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  1. I wired a home I bought in the Netherlands; I...

    I wired a home I bought in the Netherlands;
    I asked for 3-phase and they said it was no problem, I should use a 6m2 wire for my side.
    Then the linesman came and found the street supply was 220...
  2. I often weld outside. My cheapo autodark helmet...

    I often weld outside.
    My cheapo autodark helmet will go dark if the sun hits the sensor, but all in all it works ok.
    It also goes dark in the shop when it sees my LED worklight, even though it's...
  3. I built a hoist that will traverse the shop, I'm...

    I built a hoist that will traverse the shop, I'm planning to build more of them for other spaces while I still have the power to do so.

    Unfortunately, aging is a one way street.
  4. I have a similar setup, but my lathe speed was a...

    I have a similar setup, but my lathe speed was a separate rotary switch.
    WAS.
    I rewired the drum switch to control the VFD for forward / off / reverse.
    The drum switch is a big robust thing...
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    I got these chucks from the UK; but now that...

    I got these chucks from the UK; but now that they've left the EU, anything ordered from there gets stuck in customs.

    Thanks for your very kind offer, but it's the same from the US. Items need...
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    From the table on the link, mine would seem to be...

    From the table on the link, mine would seem to be a Jacobs #6.
    Hard to find in Europe.
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    Yesterday I mounted the chucks pictured in my...

    Yesterday I mounted the chucks pictured in my post above on my mill for the first time.
    It turns out one of them is fatally bent (the other is ok).
    So I took the chuck off the arbor; I just clamped...
  8. That's just what was done to my vise; it turns...

    That's just what was done to my vise; it turns out there was an end mill stuck in the hole too, and it had blocked off one of the screw holes for the fixed jaw.

    A hold in your vise? I have a...
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    The big dog next door thinks the best toy is my...

    The big dog next door thinks the best toy is my fuzzy little dog.
  10. Well... no. I lived in India for years; voltage...

    Well... no.
    I lived in India for years; voltage jumps up and down when it works at all. Voltage drops to 60% after dark. A day without power going out for an hour or more is a good day, and rare...
  11. 80' barge, semi permanently moored. 12vdc is...

    80' barge, semi permanently moored.
    12vdc is awful if your run is more than a few yards and your load is more than a few watts.

    I have 12vdc, 24vdc, 220vac, and 380vac.
    The ship is protected...
  12. My old mill has zerk fittings where oil should...

    My old mill has zerk fittings where oil should go; confusing because it also has zerk fittings for grease.
    Anyway, I tried a zerk end on a pump oiler and it won't push oil through.

    I went the...
  13. I have 3-phase at my rural house in Portugal (I...

    I have 3-phase at my rural house in Portugal (I installed it into the house, it was already on the pole outside).
    I have 3-phase on my boat in Amsterdam too.
    When I lived in a small house rural...
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    My old mill is also really loud in certain speed...

    My old mill is also really loud in certain speed ranges.
    I had the gearbox apart before I even plugged it in, and there is no visible damage; but Peter from Holland (who works with these things a...
  15. Guys, it's a 10 minute job; weld it, heat it,...

    Guys, it's a 10 minute job; weld it, heat it, bend it, regrease it.

    323715

    The rack is teeth down, while chips could fly up into the slot in some setups, it's not a problem I'll be losing any...
  16. There was a sort of sprocket for a chain, but no...

    There was a sort of sprocket for a chain, but no chain.
    With the grove being just 10mm wide and 11mm deep, something quite specific has to go in there.

    I went with the rack and gear because I...
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    I bought my Ruhla mill from a dealer in Germany;...

    I bought my Ruhla mill from a dealer in Germany; he had it on a pallet but didn't even strap it down.
    I had a small company who mostly does domestic moving collect it and bring it to Portugal for...
  18. I'll do that; I'll have to weld the spokes to the...

    I'll do that; I'll have to weld the spokes to the hub though, or they'll unscrew and flop around in use and be annoying.

    Future disassembly will require cutting.
  19. To get the vertical ways tight, I had to push the...

    To get the vertical ways tight, I had to push the adjustment wedge past it's design point.
    The forward + back one too, but only a little.
    The main left-right for the long table movement was not...
  20. I lived in India for a long time. LONG time. ...

    I lived in India for a long time. LONG time.

    After a while, I took the opposite track and did everything myself unless I really couldn't.
    It was faster than dealing with the trouble of hiring...
  21. Never do work by hand you could do with a...

    Never do work by hand you could do with a machine.
    Not even if it might be faster by hand.
  22. That used to be the case, but for a while now...

    That used to be the case, but for a while now most EU machinery is delivered with 380 / 660 motors, as (I was told) factories are running 660V.
    I needed a 220 3-phase machine and I had to special...
  23. I hope you've considered the frequency issue; the...

    I hope you've considered the frequency issue; the 50Hz motors will have a higher RPM when you connect them to US 60Hz supply.
  24. I have 3 such transformers; From memory, I guess...

    I have 3 such transformers; From memory, I guess 18" x 6" x 18".

    The 3 coil bars are bridged together in a line. I believe there's some added efficiency in that.
    They get a bit hot when loaded,...
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    That sounds like a plan; grinding grit is bad,...

    That sounds like a plan; grinding grit is bad, contain it in the corner.
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