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by ctwo
Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: My new mill
Replies: 20
Views: 254

Re: My new mill

I've learned all my rigging lessons the hard way, so this will be good.
by ctwo
Wed Aug 15, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: My new mill
Replies: 20
Views: 254

Re: My new mill

We had three straps around the ram on my mill, just to get it up to the flatbed.

Really, the eye would fail before the thread? I'd expect a lifting eye and its threads to be so much stronger than those cast threads.
by ctwo
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: My new mill
Replies: 20
Views: 254

Re: My new mill

It worked for you, and while I know real Bridgeports are designed to take it I'm not fully convinced the offshore mills are totally safe while lifting the whole machine from that ram mounted eye bolt. I had not noticed that. I would not even lift my BP from those threads. I consider it only for lif...
by ctwo
Wed Aug 15, 2018 9:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: End mills my choice small lot OR? ???
Replies: 5
Views: 95

Re: End mills my choice small lot OR? ???

I will check my inventory and see where there are holes.
by ctwo
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: My new mill
Replies: 20
Views: 254

Re: My new mill

Yes nice clean looking mill. My first reaction was too close to the wall too. I put my BP in the corner too. Had to pull it out a bit to rotate the turret. I wanted to be able to have the ram extended and swing it around for a second head. I also have it by the roll-up door so I can open that side i...
by ctwo
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Inspection Sheets: Worthless?
Replies: 25
Views: 473

Re: Inspection Sheets: Worthless?

I agree pete. It does seem it was more of he just not wanting the Tormach anymore, for some reason. That might have been discovery that he wanted performance at the edge of the machine's ability, and that meant only the operator's skill could get there. Things were likely lacking a bit on both sides...
by ctwo
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Inspection Sheets: Worthless?
Replies: 25
Views: 473

Re: Inspection Sheets: Worthless?

SteveHGraham wrote:
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:24 pm
So you've never found those little inspection tags in new clothing. I've found lots of them.
Imagine, spending $11 on a pair of jeans and then discovering the inspection tag is as worthless as Tormach's inspection sheet! :lol:
by ctwo
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Welding
Topic: Brazing Brass
Replies: 31
Views: 489

Re: Brazing Brass

I just don't think silver solder would be strong enough, and it would be expensive as I wanted to fill in some of the distortion along the flat part that goes against the door, under the crack, and then mill it flat. But I'm probably not going to pursue this further, unless I actually re-fab it out ...
by ctwo
Mon Aug 13, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Inspection Sheets: Worthless?
Replies: 25
Views: 473

Re: Inspection Sheets: Worthless?

Well, I have not studied what Tormach specifies. What number was posted in the video, ±0.0013"? I do not recall what, or even if he specified his measurements. Pushing on the table with the indicator is a procedure Bridgeport describes for adjusting the gibs. It's not linear to teh spindle, but rath...
by ctwo
Mon Aug 13, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Welding
Topic: Brazing Brass
Replies: 31
Views: 489

Re: Brazing Brass

I will call the welding shop again today and find out re-fill requirements. The tanks are small, up to the knee and thigh.

I had started writing something about this being brass and why am I not given brass rod?
by ctwo
Sat Aug 11, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: Brazing Brass
Replies: 31
Views: 489

Re: Brazing Brass

It would not be before 1955, I think. When I turned the O2 reg, the pressure did not move until I opened the torch. It did not relieve pressure like my air compressor, and the adjuster actually came out and fell on the ground with full pressure still reading. I open the O2 on the torch and the press...
by ctwo
Sat Aug 11, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bolt stretch
Replies: 44
Views: 802

Re: Bolt stretch

I wouldn't try that, anymore. I once busted a rib on a spoon before. The shop takes more than twice as long and I still have to remove the wheels, etc. Last time I did it and went on a ride and back before lunch. I'd be having lunch in town waiting for them otherwise.