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Forum: Shop Safety 09-13-2021, 10:11 AM
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Posted By boltboy49
I'm glad you got the issue resolved. And the...

I'm glad you got the issue resolved. And the dehumidifier sounds like it will make things more comfortable.
Forum: Shop Safety 08-29-2021, 09:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,669
Posted By boltboy49
I have been lit up pretty good when welding...

I have been lit up pretty good when welding aluminum on a hot day. Sweaty gloves can make the leather much more conductive.

What kind of welder do you have?
Forum: General Discussion 08-29-2021, 01:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 342
Posted By boltboy49
https://www.wolfautomation.com/vfd-3hp-230v-3-phas...

https://www.wolfautomation.com/vfd-3hp-230v-3-phase-ip20/

This one looks nice. It's a well respected brand.
Forum: General Discussion 08-29-2021, 12:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 342
Posted By boltboy49
If you are going with a known name brand vfd like...

If you are going with a known name brand vfd like GE or Siemens or similar you can probably stick with the nameplate rating.

If you are using an unknown or import brand they tend to last longer...
Forum: General Discussion 08-29-2021, 12:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 342
Posted By boltboy49
With the rest of the information from your tag I...

With the rest of the information from your tag I can see your friends motor has a 1.5kw rating, that's 2hp.

You won't need any of the existing control circuitry with a vfd.
Forum: General Discussion 08-28-2021, 10:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 342
Posted By boltboy49
Got any better pictures of the motor tag? I sure...

Got any better pictures of the motor tag? I sure would love to read the left edge. I think it is saying 1.5 amps at high voltage and 3.2 amps at low voltage. Making some assumptions I calculate the...
Forum: Introductions 06-20-2021, 03:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 187
Posted By boltboy49
Welcome Mike! Seeing a lotus 7 at an autocross...

Welcome Mike! Seeing a lotus 7 at an autocross event as a teenager was one of the things that pushed me towards a career as a fabricator.
Forum: Basic questions and answers 02-26-2021, 09:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,134
Posted By boltboy49
I would recommend 1/2-13 because that's the most...

I would recommend 1/2-13 because that's the most common size of mill table clamp sets. They can usually be picked up for a deal at most auctions. Really though you should pick you clamps before...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 02-25-2021, 09:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,134
Posted By boltboy49
On my first table I went with 1/2-13 holes on 4"...

On my first table I went with 1/2-13 holes on 4" centers, this proved to be too far apart. I usually use table clamps like one would use on a milling machine. On my second table I measured the slot...
Forum: Basic questions and answers 02-21-2021, 10:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,134
Posted By boltboy49
How about the poor man's alternative to a mag...

How about the poor man's alternative to a mag drill?
I drilled andtapped 199 1/2-13 holes in this table top and 400 in another table using my floor standing drill press. I started at the edge using...
Forum: Introductions 02-12-2021, 04:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 227
Posted By boltboy49
hello from Normal,Il

hello, Im Al from Normal Illinois. I have been a machinist and welder for at least 15 years now. I have been in the antique auto restoration field for 5 years. I have joined allmetalshaping to...
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