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  1. Plain automotive antifreeze works good for tire...

    Plain automotive antifreeze works good for tire sealant. I'm told bike riders mix it 50/50 with latex paint, but I haven't tried it.

    Remove the valve stem and deflate the tire to flat on the...
  2. I think if the parts were free without the groove...

    I think if the parts were free without the groove it would be cheaper to throw them away and make them in one operation on a screw machine or bar feeder. Providing, of course, they aren't some...
  3. Mother Nature is a couple of days late with her...

    Mother Nature is a couple of days late with her April Fools trick. A week of nice weather, and then .20 of freezing rain last night.
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    Why is the Kelly bar milled with a helix?

    Why is the Kelly bar milled with a helix?
  5. Tolerance? Surface finish? Drill a starter hole...

    Tolerance? Surface finish? Drill a starter hole and finish it with a shaper. Could also walk it lengthwise plunging with an end mill.
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    Alicia, I sent you a Private Message.

    Alicia, I sent you a Private Message.
  7. 14,000# DeVlieg and 13,000# 4K by myself. The...

    14,000# DeVlieg and 13,000# 4K by myself. The DeVlieg on 1 1/2" solid rollers, and the 4K on 3/4" solid rollers. For better motive force than a bar, you can weld a nut to the end of the bar and...
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    Tell us about the part you wish to grind. Size,...

    Tell us about the part you wish to grind. Size, tolerance, material, quantity, and amount of material needed to remove are a start. Without those things any recommendations are a shot in the dark.
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    If its a hydraulic feed grinder, is the waylube...

    If its a hydraulic feed grinder, is the waylube also hydraulic? If so, is it getting to much oil? There shouldn't be oil dripping off the ways, the table will float and that is bad. There should...
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    Its a lot of form. But you are getting it very...

    Its a lot of form. But you are getting it very close on the grinder. You are probably only a few tenths to a few thou in a few places. I wasn't considering shearing the whole profile, although...
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    What material? What clearance? Have you...

    What material? What clearance? Have you considered leaving the punch soft and shearing it into the die, then hardening?
  12. Buy a bigger chuck for your drill press.

    Buy a bigger chuck for your drill press.
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    Brown & Sharpe never used a box for gears to...

    Brown & Sharpe never used a box for gears to drive the dividing head. They used open gears on the left end of the table, where about everyone else drove from the right end of the table. Since the...
  14. Looks like it is an enerpac jack to me.

    Looks like it is an enerpac jack to me.
  15. I expect we'll see more of this in the future....

    I expect we'll see more of this in the future. Formerly honest people will try to justify their job while working from home. They are used to spending their time with water cooler gossip so they're...
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    From here, that looks like an automotive 2 wire...

    From here, that looks like an automotive 2 wire oil pressure switch. You should be able to check it with an air hose and a continuity tester. If the switch is good chances are you have a way lube...
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    And that broad bipartisan support will evaporate...

    And that broad bipartisan support will evaporate when someone offers the foreign parts for $1.00/1,000 cheaper. It's one of capitalism's shortcomings.
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    Check the part while on the surface grinder after...

    Check the part while on the surface grinder after grinding. Can you see the same error? If it looks perfect, the problem is in the grinder, not the technique. But your blueing technique doesn't...
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    Very nice heads. No tools required for normal...

    Very nice heads. No tools required for normal machining, but has lock screws for automatic tool changer use. Not a lot of range, as there's only one hole for the boring bar. I used to run them...
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    Erickson tenthset heads. This one is a number 37,...

    Erickson tenthset heads. This one is a number 37, or 3/8. They also made number 50 1/2 in and number 62 5/8 in. Looking at the shank on your holder it is not exactly made for a tenthset but I think...
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    These are unprecedented times, so what has...

    These are unprecedented times, so what has happened in the past may not apply. If you end up trying to seek relief through the courts, the backlog will be so long you will probably be old and gray...
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    Use work trucks as a starting point. Farm...

    Use work trucks as a starting point. Farm tractors would also work. There is much more information available. If you break down the reduction in value, there is a component for age, and another...
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    Torch as in O/A or plasma? If you are using an...

    Torch as in O/A or plasma? If you are using an O/A, can you switch to plasma? Its cheaper, and with a Hypertherm with a drag tip, a piece of sheared sheet metal makes a dandy template. When you...
  24. I hope your building sale is ironclad. Cuz it...

    I hope your building sale is ironclad. Cuz it would really suck to sell all your machines and then have the buyer back out.
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    I will look for my instructions this evening....

    I will look for my instructions this evening. There is a hole in the table side of the column that is supposed to be used for a bar to secure the counterweight. The bar passes through the column and...
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