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  1. I have one of the IMS tie bar strain gauges. They...

    I have one of the IMS tie bar strain gauges. They are nothing more than a dial indicator mounted between two magnetic V blocks. Their purpose is comparative measurement of the stretch of the four tie...
  2. Really cool, Marcus. I watched a couple of the...

    Really cool, Marcus. I watched a couple of the videos, and the motion is fluid, without obvious binds or tight spots, and that is a reflection of your work, which I'm sure did not include the motion...
  3. However, having only ONE customer exposes you to...

    However, having only ONE customer exposes you to the risk that 100% of your customers will be out of business at the end of our present cycle.

    Dennis
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    Water hammer is caused by a valve closing...

    Water hammer is caused by a valve closing abruptly. The whole volume of water in the pipe is rushing toward the outlet and suddenly there is no place for it to go, which causes a shock wave that...
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    Actually, not. The problem with sales taxes, and...

    Actually, not. The problem with sales taxes, and their close cousin, the value added tax, is they are the most regressive tax you could conceive. Everybody has to eat, right? The problem is, wage...
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    You really can't, it's a crap shoot. Ideally, you...

    You really can't, it's a crap shoot. Ideally, you want to see the machine run; not just move back and forth, but actually run parts on a cycle. The theory is, if it ran parts for him, it should be...
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    At a place I worked decades ago, they stocked...

    At a place I worked decades ago, they stocked 14-24 hex nuts. Seems I recall it was the standard thread for railroad signal relay binding posts. They may have also stocked a couple sizes of machine...
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    David and Marcus have indirectly touched on an...

    David and Marcus have indirectly touched on an important point without explicitly stating it; nobody, NOBODY does this on their own, we all need someone to learn from. Truth be told, that guru who...
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    Marcus, I'm unclear if the part is open at both...

    Marcus,
    I'm unclear if the part is open at both ends. In the photo, the bottom of the part (which I'd put nearest the machine nozzle, looks solid, or may be a snap in closure, I donno. Either way, I...
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    I did not go into this discussion with the...

    I did not go into this discussion with the intention of raining on anybodies parade, but I have to say, I agree with everybody else; this part is much too difficult to learn to design, build, and run...
  11. Lack of performance. The job is poorly defined,...

    Lack of performance. The job is poorly defined, or uncovers additional defects, so the job cannot be completed, so the boat won't float... literally. The guy's argument in court is going to be "he...
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    You can never have too much clamp tonnage,...

    You can never have too much clamp tonnage, considering you don't have to use it if you don't need it, but if you need it but don't have it, you're screwed. Nylons are notable for being easy to flash,...
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    Never had a problem with binding leader pins,...

    Never had a problem with binding leader pins, standard leader pin / bushing clearance is .0015" after all, but in my work I typically don't need deep pockets. 1" is my usual max, any deeper and I add...
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    I have a Cincinnati Milacron T-75 that is...

    I have a Cincinnati Milacron T-75 that is somewhat older and It's been a solid machine, but not trouble free These early Cincies with the PC3 control used a servo controlled flow control valve that...
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    No, unfortunately I've never found a molding...

    No, unfortunately I've never found a molding forum that is worthwhile, not that I've looked in recent years. all that I found years ago were definitely hobby forums, with people discussing what size...
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    The solution for that is double or even triple...

    The solution for that is double or even triple 3/4" plywood on the ends above the fork slot. It doesn't add much weight.Then if the fork misses, it just slides your crate along without damage to the...
  17. Note, the back gear clutch parts are different...

    Note, the back gear clutch parts are different from the manual machines. However, I was able to buy replacements for mine from High Quality Tools: Machine Shop Tools| Machine Accessories| Tooling...
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    [QUOTE I don't remember any bolts sticking out...

    [QUOTE I don't remember any bolts sticking out but will take a look when I'm back in town next time.[/QUOTE]

    I'm not that far west. Some people get offended by the bolts, so take them out. Look...
  19. Get as many tool holders as the guy will part...

    Get as many tool holders as the guy will part with. It's pretty hard to see the spindle in the photo, but that looks like a Kwik Switch 200 pre-setter sitting on the table (in fact it looks like THE...
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    My Mitsui has four stout hex bolts sticking out...

    My Mitsui has four stout hex bolts sticking out of the base casting; two on the front, about five inches below the crossfeed ways, and one on each side of the column at the back corners at the same...
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    But literature normally isn't read under the...

    But literature normally isn't read under the level of illumination some of us have on our machines. Then what kustomizer said above comes into play, the white patch causes a flare that makes it more...
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    It gives me the willies to even watch... Fred...

    It gives me the willies to even watch... Fred Dibnah How to climb a chimney overhang at 50+ - YouTube
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    I might point out that the 3' extension above the...

    I might point out that the 3' extension above the landing is an OSHA requirement, and everyone should be doing it cause it just makes sense.

    Dennis
  24. Perfect. I've been wanting to move the swith down...

    Perfect. I've been wanting to move the swith down as it's becoming difficult for me to reach that high, so I ordered one last week This morning I get an e-mail from HQT; they are discontinued and...
  25. Long ago a buddy had manual G&L that would do...

    Long ago a buddy had manual G&L that would do this... grinding along just fine and all of a sudden would just dive into the work. Replacing the spindle bearings solved the problem.
    Dennis
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