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  1. That's an interesting idea, for sure. Perhaps if...

    That's an interesting idea, for sure. Perhaps if anyone was interested in offering that, they could let me know where they are, so I could start watching the CL posts there along with the MI ones I'm...
  2. I'm not sure if it's the European way that was...

    I'm not sure if it's the European way that was brought to Africa, or just the African way, but all of our building breakers are DIN-mount breakers.

    I am usually able to pick American 3ph...
  3. Yep, good equipment sure is enthralling in a...

    Yep, good equipment sure is enthralling in a place where there isn't much of it. I've been fortunate (and spent a lot of time) mining auctions here in MI (which, unfortunately for the economy here,...
  4. You're right, Bill - single phase is 230v/50hz...

    You're right, Bill - single phase is 230v/50hz european power - but I also run 115v tranformed lines because so many of my hand electric tools are US, so I can power just about anything single phase....
  5. Anyone have equipment they'd like to donate to West Africa?

    Hey all,
    I realize this is a stab in the dark, and I'm not sure if it would be more appropriate in the buy/sell forums, but...

    I run a little fab and machining shop in rural West Africa...
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    All of the shipments have been sent, the three...

    All of the shipments have been sent, the three smaller ones didn't go out until yesterday (sorry), so they should be there soon if they haven't arrived yet.

    Hope they find some use!
  7. Bending brake disassembly/reassembly?

    Does anyone have any experience with taking a bending brake apart? I'm looking for an 8' apron brake (~16ga) to ship as part of a C container to West Africa, and it takes up a lot of space, but a lot...
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    Ok, guys - I apologize once again that I've been...

    Ok, guys - I apologize once again that I've been so flaky on this. We have been all around the country fundraising, but are now settled in Michigan for a whole month.

    Here's what I've got so far,...
  9. Wonderful! The body of knowledge of this forum's...

    Wonderful! The body of knowledge of this forum's members is impressive! Thanks a lot, guys.

    Now, for a backup question... My standard single phase outlet arrangement in the shop is an american...
  10. Interesting... my application is to give my shop...

    Interesting... my application is to give my shop a 110v supply out of the 230v european single phase power that runs West Africa. In my case, it'll be coming out of an off grid solar power system....
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    Hey all, I'm sorry I totally spaced this - I've...

    Hey all, I'm sorry I totally spaced this - I've been traveling all over the US fundraising for our non-profit. I'll be back in MI with the taps next week and will be happy to get them all out then....
  12. Thanks for the help. So, in keeping an eye not to...

    Thanks for the help. So, in keeping an eye not to go over the design amperage, do I need to watch the pri or sec limit, or don't violate either?

    In other words, the nameplate allows for 460 or 575...
  13. Using transformer at half its rated voltage (both pri and sec)

    In general, is it a problem to use transformers at voltages lower than their nameplate, as long as you expect an output that is proportionally less, as well?

    My current application is to hope to...
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    Sorry, I should've clarified - they (and I, right...

    Sorry, I should've clarified - they (and I, right now) are in Michigan.
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    Or if close is good enough, make a tap from a...

    Or if close is good enough, make a tap from a bolt by using a cutting wheel on a grinder to shape flutes.
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    Anyone use .3325-40 or .4575-40 taps?

    I have a tub of taps (many new) in these sizes that I can't bring myself to throw away, but am tired of having them collect dust. If anyone wants (any of) them, they're free for shipping. If not,...
  17. Grommets do sound like a good solution, but I...

    Grommets do sound like a good solution, but I don't know where to get them here. I have silver solder and flux for doing bandsaw blades - I presume that black flux would do fine on stainless mesh and...
  18. How to attach stainless wire mesh so it doesn't fray?

    Hey all, I’m working on the trommel I was talking about in this other thread.

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    I now need to figure out the best way to attach stainless wire mesh so that it won’t fray over time....
  19. I finished it today with the v blocks which...

    I finished it today with the v blocks which worked great. Next week, spars, hoops, and screen!
  20. Hey Stan, actually my job is a hybrid, and the...

    Hey Stan, actually my job is a hybrid, and the other half of it is exactly that. I run my shop in a vocational school where I help run the welding program. We do some brief intro to machining, but...
  21. It's several table lengths too long - although my...

    It's several table lengths too long - although my mill's tool trays do have cutouts to allow such an arrangement even when the object is longer than the table. I have to wonder though, on an OD that...
  22. I hear what you're saying - but having to drill...

    I hear what you're saying - but having to drill 16 - 3/4" holes with a cordless, plus another 32 M10 holes to tap, sounds pretty hard on the ole spine without a mag drill! This way, I'm just going at...
  23. The reason not to weld the spokes onto the...

    The reason not to weld the spokes onto the central shaft has partially to do with being able to truck it over terrible roads without having to try to support it by the ends and partially to do with...
  24. I have my good machinist' level. I can put that...

    I have my good machinist' level. I can put that on the split block, but I'll have to check and see if it's edges stayed flat when i clamped it down. I misbored it by .010" over, so it may have flexed...
  25. I'm planning on doing split spokes, which was the...

    I'm planning on doing split spokes, which was the reason for this other question. The first half of the spoke will attach to the shaft, the threaded end will go through holes punches in the radial...
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