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by RSG
Mon May 25, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: trepanning, or how to bore a 4" hole on a lathe without boring a 4" hole
Replies: 6
Views: 252

Re: trepanning, or how to bore a 4" hole on a lathe without boring a 4" hole

That's crazy Pete!

My question is what would be the reason they need to trepan a hole that large and deep in the first place? Also, could they not buy something cored from the mill to a close enough size already, then just bore to fished size?
by RSG
Tue May 05, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: loose screw issue
Replies: 59
Views: 3766

Re: loose screw issue

Thanks Patio!

I like that idea a lot....I could possible make some mods to incorporate that. I have been thinking that in order to move forward I may just have to abandon my inventory and start fresh, this could be an idea worth investigating.
by RSG
Mon May 04, 2020 7:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Determining an angle of a blind pocket ?
Replies: 13
Views: 1021

Re: Determining an angle of a blind pocket ?

earlgo wrote:
Sun May 03, 2020 9:26 am
Woods Metal which melts at 165°F is often used for this purpose.
Hm! Learn something new every day!
by RSG
Sat May 02, 2020 9:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: loose screw issue
Replies: 59
Views: 3766

Re: loose screw issue

:lol: :lol: :lol: 8)
by RSG
Fri May 01, 2020 5:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: loose screw issue
Replies: 59
Views: 3766

Re: loose screw issue

LOL@ Bill & Dave!
by RSG
Fri May 01, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: loose screw issue
Replies: 59
Views: 3766

Re: loose screw issue

Edit https://www.mscdirect.com/FlyerView?pagelabel=2105&search=67552281&contentPath=/sales-catalogs/big-book 18-8 stainless at least with just a quick search of the MSC catalog. Thanks Pete, looks like that would work if I had more room but I can't get inside once the thumb screw is in place. I'm s...
by RSG
Fri May 01, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: loose screw issue
Replies: 59
Views: 3766

Re: loose screw issue

Thanks for the illustration
by RSG
Fri May 01, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: loose screw issue
Replies: 59
Views: 3766

Re: loose screw issue

I was picturing a detent mechanism like Pat drew, but instead of a rounded plunger or a ball, which indexes in dimples or grooves in the knob, it has a brass, bronze, or even nylon 6/6 plunger that is flat on the end, and rubs on the face of the knob. A mini disc brake. Bill Would be a cool idea bu...
by RSG
Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: loose screw issue
Replies: 59
Views: 3766

Re: loose screw issue

Maybe a two piece thumb screw with a higher coefficient of friction stud material, coarser pitch thread (custom pitch tap and die?) tighter H limit on the threads and some type of hard rubber material in that cross hole with it's higher compressibility might be a semi permanent fix? Thanks Pete. I'...
by RSG
Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:15 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: loose screw issue
Replies: 59
Views: 3766

Re: loose screw issue

warmstrong1955 wrote:
Thu Apr 30, 2020 2:44 pm
Basically, a spring loaded mini-brake pad, which would rub against the inner face of the knob.
I'd love to see what this looks like. I googled Morse Hydrostatic but cant find anything that resembles your idea.
by RSG
Thu Apr 30, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: loose screw issue
Replies: 59
Views: 3766

Re: loose screw issue

Just a crazy thought. 49823697931_891bd8107c_c.jpg This is a hole with a pin that is captured and spring loaded. Detents on the underside of thumb screw. When screw is almost time the plunger will settle in one of the detents keeping the thumbscrew in place. Nothing to loss and should never wear ou...