Hardinge Lathe 204 frame Motor

Looking to replace the 204 frame motor I watched my favorite teach on the subject

and that pointed me to the plate on the motor I have

Reading deeper into this, this is an OLD style of motor frame. 204 Stopped being used in 1953… Of course, mine is a discontinued motor frame…

Looking more at this I see the 203 and the 204 frames are similar it’s the screw mounting width that is different. I think an adapter plate could work. The only dimension that matter is D and U. U is 3/4″ so the center of the motor must be 5″ from the bottom of the plate. Obviously P must be smaller or equal. Watch out for the boxes that stick off the side for the wiring to enter.

LOOKING AT A MODERN NEMA CHART:

A D of 5″ is no longer a standard. The closest D is 4.5″ that leaves 1/2′ for an adapter plate.

All the newer motors have 7/8 shaft meaning the pully will also need to be changed. The 145T looks interesting… Some shopping:

https://www.emotorsdirect.ca/TECO-RF0024

There is hope.

There are also sexy stainless steel motors….

there are charts for the motor mount brackets:

JL Sub-Woofer

Took a look inside a JL subwoofer… quite the coil and suspension system.  http://www.jlaudio.ca/home-audio-powered-subwoofers-fathom

JL audio dominates the Car stereo market in terms of driver quality.  The salesman said the best line “We learned a lot from our 12 Volt line of products in designing this home theatre sub”  so from now on, Car audio will be forever “the 12 volt industry”


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Dual Spiders to support the super high excursion of the woofer…  simply incredible designIMG_7964

Moving stuff across the country

I most certainly had a busy “reading week”.  It started with finishing up a job My brother Mike started.  Moving 7 pallets of equipment from my moms garage in Saskatoon.    Followed by great visits with Family and friends.  I’m sorry I did not get the chance to meet with everyone I had planned to visit with.  Things got a little busy in the IT support world and there was so much family to visit!

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Three consoles were packaged and palleted up for shipment across the country.

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Custom made dollies were built for the two large sections of console frames.

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Modules were packed, boxed and palleted.  A small fortune in bubble wrap and pallet wrap were employed. 
2014-10-21 11.04.33-2This is the PSU for a console along with a 1″ Studer A80 8 track Recorder that was made transportable.
I’m excited to work on these projects again in my “Spare time”

Stay tuned for updates of what’s happening with this lot.  We’re very excited for what’s planned :-)

Ward-Beck Systems “DINNER BOXES” dB-4

Well after some time away, I’ve gotten back to the Dinner Box

The dinner box is a PCB that users can solder EDAC connectors that mate with Ward-Beck Systems Auxiliary modules.

With a standardized 5 PIN XLR power connector, users can simply power up (4) WBS filters and Compressors.

In Addition to power and audio, there is the interconnections stereo linking of the M466 compressors using either M466M OR M467 Noise gate modules.

the dB-4 also allows user to mix and match equalizers: any of the M462, M462A, M462B or M464 Filter interchange seamlessly into this bucket.

A balancing card for M472 eq modules is on the drawing board.

Here is a revised version.
The major change is the addition of XLR connectors… The idea of using a dB25 connector is now optional!

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Husky Technician box review

http://www.homedepot.ca/product/husky-technician-box/842778

It did not last 3 weeks…

do not invest in this product

Both latches broke after putting up with other nonsensical deficiencies.

The inside compartments do not work nicely and are very bulky, the lining in the box takes up a lot of the volume and offers little to no protection. The tool holders in the lid fit only the Husky tools illustrated in the picture. If you take the lid lining out, it adds no volume to the case as it’s a lattice work of low grade PVC.

I think it’s actually made from old Garbage bags

Do not buy this product or any product with similar latches

Zero stars is not an option on the home depot site…

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Due to popular demand: Ward-Beck Systems RTO-214 Rack Mount Chassis

Due to popular demand:

Introducing: the Ward-Beck Systems RTO-214 Rack Mount Chassis


APKaudio and Ward-Beck Systems are excited to announce a new lineup of retro products. Started with possibly the most requested and in demand item the WBSps.ca has needed: 

a 2RU rack enclosure for (2) 14″ WBS modules.

Most rack users have a 3RU box to enclose (2) WBS modules. With Studios shrinking in size and gear filling up the cramped racks with all the killer deals these day… there has been a need for this enclosure. 

Originally designed by veteran WBS fabricator Erwin S. for the current lineup of WBS AMS-8 products. The design updates and fabrication are carried forward by Shop Manager and Mechanical designer at Ward-Beck systems Dave Adams. Dave is a master metal smith utilizing the tools that built the modules WBSps users want to have rack mounted. Dave has been working with APKaudio to create a stable platform in a 2RU enclosure.IMG_0573-2014-05-05 IMG_0577-2014-05-05 IMG_0584-2014-05-05 IMG_0585-2014-05-05 IMG_0586-2014-05-05 IMG_0589-2014-05-05 IMG_0596-2014-05-05



The BUM (Back Unit Mount) will be pre-punched for however you decided to wire it. Power options and i/o varieties make for easy design. 

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Future options will include:
– Internal Power supply
– DB25 pre-wired breakouts
– DB25 to EDAC connectors for the modules of your choice

It’s a banana now, but it will be ripe summer 2014!

pre-order now and get a free WBS mug

http://audioaholics.com/item/276

4 racks of gear loaded up for sale

Loading up the studio on the last night  got some AA stickers with numbers to follow!  Most of this stuff is for sale with the exception of a few things…

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Rack 1
http://audioaholics.com/item/267
http://audioaholics.com/item/137
http://audioaholics.com/item/36

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Rack 2

http://audioaholics.com/item/99
  http://audioaholics.com/item/49
http://audioaholics.com/item/139

2014-04-30 21.46.01Rack 3

http://audioaholics.com/item/264
http://audioaholics.com/item/99
http://audioaholics.com/item/262
http://audioaholics.com/item/263
http://audioaholics.com/item/49
http://audioaholics.com/item/139

2014-04-30 21.39.07Rack 4
http://audioaholics.com/item/25
http://audioaholics.com/item/175
http://audioaholics.com/item/176
http://audioaholics.com/item/255