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by Gippeto
Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:24 pm
Forum: General How-To & Discussion
Topic: "In the world of spuds today"
Replies: 2403
Views: 126110

Re: "In the world of spuds today"

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Unboxing pics of machine tool related"stuff" is mandatory...just sayin. :)
by Gippeto
Mon Jan 20, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: General How-To & Discussion
Topic: "In the world of spuds today"
Replies: 2403
Views: 126110

Re: "In the world of spuds today"

If you find "chunks" or an excess amount, a fellow would be wise to tear it right down. Significant investment, and "An ounce of prevention..." as the saying goes. The oil coming out of mine was reasonably clean.

You might also consider adding a magnet to the drain plugs.
by Gippeto
Mon Jan 20, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: General How-To & Discussion
Topic: "In the world of spuds today"
Replies: 2403
Views: 126110

Re: "In the world of spuds today"

Manual recommends the following: ten days after the machine is put into normal use, it is necessary to change the oil in the headstock. Do you think that's enough? Changed the oil in mine before I ran it in and after. Now change it yearly. Doesn't hold much oil so it's cheap insurance. Don't forget...
by Gippeto
Sat Jan 18, 2020 10:42 am
Forum: General How-To & Discussion
Topic: "In the world of spuds today"
Replies: 2403
Views: 126110

Re: "In the world of spuds today"

@Lab, Not sure which vise you're referring to. I've not bothered to actually measure, but have not had any problems. The new one does lift enough to loosen the parallel despite adjustment. Snugging in stages and some love taps with a dead blow is standard practice to counter this. ;) I do have a 2" ...
by Gippeto
Sat Jan 18, 2020 1:23 am
Forum: Pneumatic Cannons
Topic: compact precision launcher
Replies: 3
Views: 324

Re: compact precision launcher

Lays the hurt on the soda can nicely. 8-)
by Gippeto
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: General How-To & Discussion
Topic: "In the world of spuds today"
Replies: 2403
Views: 126110

Re: "In the world of spuds today"

I actually have the 4" version of that tilting vise from BusyBee...it's a Groz, and quite nice really. It does suck up a lot of the z height though, and only gets used VERY rarely. I bought one of these a few weeks back, after looking at it in the Edmonton store. https://www.busybeetools.com/product...
by Gippeto
Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: General How-To & Discussion
Topic: "In the world of spuds today"
Replies: 2403
Views: 126110

Re: "In the world of spuds today"

Tooling up will get ya lol.

But the shopping is fun. ;)
by Gippeto
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:52 pm
Forum: General How-To & Discussion
Topic: "In the world of spuds today"
Replies: 2403
Views: 126110

Re: "In the world of spuds today"

Nice acquisitions, and quite a big step up from the Sherline.

You're going to like those. 8-)
by Gippeto
Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: SpudFiles Discussion
Topic: SpudFiles has entered 2020
Replies: 8
Views: 721

Re: SpudFiles has entered 2020

Need to look around a bit, but seems like one heck of an upgrade. The blueprint plasma ball/Tesla coil header is pretty cool IMO. 8-)
by Gippeto
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:57 am
Forum: Pneumatic Cannons
Topic: Acetylene
Replies: 25
Views: 2028

Re: Acetylene

Thinking you may want to do some research into acetylene, how it's stored and used...and maybe "why". To get you started; "Dissolved Gases Acetylene is the only common dissolved gas. Acetylene is chemically very unstable. Even at atmospheric pressure, acetylene gas can explode. Nevertheless, acetyle...
by Gippeto
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Pneumatic Cannons
Topic: Large commercially available exhaust valves
Replies: 5
Views: 1092

Re: Large commercially available exhaust valves

For personal or "work" related? There are some 4" sprinkler type valves that come up, but nothing had more than 150psi rating. For personal and on a budget...large toolies piston? If you need approvals and have tax dollars to spend, you could drop Emerson a line and ask about piloted relief valves. ...
by Gippeto
Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:08 am
Forum: Ammo & Parts
Topic: Air Shotgun Shells?
Replies: 13
Views: 1612

Re: Air Shotgun Shells?

The Crosman shells have a rim on them. If I were doing this with a cartridge made of tubing, there would be a short recess in the barrel for the cartridge to seat/seal on (brass or aluminum tubing) and another on the bolt face...would not set it up to fully chamber the cartridge....extraction would ...
by Gippeto
Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:48 am
Forum: Ammo & Parts
Topic: Air Shotgun Shells?
Replies: 13
Views: 1612

Re: Air Shotgun Shells?

Shotshell wads are split on the sides, and the roll crimp on the case is what holds everything in. Could put something in there to hold the shot, but it's not going to stand much handling. Would use something more like the Crosman Trapmaster shells...plastic case and a cardboard disc/over wad to hol...
by Gippeto
Fri May 10, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Ammo & Parts
Topic: To anodize or not? Worth it?
Replies: 4
Views: 586

Re: To anodize or not? Worth it?

Just going to throw this out there...you can do anodizing at home too, and it's pretty cheap to do...at least on small parts. I played around with a sodium bisulfate process (pool chemical). http://www.observationsblog.com/sciencetechnologyexperiments/anodizing-and-dying-aluminum-without-battery-aci...
by Gippeto
Mon May 06, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: General How-To & Discussion
Topic: Short question topic
Replies: 1450
Views: 76040

Re: Short question topic

It's the ratio of surface areas that allow the pressure increase. The boosters I've built use a service brake chamber from a big truck as the driving end...that's a diaphragm with 30sqin. @ 100psi input from the compressor to that diaphragm it generates 3000lbs of force. Apply that force to a 1" pis...