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  1. Toolles

    Help with setting up a 20hp motor for an RPC

    I have been putting it off for years but I want to make a 20hp RPC. I have a question about starting my 20hp motor. I currently have a 5hp RPC in place. I am told I can start the 20hp motor with the 3 phase created by the 5hp phase converter. If this is correct wouldn't I back feed to the 5hp...
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    OT My Shop Stereo

    Up until last weekend I had a fairly sweet shop stereo setup. My system is comprised of a CL bought 1980s receiver, CD player, a laptop computer, for Pandora, stationed in the office, and 4 speakers strategically located around my shop building. Last Friday night a lightening strike knocked out...
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    Questions about a Cincinnati horizontal mill

    Good Morning, I bought a horizontal mill this weekend and need some help with identification and operation. I searched the internet and think I drug home a Cincinnati 1-18 production mill? The serial number is 2F1P1L-861. One thing I failed to notice in the Craigs Listing was that this mill has...
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    3 Jaw Chuck troubles

    My dad has a 3 jaw chuck, brand unknown, that is very hard to operate. I have never had one apart and can't tell him what to do to fix the trouble. Can anyone help me with what to expect when tearing into a chuck? toolles
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    Weight of a Cincinnati 4p?

    I'm looking at a listing for a Cincinnati 4p horiz/vert mill, s/n b4206/35. The price is in my range but... Anyone got an idea how much this thing weighs? toolles
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    WTB pallet jack replacement wheels

    Can someone suggest where I can find load wheels for my "made in China", off-brand, pallet jack? I've been searching the web and found one place, Global Industrial, who carries my size but they want $89 each for them. The dimensions are as follows: 3" dia. 3-11/16" long, with a .785 diameter...
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    Motor Starter Question

    I need to buy a motor starter for a 20hp 3ph motor I'm planning on using for a RPC. I'm looking at size 3 but there are different class starters, A200, 8536, and 509 DOD. Will all these classes work on my motor? My motor is 230v. toolles
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    Camelback Rebuild

    Good Morning, I thought ya'll would like to see an old Royersford camelback I've been working on. A few months ago I bought a 21" Royersford Excelsior drill press. It was missing several parts, but I thought it would be a good project. Here's a pic unloading the camelback. After much...
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    Anyone Need a Dalton?

    I, just this weekend, bought a Royersford camelback drill. The fellow I bought the drill press from, Rich, asked me if I would help him sell a couple other tools he has. I told him I would be happy to help out. See the pictures, below, for a Dalton lathe/mill combination and a Hepworth scroll...
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    Camelback Move

    There is a camelback drill for sale in New York (Long Island it think). I live on the coast in Texas. I'd like to buy the camelback but it's the matter of 2000 miles that's the problem. I do have a son, in the Navy, stationed in Charelston SC. Anyone planning a trip from NY to Charleston soon? I...
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    20hp rpc

    One of my recient projects was to rebuild a 20hp motor. Here's the link if you're interested. http://www.practicalmachinist.com/vb/transformers-phase-converters-vfd/another-motor-rebuild-224780/ I want to up-size my RPC from a 5hp and use this 20hp motor. I've been reading in this forum about...
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    Another Motor Rebuild

    A few months ago I picked up a 20hp motor from a rice dryer demolition in Bay City. My plan is to build a larger RPC out of it. That's in the future, though. Spinning the rotor shaft by hand I could tell the bearings were bad so I took it to a motor shop and had them test it before I went any...
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    Wanted Camelback Parts

    I have a Royersford 21" Excelsior drill press that is missing parts. I need the following items in the order of importance: 1. bottom pully and bracket assembly 2. table raising screw and all associated brackets 3. back gear cover 4. long arm for down feeding the spindle 5. small gull wing...
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    Monarch Questions

    I have this Monarch 14AA lathe and the drive clutch is stuck, engaged. Before I start tearing into this problem I'd like some guidance. Can anyone help me with a plan of attack on fixing this problem? toolles
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    Good morning fellow old machine guys. I need your opinion on a camelback I looked at yesterday. I had to crawl over a lot of stuff to get these bad pictures of it but here they are. The drill is an Excelsior. Is there anything missing or broken beyond repair? Is this worth $100? I've...
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    Motor questions

    Hi I have a 3hp induction motor from a very old radial arm drill press. The motor was locked up so I pulled it off today and broke it down. After digging out the mud dobber whasp nests I inspected the shaft. It has some corrosion on both ends. I put it on the lathe & used emory cloth...
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    Looking for guide rollers

    I aquired a horizontal band saw and the guides and rollers are missing. I milled the sliding guides but I need a set of four, blade guide rollers. Anyone know where I can find some? They need to be about 1/4" ID X 3/4" OD Thanks, toolles
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    About gears

    I am interested in learning all about gears and am starting from the begining. I did search the internet and found some articles with the basic terms and definitions. Can someone recommend a very basic book to start with and give me direction on learning gear design and cutting? Les
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    Good Morning all, I'd like to post a reminder to all the new AMHG members I sent a request for information to. Please answer the questions in the message and send them back to me by way of a private message. The information will not be made public and is for the AMHG data base. This data will...
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    Help with rotory phase converter

    Just this weekend got my phase converter wired up. It is a 5hp Roto Phase store bought (used) unit. When I started it up I tested the three busses. I got 120v on the two I brought over from my single phase panel and 230v from the phase converter T3 leg. Is this right? What is the voltage...