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by Russ Hanscom
Mon Oct 19, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 5x6 Bandsaw Blades
Replies: 15
Views: 486

Re: 5x6 Bandsaw Blades

Sometimes it is hard to stay with the three-teeth-in-contact recommendation. At those times I find it best to back off on the feed rate so the teeth in contact take a little less impact.
by Russ Hanscom
Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:30 am
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: 3" sine vise
Replies: 2
Views: 191

Re: 3" sine vise

I would like it. paypal? To what address?

Thanks,

Russ
by Russ Hanscom
Sun Oct 18, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 5x6 Bandsaw Blades
Replies: 15
Views: 486

Re: 5x6 Bandsaw Blades

I find the bimetal blades to be quite durable.

Starrett is good, as are Lenox and Irwin.
by Russ Hanscom
Sat Oct 17, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: opinion; old German milling machine
Replies: 33
Views: 1094

Re: opinion; old German milling machine

Such type of machine has a hollow base and is notoriously top heavy. I built a temporary base for mine out of heavy planks so I could expand the footprint and use rollers under it. If you have access to a pallet jack, those are really handy for moving that type of equipment.
by Russ Hanscom
Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bearing issue?
Replies: 22
Views: 681

Re: Bearing issue?

Remember Occam's Razor; the simplest solution is usually the correct one.
by Russ Hanscom
Sat Oct 17, 2020 8:55 am
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: opinion; old German milling machine
Replies: 33
Views: 1094

Re: opinion; old German milling machine

Go for it. I bought a Gorton mill in New York (I am in NM)on ebay with a ridiculously low bid - expected to get outbid. Took three days each way to travel. I took a pile of blocks, rollers, and rigging. It took most of a day to safely load; it was in a garage and had to be rolled out and up a ramp. ...
by Russ Hanscom
Sun Oct 04, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: REMOVING rivetts from NAME PLATES
Replies: 9
Views: 866

Re: REMOVING rivetts from NAME PLATES

I have used the drill-in-the-center approach with success, but all of the rivets I have encountered are quite hard - some took a carbide bit to get any results.
by Russ Hanscom
Sun Sep 27, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: NEWLY-ACQUIRED JET 1236PS
Replies: 97
Views: 10934

Re: NEWLY-ACQUIRED JET 1236PS

Add some adjusting screws and make a set-true type backing plate. All is not lost yet.
by Russ Hanscom
Sat Sep 19, 2020 4:09 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Rockwell milling machine-removing COLUMN
Replies: 9
Views: 677

Re: Rockwell milling machine-removing COLUMN

Ok, so you say the gib is wedged in. Possibly one of the problems. Any way you can get the lower gib screw back in and loosen the gib? Might be a start in the right direction. If the gib is wedged in, the knee is not going to move. Please post some pictures. I do not have one of these mills, but I h...
by Russ Hanscom
Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:36 pm
Forum: Buy, Sell, Trade, Wanted, Free!
Topic: WTB Nichols Mill Gear
Replies: 3
Views: 594

Re: WTB Nichols Mill Gear

Your chances of find a replacement gear are pretty slim. Having replaced an impossible to find gear in the past, may I suggest an approach. Determine the center distance of the gear set, and since you have one gear, you can determine the diameter, pitch, and tooth properties of the missing one. Chec...
by Russ Hanscom
Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:27 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Gorton pantograph help
Replies: 8
Views: 783

Re: Gorton pantograph help

not safe - all of the time!
by Russ Hanscom
Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:18 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Lathe table build
Replies: 29
Views: 1900

Re: Lathe table build

Nice, Lover the recycling history approach.

Sturdy enough that you can get a much heavier lathe if you desire!

I got tired of tripping over the anchors and leveling bolts so mine are on the inside surfaces of the legs.