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by TimTheGrim
Thu Dec 05, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: Civil war era firearms
Replies: 1
Views: 43

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: 126
Views: 30273

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: 4898

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: 126
Views: 30273

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: 126
Views: 30273

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: 4684

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: 4684

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: 4898

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: 1834

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...
by TimTheGrim
Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Offshore turret riser for Bridgeport
Replies: 12
Views: 4318

Re: Offshore turret riser for Bridgeport

Just throwing thus in as a point of reference... I used this one in the 4” model. https://www.wttool.com/index/page/category/category_id/16699/ My mill is a Birmingham built in 1996 with a Taiwan head and China base. Fit is perfect, tram is smooth. 100% satisfied. I worked in a shop that had a Birmi...
by TimTheGrim
Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: What Size Quick Change for Enco 13 x 40?
Replies: 25
Views: 10357

Re: What Size Quick Change for Enco 13 x 40?

I had a wedge type AXA on my old Rockwell 10x24. When I upgraded to my new ENCO 13x40, I kept the post and it has worked just fine. It’s an ENCO. I’m not gonna be doing any of the job shop hogging I used to do on LaBlond or Cincinnati set ups so the extra footprint and bulk of the BXA isn’t needed i...
by TimTheGrim
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Layout dye
Replies: 22
Views: 4331

Re: Layout dye

When I worked for ASCO back in ‘85, our Tool Room Foreman came back from a meeting and immediately confiscated all 23 bottles of blue Dykem from each bench. He then distributed new unopened bottles in their place. The explanation was that a component in the old ingredients was now banned and this wa...