Practice Tubing Prepped

Dialed in the BenchMaster Mill and made a few practice pieces for Tig experiment. I am sure these will not look so good after the Tig experiment but looking forward to that just the same. These are 4130 straight gauge tubes 1- 1/8″ .035 wall notched at 90 degrees to to mate with 1-1/2″ .083 wall.

Belt Change – Motor Removal

Ordered replacement belts based on existing belts. Easy enough when you can still read the old belts…B83 x 3.

What I did not factor on is how poorly installed the existing ones were. Slack was completely taken out of adjustment and spacers under the motor mounts. Removed all that nonsense and reordered some B86s so I can have room to adjust.

Motor appears not original of course but reinstalled after cleanup of all the motor mounting apparatus.

More pics coming of reinstalled motor and belts once the belts get here.

Derailleur A-daptor Kit

Created adaptor for Salsa Cutthroat so it could handle some road gearing. Sram 2x 10spd mtb derailleur rated up to a 38t big ring needed to be elevated.

Collet Chucks – 2-1/4 x 8 Threaded Spindle Mount

Couple of different collet Chucks, one speed chuck and the other lever action. Both used on my Sheldon 10″ EXL.

Ortlieb Lever Collet Closer

Jacobs Model 50

Monarch CK – Accoutrements

Thanks to the folks at Lost Creek Machine I was able to afford an Aloris CXA Toolpost with various holders. Also snagged Jacobs 16n drill chuck with MT3 shank!

T-Nut is a little oversized for my compound! This will allow me to make for a nice fit.

Closer to making chips. New belts and VFD have arrived too. Need to continue cleaning and change oil in headstock but won’t be long now.

Monarch CK – Vintage Electrical Removed

In preparation of getting a new fangled VFD to power the Monarch I removed the no longer safe/necessary three phase circuit breaker and previously gutted mag switch. I will probably reuse the drum switch to control the VFD. More on VFD install soon.

Plastic Sucks – Canvas is Cool

Had to use the reamers the other day and just had to do something about the bullshit plastic “tool roll”. Yeah my sewing needs work but end result is better than the plastic nonsense.