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by torchmd
Sun Jul 27, 2014 12:23 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: MIG welding on machinery
Replies: 6
Views: 3389

MIG welding on machinery

I have to do some repairs on the metal base of a mini mill with dro. Will careful grounding be enough to protect the electronics,,motor and dro? Or should I spend the time disassembling it all. I hate the idea of spending four hours taking those thing apart, and back together again, but it hate the ...
by torchmd
Fri Apr 05, 2013 6:33 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Question about turning low tpi threads
Replies: 10
Views: 1735

Re: Question about turning low tpi threads

Wow, work has tied me up for a long time! If only I didn't need the money. :? Thanks for all the great input. I did do some re-calculation on the Hob I made. I cut some gears with the spiral hob using HDPE as the medium (so I wouldn't have to harden the cutter yet), and it worked pretty well. Though...
by torchmd
Sun Jan 27, 2013 10:46 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Question about turning low tpi threads
Replies: 10
Views: 1735

Question about turning low tpi threads

Hey! I turned my first gear hob tonight, Mod 1 20 deg pressure angle, which calculated out as 8 tpi. I ground my cutting tool to a 40 degree point, HSS, set the compound to 20 degrees, and progressed as i have before. The material was annealed A2 steel. Things went pretty well, except that the cutti...
by torchmd
Mon Jan 07, 2013 3:35 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Collet set use in Seig C6 10x22 lathe: 2 questions
Replies: 7
Views: 1182

Re: Collet set use in Seig C6 10x22 lathe: 2 questions

Pete, Thanks for the correction. I haven't gotten out to measure the collets yet. I also intent to run my TDI on the MT3 taper of the spindle, and then on the collet chuck to see how it looks. I'll post my results. If the spindle is prototypic of the rest of the machine, the quality won't be good. T...
by torchmd
Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:50 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Collet set use in Seig C6 10x22 lathe: 2 questions
Replies: 7
Views: 1182

Re: Collet set use in Seig C6 10x22 lathe: 2 questions

Thanks guys. The Arktrade link is exactly what I was looking for. It looks like I just need to know the widest diameter of the collets. Also helps that Pete's were ER35s. I will definitely look at making a spindle nose. I'll also check the run out on the spinde, though I have put MT3 taper into the ...
by torchmd
Thu Jan 03, 2013 4:47 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Collet set use in Seig C6 10x22 lathe: 2 questions
Replies: 7
Views: 1182

Collet set use in Seig C6 10x22 lathe: 2 questions

Hello! I have a Seig C6 lathe through Grizzly (G0516), and it came with a collet set with the mill portion with a MT3 collet chuck. 1) how do I tell what type of collets these are? They look like ER30, but they don't have any nomenclature on them other than size. (either the collets, or the chuck). ...
by torchmd
Fri Dec 21, 2012 11:48 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: Upgrading my X2 mill: or What have I done!
Replies: 2
Views: 2993

Re: Upgrading my X2 mill: or What have I done!

Hello, there have been lots of views of this string, so I guess I will post more information. So, I ordered a replacement scale, as the original seemed terminally ill. But.... I just couldn't leave well enough along. I pulled the cable on the reworked scale back apart and tested the connectivity aga...
by torchmd
Mon Nov 26, 2012 12:09 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Lathe replacement motor swarf protection
Replies: 1
Views: 659

Lathe replacement motor swarf protection

Hello! I have a Grizzley 0516/Seig C6 lathe, I modded the motor to a permanent magnet DC motor with variable speed control about 18 months ago. It has run great! It is a TEFC motor, and runs strong, and has been a good replacement for the AC motor that was in the lathe, and allows me to get the spee...
by torchmd
Sun Nov 25, 2012 6:46 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: Upgrading my X2 mill: or What have I done!
Replies: 2
Views: 2993

Upgrading my X2 mill: or What have I done!

So, on return from Afghanistan, spending lots of time in the dust and general poo smell, I decided, after consulation with SWMBO, to perform some upgrades on my Lathe and Mill. They entailed: a Digital Read Out a Belt Drive for the X2 Air spring kit for X2 I didn’t think this would be too big of a d...
by torchmd
Sat Jan 28, 2012 10:35 pm
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: G0516 Chip Pan
Replies: 4
Views: 3865

Re: G0516 Chip Pan

Hey! I found a large drip pan at the loca NAPA parts store that worked pretty well. I did minor modifications to it to bring the edges up a bit, but in hind site it wasn't necessary. That was 15$ I think. Also you could bend your own from sheet steel or galvanized sheet. Measure out how big you want...
by torchmd
Thu Nov 17, 2011 8:54 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Seig C6/grizzly compound mod for AXA toolpost
Replies: 15
Views: 4164

Re: Seig C6/grizzly compound mod for AXA toolpost

Hey stevec,

That was actually the cross slide, but I didn't take that much off to flatten it... 320 grit wet/dry. Then lapped it with chrome/aluminum polish.
by torchmd
Thu Nov 17, 2011 6:52 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: AXA tool holders don't Quite fit...
Replies: 5
Views: 1244

Re: AXA tool holders don't Quite fit...

Ahhh so I could potentially just take more off the back and that would widen the dovetail. Didn't think of that. Thanks BadDog!

Steve, I was worried about going after it with a file and not keeping it flat. Did you have any difficulty following the profile?


This gives me more confidence to try!