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  1. I would definitely go Centroid for that...

    I would definitely go Centroid for that application. I absolutely love the Centroid control. I have also used Accurite, Milltronics, and Prototrak. Just the controls with servos are probably in...
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    Are you kidding me? Those would at least be...

    Are you kidding me? Those would at least be "income producing". Naw, they'll turn it into a homeless camp.
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    Hands down - this is my favorite response to this...

    Hands down - this is my favorite response to this thread! Sounds like really solid advice!
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    Man Gary - that sucks! I am sure sorry to hear...

    Man Gary - that sucks! I am sure sorry to hear of your situation! You sound like a guy that gets stuff done. The problem for you will not be finding a job, it will be finding a job that pays you...
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    No matter what you do the result is going to be...

    No matter what you do the result is going to be inconclusive. You will never be able to figure out exactly what went wrong in there.

    I remember in my metallurgy book when I was an apprentice,...
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    And that will prove ...?

    And that will prove ...?
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    I see an opportunity here - but I don't think I...

    I see an opportunity here - but I don't think I would go about quite the way you are currently thinking.

    If you have a garage - or have a parent with a garage or pole building - I would set up...
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    I have two panels from WNY. They work fine. One...

    I have two panels from WNY. They work fine. One is probably about 15 years old and we have replaced caps on it once or twice but other than that it works great day in and day out.

    I do...
  9. Thanks all -

    Thanks all -
  10. Looking for strategy when machining window out of a plate

    So whenever we machine a window out of a plate, the inside part often gets in the way and can break the tool if you don't feedhold and physically remove the inside portion. If we are running "lights...
  11. I second the grinding a vee and brazing approach...

    I second the grinding a vee and brazing approach - probably last you the rest of your life.
  12. Gas nitriding in that hardness range is very...

    Gas nitriding in that hardness range is very doable on 4140. You do not need pre-hard. The nitriding will be a surface hardening only - not through. Part change with gas nitriding is minimal but...
  13. I agree with the peanut butter. And I used to...

    I agree with the peanut butter. And I used to think there was no better mouse trap than the Victor - then someone told me about these:...
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    johansen - you're talking about the elements on...

    johansen - you're talking about the elements on the right side? So if I switch the top of the lower relay to L1 the nearer of the two right-side elements will terminate in L1?
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    Tom - thanks - I will try re-wiring to make is...

    Tom - thanks - I will try re-wiring to make is single phase. I don't really see a down side. Both sets of heater elements want to see 220v - right? To my mind, what difference does it make if they...
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    johansen - can you take a look at this and see if...

    johansen - can you take a look at this and see if this looks like what you would do? I eliminated L3, brought L1 to the right side of the toggle switch then up to the top terminal of the POTTER...
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    264841 johansen - ok - I was able to find the...

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    johansen - ok - I was able to find the diagram:
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    Haha! That whole packing and unpacking thing...

    Haha! That whole packing and unpacking thing sounds like a nightmare! And fire suppression for the pallet racking? Huh... who woulda thunk it. A 72,000 pound planer mill...I'm drooling! Do you...
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    Very cool story - thanks for sharing it with us.

    Very cool story - thanks for sharing it with us.
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    Here is the name plate

    Here is the name plate
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    mg - I do not have the schematic but I can...

    mg - I do not have the schematic but I can probably find one because it is a Cress furnace and I can still read the serial number on the tag. It's probably 30 years old or more but I will start...
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    Moonlight - sounds good! I will certainly keep...

    Moonlight - sounds good! I will certainly keep them in mind. These days I think UPS gets stuff shipped faster than I could drive it there myself!
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    moonlight - thanks, I will certainly keep them in...

    moonlight - thanks, I will certainly keep them in mind. We have a couple heat treaters near me and one of them has a truck that passes our shop a couple times a week and we usually use them. They do...
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    Johansen - if only you were closer! I'm afraid...

    Johansen - if only you were closer! I'm afraid most of what you said is far beyond my understanding. You made it sound so simple!
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    Tom - not sure how many kva. Its says 30 amp on...

    Tom - not sure how many kva. Its says 30 amp on the tag. It also says 208v 3 phase. Is it still a candidate for a transformer to run off supplied power?
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