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by RSG
Thu Feb 20, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Parting tool holder
Replies: 34
Views: 1237

Re: Parting tool holder

That's good that Grizzly carries them. Steve, perhaps an email to Glanze directly will answer which insert style it is.
by RSG
Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:29 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drilling Hole In Sandblast Cabinet For Bulkhead Adapter
Replies: 12
Views: 489

Re: Drilling Hole In Sandblast Cabinet For Bulkhead Adapter

Step bits like others have mentioned, anything bigger and a bi-metal hole-saw works great! That's what used recently on my cabinet.
by RSG
Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Parting tool holder
Replies: 34
Views: 1237

Re: Parting tool holder

The only place I know of is here in Canada at Busy Bee Tools, that's where I got mine. They have a few sizes to choose from and I think they do mail order cross border.

https://www.busybeetools.com/products/i ... b3336.html
by RSG
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Parting tool holder
Replies: 34
Views: 1237

Re: Parting tool holder

Steve, Glanze makes a parting tool like you are after with a 20mm blade and it will fit the AXA size tool post holders.
by RSG
Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: trimming a groove-tool holder
Replies: 6
Views: 436

Re: trimming a groove-tool holder

Thanks fellas. I have a carbide 1/2" EM so I'll use that.
by RSG
Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: trimming a groove-tool holder
Replies: 6
Views: 436

trimming a groove-tool holder

I bought a profiling tool with inserts to plunge profiles and the smallest tool holder I could get was .75" x .75". My question is how difficult is it to machine .25" off the bottom to fit my tool post holders. A friend from Ohio did one for me already but I think he ground it down. I don't have a s...
by RSG
Tue Feb 04, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Considering a DRO
Replies: 32
Views: 3671

Re: Considering a DRO

All this talk about using or not using a DRO and keeping things simple is a noble idea and all but for me, with the amount I need to get done I just don't have the time to count dials...at one time I did though, and I was at the shop yesterday where I started it all. These are the machines I used, n...
by RSG
Fri Jan 31, 2020 9:42 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When to ream!
Replies: 11
Views: 941

Re: When to ream!

Thanks for the added information Harold. Regarding the wear comments, for the first 3 or 4 years I didn't pay too much attention to wiping the ways nor using the proper oil. After reading here (particularly your posts) regarding its importance I changed my ways and started doing it along with the co...
by RSG
Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When to ream!
Replies: 11
Views: 941

Re: When to ream!

Thanks Harold, Pete, Pete, annealing like you mention is a real no no with aluminum. loosing it's temper is one thing but more importantly it effects the outcome of the anodizing process so its definitely not something I will attempt. Harold, pushing the tailstock is interesting, at first I thought ...
by RSG
Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: spring loaded tap follower
Replies: 11
Views: 1096

Re: spring loaded tap follower

Thanks for posting this Squandt! Until now I have just used a piece of 01 machined to a 60 deg point and chucked it in the drill chuck but this little tool is perfect. Today I made one from the video by mrpete222....hardened it in my shop too. Fun fun! https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49466253132...
by RSG
Thu Jan 30, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When to ream!
Replies: 11
Views: 941

Re: When to ream!

Whatego, from what they tell me just the act of machining the part and removing material causes distortion from the stress relief, how much I don't know because currently I do it all in the front end and don't seem to have an issue, however, I'm open to learning how to do things right so if it's bet...
by RSG
Thu Jan 30, 2020 4:35 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When to ream!
Replies: 11
Views: 941

Re: When to ream!

Thanks Pete, That's pretty much why I did the journal boring/reaming at the beginning, because there's so much mass in the part it doesn't chatter, but I'm now concerned with making sure the finished hole is the most concentric it can be so by doing the reaming last might be better, or would it make...