• Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

About setlab

  • Rank
    Junior Member

Profile Information

  • Location


  • Location
  1. Will my flypress table be to light?

    All torque from a #6 should be close to the same no? But it's a deep throat Norton. I don't think it will twist the table legs out of square, but all the fly press tables Ive seen are pretty heavy duty.
  2. I'm building a stand for my #6 flypress and am wondering if I'm building it to light duty. Looking at my steel pile, I have a bunch of 4"x4"x1/8" square tube for the leg columns/bracing and some 1/4" plate steel for the top of the stand, I plan on having 3 or 4 legs bolted to the floor. Will those 4x4 legs probably keep up the the flypresses torqe without distorting?
  3. They look simple enough to make
  4. So I've seen this picture pop up on Google searches several times and every time I click the picture the website it leads me to is dead. Anyone know where to get this DVD?
  5. I'll see if I can hold my phone and hold my tongs at the same time for a video. The treadle isn't hard to push, it just takes a lot of trial and error to maintain a slow and steady hammer rhythm. Seems like there's this very small window to play with and once you're out of it it's hard to find again. I have no idea how to calculate the blows per minute, I imagine that's a pretty long math equation. What is tup, hammer to anvil ratio? The ram head minus the hammer dies weights 50lbs and it's a 6" solid round anvil. It's probably wishful thinking on my part to slow it down to my skill level of smithing. One of those things I have to do more often I suppose.
  6. I've been useing it for about a year now and while it's really nice to have it just doesn't have the control and steady rhythm I've seen on other hammers, mostly air hammers come to think of it. My hammer seems to only have one mode, hit hard and very fast. It's kind of difficult to find the right balance between foot control and how fast the hammer hits, it's hard to hit lightly. What can I do to slow this beast down a little? Besides the ram that is adjustable height I built it following the directions pretty closely. So far I've adjusted the tire pressure down some and it's given me a little more control but not too much. Can you put a variable speed control switch on a standard single phase 110v motor?
  7. Large Steel Balls, Uses?

    Where is a good place to buy some various sizes?
  8. Oh wow, your google skills are much better than mine lol. After a little spit polish on the tag mine is a 5x5 too, it looked like a 3 earlier. That is the same saw though. Almost a shame to do it but I plan to put a nice coat of paint on it and put it in my living room.
  9. The blade is 14.5" long. Defiantly will be taking some pictures when I get home within a week or so. I originally thought it was for really thick stock but 3x5 is hardly thick by any means, maybe it was made for an application where the cuts needed to be as parallel to the ground as possible?
  10. So I found this little guy today and brought it home, thought it would look pretty neat with a fresh coat of paint on it. Has anyone ever seen one like this? I did a Google search but so far no luck on any information out there on it. It was made by Louisville electric manufacturering company, no. 26065 type CD 3x5 capacity 90 rpm.
  11. Dried out can of itc100, can I reuse it?

    Awesome thanks!
  12. My leftover can of itc100 has dried out onto a brick. Can I pour a little water in it again to reuse or is this stuff pretty much done with?
  13. Luckily it's not going to take but a few minutes to make another. I think i'm going to keep this one to hang on my wall of mess ups instead of salvageing it. I went back and spark tested it and it does look quite a lot like cast metal.