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by tornitore45
Thu Jul 02, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Harold!
Replies: 24
Views: 330

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: 5
Views: 115

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: 4
Views: 212

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: 4
Views: 212

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: 1015

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: 1015

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: 1015

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: 2817

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: 825

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: 694

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...
by tornitore45
Fri May 15, 2020 10:22 am
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Your favorite low investment/high payoff tools and gadgets
Replies: 41
Views: 4778

Re: Your favorite low investment/high payoff tools and gadgets

Here is the 3M technical web page about their family of deburring wheels:
Thanks Russ, will study the guide. Sounds I "need" one or two.
by tornitore45
Thu May 14, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Does Dykem go bad?
Replies: 6
Views: 1334

Re: Does Dykem go bad?

Same happen to me on a Dykem of nearly the same vintage.
There was a discussion on this topic.
They changed the formulation at some point, probably because it gave diarrhea if one drinks more than 1/2 a gallon.
The old stuff kept fine.