- Jan 15, 2011
- Delavan, WI
Call around to some welding shops.
I didCall around to some welding shops.
I'd tell em " what kind of machine shop are you? Half of every lathe is a big gear box just for making threads. Anyone can shape a pin at home on a lathe, you'd expect the pros to be able to make threads." Or "I see lots of guys making threads on youtube, just watch some videos if you don't know how".I called about 10 different machine shops and nobody around here wants to make a pin since it needs threads, the only shop I found that seems to be able to make one wants to charge extra because its a one off
also nobody seems to have a press big enough, so I gotta drill the pin out on the mill, which will suck for long time
perhaps I drill it most of the way out and cut it with the sawzall, or do a weld bead around the inside to shrink it some like ive seen people do with old bearing races
mmm no?Didn’t you get that lathe like two years ago?
found one shop to do it, all these so called machine shops around here is normally some dude names Daryl working out of his shed, BUT I did find one legit machine shop down the road that will do itI'd tell em " what kind of machine shop are you? Half of every lathe is a big gear box just for making threads. Anyone can shape a pin at home on a lathe, you'd expect the pros to be able to make threads." Or "I see lots of guys making threads on youtube, just watch some videos if you don't know how".
its around 1" but the pin is necked down from like 1.25" and requires both ends being turned down, faced, chamfered, and threadedHow big of a thread is it? You could probably get a die for the threaded part, if they are truly that terrible of a lathe hand. You can also probably just buy new from the manufacturer, which would be an off the shelf item for them. If i had mine setup i could whip one up for you.... but i don't yet sorry.
if you dont mind, what caused you to build a crane onto the side of your chipper?
I might just have to make one if its a good reason, already have a hydraulic winch to run it
running anywhere from 90-120 amps on 1/8" 6011, should be the right rangeIf you are sticking rods you're probably too cold. I have mine pinned on high because i still have the old vacuum system and it won't fire up for the grinders, so i just leave it on high idle. With 5p you can just stick the rod to idle up, then just wiggle free and you're off to the races.