Search found 1099 matches

by RSG
Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: The Photo Album
Topic: This years collection reels
Replies: 3
Views: 161

Re: This years collection reels

Thanks guys! Acknowledgment from people like the two of you is very satisfying. You and the rest of the members have been a big part to my success.

And there's a nice ring to that title Glenn, thanks 8) LOL
by RSG
Sat Nov 30, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rough cuts first?
Replies: 3
Views: 246

Re: Rough cuts first?

Thanks for the replies guys! Harold, I think your answer sums it up for me and I'm happy to continue doing things the way I am as it pertains to my lathe work. I would agree there aren't many tight tolerance components requiring detailed attention accept for the bearing journal which I do follow a v...
by RSG
Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rough cuts first?
Replies: 3
Views: 246

Rough cuts first?

When I machine complex parts, I handle the roughing operations pretty much the same way I handle the part in finishing. That means I'd also hold the part as you suggested, but the round diameter would not be finished to size--just roughed. When the part was roughed completely, I'd then start over, ...
by RSG
Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: The Photo Album
Topic: This years collection reels
Replies: 3
Views: 161

This years collection reels

What a pile of work these turned out to be. The shield on the backplate alone has four different finishes on it. Just glad they are finally done. I did some experimenting with my new blast cabinet with the Tacoma upgrade using glass beads and crushed glass. So far I'm very happy with the outcome. ht...
by RSG
Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: The Photo Album
Topic: Speaker selection switch, and more than you wanted to know!
Replies: 30
Views: 5917

Re: Speaker selection switch, and more than you wanted to know!

Harold_V wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 4:03 pm
I've used a combination of 12 gauge Monster cable
LOL, that all I have and is seems to sound just fine :lol:
by RSG
Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Polishing doorknobs
Replies: 6
Views: 327

Re: Polishing doorknobs

nice job Steve
by RSG
Thu Nov 28, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interrupted Cut Removes Tool Point
Replies: 27
Views: 749

Re: Interrupted Cut Removes Tool Point

If you've ever observed a perfectionist work, you'll notice that many steps are taken to ensure the desired outcome. Some may not be necessary in given circumstances, but by addressing them, needed or not, the desired end result is guaranteed. When quality is a requirement, it's a good idea to not ...
by RSG
Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: The Photo Album
Topic: Speaker selection switch, and more than you wanted to know!
Replies: 30
Views: 5917

Re: Speaker selection switch, and more than you wanted to know!

OMG that's nuts Harold! You definetly do love audio! Reminds me of a friend, he just showed me some fancy flat speaker wire that cost more than my whole system :shock: LOL.
by RSG
Thu Nov 28, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Interrupted Cut Removes Tool Point
Replies: 27
Views: 749

Re: Interrupted Cut Removes Tool Point

Once that was machined, I'd then machine pie soft jaws so the part could be held by the finish machined portion. The pie jaws would orient the part perpendicular, and concentric. That's how I would do it only I'd probably just turn to the dia without roughing. The soft jaws would be an absolute mus...
by RSG
Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The home shop machinist, health of the hobby
Replies: 126
Views: 30297

Re: The home shop machinist, health of the hobby

I've made mention before, I think, but I retired when I was just shy of my 55th birthday. The only regret I've ever had was that it couldn't have been sooner, but that was not to be. Enjoy! There's nothing quite like living to one's own schedule. H Amen to that! I left at 54 as well! (last spring) ...
by RSG
Sat Nov 02, 2019 7:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Made a shop press
Replies: 27
Views: 2169

Re: Made a shop press

Nice job! You'll get more satisfaction from building it than buying it.