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by Magicniner
Sun Jun 10, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Self-ejecting chuck keys Y/N
Replies: 19
Views: 369

Re: Self-ejecting chuck keys Y/N

They're primarily a tool to protect manufacturers from the stupidity of the users of their products.

I have my chuck keys on swivels on tool balancers :D
by Magicniner
Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How to square a 1/8” plate on the mill?
Replies: 6
Views: 285

Re: How to square a 1/8” plate on the mill?

pete wrote:
Thu Jun 07, 2018 11:09 am
Few mills would be orthographicaly square to high limits and how well or accurately you want to do this would define the exact methods.
That means that milling small square parts just became a lot more complex ;-)
by Magicniner
Sun May 20, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Treatment to Toughen up MDF Table Top?
Replies: 16
Views: 729

Re: Treatment to Toughen up MDF Table Top?

Seal the MDF with Cyanoacrylate.

In a well ventilated area!
by Magicniner
Sun May 20, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Grinding wheel hole enlargement ?
Replies: 11
Views: 539

Re: Grinding wheel hole enlargement ?

So dressing the OD with a diamond will cause the wheel to explode as well? Of course not, but you can't argue with Elves (Elfin Safety), they also insist that tool racks behind lathes are dangerous, without understanding that the danger there is created by someone stupid enough to reach past rotati...
by Magicniner
Sun May 20, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scale weight
Replies: 10
Views: 595

Re: Scale weight

I didn't mention Coefficients as I'm aware that they are physical constants but frictional force between materials is affected by contact area as well as weight, I wondered if it scaled making scale weight adequate for scale traction in a scale engine, the answer is yes or no though, indicating you ...
by Magicniner
Sun May 20, 2018 6:57 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Atlas quick wheel
Replies: 16
Views: 813

Re: Atlas quick wheel

Nice one!
I really like that,
Regards,
Nick
by Magicniner
Sun May 20, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Scale weight
Replies: 10
Views: 595

Re: Scale weight

Do friction and traction scale down with size and weight?
Is weight greater than scale required for models to generate optimum traction?
by Magicniner
Sat May 12, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shaper forum??
Replies: 20
Views: 938

Re: Shaper forum??

I think, like my Shaper, the shaper forum may be up a dusty corner of the garage with some of it's internals stacked on the table ready for reassembly ;-)
by Magicniner
Wed May 09, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do I make this?
Replies: 16
Views: 922

Re: How do I make this?

Mr Ron wrote:
Wed May 09, 2018 11:02 am
Thanks! I didn't think about a corner radius bit. Way to go. On the other hand, that bit costs $91, so no go.
Router bits work well on Aluminium
by Magicniner
Tue May 08, 2018 2:25 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Electronic Leadscrews?
Replies: 19
Views: 1450

Re: Electronic Leadscrews?

John Hasler wrote:
Sat Mar 31, 2018 8:07 pm
I can't see it as most of the way to CNC, though.
You're buying and fitting steppers, drivers, PSU, shaft encoders and a controller................
by Magicniner
Tue May 08, 2018 2:23 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Electronic Leadscrews?
Replies: 19
Views: 1450

Re: Electronic Leadscrews?

Will's 2882 wrote:
Mon Apr 02, 2018 9:44 am
I sent a request about getting a unit that would cut in inches.
1" = 25.4mm
Armed with this revolutionary information, and possibly a calculator, you can cut imperial threads on a metric system which allows dimensions set in .001mm increments
by Magicniner
Sun May 06, 2018 3:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pinched rod ??
Replies: 7
Views: 584

Re: Pinched rod ??

That's begging for a bit of press tooling.