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by RSG
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Just Getting Started
Replies: 15
Views: 1351

Re: Just Getting Started

I wouldn't disagree with you at all Mr Ron, it's how I learned. Being self taught I approached things the way I thought it should be, then if it didn't work I'd research how to make it work. There's is lots of good info on the net these days, this sight being one of them.
by RSG
Sun Aug 18, 2019 7:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Determing the size of a lapping tool
Replies: 6
Views: 280

Re: Determing the size of a lapping tool

chief wrote:
Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:42 pm
so I thought perhaps it needed to be a few thou undersized.

Terry
No, same size as Pete mentioned. You'll know when the lapping is complete when you've slightly worn all the blueing off both of the entire bottom rings. I wouldn't worry about the top rings.
by RSG
Sat Aug 17, 2019 6:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Determing the size of a lapping tool
Replies: 6
Views: 280

Re: Determing the size of a lapping tool

My buddy turned a piece of carbon steel to 30mm x 10" and used it with lapping compound, worked well
by RSG
Fri Aug 16, 2019 6:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: S&H charges
Replies: 17
Views: 563

Re: S&H charges

If I order out of the U.S., right now there's an instant %25 tacked on for the money exchange difference, plus provincial and federal sales tax on the value of the item once it crosses the border, then Fed Ex ect add another $35 - $50 per order just to shuffle the brokerage paper work that allows t...
by RSG
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: In pursuit of Flatness.
Replies: 5
Views: 320

Re: In pursuit of Flatness.

Very cool!
by RSG
Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Magnetic linear scales - are they good?
Replies: 10
Views: 640

Re: Magnetic linear scales - are they good?

RSG - thanx for the reply. could you describe how do you check the accuracy? http://www.dropros.com/DRO_PROS_Digital_Readout_Manual.htm Follow the tutorial on line 5 "Validating DRO movement", only use the 123 block as a backstop (make sure the block is set parallel to the table) and add a gauge bl...
by RSG
Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Quick and dirty chip deflector
Replies: 2
Views: 484

Re: Quick and dirty chip deflector

Nice, gets the job done!
by RSG
Sat Aug 10, 2019 6:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Magnetic linear scales - are they good?
Replies: 10
Views: 640

Re: Magnetic linear scales - are they good?

I have magnetic scales with my DRO Pros for the lathe and mill. The mill kits comes with 5 micron resolution. While I don't have much experience with other units all I can tell you is the last 10 years have been good with the units I have. Sometimes I'll confirm their accuracy with gage blocks and a...
by RSG
Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vibratory tumbler setup for small/home shops.
Replies: 5
Views: 1083

Re: Vibratory tumbler setup for small/home shops.

The media I use is from a local company called Vibra Finish, Synthetic SV cones. Meant for soft metals like aluminum. I couldn't tell you the micron rating for the bags as the material is not purposed for the job. I used to manage a graphic production house and got the idea to try the fabric used in...
by RSG
Fri Aug 02, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Milling procedure confirmation
Replies: 20
Views: 3622

Re: Milling procedure confirmation

rjitreeman0909 wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:46 am
If they are simple wedges, no step or shoulder, would an initial bandsaw or cutoff saw operation speed the metal removal and possibly result in two wedges from one raw block?
No doubt it would have but to be honest it didn't take more than 20 minutes to do each part as it was.
by RSG
Tue Jul 30, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vibratory tumbler setup for small/home shops.
Replies: 5
Views: 1083

Re: Vibratory tumbler setup for small/home shops.

Nice, I would agree with you regarding misinformation on the topic. I have done a lot of research and experimentation myself and use vib finishers extensively for surface finishing my aluminum fishing reel components . Although contrary to what you mention in your video regarding a high flow rate fo...
by RSG
Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: New here - Hello!
Replies: 14
Views: 1966

Re: New here - Hello!

Welcome to the group!