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by tornitore45
Fri Jul 24, 2020 6:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Duburring Raw Stock
Replies: 14
Views: 727

Re: Duburring Raw Stock

After a few painful lessons, whenever I make a cut, I deburr both pieces; the one I am going to use and the one I put back on the rack - it really saves a lot of blood shed! Is a good practice I learned to do myself. Also every time a part change orientation in the mill vise need to be deburred to ...
by tornitore45
Mon Jul 06, 2020 8:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wheel Balancing wheights
Replies: 10
Views: 1042

Re: Wheel Balancing wheights

I did calculate the specific weight and is in line with being Zinc.
Now what is repurposed Zinc good for in a home shop? I think I can melt it.
by tornitore45
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Harold!
Replies: 31
Views: 2116

Re: Harold!

By the time I read this Harold has recovered, he is a tough old bird. Welcome back.
by tornitore45
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Precision Toolmaker's Vises
Replies: 6
Views: 734

Re: Precision Toolmaker's Vises

This are really small. I use mine when a small part needs a compound angle or need to be held with an attitude the regular vise does not favor. It can be useful for the right job but not too often.
by tornitore45
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wheel Balancing wheights
Replies: 10
Views: 1042

Re: Wheel Balancing wheights

Sure, but when I asked for their "toss away" at the tire store they said: "nowadays they are rarely lead". I grabbed a coffee can worth of them and found about half to be something else. The file roughly like aluminum, harder than lead and not gummy as lead.
by tornitore45
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Wheel Balancing wheights
Replies: 10
Views: 1042

Wheel Balancing wheights

What are they made of, these day that lead is banned?
by tornitore45
Sun Jun 21, 2020 11:59 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mystery Metal
Replies: 15
Views: 2239

Re: Mystery Metal

Continuing with sorting and classifying When I saw a few shiny pieces of round stock I thought "oh goodie some SS" then as I pick them up they felt way too light to be SS They shine like SS but do not have that yellowish tinge Density range from 4.72 to 4.9 average 4.77 by the "lab grade" kitchen sc...
by tornitore45
Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mystery Metal
Replies: 15
Views: 2239

Re: Mistery Metal

You haven't lived until you've witnessed a magnesium fire. When I was about 7 my brother and I went to the Luna Park. My brother tried the Photo-shooting where if you hit the bull's eye a photo is taken instantly. Looks cool staring right at the barrel. Believe it or not they still had Magnesium Fl...
by tornitore45
Fri Jun 19, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mystery Metal
Replies: 15
Views: 2239

Mystery Metal

Sorting through inherited junk i run into a chunk of very light metal The dark matte gray scale (Oxide ?) scratches to a shiny bright similar to Aluminum. The specific gravity determined with my "lab grade" kitchen scale turns out to be 1.77 I just looked up Magnesium, in pure form has density = 1.7...
by tornitore45
Sun Jun 07, 2020 6:35 am
Forum: 3-in-1 Metalworking Machines
Topic: Your 3 in 1 (Any Brand) will be as good as YOU make it.
Replies: 3
Views: 3086

Re: Your 3 in 1 (Any Brand) will be as good as YOU make it.

What my Chinese lathe and mill lack in power, rigidity and accuracy is offset by their intelligence and ability to learn because they have learned to turn out better and better parts since the the day I bought them. They still screw up occasionally but not as nearly as they were brand new.
by tornitore45
Sun May 24, 2020 3:49 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: 4 Jaw Scroll Chucks
Replies: 4
Views: 1203

Re: 4 Jaw Scroll Chucks

When I still was under that spell many of you know as "I can't live without that tool" I accumulated a 1/2 a dozen chucks plus an expensive Bison 5C collet chuck. After refining a technique to center stock in a 4 independent jaws chuck the larger 6" chuck stays on the spindle 99% of the time. The on...
by tornitore45
Wed May 20, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: Sometimes a man got to do what he got to do (Rotary Table)
Replies: 2
Views: 1020

Sometimes a man got to do what he got to do (Rotary Table)

IMG_0106.JPG IMG_0106.JPG A Mikey Mouse set up but is plenty rigid for drilling an tapping 5 #8 holes The Tractor rear wheels at 7.5" OD are taxing my machines to the limits, after that all parts fall inside the machine envelope. The RT is on 2" blocks + parallels laying flat to clear the RT base e...