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    Yes, thatís what I need to do with this one. For...

    Yes, thatís what I need to do with this one. For a test run I just clamped it to the bench, but itís about as rigid as a slice of cheese so definitely needs a base.

    Steve
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    Electric chainsaw sharpener

    Iíve always just sharpened my chains by hand with a file and simple guide/holder, and found that as long as you do them before they get too dull they are easy to sharpen.
    In the last couple of...
  3. Thread: Boring head

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    Thereís some used on eBay at the moment. Complete...

    Thereís some used on eBay at the moment. Complete kits under $2k

    Another brand very similar is Kuroda.
    Watch out for the arbors if you are buying used. Some heads have integral arbors - some...
  4. Thread: Boring head

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    Iíve got a smaller version - a VHU36. Beautiful...

    Iíve got a smaller version - a VHU36. Beautiful piece of tooling and great to use.
    The 80 is a big lump though - at 140mm fully closed diameter.
    Is that what youíre wanting?

    Steve
  5. Even oil by itself can go gummy over an extended...

    Even oil by itself can go gummy over an extended period.
    When I got my shaper there was no way I could move the ram until Iíd completely removed the gib and could lever the ram sideways to break it...
  6. I'd start by emailing them or trying the "chat"...

    I'd start by emailing them or trying the "chat" function on the contact page of their website: ecogoo inverter contactecogoo
    Do the usual tech support things - include the model number and serial...
  7. I can't see anything regarding warranty on either...

    I can't see anything regarding warranty on either Aliexpress or Ecogoo's website.
    What is the error code, and have you tried contacting their tech support?

    Steve
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    If the step tread can be split into two leaves...

    If the step tread can be split into two leaves and folded on top of itself for storage so itís only half as long (left to right in the photo), then it would give more options as to the final...
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    New Toy...........

    I think the multi head drills were often used for different processes on each head, with the same setup. Drill and ream (or counterbore/thread etc.

    The old twin head Macson I have here has a...
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    While I absolutely cringe at him holding the...

    While I absolutely cringe at him holding the grinder with his finger inside the guard, I think you have to give him a bit of credit for taking what he has found to be a good controllable holding...
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    Itís also damn heavy - not surprising given the...

    Itís also damn heavy - not surprising given the steel thickness

    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210614/3036d4a58469b370ce29b9d1ea4d2aca.jpg

    Compared to the modern (10yo) unit that Iíve used...
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    Hot water service lifespan

    Just replaced our old Rheem electric HWS.
    It was in the house when we bought it, still working ok but I was pretty sure it was running on borrowed time. With #1 daughter and her mob moving back in...
  13. Thread: motor noise

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    I reckon that mouse was trying to tell you...

    I reckon that mouse was trying to tell you somethingÖ..

    Steve
  14. Thanks. First time itís happened, so Iíll just...

    Thanks.
    First time itís happened, so Iíll just monitor and see if it occurs again.
    My best solution in this case would just be to disable the pot and fix the freq to 50Hz as it doesnít need to be...
  15. Youíre correct Michael - itís more the lube that...

    Youíre correct Michael - itís more the lube that Iím after rather than just cooling.
    Thereís definitely still a decent amount of cooling from the oil though - as soon as the cutter isnít flooded it...
  16. Annular cutters - better coolant delivery setup needed

    I do a few small runs of parts for a mateís fabrication business, and they involve lots of hole drilling with annular cutters on the mill.

    Iím running straight mineral oil as a flood delivery...
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    Familyguy- what CAD program are you using (or...

    Familyguy- what CAD program are you using (or planning to use)

    Steve
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    I was about to post that due to the hinge point...

    I was about to post that due to the hinge point of the saw being at the bed level, simply raising flat stock up a bit means the blade will be at an angle as it goes through.
    Iím guessing thatís...
  19. Thanks John. My gut feel is that it could well...

    Thanks John.
    My gut feel is that it could well be something similar going on here.

    While itís definitely not in a cleanroom, its not likely to be a dirt or oil issue as it was in Bobís case. ...
  20. Had my first small glitch with the Ecogoo on my...

    Had my first small glitch with the Ecogoo on my hydraulic press last night.

    Started it up - and it seemed to be running a bit slower than normal, and varying a bit in frequency.

    I checked the...
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    Further to my earlier post regarding the 3M paint...

    Further to my earlier post regarding the 3M paint not being available, this is what I was thinking of giving a go.
    NB: Not to be confused with their "Chassis Black" product which isn't a paint -...
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    Iím in the same situation - for an old Landrover...

    Iím in the same situation - for an old Landrover chassis.
    For last one I did I used a 3M product from Supercheap - pretty sure it was just called ďchassis blackĒ.
    Itís been great - 10 years later...
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    Hi Greg, I'll take an indicator holder and an...

    Hi Greg,

    I'll take an indicator holder and an edge finder.

    Steve
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    Knowing what 4WD hub seals go through without...

    Knowing what 4WD hub seals go through without letting oil out or sand in - I think it will be fine.
    FWIW, the front hub seals on my EL Falcon had an inner dust seal lip that contacted the face of...
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    Thanks for the offer Steve but 1-1/2Ē is bigger...

    Thanks for the offer Steve but 1-1/2Ē is bigger than I need.

    I picked up a 1Ē head and a few chasers a while back, but havenít actually used it. Iím still keeping an eye out for a 1/2Ē one.
    ...
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    Sticky: Gave it a test run last night, and it seems to...

    Gave it a test run last night, and it seems to work well. I got a decent fire going with dampers open and a good roar happening - then closed off the chimney damper a bit.
    Definitely reduced the...
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    Sticky: Not really big enough to call a project, but for...

    Not really big enough to call a project, but for ages Iíve been intending to put a flue damper in my shed heater.

    Spend a couple of hours tonight and knocked one up with from some bits of scrap....
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    I'm not a CNC guy, so just spit-balling..... ...

    I'm not a CNC guy, so just spit-balling.....

    If the head always slides freely down the column, then gravity should provide a preload until the force between the work and the head exceeds the head...
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    Iíve only used silicon bronze a few times. While...

    Iíve only used silicon bronze a few times. While i think itís a great thing to have in the repair bag, I donít think Iíd be keen on building up the entire length of a shaft with it - particularly...
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    That sounds reasonable to me Pete. What is the...

    That sounds reasonable to me Pete.
    What is the current housing made out of?
    If itís cast iron I reckon it would be worth having a crack at building it up with bronze and remachining it.

    Steve
  31. Pete, unless you just want a project - might be...

    Pete, unless you just want a project - might be worth a phone call first to find out what the stock is worth, as you can buy the hawses on eBay for around $35 delivered.

    Steve
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    Hi Rowdy, I can 3D print something for you if you...

    Hi Rowdy, I can 3D print something for you if you can give me STL files.
    Iíd normally be happy to have a crack at the design side for my own learning, but donít have that time to commit right now. ...
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    I just use a home made arbor like MichaelG posted...

    I just use a home made arbor like MichaelG posted earlier.
    Not an issue for 16mm but if you make one make sure the locking bolts/grubscrews tend to pull the cutter shoulder against the end face of...
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    Nothing to say that mine is turning the right...

    Nothing to say that mine is turning the right way. It was definitely cutting on the pull stroke and lifting on the return (push stroke). That was how I connected the motor up - definitely worked well...
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    I had one for a while, but sold it last year when...

    I had one for a while, but sold it last year when I got my big horizontal bandsaw.
    Here's mine running https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHEMVzLvJjM
    Looks to be about the same speed as yours.

    Steve
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    In case nobody else has already mentioned it, I...

    In case nobody else has already mentioned it, I find the FSWizard phone app really useful to get ballpark feeds and speeds (thanks to Elan for suggesting it originally).
    Itís a great tool although...
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    Drill a line of holes across it and then smack it...

    Drill a line of holes across it and then smack it with a FBH.
    You can keep the swarf so no wastage.

    Steve
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    Out of interest, if youíre planning to use the...

    Out of interest, if youíre planning to use the old CMM granite table to scrape in the straightedge have you checked how flat it is?

    Steve
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    Yes, it happens. PITA and Iíve pretty much...

    Yes, it happens. PITA and Iíve pretty much stopped using magnets for that reason.

    Steve
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    Brilliant. A great example of what can be done...

    Brilliant. A great example of what can be done with basic tools and a bit of ingenuity.

    Steve
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    Slightly off topic - but since you mention the...

    Slightly off topic - but since you mention the brand - the Lightening hand cleaner with lanolin is one of the best I've used..
    I've currently got a 4L of the "scrubber" version with gritty stuff in...
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    Whatís the practical working life of Simple...

    Whatís the practical working life of Simple Green?
    Do you need to change it periodically regardless, or does itís cleaning ability just degrade depending on the workload?
    Does the oil from parts...
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    Hi John. I must be misunderstanding what you...

    Hi John. I must be misunderstanding what you mean, as can't get my head around how that could work.

    If you squeeze the slit end while threading won't you take more material out of the split...
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    Angle on the upper die/knife is about 60deg, the...

    Angle on the upper die/knife is about 60deg, the material is 16mm hot rolled.

    The lower die is 40x4 angle.

    Havenít tried anything thin on it but going by the rule of 8 (die opening should by...
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    No - he definitely said the blue primer. I did...

    No - he definitely said the blue primer.
    I did some digging - go to 10:48 in this vid.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pahM-ErKxa4

    Steve
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    Same for me. Only issue I can recall was when I...

    Same for me.
    Only issue I can recall was when I painted a bit of my gantry with some leftover Rustguard Epoxy Enamel (full roller from painting something else). I'd built it a couple of years...
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    Not 100% sure it will work in the free Tapatalk,...

    Not 100% sure it will work in the free Tapatalk, but give this a try:

    Click somewhere on the post (not on the link) and you should get this menu...
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    That would be my thought too. Turret lathe...

    That would be my thought too.
    Turret lathe style.
    Possibly a form tool that would finish a chamfer and counterbore in one pass.

    Could also be used for repetitive short OD finishing in the...
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    Not sure what you mean by having to pay. The...

    Not sure what you mean by having to pay.

    The link was to one of the EcoGoo brand 220v input, 380v output VFD's on AliExpress.

    Steve
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    Post up the exact model number of the VFD for a...

    Post up the exact model number of the VFD for a start, and ideally a photo of the data plate on the motor you are trying run.

    Have you configured the motor connections for 240v?

    Steve
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