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About J.Thompson

  • Birthday 08/15/1966

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  1. I have experienced this out to 10 ft. It was a concentrated grinding spark though. Good thing I had a bucket of water and a fire extinguisher
  2. Wow, Go for broke!! A rapier for a first sword is really pushing limits.. I admire your tenacity and determination. What you have is quite good. It took me years before I tried my first rapier and then it was just mono steel. Kudos for a great build, and for the gumption to put it all out there online. Awesome. just awesome..
  3. Thanks Clifford That's what I get for looking at the site without my glasses
  4. What Alan said. Don't skimp out and get cheap casters. Get the best you can afford. My setup (B2 grinder) moved all over the place until I got the big industrial casters.
  5. Gary I'm really digging that ball guard!! John
  6. Karl, I'll take a box. just let me know when and where to send the money Thanks, John
  7. Alan Thanks for the advice, you were spot on sir. Changed out the cord used it all day yesterday without any problems. Thanks again John
  8. The motor is the Leeson motor that came with it. Ill have to check the wire size as I am not sure. I did rig up a small squirrel cage fan to blow directly on the motor but it didnt help. Still cut off after about 40 minutes. Thanks for the suggestion Alan, Ill look at it today. John
  9. Hello, I was hoping you could help me figure out a problem Im having with my KMG. Its a 1 1/2 HP grinder with the three step pulleys. I have it wired for 110v. The problem Im incurring is that after about 40 minutes of grinding the motor over heats and throws the safety switch. Ive lubed up all the grease zerks i can find. Everything is lined up and im not bogging down the motor. Im just not sure what else I can do. Do you have any suggestions for me? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks , Joihn
  10. Alan is correct. He is doing machining and doesn't want to hassle with the high carbon. I even showed him how to make his own damascus, but he would rather spend his time making putters and clubs. He wants what he wants and hes willing to pay for it, so I think ill do up a billet of 1018 and pure nickel for him. Thanks for the help John
  11. I have a friend who wants damascus for a golf putter hes making but he doesnt want high carbon. Is there a low carbon conbo I can ,make for him that will show a significant pattern for him? Thanks John
  12. Craig The third and final box was delivered this morning!! Thank you so much!! John
  13. Craig, Ill take all three 1 3/8" bars, all 4 of the 1 1/4 and the fill the rest with the 1 1/8 until you reach your limit of 30 to 35lbs. Send me a total when you get it figured out and Ill pay promptly. Thanks, John Thompson
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