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  1. This post is skating on the edge of spam... ...

    This post is skating on the edge of spam...

    The proper way to prevent oscillation, is to find the component and geometric circumstance that's causing chatter, and fix it.

    While the chatter IS...
  2. Seems to be a whole lotta complexity here for...

    Seems to be a whole lotta complexity here for such a simple problem.

    Bring two of your 3 incoming legs (somewhere downstream of the main power switch) to the primary side of a 240:120 control...
  3. If you do much work on engines, you'll find that...

    If you do much work on engines, you'll find that SOME, especially high-performance 'experiments', you'll find that they're designed with the centerline of the cylinder bore offset from the...
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    Yes, it IS an old thread... an excellent...

    Yes, it IS an old thread... an excellent demonstration of 'necroposting'.

    I'm absolutely positively certain Joe is still with us, and doing fine, as he posted at 10am this morning.

    I believe...
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    Okay, I got $0.02 I'll toss in... First of...

    Okay, I got $0.02 I'll toss in...

    First of all, the 200-208/230 machine isn't one I've had opportunity to mess with myself, and my conversion is for the 230/460 machine... the one you have isn't...
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    Karl, this has NOT been my experience. My '42...

    Karl, this has NOT been my experience.

    My '42 EE used to have the Ward-Leonard DC drive and backgear.

    I've replaced it with an Allis-Chalmers 1800rpm 480v 3ph 7.5hp motor, driving a Gates...
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    I don't know the 160 product line at all, I'm a...

    I don't know the 160 product line at all, I'm a 1304/1336 guy (yeah, that much older), but... A-B was NOT shy about building 'for-customer'. I've found some of my legacy surplus units had special...
  8. It is an excellent idea... first, the lathe...

    It is an excellent idea... first, the lathe spindle is IMO the ULTIMATE application for a VFD in a workshop... and the second, doing so allows you to pick up good stuff, cheap, and make it work.
    ...
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    All my VFDs (to include Allen_Bradley 1305 and...

    All my VFDs (to include Allen_Bradley 1305 and 1336, and 1336F, an Omron, and a Minarik, all get single-phase, and work just fine that way. The bigger machines have motors wired for 480.. Hasn't...
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    Hi Paul, and thanks for the kind words. I've...

    Hi Paul, and thanks for the kind words. I've been referred to with many terms stronger than 'crazy', but I'm sure you'll find plenty that'll promise you that I'm not wrong. The CP302 is essentially...
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    If your rotary converter can carry the load, at...

    If your rotary converter can carry the load, at the duty cycle you demand (the 302 DOES have a 100% duty cycle rating in power curves shown in the owner's guide), then it should be fine.

    The...
  12. To power just the CONTROL PANEL? 5KW? Are you...

    To power just the CONTROL PANEL? 5KW?

    Are you certain that's all you're trying to power? Seems like that's the entire machine...
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    Hi All! Yes Neil- it is strange that the upper...

    Hi All!

    Yes Neil- it is strange that the upper wheel is ornate, and the lower is plain. I've looked at photos of other #1s, and they're exactly the same. I'm certain there's a reason, but at...
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    With primer on...

    Here's how it looks with a little protection...
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    Notice the ornate wheel spoke detail and the iron finial?
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    Under the layers...

    Under the layers, are patent dates and manufacturer's name:
    264114264115

    J.A. Fay & Co, Cin. O.

    and

    Pat. June 16 1868
    Sep. 19, 7 Nov. 14, 1871
    May 21 1872
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    J.A. Fay & Co #1 bandsaw

    Hi All!

    Just posting pix of the J.A. Fay #1 bandsaw I've rescued:
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    Blasting off the loose paint... and there was a bunch. Many layers.

    Before anyone asks...
    I purposely chose...
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    If it's not worn beyond what the buyer requires,...

    If it's not worn beyond what the buyer requires, and the features are basically intact, the drive isn't a big deal... the worst case scenariou would involve yanking the complete drive system and...
  18. Well, it seems like a beast... it'd probably run...

    Well, it seems like a beast... it'd probably run on single, but it's a constant current (stick-tig) supply, and notice that the parts breakdown illustrates the output control mechanism as an...
  19. No, something is not connected right. It should...

    No, something is not connected right. It should be able to burn like the sun. Recheck connections one-by-one... and make sure you don't have a broken lead or terminal from the back of the terminal...
  20. Hi B.! Yeah, the fan motor connections are...

    Hi B.!

    Yeah, the fan motor connections are frequently landed on the BACK side of the terminal strip.

    MY experience has been that it's best to just very-carefully-snip off those wires, rather...
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    The reason why, is pretty fascinating. A...

    The reason why, is pretty fascinating.

    A control transformer has a primary winding, magnetics, and secondary winding combination which is intrinsically capable of transmitting ONLY_SO_MUCH_POWER. ...
  22. I've never had any circumstances with my...

    I've never had any circumstances with my conversion needing a gearbox... spindle driven 3:1 ratio with a Gates Polychain... doesn't really matter what speed it's running at, there's no want for more...
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    Set the VFD to RAMP UP, and do it as QUICKLY as...

    Set the VFD to RAMP UP, and do it as QUICKLY as you can, without putting too much a hurt on your mains.
    Set the VFD to NO RAMP on shutdown... just drop out... do NOT attempt to control the stop...
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    I will grant this post with credit for making...

    I will grant this post with credit for making some clearly true statements, but:

    When one invests time in making such a long response, it is best to avoid 'fighting words'. They paint you as a...
  25. And by the way, since 9100 noted... Sir Hiram...

    And by the way, since 9100 noted... Sir Hiram Maxim invented his automatic gun, his brother Hudson was inventor of firearm powder and explosives, his son Hiram Percy Maxim invented the 'silencer'......
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