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by rklopp
Sun Aug 16, 2020 4:18 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: NEWLY-ACQUIRED JET 1236PS
Replies: 75
Views: 5968

Re: NEWLY-ACQUIRED JET 1236PS

I had one of those. The spindle nose thread was a bastard thread, something like 63 mm diameter x 8tpi. Check before you spend money on 2-1/4 x 8 tpi tooling. Mine was better than no lathe, but had issues. The bed was ground with a twist, and I had to pull it down to the floor to get it level at bot...
by rklopp
Tue May 12, 2020 9:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CCMT recycle face mills
Replies: 29
Views: 4791

Re: CCMT recycle face mills

That Shars boring bar looks like it would push away from the work due to the shallow lead angle, making it hard to hit size. The amount of push would depend on the depth of cut and feed. Yuck. I remember learning about this the hard way on my dad’s old 9” South Bend boring with my poorly-ground HSS ...
by rklopp
Fri May 08, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CCMT recycle face mills
Replies: 29
Views: 4791

Re: CCMT recycle face mills

I have Dorian’s take on this kind of face mill that I use on a manual mill. It has a 3/4” Weldon shank instead of a real face mill arbor mount, so the rigidity is not what it could be but good enough for surfacing aluminum in a manual mill. I only use it with polished high-positive inserts meant for...
by rklopp
Wed Apr 08, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Milling vise choice
Replies: 26
Views: 5987

Re: Milling vise choice

Kurt still sells at least four versions of a 4" vise. https://www.kurtworkholding.com/vise-selector
by rklopp
Sun Apr 05, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Milling vise choice
Replies: 26
Views: 5987

Re: Milling vise choice

I have a 5” Shars premium model on my Aciera F4. Despite all the bad-mouthing of Shars products, the “premium” grade is surprisingly nice and befitting of the “”Rolex-grade” Swiss mill. I have indicated and measured the vise for quality, and it is dead accurate. The only slight drawback is that the ...
by rklopp
Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Parting tool used by Stefan Gottswinter
Replies: 15
Views: 3546

Re: Parting tool used by Stefan Gottswinter

I am guessing he is meaning PHorn tooling. They make nice, high-end production tooling. https://www.hornusa.com/horn-solutions/ ... talogs/?C=


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by rklopp
Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Seeking Knowlege on the Machining of a Bevel Gear.
Replies: 14
Views: 3889

Re: Seeking Knowlege on the Machining of a Bevel Gear.


You want to read Ivan Law’s book Gears & Gearcutting. He explains a practical way of making bevel gears on home shop equipment.


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by rklopp
Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Colchester Chipmaster-Question
Replies: 2
Views: 2643

Re: Colchester Chipmaster-Question

rklopp wrote:My Chipmaster sits on Vlier leveling pads. They are standard issue and not too costly from McMaster-Carr. The stud is 1/2” x 4”. Image


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by rklopp
Sat Oct 19, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Colchester Chipmaster-Question
Replies: 2
Views: 2643

Colchester Chipmaster-Question

My Chipmaster sits on Vlier leveling pads. They are standard issue and not too costly from McMaster-Carr. The stud is 1/2” x 4.
by rklopp
Tue Oct 15, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Winding springs
Replies: 16
Views: 7591

Re: Winding springs

This site is a great resource for spring winding: http://educypedia.karadimov.info/library/springs.pdf

I have wound many springs on the lathe using his methods.


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by rklopp
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Lead-Free Plumbing Solder: is it Greenie Garbage?
Replies: 8
Views: 4912

Re: Lead-Free Plumbing Solder: is it Greenie Garbage?

Quit blaming it on the “greenies” and put the blame where it belongs. Lead is nasty stuff, especially for kids. Why purposefully put it out there if you don’t have to? You likely either underheated or overheated you joint. Folks, including me, have soldered whole houses for years using lead-free sol...
by rklopp
Sun Jul 07, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Looking for 4032
Replies: 13
Views: 5111

Re: Looking for 4032

I found 4032 round bar on Amazon, but I don’t see sizes listed, nor “Add to cart,” which makes me think it is not truly available. I could swear I bought some from McMaster years ago, but they don’t seem to list it now.


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