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by clive
Fri May 03, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: combination welders
Replies: 18
Views: 4335

Re: combination welders

I have a combination stick- tig- plasma works well for what I want, but it wasn’t cheap.
by clive
Thu May 25, 2017 5:00 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Can't hold tolerance with finish cuts
Replies: 72
Views: 16110

Re: Can't hold tolerance with finish cuts

For future reference put the dial gauge on the tool post and see how much movement you get by pushing and pulling on it with your hands.
by clive
Thu Dec 24, 2015 6:15 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: How large of a part can safely be parted off.
Replies: 34
Views: 5217

Re: How large of a part can safely be parted off.

I have a Chinese made lathe that proved to be an absolute pig when trying to part off using the normal method. It would grab and snap the blade guaranteed. My solution was to mount the blade on center but upside down and run the lathe in reverse, I haven't had an issue since. Another way is to have ...
by clive
Sun Mar 15, 2015 3:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Analog vs digital micrometers
Replies: 17
Views: 2565

Re: Analog vs digital micrometers

Analog for me, there's less to go wrong.
by clive
Fri Mar 13, 2015 5:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: stripping galvanizing from parts
Replies: 8
Views: 1203

Re: stripping galvanizing from parts

From memory, always add acid to water, not the other way round.
by clive
Fri Jul 25, 2014 6:55 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Chinese bits bite seal killer
Replies: 25
Views: 2871

Re: Chinese bits bite seal killer

I bought a set of morse taper shank drills. They are Chinese made, no problem with the steel but every one of them had a crap grind, as I've used them I have just ground them to my specs and have had no problems, as an aside, they werent cheap, cant recall the price but I was surprised at the time.
by clive
Wed Jul 09, 2014 7:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Weird Metric Thread on Air Compressor Switch
Replies: 35
Views: 5443

Re: Weird Metric Thread on Air Compressor Switch

Just because a part is made in China do not automatically assume it will be metric. I have a new Chinese lathe and the thread on the back of the spindle is Whitworth. I was told by the company I bought it from that this is common, in the early days they copied various countries lathes and thats what...
by clive
Fri Feb 21, 2014 11:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hello, new here. Need help -Angle grinder RPMs and cutting
Replies: 16
Views: 1788

Re: Hello, new here. Need help -Angle grinder RPMs and cutt

I gotta put in a plug for Hitachi, I was grinding on a ladder (yes I know) and the damn thing started slipping and the grinder was in permanent mode so I threw it in the opposite direction to where I was going, it bounced along the concrete ending up on its back and never missed a beat, still going ...
by clive
Tue Aug 13, 2013 3:15 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hoarding Scrap
Replies: 35
Views: 3700

Re: Hoarding Scrap

About 30 years ago I was in partnership with a Brother in law, our tractor shed was a good workshop for farm equip and I never chucked out any steel. Occasionally he would go crazy cleaning up the place and without fail something of ours or a neighbours would need a repair and I'd go to my stash of ...
by clive
Tue Aug 13, 2013 3:00 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Question for Harold
Replies: 17
Views: 2504

Re: Question for Harold

OK, I got a chance to get back to the lathe. I set the cut as close to the chuck as I could get to avoid material deflection which could cause grabbing. I locked up the compound slide with no overhang. Using a piece of 3/4 free machining steel I tried it 1st.@ 300 rpm by hand, went ok but the hand o...
by clive
Mon Aug 12, 2013 5:29 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Question for Harold
Replies: 17
Views: 2504

Re: Question for Harold

Sorry I missed that - I use flood coolant when parting and medium flow for most everything else. Clive It may pay to investigate your mix ratio. Even in grinding, where cooling is far more important than lubrication, there are circumstances where a richer mix pays benefits (centerless grinder, for ...
by clive
Mon Aug 12, 2013 1:44 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Question for Harold
Replies: 17
Views: 2504

Re: Question for Harold

Sorry I missed that - I use flood coolant when parting and medium flow for most everything else.
Clive