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by epanzella
Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: Annoying Movie Welding
Replies: 44
Views: 10658

Re: Annoying Movie Welding

Anybody see "ALIENS"? They're making 6 ft vertical welds on some sort of space ship alloy using a cordless welder about the size of battery operated drill.
by epanzella
Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: plugging a barrel for bluing ....
Replies: 38
Views: 13884

Re: plugging a barrel for bluing ....

Thanks!
by epanzella
Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:20 am
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: plugging a barrel for bluing ....
Replies: 38
Views: 13884

Re: plugging a barrel for bluing ....

I'm trying to PM earlgo but the messages won't show up in my "SENT" list. I was browsing around in the PRIVATE MESSAGE section and found 2 of the PM's I sent in the "OUTBOX". What's the difference between "SENT" and "OUTBOX"?
by epanzella
Sun Mar 03, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shaft removal
Replies: 14
Views: 1960

Re: Shaft removal

There's no plate or access hole on the bottom? Usually you press bearing on or take them off by applying force to the inner race only so that there is no force on the bearing. The way this is described tapping the shaft in or using a sliding hammer to pull it out will apply the force to the inner ra...
by epanzella
Sun Mar 03, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: "Mounting a square piece between centers
Replies: 18
Views: 2375

Re: "Mounting a square piece between centers

I would center drill both ends of the shaft then dial it into to 4 jaw with 3" projecting out and the far end in a live center. Turn down what's exposed to 1/4" then project more out of the 4 jaw with the other end in the live center and turn again until you get where you're going.
by epanzella
Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: plugging a barrel for bluing ....
Replies: 38
Views: 13884

Re: plugging a barrel for bluing ....

earlgo - I didn't get any PM from you
by epanzella
Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: plugging a barrel for bluing ....
Replies: 38
Views: 13884

Re: plugging a barrel for bluing ....

epanzella, I may get in touch with you if you don't mind. I am re-learning to rust blue for a friend who has an old Marlin and doesn't want it "DuLited" ie commercial black. gunner312, if you are still around, I'd like to thank you on recommending the John Traister's book, "Professional Care and Fi...
by epanzella
Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Welding
Topic: Annoying Movie Welding
Replies: 44
Views: 10658

Re: Annoying Movie Welding

Hey, I saw a sniper curve a bullet around a building by swinging the muzzle and hitting someone a mile away. That's Hollywood!
by epanzella
Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: plugging a barrel for bluing ....
Replies: 38
Views: 13884

Re: plugging a barrel for bluing ....

I use only rust bluing. Plug the ends with dowels, coat the barrel with solution, let rust for 2 hours, boil in distilled water, card off. Repeat as necessary. I always do it 4 times but the 4th time is usually unnecessary as it gets fully dark after 3. I just like insurance. Change the water after ...
by epanzella
Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Need a way to turn a 30 tpi screw.
Replies: 93
Views: 23081

Re: Need a way to turn a 30 tpi screw.

SteveM wrote:
Mon Mar 05, 2018 12:37 pm
Do you have 60tpi on the gearbox and can you change some gears to cut the leadscrew speed in half?

Steve
To turn 60tpi into 30 tpi you have to double the speed of the leadscrew.
by epanzella
Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Lathe setup question(s)
Replies: 24
Views: 7154

Re: Lathe setup question(s)

First you have to check the alignment of the headstock to the bed independent of the tailstock. This can be done with a ground rod in a collet or a test bar. I use an MT5 test bar the plugs right into the spindle bore with no other attachments or parts to degrade accuracy. Best $100.oo I ever spent....
by epanzella
Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why 27 TPI?
Replies: 12
Views: 2817

Re: Why 27 TPI?

With the right change gears you can do 27TPI on just about any lath. On my Grizzly 18TPI calls for a 40T gear mating with a 40T gear. If I leave the QCGB set at 18TPI and change one of the gears to 60T(40T to 60T) I get 27TPI. 18 divided by (40/40) = 18. 18 divided by (40/60) = 27.