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by Marty Feldman
Mon Jun 19, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Recommendations wanted for soldering/brazing beading
Replies: 7
Views: 2013

Recommendations wanted for soldering/brazing beading

I want to either soft solder or silver braze several lengths of halfround brass beading, 3/16 dia (3/32 height) onto the flat horizontal rim of a bronze cistern, the rim also being 3/16 wide. Would appreciate detailed suggestions as to how to do this, the more detailed the better. My inclination is ...
by Marty Feldman
Mon May 29, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: You guys ever look at the Ebay sales sub forum?
Replies: 3
Views: 1192

Re: You guys ever look at the Ebay sales sub forum?

My personal answer to the original question: no.
-Marty-
by Marty Feldman
Tue May 23, 2017 10:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 4-jaw for rotary table
Replies: 5
Views: 1295

4-jaw for rotary table

RoTabChuck_a.JPG RoTabChuck_b.JPG RoTabChuck_c.JPG Picked up, for under a hundred, a nice Bison 4-jaw, minus backing plate, for mounting on my rotary table. The only mounting modification needed is extending the length of each of the 4 t-slots in the top of the RT table by about 1/4" to allow the 4...
by Marty Feldman
Mon May 22, 2017 2:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Combination Drills (center dills)
Replies: 18
Views: 3219

terminology

It is useful to distinguish between "combination drills (center drills)" and center drills, at least for us fussy guys. A center drill, as I would personally prefer to use the term, is used for locating the axial starter point for subsequent drilling operations. It's the use which most of us have in...
by Marty Feldman
Sat May 06, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PUCK LIGHTS!
Replies: 12
Views: 2691

Re: PUCK LIGHTS!

prlawwiii - I am sure that your LeeValley lights work well for you, but I would respectfully invoke, in my own individual case, the 10-foot pole rule. Magnetic gooseneck LED lights in my personal experience and observation are lame and cheap substitutes for the sort of lighting I want for serious ma...
by Marty Feldman
Sat Jan 28, 2017 10:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: more on toolpost wrenchery
Replies: 18
Views: 2899

Re: more on toolpost wrenchery

wlw-19958 wrote:
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That's one high-class tape measure, Webb. Did you make it?

-Marty-
by Marty Feldman
Thu Jan 26, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: more on toolpost wrenchery
Replies: 18
Views: 2899

more on toolpost wrenchery

Allied to the issue of lathe toolpost top-nut wrenches, dislcussed here a month or two back, are toolholder wrenches. My full array of toolholders, for an Aloris AXA, are fitted with height adjusting clamp nuts of 3 different A/F hex sizes (2 are imperial sizes, 1 metric). I welded together the appr...
by Marty Feldman
Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Free inserts (sorf of)
Replies: 3
Views: 1113

Re: Free inserts (sorf of)

Good tool, with rugged geometry for hogging down diameters in big bites.

-Marty-
by Marty Feldman
Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best way to turn a 1/2" radius in a corner
Replies: 8
Views: 1839

Re: Best way to turn a 1/2" radius in a corner

Have you looked at round insert tooling? eBay lists very many round carbide cutters. The holders can get expensive, and you will want a lathe that has both the guts & rpm, but it's one potential alternative to the grind-your-own approach.

-Marty-
by Marty Feldman
Mon Oct 03, 2016 10:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dome head hex bolts/capscrews
Replies: 13
Views: 2359

Re: Dome head hex bolts/capscrews

"They call them Acorn style I believe." In fastenings, the term "acorn" is almost invariably used with nuts, not bolts. In that application, there are widely varying dimensional ratios, with some being low-crown designs and others having elongated, pulled-out crowns. The height of the crown, or dome...
by Marty Feldman
Sun May 08, 2016 2:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My 1st micrometer: do I need a ratchet?
Replies: 12
Views: 1814

Re: My 1st micrometer: do I need a ratchet?

... I also bought this old starrett inside caliper. I guess I could have just bought a dial caliper instead of both of these tools... All 3 tools can be used to make measurements, but each of them has its particular application. You will want them all. Properly set calipers, inside & outside, can b...