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In Topic: Stainless tiller bracket keeps rusting

21 February 2017 - 06:29 AM

Just because you have cleaned the surface does not mean the piece is even remotely okay to use.  This is could easily be a case of advanced stress corrosion cracking.  Stainless like this will fail without warning or much force if any at all.  You can detect crevice/stress corrosion after cleaning usually with a magnifying glass or dye penetrate.  If present the piece must be condemned, there is no reasonable repair possible.   Much has been written on the topic.

In Topic: CIA Reports: Russia Really Was Behind Trump and His Victory

10 December 2016 - 04:53 PM

Has Washington Post published the "Secret" report or are we just taking their word for it?

In Topic: Drill chucks

08 December 2016 - 05:24 AM

Some examples here:  http://www.mini-lath...accessories.htm




Taper and taper..  Friction is an amazing thing sometimes.


For a drill press there is a tool (big wrench) that you place on the back of the chuck and smack with a hammer.  Unless your MT end has a thread in it you can bolt in to your tailstock this won't exactly work as well on the lathe and it makes me cringe to think about putting it in a vise.  The link above shows the a pretty good method.  Stick a drift in the chuck, brace the chuck so the arbor can fall out and smack it. A little ingenuity combined with brute force and ignorance is the recipe.

In Topic: Yanmar gearbox output shaft

07 December 2016 - 05:22 AM

A flange coupling?  Get some freeze off spray on the gearbox side and a torch on the shaft side and break the thing free.  Hard to see how the gearbox side could be wrecked unless it has been beat on with impunity.  Get some decent cold chisels and a variety of ball pein hammers, maybe even an air hammer.  Remember that many penetrating lubes that might be helpful on breaking rust bonds will wreck seals in the immediate vicinity (PB Blaster specifically).  Things like ATF + acetone, Kroil oil, mystery oil and similar probably wont hurt the output seal and work great as penetrating oils.

In Topic: Off the shelf rudder parts

01 December 2016 - 03:54 PM

Decent variety of parts here too.