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by AllenH59
Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Cheap Tool guy got me...
Replies: 11
Views: 949

Re: The Cheap Tool guy got me...

I took a couple hours and made a drawbar. This was just so I could grab small drill bits.
by AllenH59
Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alloy question
Replies: 5
Views: 546

Re: Alloy question

That makes sense that it would be 316... I made a drawbar for the milling machine.Ias am sure it is the rarest of drawbars being stainless. I needed a different drawbar as I have 1 keyless chuck on R8 adaptor that has 12x1.75 threads.
by AllenH59
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alloy question
Replies: 5
Views: 546

Re: Alloy question

Harold.. I think it may be some breed of stainless. I am familiar with the heat treating colours from light straw to deep blue, and this is none of these. This piece of shaft started its life somewhere in a pulp mill, It has been so long on my shelf I cannot recall where it was in the mill. this cut...
by AllenH59
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shop Build (help appreciated!)
Replies: 42
Views: 2565

Re: Shop Build (help appreciated!)

If I were doing it again, I would have the machine tools inside a small room. A lathe and a mill do not call for that much floor space, but it is nice to keep them clean. Outside that wall can be the welding, drill press and wood work that will be done.
by AllenH59
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Cheap Tool guy got me...
Replies: 11
Views: 949

Re: The Cheap Tool guy got me...

they may be 12x1.75... come to think of it.. a 7/16 NC tap went in but was a bit loose... I did the math.. that is 1.81 mm pitch.. I will try a 12 mm bolt..

thanks.
by AllenH59
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Cheap Tool guy got me...
Replies: 11
Views: 949

The Cheap Tool guy got me...

I bought a chinese keyless chuck for the milling machine, and it came with a R8 adaptor. Well, they got me.. This is the first R8 adaptor that I have seen that had 7/16" NC threads... I am making a draw bar for it, as it is less work than sending it back. This drawbar will last for ever, as I doubt ...
by AllenH59
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Alloy question
Replies: 5
Views: 546

Alloy question

I am turning a piece of mystery shaft, and it cuts ok but not bright with HSS, and the Trigon cutter cuts it nicely. What I am wondering is if anyone knows what it is. Strangely, the cuttings come off a gold colour, this is not due to heat, as it does not change with changing variables of cut depth,...
by AllenH59
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wheels under a mill drill?
Replies: 10
Views: 675

Re: Wheels under a mill drill?

My mill is still sitting on the pallet 10 years later. not the best but it works fine.
by AllenH59
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Good Milling Vise
Replies: 12
Views: 3298

Re: Good Milling Vise

Russ. Yes.. Sight unseen was a bit of confusion in the night. I live far from where one would be for sale. I would not buy one unseen unless someone I trusted looked at it.
by AllenH59
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Good Milling Vise
Replies: 12
Views: 3298

Re: Good Milling Vise

Do you think it is safe to buy a used kurt sight unseen? I am not unable to buy a new one, i do see some used ones for about half price...
by AllenH59
Wed Sep 12, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Good Milling Vise
Replies: 12
Views: 3298

Good Milling Vise

Good eve.. It has come to a time that the Grizzly five inch vise on my milling machine is not good enough, it lifts a lot when tightened. There may be money for a better vise, what do you suggest. I would like a vise of similar size, five or six inches. I want one that will last a lifetime of occasi...
by AllenH59
Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: LED Shop Lighting
Replies: 112
Views: 7662

Re: LED Shop Lighting

I bought my house and shop 9 years ago, it has fluorescent tubes in the basement and in the shop, have never changed a bulb or a ballast.