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by artk
Mon Oct 18, 2004 5:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: J-Head quick change???
Replies: 5
Views: 1094

Re: J-Head quick change???

I have a Bridgeport Series 1 with a 2J head. I use a power drawbar, essentially an air impact wrench dedicated to the R8 spindle. Another good feature is that it doesn't take away any vertical working space from your mill. At the press of a button I change tools in seconds. I love it! Regards, -Art K
by artk
Thu Aug 19, 2004 4:50 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: Electrical Danger ??
Replies: 5
Views: 1300

Re: Electrical Danger ??

Besides tripping over a cable behind you isn't a smart safety move either! [img]/ubb/images/graemlins/blush.gif"%20alt="[/img]

-Art K
by artk
Thu Aug 19, 2004 4:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Shafts and Steady Rests
Replies: 5
Views: 1391

Re: Shafts and Steady Rests

I don't know about that size of pipe diameter but they do make bull-nose centers for use with pipe and tubing. Just something to consider, but I think that would be my first choice for supporting pipe or tubing.

-Art K
by artk
Thu Aug 19, 2004 4:41 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: Electrical Danger ??
Replies: 5
Views: 1300

Re: Electrical Danger ??

It's very important to distinguish between DC and AC. I have the Lincoln 225 AC/DC and while the instruction manual mentions you should not become part of the circuit, the AC is particularly dangerous where there is moisture. I have seen some stupid welders playing practical jokes by shocking each o...
by artk
Thu Aug 19, 2004 4:35 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: How Hard is Titanium to Weld?
Replies: 9
Views: 2258

Re: How Hard is Titanium to Weld?

I don't remember anything about magic markers, but didn't Ben Rich in his book, "Skunk Works", mention that high concentrations of chlorine made the titanium skin brittle? I seem to recall that they stopped using city water to wash down the birds. I wonder if the magic marker thing was after the met...
by artk
Wed Aug 18, 2004 7:49 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: How Hard is Titanium to Weld?
Replies: 9
Views: 2258

Re: How Hard is Titanium to Weld?

I don't do TIG welding at all and don't consider myself a welder. However, the books I have studied show that Titanium requires a backing gas or inert atmosphere on both sides of the weld. Your TIG gun will provide that on the outside of the tubing, but you will need to rig up something to purge the...
by artk
Fri Jun 25, 2004 4:36 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: Water in the barrel
Replies: 5
Views: 2315

Re: Water in the barrel

I believe the only reason you can get by with the underwater trick on a Glock or any firearm is that it MUST be completely submerged. I have been told that way the pressure is equalized. I wouldn't take my Glock and just immerse the end of the barrel for instance. That should be a painful experience...
by artk
Thu Aug 14, 2003 2:50 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: Funny
Replies: 15
Views: 5116

Re: Sure, we are liberal* in here ...

Okay George, then leftists are liberals who are so open minded their brains have fallen out! [img]/ubb/images/graemlins/smile.gif"%20alt="[/img]

-Art K
by artk
Mon Aug 11, 2003 2:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Funny names for metal chips...
Replies: 17
Views: 3258

Re: Funny names for metal chips...

I am still trying to find an appropriate expression for steel slivers from the mill, other than OWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW...
That is! [img]/ubb/images/graemlins/smirk.gif"%20alt="[/img]
by artk
Thu Jul 31, 2003 1:22 pm
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: Douglas Barrels
Replies: 10
Views: 3881

Hand lapped barrel?

Somewhere during a bunch of reading about the making of barrels I remember some such warning about hand lapped barrels. The idea was that the hand lapping produced a slightly out of sized barrel at the ends of the lapped blank. So the idea was that you hand lap the blank before cutting to size. Woul...
by artk
Wed Jul 23, 2003 10:39 am
Forum: Welding
Topic: Why MIG for hobby?
Replies: 20
Views: 4309

Kids don't try this at home?

Franz, I have no doubt there are weldors out there that create dangerous welds and I understand your professional pride. Your tone, however, seemed to me that only professional certified weldors should be permitted to own or even touch a welding machine. If I follow your logic, then no one but certi...
by artk
Wed Jun 11, 2003 2:55 pm
Forum: Welding
Topic: Couple updates
Replies: 10
Views: 2098

Re: Couple updates

Marty, I am just trying to learn stick welding, but I was talking with my Dad last week. Dad was a master pipeline welder and he said he always used a number 8 shade lens. He said he had no problems with his eyes and that he could see the puddle so much better. I have since replaced my 4x5 lens from...