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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: 876

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: 890

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: 890

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: 2723

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: 2115

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: 3232

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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by rklopp
Sat Aug 12, 2017 11:08 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: calling Colchester CHIPMASTER owners
Replies: 2
Views: 1483

Re: calling Colchester CHIPMASTER owners

I use a mixture of 80% Mobil Velocite #6 and 20% Velocite #10 in the headstock of my Chipmaster. It is acceptable to blend oils to achieve a desired custom viscosity. My Chipmaster manual asks for Shell Tellus 15, with 42 Redwood #1 Viscosity at 140 degF. This viscosity converts to 11.7 centistokes ...
by rklopp
Thu Apr 15, 2010 12:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 575 volt three phase motor
Replies: 3
Views: 1261

Re: 575 volt three phase motor

I just bought a mill originating from Canada that has 575-V spindle, feed, and coolant motors. I have opted to replace the spindle and feed motors with 230-V 3-phase motors and 2 VFDs, and will most likely abandon the coolant motor, since I typically don't use flood coolant anyway. I tried to find t...
by rklopp
Fri Oct 17, 2003 3:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Odd threads
Replies: 7
Views: 1576

Re: Odd threads

Since one of the prime factors of 34 is 17, you can be quite sure you will need a gear with 17 teeth or a multiple thereof somewhere in the train, compounded with another gear. For any other weird thread, look at the prime factors and see if you have a gear with a multiple of that number of teeth.
by rklopp
Fri Oct 17, 2003 12:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Butress threads - help!
Replies: 3
Views: 1148

Re: Butress threads - help!

I just finished cutting three sets of 50-degree buttress threads to match Schaublin W-20 collet threads. They were for arbors for a Swiss Aciera F-2 milling machine. I cut them with the compound slide kicked 44 degrees to the left. That way, I took most of the chip on the thrust flank (which was at ...
by rklopp
Thu May 15, 2003 12:57 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Carbide Tip cut off tools
Replies: 13
Views: 3049

Re: Carbide Tip cut off tools

I bought a blade for self-locking GTR, GTN, and GTL style inserts. I made an Aloris block for it and bought the inserts on eBay. I'm into it about $60 for the blade and $1.50 apiece for the inserts. I'm still on my first insert after at least a couple dozen cutoffs. I find I can go dry and surprisin...
by rklopp
Fri May 09, 2003 1:12 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Machinery Transportation
Replies: 21
Views: 4912

Re: Machinery Transportation

I used the trucking referral from the machinery dealer when I bought my 1300-lb lathe. It was in Chicago and I'm in the San Francisco Bay area. They recommeded Jedan Logistics out of Minnesota. I paid $540 for tarped delivery on a lowboy flatbed. No damage. I think I did very well.