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by germaneighter
Thu Dec 19, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: 10" Atlas Trouble Turning Unknown Steel
Replies: 11
Views: 2140

Re: 10" Atlas Trouble Turning Unknown Steel

Well, I said I was new to machining.....I had forgot to lock the bull gear pin into the pully cluster. I'm surprised I could even cut a couple thousandths. Tonight I'm making chips like crazy.
by germaneighter
Thu Dec 19, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: 10" Atlas Trouble Turning Unknown Steel
Replies: 11
Views: 2140

Re: 10" Atlas Trouble Turning Unknown Steel

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Thanks for the help and advice. Am I correct in thinking that the weight of the motor sets the motor belt tension on this machine?
by germaneighter
Sun Dec 15, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: 10" Atlas Trouble Turning Unknown Steel
Replies: 11
Views: 2140

10" Atlas Trouble Turning Unknown Steel

I'm very new to machining. I'm needing to reproduce a shock mount shaft that welds to a crossmember on an older Toyota 4WD. Diameters vary along the length of 108mm. The largest diameter is approx 22mm and the smallest is 12 x 1.75 threads. I have a piece of 1" diameter steel, used for horse shoes, ...
by germaneighter
Mon Dec 09, 2019 11:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drill Bit Storage for a Hoarder
Replies: 24
Views: 4980

Drill Bit Storage for a Hoarder

My drill bit storage is pathetic. I have an old US Army tool box tray that all my loose bits go into, along with various, (partially-filled) flip containers of various size. Most of the metal flip boxes come from garage/estate sales that were too cheap to pass-up but just add to my collection. And I...
by germaneighter
Wed Jun 26, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Rockwell Vertical Mill 21-100
Replies: 10
Views: 5944

Re: Rockwell Vertical Mill 21-100

I was using a 1/2" end mill to modify a hardened steal tool (making very small cuts but not very successfully) when the spindle bearing retainer came lose and started un-threading from the bottom of the quill. I stopped the machine and tightened the retainer but I don't know the cause and I can't fi...
by germaneighter
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Help With Milling Problem
Replies: 6
Views: 3209

Re: Help With Milling Problem

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by germaneighter
Thu Jun 20, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Help With Milling Problem
Replies: 6
Views: 3209

Re: Help With Milling Problem

Harold/Bill Here is a photo of the pieces I modified and what they looked like prior. Neither the mill or lathe was much help due to the hardness. I used your suggestion on grinding - I ground the length of the larger, female hex down on the bench grinder then chucked it in the lathe and used a die ...
by germaneighter
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Help With Milling Problem
Replies: 6
Views: 3209

Help With Milling Problem

I'm trying to modify a cheap import stud remover (designed to work like two jamb nuts) into a type of collet style stud remover. Part of the modification requires milling one piece down so it's not quite so long. It's about the size of a 3/4" socket and the metallurgy is very hard. My guess is that ...
by germaneighter
Tue Jun 04, 2019 11:10 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Glass Bead Blasting Old Mill Vice
Replies: 18
Views: 8929

Re: Glass Bead Blasting Old Mill Vice

I have to take it back. I just saw this one on ebay...
by germaneighter
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:49 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Glass Bead Blasting Old Mill Vice
Replies: 18
Views: 8929

Re: Glass Bead Blasting Old Mill Vice

spro - top jaws would be great!

I've noticed how this vise has been milled to allow easy access to the sliding jaw capscrews when the jaw is retracted. I have not seen that on any other Bridgeport vises.
by germaneighter
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Glass Bead Blasting Old Mill Vice
Replies: 18
Views: 8929

Re: Glass Bead Blasting Old Mill Vice

Before and after vise freshening. Dis-assembled everything. Bead blasted, blow off, blow out, repeat and repeat. Washed, dried, masked off machined surfaces. Acid etch primer then Dark Machine Gray. I would like it darker but used what I had on hand. Lubed and re-assembled. It's quite large for my R...
by germaneighter
Tue May 28, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Bare Metal Protection
Replies: 16
Views: 9010

Re: Bare Metal Protection

Thank! I was going to try Gibbs but I'll go get me some of your recommendation at lunch!