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by tornitore45
Sun Feb 10, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: finding steel
Replies: 10
Views: 368

Re: finding steel

I found e-bay a good and competitive source. They offer short pieces rather than the 6 or 12 feet standard length and package for the most economic shipping which is included. Once on e-bay web, the best way to look for is search for Aluminum stock 6061 or 2024 or 4340 or something like the Metal + ...
by tornitore45
Tue Feb 05, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: chuck jaws
Replies: 21
Views: 751

Re: chuck jaws

Backplates are available in many popular treads but they cost almost as much as a chuck.
by tornitore45
Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:38 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: want a milling machine
Replies: 12
Views: 546

Re: want a milling machine

And truthfully, I'm just playing around, I don't even know what I'm going to do with it. I bought my machine for making models for hobby BUT Is funny how the access to a machine shop, all tooled up and ready for action creates a lot of home projects that suddenly one feels empowered to do and do it...
by tornitore45
Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:23 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: chuck jaws
Replies: 21
Views: 751

Re: chuck jaws

I haven't unscrolled a set of jaws in years.
I do not mind swapping jaws, but I do not relish swapping chucks.
I made chuck socket drivers to fit all my chucks. The drivers fit the 1/4" hex of my power screw driver.
Swapping or reversing jaws is a snap.
by tornitore45
Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:50 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: chuck jaws
Replies: 21
Views: 751

Re: chuck jaws

You might try Small Tools in Euclid Oh. Last summer they had a skid load of Chinese 5" chucks with 2 pc jaws. I didn't get the price.
$185
by tornitore45
Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:35 pm
Forum: Milling Machines
Topic: want a milling machine
Replies: 12
Views: 546

Re: want a milling machine

Nice machine... until I saw where they put the Z axis wheel.
How on earth is one to make precision vertical movements cranking a dial next to ceiling while watching what happens at the end of the tool?
Just for that would be a no good for me.
by tornitore45
Sun Feb 03, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: chuck jaws
Replies: 21
Views: 751

Re: chuck jaws

Depending on what you do with your lathe you may consider If you only have one chuck is should be a 4 jaws independent If you rather have only one scroll chuck is better to swing for a two pieces jaws rather then reversible. It gives you the option of using soft jaws. On the other hand a plain scrol...
by tornitore45
Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How would you make these adjacent tapers on lathe
Replies: 7
Views: 459

Re: How would you make these adjacent tapers on lathe

but with the lantern style tool holder how do I know the angle of the tool? The angle of the taper is set by the compound slide orientation The angle of the tool is set by eye to be roughly perpendicular to the taper if possible an not foul other features of the part. Lantern tool holder has no spe...
by tornitore45
Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rotary Broach holder
Replies: 17
Views: 776

Re: Rotary Broach holder

O1 is what I have used. Hardened and tempered.
by tornitore45
Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rotary Broach holder
Replies: 17
Views: 776

Re: Rotary Broach holder

I made one with the shaft angled 2 degrees on a vertical plane but I wish I learned from Steve that by rotating the thinking 90 degree one cam achieve the inclination by rotating the tool post. Steve I don't see what the argument is about, is just geometry.
by tornitore45
Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Is Jet good quality
Replies: 14
Views: 804

Re: Is Jet good quality

ive got a grizzly minilathe too, gonna figure out how to mount it on the jet table. i'll send pictures.
A mini lathe mounted on a mill table? That is a new concept in machining.
by tornitore45
Fri Jan 18, 2019 5:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Amazing skill and talent -- blacksmithing
Replies: 14
Views: 1241

Re: Amazing skill and talent -- blacksmithing

I think is a paste of Boric Acid mixed with Alcohol. You noticed he set the covered part on fire to burn off the alcohol before placing it in the furnace.