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by mcostello
Sun Jan 03, 2021 8:44 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 10-start left- and right-hand thread
Replies: 8
Views: 427

Re: 10-start left- and right-hand thread

I think it might be a patentable idea as it is a level winding/positional device that might take up less room.
by mcostello
Tue Dec 29, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Turning a soft materiel
Replies: 11
Views: 649

Re: Turning a soft materiel

As a follow up, He made $12 a month and $4 went back to the Company for rent. Another co-worker's dad loaded railroad coal cars and split $2 with a helper. The coal was piled up in the middle of the car and if it did not scrape the full length of the car on the way out they did not get paid for that...
by mcostello
Tue Dec 29, 2020 9:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Band Saw Blade Brazing
Replies: 13
Views: 5260

Re: Band Saw Blade Brazing

I knew a few Guys that were good at it, some sucked. I got laid off just as I was being taught and would like to make one for home use.
by mcostello
Tue Dec 29, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Turning a soft materiel
Replies: 11
Views: 649

Re: Turning a soft materiel

On the other hand My GF witnessed many abuses from coal Companies, work no pay, groceries confiscated because "not bought at the company store", people being killed because of money before people policies. Not excusing what it grew into. There was a need at the time.
by mcostello
Tue Dec 22, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: Assorted 5C collets
Replies: 13
Views: 2842

Re: Assorted 5C collets

PM sent.
by mcostello
Tue Dec 22, 2020 9:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Right angle indicator attachments
Replies: 15
Views: 1220

Re: Right angle indicator attachments

How much sag would You expect using a 1" test bar?
by mcostello
Sat Dec 19, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Threading with compound
Replies: 24
Views: 1277

Re: Threading with compound

Did that once around 1995 on a very expensive part and have never forgotten it.
by mcostello
Sat Dec 05, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: lathes and mills cannot be level on ships?
Replies: 41
Views: 3727

Re: lathes and mills cannot be level on ships?

Any one remember the Korean War story about the ship lured into a small harbor and ambushed and had to back out at appx 1 1/2 MPH. They called in one of the battle ships to knock out the artillery that was behind a hill. I worked with a Guy who was a machinist on that boat. He told Me about turning ...
by mcostello
Fri Nov 20, 2020 9:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Phenolic for brake disc?
Replies: 5
Views: 1956

Re: Phenolic for brake disc?

Talk to a brake shop.
by mcostello
Sat Oct 31, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why would industry use undersized taps?
Replies: 33
Views: 7061

Re: Why would industry use undersized taps?

If I knew people here did not know that I would have posted it years ago. :)
by mcostello
Fri Oct 30, 2020 8:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why would industry use undersized taps?
Replies: 33
Views: 7061

Re: Why would industry use undersized taps?

You can also grind off all but one tooth and have an internal threading tool for the next smaller size.
by mcostello
Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Way oil
Replies: 12
Views: 3769

Re: Way oil

I use it on My steady rest when I use brass pads.