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by Ike
Thu May 23, 2013 12:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Replacing Compressor motor
Replies: 7
Views: 1277

Re: Replacing Compressor motor

The increased HP won't increase the output of your compressor pump unless the current motor lugs down as it fills the tank at the upper end of it's pressure range. As STRR said, your compressor output is a function of rpm & cylinder displacement. You can gain faster recovery and an increase in cfm b...
by Ike
Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Which Machine Scares You the Most?
Replies: 78
Views: 7520

Re: Which Machine Scares You the Most?

As Harold said, I have a healthy respect for all the machines in my shop.
But, if I fear any of them, it's my old 60 rpm 1/2" hand?drill. That thing
will twist you like a pretzel and tie your hand to the trigger with the cord at the same time. :shock:
by Ike
Sat Apr 13, 2013 1:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: backing plate blues
Replies: 9
Views: 1074

Re: backing plate blues

northwoodsguide wrote: is it going to be possible for me to get the right backing in the 2 hundred dollar range?
You mean like this?:
by Ike
Sun Apr 07, 2013 2:00 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Backing plate for a chuck
Replies: 2
Views: 939

Re: Backing plate for a chuck

That wouldn't be the wisest way to do it. Your right, very easy to damage the threads on your spindle. but, even if you could do it without risking damage, you would translate any runout in your chuck to the new backing plate when you cut your threads. The idea is to make the entire backing plate ru...
by Ike
Wed Apr 03, 2013 7:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Machinery's Handbook
Replies: 16
Views: 2398

Re: Machinery's Handbook

+1 for Abe Books! I bought my 18th edition there at a substantial discount from what I saw on flea-bay. It has no info on carbide inserts or G-code/CNC but that's what I have a computer for. But, it does have the info I look for most - threading, gears and gearing, materials, toolbits (HSS and carbi...
by Ike
Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:17 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: What tooling have you made for your lathe?
Replies: 87
Views: 58909

Re: What tooling have you made for your lathe?

Here are a few I've done. A height gauge for setting tool height made from a dial caliper that hit the floor and broke the fixed jaw. Also pictured is a collet chuck I made that lets me use R8 collets in my Rockwell 10" lathe. The spindl...
by Ike
Mon Mar 25, 2013 7:23 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: AXA vs. BXA
Replies: 34
Views: 7278

Re: AXA vs. BXA

Choosing AXA or BXA depends on the size & kind of work you mostly do, and the size of your lathe. If most of your work is on the smaller side, and your lathe is on the smallish side (9-11") then a BXA toolpost wouldn't be my choice. The tooling is more expensive if you choose to use the largest tool...
by Ike
Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: establishing a center
Replies: 12
Views: 1785

Re: establishing a center

If your 3 jaw has 2 piece jaws, make a set of AL soft jaws to hold the part. Then center drill the end. Mount a small boring bar and take a couple of cleanup passes on the center hole you just drilled at 60/30deg. (I re-purposed a broken 3/32" end mill for this purpose) Try to chuck up the work as c...
by Ike
Sat Feb 23, 2013 1:36 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Taper Attachement
Replies: 2
Views: 1165

Re: Taper Attachement

HSM had an article on one that started with the May/June 2008 issue.
by Ike
Sat Feb 23, 2013 1:10 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Craftsman/Atlas Lathe Question
Replies: 2
Views: 1093

Re: Craftsman/Atlas Lathe Question

Odds are it is 1 1/2 x 8 tpi, but I would pull the existing chuck off
and verify.
by Ike
Sat Feb 16, 2013 10:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Loctite for steel into aluminum
Replies: 10
Views: 3906

Re: Loctite for steel into aluminum

Your looking for Loctite 271 "Locktite Red"
Here's a link to their offerings:
by Ike
Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: making dove tails fit
Replies: 7
Views: 1145

Re: making dove tails fit

I bought one of those Cheapo X Y drill press vises, it has the same problem. when I disassembled it, I found that the base was bowed up in the middle, causing the slide to be tight in the middle, one end was .012" higher than the other - and twisted to boot, so it didn't sit flat. After a couple pas...