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by tornitore45
Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Best Type of Axe for Busting Rotten Stump?
Replies: 32
Views: 358

Re: Best Type of Axe for Busting Rotten Stump?

A sawsall is a good tool to cut roots
by tornitore45
Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Best way to remove material?
Replies: 14
Views: 228

Re: Best way to remove material?

I can not read the dimension but this is the way I'll do it. If the plugs are worth saving instead of shredding into chips... Let's say a 3/8 drill is a reasonable compromise between too many holes ant to much metal removal. Advancing the dials an easy 0.400 each hole leaves 0.025. Possibly too narr...
by tornitore45
Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Overpowered motor
Replies: 7
Views: 269

Re: Overpowered motor

The machine size is given as 210 x 400 which is same size as an 8x16 As a point of reference I have a 9x20, the motor has a 1/2" shaft There is no way a belt or a ball bearing slip clutch can transfer enough torque to break a 10mm shaft, unless there was a defect or it was threaded with a 6mm screw....
by tornitore45
Fri Aug 10, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Overpowered motor
Replies: 7
Views: 269

Re: Overpowered motor

Reducing the drive pulley diameter give more torque to the lathe spindle but does not increase the torque on the motor shaft. Actually if the spindle load is the same the motor needs to put out a lower torque.
Change the motor if you like but do not blame the broken shaft on the pulley reduction.
by tornitore45
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: taiwanese lathe spindle
Replies: 28
Views: 4168

Re: taiwanese lathe spindle

Gina, since you declared to be a beginner it may not be offensive to tell you that the type of chuck pictured usually has two sets of swappable jaws and if you have the second set they may grip a 7" piece.

Telling such obvious thing to an expert would be offensive.
by tornitore45
Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Hand grinding tool bits
Replies: 11
Views: 667

Re: Hand grinding tool bits

John, good point. However I would not reach that point even when holding the bit with a "handle". Still have to lift, turn and look how the facet progress. If it gets to a blue color I will not dip it.
by tornitore45
Sun Jul 29, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buying fasteners
Replies: 21
Views: 682

Re: Buying fasteners

So I cut new ones from a chunk of SS rod, 12mm threads.
Wife buys one of those toilet seat 4" riser. Had to make special SS stud. I love my lathe!

That contraption, by the way, was replaced by ... I am ashamed to confess by a Sybarite luxury TOTO washlet.
by tornitore45
Sun Jul 29, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: The Junk Drawer
Topic: Splinters and Oily fingers
Replies: 9
Views: 407

Re: Splinters and Oily fingers

I bought Tweerman and it works if the splinter sticks out enough to grab.
Usually by the time it starts to bother they are buried.
Will try the razor with tight sphincters.
by tornitore45
Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: metric change gears [found]
Replies: 9
Views: 406

Re: metric change gears [found]

89/42 x 12 = 25.428... an approximation within 0.11% Good enough for a short thread and loose fit.
by tornitore45
Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Lathes
Topic: Hand grinding tool bits
Replies: 11
Views: 667

Re: Hand grinding tool bits

My way
Either I dip it in water often, when is uncomfortably hot to hold, in that case the shock is not likely to generate microcracks.
OR if I have a lot to grind I put the bit in a holder (I have one for each size) and grind away, counting on the fact that HSS will not anneal even at red heat.
by tornitore45
Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: Live Steam
Topic: Milk of Magnesia as Anti-Sieze?
Replies: 41
Views: 3201

Re: Milk of Magnesia as Anti-Sieze?

I also saw a reference to using it on SS fasteners on a still on a "Homebrew" website, but alas, my work computer forbid access to an website about alcohol! I was looking for "Essex", a renown wires and cables company, and the company internet policy reminded me that it was an inappropriate use of ...
by tornitore45
Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Buying fasteners
Replies: 21
Views: 682

Re: Buying fasteners

Not to beat a dead horse but my only 2 experiences with Fastenal never brought me back.
They do not like to do business with you and in case you did not get the message they repeat it with the pricing.
Same story for Grainger.