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by earlgo
Fri Apr 03, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Milling vise choice
Replies: 13
Views: 170

Re: Milling vise choice

Don't forget to check KURT's scratch and dent sales that they post on their website. My friend got a really good deal on a vise that just had a couple small paint chips but wasn't perfect for retail sales. FWIW my mill table is 6 x 26 and I have a 4" wide vise and have never wished for a larger one,...
by earlgo
Thu Mar 26, 2020 10:04 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: simple qick change tool post
Replies: 8
Views: 602

Re: simple qick change tool post

pete: This tool block clamps the 5/16" or smaller tool direct without any other complications. The slots are 1/2" wide and 3/8" deep but that is so one can put a clamp pad between the tool and the screw tips.
--earlgo
by earlgo
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: simple qick change tool post
Replies: 8
Views: 602

Re: simple qick change tool post

This is the one I built but I didn't know it had predecessors. This one fits a 10/12 in Atlas/Craftsman lathe compound.
ToolPost dwg.jpg
tool post
There are dimensioned drawings if you wish. PM me and I will send them to you or anyone else interested.
--earlgo
by earlgo
Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:55 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: McMaster-Carr
Replies: 3
Views: 356

Re: McMaster-Carr

This may not be the definitive answer, but whenever I order something at McM-C and pick it up on site, it still comes in a shipping sized box with all the shipping labels. If you ever get to visit a McM-C you will see nothing from the will-call area but conveyors. I think the box size is determined ...
by earlgo
Tue Mar 03, 2020 2:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Using burrs
Replies: 9
Views: 896

Re: Using burrs

Heck yes. I used one to clean up the ball socket in my Acculock vise several years ago. The vise part was cast iron, and it worked very well. Notice that the ball was angled to the cut so it wasn't cutting on the crown of the ball.
cleaning up the ball pocket sm.jpg
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--earlgo
by earlgo
Tue Mar 03, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Parting tool holder
Replies: 39
Views: 4615

Re: Parting tool holder

We got an echo dot as a promotional gift and as soon as I started to set it up the dog left the room and hid. It was several days before the dog was able to stay in the same room with a person with their phone out. It either has a high frequency that the dog didn't like or it was the strange un-seea...
by earlgo
Sat Feb 29, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dead soft Aluminum
Replies: 14
Views: 1406

Re: Dead soft Aluminum

Beer cans are about .004" aluminum. They are compression formed so the aluminum is not dead soft. A couple of wraps would of course double the thickness. Maybe you can find some in your neighbor's recycle bin. :lol:
--earlgo
by earlgo
Fri Feb 21, 2020 4:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: tab washers needed for restoration
Replies: 15
Views: 1513

Re: tab washers needed for restoration

If you didn't need too many, you could buy fender washers and cut slots in the edges to emulate the locking tabs. But I am sure you will find them somewhere where warmstrong suggested.
--earlgo
by earlgo
Thu Feb 20, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LED Shop Lighting
Replies: 147
Views: 20052

Re: LED Shop Lighting

When this conversation started, I took apart a T12 lamp, bypassed the ballast, inserted an LED bulb and it was really bright for about 2 nanoseconds. I put it all back together with the ballast and fluorescent tubes. Then I bought fixtures from Costco.
Just my EI experience.
--earlgo
by earlgo
Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Delta Milwaukee "Toolmaker" v-belt pulley sizes?
Replies: 14
Views: 3753

Re: Delta Milwaukee "Toolmaker" v-belt pulley sizes?

WO2P:
How goes the Delta Toolmaker rebuild. Haven't heard about it lately. Most likely life is getting in the way.
Keep us posted.
--earlgo
by earlgo
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BROWN & SHARPE MAGNICATOR MAGNETIC BASE - STIFF
Replies: 5
Views: 956

Re: BROWN & SHARPE MAGNICATOR MAGNETIC BASE - STIFF

There is a similar pushbutton one in my shop, but definitely not made by B&S. It too has gotten hard to push over the years. Thanks for the suggestion on loosening it up.
2nd on DON'T TAKE THE MAGNET OUT! We wrecked one by doing that to see how it was made.
--earlgo
by earlgo
Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Frustration...
Replies: 20
Views: 2216

Re: Frustration...

Mr. Cutter: Try your local ACE hardware:
https://www.acehardware.com/departments ... ds/7680994
Free delivery to the store. Hope you don't have to travel to Geneva, OH to pick it up, though. :)
--earlgo