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by TimTheGrim
Fri Mar 27, 2020 11:03 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Mill tooling
Replies: 15
Views: 341

Re: Mill tooling

I think I would invest in an R8 shank ER-25 Collet holder and a 16 collet set right off the bat. I’ve been running Bridgeport’s since I was 14 and not until 2 years ago did I realize just how convenient these little collets could be. With this set you will be able to hold inch as well as metric shan...
by TimTheGrim
Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Frustration...
Replies: 20
Views: 2055

Re: Frustration...

I used to be a Toolmaker at Melnor in the mid ‘80s. While there I was tasked with improving QC and reject reduction on the plastic hose nozzle line. I did a concept work up, built a fixture and installed and tuned it. Rejects dropped from 4500/month to 80. My foreman made my life so miserable, I lef...
by TimTheGrim
Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: Civil war era firearms
Replies: 2
Views: 1071

Re: Civil war era firearms

I’ve bought stuff from this seller and been satisfied...

https://www.ebay.com/sch/wdshpbiz/m.htm ... pg=&_from=
by TimTheGrim
Wed Nov 06, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The home shop machinist, health of the hobby
Replies: 128
Views: 40603

Re: The home shop machinist, health of the hobby

Well, after two grueling final shifts, I’m retired. My land line will now be retired as well. That was my call in contact number from work and is no longer needed. I’ll only have my iPhone now for a leash and reference tool. I have the Kindle app and iBooks app that can store PDFs. That makes storin...
by TimTheGrim
Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: QC toolpost for Atlas 618
Replies: 21
Views: 7482

Re: QC toolpost for Atlas 618

You’re welcome.

I’ve had good luck with the assortment of tooling I bought from Banggood. Shipping can be slow at times but I’ve never had any damage.

AliExpress is another source of Chinese stuff but takes a little more wading through to find the right deal.
by TimTheGrim
Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The home shop machinist, health of the hobby
Replies: 128
Views: 40603

Re: The home shop machinist, health of the hobby

Thanks Bill,

BTW, for those who bring kids into their shop...My nephew and granddaughter love these kid size goggles.

https://www.sciplus.com/childrens-sized ... es-46879-p
by TimTheGrim
Fri Oct 04, 2019 6:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The home shop machinist, health of the hobby
Replies: 128
Views: 40603

Re: The home shop machinist, health of the hobby

Thanks for that link RONALD. So, I get to retire on 11/5. No more climbing columns, blinding burner flanges on 135 degree furnace decks or turning big valves. With my “ electronic leash “, my wife and friends will be able to reach me out in the shop, where I hope to be as much as possible. Or, up in...
by TimTheGrim
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Needing a gear
Replies: 17
Views: 5760

Re: Needing a gear

Another possible option...

http://shop.sdp-si.com/catalog/product/ ... C29-Y24012

They take PayPal. I’ve purchased from them before and been happy.
by TimTheGrim
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Needing a gear
Replies: 17
Views: 5760

Re: Needing a gear

Look for steel “Pinion Wire”. Maybe somebody makes a size you could work with. Brass as a 2nd option.
by TimTheGrim
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:44 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: QC toolpost for Atlas 618
Replies: 21
Views: 7482

Re: QC toolpost for Atlas 618

by TimTheGrim
Tue Mar 19, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Need help using alumalloy. Never used it before.
Replies: 7
Views: 2232

Re: Need help using alumalloy. Never used it before.

You need to constantly brush with the SS wire brush. The exposed aluminum pieces oxidize immediately so while you have the molten puddle of rod material you scrub through it to get the bond while it’s shielded from the atmosphere. Once the rod has some purchase it sticks to itself pretty well and yo...