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by RSG
Thu Oct 17, 2019 7:10 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Colchester Lathes.
Replies: 11
Views: 1685

Re: Colchester Lathes.

That's was awesome, clear to see they don't put that level of accuracy in machines today.....
by RSG
Wed Oct 09, 2019 6:29 am
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: 1911 Project
Replies: 27
Views: 1770

Re: 1911 Project

Looks great so far Glenn! Looking forward to seeing the rest.....
by RSG
Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: suspended recumbent trike finished
Replies: 6
Views: 1300

Re: suspended recumbent trike finished

Very cool! post a video of it in action!
by RSG
Wed Sep 25, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: alloy polishing.
Replies: 11
Views: 1496

Re: alloy polishing.

Looks good! Lots of work!
by RSG
Wed Sep 25, 2019 6:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shelf Life
Replies: 28
Views: 2770

Re: Shelf Life

Nice job Steve! You are lucky in the fact that you have so much space to work with. I had a nice wall cabinet come up for free the other day but I had to pass because it was just too big for my work shop.
by RSG
Sat Sep 14, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Which cutter to use on my Sherline Lathe
Replies: 6
Views: 831

Re: Which cutter to use on my Sherline Lathe

I would just use a very sharp HSS cutter much like the gravers you use for watch making. While the part is static in the lathe touch up to it and zero your "Z" and "x" axis then as you are cutting, stop shy of the balance wheel by a few thousandths, same thing when you get close to the spindle. then...
by RSG
Fri Sep 13, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Used endmills
Replies: 13
Views: 2258

Re: Used endmills

Nothing goes to waste in my shop, except time. LOL @ Mauro :lol: I thought about sharpening mine once but for all the reasons mentioned above I decided not to as I don't have the skill, the machinery nor the time. I found a local place that will sharpen them but will only will send out endmills 5/8...
by RSG
Tue Sep 10, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vertical Band Saw: Useful?
Replies: 25
Views: 4167

Re: Vertical Band Saw: Useful?

If I had one I'd use it often! Thankfully I have access to one at another shop.
by RSG
Sat Aug 31, 2019 6:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A cover for a vertical milling machine?
Replies: 6
Views: 1243

Re: A cover for a vertical milling machine?

pete wrote:
Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:59 am
If it were me I'd just remove the mills side or rear access panel then put the light bulb inside and loosely reattach the panel to hold the power cord in place. There's nothing to burn and your then warming the whole machine.
There's the ticket!
by RSG
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:33 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Just Getting Started
Replies: 20
Views: 3107

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: 1248

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: 1248

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