should go also a good " going over "


Those will be handy for you. I didn't see a tail stock on the lathe, hopefully you have one.

Something that will make the mill much more usable is to install a treadmill motor and speed control on it. That will give you variable speeds.

I put one on my Taiwanese vertical mill and it worked pretty well. I left the flywheel on the motor to help it maintain speed.

Most TM flywheels are screwed on so make sure you either pin the flywheel or make sure it's running in the opposite direction to what unscrews it.

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Posted January 10, 2020 - 10:45 AM

Second try--

If engines have been sitting a while all the crud in the oil settles out and the oil looks pretty clean.

After draining the oil you might want to pull the pan if possible and clean it out.

I've found that one of those $85 inspection cameras from HF are real handy for small engine work -- it'll fit down spark plug holes and most oil fill tubes for checking out engine internals.

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Posted January 10, 2020 - 10:52 AM

I just acquired a Cuttermaster endmill and drill grinder, and a Tool and Cutter grinder for sharpening lathe tools. The endmill grinder will sharpen both the ends and the flutes of endmills.

I've got a bunch of used endmills, drill bits, etc. With my recent machine purchases these machines will pay for themselves pretty quickly.

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Posted January 10, 2020 - 05:51 PM

Di-electric grease to lube the slide and contacts when needed.


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Posted February 01, 2020 - 06:17 PM

New tool box and floor jack from Harbor Freight

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Posted February 01, 2020 - 06:34 PM

larryd that's a nice box  :thumbs:    Please let us know how well the drawers open and close once you put your tools in 


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Posted February 01, 2020 - 07:56 PM

Drawers work good. They lock in closed position and slide well.

 

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Posted February 01, 2020 - 08:12 PM

Yes, HF tool boxes are great quality without selling your first born to afford.


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Posted February 06, 2020 - 12:00 PM

I'm saving pretty hard for a new tool.  After much reading/vidoes, etc I'm leaning real hard towards a Powermatic 3520C lathe, Tormek T8 and Sorby turning tools.  There is supposed to be a Powermatic sale at Acme Elec last week of April.  Unless someone can show me the error in my ways.... LOL, I think it's going to happen.  It's been many years in the making, hope to come to fruitation this spring.  (Please don't tell my wife.. hehehehe)


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