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by johnfreese
Sun Dec 09, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Steel Fasteners in Brass
Replies: 4
Views: 112

Re: Steel Fasteners in Brass

One exception: if it is in a wet environment you can xpect electrolysis and atmospheric corrosion of the steel.
by johnfreese
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: all-thread studs for clamping
Replies: 18
Views: 1298

Re: all-thread studs for clamping

I made up a bunch of clamping studs using high strength threaded rods from Fastenal. Unfortunately Fastenal now only sells business to business. I could have bought the material from McMaster but didn't want to pay shipping and wait 2 days.
by johnfreese
Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: tooling plate
Replies: 8
Views: 1184

Re: tooling plate

I have a 15" square tooling plate that came off a cross-slide rotary table. All the holes are plugged with 3/8" setscrews.
by johnfreese
Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: rubberflex collets for model 50 chuck
Replies: 3
Views: 609

Re: rubberflex collets for model 50 chuck

Shars has rubberflex top collets. I wonder if they are compatible with Jacobs Rubberflex.
by johnfreese
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: FS or Trade Aloris Tool Post CXA
Replies: 4
Views: 819

Re: FS or Trade Aloris Tool Post CXA

What size toolpost do you have? Which holders? I have a BXA wedge toolpost and several holders I would consider trading.
by johnfreese
Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Layout dye
Replies: 22
Views: 1772

Re: Layout dye

I had Dykem in cans with the brush attached to the screw top. Eventually the dye builds up on the threads and makes it hard to open and close and does not seal tight so you can't shake the can. I have spray cans of Dykem that spray everything around the part I am working on. Sometimes the nozzles pl...
by johnfreese
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:00 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: FOR SALE-Rapid collet closer
Replies: 5
Views: 756

Re: FOR SALE-Rapid collet closer

Woud you please measure the large diameter of the taper?
by johnfreese
Mon Sep 24, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best way to remove material?
Replies: 22
Views: 2758

Re: Best way to remove material?

A scroll saw on 3/8 aluminum would be miserably slow.
by johnfreese
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Rant about Home Depot
Replies: 67
Views: 4881

Re: Rant about Home Depot

You guys should know better than to expect to find socket head screws at the big box stores. What little they carry is likely out od stock or misplaced by other customers and is grossly overpriced. You also have no idea whether or not they are "counterfeit" fasteners. I imagine Hillman buys fastener...
by johnfreese
Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Using 5C collets
Replies: 10
Views: 706

Re: Using 5C collets

ER collets have a wide gripping range. Not quite as wide as the Rubberflex. Neither ER or Rubberflex are good for really short work. The work needs to extend the full length of the collet. Rubberflex did provide rubber plugs to support the back end of the collet when holding short work. Conventional...
by johnfreese
Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buying fasteners
Replies: 24
Views: 2490

Re: Buying fasteners

I use MCM a lot.
For standard bolts in grades 5 & 8 I go to Farm & Fleet and buy them by the pound.
For SHCS I often go to Fastenal. They sell sigle item or standard package quantities. Never had a problem with their local store.