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by JimGlass
Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The home shop machinist, health of the hobby
Replies: 128
Views: 41070

Re: The home shop machinist, health of the hobby

People seem to be absorbed with their I-phones these days and they have little time for anything else. Not uncommon for me to wakeup at 3:00AM with nothing to do besides surf the internet for an hour. It appears forums of all kinds have less and less activity. The past few years I have become more i...
by JimGlass
Thu Jul 18, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tour of the 747 assembly building
Replies: 2
Views: 1651

Re: Tour of the 747 assembly building

Got any pictures?
by JimGlass
Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The home shop machinist, health of the hobby
Replies: 128
Views: 41070

Re: The home shop machinist, health of the hobby

Would give anything to see my granddaughter work in my machine shop. She is 16 now
by JimGlass
Sun Dec 02, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: Gunsmithing
Topic: gun sights I made
Replies: 0
Views: 4030

gun sights I made

https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v30/jglass/fiber%20optic%20rear.jpg https://img.photobucket.com/albums/v30/jglass/fiber%20optic%20front.jpg The front sights can be purchased but I made my own since I had DayGlow rods on hand. Knowone makes a drop in dayglow sights for an AR-15 carry handle.
by JimGlass
Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Lathe Chuck Cleaning Frequency
Replies: 11
Views: 2569

Re: Lathe Chuck Cleaning Frequency

Metal chips find their way into the scroll anytime the chuck jaws have been opened up for a large diameter work piece. By this time the scroll is visible and vulnerable to chip entry. When the jaws no longer open or close freely, it is time to clean.
by JimGlass
Fri Jul 07, 2017 4:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A retrospective about ENCO
Replies: 48
Views: 8916

Re: A retrospective about ENCO

ENCO & MSC was a strange business arrangement where MSC was in competition with itself where identical items were always cheaper at ENCO. Anyone remember J & L Industrial? Another tool cataloge company MSC absorbed. Seems like MSC wants all the tool business for themselves. Yes, I miss ENCO. I would...
by JimGlass
Sat Apr 08, 2017 2:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mystery collet
Replies: 2
Views: 1359

Mystery collet

The collet at the bottom of the picture is the mystery collet. The collet at the top of the pic is a 3C http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v30/jglass/Mystery%20collet.jpg The 3C and the mystery collet seem to have the same thread, .639 dia x 26 TPI. The Body Diameter is .688, 2.422" OAL, large diamet...
by JimGlass
Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Guitar tuning keys base plate
Replies: 19
Views: 4330

Re: Guitar tuning keys base plate

I make parts for a guitar builder in Nashville. I have a couple of tuners in shop to fit up to the key heads I make for him. I was amazed at how cheap the tuners could be purchased for. My advise is spend your time doing things that can't be purchased so cheap. Don't work to loose money. Took me yea...
by JimGlass
Sun Mar 26, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Enco is gone??
Replies: 19
Views: 4159

Re: Enco is gone??

My shop almost ran on tooling from ENCO. I really miss them and I dislike MSC even though MSC owned ENCO. It
was a weird arrangement but it worked well for me. I'm still looking for a new tool vendor. Jim
by JimGlass
Sun Jan 01, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Inside electronic micrometers jaw type questions
Replies: 6
Views: 1587

Re: Inside electronic micrometers jaw type questions

This post has been pretty well covered but thought I would offer some opinions on inside micrometers. I bought a Mitutoyo electronic micrometer 6 years ago. I bought it for my old eyes and thought it may reduce measuring errors. Very nice tool but large, heavy and clumsy to use. Works great ID measu...
by JimGlass
Sat Jan 23, 2016 8:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Maybe this will help someone else.
Replies: 5
Views: 1755

Re: Maybe this will help someone else.

Nice sketch. Is that Solidworks?