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  1. According to the customer, the crushed bars do...

    According to the customer, the crushed bars do have a very distinct sound along with their "case hardened" skin to reduce denting. I was a Millwright for 40 years and the constant ringing in my ears...
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    Aren't C, X and R all the same diameter. If W is...

    Aren't C, X and R all the same diameter. If W is attached to R, regardless of its diameter, it's turning the same speed as C and X so there should be no slipping and smoking..right?

    Stuart
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    I'm a bit dense..but what is the purpose of the...

    I'm a bit dense..but what is the purpose of the belt over the green sheave..it has almost 'zero' wrap and will transmit almost 'zero' horsepower. For me..being dense, it would be much easier for you...
  4. I'm going to resurrect this thread just to show...

    I'm going to resurrect this thread just to show the machine I pictured above in its birthday suit, but now all decked out in its finest zoot suit. It's going to the customers tomorrow, sans a few of...
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    I have been taking bearings off and putting...

    I have been taking bearings off and putting bearings on for almost 40 years and never once thought I needed anything colder than a beer..to drink! Maybe I've been doing it incorrectly.

    Stuart
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    You're not looking for a broken winding, per se....

    You're not looking for a broken winding, per se. Megging the motor windings will reveal cracks and/or leaks (or moisture) in the insulation that would result in death on startup. It will of course...
  7. All true..but don't forget, when the Queen is...

    All true..but don't forget, when the Queen is happy there is peace in the kingdom!:)

    Stuart
  8. My wife also quilts as a hobby and uses the same...

    My wife also quilts as a hobby and uses the same type of rotary cutter. She does all her cutting on a strange looking, soft green board of some type that allows the cutter to last a very long time....
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    I looked at the linked Lenmark Industries site...

    I looked at the linked Lenmark Industries site and to my untrained eye it looks like the asking price for most of the stuff on their site is unrealistically high..way high.

    Stuart
  10. Jason, I'll bet you have this figured out...

    Jason,

    I'll bet you have this figured out already and have made your decision but I'll throw in a bit more info to cloud the situation. I have enclosed a link with a neat calculator so you can see...
  11. Jason, I also find the work you're doing...

    Jason,

    I also find the work you're doing interesting and probably quite 'humanitarian'..if it's OK to say that these days.

    On your press, while I can't see it real clearly, it appears there is...
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    Arrgh! Stuart

    Arrgh!

    Stuart
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    I did this retrofit quite a few years ago and...

    I did this retrofit quite a few years ago and because my available power was only 240v-single phase, I re-powered the lathe from 7.5 hp to 5 hp and used a new Hitachi 10 hp inverter. (X200-075 LFU)...
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    I have a clone to your machine although mine was...

    I have a clone to your machine although mine was factory with a 7.5 hp motor. To reduce the cost of the VFD I swapped the motor to a 5 hp and did the VFD install using all the factory buttons and...
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    Well Doug..the OP posted what you requested and I...

    Well Doug..the OP posted what you requested and I haven't seen you pop in with any sage advice..talk is cheap.

    Stuart
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    Daniel, Most manufacturers of frequency drives...

    Daniel,

    Most manufacturers of frequency drives have many that accept single phase power, and of course output 3 phase, although I'm not familiar with what you have for power on your side of the...
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    Daniel, Welcome to the forum. That's a nice...

    Daniel,

    Welcome to the forum. That's a nice looking setup, and to make it super versatile for most jobs including tapping I certainly would entertain putting a VFD and a small 3 phase motor on it....
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    He was a bit different, but he was for sure...

    He was a bit different, but he was for sure 'real'. Goodbye Mr. Bassett, rest easy.

    Stuart
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    Arrfff...I hope you're just being silly Mr....

    Arrfff...I hope you're just being silly Mr. :crazy:

    Stuart
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    Well I was wrong (maybe) about the unit being...

    Well I was wrong (maybe) about the unit being home made so this may be fake news as well, but the color of the pump and all the fancy safety wiring almost make it appear to be military surplus. Maybe...
  21. That really should be a easy and fun part to make...

    That really should be a easy and fun part to make yourself.

    Stuart
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    It sure looks home made to me. I can't believe a...

    It sure looks home made to me. I can't believe a company would manufacture something in a tinny little barrel and mount a big fat motor on the drum head and poke controls and plumbing through the...
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    The sophisticated infrastructure just to put all...

    The sophisticated infrastructure just to put all the car stuff together is mind blowing. Somewhere in that factory is a rack of PLC's the size of a Greyhound bus and a huge room full of programmers....
  24. Brian, I've worked on both large wood versions...

    Brian,

    I've worked on both large wood versions and small metal versions. Along with (metal) the drum rotating in the direction of feed, there is a whole bunch of coolant stuff that goes along with...
  25. Much as I hate to do this, I'm going to flog this...

    Much as I hate to do this, I'm going to flog this dead horse a little bit more. Looking at the stuff in front of me, I see the little 5 volt wall wart charger for the digital scale and it's tagged...
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