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by Patio
Wed Apr 17, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: The Photo Album
Topic: Patio's projects
Replies: 449
Views: 94191

Re: Patio's projects

Just a little update. I have been spending a bunch of time in the shop lately, on the lathe controls project. The speed mechanism is temporarily installed. It is just held to the base plate with a clamp and seems to work well enough. I have not connected it electrically yet. The main part of the con...
by Patio
Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: holesaw on a lathe
Replies: 11
Views: 622

Re: holesaw on a lathe

Nice crane, that looks pretty handy!
by Patio
Sat Apr 06, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Proud dad moment
Replies: 9
Views: 707

Re: Proud dad moment

Your are right to be proud. Congratulations Gregg!
by Patio
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Please plan ahead
Replies: 24
Views: 1725

Re: Please plan ahead

Once the family has taken what they want, I told mine to hire an auctioneer, as he will get the most out of it.
by Patio
Sun Mar 24, 2019 12:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Teeter Totter finger for dial indicator
Replies: 20
Views: 941

Re: Teeter Totter finger for dial indicator

This might help. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/STARRETT-Dial-Indicator-Hole-Attachment-196F/173847931258?epid=1900569254&hash=item287a24e97a:g:1qUAAOSwJcdclmdL https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VINTAGE-L-S-STARRETT-No-64-UNIVERSAL-DIAL-TEST-INDICATOR-HOLE-ATTACHMENT/312462379507?hash=item48c03589f3:g:WksAAOSw...
by Patio
Sat Mar 23, 2019 11:40 pm
Forum: The Photo Album
Topic: Patio's projects
Replies: 449
Views: 94191

Re: Patio's projects

Getting a little more done. This is today's progress. I finished up the speed control mechanism, now I just need to make the proper levers to connect it to the machine. I had to move the head of the mill around to the side so I could drill and tap holes in the ends of the body, for the limit screws....
by Patio
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:08 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Show us your milling machine!
Replies: 278
Views: 104512

Re: Show us your milling machine!

Nice score Dave!
by Patio
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: The Photo Album
Topic: Patio's projects
Replies: 449
Views: 94191

Re: Patio's projects

Liveaboard, that is what I meant to say. Thanks for setting the record straight. I was raised in Fairbanks Alaska. There is a marathon held there each year that coincides with the equinox. Suppose to be one of the toughest around. I have walked it three times, when I was in grade school. :) https://...
by Patio
Wed Mar 20, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: The Photo Album
Topic: Patio's projects
Replies: 449
Views: 94191

Re: Patio's projects

Got a little more work done on the lathe mechanism, and screwed up one of the parts also. The hole in the arm that I made for the control system, was not at a usable angle, so I made another hole that is. The first hole I made by drilling a 3/8" hole and then filed the corners out to make a square h...
by Patio
Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: The Photo Album
Topic: Patio's projects
Replies: 449
Views: 94191

Re: Patio's projects

Spent some time in the shop. I didn't getting anything done on the project, I helped a good friend of mine. He just got back into riding, after a long illness. So he got a new bike and like all good bike owners, ya got to make it your own. So I milled some holes in a set of handle bars he picked up,...
by Patio
Tue Mar 12, 2019 7:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rotary table Lubrication
Replies: 10
Views: 676

Re: Rotary table Lubrication

I have a 12" older Enco that has a bearing in it. I replaced it when I acquired the table. The PO had used coolant and it was production shop, so it needed some love, but for 50 bucks, I couldn't complain. I use Vactra 2 in it also. They were getting rid of it and a 14" adjustable angle plate for 50...
by Patio
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: The Photo Album
Topic: Patio's projects
Replies: 449
Views: 94191

Re: Patio's projects

Curtis, yes!