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by RSG
Sat May 18, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: holesaw on a lathe
Replies: 26
Views: 1536

Re: holesaw on a lathe

BadDog wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 4:59 pm
I've got some tap sockets made by Lisle that are really nice.
There's' something I never knew existed! Those are so cool! I have to get a set.
by RSG
Fri May 17, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: holesaw on a lathe
Replies: 26
Views: 1536

Re: holesaw on a lathe

Nice job Liveboard! Interestingly enough I have to bore some holes in a blast cabinet that are much biller than standard drills and was wondering if a hole saw would do it in a drill! I will have to give it a try.
by RSG
Fri May 17, 2019 7:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making a milling machine riser
Replies: 24
Views: 710

Re: Making a milling machine riser

You have no idea how good it feels to read comments like that posted from the caliber of members on this forum. Everything I have ever learned regarding the proper way to do something and do it with precision has been learned here, so thank you for the help I received from everyone here.
by RSG
Thu May 16, 2019 4:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making a milling machine riser
Replies: 24
Views: 710

Re: Making a milling machine riser

The riser complete and installed! Very happy with the outcome.

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by RSG
Wed May 15, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Machinist Jacks
Replies: 18
Views: 823

Re: Machinist Jacks

LOL@ Steve!
by RSG
Wed May 15, 2019 6:45 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Machinist Jacks
Replies: 18
Views: 823

Re: Machinist Jacks

Machinist Jacks don't have to be big, nor made of steel (cast or otherwise). I made a few of these for supporting delicate parts that hung out of the end of my rotary table when I was doing making some cuts on the top of the part. This one in particular has a thrust bearing under the top plate so I ...
by RSG
Tue May 14, 2019 6:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 100+ Years ago
Replies: 13
Views: 610

Re: 100+ Years ago

Wow! What a lot of work for something that will explode! Who knew there would be so many operations required in producing a projectile. Interestingly they were made in Dundas which is about an hour and a half from my place. I never knew that.
by RSG
Sun May 12, 2019 9:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making a milling machine riser
Replies: 24
Views: 710

Re: Making a milling machine riser

That's an option John, I tapped four holes in the base of the block so I think I'm committed to that format. Good idea though.
by RSG
Sun May 12, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making a milling machine riser
Replies: 24
Views: 710

Re: Making a milling machine riser

Thanks Pete! I did a dry fit yesterday and was able to get the column in by lifting the unit high enough (barely) I also forgot to turn the inside lip on the riser while at my friends shop the other day so I did it on my own lathe. It worked well but it showed my how limiting the size of my lathe wa...
by RSG
Fri May 10, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making a milling machine riser
Replies: 24
Views: 710

Re: Making a milling machine riser

Pete, thanks for the comments I appreciate your input as always. I'm really leaning toward doing it how I rendered it for one reason. When the day comes to move it out I must put it back to it's original state in order to get it out of my shop. If I do it this way all I have to do is pull the block,...
by RSG
Fri May 10, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making a milling machine riser
Replies: 24
Views: 710

Re: Making a milling machine riser

Hi Pete, Unfortunately no, the only way to get the head and ram off are to slide the whole unit toward the front but I run out of room ever so slightly. I'm thinking the best method is as I've drawn it by leaving the bolts as they are and lift the whole thing up high enough to get the new riser unde...
by RSG
Fri May 10, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Show us your lathe!
Replies: 422
Views: 104240

Re: Show us your lathe!

Nice Jim!