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by Magicniner
Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: 1st Post and ofc it's a "What the @%#&! is this" thread.
Replies: 10
Views: 355

Re: 1st Post and ofc it's a "What the @%#&! is this" thread.

It's rusty scrap until you make it do something useful!
by Magicniner
Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Preparing Machines for Moving
Replies: 27
Views: 946

Re: Preparing Machines for Moving

Professional machine movers are not cheap but know what they are doing, and are full insured.
Don't mess them about if they are professional and insured.
by Magicniner
Wed Jun 05, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: marking tools
Replies: 15
Views: 689

Re: marking tools

Machine small pockets into non-critical areas and use coloured epoxy to bond in RFID chips, then fit scanners with alarms to all exits :D Alternatively just inform everyone that unauthorised taking is theft and that they will be dismissed and/or prosecuted if found in unauthorised possession of anyt...
by Magicniner
Thu May 23, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: Ball Lead screw interchangeability
Replies: 1
Views: 427

Re: Ball Lead screw interchangeability

The only differences other than screw length might be mountings, which you can obviously machine ;-)
I use CBN inserts to machine hardened ball screws without the need to anneal.
by Magicniner
Sun May 19, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wavy washers
Replies: 7
Views: 628

Re: Wavy washers

Ask a Manufacturer.
by Magicniner
Mon May 06, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: All Things CAD and CAM
Topic: CAD conversation to G-Code
Replies: 9
Views: 996

Re: CAD conversation to G-Code

Depending upon part complexity it could be hand coded or you could use CAM.
For someone else to do it for you they would need details of the job material, tooling used, your machine and it's controller to ensure compatible code and the correct feeds & speeds.
by Magicniner
Sat May 04, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: titan machinery milling machine defect
Replies: 15
Views: 2005

Re: titan machinery milling machine defect

The clamping surfaces are ground to where they are unreliable. The clamping surfaces are NOT the ring around the bolt groove, this area has been relieved such that it does not become a clamping surface in order to allow the head to correctly pull down onto the large flat area of the Z axis slide.
by Magicniner
Sun Apr 28, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Soluble Coolant Oil
Replies: 22
Views: 1720

Re: Soluble Coolant Oil

Fogbuster!
by Magicniner
Sun Apr 28, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Soluble Coolant Oil
Replies: 22
Views: 1720

Re: Soluble Coolant Oil

There's a massive range, your best bet is to identify a local supplier who isn't tied to just one brand, give them details of your usage and seek their recommendation. I use Blaser Swisslube Synergy 735 for milling and turning and it's excellent, oil free, Ph neutral and low odour but it's not suita...
by Magicniner
Sun Apr 28, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: titan machinery milling machine defect
Replies: 15
Views: 2005

Re: titan machinery milling machine defect

This is a common defect, and I first came across this on a 12x40 belt drive lathe in 1980. It was the first new lathe I had ever owned and I was proud of it. After using it a while I found out the tailstock and headstock were both pointing up. The cross slide on the tailstock had been machined with...
by Magicniner
Tue Apr 23, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mounting an INVERTER
Replies: 12
Views: 1775

Re: Mounting an INVERTER

Check the manual but most motor frames run cooler than VFD heat sinks so you'd be unlikely to have an issue unless you're running the motor at 80%+ load permanently.
But you'll get two chumps a minute telling you you can or cannot based on absolutely no experience of running this king of kit! :D
by Magicniner
Tue Apr 23, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: titan machinery milling machine defect
Replies: 15
Views: 2005

Re: titan machinery milling machine defect

The clamping bolt here will pull that area of the head down against whatever surface is adjacent to the protractor won't it? Dave No, you are getting hung up on the the fastener and not looking at or considering it's function on contact area of the head with the column. Note the thickness of the he...