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by SteveM
Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: phosphor bronze or beryllium copper
Replies: 1
Views: 78

Re: phosphor bronze or beryllium copper

Here's a picture of the roll.
by SteveM
Sat Oct 19, 2019 5:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: phosphor bronze or beryllium copper
Replies: 1
Views: 78

phosphor bronze or beryllium copper

I have a roll 6" wide and several feet long of a copper alloy that is 0.005" thick. It is a shiny copper color and it has very good springing properties. You can bend it back and it snaps right back into place. I'll have a picture up later, but is there any definitive way to tell if this is phosphor...
by SteveM
Fri Oct 18, 2019 9:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Vise Squad
Replies: 23
Views: 1893

Re: Vise Squad

The swivel base on a bench vise is overrated. My dad's vise has none and it bolts at both the top of the base and at the front into the front edge of the workbench. I think that's a much sturdier mounting than any swivel. Many of the swivels failed because the locking part was a bar of metal that we...
by SteveM
Thu Oct 17, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mill & Lathe: Where to Put Them?
Replies: 33
Views: 909

Re: Mill & Lathe: Where to Put Them?

Fact is, turning with or without a center can yield taper. That's the result of the bed of a lathe twisting. Lathes are leveled to remove twist . They need not be level to operate. You could set your lathe at an angle, and it would operate perfectly well, assuming it had no twist. H Are you saying ...
by SteveM
Wed Oct 16, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Electrical wiring in the home shop.
Replies: 37
Views: 729

Re: Electrical wiring in the home shop.

I believe that when one is installing a new electrical feeder to a shop, one should install the largest wire that the existing system or you pocket book allows. The ditch may cost more than the wire, upgrading wire size may be pennies to the foot and once buried, you are not likely to dig it back u...
by SteveM
Tue Oct 15, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Driver machining order
Replies: 15
Views: 778

Re: Driver machining order

I made the attached "shoes" for my lathe before I had a chuck dedicated to soft jaws.

Image

Came in handy when I discovered how reamers can leave a taper is the tailstock is not perfectly aligned.

Steve
by SteveM
Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Driver machining order
Replies: 15
Views: 778

Re: Driver machining order

Take a look at the videos from our own trainman4602:

https://www.youtube.com/user/trainman46 ... el+turning

Steve
by SteveM
Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mill & Lathe: Where to Put Them?
Replies: 33
Views: 909

Re: Mill & Lathe: Where to Put Them?

I saw a clever idea on another forum. You make little paper cutouts representing your tools, and you arrange them on a scale drawing of your shop. It's a lot faster than trying to use CAD or something. I'm giving it a try. I have a piece of graph paper on which I drew the shop, and the machines, to...
by SteveM
Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: The ultimate 3-in-1 machine
Replies: 5
Views: 168

The ultimate 3-in-1 machine

Now THIS is a 3-in-1 that would interest me.
Dalton[1].jpg
Can't decide if it's a mill with a lathe bed stuck out the back, or a lathe with a milling machine stuck on the left.

Steve
by SteveM
Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BIG bed planer
Replies: 7
Views: 516

Re: BIG bed planer

tornitore45 wrote:
Thu Oct 10, 2019 4:08 pm
You could not resist and bought it, did you. Honey look the deal I got today. :D :D :D
I'm in the market for a planer, but more like a South Bend.

They said that they they made beds for machine tools on it.

Steve
by SteveM
Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: BIG bed planer
Replies: 7
Views: 516

BIG bed planer

This was at an auction last week for a machine shop where the owner retired and they had this bed planer.

The bed is 44" wide and 12 FEET long!
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They also had something called a "planer mill".

It was like a Bridgeport head on steroids mounted to a planer.
img.axd.jpg
Steve
by SteveM
Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Build Log
Topic: 3/4" Scale J1e
Replies: 237
Views: 51665

Re: 3/4" Scale J1e

JBodenmann wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:58 am
Mom always said I was born with a pencil in my hand...
From a medical perspective, that just sounds painful :-)

Steve