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    Mori Seiki CNC NT3200 Mill / Lathe and NHX 4000 -...

    Mori Seiki CNC NT3200 Mill / Lathe and NHX 4000 - heavy equipment -...
  2. MIKI Pulley controller DC drive/motor swap to 3 phase AC?

    I have an 80's Kitamura that uses one of these little MIKI drive/motor setups in the toolchanger. The motor seems to be on the dead side.

    What does this MIKI drive thing do that a 3 phase motor...
  3. Usually machines have piles of oily chips under...

    Usually machines have piles of oily chips under them, they're nowhere near flat underneath and several of the jacking screws are stuck.

    I think there's a reason why skates are so common.
  4. The bat that lives above my office eats all the...

    The bat that lives above my office eats all the moths. He doesn't like the wings though. If I don't sweep for a week there will be thousands of moth wings all over the floor.
  5. My shop organization was based on how much I...

    My shop organization was based on how much I actually use something.

    In the case of big HSS milling cutters they went into a big hopper out back.
  6. Thread: B&A Precision

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    Nice! Scissor lift is one of those things you'll...

    Nice! Scissor lift is one of those things you'll wonder how you ever lived without.

    I rented one several times building my shop for $150 a day and the damn thing was always beeping and alarming...
  7. I get a ton of praying matises in and on my shop....

    I get a ton of praying matises in and on my shop. They lay their eggs and it's pandemonium when they hatch. Little microscopic mantises everywhere. Pretty cool stuff.

    Had a massive honeybee swarm...
  8. I find most people genuinely think my shop is...

    I find most people genuinely think my shop is pretty cool, but they have absolutely no clue. I have a bit of a warped sense of humor and I really don't give a shit what people think. Most people...
  9. Update: I ordered 10 each of the IC's...

    Update:

    I ordered 10 each of the IC's Vancbiker recommended and then stalled for a few weeks while working on other stuff. Vancbiker was also very generous to email me the schematic for this...
  10. Just wanted to say thanks for the desoldering gun...

    Just wanted to say thanks for the desoldering gun recommendation. I love my Hakko irons, but never seen the desoldering stuff they offer. I had to replace several IC's in a drive and wasn't really...
  11. Boring mill was 18' wide and door was 15'. Door...

    Boring mill was 18' wide and door was 15'. Door went to a 60' wide alleyway and truck couldn't back 53' trailer through door with all the obstacles. Had to pick entire trailer with HBM and slide rear...
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    I still gangbang the USPS padded flat rate...

    I still gangbang the USPS padded flat rate envelopes. Those things are tough as nails, you can shove a decent sized box inside them when needed and they ship anywhere for $7.45. They used to be $4.90...
  13. And the next machine you buy will be 40,000 lbs...

    And the next machine you buy will be 40,000 lbs and it won't lift it. That's how it goes for me anyway.

    Big forks are pretty fun though. Somewhere I have a picture of my H25 Hyster with the mast...
  14. Thanks John. Probably safe to assume it's in the...

    Thanks John. Probably safe to assume it's in the same location on the square heads I suppose?

    No problem pulling cover if that's it. Just didn't want to pull it off to find it was down in the...
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    I bought this cherry 73 Ranchero (it really was a...

    I bought this cherry 73 Ranchero (it really was a nice looking car lol!) with a 460 for $250. I fixed the C6, put exhaust on it, welded up the 9 inch and had a blast baking tires off it on weekend...
  16. Late square head Pacemaker- Where is the headstock oil pump?

    My 14" Pacemaker is slow to pump oil and doesn't flow much. Anyone know where the pump is? I'd like to check the pickup and wouldn't surprise me if it needs rebuilt.
  17. I have a 10 ton hydraulic Jet toe jack and 8 or...

    I have a 10 ton hydraulic Jet toe jack and 8 or so aluminum simplex and duff 15 ton mechanical jacks. The Jet does most things OK, but it's stupid heavy and really slow. Anywhere I can use the...
  18. As the name implies an "impact" wrench uses a...

    As the name implies an "impact" wrench uses a hammering mechanism to tighten and loosen stuff. Doesn't twist your arm much at all. It's not like a screwdriver at all.
  19. 12,000 pounds total weight would make that the...

    12,000 pounds total weight would make that the lightest HMC I have ever heard of. Probably why it hasn't been scrapped. $500 in scrap is hardly worth hauling it in.

    The little guys are normally...
  20. Thread: Apogee

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    The guy I bought my first big CNC lathe from told...

    The guy I bought my first big CNC lathe from told me to turn in the direction that "lifted" the turrets. I couldn't make it work for shit. I bought opposite hand tools and spun things the other way...
  21. FIL had one of the top of the line aluminum ones...

    FIL had one of the top of the line aluminum ones fail like that right out of the box. Totalled a $60K truck going down a steep driveway.


    I've seen most failures at the bolts and flanges where...
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    200 amp service means jack shit. If the...

    200 amp service means jack shit. If the transformer is new it probably still has the sticker on it so get out your binoculars and read what KVA it is. A lot of 200 amp services have a 10 KVA...
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    37 KVA is 154 amps at 240 single phase. ...

    37 KVA is 154 amps at 240 single phase.

    Realistically, that machine will probably run fine on 60 amp 3 phase fuses which equates to roughly 100 amps single phase. Bare minimum I'd try to run it...
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    I'm always amazed at how different and similar my...

    I'm always amazed at how different and similar my 3 kids are from their parents and each other.

    My 2 year old just gets it if it's mechanical. He can air up his bike tires and knows which wrenches...
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    I don't see doing $5k+ a day frequently as a one...

    I don't see doing $5k+ a day frequently as a one man shop, but it's not unheard of.

    A lot of places have emergencies and need parts now. If I drop everything and save your day I don't have a...
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