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by JimGlass
Thu Dec 03, 2020 9:23 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: many people gone
Replies: 2
Views: 1608

Re: many people gone

That's what I think. Wait till those cops, charged with murder, go to court in March.
by JimGlass
Thu Dec 03, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bluing Blackening Steel
Replies: 11
Views: 2887

Re: Bluing Blackening Steel

This is the oldest topic in the book. Tool Black is ok but reuslts are not always perfect. The place I retired from always allowed me to use their black oxide tank. Nothing works like the hot black oxide. After I retired I had to find my own process. I have a heat treat furnace to heating steel. Hea...
by JimGlass
Thu Dec 03, 2020 9:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Using paper to set gear clearance
Replies: 16
Views: 3035

Re: Using paper to set gear clearance

I use paper to set to gear clearance on my lathe when switching from SAE threads to metric threads. I just engage the gears by hand with the paper inbetween and thats your clearance. No need to make a science project out of it. Run the lathe and if the gears are quiet your good. Give them a shot of ...
by JimGlass
Thu Dec 03, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Jet Lathe
Replies: 10
Views: 2961

Re: Jet Lathe

I think I have the same JET lathe, geared head. I bought mine new 21 years ago and it has served me well and I expect it to contunue. I use it almost every day. I got lucky and found a used Sony DRO, It really compliments the lathe. Only trouble I had was the drive belts (2) went bad when the lathe ...
by JimGlass
Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The home shop machinist, health of the hobby
Replies: 128
Views: 52733

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: 2131

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: 52733

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: 6165

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: 3484

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: 11631

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: 1819

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...