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by TimTheGrim
Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Needing a gear
Replies: 17
Views: 2284

Re: Needing a gear

Another possible option...

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by TimTheGrim
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Needing a gear
Replies: 17
Views: 2284

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: 19
Views: 2456

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: 1373

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: 3844

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: 9217

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: 3807

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...
by TimTheGrim
Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ralmike screwless vise
Replies: 4
Views: 1370

Re: ralmike screwless vise

Having worked in or run a dozen shops in NJ there was always something or other in the crib from Ralmikes Tool-a-Rama. Light years better than that periods ENCO offerings but not quite up there with Hermann Schmidt or Suburban. The dominance of MSC and easy access to some other local, cut rate outle...
by TimTheGrim
Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Dressing a diamond grinding wheel
Replies: 11
Views: 2526

Re: Dressing a diamond grinding wheel

We would carefully wrap the wheel in a single layer of Scotch Tape. Lightly roll the wheel on a flat plate to assure even adhesion. Use a dial indicator with a tip that had the ball end ground half flat over the tape. Once the wheel was as close to concentric as possible and tight on the adapter, we...
by TimTheGrim
Fri May 18, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Treatment to Toughen up MDF Table Top?
Replies: 16
Views: 4338

Re: Treatment to Toughen up MDF Table Top?

I use a 1/4” thick Masonite on top that I liberally coat with boiled linseed oil. That’s been my choice of replaceable workbench surfaces since the ‘70s. Cheap, durable and non glare.
Just be careful with any rags soaked in the linseed oil. They spontaneously combust.
by TimTheGrim
Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Threading without the end groove
Replies: 44
Views: 14829

Re: Threading without the end groove

Back when I worked at a technical ceramics company, we had to make threaded core pins for TIG nozzle molds. The end of the external thread on the mold pin was the lead of the internal nozzle thread. The molded part had to unscrew from the pin without damaging the still soft ceramic. It had to be a p...