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by SteveM
Mon Jun 24, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Threading
Replies: 13
Views: 202

Re: Threading

I inherited a hammer with two wooden faces pressed into a cast-iron body. It was in poor condition (both faces worn down below the iron, cracked handle, chipped casting). I machined it a bit, poured lead into one face (no need for a seperate mold), pressed a piece of poplar into the other, and made...
by SteveM
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Just Getting Started
Replies: 6
Views: 171

Re: Just Getting Started

If you are just getting started, take John's recommendation and find a copy of South Bend's "How to run a lathe". You can find older version online for free. The basics are the same from the first version to the last. As to youtube, for a beginner, I would go with mrpete222 thatlazymachinist Both of...
by SteveM
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:13 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Threading
Replies: 13
Views: 202

Re: Threading

Reverse threading works only if your chuck is tight and your spindle reverses and your tooling can reach. AND of you don't have a threaded chuck! My non-damaging hammer has one lead face and one wooden face (and a wood handle). Can't beat it. Yes, but you can beat other things with it. I hadn't tho...
by SteveM
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is this for?
Replies: 4
Views: 386

Re: What is this for?

johnfreese wrote:
Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:29 pm
The bracket on the overarm probably held the pipe for coolant or cutting oil.
That seem plausible.

Steve
by SteveM
Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Newbie - Buying first metal lathe
Replies: 65
Views: 1824

Re: Newbie - Buying first metal lathe

A friend mounted a trailer hitch receiver under his bench and he has several tools with a square bar mounted to it so that he just plugs it into the bench.

As Russ said, you would want to have a method for tightening it up.

Steve
by SteveM
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Newbie - Buying first metal lathe
Replies: 65
Views: 1824

Re: Newbie - Buying first metal lathe

It was quite high, so you could stand erect to grind. I'm redesigning my shop and I'm going to have a spot on the end of a bench for grinders. Each grinder will be on a plywood base that will lock onto the bench, so that I can have different grinders for different purposes and not have to constantl...
by SteveM
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Fed up With Crummy Rotary Tools
Replies: 18
Views: 529

Re: Fed up With Crummy Rotary Tools

I have an old craftsman that is similar in configuration to a dumore. It's pretty heavy, but it works well. It came with a bracket for mounting to the lathe, so I use it for internal grinding and grinding chuck jaws. Slightly off topic, but the best thing I ever did for my dremel was to get a 3-jaw ...
by SteveM
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: QC toolpost for Atlas 618
Replies: 18
Views: 672

Re: QC toolpost for Atlas 618

Would a 2-1/2" 4-way toolpost work for this lathe or would that be too big?

Steve
by SteveM
Tue Jun 18, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Drill press recommendations?
Replies: 9
Views: 403

Re: Drill press recommendations?

If you find one that uses two belts and has a pulley system on top of the column, consider that your lucky day.

That's a slow speed attachment and gives you several extra lower speeds for large diameter cutters / drills.

Steve
by SteveM
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What is this for?
Replies: 4
Views: 386

What is this for?

Picked up a bunch of Pratt & Whitney mill parts. It came with this bracket that appears to attach to the overarm. 20190608_102209.jpg It can clamp going up or to either side and the arm on the top in the picture can rotate 360 degrees and lock. The washer on it is dished, but I don't think it's a be...
by SteveM
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Newbie - Buying first metal lathe
Replies: 65
Views: 1824

Re: Newbie - Buying first metal lathe

pat1027 wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:55 pm
On the subject of tools and light machines, what are thoughts on tangential tool holders?
I don't think you'll find a better discussion than here:
https://www.gadgetbuilder.com/ToolHolders.html#Tangent

Steve
by SteveM
Thu Jun 13, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rem-grit bandsaw blades
Replies: 1
Views: 188

Rem-grit bandsaw blades

I just saw a Rem-grit bandsaw blade. I have a Rem-grit hacksaw blade, although I've never used it. Think it says you can cut glass and tile with it. I have a Rem-grit screwdriver - the embedded carbide particles make it east to get a slotted screw out. What would one use a Rem-grit bandsaw blade for...