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by earlgo
Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making bushes
Replies: 6
Views: 177

Re: Making bushes

Oops, my bad, you did mention soft jaws parenthetically and I missed it in the reamer comments. I agree with Harold: doing all features in the same setup and operation would be paramount, certainly if one had a longish tube from which to make the bushings; i.e. bore, turn, cutoff, advance, repeat. P...
by earlgo
Sun Oct 21, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making bushes
Replies: 6
Views: 177

Re: Making bushes

Geez and no one mentioned soft jaws. That was the first thing that popped into my mind. They would have to be made so that they almost entirely covered the od to prevent distortion, but that is what they are good for.
--earlgo
by earlgo
Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: tooling plate
Replies: 6
Views: 538

Re: tooling plate

I'm glad you brought this up as it sparked an idea for me. Since my mill is so small it only has 1 T-slot, mounting a vise parallel with the slot is an exercise in clamping innovation. If I had a tooling plate to bolt the vise to, it would simplify things. Thanks for adding a new project to the alre...
by earlgo
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Precision machinist
Replies: 8
Views: 359

Re: Precision machinist

Since my shop is in the 'garage', or rather ex-garage, I took the furnace repair man through it so he wouldn't have to go through the house. When he was leaving he asked what those machines were and what they were for. I was stunned.
--earlgo
by earlgo
Fri Oct 19, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wooden Grinder Spacers
Replies: 6
Views: 227

Re: Wooden Grinder Spacers

And speaking of wood machine tool parts....
I made the drive pulleys from plywood and they are still driving the Sebastian and May since the '70s. The flat pulleys are of unknown age. I pulled them off the overhead line shaft when I got the lathe from an "old guy".
Wooden pulleys.jpg
wooden pulleys
--earlgo
by earlgo
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wooden Grinder Spacers
Replies: 6
Views: 227

Re: Wooden Grinder Spacers

I have a wood bushing in one of my grinding wheels. Been there for years.
--earlgo
by earlgo
Sun Oct 14, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Rant about Home Depot
Replies: 67
Views: 1882

Re: Rant about Home Depot

My son in law supplemented his oil furnace with a pellet fed stove in the living room. It works better for not so cold days. He lives in N.J. but that is another story.
Somewhere I lost the transition from HD to heating. Did I fall asleep? :)

--earlgo
by earlgo
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Tesla cars
Replies: 52
Views: 3457

Re: Tesla cars

The next time you go near a hospital, I'd bet that you'd see at least one in the staff parking lot. Probably black or dark blue in color.

--earlgo
by earlgo
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dreaming of Rachmaninov on a Train
Replies: 7
Views: 415

Re: Dreaming of Rachmaninov on a Train

Thanks, I forwarded this on to my musically inclined grownup kids, one of whom is a music teacher.
Nice video.
--earlgo
by earlgo
Sat Oct 06, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Morse taper end mills
Replies: 7
Views: 502

Re: Morse taper end mills

The end mill holder that came with the 1958 ATLAS 12" Lathe milling attachment is a #3MT to fit the headstock, but it has a drawbar to make sure it stays in place. Just another vote for the drawbar.
--earlgo
by earlgo
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: metric drill set explained?
Replies: 65
Views: 2283

Re: metric drill set explained?

And then there are us poor US educated MEs that learned stress analysis in 'conventional' units and then got hired by a company that only used metric units. It was a struggle trying to deal with MPa or GPa instead of #/in^2 or N-m instead of Ft-# or °C instead of °F or kN instead of #, or rememberin...
by earlgo
Sat Sep 29, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Anyone need a chuck?
Replies: 10
Views: 1357

Re: Anyone need a chuck?

Check the small tools guys in the link above. As mentioned their 3 jaw 5" chucks had removable top jaws. You'd need a threaded back plate. A note to be cautious about though. The 5" Atlas 3 jaw chuck weighs about 5.5# and the 6" SHAR 3 jaw with replaceable top jaws and back plate weighs 27#. BIG dif...