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by SteveM
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: The Photo Album
Topic: Soft Jaws
Replies: 19
Views: 3117

Re: Soft Jaws

tornitore45 wrote:
Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:50 pm
So every time I need the function of soft jaws I make a split bushing.
That works for when you have a small part, but when you have a larger diameter you can use these:
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Steve
by SteveM
Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Return Spring For a 1/2 Ton Arbor Press
Replies: 5
Views: 263

Re: Return Spring For a 1/2 Ton Arbor Press

That pin is probably what engages the hook on the outside of the spring.

The shaft would have a slot cut across it into which the center of the spring would go.

Steve
by SteveM
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Golden Gate Live Steamers in Days Gone By !!
Replies: 8
Views: 1731

Re: Golden Gate Live Steamers in Days Gone By !!

Very cool. Thanks for posting those.

Steve
by SteveM
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: RR Coupler for Trailer hitch?
Replies: 8
Views: 533

Re: RR Coupler for Trailer hitch?

Kimball McGinley wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:13 pm
Thanks everyone! I just want an answer to my wife's "SeaRay" hitch cover... A bit spendy, maybe I can carve one from wood?
Carve one from wood, use it as a pattern, cast it in aluminum and sell a few.

Make them for both 2" and 1-1/4" receivers.

Steve
by SteveM
Mon Oct 08, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Morse taper end mills
Replies: 7
Views: 433

Re: Morse taper end mills

My Bridgeport M head is B&S7, so I'm always on the lookout for tooling. Most of what comes up on ebay is tanged end mills. Someone suggested that these for a jig bore, but that doesn't sound right to me. One of my end mill holders has a tang. I will use that with a shortened 1/2" straight shank for ...
by SteveM
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: CBN!
Replies: 12
Views: 664

Re: CBN!

Can you post a link to the wheel?

Steve
by SteveM
Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: Stones for cylinder hone?
Replies: 5
Views: 307

Re: Stones for cylinder hone?

spro wrote:
Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:19 am
This identity is ink stamped on the side of the stone but that goes away'.
These are brand new, but there are no markings on them. Seem that you would want to mark them.

Steve
by SteveM
Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: Stones for cylinder hone?
Replies: 5
Views: 307

Stones for cylinder hone?

I have a box of 31 of these stones in metal clips. Not sure what they are for.

The are 6" long and 1/2" square.

Can anyone ID them?

Does anyone need them?

Steve
by SteveM
Mon Oct 01, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ralmike screwless vise
Replies: 4
Views: 258

Re: ralmike screwless vise

thanks steve . why are there only 2 through holes in the fixed jaw ? The two holes in the fixed jaw that face the movable jaw are for removable jaws - they could either be hard jaws or softer steel or aluminum jaws shaped to hold a particular part. The hole on the side is for a stop - typically a s...
by SteveM
Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Smaller Wheels That Fit 6" Grinder Arbors?
Replies: 10
Views: 500

Re: Smaller Wheels That Fit 6" Grinder Arbors?

Grinding wheels and HSS
viewtopic.php?f=44&t=75985

A grinder for HSS toolbits
viewtopic.php?f=44&t=76065
by SteveM
Mon Oct 01, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ralmike screwless vise
Replies: 4
Views: 258

Re: ralmike screwless vise

Ralmike was a tool distribuor / maker that went out of business a number of years ago.

I hear good comments about their products.

You see their stuff on ebay periodically.

Steve
by SteveM
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Smaller Wheels That Fit 6" Grinder Arbors?
Replies: 10
Views: 500

Re: Smaller Wheels That Fit 6" Grinder Arbors?

I have a bunch of wheels for my surface grinder, which has a 1/2" arbor, so they were made at one time. Look for tool post grinder wheels. The downside is that your surface feet per minute is going to drop with the smaller wheel. A 6" grinder is going to have around 3200 rpm, which is not fast enoug...