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by LIALLEGHENY
Sat Dec 05, 2020 4:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Finally used my machines today!
Replies: 39
Views: 4033

Re: Finally used my machines today!

Harold, What you want is a MCLNR insert tool holder 1/2" shank. They are available, but not common. This holder uses CNMG 332, 331 inserts which is a 80 degree diamond, which gives you 4 cutting edges. ( MCLNR holders are probably the most commonly used holders in the 1" shank size) The next best be...
by LIALLEGHENY
Fri Dec 04, 2020 12:34 am
Forum: The Photo Album
Topic: Patio's projects
Replies: 513
Views: 183504

Re: Patio's projects

I have an almost identical shop made flycutter, 10" as well. It however has a 1-1/4" shank so it doesn't fit in a collet. I have to use a 1-1/4 arbor to hold it when being used on the Bridgeport but it works quite well even extended out further from the spindle. I bought a pair of insert type holder...
by LIALLEGHENY
Mon Nov 02, 2020 1:45 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Question about lathe levelling
Replies: 20
Views: 4824

Re: Question about lathe levelling

I can tell you from experience that the electronic levels on the market are no where near accurate enough to level a lathe correctly. I make a weldment for Thompson/ Danaher for the solar industry. The job requires that angles and flatness be held to extremely high accuracy. When the first pieces we...
by LIALLEGHENY
Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: To Farm Out to China or Not
Replies: 16
Views: 6024

Re: To Farm Out to China or Not

As an after thought I just did a quick Google and Amazon search of your products......being that you attached your website.... I did not find your products in the first pages of Google , which by the way you need to do something about....but when I did a quick search on Amazon I found listing after ...
by LIALLEGHENY
Sun Nov 01, 2020 8:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: To Farm Out to China or Not
Replies: 16
Views: 6024

Re: To Farm Out to China or Not

First of all your ad originally said you wanted to deal with someone who was local to you in CA. You lost a lot of possible shops by requesting that, yet now you are considering going to China????? I own a job shop here in NY.....and have heard my share of complaints from other shop owners, friends ...
by LIALLEGHENY
Wed Oct 28, 2020 1:49 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Sliding shafts on trucks
Replies: 20
Views: 4357

Re: Sliding shafts on trucks

Glenn,
This is a G16 power truck,
by LIALLEGHENY
Tue Oct 27, 2020 2:23 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Sliding shafts on trucks
Replies: 20
Views: 4357

Re: Sliding shafts on trucks

Glenn,

I don't believe those are G16 trucks, they are a homebuilt set, but it does give you an idea of what you can do.

Nyle
by LIALLEGHENY
Sat Oct 24, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Sliding shafts on trucks
Replies: 20
Views: 4357

Re: Sliding shafts on trucks

Glenn,

Check out surpluscenter.com for shafting, gear boxes, etc....all sorts of stuff that might help you with your trucks, and other projects.

Nyle
by LIALLEGHENY
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:21 am
Forum: All Things CAD and CAM
Topic: CAD CAM software
Replies: 10
Views: 9119

Re: CAD CAM software

It's very simple, have one computer running XP for your Rhino software, and your other computer running Win 10 for everything else. I have Mastercam V8.1 (2000 vintage) on an older machine running XP. You can get the older machines for next to nothing, or in my case it came from someones trash. It i...
by LIALLEGHENY
Fri May 08, 2020 3:19 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: ASR Major Corporate Sponsorship Announcement
Replies: 2
Views: 2439

Re: ASR Major Corporate Sponsorship Announcement

" All we ask is that you wear a mask when inside the roundhouse and are within 6' or less of other volunteers." Rob, so if there is no one else in the roundhouse or your 6'3" away from a volunteer you don't need a mask?? You need to change your wording/policy a little bit to protect everyone.....mas...
by LIALLEGHENY
Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:16 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Mill tooling
Replies: 48
Views: 20378

Re: Mill tooling

Gee how tight do you make the collet....it's much the same as tightening bolts, spark plugs or anything else...tighten it till the threads start to pull , then back off a quarter turn.... All kidding aside, I was told many years ago that 3/4" is the maximum diameter end mill recommended on a Bridgep...
by LIALLEGHENY
Thu Apr 30, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Looking for D1-2 chucks for a Pratt a d Whitney 1689
Replies: 9
Views: 3461

Re: Looking for D1-2 chucks for a Pratt a d Whitney 1689

Harold, when I first saw this post I thought the same thing, there is no D1-2 taper....but I too stand corrected. There is however something wrong with the chart attached above: http://qfguides.tripod.com/american_lathe_spindles_specific.htm The chart says the D1-3 taper "B" dia is 2.5", where it is...