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by tornitore45
Tue May 22, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Treatment to Toughen up MDF Table Top?
Replies: 16
Views: 300

Re: Treatment to Toughen up MDF Table Top?

Seal the MDF with Cyanoacrylate.
After taking out a second mortgage.
by tornitore45
Tue May 22, 2018 6:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Thin workholding suggestions
Replies: 7
Views: 190

Re: Thin workholding suggestions

Start with a piece larger than you need. Clamp it down flat on areas outside of the part footprint. Reduce the thickness without machining your clamps. Machine the inclined surface before contouring. When contouring leave thin webs every so often to keep the part from braking off. Cut the webs at th...
by tornitore45
Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Milling slots in 1045
Replies: 11
Views: 538

Re: Milling slots in 1045

The way I would do it is to drill 7/16 holes at 1/2" center to near depth or through. Then clean up with a 1/2" end mill.
2 reasons: my mill is not very rigid, I can resharpen drill bits but not end mills.
by tornitore45
Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Free spinning feed knobs
Replies: 15
Views: 1702

Re: Free spinning feed knobs

Personally I like the better feeling of control of a fixed handle on my machines. Most handles are rarely spun so fast to bother, and those that are are motorized on my mill (X and Z). Cranks that one spin fast or must put some muscle behind can certainly benefit
by tornitore45
Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Anyone else like to juggle between machines?
Replies: 22
Views: 1583

Re: Anyone else like to juggle between machines?

Planning your operations will be time well invested. I follow the same plan outlined by SteveM. A spreadsheet is great to calculate the dimension that are important to you when machining. Sometimes the drawing dimensions can be either unimportant, unpractical, not useful, referenced from the wrong ...
by tornitore45
Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Anyone else like to juggle between machines?
Replies: 22
Views: 1583

Re: Anyone else like to juggle between machines?

The first crash, and it will happen, will wipe out all the time saved.
Some tiny issue develops on machine No3, your mind become focused on the issue, machine No1 and No2 crash.
How many times I started a water hose into a container only to overflow it doing something else.
by tornitore45
Fri Apr 06, 2018 10:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Square jaws for round collets anyone attempt them?
Replies: 14
Views: 920

Re: Square jaws for round collets anyone attempt them?

Why buy something you can make for twice the cost?
Isn't that the Home Machinist's credo?
by tornitore45
Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Square jaws for round collets anyone attempt them?
Replies: 14
Views: 920

Re: Square jaws for round collets anyone attempt them?

Seems to me a huge complication for nothing.
I have used exactly Mgicniner approach and worked every time.
The only time a split bushing may be required is when the part sides number is incompatible with the collett slits and the part runs off center.
by tornitore45
Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do I use a shaper?
Replies: 14
Views: 1110

Re: How do I use a shaper?

Would that be that 'industrial machine pink' that we all admire so much?
In Italy we have a name for a wide range of reddish pink, it loosely translate as "Drunken's Upchuck" :lol:

But, of course Different strokes for different folks, what float your boat.
by tornitore45
Thu Apr 05, 2018 2:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do I use a shaper?
Replies: 14
Views: 1110

Re: How do I use a shaper?

As I have written here before, one of my big mistakes was acquiring a 16" Kelly Shaper. The only thing wrong I see with that shaper is the color. :lol: I like shapers, if only for sentimental reasons. We had one in shop 7th and 8th grade, and the teacher let me work on it doing some special project.
by tornitore45
Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Rodents like wiring.
Replies: 13
Views: 596

Rodents like wiring.

$300 to replace an injection wiring chewed up by some critter, that left a stash of acorns tumbling between the hood sheet metal every time I lift it. Warranty does not cover.

Do you now of any repellent for rodents. Trapping under the hood is not really practical.
by tornitore45
Sat Mar 31, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Something good about Harbor Freight
Replies: 38
Views: 1981

Re: Something good about Harbor Freight

Proud owner of 108 flashlights
That is just about the right number to overpower my wife "fetish" for flashlights.
She keep lifting them from the places I like to have them and stash them where I can never find them.