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by earlgo
Mon Jul 15, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Push Drill Bit Compatibility
Replies: 4
Views: 164

Re: Push Drill Bit Compatibility

Garrett Wade catalog still sells the push drills, perhaps they have spare bits.
And they do: https://www.garrettwade.com/push-drill- ... -bits.html
--earlgo
by earlgo
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Enlarging Taper in Tailstock Quill--Pros? Cons?
Replies: 8
Views: 153

Re: Enlarging Taper in Tailstock Quill--Pros? Cons?

If Enco made that lathe with either a #3 or #2, I'd consider buying the #3 direct. Then you would have the option of either quill in your shop.
JMHO.
--earlgo
by earlgo
Sun Jul 07, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Lathe setup device
Replies: 8
Views: 385

Re: Lathe setup device

This method is far less expensive.
In this pic the fish tail scale is tipped because the tool is above center.
Scale tipped-1.jpg
scale tipped
In this pic the fish tail scale is vertical because the tool in on center.
Scale vertical-1.jpg
scale vertical
Just my method.
--earlgo
by earlgo
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Horrors of Buffer Safety
Replies: 40
Views: 997

Re: Horrors of Buffer Safety

The big 8" double buffers at the Colorado School of Trades in 1970 were bolted securely to the cement floor. Neither fell over when I was there. They would occasionally grab a gun part from a limp fingered person and hurl it at the floor making for a lot more work, and a lesson in gripping tightly. ...
by earlgo
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vise, Vise, Baby
Replies: 54
Views: 1633

Re: Vise, Vise, Baby

Mr. Graham, you are correct, but on the other hand I have not wished for more. I try not to make big things. It is plenty big enough to use a wood plane on a 2x4 or file a mower blade or straighten things on the anvil. I tried to find another Columbian D44 to match the one in my other shop room, but...
by earlgo
Mon Jul 01, 2019 8:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vise, Vise, Baby
Replies: 54
Views: 1633

Re: Vise, Vise, Baby

Just before I retired I bought this Yost 750 - DI 5" Heavy Duty Multi-jaw Rotating Bench & Pipe Vise from Sears and have been using it ever since with success. Yost 750-D1.jpg It is heavier than I need but the rotating jaw is a nice feature for some applications. It can't be rotated after something ...
by earlgo
Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Threading
Replies: 13
Views: 884

Re: Threading

Reverse threading works only if your chuck is tight and your spindle reverses and your tooling can reach.
reverse threading.JPG
In this case, the chuck didn't matter, but the dog tightness sure did.
--earlgo
by earlgo
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: QC toolpost for Atlas 618
Replies: 18
Views: 1131

Re: QC toolpost for Atlas 618

Steve: This is the tool post I use on the 12" Atlas. and a variation may be useful to your friend. Not exactly quick change, but a heckuva lot more stable than the lantern.
TOOL POST ASSY DWG.jpg
tool post
There are working drawings if you just PM me if you are interested. (Any one else, too.)
--earlgo
by earlgo
Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: 1st Post and ofc it's a "What the @%#&! is this" thread.
Replies: 10
Views: 702

Re: 1st Post and ofc it's a "What the @%#&! is this" thread.

Pete is right. The table is definitely a Delta Rockwell Swivel Table #24-952 and the head is similar to the Delta Rockwell Unihead #24-955, but not exactly the same. Both parts were available for the Toolmaker grinder #24-105 and the later #24-822. Delta Grinder table.pdf Delta Grinder Unihead.pdf -...
by earlgo
Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: All Things CAD and CAM
Topic: Free and easy to learn 3D CAD
Replies: 50
Views: 25383

Re: Free and easy to learn 3D CAD

Patio: I upgraded my video card to one with 2G memory and it helps considerably. Memory upgrade may be next if this is still too slow, but it seems to be acceptable.
Thanks for the tip.
--earlgo
by earlgo
Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: marking tools
Replies: 15
Views: 1597

Re: marking tools

Buy HF tools and no-one will steal them.
Or, buy a HF tool box and put good tools in it.
Or, just realize that tools will walk and buy extra.
JMHO. Remember. what belongs to everyone, belongs to no-one.
--earlgo
by earlgo
Sun May 26, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Vise Identification
Replies: 18
Views: 3172

Re: Vise Identification

Harold: Moore tool co said that Producto bought Moore Tool in the 40's and all the old info was lost. They did say that the Producto machines made a lot of typewriter components. Spro: Here is a better pic of the "Accu-Lock" vise that I think I got from Travers Tool. The coolant channel and exit wei...