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by ctwo
Tue Jun 25, 2019 1:12 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Bare Metal Protection
Replies: 16
Views: 5696

Re: Bare Metal Protection

I bought one of those Sure Shot sprayers and mixed up some ATF, kero, and bees wax. I tried that this past winter and all seems fine. Of course most everything already has a patina. The few new bits still shine though.
by ctwo
Mon Mar 11, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Published Caliper Accuracy Specs (Mit)
Replies: 2
Views: 1001

Published Caliper Accuracy Specs (Mit)

I see Mitutoyo 8:" digital caliper accuracy spec is 0.001" and 0.01 mm. Metric measurements are published as being more than twice as accurate and equal to resolution. Why is that? Mitutoyo 500-475 Digital Calipers, Solar Powered, Inch/Metric, for Inside, Outside, Depth and Step Measurements, Stainl...
by ctwo
Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: High Flow Shower Hose
Replies: 8
Views: 2779

Re: High Flow Shower Hose

WoW! I didn't know they made a shower sized Waterpik! You guys take clean seriously... My shower head is like 5" diameter and has about 50 rubber nipples that shoot water. That is fine but the valve is a single handle that you twist more for hotter, so it just goes on full blast. Sometimes I like to...
by ctwo
Fri Mar 01, 2019 2:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Softjaw question
Replies: 15
Views: 3010

Re: Softjaw question

Carefully measure with the chuck spinning?
by ctwo
Tue Feb 19, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Removing metal splinters
Replies: 15
Views: 3051

Re: Removing metal splinters

drizzle hot glue on it, wait for it to cool, then pull off the lump of glue with the splinter
by ctwo
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Is there a Civil Engineer in the house?
Replies: 20
Views: 5230

Re: Is there a Civil Engineer in the house?

I suspect that the left side of the span is anchored to the pillar and the right side is designed to float and that is probably an expansion joint.

oh, what STRR said...
by ctwo
Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Syil Machines
Replies: 15
Views: 3843

Re: Syil Machines

The Syil VMC is listed at $50. He just showed me a quote for a Haas SMINIMILL2 VMC for $56k.

Any suggested option?
by ctwo
Thu Jan 31, 2019 11:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Syil Machines
Replies: 15
Views: 3843

Re: Syil Machines

I saw a thread at PM and the first response was about locking the thread due to the impending pandemonium... It actually did not turn out too bad, but was a little old. I suspect they want to be better than Tormach, but are probably the same, without the large user base and unknown support. I was al...
by ctwo
Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Syil Machines
Replies: 15
Views: 3843

Syil Machines

Hi All,

A friend is considering a VMC for a small business. Any info on Syil? Are these on par with Tormach or closer to Haas? I looked briefly at their VMC price is ~$50k.
by ctwo
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Software Maintenance Day--Jan 13 or 14th
Replies: 12
Views: 3282

Re: Software Maintenance Day--Jan 13 or 14th

I think I see something new. Is that new?
by ctwo
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:29 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Setting the compound at 0* or 30*
Replies: 33
Views: 8142

Re: Setting the compound at 0* or 30*

why is the cross slide used as a reference and not the spindle axis? I thought "American" style was to leave it at 90.
by ctwo
Wed Dec 12, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Diagnosing a Milling Machine problem
Replies: 26
Views: 7084

Re: Diagnosing a Milling Machine problem

Too soft? I’m still trying to figure that one out. Maybe. I can see if it was too hard it wouldn’t flex enough... There are witness marks in the collet and on the OD of the cutter, but not vertical. There is evidence the tool has spun a little, but not much. I also notice that this cutter in this p...