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by Magicniner
Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: socket wrench storage
Replies: 18
Views: 736

Re: socket wrench storage

I use the metal strips with clips, you can pick out the sets you want to take to a job, even when I'm close to my tool cab I still use a tool tray to carry the tools to the job to reduce to & fro from the box.
by Magicniner
Thu Dec 27, 2018 1:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is it?
Replies: 28
Views: 1299

Re: What is it?

It's a nice, in-focus shot of a calculator and the grain of a wood desk top with something out of focus standing by the calculator.
by Magicniner
Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tempering
Replies: 10
Views: 850

Re: Tempering

tornitore45 wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 12:06 pm
Thanks. The part, a square drive for sockets, is still file hard.
That sounds more like the temperature wasn't correct if that's not the hardness you wanted.
by Magicniner
Fri Dec 14, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tempering
Replies: 10
Views: 850

Re: Tempering

Should be fine unless the data sheet for the material states a maximum tempering time.
by Magicniner
Tue Dec 11, 2018 4:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: fractional hp motor wire repair
Replies: 14
Views: 1464

Re: fractional hp motor wire repair

This is good and very important because you can't find, well you can find old ones. Older ones are drying up. Modern motors are available in a wide range of configurations provided your budget isn't "Tuppence & a Balloon" and a competent machinist ought to be able to modify a motor for their own re...
by Magicniner
Mon Nov 26, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Let us discuss
Replies: 22
Views: 2247

Re: Let us discuss

It's neat but at the end of the day it would only interest me significantly if it ended up in an RC car or if it was made at a scale which would enable me to sit in and drive the car it's fitted to.
Engineering at less than 12" to the foot is simply Engineering with some ambition subtracted! :D
by Magicniner
Sun Nov 18, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: fractional hp motor wire repair
Replies: 14
Views: 1464

Re: fractional hp motor wire repair

Research temperatures and specifications?
I just buy good quality new motors, nearly everything I have is 3 phase with a VFD.
I do make good money with my shop time though, so it matters to me how much of it I spend on inconsequentials.
by Magicniner
Sun Nov 04, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: Mini V-8 Cam
Replies: 2
Views: 1563

Re: Mini V-8 Cam

The YouTube video is of Software Simulation :-(
by Magicniner
Sun Oct 21, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Choosing an end mill for the job
Replies: 7
Views: 1249

Re: Choosing an end mill for the job

For the same SFM, number of flutes and chip load an end mill 1/2 the diameter can turn twice as fast cutting twice as many chip per minute. It would seem it would be able co complete one pass in 1/2 the time. Given that you should be running the correct rpm for optimum use of the cutter with the wo...
by Magicniner
Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: rubberflex collets for model 50 chuck
Replies: 3
Views: 893

Re: rubberflex collets for model 50 chuck

I have a tapping chuck which uses rubberflex collets, I was able to find a couple to cover the range of the tapping chuck but I did find some which wouldn't even fit in it so there are definitely at least two sizes of chuck.
by Magicniner
Thu Oct 04, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: metric drill set explained?
Replies: 65
Views: 6534

Re: metric drill set explained?

BadDog wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 10:22 am
Several nominal metric size fasteners have 3, 4, or more pitches in fairly common use.
So you've never encountered 1/2" UNC, 1/2" UNF and 1/2" UNEF and variants in the same size? :D
You should get out more ;-)
by Magicniner
Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: metric drill set explained?
Replies: 65
Views: 6534

Re: metric drill set explained?

The problems are not with measurement systems, the shortcomings lie with the users who can't cope with basic maths or make stupid assumptions. The ship example above just shows that not everyone understands Cumulative Error :D I have to work with a mix of metric and imperial fasteners and I find bot...