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by RSG
Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Glass Bead Blasting Old Mill Vice
Replies: 18
Views: 688

Re: Glass Bead Blasting Old Mill Vice

Looks good!

Why not just make your own Jaw? I'm sure there's a heat treating facility near you for hardening.
by RSG
Fri May 31, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blast cabinet liner
Replies: 13
Views: 454

Re: Blast cabinet liner

Would thin sheets of aluminum work? You'd only need to trim them to fit down in the tapered walls.
by RSG
Fri May 31, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Making a Silicone Soldering Brush
Replies: 6
Views: 296

Re: Making a Silicone Soldering Brush

Nice Jim,

I have to solder a bunch of copper tubing to make a diy air cooler for my compressor, not sure if I need something like this or not but it looks like it works well for you.
by RSG
Fri May 31, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blast cabinet liner
Replies: 13
Views: 454

Re: Blast cabinet liner

BadDog - A thought for you, you could paint the inside of the cabinet (my preference is white) for the rust protection and then drape a piece of the rubber off the back wall so it is just hangs there to absorb the impact while the paint takes care of rust protection. Steve - I have one of those hand...
by RSG
Thu May 30, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Blast cabinet liner
Replies: 13
Views: 454

Re: Blast cabinet liner

7.5 mil seems a bit thin to me. It might not take long to tare through it especially if you are using Garnet or Silicon Oxide as a media.
by RSG
Thu May 30, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Damaged chuck - a forensic investigation
Replies: 21
Views: 797

Re: Damaged chuck - a forensic investigation

It's ok Steve, he's family.....LMAO
by RSG
Thu May 30, 2019 6:31 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Glass Bead Blasting Old Mill Vice
Replies: 18
Views: 688

Re: Glass Bead Blasting Old Mill Vice

BadDog, you can buy sheet rubber from MMC with or without adhesives on the back. In many thicknesses. It's what I used to line my one vibratory finisher. Look under the "Abrasion-Resistant Polyurethane Rubber Sheets, Bars, and Strips" subtitle https://www.mcmaster.com/rubber Harold, Your setup sound...
by RSG
Wed May 29, 2019 7:59 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Glass Bead Blasting Old Mill Vice
Replies: 18
Views: 688

Re: Glass Bead Blasting Old Mill Vice

Since we are on the topic of blasting I'll have to post a new thread on my recent upgrade I'm working on to my cabinet with a kit from Tacoma Co. They manufacturer a system for blasting that only requires 2 or 3 cups of media at a time and pressures as low as 4 psi for custom profiling like I requir...
by RSG
Wed May 29, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: holesaw on a lathe
Replies: 29
Views: 2528

Re: holesaw on a lathe

The things you learn here Russ ;)
by RSG
Wed May 29, 2019 7:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Practical use for 303 stainless drops
Replies: 5
Views: 412

Re: Practical use for 303 stainless drops

Great idea Steve and stainless to boot, nothing but the best! :lol:
by RSG
Tue May 28, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Glass Bead Blasting Old Mill Vice
Replies: 18
Views: 688

Re: Glass Bead Blasting Old Mill Vice

As Harold mentions dismantle it and protect areas such a the top sliding surfaces. I wouldn't use glass beads but rather crushed glass in a 50/100 or even a 100/200 grit as it will act as a cleaning agent without disrupting the metals surface. Setting your blaster up to approx. 40 PSI should be perf...