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by stephenc
Mon Mar 26, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Electronic Leadscrews?
Replies: 19
Views: 3466

Re: Electronic Leadscrews?

Way back when I first got my grizzly g0602 I remember reading somewhere about a fellow who had converted his to an electronic lead screw with some sort of tone ring On the spindle and a stepper motor on the lead screw . I tried to find it again but came up with nothing , my memory doesn't go so far ...
by stephenc
Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Engineers really know their stuff
Replies: 79
Views: 9259

Re: Engineers really know their stuff

In the late 90's I worked at a limestone quarry in n/w Pennsylvania . The job site had a relatively new to us very large dragline operating , the engineers made a few very bad choices with the machine that didn't end well . First bad choice was the decided to short ballast the machine by some 2500-3...
by stephenc
Thu Mar 15, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Slitting saw
Replies: 32
Views: 2403

Re: Slitting saw

I've tried making slits with the shaper. My little Logan 8. Is fairly rigid for a small shaper but if you make one false move that thin little tool breaks real easy .
by stephenc
Thu Mar 15, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: rings in work piece
Replies: 18
Views: 3017

Re: rings in work piece

When I got my lathe I knew absolutely nothing about machine tools . I didn't know a thing about cutting tools and I had zero budget left after buying the lathe . So I bought a box of the harbor frieght brazed carbide tools and a box of assorted hss blanks . In short order I had chipped broke or othe...
by stephenc
Tue Mar 13, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Slitting saw
Replies: 32
Views: 2403

Re: Slitting saw

Earlgo
Cut off wheel .... great idea , worked perfectly .
by stephenc
Sat Mar 10, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Slitting saw
Replies: 32
Views: 2403

Re: Slitting saw

You didn't get in the way spro. .. you understood what I was doing and the possible issues even with my less then clear explanation :)

Harold
You have a way of explaining things that makes it very easy to understand and I for one can't thank you enough for that .
by stephenc
Sat Mar 10, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Slitting saw
Replies: 32
Views: 2403

Re: Slitting saw

I think I am going to try a cut off wheel first .. it's simple , logical and cheap And if it doesn't work I'm only out of pocket a couple bucks . A semi local weld shop has 8 " .035 Norton wheels that will fit the arbor on my surface grinder for $9.50 If this doesn't work I'll go back with a slittin...
by stephenc
Sat Mar 10, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Slitting saw
Replies: 32
Views: 2403

Re: Slitting saw

I really like Harolds advice .. clear concise and super easy to understand. If I was a tenth as clear as he is on what I want to do life would be good . So knowing I was as clear as mud ... the reason for the lathe Chuck . I want the piece to be sticking straight up . It puts the work in proper rela...
by stephenc
Fri Mar 09, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Slitting saw
Replies: 32
Views: 2403

Re: Slitting saw

The slit will across the bar not lenght ways .. so 7/8 of an inch ;)

I had planned on making my own arbor

To hold the work my plan is to simply bolt a lathe Chuck to the table . The piece is fairly short
by stephenc
Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Slitting saw
Replies: 32
Views: 2403

Slitting saw

Someone school me on slitting saws . I need to cut a slit in some 7/8 dia 01 tool steel The slit can be anywhere from .030-075 wide and will be about .680 deep . Is this feasible with a slitting saw , and what should I be looking for as far as tooth count . And name brands . I won't say money is no ...
by stephenc
Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: I Hate Coyotes
Replies: 76
Views: 8965

Re: I Hate Coyotes

If you use bait or a call coyote tend to circle before coming in from down wind . They almost never come straight in so you have to take a guess where they are going to come in from and plan ahead . A live tame rabbit along with a call works good ... gives them some thing to smell . And as a plus .....
by stephenc
Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: I Hate Coyotes
Replies: 76
Views: 8965

Re: I Hate Coyotes

Live bait and traps . Don't expect good results any way you try be it hunting or trapping . Living in Florida without winter weather to put pressure on a coyote and make it hungry . They are smart and wary ... calling for coyote takes patience and some basic knowledge of habits and behavior . You ar...