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by chief
Thu Apr 11, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: machining should square
Replies: 14
Views: 456

Re: machining should square

Well, the smart folks here will most likely tell you I'm crazy, but if it were me...... If your lathe has enough swing, I would just mount the entire motor, cover the cooling holes with tape, and turn it in place. It would probably be best to run the lathe in reverse, with an upside down tool, so th...
by chief
Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Great service
Replies: 18
Views: 1879

Re: Great service

There's one more great thing with MCM for any of you who use CAD software. You can import parts from their online catalog directly into the software. I do it with Fusion 360, but I suspect they have the same arrangement with other software companies.
Terry
by chief
Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Milling machine vise/CNC vise
Replies: 3
Views: 1042

Re: Milling machine vise/CNC vise

As Glenn says, means different things to different companies.

In relation to the lack of ears on the CNC vises, they are generally milled square so the vise can be laid on it's side for clamping odd stock.

Terry
by chief
Fri May 11, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shaper forum??
Replies: 20
Views: 2653

Re: Shaper forum??

There used to be a shaper fourm on yahoo, but I don't know if it still exists, I don't visit yahoo much any more, but I'm sure you could search for it there.

Terry
by chief
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:24 pm
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: Tormach owners
Replies: 28
Views: 14020

Re: Tormach owners

The mill looks great, you should have a lot of fun with it.

Terry
by chief
Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: Tormach owners
Replies: 28
Views: 14020

Re: Tormach owners

John,
Yes the Y motor does stick out, actually, about 8 inches, from the stand. So you do need to leave it proud of the wall a bit, but not totally a bad thing, there is a panel on the back for access to some plugs and such, so having it away from the wall helps to get into that.

Terry
by chief
Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:19 pm
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: Tormach owners
Replies: 28
Views: 14020

Re: Tormach owners

Hi John, If by standard splash walls, you mean what Tormach calls the "deluxe stand", then yes, it can go against the wall. The power switch and a couple of aux plugs are on that end, but they are 8 or 9 inches inside the stand. There is a small sheet metal panel covered opening in the stand on that...
by chief
Wed Jul 19, 2017 9:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Saving the hole.
Replies: 14
Views: 2351

Re: Saving the hole.

+1 on the hole saw. It has the added advantage of not having the loose puck in the hole causing problems when it comes free from the plate. Also using a mill with a secure setup means you can do it without the pilot drill on the hole saw, if you prefer not having a hole in the puck.

Terry
by chief
Mon Jun 12, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Denver Tool and Cutter Grinder
Replies: 0
Views: 918

Denver Tool and Cutter Grinder

Hi all, just acquired a new toy, mainly just because it was too good a deal to pass up. It's a Denver model 2AA, but so far google isn't turning up anything for this model. Hoping someone is familiar with it, and could maybe point me to some info. Came with a weldon relief grinder which shows on eBa...
by chief
Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Today's Craigslist Creampuff
Replies: 13
Views: 2327

Re: Today's Craigslist Creampuff

If it's like the stuff in the Navy surplus yards that I have been around, it was left outside for a few years, and was of course, that lovely red color all over. They just sprayed everything instead of cleaning up the rust.

Terry
by chief
Sun Mar 26, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Home Shop CNC
Topic: Chess Pieces
Replies: 8
Views: 3653

Re: Chess Pieces

Hi Dave, Nice work on the chess pieces! The knights are the hardest to draw in CAD, and at this point you might want to just work through it to know you did them all, but if you check out https://grabcad.com/library there are a fair number of chess pieces that you can download drawing of for free. Y...
by chief
Sat Jan 07, 2017 4:38 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Threading copper rod
Replies: 22
Views: 3952

Re: Threading copper rod

Just wanted to update everyone on the copper turning. Things went fine, we used carbide tooling with fairly light cuts, about 25 thou for the OD turning and about 15 for the threading. Just for grins, I made the first turning pass about 20 thou with no cutting fluid and about half way into a 2" pass...