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by ctwo
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Screw drivers @#!$!!
Replies: 10
Views: 170

Re: Screw drivers @#!$!!

I twisted the tip right off of my #3 snap-on. I'd like a new one...
by ctwo
Thu Jan 18, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do I hold this
Replies: 6
Views: 257

Re: How do I hold this

How do you cut out the pie pieces, and then how do you hold them to finish the edges and then locate the hole, without a rotab?
by ctwo
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Bridgeport J head spindle oiler question
Replies: 4
Views: 89

Re: Bridgeport J head spindle oiler question

I have the varidrive and I do not have oil cups. Keith Fenner was rebuilding one of these and I recall he fished out a pip-cleaner. It was about yay long, enough to reach the center. I don't think it's that critical... at the 11 minute mark, you can see it: MlHfcCg8vhc https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
by ctwo
Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:39 pm
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: G0678 CNC Conversion Build Log
Replies: 15
Views: 675

Re: G0678 CNC Conversion Build Log

Oh, there's a page two!
by ctwo
Wed Jan 17, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Bridgeport J head spindle oiler question
Replies: 4
Views: 89

Re: Bridgeport J head spindle oiler question

If you can't fish anything out with a wire, then I'd probably stuff a regular pipe cleaner in there and forget about it - not the oiling though.

My BP CNC does not have a wick - it just drips on the screw and runs down around the bearings to the quill.
by ctwo
Mon Jan 15, 2018 5:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Clockmaker board
Replies: 4
Views: 180

Re: Clockmaker board

nawcc - clock collectors
by ctwo
Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: Thinking of a Bridgeport CNC Conversion
Replies: 32
Views: 6129

Re: Thinking of a Bridgeport CNC Conversion

how are you mitigating backlash in the quill - from it rotating?
by ctwo
Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do I hold this
Replies: 6
Views: 257

Re: How do I hold this

You're going to make 7 of those pie-shaped clamps? I would probably turn them all as you suggest from one piece. It looks like the stock could be held normally with vice jaws - face/turn the back side, then flip and turn/face the steps. Then I would probably drill the holes for each clamp as a place...
by ctwo
Fri Jan 05, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are we allowed to ask here for Tutoring?
Replies: 8
Views: 309

Re: Are we allowed to ask here for Tutoring?

The way I've tried to interact with the board members here is to just post my question, in whatever phase of a project I'm planning. Sometimes the questioning starts at the "I have an idea" phase and am wondering where to start, or if it's even possible...

Good luck!
by ctwo
Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drill Chucks
Replies: 20
Views: 554

Re: Drill Chucks

Maybe I'll measure mine, hopefully a thou or less
by ctwo
Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Question about thread dial
Replies: 17
Views: 728

Re: Question about thread dial

Yes, the 127 tooth gear would be a drive train gear and is usually a compound gear to complete the conversion. Another option you might have is to just use a metric thread that is close enough to the inch thread that you want, and will work well enough... Most often, when threading different standar...
by ctwo
Wed Dec 13, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Question about thread dial
Replies: 17
Views: 728

Re: Question about thread dial

I'm just going to take a guess that for imperial threading, you will then require a set of transposing gears in the drive line. These are usually 100 and 127 teeth gears (or 47/37 for close enough) when we do metric threading on an imperial lathe, so perhaps just reverse the ratio.